SCIAF & Papal & Episcopal & St. Mirin’s Fund - 14 March 2021
The proceeds of this collection are divided 75% to SCIAF and 25% to our new St Mirin’s Fund. SCIAF is the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland. It works in sixteen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America to help the poorest in the world, regardless of religion, to work their way out of poverty. The St. Mirin’s Fund awards small grants for good causes that promote the Kingdom of God among us, with special consideration to: children and young people, the elderly, those with disabilities and special needs, or suffering from poverty, mental illness, homelessness or refugees. In 2018 this collection raised £28,013, which represents 110% of our expenditure of £25,389 resulting in a small fund surplus of £2,624. The Papal & Episcopal Fund also contributed £15,000 from reserves to the SPRED Fund.
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
Stations of the Cross: each Sunday of Lent @ 3pm and this Friday at 9:30am before Mass.
Solemnity of St Joseph Friday 19th March
Bishop John has asked parishes to pray for all those who have died due to the Covid pandemic, on the Solemnity of St Joseph. This was the day when churches closed for the first-time last year. Parishioners are invited to send names of those who have died due to Covid to their parishes. These names will be remembered on St Joseph’s Feast Day. There will be two Masses on Friday at 10am and 7pm.
Novena to St Joseph
The Novena to St Joseph continues this week at 7pm until the 18th March, in time to celebrate the Solemnity of St Joseph on the 19th March. You can view the Novena and prayers to St Joseph on the parish website/facebook.
Inaugural Family Mass for the ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Family Year
Bishop John will celebrate a livestreamed Mass for families to mark the beginning of this special year proclaimed by Pope Francis at 11am on Sunday 21st March. Families are invited to sign up for the livestream via the Marriage and Family page on the Diocesan website, where they can also download an order of service, submit petitions and contribute to a charitable offertory https://rcdop.org.uk/marriage-family-life-2
“We are God’s work of art.” God has crafted each of us for some unique purpose. Could yours be found in priesthood, diaconate or religious vows? Contact Fr. John Morrison tel: 0141 8895056 or e-mail: email@example.com
Re-opening of Churches
The Church will re-open for Holy Mass on Friday 26th of March. There will be no need to book for weekday Mass with Adoration at 9:30am and Mass at 10:00am (both parishes). Confession on Saturdays after the 10:00am Mass. You will be able to book for the weekend of Palm Sunday from Tuesday 23rd online @9am and by phone @11am. At weekend Masses we can also use the Hall. We are allowed 50 people in Church & in another 50 in the Hall in St Johns and 27 in St Thomas in line with two meter distance.
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).
Adult Education Talks
You are invited to our next talk on Monday 15th March at 6:30pm on The Social Doctrine of the Church by Mgr. Gerry Gallagher. Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/98755682864?pwd=SCtzMW9QZTZ5RlJzTWdtMzJBR3RGZz09 Passcode: 435655
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 to avoid spread of coronavirus.
St Thomas 200 Club Draw
Please pray for those who have died recently especially:
Victor Ayres, Margaret Logue, Matt McColl, Mary McGilloway
and for the Anniversaries of
Morag Cassells, Patrick Hannigan, Charles Henry, Greta & Jack Hickey, Jane Jardine, Dominic & Ellen McCue, John & Mary McMullen, Eddie Monaghan, Jim Ross, John & Rose Travers, Margaret Wallis.
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.