E-bulletin – The Baptism of our Lord

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

First GA £422.00   NGA £300.14                                       First GA £ NGA: £20.00 NGA £117.50

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

Monthly Building Fund GA £39.00                                   Monthly Building F GA £145.00

St Anthony’s Box: £79.26                                                   St Anthony’s Box £34.50

Justice & Peace £281.73 NGA £128.98                             Justice & Peace GA £220.00 NGA £46.80


Second Collection this weekend: Monthly Building transferred from last weekend due to Justice & Peace Collection.


A Big Thank You: Fr Joe & Fr Jonathan would like to thank you for your Christmas Cards, Greetings and Gifts. We were very touched by your generosity and encouragement. Also, a sincere thank you to all those who gave of their time for the Liturgies over Christmas; our florists, musicians, organists & choirs, sacristans & altar servers, cleaners, stewards & pass keepers, extra-ordinary minister & readers, children’s liturgy, and those who put up the cribs, decorations and tree.


Welcome to Colm Docherty: We welcome Colm, who is one of our Diocesan Seminarians and is studying at St Mary’s College, Oscott, England. He arrived on Thursday 6th Jan and will be with us to gain Pastoral experience until the 19th of January.


Archbishop Tartaglia RIP: On Thursday 13th January, we will mark the first anniversary since the death of Archbishop Tartaglia, the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Paisley. The 10am Mass at St Mirin’s Cathedral will be celebrated by Bishop Keenan on Thursday. All are welcome to attend.


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. For more information on how to join Britain’s largest Catholic layman’s organisation, call John O’Donnell on 07854 886425 or email: pgk@glasgow.ksc.org.uk


Think Vocation: “God, here I am! I am coming to do your will. Can you make that offer, to put yourself at the disposal of God’s plan for his people and for the world?  Fr. John Morrison on 01418895056 or email vocations@rcdop.org.uk


Funeral in St Johns: Thursday 13th Jan, Felix Ferguson.


Marriage and family webpage: The Diocese have a dedicated page on the website for Marriage and Family life. It contains a wealth of information, support and resources for many aspects of this important vocation. For more information please visit https://rcdop.org.uk/marriage-family-life-2


Online Marriage Counselling available during Covid 19 Crisis: Our Diocese has a Counselling Service for Catholics Married in the Catholic Church with our dedicated Catholic Marriage Counsellor. If you are concerned about your relationship and feel you are both unable to reach a conclusion alone, it is likely that you will benefit from marriage counselling.  The counsellor is there to maintain a neutral, non-judgmental position. counselling@rcdop.org.uk


Blessing of houses: Fr Joe & Fr Jonathan hope to begin blessing your homes this week. We will call you first to  arrange a convenient time.


We pray for those who have died recently: Joe Coyne, Tony Docherty, Felix Ferguson and for the Anniversaries of John Anderson, Mary Armstrong, Helen Bannatyne, James Connor, Willie Devine, Robert Furie, Robert Gribbon, Maria Hannigan, Bob Malany, Clare Murray, Charles Mc Aleavy, Dominic Mc Cue, Jean Mc Fadyen, Margaret Mc ILreavy , Gregg Thoma s Mc Master, Morag MacNeil, Margaret Sandford, Margaret & Owen Taylor.

The anniversaries of the deaths of our dear priests who have returned to the Lord round about the Advent and Christmas Seasons: Canon Eugene Divney, (1976) Monsignor Hugh Gallagher, (2002) Canon William Harkins, (2015) Canon Michael Teehan, (1976) Canon Robert Barclay, (1971)  Fr. Patrick Burke, (1991) Canon Thomas Nolan, (2015) Monsignor Peter Murphy, (1999) Canon Andrew Reid, (2005) Canon James Fisher, (1977) Canon Joseph Quinn, (2005) Fr. Joseph Alexander, (2003) & Canon Patrick Cummins, (1972)

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