4th Sunday of Advent: 18th December
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First C GA £347.12 NGA £817.08 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £70.20 St Anthony £36.55
Education GA: £10.00
Rorate Mass: Wednesday 21st at 7am. Funeral of Joseph Hendry on Mon 19th Dec at 10.00am.
Parish Penitential Service: There will be an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession on Monday 19th of December at 7pm. Along with Fr Joe & Jonathan there will be other priests available to hear Confessions. Also each morning this week except Mon, from 9.30am -10.00am and Christmas Eve 10.30- 11.am
Online Prayer event for young Catholic Adults aged 20-40: Join us for a post-Christmas rosary and reflection via Zoom on Tues 27th Dec at 8:00-8:30pm. Our events are a great opportunity to meet and socialise with other young adults. For more info and tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Times of Christmas Masses: Vigil (24th Dec) 6pm, Midnight Mass. Christmas Day: 10am and 11.30am. Children’s Nativity at 5.30pm.
Christmas Cards and Catholic Art Calendars: Available now from the Stall located in the link corridor between the Sacristy and Church house. Catholic Western Calendars (Directory) £3.20 and Art Calendars £1.00
Christmas Giving Appeal: To help with families particularly in our schools who are in need, you may wish to donate Gift Vouchers. You can leave them in the box in front of the Our Lady Statue. Appeal ends this weekend in order to get the vouchers to schools before they close for the Christmas Holidays. No Cash please.
Christmas Flowers and Poinsettias: To help defray the cost of decorating the Church this Christmastide, you may wish to donate monies. There is a Flower Box in the porch to make donations.
Eucharistic Adoration on Tues/Thurs: We have only a few remaining hours to fill before we once again can have Eucharistic Adoration in the Oratory on Tues/Thurs. Tues 2-3pm 3-4pm 4-5pm 5-6pm and Thurs 2-3pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm. You can complete a yellow sign up form available in the porch. Oratory closes on Fri 23rd Dec to Mon 9th Jan.
Project Gambia: Volunteers from Project Gambia will be visiting our parish this weekend the 17th & 18th of December to update us on their work with Deaf children in The Gambia. They will be most appreciative of any support given, both prayerful and financial.
SYNOD 2021-2024: The Papal Synod timeline has now been extended, by a year, to 2024. The document for the Continental Stage has now been published and is available on the diocesan website homepage. This will be the focus of the European Assembly in February 2023. Please send any comments to Synod23@rcdop.org.uk
Diocesan Office for Pastoral Formation of Young Adults Pilgrimage to Lourdes: This will coincide with the Diocesan/ Youth to Lourdes Pilgrimage from 30th June to 7th July 23. The cost is £500 per person. If you’re aged 18-35 and would like to know more, or if you would like to register your interest, please email (email@example.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deposits of £100 should be paid before the end of January 2023.
Carols in the Cathedral: Tuesday 27th December at 2.00pm: All donations will go towards SPRED.
Cinema, Arts and Literature Club: Interested in discussing perspectives on film, novels, poetry, music and more? Come to our next meeting where we will be discussing the novel "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. Text INFO to 07957644546 for full details. Tuesday 17th January 7:30pm to 9pm, Dunreath, 231 Nithsdale Road, G41 5HA. (Spiritual activities at Dunreath are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.) All welcome
We pray for those who have died recently: John Derek Fitch, Joseph Hendry, Isabel Templeton, and Anniversary of Catherine Brown, Madge Burns, Amelia Clarke, Mariano Coelho, Dan & Danny Donnelly, Jean & John Herrity, Patrick Kearney, Joseph Millar, Frances MacEwan, Maureen Mc Guire, Sheila Mc Kee, Susan Mc Kee, Anna Maria Pinto, Thomas Wood.