This weekend Second Collection: Sick & Retired Priests
We remember our Sick & Retired Priests of the diocese with great love and affection. We have fourteen retired priests of our diocese, still active in prayer and witness: one living in Rome, two living in Chile, five in houses throughout the diocese, three in parish presbyteries and three at the Residence of the Little Sisters along with Bishop John Cunningham. We thank God for the gift of these priests and keep them in our prayers. You can donate easily to this collection by visiting our Diocesan website www.rcdop.org.uk and clicking on the ‘Online Parish Offertory’, if you are not attending in person at the weekend Masses. This allows you to donate to any of the causes or parishes of your choice. Many thanks.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9:25am-9:55am (both parishes before the 10am Mass).
Both Churches open at 9:15am.
Saturdays: 10:30am-11am (St John’s/St Thomas)
Saturdays: 3:15pm-3:45pm (St John’s)
Evening of prayer for Healthcare workers
Bishop John would like to invite all healthcare workers and friends and parishioners to an evening celebration to Mark the Year of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of workers. There will be a time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, prayers for all those involved in our healthcare system and will finish with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. All welcome to attend at St Mirin’s Cathedral on Thursday 24th June at 7pm. Please use the Eventbrite link to book your tickets. Alternatively, call St Margaret’s Church, Johnstone to book by phone on 01505320198. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/33509746663
Booking for Mass
For those who book through Eventbrite, Fr Jonathan prints off the list on Saturday morning before 10am. For those who book after 10am, that is the reason why your name does not on the list and why you are asked to provide it, even though you have booked.
St John’s Parish Pastoral Council Members
Could you please uplift from the Sacristy an envelope with some information inside for your perusal.
St John’s Parish Fabric/Finance Group
Next meeting is on Wednesday 23rd June at 7pm at the Church House.
Think Vocation: “The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed”
From small and simple beginnings, God makes his Kingdom grow. Is that small seed planted in your heart, which might flower into service in the Church? Contact Fr. John Morrison tel: 0141 8895056 or email email@example.com
There will be no public morning Mass for parishioners on Wednesday 16th June as the Primary 7 pupils of St Thomas will celebrate a Leavers Mass at 10am.
Course to Qualify as RE Specialist
Are you a qualified teacher, at secondary or primary level, interested in an advanced qualification as a RE specialist? The University of Glasgow is offering an ATQ in RE this coming academic year (21/22). Please sign up for this online information evening on Thursday 10 June at 6pm. To obtain the zoom link please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This qualification fulfils the requirement for applying to the GTCS for Professional Registration as a specialist Religious Education teacher in the Catholic Secondary school. Please find all the details, including teaching dates and cost, here:
GTCS PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:
Safeguarding Matters – Newsletter
Please find attached a copy of the ‘Safeguarding Matters’ newsletter that BCOS is publishing to communicate progress with the revision of IN GOD’S IMAGE ahead of its publication in August. This is intended to be the first in a series of newsletters that will provide information and advice on specific safeguarding matters. It can be found here on the BCOS website: https://bit.ly/3g2tdrg
200 Club Winners
Jan: M. Hughes. No 114 (£20)
May: Barbara Clyde No 14 (£20)
have still to collect their winnings and can pick them up from the Sacristy.
Visitations to the Housebound & Sick
Fr Joe & Jonathan have been visiting the Housebound & Sick but our list is incomplete. If you would like to be added to the List please inform the Parish. We need permission of the Housebound/Sick person themselves. (GDPR requirement).
Sponsored Walk in footsteps of St Aidan of Lindisfarne
Fr Jim Walls, Spiritual Director of the Scots College in Rome, will walk from Iona to Lindisfarne in the footsteps of St Aidan to raise funds for St Maria Skobstova House of Hospitality in Calais. He will walk plans the 290 miles during his summer holidays to draw attention to the plight of refugees stranded in Calais. If you would like to find out more and/or donate, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/in-solidarity and follow his progress via Jim’s Iona to Lindisfarne Pilgrimage Facebook page. Jim’s Iona to Lindisfarne Pilgrimage | Facebook
Please pray for those who have died recently especially
Kathleen Boyle, Thomas Burns Reid
and for the Anniversaries of
Margaret Birrell, Rose Collins, Catherine & Daniel Furie, Sandra Gorrie, Freda Hanlon, Fr Robert Howarth, Patrick Kearney, Jack Lafferty, Allan Lawson, Annie Lawson, John Lawson, Jessie McBride, Kathleen McGuire, Jim McKinstry, Peter Monaghan, John Mooney, Peter Quinn, Anna Sinclair, Andrew Wright.
Anniversaries and all notices for the e-Bulletin should be handed in by 7pm on Thursdays.