Click 3rd Sunday Lent Year A 12th March 2023
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First Collection GA £309.50 NGA £933.52 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £436.64. NGA £607.64 St Anthony £66.13
St Luke’s High School Oratory: We are renovating our school Oratory where Holy Mass, Adoration and Confessions are celebrated. This is the heart of our Catholic school. Pupils & Staff will be present at all Masses this weekend seeking to raise funds. Any donations in the retiral collection will be gratefully appreciated and received.
Special Collection – 19th March SCIAF & Papal & Episcopal & St. Mirin’s Fund: This collection is divided 75% to SCIAF and 25% to our new St Mirin’s Fund. SCIAF is the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland working in 16 countries to help the poorest in the world, regardless of religion. The St. Mirin’s Fund awards small grants for good causes with special consideration to: children and young people, the elderly, those with disabilities and special needs, or suffering from poverty, mental illness, homelessness or refugees.
Goodbye to Fr Jonathan: We send our best wishes and prayers to Fr Jonathan as he takes up his new post as Administrator of St Thomas, Neilston. We also thank him for his enormous contribution to the spiritual life of our Parish and Parishioners. Ad multos annos vivas!
Lenten Stations of the Cross: This Friday the 17th of March after the 10.am Mass.
Relics of Padre Pio: Fr Bryan Shortall a Capuchin Friar and Director of Padre Pio Apostolate in Ireland will celebrate Mass here in St Johns on Monday the 20th of March at 7pm. Mass will be followed by individual Blessing with mitt/glove of Padre Pio. Padre Pio Shop and tea in hall afterwards.
Lent Fest: A new modern Solo Play based on Confessions of St Augustine and written by one of our Parishoner’s Stephen Callaghan called Oggie, Oggie, Oggie coming in various venues. (see poster in porch). Tickets £5 and can get them by calling 0749534 7884 or www.AGAP.ORG.UK
Special screening of Father Stu (2022): On the 26th of March at Eyre Hall, Curial Archdiocesan Offices, Clyde St, Glasgow. Doors open at 6.30pm and film at 7pm. Tickets £5. Details above for purchase. Film followed by post film chat and refreshments.
Diocese of Paisley Lenten Catechesis St Mirin’s Cathedral, 2.00-4.00pm. On Sunday 12th March, Bishop Gilbert of Aberdeen will reflect on Jesus and the Woman at the Well. There also will be Testimony from Young People, Solemn Evening Prayer and Benediction. Confessions also available. Please note this Lenten gathering is an in-person event therefore the Livestream will not be available.
Marriage Courses for those due to Marry in 2023: April- Part 1: Wednesday 12th April 7.00pm - 8.30pm, in person, Theology of the Body. Part 2: Wednesday 19th April 7.00pm - 8.30pm, via Zoom, NFP and the Family
Part 3: Saturday 29th April 10.00am - 1.00pm, in-person, Communication Workshop
200 Club Winners: 1st Prize Therese Welsh No 174. 2nd E. Casey No 113. 3rd M. Durie No 65. 4th R&S Young No 58. 5th K. Foley No 48
Sacred Heart Companions: Meeting in the Oratory from 1pm -2pm this Tuesday 14th March.
Legion of Mary Annual Acies ceremony: This will be held in St Mirin’s Cathedral on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25th March at 2pm. All active and auxiliary members are warmly invited to come and renew their devotion to Our Lady for the year ahead. Refreshments available in the hall afterwards.
Medugorje Pilgrimage from 27th Sept -4th Oct: If interested call Cormac Smith on 07568401416 or email email@example.com
We pray for those who have died recently: Patrick Lennetti, Margaret Sloey, and for the Anniversaries of Stephen Hickey, Eddie Monaghan, Frank Monaghan, Margaret Mullins, Dominic & Ellen Mc Cue, Moira Mc Gilloway, Graham Alexander Mc Nair.
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