E bulletin – 24th Sunday Year B

St Thomas the Apostle: Collections:                                 St John the Evangelist: Collections

First GA £40.00 NGA £438.76                                             First GA £395.50 NGA: £273.37

Monthly Standing Orders: £2,415.                                     Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00

Monthly Building Fund GA £302.00. NGA £85.35            Monthly Building F GA £217.37. NGA £188.60

St Anthony’s Box: £45.71                                                     St Anthony’s Box: £57.37


Special Collection – Vocations – 19th September: The Collection for Vocations helps to finance the training and formation of our student priests. The formation of our Priests costs approximately £100,000 per student. (7years). At present we have three men in training for the Priesthood. The monies raised from the collection also helps to pay for the assessment process of those applying to train for the Priesthood.


Year of Saint Joseph Afternoon for Families: Families are warmly invited on Sunday 19th September from 2.00pm to St Mirin’s Cathedral Hall. It is an opportunity to reflect in prayer as families in faith and join together for some light refreshments.  Bishop John will conclude with  Mass in the Cathedral at 4.00pm.


Sacred Heart Companions Prayer Group: Begins again on Tues 14th Sept in Tea-room from 1pm-2pm.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): The group will start on Monday the 4th October. Anyone interested in enquiring about the Catholic Church should speak with Fr Joe/Fr Jonathan


Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: From Monday, 4th October we will again have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in the Oratory in St John’s after 10.00 am Mass until 9.00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Sign-up forms are available in both Church Porches for a new rota of Adorers willing to commit themselves to spending the same hour each week in the Oratory. We will also be starting all-night Vigils before the Blessed Sacrament in St John’s on the First Fridays of each month. The sign-up forms can be used to express an interest in the Vigils.


Think Vocation: What do you say? Where is he leading you? Why not consider the call to priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life? Speak to our diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison – email: vocations@rcdop.org.uk or tel 0141 8895056.

New Readers Rota: Available to view in Sacristy (St Johns). If you were previously, a Reader and your name is not on the list see Fr Joe/Jonathan. St Thomas list in the porch.

Monthly Pro-Life Mass: This Wednesday, 15th September at 7.30pm at Holy Cross, 113 Dixon Ave, G42 8ER. Adoration begins at 6.15pm. All welcome! The celebrant will be Fr Martin Eckersley.


Funerals in St Johns: Mon 13th Frank Mc Aloon 10am, Jim Docherty 12 Noon. Tues 14th Mary McDonald 10am.


Please pray for those who have died recently especially:  Michael Curran, Jim Docherty, Fr Terry Donnelly, Francis McAloon, Mary Mc DonaldJohn Mc Fadyen, Margaret Mc Lean, Ainsley Mc Vey, Michael Paterson, and six months mind of Peter Callender, Edward Mc Allister, for the Anniversaries of Edward Balmer, Martin Cassidy, Flora Cumming, Margaret Grant, Peter Mc Kenzie, Anna Mc Laughlan, Ella Mc Laughlin ,Fr James Morrow, Selina Pearson  Please hand in all notices and anniversaries for the Bulletin, by 7p m on Thursdays.





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