Twelth Sunday Year A 25th of June 23
St John the Evangelist: Collections
First Collection GA £455.00 NGA £930.07 Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00
Building Fund GA £22.00 St Anthony £85.00
Sick & Retired Priests GA £29.00 Communications: £15.00
Special Collection - Peter’s Pence - 25 June : This is the practice of the laity to provide financial support to the Holy See to allow the Holy Father the means to respond to those suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease.
SSVP Youth to Lourdes Collection: This raised £617.74. Thank you to all who contributed and so generously.
Solemnity of St Peter & St Paul: Vigil Mass on Wednesday 28th at 7pm and on Thursday 29th at 8am & 10am.
Gift Aid 22-23 Claim: We received back from the Inland Revenue £21, 157.71 and £1,190.71 for Second Collections which goes to Diocese. Thank you to all those who Gift Aid. You can still sign up for 23-24
Fair Pay for Social Care Campaign The declaration is open for signing until the end of June after which we will present it (hopefully with a good number of signatories) at a meeting with the Scottish Government. For more information go to justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk..
Young Adults (18-35) To mark the end of another series of talks, the Diocesan Young Adults’ group is having a BBQ on Wed 12th July in the grounds outside the Diocesan Office. We’ll begin with Mass in the Cathedral with Bishop Keenan at 6pm. Old and new faces are welcome. If you intend to come, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org before Sun 9th July.
Synod of Bishops 23: Please see below the link to the latest Synod document called the Instrumentum Laboris, which will be discussed at the synod. Comments on this document to Synod23@rcdop.org.uk by Friday 21st July 2023, so that they can be presented to Bishop Brian McGee who will represent Scotland at the Synod.
Diocesan Safeguarding Action Plan 23: This has now been approved for use by the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group (DSAG) and Bishop John. The plan was formed from the analysis of the latest Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency audit and is intended to drive, monitor and improve safeguarding activity across the Diocese in line with the quality & evidence indicators contained within ‘In God’s Image’; the churches instruction on safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Scotland. A copy of the plan will be made available on the Diocesan website.
Monthly Divine Mercy Devotion: There will be a Divine Mercy Mass and Adoration on Wednesday 28 June at 7pm at St Mary’s Church, 163 George Street, Paisley.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration – Summer Hours: The Oratory will close for the summer this Friday 30 June, re-opening again on Monday 14 August. Over the summer from Monday 3 July – Friday 11 August there will be Adoration in the Church from 10.30 am – 1.00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Adorers are asked to complete a sign-up for these hours using the forms in the porch at the back of the Church. There will be no First Friday Vigils over the summer. The Vigils will resume on Friday, 2nd September at 7.00 pm.
Wednesday Workers Mass at 7am: These will cease after this Wednesday until the schools return.
Bulletins: These will cease after this weekend until the schools return.
We pray for those who have died recently: Andy Lochhead, Catriona Mc Donald, Maureen Mc Guire, Elizabeth O’Rourke, Christopher Watson, and for the Anniversaries of William Bell, Margaret Bisland, Leanne Gallacher, Baby Patricia Reynolds, Fr. Edward G. Costello, (1992) Canon Bernard Canning (2020) and Canon James Troy (1956).