Special Second Collection: Pro-Life (Day for Life) 29th/30th May
This collection helps the Diocese support pro-life causes with half of the funds collected going to the Bishops’ Conference pro-life fund. Apart from donating at weekend Masses you can donate easily to this by visiting our Diocesan website www.rcdop.org.uk and clicking on the ‘Online Parish Offertory’. This allows you to donate to any of the causes or parishes of your choice.
Next Weekend 5th/6th June Monthly Building Fund Collection
New Envelopes for Tax Year April 21/22
These are now available after all the weekend Masses.
The box contains envelopes for each week and also the 12 Monthly Parish Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections. Those who pay their weekly donation by Standing Order also receive a Box of envelopes but only for the 12 Monthly Parish Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections. Please inform us if you cease to pay tax. Those, who do not pay tax can set up also a Standing Order. You can uplift a paper copy for Standing Orders from the Sacristy or download a copy from the Parish website.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9:25am-9:55am (both parishes before the 10am Mass)
Both Churches open at 9:15am.
Saturdays: 10:30am-11am (St John's/St Thomas)
Saturdays: 3:15pm-3:45pm (St John's)
May, the Month of Mary
During the Sundays of May at 3pm, we will pray the Rosary, have a short talk on Our Lady and conclude with Benediction.
Annual Mass at St. Conval’s Cemetery
Bishop John Keenan will celebrate our Annual Mass at St Conval’ s Cemetery, Barrhead on Sunday the 6th June at 2:00pm. Tickets available to book now. Please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-convals-cemetery-mass-tickets-155817180381
Evening of prayer for Healthcare workers
Bishop John would like to invite all healthcare workers and friends to an evening celebration to mark the Year of St. Joseph, patron saint of workers. There will be a time of prayer before the blessed Sacrament, prayers for all those involved in our healthcare system and will finish with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. All welcome to attend at St. Mirin’s Cathedral on Thursday 24th June at 7pm. More details about booking will follow next week.
“There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service, but always for the same Lord.” What kind of service do your gifts suggest? Perhaps you could offer them as a priest, deacon or in religious life? Speak to our Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison Tel: 01418895056 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Funerals this week in St Thomas (10am)
Wednesday 2nd June: Jonathan Gilmour
Funerals in St Johns (10am)
Friday 4th June: Evelyn Stewart
Diocese of Paisley Rosary Holy Hour
This Trinity Sunday please join Bishop John from 8-9pm online on his Facebook page for a Rosary Holy Hour. This is part of the ROSARY STRONGHOLD National Rosary Rally across the British Isles. Each diocese around the British Isles has its allotted hour from 9am-9pm.
We keep in our prayers the Primary 4 Pupils of St Thomas who will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday the 5th of June. May they always have a desire for Jesus in the Eucharist and a love of Holy Mass.
20 Days for Life June 1st till June 20th (8am until 8pm each day)
Due to Tier 4 restrictions our 2021 Lenten 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer and fasting vigil at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow was postponed. On March the 23rd of March the government called for a UK National Day of Reflection to be held for those who had died from Covid the previous year, estimated at 143,259 Covid deaths. The following month April 2021 we marked the 53rd anniversary of the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act which has resulted in almost 9.5million deaths of our unborn children here in the UK. We, are coming out for a 20 Days for Life from June 1st until June 20th outside of the QEUH in Glasgow from 8am until 8pm each day. To take part email Ogilvie1615@outlook.com
200 Club Winners
Jan: M. Hughes. No 114 (£20)
May: Barbara Clyde No 14 (£20)
Both have still to collect their winnings and can pick them up from the Sacristy.
Gift Aid Envelope No 82
Could you make yourself known to Fr Joe/Jonathan as we don’t have your name.
Minsteracres Retreat Centre
This a Christian place of prayer with a resident community rooted in the Roman Catholic Passionist tradition. We are situated in the land of the Northern Saints in beautiful countryside on the borders of Northumberland and County Durham, our community- based retreat centre is ideally placed to promote the development of both the spiritual and the natural world. We are renowned for peace, tranquillity and the feeling of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of life. Our 110-acre estate comprises parkland, ancient woodland, gardens, and lakes and walks suitable for all abilities.
Visitations to the Housebound & Sick
Fr Joe & Jonathan have been visiting the Housebound & Sick but our list is incomplete. If you would like to be added to the List please inform the Parish. We need permission of the Housebound/Sick person themselves. (GDPR requirement).
Please pray for those who have died recently especially
Bill Anderson, Willie Devine, Jonathan Gilmour, Ian Hickey, Evelyn Stewart
and 6 months mind of
and for the Anniversaries of
Irene Clougherty, Mark Clougherty, Linzi Geddes, William Breslin Geddes, Aloysius Hannigan, May Harris, Mary McDuff, Archie McGinty, Geraldine McGinty, Fiona O’Brien, Annie Wright.
Anniversaries and all notices for the E-Bulletin should be handed in by 7pm on Thursdays.