Christmas Day 25th December
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First C GA £360.00 NGA £783.72 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £99.00 St Anthony £46.60
Second Collection: Justice & Peace weekend of 7th/ 8th Jan 2023.
Christmas Giving: Thank you for your very generous and wonderful response in donating Vouchers for our schools. You raised over £2,000 and £2,800 for Project Gambia. For the month of November £344.36 was sent to Aid to Church in need from St Anthony’s Box.
Thank you: A big thank you to all those who have cleaned and prepared the Church, the florists who have decorated the Church with such beauty, our choirs/cantors, altar servers, sacristans, pass keepers and all those involved in the Christmas Masses and thank you for all your Christmas greetings, cards and gifts.
Wishing you all a Holy & Happy Christmas
Feast of the Holy Family: Friday 30th of December.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: Sunday 1st January 23. We will consecrate the Parish and our families to Our Blessed Mother at all Sunday Masses.
Solemnity of the Epiphany: Sunday 8th January.
Repairs/Renovations in Church/Hall/ Grounds: We have very recently changed the lighting around the Church and Hall, House, to LED, which will reduce our enormous electricity Bills. We have also changed the lighting on the Sanctuary and Oratory and entrances to LED lighting and now have new hand dryers in all the toilets. We have also installed Short Wave Infrared Heating that can be left on during Mass unlike the Fan Heating which is extremely noisy and distracting. The boiler in the hall and tea-room will have frost thermostats added to avoid a repeat of frozen pipes. Unfortunately, the tea-room had a burst pipe and will be out of commission for the foreseeable future.
Catholic Art Calendars / Catholic Western Calendars: Available now from the Stall located in the link corridor between the Sacristy and Church house. Catholic Western Calendars (Directory) £3.20 and Art Calendars £1.00
SYNOD 2021-2024: The Papal Synod timeline has now been extended, by a year, to 2024. The document for the Continental Stage has now been published and is available on the diocesan website homepage. This will be the focus of the European Assembly in February 2023. Please send any comments to Synod23@rcdop.org.uk
Diocesan Office for Pastoral Formation of Young Adults Pilgrimage to Lourdes: This will coincide with the Diocesan/ Youth to Lourdes Pilgrimage from 30th June to 7th July 23. The cost is £500 per person. If you’re aged 18-35 and would like to know more, or if you would like to register your interest, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) (email@example.com). Deposits of £100 should be paid before the end of January 2023.
Carols in the Cathedral: Tuesday 27th December at 2.00pm: All donations will go towards SPRED.
Cinema, Arts and Literature Club: Interested in discussing perspectives on film, novels, poetry, music and more? Come to our next meeting where we will be discussing the novel "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. Text INFO to 07957644546 for full details. Tuesday 17th January 7:30pm to 9pm, Dunreath, 231 Nithsdale Road, G41 5HA. (Spiritual activities at Dunreath are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.) All welcome
10 K Walk for Mary’s Meals: Congratulations to one of our young Parishioner and St Mark’s Pupil 7 year old, Michael Williams who raised £800 by completing a 10 k Walk in 2 hours, 45 minutes along with his parents for Mary’s Meals.
We pray for those who have died recently: Marie Boyle, Patrick Gaynor, Letty Mitchell, Sarah Mc Cann, Elizabeth Thompson and 9 months mind of William Sandford and for the Anniversaries of Gerard Barr, Carol Ann Burns, Rose Anna Hannigan, Archie Hughes, Annie & John Mc Cann, Kathleen Mc Creadie, Walter Mc Cready, Margaret Dunn Manning, Jim Mc Quade, Philip Robertson, Kelly Ann Sanders.