Matthew 8: 18-22

Matthew 8: 18-22 The Scribe who approached Jesus and stated “I will follow you wherever you go”, is reminded by Jesus in His reply that discipleship is indeed costly. Jesus, the Son of man “has nowhere to lay His head.” There are demands and sacrifices placed upon us when we make that decision to follow … [Read more…]

#prayingforyou

We would like to invite anyone who is in need of a prayer, for whatever the reason, to let us know. We can unite as a community by joining together in #prayingforyou ____________________________________________________________ ” Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. You will seek me with all … [Read more…]

Re-opening of St Thomas Church

Re-opening of St Thomas Church We will re-open our Parish Church this Sunday the 28th June for private prayer. We will open from 10am until 1pm. On weekdays (Mon-Sat) we will open for only one hour from 11am until 12 noon. On Wednesdays we will be open also from 5pm – 6pm. However, there are some … [Read more…]

Volunteer Stewards

Volunteer Stewards We are looking for volunteers to act as stewards during the opening times of the Church. The steward volunteer will greet everyone entering the Church and make sure that they are wearing a mask or face covering, which covers the mouth and nose. They will then ask the visitor to clean their hands … [Read more…]

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (NHS)

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (NHS) You can donate Blood in St Thomas Hall on Monday the 29th June from 1.30pm-3.30pm and then from 5pm-7pm. Please note that if you wish to donate blood on the above date, you have to book an appointment online. This is mandatory.

Matthew 8:1-4

Matthew 8:1-4 We do not encounter many cases of leprosy in our western world but it can still be found in poorer continents. In the time of Jesus, it was much more common and had a detrimental effect on the affected person socially and religiously. Because of the contagious nature of the skin disease and … [Read more…]

Online meeting for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Online meeting for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Saturday 27th June, 1.00pm-2.30pm The Diocese will offer an afternoon of talks and reflection for all extraordinary ministers, and for anyone else interested. The theme of the talks will be on developing a Eucharistic spirituality, how to pray before the Blessed Sacrament, and the background to Eucharistic devotion. The … [Read more…]

Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows Pope Benedict XVI once remarked that if we look at stain glass windows from the outside, they are dark, dirty and cold looking. However, when you look at them from inside, they are beautiful, life-giving and they tell a story. That is sometimes how we view the church from the outside rather … [Read more…]

Matthew 7: 21-29

Matthew 7: 21-29 We conclude Chapter 7 of Matthew’s Gospel with Jesus showing us the difference between human and divine wisdom. Divine wisdom is built on a firm and eternal foundation were as human wisdom has its limitations. Those who are truly wise are those who put Jesus’s teachings into practice and who conform to … [Read more…]

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI “The Christian life requires as it were the martyrdom of daily fidelity to the Gospel, the courage that is, to allow Christ to increase in us and to direct our thoughts and actions.”