Twenty Sixth Sunday Year A 1st October 23
First Collection GA: £398.00 NGA: £827.25 Monthly Standing Orders: £5,194.50
St Anthony’s Box: £92.73 Vocations GA £10.00 Pro-life GA £3.00
Building Fund GA: £35.00
Monthly Building Fund Collection: This weekend 30th Sept /1st Oct
Annual Safeguarding Statement from Bishop John: Will be read before all Masses this weekend.
October Devotions: Rosary and Benediction at 3pm today.
Relics of Scottish Saints( St Andrew, St Columba & St Margaret) The relics are on a tour around Dioceses in Britain, in association with the Knights of St Columba. They will arrive in St Mirin's Cathedral on Sunday 1st October at 5pm. Evening Prayer will be prayed at this time, as the relics are welcomed. The relics will remain on view for private veneration until after 10am Mass on Tuesday morning. Bishop Keenan will celebrate Mass in the presence of the relics at 7pm on Monday 2nd October.
First Fridays for Life: Will you fast and pray every First Friday for Life? Bishop John invites you to fast and pray on the First Friday of each month to protect the unborn child and for the flourishing of the Pro-Life movement so that our society will build an authentic culture of life. Join your priests throughout the Diocese on the First Friday of each month as we pray for life! To begin our next Novena of Masses for Life, Bishop John will offer Holy Mass in St Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley on Friday, the 6th of October, at 7pm ; Adoration & Confession from 6pm.
Parish Masses on First Friday, 6th October: 7.30 am and 10am. (Wednesday Worker’s Mass at normal time of 7.30am). No 7pm Mass to encourage people to attend the Monthly Novena of Pro- Life Masses in the Diocese.
First Friday Children’s Rosary in St John’s: This Friday at 6.30pm. This is an opportunity, for children of all ages to gather together to pray the rosary. All families are invited to attend and pre-school children are very welcome. The idea is that children as young as 4 or 5 and up to around 14 can learn to lead the rosary and make the rosary part of their daily lives. The rosary only lasts around 15 minutes. Please contact Lesley Ward if you need any further information (email@example.com or call 07910266821).
Divine Mercy Conference St Augustine’s, Coatbridge: Saturday 7th October with registration at 9.30am. Dana is the keynote speaker along with Prof Stephen McKinney, Fr Frankie Mulgrew. Holy Hour and Holy Mass.
Marys Meals: At the moment they are using Mikey's Williams story (parishioner & pupil of St Marks) as fundraising inspiration on the website https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/campaigns/move-for-meals So, he's going to do it all over again and add another 1k to his walk. 10k +1. The sponsor information is live on this link https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/fundraising#/detail/701P5000001tnu1IAA
Safeguarding Thought for the Month of October: We prioritise our Safeguarding commitments in the care and compassion we show and in the protection and healing we offer, to those who have survived abuse.
Bowling Event for Young Adults; Are you in your 20’s, 30’s or 40’s? Why not come along to our bowling event for young Catholic adults on Saturday 7th October at 7:30pm at Ten Pin Braehead. Our events are a great opportunity to come on your own and meet other young Catholics. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets or to join our mailing list and find out about future events.
Coffees/Teas: Each Sunday in the hall after the 10am Mass and on Tuesdays in the tea room after the 10am Mass.
We pray for those who have died recently: John Ferry, Margaret Irvine, Stephen Quinn and for the Anniversaries of Robert Cheney, Margaret D’Arcy, James Gerrard Gillespie, Margaret Haland, Francis Mc Carthy, Ann Mc Carney, Michael Mc Carney, John Mc Cool, Anthony Mc Lachlan, Harry Quinn, Margaret Stewart, John Weldon, Fr Patrick Rice (1983)