No Evening Mass at 5pm in St John's.
St Peter’s Glenburn, Paisley
Of your charity, please pray for Fr Andrew Coleman who is seriously ill at this time and for his parishioners. Bishop Keenan has asked Fr Joe/Fr Jonathan to cover meantime all Funeral Masses in St Peter’s, Glenburn. This may cause an occasional change to our own schedules in St John's/St Thomas. Our Lady, Mother of the Clergy, pray for our priests.
St Conval’s Cemetery Mass
Next Sunday 24th April at 2pm. All Welcome.
Funerals in St Johns this week
Thursday 21st April Margaret Walters
Friday 22nd April Nancy Wilson
Holy Week & Easter Liturgies
A big thank you to all those who cleaned the Churches, prepared the flowers, who provided the music and singing, the pass keepers, the sacristans and altar servers, readers, extra-ordinary ministers of the Eucharist and the Liturgy Group. We are grateful for your commitment and dedication.
Please return as soon as possible, so that we can forward a cheque to SCIAF.
Divine Mercy Sunday
On Sunday 24th April we will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. There will be at St Mary's Church, 163 George Street, Paisley, a Holy Hour at 4pm. 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.
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 the 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.
All are welcome to join the inaugural Brecbannoch Pilgrimage from 11th-13th June 2022. The Brecbannoch is a 50-mile pilgrimage undertaken on foot from Oban to Iona, with the special purpose of praying for the renewal of the faith in Scotland. Along the way, we will carry the relics of St Columba, St Andrew and St Margaret, invoking their protection over the Church in these isles. Since his death in 574 AD, pilgrims have flocked to Iona to ask for St Columba's Intercession. Clergy, Kings, and Laity alike undertook arduous journeys to take their petitions to the Holy Abbot's relics. Our mission is to make pilgrimage there, invoking the intercession of Scotland's three patrons, St Andrew, St Margaret and St Columba, to pray for a renewal of the faith in our nation. Sign up before places run out at: www.brecbannoch.org/sign-up
We pray for those who have died recently
Anne Baillie, Edna Byrne, Patsy Duffy, Elizabeth Linden, Ian Shaw, Margaret Walters, and Nancy Wilson;
and for the Anniversaries of
John Bentley, Bridget Cannon, Margaret Carr, Irene & Mark Clougherty, Grace Collins, Eamon & John Delaney, James Kierney, Anne Lannon, Robin Millar, Helen Mullaney, Jimmy & Mary McDuffy, Thomas McAllister, Thomas McCormick, Jean McInnes, and Annie & Charlie Shields.