5th Sunday Lent Year A 26th March 2023
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First Collection GA £302.00 NGA £794.62 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £90.00 St Anthony £30.40
SCIAF & Papal & Episcopal & St. Mirin’s Fund: £1141.43
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). We were able to claim £18,000 from the Inland Revenue on the Gift Aid Donations.
All Day Confessions in St Mirin’s Cathedral: Next Thursday 30th March from 8.30am -8.30pm with break at 10am and 1pm for 30 minutes for Holy Mass.
Lenten Stations of the Cross: On Friday 31st March after the 10am Mass and Palm Sunday 2nd April at 3pm.
Holy Week Masses: Mon, Tues, Wed, Mass at 10am. Holy Thursday: Mass of Last Supper 7pm.
Good Friday: Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion 3pm. Easter Vigil: 8pm. Easter Sunday 10am & 11.30am. No 5pm Mass.
Holy week Morning Prayer: Holy Thursday 10am and Night Prayer at 9.30pm. Good Friday 10am. Holy Saturday 10am.
Holy Week Confessions: Mon to Saturday 9.15am – 9.50am.
"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.
Diocese of Paisley Lenten Catechesis St. Mirin’s Cathedral, 2.00-4.00pm: This Sunday 26th March, Bishop Brian McGee will reflect on Jesus and Lazarus. There will be also Testimony from Young People, Solemn Evening Prayer and Benediction with music led by our Diocesan Choir. Please note this Lenten gathering is an in-person event therefore the Livestream will not be available. Confessions also available from 1.30pm.
Marriage Courses for those due to Marry in 2023: April- Part 1: Wednesday 12th April 7.00pm - 8.30pm, in person, Theology of the Body. Part 2: Wednesday 19th April 7.00pm - 8.30pm, via Zoom, NFP and the Family
Part 3: Saturday 29th April 10.00am - 1.00pm, in-person, Communication Workshop
Easter Vigil and Reception of Catechumens and Candidates: Siu Mui Cheung & Hiu Tung Cheung will be Baptised, Confirmed and receive First Communion. Ian Thomson will receive Confirmation and First Communion. Kwan-Yiu Lee, Tsz To Yiu, and Kin Fei Yiu ,three children to be Baptised and one to make First Communion. Flourish Ibe to be Confirmed and Nellie Ibe to receive First Communion.
Action of Churches in Barrhead Good Friday Walk of Witness: This will take place on Friday 7th April. It takes the form of a procession following a Cross with readings and hymns at each stopping point. It begins at St John’s at 10.30 and proceeds to Council Offices, Salvation Army, Bourock Church, St Andrew’s Church, the former South and Levern Church and Asda supermarket followed by soup in United Reform Church Hall. This Ecumenical Service offers a warm invitation to all.
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.
Funerals this week: Lucy Mc Lachlan on Wed 29th March and Joe Quigley on 30th of March. Mass at 10am.
We pray for those who have died recently: Jennifer Agnew, Annemarie Johnston, Louisa Mc Lachlan, Gina Ozor Ogunsanya, Carlo Pepe, Joe Quigley and for the Anniversaries of John Coelho, Gavin Conafray, John Graham, Chisom Flourish Ibe, William Sandford, Louise de Souza.