Stations of the Cross
There will be a Stations of the Cross via livestream each Sunday of Lent at 3pm and next Thursday at 9:30am before Mass. We hope to have the Stations on Fridays at 9:30am if there is not a Funeral.
Dial a Mass
For those who have no Internet access, you can listen to Mass each day on a free line 0141 473 4869 (Fr Jonathan on Thursdays/Fr Joe on Fridays).
Funerals week beginning 1st March @10am
Tues 2nd March: Robert Fox (St Thomas)
Wed 3rd March: Elizabeth Hughes (St John’s)
Fri 5th March: Philip Mc Kenna (St John’s)
Church services during lockdown – live stream here
Holy Mass: Daily @ 10am (Sunday also @ 11:30am)
Adoration: Daily @ 9am
Rosary: Daily @ 9:30am
Divine Mercy: Fridays @ 3pm
Year of St Joseph (8th Dec 2020- 8th Dec 2021)
Pope Francis, proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and it extends to the same feast in 2021.At the conclusion of his Letter, he adds another prayer to St Joseph, which he encourages all of us to pray together. We will recite this Prayer after Mass concludes each day to mark the Year of St Joseph. There are other Prayers to St Joseph in St Thomas website under the title Prayers. A votive Mass to St Joseph will be celebrated each Wednesday out with the Liturgical Seasons of Lent/Easter/Advent/Christmas. Wednesday is traditionally the day we pray to St Joseph.
“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.” Amen. (Pope Francis)
“This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.” Are you listening to him? Is he calling you to serve his people in priesthood or consecrated life? Please contact Fr. John Morrison tel: 01418895056 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIAF Lenten Appeal
To contribute to SCIAF this year, you can do so by either sending a cheque to SCIAF, 7 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2PR or donating securely via their website www.sciaf.org.uk We will not be accepting monies/coins at the Church house.
Moodie’s Funeral Directors
A big thank you to Moodie’s Funeral Directors who gave a donation to St John’s/St Thomas towards the cost of supplying hand sanitiser and also for the personal donation they give to the parish after each funeral.
New Gift Aid Envelopes (St John’s)
Because of the Lockdown many Gift Aid envelopes and Non-Gift Aid envelopes were not collected. Given the present circumstances, extra care and attention must be given to the Parish budget. It costs the parish £800 each year to buy envelopes for collections. To aid our budgeting this year the following changes will have to be made.
Envelopes will be ordered for the following groups only:
Presentation on Blessed Titus Brandsma
This will take place on Sunday the 7th of March @ 4pm. To register contact email@example.com or telephone 07849 596572
When Blessed Titus Brandsma was accused by some of his students of speaking about God in all his teachings in philosophy, he responded: “I can’t help it, that in all things, God gives witness to himself”. In all things God gives witness to himself: in all creation, in all that is; light, shadow and darkness. In reflecting on the life and teachings of this martyr, we can learn that the way he did not succumb in the cruelty of Camp Amersfoort and Dachau, is fundamentally embedded in his spirituality, which is thoroughly Carmelite.
Justice & Peace Scotland
Discussion on the impact of the pandemic drawing on the experience of our panel. Together we will share, reflect and start to identify how the church can be ready and prepared in our communities to meet the challenges which remain. The panel includes: Prof. Stephen McKinney (University of Glasgow) Fr. Basil Clark VE (Archdiocese of St. Andrews & Edinburgh), Danny Collins (National President, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Scotland).
Sunday 7th March (4.30pm – 6pm). Please book to join the event here Poverty & Pandemic Tickets, Eventbrite.
In memory of the late Frank & Maureen Monaghan R.I.P
Two sets of Gold vestments for use at Solemn Liturgies were purchased from the monies bequeathed to the Parish in memory of the late Frank & Maureen Monaghan. They were recently used at the Christmas Masses. Gold is the liturgical colour reserved for Solemnities/Feasts pertaining to our Lord’s life such as the Incarnation and the Resurrection. A new thurible was also purchased.
Please pray for those who have died recently especially
Robert Fox, Eddy Gill, Elizabeth Hughes, Agnes Law, Robert Mitchell, Philip McKenna, Thomas Queen
and 1st Months Mind of
and 6th Months mind of
and for the Anniversaries of
Bridget Duffin & Ruby Duffin, Joseph Gallacher, Grace Glenroy, Edward & Elizabeth Hendry, Mary Hughes, David & Robert McCarthy, Bill McVeigh, Gordon Sheach, Henry Szuster.
Can we remind everyone that Anniversaries and all notices for the e-Bulletin should be handed in by 7pm on Thursdays. All Anniversaries handed in, should be for the forthcoming weekend. This avoids notices being lost/misplaced if the Anniversary is not intended for the forthcoming weekend but for another.