Fifth Sunday Year A 5 Th of February 2023
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First Collection GA £ 403.0 NGA £855.13 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £108.05 St Anthony £54.62
Sick & Retired Priests GA £92.00. Justice & Peace £14.00
Second Collection: Monthly Building Fund this weekend.
Annual SPRED Collection next weekend: Our Paisley Diocese SPRED offers people with learning disabilities: a personal friend who takes time to share life and faith, spiritual nurture in a small community of faith; and a sense of belonging to a parish community. Twenty-one SPRED groups meet in the SPRED Centre, our church halls and special needs schools, allowing two hundred parishioners to come together in faith and friendship to share and experience God’s love. You can visit the My Giving Hub at www.shorturl.at/JO578 and click ‘donate’ under the SPRED logo.
Young Adults (18-35): In the next talk, You Knitted Me Together in My Mother's Womb, Fr Dan Fitzpatrick will discuss infertility, stem cell research and cloning. Please arrive at the Diocesan office before 7pm on Wed 1st March. 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.
White Mass: Mass for Catholic Healthcare Professionals and the intention of healthcare work in Scotland will take place on Sunday 12th February 2023 at 11am in St. Mirin’s Cathedral, and will be celebrated by Bishop John.
Following Mass reception in the Diocesan office foyer. Please RSVP if attending the Reception and for more details please email: email@example.com
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 30 June until 7 July 2023. Prices start at £859 Esplanade Eden, (15 min walk to the Domain) £919 foe Beau Site (12 min walk to the Grotto) and £984 for the Hotel Padoue. (3 min walk to the Domain, recommended if you struggle with distance). Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing and does not include insurance. (There is an additional single room supplement for each hotel) If you have a medical condition, or require assistance you should register with the Pilgrimage medical team. You should do this prior to booking with Tangney Tours. Please contact Anne Louise Buchanan on 01475 638132. To book phone Tangney Tours on 01732 886666 or visit www.tangney-tours.com/paisley
Youth to Lourdes 2023 S3-S6. This year the pilgrimage will leave Scotland on Thursday 29th June 2023. We will arrive in Lourdes on Friday 30th June and arrive back in Scotland on Friday 7th July.The pilgrimage costs £650.00. Want to know more? Contact Fr. John Morrison tel: 01418892026 5056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Instagram, facebook and twitter.
Diocesan Marriage Courses for 2023.Couples should register via the Marriage and Family page on the Diocesan website, or by using this link Diocese of Paisley | MARRIAGE PREPARATION DAY REGISTRATION FORM | Paisley, UK (rcdop.org.uk). If you are getting married in St Johns this year, please book up for these courses as soon as possible.
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.
AUG Part 1: Wednesday 9th August 7.00pm - 8.30pm, in person, Theology of the Body. Part 2: Wednesday 16th August 7.00pm- 8.30pm, via Zoom, NFP and the Family. Part 3: Saturday 26 August 10.00am - 1.00pm, in-person, Communication Workshop
Diocese of Paisley Safeguarding Thought for the Month: All allegations of abuse are reported to the police. This is in line with the mandatory reporting policy of the Catholic Church in Scotland.
We pray for those who have died recently, Joseph Brogan, Vicky Cowan, Moira Henry, Jean Howell, Jean Kane, Daniel Lee, John Joseph Mc Gonigle, Elizabeth Mc Guinness, Catherine Mc Lachlan, and 6 Months mind of Alice Devine and for the Anniversaries of John Bennett, John Brady Snr & Jnr, Ian Burnett, Betty Donegan, Jeanette & Tom Gallacher, Paul Goodwin, Jenny Hughes, George Logue, Margaret Mc Cool, Ann & John Mc Guire, David & Patrick Reynolds, Martha Stirling, Pat Walker.
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