Aid to Church in Need appeal

A surge in violence against Nigerian Christians has left the faithful paralysed by fear and unable to go about their normal lives, according to a leading priest. Speaking to Aid to the Church in Need, Father Sam Ebute of Kangoro said Christians were constantly worried about the next spate of attacks. He said: “For the … [Read more…]

Mary’s Meals Appeal

We know that porridge has the power to change lives. That’s why we’re celebrating World Porridge Day on Saturday, 10 October! In Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, we serve a steaming mug of vitamin-enriched porridge to more than one million children every school day. This meal attracts little ones into the classroom, where they receive an … [Read more…]

Spuc Appeal

Dear SPUC supporter, SPUC urgently needs YOUR help to alert the public to the dangers of DIY home abortions. Please take part in our nationwide door-to-door leafleting campaign. In over 50 years of raising public awareness on abortion, we know that there is no better way of getting our message across to the public than … [Read more…]

Mary’s Meals Appeal

In many of the countries where we serve our life-changing meals, school playgrounds are beginning to fill with happy children once more. Children in Zambia, Liberia and Haiti are already returning to the classroom, and schools in Malawi, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe are expected to open again soon. Sadly, schools in India and Kenya look set … [Read more…]

Invitation from Bishop John to join novena to St Therese

To sign up for the Novena please visit I encourage you to join me in asking the Little Flower’s intercession so that in these unprecedented times, in her words, we may both ‘trust God that we are exactly where we are meant to be’ and, at the same time, ‘not forget the infinite possibilities that are … [Read more…]

Feast of St Mirin: Patron of the Diocese of Paisley

The feast of St Mirin will be celebrated this Tuesday, 15th September. It is a Solemnity in the town of Paisley, and a Feast in the rest of the Diocese. This takes precedence over the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.  The memorial of Our Lady of Sorrow is transferred to Thursday 17th September in the … [Read more…]

e bulletin (13/09/20)

Collections: 6th September Collection Gift Aid:             £165.00     Non- Gift Aid: £102.00 Gift Aid Building Fund:       £223.00 St Anthony’s:                       £82.00       Monthly Standing Orders: £1,677 Pro-life Gift Aid:                  £45.30   Second Collection Sunday 13th September: Holy Places This collection was due to take place in April but was cancelled due to the Covid outbreak. It is now … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Peter Claver

He was born in Verdu, Catolonia, Spain in 1581. In 1610 as a young man he sailed to Cartagena, now Columbia to be a missionary and was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1615. Cartagena was a rich port and a centre for the slave trade. Although the slave trade had been condemned by Pope Paul … [Read more…]

Vocations Awareness Week 13th-20th September

This Sunday marks the beginning of Vocations Awareness Week here in Scotland, a time of dedicated prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Consecrated Life. Ordinarily, during Vocations Awareness Week, we would celebrate our Diocesan Vocations Mass at the Cathedral and host our Vocations Conference for S6 pupils. Regrettably, due to the ongoing public … [Read more…]

Neilston Together Hub – Update

The Neilston Together Hub Totnosh, since the Bank is closed for a refurbishment is opened on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10-1pm, at least till the end of September. Funding comes from the Scottish Government to support our Covid response in the community. You can pop by and say an outdoors hello and have a … [Read more…]