e bulletin – Good Shepherd Sunday – Year C

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

First GA £473.00 NGA £475.46                                      First GA £ NGA: £51.00 NGA £120.00

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

Building Fund GA £265.20. NGA £180.38                    Monthly Building F GA £313.00. NGA £109

St Anthony’s £80.86                                                         St Anthony’s £31.80

 

Today’s Special Collection (8th May): Vocations and Ecclesiastical Students This collection pays for our Paisley seminarians studying in Rome.  Currently we have three students whose seminary fees are £20,000 per year. As well donating at Mass you can also donate to this collection by visiting our Diocesan website www.rcdop.org.uk and clicking on ‘Online Parish Offertory’.

 

Think Vocation Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for those discerning a call to priesthood or religious life. Is that you? Speak to our Vocations Director, Fr Morrison tel: 01418895056 or email vocations@rcdop.org.uk

 

Fatima Howwood Vigils: On Thursday 12th May we will celebrate our first Vigil of our new season, which runs from May – October. The Church and hall will open from 7pm; Rosary procession around the grounds (weather permitting); mass, followed by a period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction. Bishop John will preside. This will give us the perfect opportunity to implore Our Blessed Lady for peace in Ukraine.

 

New Envelopes for those who PAY TAX (Gift Aid). Envelopes are available to collect from the link corridor between the Sacristy and the Church house for those who pay their First Collection weekly by envelope.

For those who pay their First Collection by STANDING ORDER/ PAYA you also have envelopes for your Second Collection (12 Monthly Building Fund/ 9 Diocesan Second Collection).

 

May, Month of Our Lady: Rosary & Benediction each Sunday at 3pm. (St Johns) 8th, 15th May. (St Thomas) on 22nd & 29th May.

 

Funeral this week St Thomas: Sarah Walker on Wednesday 11th May.

Funeral in St Johns: Anne Church on Thursday 12th May.

 

SSVP Ukraine Appeal St Thomas: £204.00 was raised from the collection boxes and the conference added another  £296.00 to make it £500. Thanks for your generosity.

 

Sacred Heart Companions Prayer Group: Meeting in St John’s tea room this Tues 10th May from 1pm-2pm.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week 9th-15th May: The theme is loneliness. Visit www.disabilityactioner.org.uk  for more local information. Poster in the porch.

 

100 Club Draw April: 1st Prize A & M Hickey No 64, 2nd Frank Doherty No 142. 3rd J & M Bell No 105. 4th Hannah Monaghan No 54. 5th G & M Herrity No 46. You can collect your winnings from the Sacristy.

 

A Series of Talks on the Divine Praises for Young Adults: The next talk of the series Blessed be Jesus Christ: True God by Fr Matthew Carlin will take place on Wednesday 18th May at 7pm in St. Mirin’s Cathedral and will be followed by Benediction and an opportunity to socialise over drinks.  A list of all other talks can be found on the Diocesan website www.rcdop.org.uk

 

Carfin Day: The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Carfin, led by Bishop John Keenan, will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2022. Mass of Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at 3pm followed by the Rosary Procession which will take place at 5:30pm. Catering facilities are available at the shrine.

 

We pray for those who have died recently: Anne Church, Olga Mc Glade, Sadie Mc Kinstry, Sarah Ann Walker, Alexander Young and 6 months mind of Isobel Mc Guire and for the Anniversaries of John Buchanan, Catherine Deighan, Maria Fleming, William Gore, Anne Hailstones, Stuart Millar, Nancy Mitchell, Maria Mc Glone, Joseph Mc Kee, John & Sadie Quinn.

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