This weekend: Monthly Building Fund
Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays/Holy Days of Obligation
This obligation will be re-instated from Sunday 2nd January 2022, the Solemnity of the Epiphany.
Rorate Mass: Each Wednesday of Advent at 7:30am
The Mass is celebrated in candle light, beginning in darkness and ending as a new day dawns, and we await, Christ the Light of the world.
The 4 Priests of the Deanery will hear Confessions in St Joseph’s Clarkston this Tuesday 7th December at 7pm and on Thursday 9th December here in St John's at 7pm.
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 21. 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.
St Thomas 200 Club
Margaret Wood will be available after both Masses on the weekend of 18/19 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)
Action of Barrhead Churches
ABC will be having their annual Carol Singing at Tesco at 10:30am on Saturday 18th December and wish to invite anyone who would be happy to join them.
Please continue to wear face-masks (unless exempt) and to sanitise your hands on entering/leaving and to respect people’s personal space. Thank you.
Men on a Mission - Advent Evening: Thursday 16th December at 7:30pm
We invite all men of the Diocese to join us for an Advent Holy Hour in St. Mirin's Cathedral, on Thursday 16th December at 7:30pm, followed by socialising over appropriate refreshments in the Diocesan centre. Please register at https://rcdop.org.uk/mens-advent-holy-hour
24th Dec: Vigil Mass 5:30pm. Midnight Mass (12 midnight).
Christmas Morning: 10am, 11:30am.
24th Dec: Vigil Masses 5pm, 7pm
Christmas Morning: 10am.
Funerals in St John's:
Mon 6th Dec: Bernard Lafferty.
Tues 7th Dec: Ellen Burns.
Jesse Tree (both Parishes)
We are inviting those who wish to help families in schools & community who maybe struggling to buy Shopping Vouchers to be given as Gifts from our Parishes. Please drop off vouchers in box/house.
Faith, Family and Fraternity - A Call to Service
Supporting our clergy, serving in our parishes, helping the needy and developing our personal and family faith with like- minded men. If you are a man aged 16 or over, Province 1 of the KSC is recruiting in the Diocese just now. Call John O’Donnell on 07854 886425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We pray for those who have died recently, especially
Noreen Brennan, Ellen Burns, Gerald Finnell, James Fleming, Bernard Lafferty, Margaret Lillie, James McGowan, Martin Reilly;
the 1st month's mind of
and for the anniversaries of
Jane Balmer, Elliot Cleary, Gerald Conafray, George Docherty, John McFlynn, Ian McGarrigle, Catherine & Michael McGuire, John O’Neill, Jane Sloan, Monica Tipping.