E bulletin – Second Sunday of Advent – Year C

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

First GA £359.50 NGA £660.96                                        First GA £ NGA: £75.00. NGA £249.22

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

Monthly Building Fund GA £98.00                                   Monthly Building F GA £11.00

St Anthony’s Box: £58.44                                                   St Anthony’s Box £20.10

Education GA 59.00                                                             Education GA £80.00

This weekend Monthly Building Fund


Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays/Holy Days of Obligation: This obligation will be re-instated from Sunday 2nd January 2022, the Solemnity of the Epiphany.


Rorate Mass: Each Wednesday of Advent at 7.30am. The Mass is celebrated in candle light, beginning in darkness and ending as a new day dawns, and we await, Christ the Light of the world.


Deanery Reconciliation/Confessions: The 4 Priests of the Deanery will hear Confessions in St Joseph’s Clarkston this Tuesday the  7th of Dec at 7pm and on Thursday the 9th Dec here in St Johns,  at 7pm.

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.


St Thomas 200 Club Prize Winners for November: 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)


Action of Barrhead Churches    ABC will be having their annual Carol Singing at Tesco at 10.30 on Saturday 18th December and wish to invite anyone who would be happy to join them.


Gentle Reminder: Please continue to wear face-masks (unless exempt) and to sanitise your hands on entering/leaving and to respect people’s personal space. Thank you.


Men on a Mission – Advent Evening: Thursday 16th December at 7.30pm: We invite all men of the Diocese to join us for an Advent Holy Hour in St. Mirin’s Cathedral, on Thursday 16th December at 7.30pm, followed by socialising over appropriate refreshments in the Diocesan centre. Please register at https://rcdop.org.uk/mens-advent-holy-hour


Christmas Masses St Johns: 24th Dec Vigil Mass 5.30pm. Midnight Mass (12). Christmas Morning 10am/ 11.30am.

St Thomas. 24th Dec Vigil Masses 5pm, 7pm and Christmas Morning 10am.

Funerals in St Johns: Mon 6th Dec: Bernard Lafferty. Tues 7th Dec: Ellen Burns

Jesse Tree (both Parishes). We are inviting those who wish to help families in schools & community who maybe struggling to buy Shopping Vouchers to be given as Gifts from our Parishes. Please drop off vouchers in box/house.


Faith, Family and Fraternity – A Call to Service: Supporting our clergy, serving in our parishes, helping the needy and developing our personal and family faith with like- minded men. If you are a man aged 16 or over, Province 1 of the KSC is recruiting in the Diocese just now. Call John O’Donnell on 07854 886425 or email pgk@glasgow.ksc.org.uk


We pray for those who have died recently: Noreen Brennan, Ellen Burns, Gerald Finnell, James Fleming, Bernard Lafferty, Margaret Lillie, James Mc Gowan, Martin Reilly and 1st Months mind of Tom Cloherty, and for the Anniversaries of Jane Balmer, Elliot Cleary, Gerald Conafray, George Docherty, John Mc Flynn, Ian Mc Garrigle, Catherine & Michael Mc Guire, John O’Neill, Jane Sloan, Monica Tipping.

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