Sixth Sunday of Easter Year A 17th of May 2020

Sunday Collections  

29th March £60.00    St Anthony’s  £32

5th    April   £336.      Building Fund £90

12th  April   £145       St Anthony’s  £10

19th  April   £10.        Building Fund £25

26th  April   £90         Building Fund £10

                                     St Anthony’s £10

3rd    May    £100       Building Fund £226

                                     Vocations (2nd collection) £120

                                     St Anthony’s   £10

10th May     £58          Building Fund £164

                                      Vocations £79.20

                                      St Anthony’s £60


   (£1677 monthly Standing Orders)


Thank you for all your  financial support during the lockdown and to all the new Standing Orders and Gift Aids. Thank you also to all those who are putting their envelopes and offerings through the church house letterbox. The monies collected for St Anthony’s and other donations for charity have been given to the Neilston War Memorial Charity Covid Response Appeal.

April 200 Club: Winner:  Helen Mc Cool   £55

2nd Prize: David Ferguson £25

The Diocese through a brand-new facility  have introduced, an easy on-line donations to our parishes through an Online Parish Offertory portal which you can find on the Homepage of our Diocesan website ( This is an easy, swift and safe method of payment.  It allows you to make one off or recurring donations, and if you are a taxpayer to Gift Aid your contributions making it worth 25% more at no extra cost.  All your donations will be paid weekly to your parishes.

Ascension Thursday 21st May: This Thursday is the Solemnity of Ascension when Jesus returned to his Father in heaven with the promise of sending the Holy Spirit to guide and remind us of all that Jesus revealed to us. Fr Joe prays each day in the Prayers of Intercession at daily Mass for the parishoners and the people of Neilston. The Novena for Pentecost starts on Ascension Thursday and you access that on the Diocesan or Parish website/facebook.

May, the Month of Mary: During this month which we traditionally dedicate to Our Blessed Lady, we as a parish have been coming together each evening at 7pm to pray the Rosary. Please try and join us at this time as we pray together as the family of St Thomas Neilston. Jesus gave his beloved Mother to us as he lay on the cross and Jesus unites us to his Mother and to each other particularly during this pandemic when we need her as “Health of the Sick” and “Comforter of the afflicted”.

Prayer to St. Michael: Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the  wickedness and snares of the devil. May God, rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin and destruction of souls. Amen

Prayer to Guardian Angel: “Angel of God, my guardian dear,to whom God’s love commits me here,
ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule and guide”.Amen.

Parishoners who have died recently: Ann Miller, Ruby McCormack, Paul O’Hara, Isabella Collins, Bill Mc Cann, Gerard Hollywood, Paul McCaffrey, Stuart Millar. Please pray for their eternal souls and also for their loved ones as it is especially difficult during this pandemic for them with the social distancing regulations and it’s restrictions.

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