Annual Peter’s Pence Collection:
This weekend’s collection allows the Holy Father the means to respond to those suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease. In 2017, £15,191 was raised in the Diocese.
Solemnity of St Peter & St Paul
This Wednesday 29th June, Mass in St John's at 10am and 7pm and in St Thomas at 7pm only (Fr Jonathan away for Ordination). No Vigil Masses.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration – Summer Hours
The Oratory has now closed for the summer on and will re-open on Monday 15th August. There will be Adoration in the Church from 10:30am – 1:00pm each weekday, Monday–Friday. (not Thursdays). Adorers are asked to complete a sign-up for these hours using the forms in the porch at the back of the Church.
First Friday Vigils
There will be no First Friday Vigils over the summer. The Vigils will resume on Friday, 2nd September at 7:00 pm.
This Friday at 6:30pm, followed by Mass at 7pm. This is an opportunity for children of all ages to gather together to pray the rosary. All families are invited to attend and pre- school children are very welcome. The idea is that children as young as 4 or 5 and up to around 14 can learn to lead the rosary and make the rosary part of their daily lives. The rosary only lasts around 15 minutes.
Please contact Lesley Ward if you need any further information (firstname.lastname@example.org 07910266821).
St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
We will celebrate a Votive Mass of St Pio of Pietrelcina on Wednesday 6th July at 7pm. An individual Blessing of his Mitten will also take place. He last wore this mitten on 10th August 1947, the Anniversary of his Ordination. He used the mitten to cover the stigmata that he received while praying before the Crucifix in the choir loft of the Old Church in the Monastery of San Giovanni Rotondo on 20th September 1918.
There will be No Morning Mass on the 6th of July in St John's/St Thomas.
Parish Allotment Project
We are considering converting a piece of self-contained spare ground into a miniature allotment for parishioners to grow vegetables! It would be a fantastic opportunity for our families to get involved in growing their own produce. If you would like to take responsibility for one of the raised beds please speak to one of the priests after Mass.
St Thomas 200 Club June
Carlyn Conaghan No 133
Margaret Ferguson No 139
Winnings can be collected from Sacristy.
St Michael the Archangel Statue
A life size statue of St Michael the Archangel has been specially commissioned for a tour of Scotland. The statue will be in St John's from Wednesday 27th July until Wednesday 3rd August. More details to follow.
Family Rosary Book
We invite all families to make a special pledge to pray the family rosary at home every day. Family Rosary books have been specially commissioned and printed to guide families in this simple devotion. www.marriagefamilylife.org/books
We pray for those who have died recently
John Donaghey, Anne Gallacher, Nicola Gilfedder, Elizabeth Kilian, and Jim McKeown;
and the 3 Months' Mind of
and 9 Months' Mind of
and the Anniversaries of
Margaret Bisland, Charles Burns Snr & Jnr, Anunziata Crolla, Guiseppe Crolla, Margaret Mary Hall, Fr Charles Kane, Patrick McGowan Joe McKay, Iain McKenna, Isobel McLean, Beatrice O’Neill, Cath Speirs, Martin Walker, and Elizabeth Wilson.