Seventh Sunday Year A 19th of February 2023
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First Collection GA £351.00 NGA £916.19 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £25.00 St Anthony £69.72
Spred GA £410.92. NGA £559.40
Second Collection this weekend: Franciscan Missionaries.
Clergy Appointment – St Thomas’, Neilston: Canon Oliver Freney is stepping down as Administrator of St Thomas’ with Bishop Keenan’s approval. Fr Jonathan Whitworth has been appointed Administrator of the parish and will take up residence in Neilston. The change will come into effect from the 17th of March. We offer our congratulations and prayerful support to Fr Jonathan on his new appointment.
Ash Wednesday: Masses at 8am & 10am, 7pm on Wednesday the 1st of March. It is a day of Fasting and Abstinence from meat. There will be services in St Mark’s School and St Luke’s High School. St John’s primary will be at 10am Mass.
Lenten Stations of the Cross: On Sunday 26th February at 2pm and on Friday 3rd March after the 10.am Mass.
Next Sunday 26th February: The Primary 4 pupils of St Johns/St Marks will enrol at the 10.00am Mass for First Reconciliation/ First Eucharist.
Next Sunday 26th February Coffee/Tea Morning: In the hall after the 10am Mass.
First Friday Children’s Rosary in St Johns: On Friday 3rd March at 6.30pm. This is an opportunity, for children of all ages to gather together to pray the rosary. 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. Please contact Lesley Ward if you need any further information (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07910266821).
Knock Pilgrimages 23. There are details of two different Pilgrimages to Knock on noticeboard in porch.
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 with music led by our Diocesan Choir. 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: Sunday 12th March: A day of reflection and activities, catechesis & Mass for Primary School pupils (p4-7) at St. James, 50 Greenock Road, Paisley. Beginning at 2pm and ending with Dinner at 5.00pm (collection time 5.30pm), the afternoon will include activities, catechesis and Mass. Pre-booking is recommended but not required. All attendees will be required to bring a completed consent form. These can be collected from Diocesan Primary schools, Parishes or by emailing email@example.com,uk. For further information or queries please contact Fr. John Morrison Tel: 01418892026 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
40 Days for Life Peaceful Prolife Lenten Prayer Vigil: From Ash Wednesday 22nd February 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
Aid to Church in Need Turkey/Syria Appeal: You can contribute to this appeal by placing monies in the box in front of the statue of our Blessed Mother, Mary.
We pray for those who have died recently, Moira Henry, Jean Howell, Irene Murphy, Julie Mc Farlane, Jean O’Hara, and First Mind of Catherine Mc Lachlan and for the Anniversaries of Agnes & William Brennan, May Carr, Susan Connolly, Jim Cook, William Donn, Anne Docherty, William Graham, Bernadette Hartley, Frank Hill, Fay Lennon, Frank Lennon, Tommy Mc Allister, Neil Mc Dade, Kathleen Mc Cann, Tommy Mc Gauley, Duncan Mc Innes, Philip Mc Kenna, Robert Kennedy Mc Laughlan, Charlie 0’Hara,Rex O’Neill, Catherine & Patrick Smith, Frances Winning.