Tue, June 02, 2020

Renovation Fund

To renovate the tower
total cost £450,000


Welcome to the St Aloysius’ Church website. This city-centre Jesuit Catholic Church serves the Catholics in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and beyond.
The gracious gift of almighty God in the sending of his Son, what St Augustine called the Sacrament of the Incarnation, and the continuing work of the Holy Spirit in penetrating the depths of God’s love, a light that the darkness cannot overcome, leads us here to pray to the saints and worship Christ with the love of God which has been poured into our hearts.
We seek to deepen the life of all who come here with our emphasis on the vital importance of the spiritual life, outlined in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. The care of souls, through the sacraments, preaching and works of mercy, gives St Aloysius a unique Jesuit and catholic flavour which makes the church a haven of solace and peace in the midst of the city.
Please do browse through these pages and learn about our way of proceeding and, if you can, come and see the wonder and beauty of this church built one hundred years ago to the greater glory of God. May almighty God bless you, keep you from all evil and call you into his wonderful light.

Click here for details on the Pentecost Prayer Vigil

Click here for details on the UK National Rosary Rally Pentecost Sunday


Jesuits mourn the death of their former Superior General

The General Curia of the Jesuits in Rome announced today that the former Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, has passed away today, 20 May 2020, in Tokyo, Japan. The Jesuits in Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region, his family and compatriots in Spain, as well as his many friends around the world, deeply regret his loss.
Message of Fr. Arturo Sosa
Fr. Arturo Sosa, the present Superior General, expressed his sorrow and condolences on this occasion. He added:
"Fr. Nicolas gave of himself throughout his life. It was a life marked by intense service, serene availability and a profound ability to live inculturation in Japan, where he went as a young Jesuit. It was a culture that he loved very much and in which he invested himself. The period of his Generalate was marked by his sense of humour, courage, humility and his close relationship with Pope Francis. Due to current travel restrictions, I am unable to travel to Japan for the funeral, but I assure all his many friends there of my closeness, compassion and condolences."
"All those who worked with Father Nicolás at the General Curia greatly appreciated his presence during his term as General. He will be greatly missed throughout the Society as a wise, humble and dedicated Jesuit, a man of grace and wisdom, simple, unpretentious," Father Sosa also said.
Commemorative Mass
The funeral of Father Adolfo Nicolás will take place in Tokyo on Saturday, 23 May at 5 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church. The celebration will be broadcast live, in English, on the internet.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated in Rome in the Church of the Gesù at a date to be determined. It will be available live on our YouTube channel.


The May edition of the Archdiocesan newspaper FLOURISH is now out.  The new edition has features on how parishes are using the internet to reach out to parishioners. There’s a special focus on vocations for the Archdiocese following the success of the recent BBC TV documentary Priest School. Don’t miss the the new Urbi et Orbi column by Vaticanista John L Allen and there is a special feature on art, poetry and prayers to Our Lady to mark the month of May.  Check it out here:


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The global headquarters of The Society of Jesus, the General Curia  in Rome , has been receiving a huge number of wonderful Jesuit initiatives regarding the COVID-19 crisis.
The leader of the Society, Father Arturo Sosa SJ, has asked that a new website be launched to bring these initiatives together in one place, as well as to promote them in multiple languages so that people across the globe can access them more easily. 
Please take a look.

Please click here for useful resources and

latest information on our response to Coronavirus 19 

A Message from St Aloysius’ Church

Monday 20th April 2020
During the lockdown, some parishioners have been asking about the effect on the church finances.  The impact is that we are losing all of the contributions normally received via Mass collections, boxes in the church, donations and room hire.  As a suggestion, and if you are in the financial position to help, we would be very grateful to receive any donations through standing order, or cheque.  Some of you already donate weekly/monthly by standing order and we are very grateful to you.   If you would like to give regularly to the parish, the details are:
Bank:                  The Royal Bank of Scotland          Account Name:  St Aloysius Parish
Account Number: 00258381                                         Sort Code:         83 52 00
If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make the cheque out to
St Aloysius Parish
Thank you so much to all those who can do this.  We realise times are tough for a lot of people. 
Every penny will make a difference at this very difficult time – thank you so much for your support.
Keep safe,

United in prayer.

Fr Dermot Preston, SJ

Online Shopping

If you shop online you can help raise funds for our church. You simply log onto the website - and say that you wish to support St Aloysius, Garnethill.  You are then taken to the supplier’s website.  The cost of the product is the exact same to you, but the church receives a percentage of the value.  There are over 1,000 retailers including Argos, John Lewis, Amazon, Marks and Spencer and Next.  So why not do your Christmas shopping the easy way and raise money for St Aloysius Organ Fund at the same time? 

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