This weekend (15th / 16th May ) Special Collection: Communications
This collection pays for our national Scottish Catholic Media Office which provides a service to the press and media with information on the activities of the Church in Scotland. The office supports two employees. You can donate easily to this by visiting our Diocesan website www.rcdop.org.uk and clicking on the ‘Online Parish Offertory’. This allows you to donate to any of the causes or parishes of your choice. You can also donate through the collection boxes at the weekend Masses.
New Envelopes for Tax Year April 21/22
These are now available after all the weekend Masses. The box contains envelopes for each week and also the 12 Monthly Parish Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections. Those who pay their weekly donation by Standing Order also receive a Box of envelopes but only for the 12 Monthly Parish Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections. Please inform us if you cease to pay tax. Those, who do not pay tax can set up also a Standing Order.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9:25am-9:55am (both parishes before the 10am Mass).
Both Churches open at 9:15am.
Saturdays: 10:30am-11am (St John’s/St Thomas)
Saturdays: 3:15pm-3:45pm (St John’s)
May, the Month of Mary
During the Sundays of May at 3pm, we will pray the Rosary, have a short talk on Our Lady and conclude with Benediction.
The Liturgy Commission
Anyone interested in preparing liturgical music for Pentecost and Corpus Christi is invited to a Zoom session on Monday evening May 17th at 7pm.
Global Week of Prayer for the Church and Peoples of China
In March, Cardinal Bo called for a Global Week of Prayer for the Church and Peoples of China, from Sunday 23 May to Sunday 30 May. I attach his statement here for your interest, which has been widely reported in Catholic media: www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/246867/cardinal-bo-urges-prayer-octave-for-china. A small group of lay Christians have come together in response to his call and have prepared this website with resources for prayer: globalprayerforchina.org. This video encapsulates Cardinal Bo’s call: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYkzP23MVuQ
Scripture and Spirituality Conference 10th – 11th July 2021
John of the Cross and the experience of transforming love. This years’ conference focuses on St. John of the Cross and his life changing teachings of how love can transform each and every one of us. Through six thought provoking talks, each of us can learn how to become beacons of light to greater reflect Christ and offer hope to a world in much need of healing. This year, we have been blessed with six renowned speakers, authors and experts, who will bring St. John’s teachings to life and transform how we grow in our love and spirituality. For more information www.carmelite.uk.net/ssc or contact firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07849 596 572
We keep in our prayers the Primary 4 Pupils of St Mark’s who will make their First Holy Communion this Saturday the 15th of May and St John’s Primary 4 pupils on the 22nd of May. May they always have a desire for Jesus in the Eucharist and a love of Holy Mass.
St Thomas, Neilston
No 10am Mass or Confessions on Sat 22nd May due to First Communions at 10am & 11:30am in St John’s.
Funerals this week in St John’s (10am)
Mon 17th Maureen Collins
Fri 21st Stephen Lynch
Tue 25th Catherine Kerins
The stewards are giving their time voluntarily, for which we are very much indebted. They are following the instructions given to them and are trying to get as many people as possible into the church safely within the restrictions set by the Scottish Government. Please be courteous, patient and respectful in following their directions.
Adult Education Talks
You are invited to our next talk on Monday 17th May at 6:30pm on The Sacraments of Initiation by Canon Jim Duggan. Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Sponsor a White Flower for the Unborn
On Saturday, 22 May 2021, at Carfin Grotto, SPUC Scotland will display 14,000 white flower images, one for every child lost to abortion in Scotland in one year, to create a ‘carpet of flowers for the unborn’. Bishop Toal will bless the physical display at 2pm. If you would like to sponsor a virtual flower, please visit www.whiteflower.org.uk or call SPUC Scotland (0141 221 2094) to make a donation.
20 Days for Life June 1st till June 20th (8am until 8pm each day)
Due to Tier 4 restrictions our 2021 Lenten 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer and fasting vigil at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow was postponed. Sadly, in the midst of this current situation the government did not halt or restrict its abortion culture of death.
On March 23rd 2021 the government called for a UK National Day of Reflection to be held for those who had died from Covid the previous year. According to latest official figures at that time there had been 143,259 Covid deaths. The following month April 2021 we marked the 53rd anniversary of the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act which has resulted in almost 9.5million deaths of our unborn children here in the UK. Think of the unborn when you pray the words ‘For what I have done and for what I have failed to do’. We, are coming out for a 20 Days for Life from June 1st until June 20th outside of the QEUH in Glasgow from 8am until 8pm each day. To take part email Ogilvie1615@outlook.com
Incahootz Barrhead Drama
The Drama group will reconvene on Mondays beginning this Monday the 17th of May in St John’s Church hall 4pm-5pm, 5pm-6pm, 6pm-7pm for the different age groups.
Could you make yourself known along with your parents to Fr Joe/Jonathan after the weekend Mass you may be attending. Fr Jonathan will hope to re-train you after your long absence from altar serving. Anyone wishing to become a new Altar Server can also introduce themselves. You need to have made your First Holy Communion.
Please pray for those who have died recently especially
Maureen Collins, Jonathan Gilmour, Catherine Kerins, Marilyn Martin
and 6 months mind of
and for the Anniversaries of
Betty Boyle, Wilma Cook, Pat Gaughan, Frank Hannigan, Mary Hendry, Margaret & William Hewitt, Mary Howell, Angela Kelly, John McGorrian, Matilda McGorrian, Frank McGuire, Baby Josh Maguire, Thomas Pearson.
Can we remind everyone that Anniversaries and all notices for the E-Bulletin should be handed in by 7pm on Thursdays