Second Collection next weekend: Monthly Building Fund
Solemnity of All Saints Monday 1st November
Masses at 10am in both Parishes and 7pm only in St John’s.
Feast of All Souls Tuesday 2nd November, St John’s
9am, 10am (Funeral of Elizabeth Sim) and 7pm.
No Mass in St Thomas’s.
November Month of the Holy Souls
Mass each day in November is offered for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, assured of Heaven but judged at the moment of death in need of purification for sins committed and to make adequate reparation for them. Catechism no 1054 “Those who die in God’s grace and friendship imperfectly purified, although they are assured of their eternal salvation, undergo a purification after death, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of God”.
You can collect November Lists and return with offering for Holy Masses as soon as possible.
Annual Mass at St. Conval’s Cemetery
Bishop John will celebrate Mass to pray for the souls of family members laid to rest in St Conval’s on Sunday 14th November at 2pm. Later date due to COP26.
Aid to the Church in Need Petition
We call on the UK Government and the United Nations to take more effective steps to address the double jeopardy faced by women and girls from religious minorities in certain countries suffering sexual violence and persecution, please follow the link: Aid to the Church in Need | #REDWEDNESDAY PETITION (acnuk.org)
Evening of Reflection
An Evening of Reflection before the Blessed Sacrament in St John’s in honour of the Holy Souls in Purgatory commencing with Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Way of the Cross and Private Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, 5th November 7pm – 10pm.
Men on a mission: Learning from St. Joseph (Thursday 11th November)
In St. Mirin's Cathedral hall, learn from the example of his life and be inspired to fulfil our mission as Catholic men, whether single/married, fathers/spiritual fathers, sons, brothers or husbands. Find, encouragement and refreshment by socialising over a drink! To register please sign up at https://rcdop.org.uk/learning-from-st-joseph. (7pm-9pm)
St John’s: Readers & Extra-Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
New rota in the Sacristy to view.
200 Club St Thomas’s October
Winner Lynn Murdoch No 133 £60
2nd John Stevenson No 73 £30
Children’s Liturgy St Thomas’s
Volunteers needed. PVG required. Please see Fr Jonathan.
We pray for those who have died recently, especially
Joan Dorrian, Peter Keenan, James O’Donnell, Elizabeth Sim, Marie Scott, Florence Stewart, and Michael Reilly;
the 1st month’s mind of
and for the Anniversaries of
Canon Luke Brady, Francis Carlton, Joe Collins, Jim Connolly, Bill Forbes, Joe Foy, Anna Nana Docherty, Eric Hickey, Theresa & Willie Irwin, Peggy Martin, Edward & Helen Monaghan, Annie & John McGowan, Noreen McGowan, Ian Pennie, Martha Sproul, and Charlie Taylor.