Easter Sunday A 9th April 2023
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First Collection GA £ 450.00 NGA £971.21 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £ 409.50. NGA £507.39 St Anthony £ 64.00
New Gift Aid Weekly & Second Collection Envelopes for 23-24: These are now available from the link corridor for those who pay tax. For those who pay by Standing Order on the First Collection, there are Gift Aid envelopes for the 12 Monthly Building Fund and Diocesan Special Collections (9). If you pay tax and you haven’t already signed a Gift Aid declaration for the parish, please do so. All your contributions will be augmented by 25% at no cost to you. In the year 2021-2022, the Gift Aid on contributions amounted to £18,000.
SPUC Pro-Life Chain: We will peacefully witness to over 10 million lives lost to abortion in this country since the Abortion Act came into effect in 1968. This takes place on Saturday 22 April at Lothian Road, Edinburgh from 11:00 – 13:00 There will be a rosary offered by Archbishop Leo Cushley at 10:00 in Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston ahead of the chain. Refreshments will be available after the event.
Rethink Abortion Interactive Training Day: To learn to have more productive conversations on abortion and get equipped to deal with real life scenarios. Clarify your own beliefs and become more effective in your pro-life communication. Sat 13th May from 10am-5pm in Turnbull Hall Catholic Chaplaincy, 15 Southpark Terrace. For more info or to book a place go to https://www.marchforlife.co.uk/rethink-abortion/ Tickets are £25 with lunch included.
Sacred Heart Companions Prayer Group: Next meeting now moved to Tuesday 18th April from 1pm-2pm in Oratory.
"First Communicant Retreat Day: This will be held on Sunday 23 April 2023, 9am - 15.30pm. This retreat aims to give the children a chance to encounter Jesus in an intimate way before their First Holy Communion. It will include catechism, meditation and Mass. Please bring a packed lunch for the children attending the retreat.
Welcome to our Newly Baptised & Confirmed: Siu Mui Cheung & Hi Tung Cheung. Ian Thomson who was initiated into the Catholic Church. Kwan-Yiu Lee, Tsz To Yiu who were Baptised and received First Communion. Kin Fei Yiu, who was Baptised. Flourish Ibe and Michelle Chimdinma Don- Opute who were Confirmed and Nellie Ibe who received First Communion. Thank you to our Catechists for their devotion and commitment in preparing these Catechumens/Candidates.
St. Conval’s Cemetery Mass: The Cemetery Mass will take place on Sunday 16th April at 2pm, celebrated by Bishop John. All welcome. There will be a link available to be able to watch from home if you cannot participate in person.
Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration Sunday 16 April 2023 4 p.m. – St Mary’s Church, Paisley.
There will be a Holy Hour at 4 p.m. led by Fr Michael Kane. Confessions will be available during the Holy Hour and then Holy Mass will be celebrated after the Holy Hour by Bishop Keenan at 5 p.m. In one of the most extraordinary homilies of his pontificate, Pope John Paul II repeated three times that St Faustina is "God's gift to our time, the "bridge to the third millennium." The Lord is offering you forgiveness of your sins if you recite the Novena to the Divine Mercy from Good Friday until Holy Saturday, attend confessions, venerate the picture of Divine Mercy and attend Holy Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist. What a promise from the Lord. All are welcome.
Diocesan Young Adults (18-35) Our series of talks, In God's Image: A Defence of Catholic Moral Teaching, continues on Wed 26th April. In the next talk, Male and Female He Created Them, Fr Emmet O’Dowd will discuss the Catholic understanding of the human person and some contemporary ideological challenges. Please arrive at the diocesan office before 7pm. The talk will be followed by an opportunity to socialise over drinks in a local bar. Details of future talks in the series can be found on Facebook.
Holy week and Easter Liturgies: Thank you to all who gave of their time by cleaning the Church, arranging the beautiful flowers and to the sacristans, altar servers, choirs, pass keepers, readers & extra-ordinary eucharistic ministers who carried out their ministries with such diligence and fidelity. Your service is very much appreciated.
We pray for those who have died recently: John (Ian) Grady Eileen Lynagh, John Morrow, Alexis Mc Creath and for the Anniversaries of John Gray, Hannah Hughes, John Hughes, Jeannie Kelly, James Kierney, Hugh Lynch, Ann Miller, John & Walter Mc Cready, Kathleen Pieczara, Robert Phillips, Baby Patricia Reynolds, Nancy Wilson.
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