Scotland: Bishop to celebrate Mass on board bus


Bishop John Keenan, the bishop of Paisley, will celebrate Mass on a double-decker bus, for the first time in the UK, in Paisley tomorrow (Saturday 5 August). The special bus will end its week-long tour of central Scotland at the cenotaph, Paisley Cross with a Mass at 2pm.

The bus tour is the brainchild of the ‘Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland’, organiser Helen Border said: “Inspired by the call from Pope Francis to “Go out to the people and take the Church to them” we’ve decided to do just that, with a church on wheels.”

The bus has visited: Paisley, Coatbridge, Greenock, Barrhead and Glasgow over the week-long tour. It will return to Paisley on Saturday 5 August, where Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley will celebrate Mass on board the bus at 2pm, with Fr Joe Burke.

Bishop Keenan said: “This is a fantastic initiative and a wonderful example of evangelisation, which takes the church out into the world. I hope this venture will be the first of many similar initiatives which offer people a route back to a relationship with God.”

The bus together with a driver, has been donated, for a week, by Sir Brian Souter.

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