First Sunday of Advent: 27th November
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First C GA £484.00 NGA £877. 79 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £100.00 St Anthony £34.73
Next weekend Second Collection: Monthly Building Fund
Mass of Commitment for Sacrament of Confirmation: The Primary 7 Pupils of St Johns and St Marks will make their promise of Commitment to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation through Prayer and attending Holy Mass, this Sunday 27th November at the 10am Mass.
Advent Family Gathering – Sunday 27th November: You are warmly invited to come along to this event for families at St. John’s Barrhead from 2pm on Sunday 27th November. The event will include light refreshments, a family Advent wreath activity and Rosary, concluding with the celebration of Mass at 4pm." No 5pm Mass on 27th Nov
Annual Mass for Parishoners/ Family who have died this Year (2022). This will take place on Tuesday the 29th Nov at 7pm. No Tuesday Morning Mass at 10am.
Funerals this week: Christina Stewart Walker Thurs 1st Dec 10am Mass. Elizabeth Docherty Fri 2nd 1pm Hurlet only
Rorate Masses during the Wednesdays of Advent (7am) The Rorate Mass takes its name from the opening words of the Entrance Antiphon. which come from the Prophet Isaiah 45:8: “Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.”“Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour.” This Mass is a Votive Mass in honour of Our Blessed Mother Mary. The Rorate Mass begins in the darkness of early morning and lit only by candlelight As the church becomes progressively brighter with the sunrise, so the coming of the Eternal Light, Jesus, whom we await during the Advent season, illuminates our faith in him as Saviour and Light of the World.
Young Adults (18-30): The Diocese has organised a series of talks on the Divine Praises. The next and final talk of the series will be on ‘Blessed be God in His Angels and Saints’ by Fr Ryan Black. This will take place on Wednesday 30th November at 7pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral and will be followed by Benediction and an opportunity to socialise over drinks.
First Friday Children’s Rosary in St John's (2nd Dec) This Friday at 6:30pm. All families are invited to attend and pre-school children are very welcome. The idea is that children as young as 4 and up to 14 can learn to lead the rosary and make the rosary part of their daily lives. The rosary only lasts around 15 minutes. Please contact Lesley Ward if you need any further information email@example.com or call 07910266821).
First Friday Evening Devotion (2nd Dec). Begins with Mass at 7pm followed by Adoration, Rosary, Benediction and Night Prayer.
The New Extra-Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Readers Rota’s: The New Rotas are now available on the in the Sacristy noticeboard. If you wish to be sent an electronic copy, email Mary Hallan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cinema Arts and Literature Club: Are you interested in discussing Christian themes in film, novels, poetry, music and more? Are you interested in conversations about faith in the arts? Then come to our inaugural event where we will be discussing the film Gran Torino (USA 2008). Tuesday 29th November, 7:30pm to 9pm at Dunreath (Glasgow Men's Opus Dei Centre), 231 Nithsdale Road, G41 5HA. Text INFO to 07957644546 for full details. All welcome.
Knights of St. Columba National Young People’s Competition: The Knights of St. Columba have organised a National competition for young people. All details can be found by clicking on the following link
We pray for those who have died recently: Marion Collins, Elizabeth Docherty, Elizabeth Bessie Mc Donald, Christina Stewart Walker and for the Anniversaries of Kathryn Devlin, Kevin Fitzgerald, John & Tommy Logue, James & Noreen Mc Gowan, Annie & John Mc Gowan, Jane Sloan, Jim Watt.