E bulletin – First Sunday of Advent Year C

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

First GA £340.90 NGA £350.32                                         First GA £ NGA: £25.00. NGA £102.40

Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00                              Monthly Standing Orders: £ 2,990.00

Monthly Building Fund GA £20.00                                   Monthly Building F GA £80.00

St Anthony’s Box: £37.81                                                   St Anthony’s Box £41.76

Education GA £292.65. NGA £304.03                               Education GA £242.00 NGA £65.32

Next weekend Monthly Building Fund


Rorate Mass: Each Wednesday of Advent at 7.30am. The, Rorate Mass takes its name from the opening words of the Introit, which comes to us from Isaiah 45:8:“Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.”“Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour.”


Deanery Reconciliation/Confessions: The 4 Priests of the Deanery will hear Confessions in St Cadocs, Newton Mearns on Thursday 2nd Dec and St Joseph’s Clarkston on Tues 7th of Dec and on Thursday 9th in St Johns, all at 7pm.


Mary’s Meals. From 1st November 2021 to 31st January 2022, all donations up to a total of £1.6 million will be matched by a generous group of private donors.  Home | Mary’s Meals UK (marysmeals.org.uk).”

Assisted Suicide Public Consultation: We must send a strong message to Mr. McArthur, MSPs and the Scottish Government: that assisted suicide is a dangerous and unethical practice that must never be legalised in Scotland or any other part of the UK. The consultation is running until Wednesday 22 December 21. Please complete the questionnaire as soon as you can and encourage others to do the same. https://www.spuc.org.uk/assisteddyingscotlandconsultation

Closing Mass for the Year of St Joseph: The year dedicated to St Joseph will be formally closed with Mass at 7.00pm on Wednesday 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, in St Mirin’s Cathedral.


Evening of Reflection: Here in St Johns on Fri 3rd of December from 7pm-10pm. The evening begins with Holy Mass, Exposition, Meditations and Private prayer.


St Johns Mass for deceased. The Annual Mass for those who have died in 2021 is on Mon 29th Nov at 7pm.


   Why not buy a gift that means something for others?  The Aid to the Church in Need and SCIAF websites have catalogues with gifts that really help others.


St Thomas 200 Club Prize Winners for November: 1st (No 128) Clare Wood 2nd (No 148) Kevin MacDonald.

Margaret Wood will be available after both Masses on the weekend of 18/19 December for those renewing or wishing to join for next year. It is £10 per number for the year, one draw, each month except for July & August. (50% of proceeds to prize winners and 50% for church funds)


SPUC Scotland: Support us by buying Christmas Cards from our online store.


The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative: We are holding a Grand Sale over the next couple of weeks. It’s at 104 Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow G42 8DR. See poster in porch on how to book slot and details of dates/times.


Marriage and family webpage: The Diocese have a dedicated page on the website for Marriage and Family life. https://rcdop.org.uk/marriage-family-life-2


Funerals in St Johns: Tues 30th Nov: Elizabeth Anderson & Thomas Connelly Thurs 2nd Dec at 10am.

Mon 6th Dec: Bernard Lafferty.

We pray for those who have died recently: Ellen Burns, Diane Carroll, Thomas Connelly, James Fleming, Bernard Lafferty, Elizabeth Anderson and for the three months mind of Michelle Mc Cormick, and for the Anniversaries of Martin Cuddihy, Frank Foy, Jackie Foy, Laura Janetta, Andrew Jardine, Joe Mc Cormick, Monica Mc Dade, Jean Mc Kay, Bridget O’Donnell, John O’Donnell.

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