Second Collection this weekend: Monthly Building Fund.
Second Collection Next weekend: SPRED.
The Obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days
This will be reinstated on the First Sunday of Lent, 6th March 2022. There will, of course, be some people who do not have the confidence to return yet, but please encourage those who are fit and healthy, and confident, to return to Mass if they have not yet done so. The following measures should still remain in place:
SYNOD 2023 – Responses
Pope Francis has invited All Catholics to express their dreams, ideas and concerns in preparation for the Synod of Bishops in 2023. The pope's invitation to discern a path forward for the church stems from his belief that the Holy Spirit inspires all members to be missionary disciples, sharing core Christian beliefs by going out to the world. The diocese wants to hear your views, and a consultation document with questions that may help direct your response can be found on www.rcdop.org.uk. All responses to Synod23@rcdop.org.uk before 8th April 2022. All responses will be acknowledged. The Parish Council will also discuss the Consultation Document.
Commonwealth Grave War Commission
This group are trying to find some more background and information for the names on the War Memorial Windows in St Thomas. Do any parishioners at St Thomas/St John's have any Neilston or Barrhead soldier’s pictures. If so, please contact Tony Carlin firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can build the stories of the soldiers who were lost.
January 100 Club Draw (St John's)
1st No 116 Ase Smith
2nd No 10 Margaret Cassidy
3rd No 49 Thomas Reilly
4th No 47 Margaret Docherty
5th No 4 Gerald Morrow
You can pick up your winnings from the Sacristy. You can see the poster with more details in porch.
The Joy of Love - Pope Francis on Love, Marriage and Family Life
Come and learn more about the beautiful vision of God's plan for human love, marriage and family life contained in Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. To participate in the special year devoted to this exhortation, a series of 5 evenings explaining and exploring this vision begins on Thursday 17th February in St. Mirin's Cathedral hall from 7:30pm. Specially recorded videos by Pope Francis will be followed by short presentations on the exhortation, along with opportunities for discussion and questions, and a chance to socialise over refreshments. The evening should finish around 9pm. Everyone interested is most welcome to any or all of these evenings. In order to manage social distancing and catering, please register at https://rcdop.org.uk/amoris-laetitia-evening-registration
We pray for those who have died recently, especially
Kathleen Brown, Harry Burns Snr, Winnie Doherty, Marie Ennis, Patrick O’Dowd, James Thomson, Margaret Henaghen;
and the 6 months' mind of
and for the Anniversaries of
Molly Ball, John Darroch, John Dickson, Hiughie Duffy, Hannah Duggan, Mari-Loiuse Flannigan, Julia Ann Gillespie, Paul Goodwin, Jenny Hughes Hannigan, George Logue, Edward McCool, Kathleen McCool, Margaret McCool, Maureen McGrath, Bridget & William McGuire, Kathleen McHugh, Mary Hill, Rose Houston, David Reynolds, Patrick Reynolds, Jane Ronald, Robert Stewart, Martha Stirling, Pat Walker, Betty & Danny Williamson.
Clergy Anniversaries: Canon Thomas Jamieson (2003).
Sacred Heart Companions prayer Group
Meeting this Tuesday 8th February in the Tea room from 1pm-2pm.