St Conval’s Cemetery Mass
This Sunday 24th April at 2pm. All Welcome.
Please return by Wednesday of this week so that we can forward a cheque to SCIAF.
Divine Mercy Sunday
Today we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. There will be at St Mary's Church, Paisley, a Holy Hour at 4 pm. This will be led by Deacon John Morrison. Bishop John will celebrate Holy Mass at 5pm. Jesus said to St Faustina “Mankind will not have peace, until it turns with trust to My 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."
A Series of Talks on the Divine Praises for Young Adults
The first talk of the series will be on The Holy Trinity by Fr Joe McGill. This will take place on Wednesday 27th April at 7pm in St. Mirin’s Cathedral and will be followed by Benediction and an opportunity to socialise over drinks. A list of all other talks can be found on the Diocesan website www.rcdop.org.uk
Pilgrimage to Iona
Pilgrimage to Iona with St Francis Parish, Port Glasgow: Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th September, staying at The Royal Hotel, Oban, with a day pilgrimage to Iona. See poster for details. Please contact Fr Matthew (firstname.lastname@example.org / 01475 700700) if interested.
New Gift Aid Envelopes for those who pay tax
Envelopes are available now to collect from the link corridor between the Sacristy and the Church house. For those who pay their First Collection weekly by envelope, included are 12 x Building Fund and 9 x Diocesan Second Collection envelopes. Those who pay their First Collection by Standing Order, have envelopes for their Second Collection only (12 x Building Fund / 9 x Diocesan Second Collection envelopes) If you pay tax and would like to start a Gift Aid contribution, you can just speak to Fr Joe/Jonathan about how to set this up. (For every £1 you contribute, the Parish can claim 25p on your donation.)
Unveiling a statue of St Gianna Beretta Molla, Patron Saint of Unborn Children
Join the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children as we ask for St Gianna’s intercession for the pro-life movement in the UK. St Gianna was a 20th century wife, mother, and doctor, most often remembered for her sacrificial love for her unborn daughter. She is a patron for mothers, physicians, and unborn children. The unveiling of statue will take place on Thursday 28th April at 7pm followed by Holy Mass at 7:30pm, at Carfin Grotto.
The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Carfin, led by Bishop John Keenan, will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2022. Mass of Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at 3pm followed by the Rosary Procession which will take place at 5:30pm. Catering facilities are available at the shrine.
During the month of May, the month dedicated to Our Lady, we invite you to join us in prayer for the work of Mary’s Meals. Each day we are reaching more than 2.2 million children with a nutritious meal at school in 20 countries. We ask you to join us in prayers of thanksgiving for 20 years of little acts of love that have made this work possible and in petition for God’s continued blessing, that through His providence it will continue to grow and flourish enabling us to reach more hungry children. Further information and prayer resources including our new resource for children can be found at www.marysmeals.org.uk/prayinmay.
SSVP Collection for Ukraine
All monies from this week’s collection is being donated to the International body of SSVP which is co-ordinating funds for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
We pray for those who have died recently
Wendy Bramwell, Joan Goldie, Annie Harley, Betty McMahon, and Jonathan Smith;
and the 5 months mind of
and for the Anniversaries of
James Bisland, Nan Brady, Jim Cassidy, Barbara & John Clyde, Margaret Ellis, Barbara McAleavy, Tony McCann, Maurice McGuire, Patrick McKenna, William McMaster, Fr John McNamara O.C.D., John Marshall, Anne Richardson, and Cathie Szuster.