A brief welcome!

Mass Details


Vigil Mass (Saturday): 5:30pm

Sunday: 10am; 12 noon; 6pm.

Parish News

Supporting The Parish

The Parish lives with the support of the people of the Parish. There are many ways for parishioners or anyone to support the work of the Parish.

Welcome to this new website for the parish of Blessed John Duns Scotus in the Gorbals Glasgow. Home to the Franciscan friars.


Eventually this website will have much useful, helpful information on the parish activities and developments.


We are gathering together information and images  and things are beginning to take shape. It will be updated where necessary as frequently as possible.


Thank you for your patience.


Please bookmark us and come back soon.

Programme for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday: Blessing of Palms at all Masses: Vigil 5.30pm; Sunday 10am; 12noon; 6pm.

Holy Thursday: No Morning Mass 11am Chrism Mass at St Andrews Cathedral • Easter Triduum Begins with Mass of the Lord's Supper 8pm
Including washing of feet. Please can we have 12 volunteers for this ceremony.

Good Friday: Day of Fasting and Abstinence
No Morning Mass. Morning Prayer at 9.30am
3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion with Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion
7pm Way of the Cross and Veneration of the Cross

Holy Saturday: No Morning Mass. No Mass at 5.30pm
9.30am Morning Prayer 8pm Vigil of the Resurrection: Blessing of fire; Lighting of Easter Candle; Procession into Church Liturgy of the Word; Celebration of the Eucharist

Easter Sunday: Masses at 10am 12noon and 6pm

Deanery Council Consultation

Looking to the Future. Being Faithful to the Past

The Archdiocese of Glasgow has a rich faith tradition which is celebrated today in parish communities across the city and beyond. These parishes have taken shape as the Catholic community has sought to respond to the need for Pastoral Care in changing circumstances. Our parishes have been sustained by the faithful commitment of men and women, not simply to their local community, but to the Church, to the Gospel and to the movement of the Holy Spirit. Today, as ever, fidelity to that tradition implies a willingness to go further and to respond to new challenges.

“When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Luke 5:4

For some time, it has become clear that the current arrangement of parishes within the Archdiocese of Glasgow will be difficult to sustain into the future. Change is never easy as it invites us to leave our safe harbours behind and cast off into the deep. In putting out our nets for a catch we seek a renewal of parish life and a rediscovery of collaborative ministry at the heart of our mission.

Together we seek a new spirit of evangelisation to create vibrant faith filled communities where Christ’s presence is celebrated. We seek a renewal of priestly and lay ministry. We seek a more collaborative experience of ministry. In fidelity to those who have gone before us we seek a new Pentecost for the Church in the Archdiocese of Glasgow. The process outlined here invites a review of parish structures. This process seeks to encourage discussion, to promote growth, and through a spirit of collaboration to build a strong pastoral response to the challenges faced by the Church today, particularly the shortage of priests. In this discussion we identify the deanery structure with the goal of considering how we might better work together, priests and people, sharing faith and sharing resources. This discussion will enable decisions to be made on matters such as:

  • The number of parishes and churches required to serve a given pastoral area.
  • The distribution of priests across the Archdiocese.
  • The number of priests assigned to serve a given pastoral area.
  • The number of Masses to be celebrated at the weekend and on weekdays within a given area.

For more information on this process then please download the files on the right and have a read through. The content can also be viewed by clicking here. It is important that as many people of the Parish contribute their thoughts to this process in order for it to be as full an assessment as possible. Please do try to find the time to engage with this.

Recent News

Easter Gift Tree

This year our Parish collected items that went directly to the poor and vulnerable in our city who are afflicted by homelessness.


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Double Celebration for the Parish!

There was indeed much cause for celebration this year with two notable dates arrived at in February and March.


Please pray for vocations to the Franciscan Order