Fr Dermot Preston SJ

Jesuits on BBC Radio 4Father Dermot Preston SJ of St Aloysius in Glasgow contributed to the Sunday Worship programme on BBC Radio 4 on the first Sunday of Lent. He explored the theme of Jesus’ Temptations, reflecting on the challenges to our own instincts and choices, and the ‘discernment of spirits’ in Ignatian spirituality. You can listen to the programme here. A link to accompanying online materials from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow can be found here.To find out more...
From the foyer of BBC Glasgow, Father Dermot Preston presented the last ‘Reflections of the Quay’ alongside Rev Jane Howitt before the country went into lockdown.The full episode is available on BBC iPlayer here.Sign up to our e-newsletter here
Jesuit priest, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, will be co-presenting the Sunday morning worship on BBC Radio 4 this coming Sunday from St Aloysius Church in Glasgow. Here are some more details from Fr Dermot about the broadcast:  The idea underlying the broadcast is to start the preparation for Pentecost which is in a couple of weeks time; so there is a Holy Spirit emphasis to the final weeks of the Easter story.  The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit is the narrative spine of the service....
On Sunday 29th March, Fr Dermot Preston SJ of St Aloysius Church in Glasgow was invited by BBC Scotland to present a programme called ‘Reflections at the Quay’.The programme is new and will bring Christian readings and reflection into Scottish homes during the Coronavirus lockdown.You can watch the programme on iPlayer by clicking here.
Guests at the volunteers party
On Friday 26 January, St Aloysius’ Church held a party for their volunteers, in the Multicultural Centre next door to the church.The event was the church's way of thanking the many volunteers who contribute time and skills to help keep the church running. Some of the things the volunteers do include helping during mass, keeping the church clean and beautiful, and singing in the choirs. Some  organize church events, work in the shop, and bake, and there is a team of specialist volunteers...
St Joseph's Chapel
The Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, alongside Fr Dermot Preston SJ is presiding over the blessing and mass of the St Joseph’s Chapel on the 25th May, in Hurst Green. Serving the local primary school of St Joseph’s, its restoration project has rejuvenated a gentle place of prayer for the area.The first chapel was built in 1859 by Fr James Walker SJ (Missioner from 1850 to 1861) alongside the charity school at Hurst Green. He dedicated them both to St Joseph, principal...
Dermot Preston SJ with St Aloysius College students
Fr Preston SJ spent the first of his two days at the College in the Senior School where he met with pupils and staff and caught up with all that has been going on in the past year.In meetings with the Chairman of the Board of Governors, the Senior School Leadership team and the Christian Formation team, the Provincial heard about how Christian Formation is present in all aspects of life at St Aloysius’ College.Mr Day, The Director of Christian Formation, spoke highly of the visit and of the...