St Aloysius Glasgow leads BBC Palm Sunday Worship

This weekend St Aloysius Jesuit parish in Glasgow will play host to the BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship for Palm Sunday which airs at 8.10am.

The service will be accompanied by the St Aloysius College Schola Cantorem directed by Ann Archibald, with Hugh Reid on the organ. The preacher is parish priest Fr Dermot Preston SJ.  Scripture will be read by parishioners.

The city centre church is a regular in the BBC schedules.  In May last year the parish offered music and meditation on the Acts of the Apostles in the same slot, having had a scheduled Lenten Mass cancelled at the last minute because of heavy snow.

“Our contribution for Palm Sunday is not a Eucharist,” explained Fr Dermot. “The BBC focus on a number of Lenten themes which they asked us to weave in to the service, in particular to consider the plight of trafficked people and to make ourselves aware that they may be alongside us. The service will include the testimony of someone who intervened when she identified a victim of trafficking. This year we are following St Luke’s Passion narrative where the Christ rebukes the Pharisees for asking him to quieten his disciples.  It suggests we should speak out if we think we see injustice being perpetrated and not be swayed by how the “Pharisees” of our day would expect us to behave.”

And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to him: Teacher, rebuke your disciples. He answered, I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out. Luke 19:39

The service will be available via this link immediately after the broadcast.