Special Second Collection: Pro-Life (Day for Life) 29th/30th May
This collection helps the Diocese support pro-life causes with half of the funds collected going to the Bishops’ Conference pro-life fund. Apart from donating at weekend Masses you can donate easily to this by visiting our Diocesan website www.rcdop.org.uk and clicking on the ‘Online Parish Offertory’. This allows you to donate to any of the causes or parishes of your choice.
New Envelopes for Tax Year April 21/22
These are now available after all the weekend Masses. The box contains envelopes for each week and also the 12 Monthly Parish Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections. Those who pay their weekly donation by Standing Order also receive a Box of envelopes but only for the 12 Monthly Parish Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections. Please inform us if you cease to pay tax. Those, who do not pay tax can set up also a Standing Order. You can uplift a paper copy for Standing Orders from the Sacristy or download a copy from the Parish website.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9:25am-9:55am (both parishes before the 10am Mass).
Both Churches open at 9:15am.
Saturdays: 10:30am-11am (St John’s/St Thomas)
Saturdays: 3:15pm-3:45pm (St John’s)
May, the Month of Mary
During the Sundays of May at 3pm, we will pray the Rosary, have a short talk on Our Lady and conclude with Benediction.
Annual Mass at St. Conval’s Cemetery
Bishop John Keenan will celebrate our Annual Mass at St Conval’s Cemetery, Barrhead on Sunday the 6th June at 2:00pm.
Tickets available to book now. Please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-convals-cemetery-mass-tickets-155817180381
Evening of prayer for Healthcare workers
Bishop John would like to invite all healthcare workers and friends to an evening celebration to mark the Year of St. Joseph, patron saint of workers. There will be a time of prayer before the blessed Sacrament, prayers for all those involved in our healthcare system and will finish with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. All welcome to attend at St. Mirin’s Cathedral on Thursday 24th June at 7pm. More details about booking will follow next week.
“There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service, but always for the same Lord.” What kind of service do your gifts suggest? Perhaps you could offer them as a priest, deacon or in religious life? Speak to our Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison Tel: 01418895056 or e-mail email@example.com
Global Week of Prayer for the Church and Peoples of China
In March, Cardinal Bo called for a Global Week of Prayer for the Church and Peoples of China, from Sunday 23 May to Sunday 30 May. I attach his statement here for your interest, which has been widely reported in Catholic media: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/246867/cardinal-bo-urges-prayer-octave-for-china A small group of lay Christians in response to his call, and have prepared this website with resources for prayer: https://globalprayerforchina.org/
This video encapsulates Cardinal Bo’s call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYkzP23MVuQ
Scripture and Spirituality Conference 10th – 11th July 2021
John of the Cross and the experience of transforming love. This years’ conference focuses on St. John of the Cross and his life changing teachings of how love can transform each and every one of us. Through six thought provoking talks, each of us can learn how to become beacons of light to greater reflect Christ and offer hope to a world in much need of healing. This year, we have been blessed with six renowned speakers, authors and experts, who will bring St. John’s teachings to life and transform how we grow in our love and spirituality. For more information www.carmelite.uk.net/ssc or contact firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07849 596 572
We keep in our prayers the Primary 4 Pupils of St Thomas who will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday the 5th of June. May they always have a desire for Jesus in the Eucharist and a love of Holy Mass.
Funerals this week in St John’s (10am)
Tuesday 25th Catherine Kerins
St John’s 26th May
On Wednesday the 26th of May there will be No Morning Mass at 10am.
20 Days for Life June 1st till June 20th (8am until 8pm each day)
Due to Tier 4 restrictions our 2021 Lenten 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer and fasting vigil at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow was postponed. On March the 23rd of March the government called for a UK National Day of Reflection to be held for those who had died from Covid the previous year, estimated at 143,259 Covid deaths. The following month April 2021 we marked the 53rd anniversary of the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act which has resulted in almost 9.5million deaths of our unborn children here in the UK. We, are coming out for a 20 Days for Life from June 1st until June 20th outside of the QEUH in Glasgow from 8am until 8pm each day. To take part email Ogilvie1615@outlook.com
200 Club Winners
Jan: M.Hughes No 114 (£20)
Feb: Marie Mc Cool No 132 (£70).
April: E. Cassidy No 38 (£35), Margaret M. Donnelly No 33 (£20) have still to collect their winnings and can pick them up from the Sacristy.
May: E. Mc Quade No 138 (£35), Therese Welsh No 174 (£20), Barbara Clyde No 14 (£20) have still to collect their winnings and can pick them up from the Sacristy.
Please pray for those who have died recently especially
Jonathan Gilmour, Anthony Kelly, Catherine Kerins, Helen Murphy, Mrs McWeney, Jacqui Quinn, John Sludden
and for the Anniversaries of
Esther Bell, Catherine Boyle, Edward Carroll, Charlie & Mary Coyle, Nancy Devine, Mary Divers, John Farrell, Catherine Gallagher, Ricky Hassan, John Hegarty, Thomas Jardine, Margaret Malaney, Sadie McDonald, Catherine & Michael McGuire, John Michael MacMillan, Sadie McGowan, Patrick McGrath, Mary Tierney.
Anniversaries and all notices for the e-Bulletin should be handed in by 7pm on Thursdays