Rorate Mass: Each Wednesday of Advent at 7:30am
The Rorate Mass takes its name from the opening words of the Introit, which comes to us from Isaiah 45:8: “Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.”
“Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour.”
The 4 Priests of the Deanery will hear Confessions in St Cadoc's, Newton Mearns, on Thursday 2nd December and St Joseph’s, Clarkston, on Tuesday 7th December, and on Thursday 9th December in St John's, Barrhead, all at 7pm.
From 1st November 2021 to 31st January 2022, all donations up to a total of £1.6 million will be matched by a generous group of private donors. Home | Mary's Meals UK (marysmeals.org.uk)
Assisted Suicide Public Consultation
We must send a strong message to Mr. McArthur, MSPs and the Scottish Government: that assisted suicide is a dangerous and unethical practice that must never be legalised in Scotland or any other part of the UK. The consultation is running until Wednesday 22 December. Please complete the questionnaire as soon as you can and encourage others to do the same. https://www.spuc.org.uk/assisteddyingscotlandconsultation
Closing Mass for the Year of St Joseph
The year dedicated to St Joseph will be formally closed with Mass at 7:00pm on Wednesday 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, in St Mirin’s Cathedral.
Evening of Reflection
Here in St John's on Friday 3rd December from 7pm-10pm. The evening begins with Holy Mass, Exposition, Meditations and Private prayer.
St John's Mass for deceased
The Annual Mass for those who have died in 2021 is on Monday 29th November at 7pm.
Why not buy a gift that means something for others?
The Aid to the Church in Need and SCIAF websites have catalogues with gifts that really help others.
St Thomas 200 Club Prize Winners for November
1st (No 128) Clare Wood
2nd (No 148) Kevin MacDonald.
Margaret Wood will be available after both Masses on the weekend of 18th/19th December for those renewing or wishing to join for next year. It is £10 per number for the year, one draw each month except for July & August. (50% of proceeds to prize winners and 50% for church funds.)
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The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative
We are holding a Grand Sale over the next couple of weeks. It’s at 104 Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow G42 8DR. See poster in porch on how to book slot and details of dates/times.
Marriage and family webpage
The Diocese have a dedicated page on the website for Marriage and Family life. https://rcdop.org.uk/marriage-family-life-2
Funerals in St John's
Tues 30 Nov: Elizabeth Anderson at 10am.
Thu 2 Dec: Thomas Connelly at 10am.
Mon 6 Dec: Bernard Lafferty at 10am.
We pray for those who have died recently:
Ellen Burns, Diane Carroll, Thomas Connelly, James Fleming, Bernard Lafferty, Elizabeth Anderson;
and for the three months mind of
and for the Anniversaries of
Martin Cuddihy, Frank Foy, Jackie Foy, Laura Janetta, Andrew Jardine, Joe McCormick, Monica McDade, Jean McKay, Bridget O’Donnell, and John O’Donnell.