Archbishop Tartaglia

On Thursday 3rd April (7pm), Archbishop Tartaglia celebrates the West End Deanery Station Mass at St Columba’s.  This is his first visit to our parish as Archbishop of Glasgow. Please click below to view the Mass booklet.  The choir is rehearsing at 5.30pm before Mass tomorrow.  Any singers who would like to join us would […]


At the launch of the Archdiocese of Glasgow’s Lentfest 2014 at St Andrew’s Cathedral this evening, James MacMillan offered the following reflection on faith and art: I have always been struck that Tradition has it that St Luke was an artist, specifically a painter. El Greco shows him with an illustrated book and paintbrush. In […]

evelyn stell

A guest post from Dr Evelyn Stell… My experience of the National Music Advisory Board: a personal view  I was a member of the National Music Advisory Board for several years, representing the Archdiocese of St Andrew and Edinburgh.  Latterly I sent delegates to the meetings instead of going myself.  I have now retired as […]

The next meeting of Scotland’s National Music Advisory Board will take place at St Leo’s, Glasgow on 1st February at 11am. What would you all like to see discussed at our national board meeting? How could Catholic music in Scotland be improved?  Please encourage everyone to submit ideas and get involved. Join in the Facebook […]

On 11th November 2013, Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci, the Emeritus Director of the Sistine Chapel Choir, died. His final interview offers a profound insight into the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council, and their ongoing implementation.  Full text reproduced below from the New Liturgical Movement blog. A Research Interview with Domenico Cardinal Bartolucci from June […]

LITURGY AND CHURCH MUSIC by Pope Benedict XVI Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger delivered this lecture in Italian at the VIII International Church Music Congress in Rome, November 17, 1985. It was printed Sacred Music 112 (1986, pp. 13-22), and also in A New Song for the Lord (NY: Crossroad, 1995) From the very beginning, liturgy and music have […]