Palm Sunday Year A 2nd April 2023
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First Collection GA £ 435.00 NGA £883.32 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £ 49.40 St Anthony £ 74.50
New Gift Aid Weekly & Second Collection Envelopes for 23-24: These are now available from the link corridor for those who pay tax. For those who pay by Standing Order on the First Collection, there are Gift Aid envelopes for the 12 Monthly Building Fund and Diocesan Special Collections (9). If you pay tax and you haven’t already signed a Gift Aid declaration for the parish, please do so. All your contributions will be augmented by 25% at no cost to you. In the year 2021-2022, the Gift Aid on contributions amounted to £18,000.
Lenten Stations of the Cross: Today Palm Sunday 2nd April at 3pm.
Chrism Mass: This Wednesday 5th April at 7pm in St. Mirin’s Cathedral. During the Mass the priests of the Diocese will renew their priestly commitment, and the oils will be blessed for use in the celebration of the Sacraments throughout the Diocese in the coming year. Refreshments in the Cathedral hall after mass.
Holy Week Masses: Mon, Tues, Wed, Mass at 10am.
Holy Thursday: Mass of Last Supper 7pm.
Good Friday: Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion 3pm.
Easter Vigil: 8pm. Easter Sunday 10am & 11.30am. No 5pm Mass.
Holy week Morning Prayer: Holy Thursday 10am and Night Prayer at 9.30pm.
Good Friday 10am.
Holy Saturday 10am. Holy Week Confessions: Mon to Saturday 9.15am – 9.50am.
Special Collection - Holy Places – Good Friday 7th April : This collection is for the upkeep and repair of the fifty shrines and for the Church’s pastoral, educational, social and cultural mission in the Holy Land, including the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the Church of Mary and Joseph’s homes in Nazareth, Peter’s house in Capernaum, the Upper Room of the Last Supper and of Pentecost and the Church of the Calvary and the Holy Sepulchre.
"First Communicant Retreat Day: This will be held on Sunday 23 April 2023, 9am - 15.30pm. This retreat aims to give the children a chance to encounter Jesus in an intimate way before their First Holy Communion. It will include catechism, meditation and Mass. Please bring a packed lunch for the children attending the retreat.
Easter Vigil and Reception of Catechumens and Candidates: Siu Mui Cheung & Hiu Tung Cheung will be Baptised, Confirmed and receive First Communion. Ian Thomson will receive Confirmation and First Communion. Kwan-Yiu Lee, Tsz To Yiu, and Kin Fei Yiu, three children to be Baptised and one to make First Communion. Flourish Ibe to be Confirmed and Nellie Ibe to receive First Communion. Michelle Chimdinma Don- Opute to be Confirmed.
Action of Churches in Barrhead Good Friday Walk of Witness: It begins at St John’s at 10.30 and proceeds to Council Offices, Salvation Army, Bourock Church, St Andrew’s Church, the former South and Levern Church and Asda supermarket followed by soup in United Reform Church Hall.
St. Conval’s Cemetery Mass: The Cemetery Mass will take place on Sunday 16th April at 2pm, celebrated by Bishop John. All welcome. There will be a link available to be able to watch from home if you cannot participate in person.
Funerals this week: Annemarie Johnston on Mon 3rd April and Margherita Graham on Tues 4th April. Mass at 10am.
We pray for those who have died recently: Margherita Graham, Rose Higgins, Joanne Hughes, Annemarie Johnston and the Anniversaries of Margaret Donnelly, Claudina Fernandes, Patrick Hannigan, Hannah Hughes, James & Veronica Hutchison, Aidan Longwill, Gerard Maguire, Michael Mc Guire, Jean Mc Innes, Susie Tinsley.
Rethink Abortion Interactive Training Day: To learn to have more productive conversations on abortion and get equipped to deal with real life scenarios. Clarify your own beliefs and become more effective in your pro-life communication. Sat 13th May from 10am-5pm in Turnbull Hall Catholic Chaplaincy, 15 Southpark Terrace. For more info or to book a place go to https://www.marchforlife.co.uk/rethink-abortion/ Tickets are £25 with lunch included.