Saturdays 10:30am- 11am (St John’s/St Thomas)
Saturdays 3:15pm-3:45pm (St John’s)
Divine Mercy Sunday
Jesus said to St Faustina (Diary No 699) “My daughter tell the whole world, about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet”.
Jesus promises that the soul that’s been to Confession and receives Holy Communion will be completely wiped away of the two stains that are on our soul. Those stains are sin and the temporal punishment due to sin. The special grace promised by our Lord for Divine Mercy Sunday is nothing less than the equivalent of a complete renewal of baptismal grace in the soul.
We will have at 3pm today Sunday, an afternoon of God’s Mercy with Adoration, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession.
No evening Mass at 5pm on Sunday because of the service at 3pm. There will be a Mass at 8:30am instead. The 5pm Evening Mass will return to normal on the 18th April.
St Joseph Statue
In this year of St Joseph we would like to place fresh flowers before the statue. To defray the cost, you may like to place a donation in the flower box in the porch or hand into the church house in an envelope.
New Envelopes for Tax Year 21/22
Now available after all the weekend Masses. Please collect from the link corridor to the church house and then exit through the side door. This allows us to keep our two -meter social distancing. The envelopes are only for those who pay Tax. For those that do not use Standing Orders you will receive a box of envelopes for each weekly collection and also for the 12 Monthly Building Fund and Second Collections. Those who pay by Standing Order will receive a box of envelopes for the 12 Monthly Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections.
If you lose or misplace your envelopes, please see Fr Joe/Jonathan to issue you new ones as we need to record your donation to claim Gift Aid from HMRC. Please do not use an envelope other than the envelope provided for the specific collection (i.e. use Vocations envelope for Vocations and not to score out and use for SPRED).
Please inform us if and when you cease to pay tax. Those, who do not pay tax can set up also a Standing Order.
Adult Education Talks
You are invited to our next talk on Monday 19th April at 6:30pm on The Sacraments of Vocation by Fr. Jonathan Whitworth. Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Funerals St John’s
Mon 12th April Maureen Freemantle
Wed 14th April Francis Curran
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).
East Renfrewshire Food Bank
The Food Bank are asking for donations of toiletries, for both men & women, especially deodorants. They are also looking for toilet rolls. There is a box in the Church & Hall to place your donations.
Please pray for those who have died recently especially
Angela Cameron, Francis Curran, Maureen Freemantle, Jonathan Gilmour,
and for those whose Anniversary occurs around this time
Peter Stephen Callendar, John Donnelly, Owen Fitzpatrick, Theresa Haggerty, Christopher Lunday, Hugh Lynch, Stuart Millar, Ann Miller, Helen Murney, James Maclean, John Wheelan, Sandra Williams.
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.