Masses at 10am & 7pm in both Parishes. All the Cluster schools will have Services. It is a Day of Fasting for those over 16 (one main meal and two collations, which should be less than the main meal combined and abstinence from meat for those over 14).
Children’s Rosary Group
There will be a children’s rosary in the church on the first Friday of each month, commencing on Friday 4th March 2022 at 6:30 pm. This is an opportunity for children of all ages to gather together to pray the rosary. This initiative has been running in other parishes in Scotland. All families are invited to attend and pre-school children are very welcome. The idea is that children as young as 4 or 5 and up to around 14 can learn to lead the rosary and make the rosary part of their daily lives. The rosary only lasts around 15 minutes and it is a lovely way to start the Lenten season as the Sunday obligation resumes. Please contact Lesley Ward if you need any further information (firstname.lastname@example.org 07910266821).
World Day of Prayer
Neilston Parish Church this Friday 4th March at 1:30pm. Tea/Coffee afterwards. All welcome!
Singers for 11:30am Mass
To join us at the 11:30am Mass please come up to the Choir Loft or call Alison on 07821 658845.
There will be a Healing Service taking place here in St John's on Tuesday 8th March at 7pm. Fr Joe and Joe Livingston will speak on the theme of Forgiveness, with Confession also available.
Safeguarding Training Part 2 Church Volunteers
For those who have previously attended Safeguarding Training Part One, or Safeguarding Training Level One, you can attend on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm in St. John’s hall. To register for this session, this Tuesday 1st March in St John’s Hall, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/266920525477 or go to Diocesan Website.
Friday 4th March 2022: Day of Prayer all those who have experienced abuse
& Monthly Mass & Holy Hour (7pm-9pm)
Please come along and pray for children, young people and vulnerable adults whose lives have been scarred by the abuse they have experienced at the hands of those whom they trusted. Pray also for all engaged in the pursuit of peace, healing and reconciliation for the abused, the needy, the weak and the vulnerable.
200 Club St Thomas
Jan: Isabel McLeish & 2nd Theresa Millar.
Feb: Alice Meehan & 2nd Pat Layden.
Monies can be collected from the Sacristy. Winner £60, Second £30.
Scottish Catholic Magazine
Now available at £2. Please place monies in Paper Box.
SCIAF Envelopes (including Wee Box)
These are now available to take home and return after Easter Sunday.
Marriages in 2022
Please get in touch with Fr Joe to confirm marriage & arrange to complete Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Forms as soon as possible.
Young Adults (18-30) 30th March
Fr Patten will speak on the Sacrament of Confession from 7pm in St Mirin's Cathedral. Holy Mass at 6pm and followed by Adoration and Benediction. Connect with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
We pray for those who have died recently
Paul Patrick Brophy, Esmeralda Coates, Kevin Finnell, Jim Connelly, Catherine McCreath, and Mary McGrory;
and the 3 months' mind of
and the 6 months' mind of
Jane Devenny, Frank McAloon, and Michelle McCormick;
and for the Anniversaries of
Susan Chalmers, Maurice Docherty, Bill Gilmour, Grace Glenroy, Catherine Guthrie, Dominic Greenan, Ellen Hendry, Edward & Elizabeth Hendry, Christiane Heinrich, Annie & John Lawson, Duncan McInnes, James Mullen, Billy Quinn, Helen Trainor, Moya Wilson, and Frances Winning.