Third Sunday Easter Year A 23rd April 2023
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First Collection GA £ 459.80. NGA £827.28 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £ 91.00 St Anthony £40.60
Second Collection 29th/30th April: Vocations and Ecclesiastical Students: This collection pays for our Paisley Seminarians studying in Rome. Currently we have one student whose seminary fees are £20,000 per year. As well as supporting our seminarians this collection goes to the upkeep of our Scots College in Rome.
Qualified First Aiders required for Sunday Masses. This would involve obtaining a PVG, which would be arranged by the Paisley Diocese. Please see Fr Joe or Mary Hallan/Mary Murray if interested.
Eastertide Flowers: If you would like to defray the expenses of the Eastertide flowers, you can place monies into the flower box in the porch. We also take this opportunity to thank Mairi Goodwin who is stepping down due to ongoing health reasons.
New Gift Aid Weekly & Second Collection Envelopes for 23-24: These are now available from the link corridor for those who pay tax.
Sacrament of Confirmation for St Johns/Marks Primary 7 Pupils: This will take place here in St Johns this Thursday 28th April at 6.30pm. Please keep the children and sponsors and families in your daily prayers.
Funeral this week: John Lafferty on Friday 28th at 11am. (provisional).
Fr Jonathan will celebrate Mass for S3 of St Luke’s High School as part of their day retreat at 10am.
Rethink Abortion Interactive Training Day: To learn to have more productive conversations on abortion and get equipped to deal with real life scenarios. Clarify your own beliefs and become more effective in your pro-life communication. Sat 13th May from 10am-5pm in Turnbull Hall Catholic Chaplaincy, 15 Southpark Terrace. For more info or to book a place go to https://www.marchforlife.co.uk/rethink-abortion/ Tickets are £25 with lunch included.
"First Communicant Retreat Day: This will be held this Sunday 23 April 9am - 15.30pm. This retreat aims to give the children a chance to encounter Jesus in an intimate way before their First Holy Communion. It will include catechism, meditation and Mass. Please bring a packed lunch for the children attending the retreat.
Diocesan Young Adults (18-35) In the next talk, Male and Female He Created Them, Fr Emmet O’Dowd will discuss the Catholic understanding of the human person and some contemporary ideological challenges. Please arrive at the Diocesan Office before 7pm this Wednesday 25th April. The talk will be followed by an opportunity to socialise over drinks in a local bar. Details of future talks in the series can be found on Facebook.
Film Cross Mountain: One night only at Cineworld Cinema, Parkhead on Tues 25th April @7.30pm. Buy tickets at TicketSource CrossMountain. Film is about 8 young adults who go on Pilgrimage to Cross Mountain, Medugorje that completely transformed their lives.
Social Security Scotland: There are information sheets in the porch for Funeral Support Payment available for those on certain benefits or tax cuts.
There are also information sheets for Adult Disability Payment, extra money to help if you have a long- term illness or a disability that affects your every- day life.
A Family Day with Mary – Sunday 14th May: Join families from throughout the Diocese at St. John’s, for an afternoon of celebration in honour of Mary our Mother which includes prayer, activity and games for children. The day will begin with refreshments at 2pm, and concludes with Holy Mass at 4pm celebrated by Bishop John.
No 5pm Mass on this day.
We pray for those who have died recently: Clare Gilchrist, John Lafferty, Minnie Monaghan, the 3 months mind of Catherine Mc Lachlan, the 6 months mind of Anna Breslin and for the Anniversaries of James Bisland, Edward & Mary Brady, Jim Cassidy, Barbara & John Clyde, Margaret Ellis, Christopher Gribben, Theresa Haggerty, Edward Hone, Patrick, Patricia & Susan Hone, Theresa Hood, James Hunter, Barbara Mc Aleavy, Tony Mc Cann, Gerard & Marie Mc Guire, Agnes & Patrick Mc Kenna, Fr John Mc Namara, (O.C.D) James & Mary Mc Sorley.