Monthly Building Fund 2nd Collection: This weekend.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration – Summer Hours
The Oratory has now closed for the summer on and will re-open on Monday 15 August. There will be Adoration in the Church from 10:30am-1:00pm each weekday, Monday-Friday (excluding Thursdays). Adorers are asked to complete a sign-up for these hours using the forms in the porch at the back of the Church. Some slots still free, particularly Tuesdays 11am-12 Noon.
St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
We will celebrate a Votive Mass of St Pio of Pietrelcina this 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 6th July in St John's/St Thomas'.
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
Funerals this week St John's
Elizabeth Ailsa Kilian on Monday 4th July at 10am
Leanne Gallacher on Tuesday 5th July at 10am.
Could we kindly ask you to use the Envelopes for the 22/23 Tax Year and not the previous years as your envelope number will not correspond to this year. Secondly, please do not score out numbers, dates or whatever is printed on the envelopes, it causes numerous problems. Could you also please note that the legacy collection ceased over a year ago. If you need up to date envelopes for this Tax Year 22/23, please ask.
Could you please print in capitals the names of the deceased as this helps enormously in knowing who the Mass intention is for.
Donations are being sought for the Barrhead Food Bank. The priority at the moment is Porridge Oats, Tea/Coffee and long-life Milk. Donations will be uplifted after the 10am Mass on Sundays. The collection bucket is in the porch.
Marriage Counselling Service
Please note that the updated telephone number for the marriage counselling service in our Diocese is now: 07706 063936
A Series of Talks on the Divine Praises for Young Adults
The next talk of the series, 'Blessed Be The most Holy Sacrament' by Bishop Hugh Gilbert, will take place on Wednesday 27th July at 7pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral and will be followed by Benediction and an opportunity to socialise over drinks. A list of all other talks can be found on the Diocesan website www.rcdop.org.uk
We pray for those who have died recently:
Leanne Gallacher, Elizabeth Ailsa Kilian, Tom Knight, Mary Millar, and Liz Reynolds;
and for the 7 months' mind of:
and for the Anniversaries of:
Mary Barton, William Breslin, Margaret & Michael Campbell, Peter Campbell, Audrey Ewing Gray, Alex Haggerty, Lizanne Harrison, Jim McCaffrey, Rose Marie Strain McCorkindale, Billy McCready, John Stirling, Jimmy Taylor, and Mary & Willie Yuill.