Second Sunday Advent Year B 10th December 23
First Collection GA: £376.65 NGA: £851.42 Monthly Standing Orders: £5,194.50
Building Fund GA: £539.60 NGA £355.77 St Anthony’s Box: £117.13
Education GA £35.00
Advent Giving Appeal 2023 – Supporting Families in Need: We would be most grateful for donations of gift vouchers for shops. We will then distribute them to our associated schools. Please mark amount on the front of envelope and these can be handed in to the sacristy or parish house. Appeal ceases on Friday 15th December.
Funerals this week: Michael Collins on Mon 11th Dec at 10am. Rosemary Davis on Weds 13th at 12 Noon.
No 10am Mass Wednesday 13th December
Confessions for Advent: St. Joseph’s Clarkston on Mon 11th Dec at 7pm and Mon 18th Dec at 7pm in St. John’s.
The Children’s Liturgy group: (Primary school/ Pre- school) .Rehearsals after the 10am Mass in the church for the children’s nativity which takes place before the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass. Please see one of the liturgy leaders if your child wishes to take part.
Christmas Eve Coffee Morning with raffle. This will take place after the 10am Sunday Mass on 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 on the day or after 10am Mass on the 17th. Happy to have home baking (on the day) too!
Masses for Christmas: Christmas Eve Vigil 5pm and Midnight (12) and Christmas Day 8.am & 10.30am.
Parish Fundraiser: Packed with Celtic Heart & Soul (The Herald). Original & Classic Songs with Singer Songwriter Maureen O’Kelly on Sunday 21st January 3pm - 5:30pm in the Hall. £15pp byob & friends. Ages 16 from the Sacristy/House 0141 881 0769 firstname.lastname@example.org MaureenOKelly.com/tickets
Sacred Heart Companions Prayer Group: This Tues 12th of December from 1pm-2pm in the Tea Room.
Electronic Copy of Parish Bulletin.: If you would like to receive a copy of the Parish bulletin by email, please use the submission form on the Parish website, https://www.stjohns-barrhead.org or contact Mary Hallan, email@example.com
Diocesan Christmas Prize Draw: We raised here at St Johns £845.00. Many thanks to all who contributed. See winners on letter in the porch.
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.
Young Adults: Aged 18-35. Fr Denney, who will explore God’s covenant with Moses. The talk begins at 7pm in the Diocesan Office on Wed 10th Jan. It will end with adoration and Benediction, followed by an opportunity to socialise in a local bar. Email Fr Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info, and to be added to the WhatsApp group.
Grief to Grace: Grief to Grace is hosting a confidential healing retreat in April 2024. For more info, and to book, email email@example.com.
Think Vocation: If you think God is calling you to be a priest, speak to our Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison Tel: 0141889 50566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We pray for those who have died recently: Michael Collins, Rosemary Davis, Maureen Callaghan, Gussy Fisher, Joseph Murray, Baby Joseph Mellon, and for the Anniversaries Jane Balmer, of David Davidson, George Docherty, Kathryn Devlin, Gerard Ellis, William Ellis, Robert Minnery, Michael Mc Guire, Hugh Welsh, Canon Divney, (1976) Mons. Hugh Gallagher, (2022) Canon Harkins, (2015), Bishop Cunningham (2021) and Canon Teehan (1976).
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