2nd Sunday Lent Year A 5th March 2023
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First Collection GA £434.50 NGA £1153.54 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £146.80 SPRED GA £20.00
Aid to Church in Need Appeal Syria £1480.57
March Monthly Building Fund: Today at all Masses.
Lenten Stations of the Cross: Today at 3pm. This Friday the 7th 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 mit/glove of Padre Pio. Padre Pio Shop and tea in hall afterwards.
Think Vocation: “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.” Are you listening to him? Is he calling you to serve his people in priesthood or consecrated life? Speak to our Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison tel: 01418892602 or email: email@example.com
Diocese of Paisley Safeguarding Thought for the Month: As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us - ordained, professed, employed and voluntary members - to work together to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse or harm.
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. On Sunday 26th March, Bishop McGee of Argyll and the Isles, will reflect on Jesus and Lazarus. 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.
Lent Reflection Day for Primary School Pupils Primary 4-7. On Sunday the 12th March at St James, 50 Greenock Rd, Paisley, an afternoon which include activities, catechesis and Mass beginning at 2pm, concluding with dinner at 5pm, with pick up at 5.30pm. Pre-booking is recommended but not required. Completed consent forms necessary and can be collected from Primary school, Parish or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org,uk. More information from Fr Morrison Tel: 01418892026 or e-mail email@example.com
40 Days for Life Peaceful Prolife Lenten Prayer Vigil: Each day until Palm Sunday 2nd April there will be a peaceful prolife vigil for 40 Days outside the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), Hardgate Rd entrance beginning at 8am. Can you spare one hour per week during these 40 Days for Life. They have no voice but ours. For more information please email Ogilvie1615@outlook.com
Young Adults (18-35) to Lourdes: A meeting today at 4pm, if interested in pilgrimage to Lourdes from 30th June – 7th July in the Diocesan Office, Incle St, Paisley. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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
The Diocesan Finance Department. They are hosting two sessions at the Diocesan Offices on Thursday the 30th March, aimed at parish gift aid administrators, parish administrators, parish counters and parish priests and assistant priests. The sessions will last approximately 90 minutes. We aim to cover the completion of the weekly income records, petty cash book and parish monthly finance folders. It will also include gift aid procedures including distribution of the gift aid envelopes, completion of the weekly envelope register, turnaround reports and small donations claims. There is a 2pm or 6pm session. Please let Fr Joe know as soon as possible which you intend to attend.
We pray for those who have died recently: Maureen Bryson, Margaret Carroll. Andrew Fleaming, Kelsey Irving, Patrick Lenetti, James Mc Vittie and for the Anniversaries of Shaun Carlin, Carlo Fazzi, Joseph Gallacher Snr, Grace Glenroy, Dominic Greenan, Mary Hughes, Teresa Leckie, Thomas Mc Auley, Betty & Billy Mc Shane.