Second Collection this weekend
Sick & Retired Priests of the Diocese.
200 Club St Thomas'
It is not too late to re-join or join for 2022. First draw won't take place until weekend of either 30th January or 6th February.
Divine Mercy Monthly Devotions
Holy Mass at 7pm, followed by Adoration on Wednesday 26th January which will be in St Mary’s Church, 163 George Street, Paisley. These devotions will be held on the last Wednesday of every month so please put a note in your diary. Please note there will be no Divine Mercy Mass in the months of July, August and December.
Thinking about Diocesan Priesthood in 2022? The Catholic Church in Scotland is now inviting enquiries from those considering applying for seminary. For more information please contact Fr. John Morrison tel: 01418895056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Planning - God’s Way - Nature’s Way
The Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Fertility Regulation is very helpful for couples having difficulty conceiving and 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy with no side effects.
Would you like to join our Diocesan Choir?
Rehearsals begin on the 27th January, at 7pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral. Contact our Diocesan Director of Music, Michael, at email@example.com confirming your attendance.
Young Adults (18-30)
Conor and Naomi Gildea will speak on The Sacrament of Matrimony from 7pm in St Mirin's Cathedral this Wednesday 26th January. The event is preceded by Holy Mass at 6pm and followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. The opportunity to meet for drinks after our event is subject to restrictions. Connect with us, on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
SYNOD 2023 – Responses
Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to express their dreams, ideas and concerns in preparation for the Synod of Bishops in 2023. The pope's invitation to discern a path forward for the church stems from his belief that the Holy Spirit inspires all members to be missionary disciples, sharing core Christian beliefs by going out to the world. The diocese wants to hear your views, and a consultation document with questions that may help direct your response can be found on www.rcdop.org.uk. All responses to Synod23@rcdop.org.uk before 8th April 2022. All responses will be acknowledged. The Parish Council will also discuss the Consultation Document.
Weekend for those experiencing Bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. From 25th-27th March in St Mary’s Monastery, Kinnoull, Perth. Completed applications by 12th March. Call Catherine on 0131 665 3383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Funerals in St John's
Tuesday 25th January: Marion Breen
Wednesday 26th January: William Drummond
Thursday 27th January: Agnes Preece
Funeral for Fr Benny O’Keeffe
St Andrews, Greenock, at 12 Noon on Friday 28th January and internment in St Convals, Barrhead at 2pm.
We pray for those who have died recently
Marion Breen, William Drummond, Fr Benny O’Keeffe, Agnes Preece, Mary Carol Tamburrini, Joe Wilkinson;
and for the Anniversaries of
Leonard Bradley, Mary Buchanan, Jim Casey, Elizabeth & John Connelly, Rose Gormlie, Reta Owens, Betty & Billy McShane, Lex Shields, Annie Wylie, Alec Wylie, Sandra Wylie.
Diocesan Clergy Anniversaries
Fr. Kevin Whitty (1955), Fr. Simon Keane (1951), Canon James M. Lillia (1979).