3rd Sunday of Advent: 11 th December
St John the Evangelist: Collections:
First C GA £352.60 NGA £839.01 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £420.50. NGA £399.99 St Anthony £61.68
Education GA: £2.00
Rorate Masses during the Wednesdays of Advent (7am). Funeral of Helen Mc Carthy on Thurs 15th Dec at 10.00am.
Parish Penitential Service: “Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight”. There will be an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession on Monday 19th of December at 7pm. Along with Fr Joe & Jonathan there will be other priests available to hear Confessions.
Times of Christmas Masses: Vigil (24th Dec) 6pm with Children’s Nativity. Midnight Mass. Christmas Day: 10am and 11.30am.
Christmas Cards and Catholic Art Calendars: Available now from the Stall located in the link corridor between the Sacristy and Church house.
Christmas Giving Appeal: To help with families particularly in our schools who are in need, you may wish to donate Gift Vouchers. You can leave them in the box in front of the Our Lady Statue.
Christmas Flowers and Poinsettias: To help defray the cost of decorating the Church this Christmastide, you may wish to donate monies. There is a Flower Box in the porch to make donations.
100 Club Draw Winners Nov: 1st Prize: Margaret Cassidy No 10. 2nd Prize: M. Sloey. No 136. 3rd Prize: Pui Chi Li. No 76. 4th Prize: B. Melee. No 40. 5th Prize: G &M Easdon. No 168.
Sacred Heart Companions Prayer Group: Meeting this Tuesday 13th Dec from 1pm-2pm in the Tea Room.
Eucharistic Adoration on Tues/Thurs: We have only a few remaining hours to fill before we once again can have Eucharistic Adoration in the Oratory on Tues/Thurs. Tues 2-3pm 3-4pm 4-5pm 5-6pm and Thurs 2-3pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm. You can complete a yellow sign up form available in the porch.
Project Gambia: Volunteers from Project Gambia will be visiting our parish next weekend the 17th & 18th of December to update us on their work with Deaf children in The Gambia. They will be most appreciative of any support given, both prayerful and financial.
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 (email@example.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
We pray for those who have died recently: Annie Briody, Betty Hainey, Joseph Hendry, Alfie Mc Allister, Helen Mc Carthy, Mary Mc Crainer and First Months Mind of Archbishop Mario Conti and for the Anniversaries of Jane Balmer, Nessie Collins, David Davidson, Gerard Ellis, William Ellis, Robert George Ellis, Betty Hughes, Bernard, James & Susan Mc Allister, Michael Mc Guire, Robert Minnery, Mary & Tommy Sproul.