Twenty Second Sunday Year A 3rd September 23
First Collection GA: £535.00. NGA: £890.00. Monthly Standing Orders: £5,194.50
St Anthony’s Box: £66.52 Pro-life GA: £20.00
Second Collection this weekend: Monthly Building Fund.
New Assistant Priest (Curate) : We are delighted to welcome Fr Joe Mc Gill as the newly appointed Assistant Priest to St John’s Barrhead. He will take up his new post on Monday the 18th of September. He has been Ordained Priest for two years and has spent those two years in St Laurence’s, Greenock. He is from Clarkston and studied for the Priesthood at the Angelicum and Gregorian Universities in Rome.
Funerals this week: Monday 4th Sept James Mc Gettigan and Wednesday 6th Sept Lisa Challo (both at 10am)
PVG Status and Safeguarding Training. There are still a number of PVG holders, who have not responded to email requests to update their Safeguarding training. To maintain PVG status, it is essential to keep training up to date.
Please contact Mary Hallan at: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange. Thank you to those who have already signed up. Dates of Sessions.
Wednesday 6 September 2023, 7pm St Mirin’s Church Hall, Paisley
Saturday 16 September, 2023, 10am St John’s Church Hall, Barrhead
Tuesday 26 September 2023, 7pm St Mary’s Church Hall, Greenock
Saturday 30 September 2023, 10am St Mary’s Church Hall, Greenock
Saturday 7 October 2023, 10am St Mirin’s Church Hall, Paisley
Tuesday 7 November 2023, 7pm St John’s Church Hall, Barrhead
Diocesan Vocations Mass: Please join Bishop John and our Diocesan family in praying for Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and the Consecrated Life at St. Mirin’s Cathedral on Thursday 14th September 7.00pm. All welcome!
Massive threat to Religious Freedom- please contact your MSPS: The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill, tabled by Gillian Mc Kay, will soon be debated in Holyrood. The Bill will introduce so-called buffer zones around abortion clinics. It bans prayer in certain areas, a massive attack on religious freedom and removes a lifeline for women who want to keep their babies but feel they have no other choice than abortion. Please contact your Member of the Scottish Parliament to make your views known. You can go to https:// www.spuc.org.uk/nobufferzonesscotland . This webtool helps you edit the email template and submit to your MSP.
Annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin: This Sunday the 3rd of September with Mass at 3pm. Bus leaves from St Johns at 1.30pm and leaves Carfin at 5.30pm
Age Concern: They are looking for volunteers to drive mini buses and help at social lunch clubs which meet each Tuesday in Albertslund Hall, Westacres, Newton Mearns and on Thursdays at the Woodfarm Pavillion, Giffnock between 10am and 2.30pm. More information contact 0141 638 2158 or email email@example.com
2023 National Pilgrimage for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair: This will take place on Sunday 17 September from 12.30pm - 6pm at St Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NA. 12.30-1.50 Refreshments and sale of candles & goods; 2pm Holy Hour with Rosary, Confession, Silence, Hymns & Benediction; 3pmReflection & Novena Prayers; 3.30pm Break for refreshments and sale of candles & goods; 4.30pm Holy Mass.
Parish Hall: Teas & Coffees in the hall after the 10am Mass. Home baking this weekend.
Latest rotas: The latest rotas for Ministers of the Eucharist and of The Word have been emailed to all concerned. Please check when you are on.
We pray for those who have died recently: Lisa Challo, John Francis Docherty, Neil Gallagher, James Mc Gettigan, Mhari Wallace, and for the Anniversaries of Jim Carroll, Jimmy Docherty, Fr Terry Donnelly CSSP, Baby Belle Henrietta Finnie, Michael Greville Snr, Laurence Mc Gowan, Alison Jane O’Kane, Eileen Mc Kelvie, Jack Shaw, John De Souza.