E bulletin -Laetare Sunday – Year C

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

First GA £314.00.  NGA £504.82                                      First GA £ NGA: £20.00 NGA £150.54

Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00                              Monthly Standing Order £2990.00

Building Fund GA £11.50                                                   Monthly Building F GA £70.00


Special Collection – SCIAF & Papal & Episcopal & St. Mirin’s Fund 27th March: The proceeds of this collection are divided 75% to SCIAF and 25% to our new St Mirin’s Fund.  SCIAF is the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland. It works in sixteen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America to help the poorest in the world, regardless of religion, to work their way out of poverty.  The St. Mirin’s Fund awards small grants for good causes that promote the Kingdom of God among us, with special consideration to: children and young people, the elderly, those with disabilities and special needs, or suffering from poverty, mental illness, homelessness or refugees.


Children’s Rosary on Friday 1 April at 6.30 pm. Please bring along your Children/Grandchildren from 4 to 14 years of age to learn how to pray and lead the Rosary and help them make the Rosary part of their daily lives. The Rosary lasts about 15 minutes. The Children will also be Consecrated to Our Lady on this evening. For more details contact lesley@giffnockwards.co.uk  or call 07910266821


First Friday Evening Vigil 1st April: The evening begins with Holy Mass at 7pm, followed by Exposition, Rosary, Way of the Cross and Private Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The Evening Concludes with Night Prayer just before 9pm.


Stations of the Cross: On Fridays after the 10am in both Parishes and in St Johns on Sunday 27th March, 3rd/ 10th Apr at 3pm.


St Johns Additional Confessions during Lent: Each morning (Mon-Fri) from 9.15am to 9.45am, in the Oratory. Thursdays of Lent: Additional Mass at 7.30am (in St Johns only).


Marriages 2022: Please get in touch with Fr Joe to confirm marriage & arrange to complete Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Forms as soon as possible.


Funeral this week St Johns: Saturday 2nd April. Mary Travers.


Young Adults (18-30) 30th March. Fr Patten will speak on the Sacrament of Confession from 7pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral. Holy Mass at 6pm and followed by Adoration and Benediction. Connect with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).


Bishop James Black RIP: This week marks the 54th anniversary since the death of Bishop James Black, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Paisley. Holy Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul by Bishop John Keenan at 10am on Monday 28th March in St Mirin’s Cathedral. All are welcome to attend and pray for the eternal rest of Bishop Black.


Synod 2023 Consultation: The objective of this Synodal Process is not to provide a temporary or one-time experience of ‘journeying together’, but rather to provide an opportunity for the entire People of God to discern together how to move forward on the path towards being a more synodal Church in the long term. The diocese wants to hear YOUR views, and a consultation document with questions that may help direct your response can be found at https://rcdop.org.uk/synod-2021-2023 . To respond, there is an online questionnaire OR you can send any responses to Synod23@rcdop.org.uk before 8th April 2022 – all responses will be acknowledged.


Divine Mercy Monthly Devotions: Divine Mercy Mass at 7 p.m. followed by Adoration on Wednesday 30th March  in St Mary’s Church, 163 George Street, Paisley PA1 2UN. These devotions will be held on the last Wednesday of every month.


We pray for those who have died recently: Anna Mc Fadden, Elaine Stratton, Mary Travers and 6 Months Mind of Sarah Agnes Brady, Tony Mc Lachlan and the Anniversaries of Grace Connor, John Graham, John & Josephine Hill, James Mc Dade, Betty Mc Flynn, Michael Mc Guire, Bill Mc Laughlan, William Mc Veigh, Agnes O’Donnell.


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