Thirty Third Sunday Year A 19 th November 23
First Collection GA: £454.00 NGA: £869.02 Monthly Standing Orders: £5,194.50
Building Fund GA: £40.70 St Anthony’s Box: £59.30
Second Collection: Education-19th November. This supports the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) which promotes and protects our Catholic schools in issues of national significance, and supports our schools, parishes and dioceses. In 2022 this collection plus donations raised £17,261, which represents 35% of our expenditure of £66,114, resulting in a deficit of £48,852.
Deceased Diocesan Clergy Mass: On Monday 20th November at 1pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral.
Annual Parish Mass Census: This weekend at all the Masses.
Advent Day for Primary School Children: An Advent reflection day for pupils in primary 4 -7 at St. Mary’s, Paisley 2-5pm on Sun 26th Nov. Places must be pre-booked by calling by email email@example.com or call 889 5056.The event will include the celebration of Mass. Children must bring with them a consent form from your parish, or school or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to safeguarding regulations, participating children must be collected from St. Mary’s by a parent/carer/guardian.
Confessions for Advent: All day confessions in St. Mirin’s are on Thurs 7th December 8am-8pm. St. Joseph’s Clarkston on Mon 11th Dec and Mon 18th Dec at 7pm in St. John’s.
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland: They have issued a statement expressing its disappointment and confusion that the Scottish Government has decided to delete all reference to Catholic schools in a draft of updated Guidance on Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) Education in Scottish Schools. They are urging you to write to respond to the consultation simply to request that the Catholic schools provision be reinserted into the guidance.
You can do so easily by clicking the following link: https://www.rcdop.org.uk/news/rshp-education.The consultation ends on Thursday 23rd November 2023.
Mary’s Meals Christmas Market This is on Saturday 25 November (10am-7.30pm) and Sunday 26 November (12pm-7.30pm) at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, to help raise funds for its work providing school meals to children in poverty. Browse our selection of stalls from volunteers and small businesses and join our workshops, including sessions with our founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Scotland’s National Chef Gary Maclean and wreath making with Rook Botanics. Find out more and book tickets at https://marysmealschristmasmarket.eventbrite.co.uk or call 0800 698 1212
KSC National Young People’s Competition 2023-2024. Christmas Photography/Nativity Scene Painting
(Deadline: Thurs 7th December. Easter Photography / Lent Scene Painting (Deadline: Thursday, 14th March 2024)
Prayer Composition/ Essay Writing (Deadline: Thursday, 18th April 2024) Contact: email@example.com
Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Trust: We are is working with the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland (BCOS) to create a new museum of Scottish Catholic History, located at Orr St, Glasgow. To do this the SCHCT is reviewing and updating its vision along with developing plans for a new museum. We would love your help by spending a few minutes answering a short survey. The survey can be found at: https://forms.office.com/e/6D7EuB8EvU.
Diocesan Christmas Prize Draw: You can uplift from porch books of raffle tickets (£5 per book) 1st Prize £1000, 2nd £750, 3rd £500. 4th £250. Please return by next weekend.
We pray for those who have died recently: Jim Connelly, Rosana Crolla, Agnes Irving, John MacPhee, Fiona McInnes and for the 6 Months mind of Michael D’Arcy and for the Anniversaries of Sarah Armstrong, Marion Collins, James Connolly, John Gormlie, Helen Markey, Marie Mc Guire, Annie & John Mc Gowan, Noreen & James Mc Gowan, Frank Stewart, Jennifer Tan,
Rev Joseph G Balmer: Parish Priest
Rev Joseph J McGill: Curate
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel- 0141 881 0769
Mary Hallan: Safeguarding Co-Ordinator: email@example.com
Mary Murray: Safeguarding Co-Ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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