31st Sunday Year C 30th October
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First CGA £416.00 NGA £761.19 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £120.00 St Anthony £44.40
Mission Sunday Collection: GA £100.00 NGA £951.49
Month of the Holy Rosary. October Devotions: Rosary & Benediction today at 3pm.
The Annual Safeguarding Announcement: This will be read out at all Masses this weekend 29th/30th October.
Marys Meals: They will give a short talk and there will be a retiral collection. Please note they no longer collect for the rags to riches as in previous years.
Solemnity of All Saints. Holy Day of Obligation: Vigil 7pm (31st Oct) & 8.am & 10.00am (1st Nov)
All Souls Mass 2nd Nov: 7am & 10.00am
First Fridays for Life - 4th November: Bishop John invites you to fast and pray on the First Friday of each month to protect the unborn child and the flourishing of the Pro-Life movement so that our society will build an authentic culture of life. Join your priests throughout the Diocese over the next 9 months for a Novena of Masses on the First Fridays as we pray for life! The next First Fridays for Life Mass will be offered in St Joseph's in Clarkston on Friday, the 4th of November, at 7 PM.
First Friday Children’s Rosary in St John's: This Friday at 6:30pm. All families are invited to attend and pre-school children are very welcome. The idea is that children as young as 4 and up to 14 can learn to lead the rosary and make the rosary part of their daily lives. The rosary only lasts around 15 minutes. Please contact Lesley Ward if you need any further information email@example.com or call 07910266821).
First Friday Evening Devotion: Begins with Mass at 7pm followed by Adoration, Rosary, Benediction and Night Prayer.
Annual Mass at St. Conval’s Cemetery: Bishop John will celebrate the Annual Cemetery Mass to pray for the souls of family members laid to rest in our cemetery on Sunday 6th November at 2.00pm. The mass will also be livestreamed for people unable to travel – Please check website prior for the link.
Eucharistic Adoration: We still have some unfilled hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Details and sign-up forms are at the back of the Church.
Young Adults (18-30): The Diocese has organised a series of talks on the Divine Praises. The next and final talk of the series will be on ‘Blessed be God in His Angels and Saints’ by Father Ryan Black. This will take place on Wednesday 30th November at 7pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral and will be followed by Benediction and an opportunity to socialise over drinks.
St John's Primary School Shoppers Night. This takes place on 11th November at 7pm in St John's Church Hall. Entry £2, pay on door. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your continued support.
Stall: The Stall is open each week before and after the Vigil Mass and 10am Mass. If you wish to pre-order Christmas Cards, give details at the stall. Packet of 10 cards @ £1.40 and Christmas Mass Bouquets Cards @ 50p each.
Think Vocation.31st Sunday in Ordinary Time: Zacchaeus wanted to catch a glimpse of Jesus, but was too short. Could you be a “sycamore” for others, helping them to reach up to see and meet Jesus? Speak to our Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison, about priesthood e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0141 889 5056.
We pray for those who have died recently: Anna Breslin, Donald Campbell, Joanna Coskery, Mary Flora Macmillan, Margaret Smith and for the 6 months mind of Alec Young and for the Anniversaries of Dr Gerald Boyle, Canon Luke Brady, Mary Campbell, Patrick Campbell, Frances Carlton, Gerard Connelly, Jim Connolly, Catherine Duffy, James Duffy, Eric Hickey, Frankie Mc Cann, Edward Mc Guire Snr, Charlie Taylor.