Fourth Sunday Advent Year B 24th December 23
First Collection GA: £441.00 NGA: £938.60 Monthly Standing Orders: £5,194.50
Building Fund GA: £122.00 St Anthony’s Box: £85.17
Education GA £50.00
Christmas Eve Coffee Morning with raffle. This will take place after the 10am Mass today, Christmas Eve. There will be entertainment and mince pies and maybe even a very special visitor? If anyone wants to donate a raffle prize they can hand it in after the 10am Mass. Happy to have home baking (on the day) too!
Christmas Masses: Vigil (24th Dec) 5pm and Midnight (12) & Christmas Day (25th Dec) 8.am & 10.30am.
Nativity play, 4.30pm, before the 5pm Vigil Mass.
Tea/coffee and mince pies in hall after the 5pm vigil, Christmas Eve.
Masses Next Weekend 30th/31st Dec : Normal Sunday times with Vigil at 4pm, Sunday at 10am, 11.30am & 5pm.
Confessions this week: Tuesday 26th Dec, Wednesday 27th Dec, Thursday 28th Dec, Friday 29th Dec, from 9.30am -9.50am and No Confessions on Saturday 30th Dec.
Monday 1st January 2024: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: Mass as normal at 10.00am. This day we annually consecrate our Parish & Families to Our Blessed Lady.
Christmas Flowers for the Church: If you would like to contribute to the flowers and poinsettias for the Christmas Liturgies, please place monies in the Flower collection box in the porch.
Parish Fundraiser: Packed with Celtic Heart & Soul (The Herald). Original & Classic Songs with Singer/ Songwriter Maureen O’Kelly on Sunday 21st January from 3pm - 5:30pm in the Hall. Tickets £15pp and can get tickets from the Sacristy/House or 0141 881 0769 or email@example.com Maureen O Kelly.com/tickets. Ages is plus 16 and byob and also friends.
Stall: Christmas Mass Bouquets, Christmas Candles, Church Art Calendars 2024, Children’s Christmas story books, Christmas Gift Wrap bags, all still available.
Carols in the Cathedral – Wednesday 27th December 2023 at 2.30pm: This is a lovely way for all of the families to come together as a diocesan community and worship in song the birth of Our Saviour Jesus Christ. Refreshments in the Hall afterwards. All donations will go towards SPRED.
Safeguarding Training – 2024: The Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency has recently reorganised safeguarding induction training into one course only, combining the previous Parts 1 & 2. If you are a new volunteer or one who completed the Part 1 training course more than a year ago, you are invited to sign up for the next Safeguarding training session taking place on Tuesday 16th January at 7pm in St. Mirin’s Cathedral Hall. Please contact Sarah Jane Colhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0141 847 6138 to book a place.
Adoration in the Oratory: Will re-open on Monday 8th January.
SCIAF Emergency Palestine /Israel Appeal: Through the global Caritas network, SCIAF is working with local organisations to act as soon as possible. Your donation will provide emergency support to those most in need. You can donate at : https://www.sciaf.org.uk/get-involved/appeals/579-israeli-palestinian-emergency-appeal.
Catholic Families for Life: Download the first issue of a newsletter from the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland's Commission for Marriage, Family & Life. Download your copy here: www.marriagefamilyandlife.org.uk.
We pray for those who have died recently: Terry Moore, Agnes Mc Intyre, Annie Reid, Betty Walker, and 3 months mind of Baby Liam David Mc Cready and for the Anniversaries of Gerard Barr, Madge Burns, Carol Ann Burns, Roseann Hannigan, John & Jean Herrity, Patrick Kearney, Joseph Millar, Annie & John Mc Cann, Kathleen Mc Cready, Walter Mc Cready, Frances Mc Ewan, Isobel Mc Gauley, Harry Mc Kelvie, Agnes Mc Kenna, Jim Mc Quade, Kelly Ann Sanders, Frank & Margaret Stewart, Michael Stuart, Elizabeth Thomson.
Rev Joseph G Balmer: Parish Priest
Rev Joseph J McGill: Curate
Email: email@example.com Tel- 0141 881 0769
Mary Hallan: Safeguarding Co-Ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Murray: Safeguarding Co-Ordinator: email@example.com
Times of Sunday Masses: Sat Vigil 4pm. Sun: 10am, 11.30am, 5pm.
Weekdays: Mon to Saturday 10am. Workers Mass: Each Wednesday at 7.30am
Daily Adoration in Church: 9.00am – 9.55am.
In Oratory: 10.30am-9pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Daily Rosary: 9.25am.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): Monday to Friday 9.30am -9.50am
Saturday: 10.30 am – 10.50am & 3.15pm – 3.45pm
Confiteor: I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.
Gloria: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Creed: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The mystery of faith.
We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.
Or: When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.
Or: Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.
Prayer to St Michael, the Archangel:
St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen