Ukraine Donations Appeal
Here in St John's/St Thomas we are asking that you assist those in Ukraine and fleeing with specific donations of Baby Formula, Nappies, Power Banks (battery chargers), torches, warm blankets/bedding, in good condition. This is from 6th March - 13th March (inclusive). You can leave the donations at Our Lady’s Statue in St John's and St Thomas' Porch. SCIAF are accepting monies, which you are asked to give directly to them either online via www.sciaf.org.uk or by cheque to SCIAF, 7 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2PR.
4O Days for Life
This Lent the 40 Days for Life prayer group in Scotland will hold its annual vigil outside the maternity unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow. From Ash Wednesday 2nd March until Palm Sunday 10th April, from 8am until 8pm the site will be manned daily. As you can imagine this is a big undertaking, but we have managed to do it for the past five years. Today I ask you to join the Pro -Life cause by signing up for a slot during the 40 days – come hail, rain or shine. Usually, people give an hour of their time when we say the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries. Contact Matt Lynch on 0797 1234313.
Lenten Station Masses
Bishop John will celebrate our Mass here in St John's on Thursday 24th March at 7pm.
Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 10am Mass in both Parishes. On Sundays 6th, 13th, 20th in St Thomas at 3pm and in St John's Sundays 27th March, 3rd, 10th April at 3pm.
Thursdays of Lent
Additional Mass at 7:30am (in St John's only)
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.
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).
RCIA Rite of Election 2022
The Rite of Election Service takes place this Sunday in St. Mirin's Cathedral. All of those entering into Full Communion with the Catholic Church this year, along with their sponsors, are presented to Bishop John. This year, 2022, we will welcome 27 people from 8 parishes throughout the diocese to our Catholic community. Please remember them all in your prayers and especially Kari Pierce here in St John's.
100 Club Winners
L. Meechan No 122,
M. Quinn No 104,
W. Hood No18,
E. Cassidy No 38,
S. Capaldi No 88
T & M Mc Bride No 11
R & S Young No 58,
P & S Brady No 148,
B. Rocks No 13. (Still to be collected)
We pray for those who have died recently
Paul Brophy, Charles Gorman, and Marie Loftus;
and 6 months' mind of
Jimmy Docherty, and Fr Terry Donnelly CSSP;
and the Anniversaries of
Cathy Binnie, Carlo Fazzi, Joseph Gallacher Snr, Mary Gourlay, Catherine Henderson, Mary Hughes, Fr Peter Lafferty CSSP, Frank Monaghan, Thomas McAuley, Ramon McCann, and Betty & Billy Mc Shane.
Priests who served in Diocese Anniversaries
Canon Joseph Costeur (1966), Fr Jeremiah O’Sullivan (1959), Canon John O’Donnell (1963), Monsignor Gerard Brennan (2014), and Fr. James Keenaghan (1991).