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.
24th Dec: Vigil Mass 5:30pm. Midnight Mass (12 midnight).
Christmas Morning: 10am & 11:30am.
24th Dec: Vigil Masses 5pm, 7pm
Christmas Morning: 10am.
Funeral in St John's
Gerald Finnell on Monday 13th December at 10am.
Sacred Heart Companions Prayer Group
Meeting in Tea Room this Tuesday 14th December from 1pm-2pm.
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.
Monthly Pro-Life Mass
This Wednesday, 15th December at 7:30pm at Holy Cross, 113 Dixon Ave, G42 8ER. Adoration begins at 6:15pm and Confession will be available throughout. The celebrant will be Fr Ben Mournian.
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, followed by socialising over appropriate refreshments in the diocesan centre! Please register at https://rcdop.org.uk/mens-advent-holy-hour
Assisted Suicide Public Consultation
The consultation is running until Wednesday 22 December 21. Please take time to complete.
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. Please mark amount on outside of envelope.
“What must we do?” The people ask John for guidance. Are seeking advice on what God is asking of you too. Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison Tel: 01418895056 / e-mail email@example.com
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.
St Thomas 200 Club:
Margaret Wood will be available next weekend of 18/19 Dec after Mass for 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)
St John's 100 Club November Winners
1st £100 Mgt Cassidy No 10,
2nd £70 T & M Mc Bride No 11,
3rd £35 M. Collins No 63,
4th £20 Thos Reilly No 49,
5th £20 M M Davidson No 78.
Scottish Catholic Magazine
Newest copy available at £2. Place monies in Paper Box (St John's) and Stall box (St Thomas). If you want to order a copy see Fr Joe/Jonathan.
We pray for those who have died recently
Gerald Finnell, John Keenan, Patricia Dailly, James McMillan, and Frank Ward;
and for the Anniversaries of
Margaret Carroll, Amelia Clarke, Winnie Colclough, Nessie Collins, David Davidson, Kathyrn Devlin, Isabella Docherty, Gerard Ellis, William Ellis, Thomas Hughes, Jim Minnery, Robert Minnery, Bernard & Susan McAllister Mary McAllister, Carol O’Donnell, Alex & Dolly Quinn, Mary & Tommy Sproul, Hugh Welsh, Canon Eugene Divney, Mon Hugh Gallagher, Canon William Harkins, Canon Michael Teehan, and Canon Robert Barclay.