Out of the Desert...


Almost a year into COVID 19, Scottish Catholic parishes have been deeply affected by the global pandemic.  Priests and parishioners have seen the normal rhythm and relationships of parish life entirely disrupted.  We have all had to grapple with how best to pray and practice our Catholic faith as we find ways to hold our parish communities together during this time.


FireCloud is offering a Lenten retreat for parishioners to reflect on their faith experiences this year and to provide some nourishment to our hearts and souls. ‘Out of the Desert’ is a five-week Lenten journey involving weekly exercises for personal reflection (at home) and weekly prayer and conversation (via zoom) with others who are walking the same journey.


Each week we will explore Lenten scripture, questions and music to prompt reflection on the fears, losses, hopes, prayers, companionship and surprises that COVID 19 has brought to parish life. Our FireCloud retreat team are parishioners from across Glasgow and Paisley and we ourselves are reflecting on these important themes.  We’d love to listen, pray and explore these ideas with others who believe it’s important to tend to the heart of parish life in these times. 


We would love you to join us.


The FireCloud Retreat Team

Where and when:

Weekly retreat sessions will take place (via zoom) on

Tuesday evenings from 7.15-9pm on:

23rd February 2021

2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2021.

 Reflection emails with a weekly theme will be sent out ahead of our retreat sessions to prompt some reflection, ideas and thoughts.  

Register now

 Sign up by Sunday 21st February: 

Email us at enquiries@fire-cloud.org to register. Places are limited and we will book spaces on a first come basis.

There is no cost to participate – we want this to be accessible to everyone. If you would like to donate to our charity to help us cover the costs you can do so through our donation page.


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