Funerals week this (St John’s) @ 10am
Mon 1st Feb: Catherine (Rena) Owens
Wed 3rd Feb: Mary McNeilage
Fri 5th Feb: Jane McLelland
Church services during lockdown – live stream here
Holy Mass: Daily @ 10am (Sun also @ 11:30am)
Adoration: Daily @ 9am
Rosary: Daily @ 9:30am
Divine Mercy: Fridays @ 3pm
Online Marriage Counselling available during Covid 19 Crisis
Our diocese has a Counselling Service for Catholics Married in the Catholic Church with our dedicated Catholic Marriage Counsellor. If you are concerned about your relationship and feel you are both unable to reach a conclusion alone, it is likely that you will benefit from marriage counselling. The counsellor is there to maintain a neutral, non-judgmental position. For information or advice please email in confidence firstname.lastname@example.org
Think Vocation: “His teaching made a deep impression on them because he taught them with authority.” Could you share in Jesus’ teaching authority as a priest, deacon or in consecrated life? Why not speak to our Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison e-mail: email@example.com or tel: 01418895056
World Leprosy Day
This Sunday is World Leprosy Day – Please pray for the Leprosy Mission Scotland and the Global fellowship Worldwide. As a community we are determined to finish what Jesus started by eradicating leprosy one person at a time.
Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Mission House for Young Adults
Craig Lodge Community is offering a new opportunity to young Catholics on how to live a life of mission. Craig Lodge Mission House is a nine-month residential programme for any young adult between the ages of 18-30 who desires to become a passionate lover of Jesus and become Spirit-filled evangelisers for the renewal of the Church,” (Pope Francis). Community, prayer and studying of the Catholic faith and learning to proclaim the Good News to others”. The mission house will begin in September 2021 and applications are now being accepted. Visit the Craig Lodge website for more details. www.craiglodge.org/missionhouse
Dial a Mass
For those who have no Internet access, you can listen to Mass each day on a free line 0141 473 4869.
100 Club Winners November
One Winner, E. Watson No 60 (£140), has still to collect her winnings. You can collect them from the Church House (socially distanced and with face mask).
Beware Phone Scam about Vaccines
If you receive the following message on your phone it is a scam. We advise you to delete it.
“NHS: We identify that you are eligible to apply for you vaccine. For more information and to apply, follow here: uk-application-form.com”
If you click on the link mentioned it then asks for your bank account number, sort code and your bank card number. This is a scam.
Community Circle of Prayer
Every Friday evening people gather online at 7pm for The Community Circle of Prayer. This half hour event simply consists of a little music, some readings, and the opportunity to share our prayer petitions and support others in theirs. Why, not spend half an hour with us this Friday in community and fellowship? To join please use the Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/8510142970?pwd=UUtVa2ZhOFUxa2NSZmJCckZOek0rUT09
200 Club St Thomas
Forms have been sent to all previous members. Please return as soon as possible so that we can begin the First Draw in February. Thank you to all those who have already forwarded their monies.
Year of St Joseph
Pope Francis on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (8th December), with great joy proclaimed the Year of St Joseph to mark the 150th year of the Solemn Declaration by Pope Pius IX of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Catholic Church. This will conclude on the 8th December 2021.
St Peter Julian Eymard said “Devotion, to St Joseph is one of the choicest graces that God can give a soul, for it is tantamount to revealing the entire treasury of our Lord’s graces. When God wishes to raise a soul to greater heights, he unites it to St Joseph by giving it a strong love for the good Saint”. Please go to the Parish websites/facebook for Prayers to St Joseph.
At this time when we have limited access to the Church and have no public services our Parish income is greatly affected. The Parish and Diocese are dependent on your weekly donations to enable bills to be paid, to make repairs and maintain our church properties, as well as supporting the clergy and the ongoing pastoral work of our Parish and the Diocese. Please continue to support St John’s/St Thomas and the Diocese of Paisley at this difficult time.
You may wish to consider a Standing Order to be paid directly to the parish account (weekly/monthly). You can download the form from the Parish websites (click here) or one can be posted to you. Thank you to all those who have recently moved to Standing Order so as to be able to support our finances regularly.
Another way of helping the parish is by gift aiding your donations. If you are a tax payer Gift Aid increases your donation by 25%, your Gift Aid donation would be worth 25p more for every £1 donated. Click here to download the Gift Aid declaration.
You can also donate to the Parish using the MyGivingHub facility provided by the Diocese, which allows you to make a single donation, set up a recurring donation and add Gift Aid if you choose.
Please pray for those who have died recently especially
Alexander Coubrough, Billy Hence, Rosina Iannaccone, Marina McBride, Andrew McCappin, Jane McLelland, Mary McNeilage, Francesco Ortaggio, Catherine Owens, James Christopher Taylor,
and the Anniversaries of
Allistair Ball, John Brady Snr & Jnr, Ian Burnett, Maria Crolla, Betty Donegan, Peter Hilgers Lafferty Snr & Jnr, Bridget McGowan, Annie & John McGowan, Moira McNeil, Jimmy Maguire, Jennifer Mowat, Mona Pinto, Martha Stirling.