St John's/St Thomas' My Paya Hub
You can now use the QR Codes in the porch to make your weekly offering to God and for the upkeep of the Parish. Just scan the QR code with your smartphone camera to donate. Thank you for all your financial support.
Change to weekly Mass Times for Summer
St John's: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 10am.
St Thomas': Tuesday & Thursday at 10am.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
The rota for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in the Oratory has resumed 10:30am-9pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
Young Adults (18-30)
Fr Jamie McMorrin will speak on the Holy Spirit on Wednesday 31st August at 7pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral and will be followed by Benediction. Afterwards there is an opportunity to socialise over drinks.
March for Life UK 2022
Coach departs midnight Friday 2nd September from St Mirin's Cathedral with a pickup 12:30am at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow, and 2:00am at Gretna. Arrive in London 7:30am Saturday 3rd September for the Exhibition, Mass, talks and stall. Depart Saturday evening, approx. 6:00pm, with same drop offs. £30pp. For tickets please register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/march-for-life-uk-2022-london-saturday-3-september-tickets-395988230457
Diocesan Vocations Mass and 75th Anniversary of the Diocese
Bishop John will celebrate this Mass on Thursday 15th September on the Feast of St Mirin in the Cathedral at 7:00pm. Refreshments in the hall afterwards.
New Dawn Scotland Youth Day (S1-S6)
In St Mirin's Cathedral on Saturday 17th September beginning with Mass with Bishop John at 10am. There is also Prayer ministry, Rosary and Workshops. The day will end with a healing service. A lunch of soup and sandwiches will be provided for a donation. https://newdawninscotland.com/youth
National Pilgrimage to Carfin
This has been moved to Sunday 25th September. This marks the Centenary of the Grotto and the Relics of St Bernadette will at Carfin that day and will remain there throughout the rest of that week. See poster in porch for full details on programme or visit www.carfingrotto.org
Retrouvaille: A Programme for Couples Struggling in their Marriages
Retrouvaille is a programme to support couples who have difficulties in their marriage. It brings a positive focus, new hope and helps nourish and grow your marriage. Tens of thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. The programme helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. It helps them through difficult times whether they are disillusioned or in deep misery. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 13th - 16th October 2022 or a Face to Face weekend in Welwyn Garden City on 24th - 26th February 2023, call or text 07887 296983 or 07973 380443, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk
Ad for counsellor – Marriage Counselling Service, Paisley Diocese
If you are an experienced counsellor we offer you an interesting opportunity to broaden your professional practice. You will be provided with CPD training to help equip you for the role. It supports couples married in the Catholic church and is underpinned by the Christian tradition. Visit Diocese of Paisley | Marriage Counsellor | Paisley, UK (rcdop.org.uk)
Funerals in St John's
Thursday 25th August: Alice Devine, 10am
Friday 26th August: James Grimes, 10am.
We pray for those who have died recently, especially
Neil Campbell, Alice Devine, James Grimes, Isobel Leckie, and Robert O’Neill;
and for the Anniversaries of
Cathie Cowan, Pat Conafray, Rita Connelly, Jane Devenny, Greta Doyle, Jean Fenn, Agnes Geddes, Annie Higgins, John B Higgins, Robert Hendry, William MacNeil, Jean Millar, Julia McCormick, Michelle McCormick, Barry McGettigan, Beth McGlone, Mary McGowan, Ann McGuire, John McGuire, Greta McLaughlan, Margaret Stevenson, Canon Thomas A. Grace (2010), Fr. Owen Traynor (1958), and Fr. Richard Fennessy (1970).