St Alphonsus R.C. Church, Calton, Glasgow, Scotland


Welcome to the St Alphonsus Parish website, bringing you news and information from our parish and it's parishoners

This Week

33rd Sunday of the Year - 19 November 2017

Readings this Sunday:

1st Reading: Proverbs 31:10-13,19-20,30-31

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 127(128):1-5 - O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6

Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 - You have been faithful in small things: come and join in your master's happiness

For the full text of all of todays readings, please follow this link

Father Tom Welsh

Father Tom Welsh

It was of great sadness that we learned of the passing of our former Parish Priest, Father Tom Welsh sx. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Father Tom's family, friends and his Xaverian brothers.

Father Tom's Homecoming Celebration will be in Holy Family Church, Mossend on Friday 24th November at 11:30am.

Eternel rest, grant unto him O Lord.

Parish Bulletin

With the recent changes within the Deanery, a new parish bulletin entitled "Sunday Message" covering the Parishes or Saint Mary's and Saint Alphonsus' is now in place. A link to the SundayMessage will be added to this website in due course.

Times of Services

Regular services held at St Alphonsus :

4:30pm (Vigil), 10:00 am, 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm

Monday to Saturday - 12:00 noon

Mass - 12:30pm

(Except Wednesday - Perpetual Help Novena)

Monday – Saturday from 11:45-12:25

Novena to St Peregrine -Last Saturday of each month at 1:00 pm

Novena and Mass to St Pio of Pietrelcina - 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:00 pm

Eucharistic Adoration - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Click here for a list of all Services

Live Video Streaming

Live streaming of our celebrations and services are now live. This service commenced on Tuesday 26th August when the new system, in line with data protection requirements, was installed and made operational.

If you are not able to join us in person, please join us online by clicking on this link or the image immediately below

St Alphonsus Live Video Streaming

Our Patron Saint - St Alphonsus

St AlphonsusSaint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori (September 27, 1696 – August 1, 1787) was an Italian Catholic Bishop, spiritual writer, scholastic philosopher and theologian, and founder of the Redemptorists, an influential religious order. He was canonized in 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI and declared a Doctor of the Church

More information on St Alphonsus (from Wikipedia)

Our Clergy

Xaverian MissionariesSt Alphonsus Parish is in the care of the Xaverian Missionaries. Father Ian Bathgate as Parish Priest is ably assisted by Father Eugenio Montesi.

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Our Parishoners

As well as local Calton people, the parish is home to a wide diversity of people from around Glasgow and beyond. The Saturday evening vigil is an especially busy mass where shoppers from the city centre and the famous Barrowland market make their way to worship.

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Parish Notices

October Pilgrimage


The Canonization of the Conforti Xaverian founder took place on Sunday, 23rd October 2011. A pilgimage to Rome and Parma was organised and a photo diary can be found here.

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