Twenty Ninth Sunday Year A 22nd October 23
First Collection GA: £503.35 NGA: £887.28 Monthly Standing Orders: £5,194.50
St Anthony’s Box: £51.00
Building Fund GA: £30.00
Second Collection this Weekend: Pope Francis invites us to contribute to this Missio Collection which ensures that this life saving and life- giving work can continue. For those who pay tax, Gift Aid Envelopes available from the porch.
Second Collection next weekend: Monthly Building Fund
October Devotions: Rosary and Benediction at 3pm today.
Glasgow Torchlight Procession: This is a solemn and prayerful event to pray for an end to abortion. Gather at George square for 6:30 pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm and processing to St. Andrew’s Cathedral for Mass at 7:30 pm on Thursday 26th October.
St Luke’s Feast Day Mass: Bishop John will celebrate Mass for the Staff & Pupils of St Luke’s High School on Friday 27th October at 9.30am. No 10.00am Mass on the 27th October.
A Family Day with Mary: Join families throughout the Diocese at St John’s, next Sunday 29th October for an afternoon of celebration and fun in honour of Mary our Mother, including prayer, activities and games for children. The day will begin with refreshments at 2pm, and conclude with Mass at 4pm celebrated by Bishop John.
No 5pm Mass on this Sunday the 29th of October
Legion of Mary Appeal: Mary Farren, will make an appeal for more Parishioners to join the Legion of Mary at all Masses next weekend.
November Lists: Envelopes and lists are now available for collection. During November all Masses are offered up for all those names written on your lists and the lists will be placed in front of the Altar. Please return your completed lists with any offerings enclosed as soon as possible in the collection box in front of the Our Lady statue or hand them in at the Sacristy or Church House.
St John’s Play and Pray Group: This a new initiative for those with young children to meet in the parish hall over a cuppa. Children can play and interact in some faith-based activities and prayer. Meeting every Tue after 10am Mass until 12.00 noon. All Welcome. Further details or questions please contact Rachel Callaghan on 07508835310
Stop the Assisted Dying Bill: Implicit in assisted suicide is that an individual, in certain circumstances, can lose their value and worth. Make your voice heard by contacting your MSP. All the information you need can be found here: Assisted Suicide – Catholic Parliamentary Office (rcpolitics.org)
Threat to Religious Freedom: The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill. This Bill will introduce so-called buffer zones around abortion clinics. It bans prayer in certain areas and removes a lifeline for women who want to keep their babies but feel they have no other choice than abortion. SPUC has created an easy-to-use webtool, which can be found here: https://www.spuc.org.uk/nobufferzonesScotland. You can then edit the email template and submit the email to all eight of your MSPs.
100 Club Draw September: 1st Noreen Young No 22. 2nd K. Foley No 48. 3rd E. Mc Quade No 138. 4th Senga Capaldi No 88. 5th J & M Trainor No 146.
We pray for those who have died recently: Marguerite Feeney, Eugene Kent and for the 6 months mind of Bernadine Kearney Wilson and for the Anniversaries of Anna Breslin, Ursula Glancey, Mary Goldie, Edward & Helen Monaghan, Elspeth & William Mc Fadyen, Mary O’Neil.