E bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Advent – Year C

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

First GA £401.50.50 NGA £517.49                                   First GA £ NGA: £50.00. NGA £146.70

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

Monthly Building Fund GA £321.28 NGA £162.15        Monthly Building F GA £245.00 NGA £44.00

St Anthony’s Box: £71.18                                                   St Anthony’s Box £52.12

Education GA £24.50                                                           Education GA £19.00


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.


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.

Funeral in St Johns: Gerald Finnell on Monday 13th Dec at 10am.


Sacred Heart Companions Prayer Group: Meeting in Tea Room this Tues 14th Dec from 1pm-2pm.


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.


Monthly Pro-Life Mass: This Wednesday, 15th December at 7.30pm at Holy Cross, 113 Dixon Ave, G42 8ER. Adoration begins at 6.15pm and Confession will be available throughout. The celebrant will be Fr Ben Mournian.


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, followed by socialising over appropriate refreshments in the diocesan centre! Please register at https://rcdop.org.uk/mens-advent-holy-hour

Assisted Suicide Public Consultation: https://www.spuc.org.uk/assisteddyingscotlandconsultation. The consultation is running until Wednesday 22 December 21. Please take time to complete.

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. Please mark amount on outside of envelope.


Think vocation: “What must we do?” The people ask John for guidance. Are seeking advice on what God is asking of you too.  Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison Tel: 01418895056 / e-mail vocations@rcdop.org.uk


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.


St Thomas 200 Club Prize Winners for November: Margaret Wood will be available next weekend of 18/19 Dec after Mass for 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)


St Johns 100 club November Winners: 1st £100 Mgt Cassidy No 10, 2nd £70 T & M Mc Bride No 11, 3rd £35 M. Collins No 63, 4th£20 Thos Reilly No 49,5th £20 M M Davidson No 78


Scottish Catholic Magazine: Newest copy available at £2. Place monies in Paper Box (St Johns) and Stall box (St Thomas). If you want to order a copy see Fr Joe/Jonathan.


We pray for those who have died recently:  Gerald Finnell,  John Keenan, Patricia Dailly, James Mc Millan, Frank Ward and for the Anniversaries of Margaret Carroll, Amelia Clarke, Winnie Colclough, Nessie Collins, David Davidson, Kathyrn Devlin, IsabellaDocherty, Gerard Ellis, William Ellis, Thomas Hughes, Jim Minnery, Robert Minnery, Bernard & Susan Mc Allister Mary Mc Allister, Carol O’Donnell, Alex & Dolly Quinn, Mary & Tommy Sproul, Hugh Welsh,Canon Eugene Divney, Mon Hugh Gallagher,  Canon William Harkins,  Canon Michael Teehan, Canon

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