This weekend 2nd Collection “Let the Children Live”. Fr Peter Walters will speak about his work with street children and children from the shanty towns of Medillin, Columbia at all Masses this weekend. He will make an appeal on behalf of his Small Charity that feeds and schools and provides accommodation for these vulnerable children.
Daily Mass changes this week
St John's Mass only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
St Thomas' on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
Divine Mercy Monthly Devotions
Mass is at 7pm and followed by Adoration on Wednesday 23rd February at St Mary’s Church, 163 George Street, Paisley PA1 2UN.
Children’s Rosary Group
There will be a children’s rosary in the church on the first Friday of each month, commencing on Friday 4th March 2022 at 6:30pm. This is an opportunity for children of all ages to gather together to pray the rosary. This initiative has been running in other parishes in Scotland. All families are invited to attend and pre-school children are very welcome. The idea is that children as young as 4 or 5 and up to around 14 can learn to lead the rosary and make the rosary part of their daily lives. The rosary only lasts around 15 minutes and it is a lovely way to start the Lenten season as the Sunday obligation resumes. Please contact Lesley Ward if you need any further information (firstname.lastname@example.org 07910266821).
4O Days for Life
This Lent the 40 Days for Life prayer group in Scotland will hold its annual vigil outside the maternity unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow. From Ash Wednesday 2nd March until Palm Sunday 10th April, from 8am until 8pm the site will be manned daily. As you can imagine this is a big undertaking, but we have managed to do it for the past five years. Today I ask you to join the Pro-Life cause by signing up for a slot during the 40 days, come hail, rain or shine. Usually, people give an hour of their time when we say the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries. Please contact Matt Lynch on 07971234313.
World Day of Prayer
This will take place in Neilston Parish Church on Friday 4th March at 1:30pm. Tea/Coffee afterwards. All welcome!
Singers for 11:30am Mass
If you would like to join us at the 11:30am Mass please come up to the Choir Loft or call Alison on 07821 658845.
There will be a Healing Service taking place here in St John's on Tuesday 8th March at 7pm. Fr Joe and Joe Livingston will speak on the theme of Forgiveness, with Confession also available.
Funerals this week
Ann Ferry on Thursday 24th February at 10am.
Edward Cathcart on Friday 25th February at 10am.
Safeguarding Training Part 2 Church Volunteers
This training session is for Church volunteers who have previously attended Safeguarding Training Part One, or Safeguarding Training Level One, more than eighteen months ago. You can attend on Wednesday 23rd February at 10:30am in St Mirin’s hall or on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm in St John’s hall. If you would like to register for this session, please visit Eventbrite and search for Diocese of Paisley, Safeguarding Training, or visit the following https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/266920525477
We pray for those who have died recently:
Agnes & William Brennan, Danny Campbell, Edward Cathcart, Ann Ferry, Kevin Finnell, Iain Lindsay, Kathleen McDonald;
and for the Anniversaries of:
Robert Collins, Susan Connolly, Jim Cook, Anne Docherty, Willie Donn, Bridget Duffin, Ruby Duffin, William Graham, Charles Henry, Norah Lafferty, Laraine Lee, Fay & Frank Lennon, Thomas McAllister, Mary McClune, Neil McDade, Tommy McGauley, Philip McKenna, Moira McNeil, Robert Martin, and Frances Winning.
Clergy Anniversaries: Fr. Kevin Barry (1979), Canon John Doherty (2010) & Fr. James M. Quinn (1985)