E bulletin second Sunday Year B


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

First GA £85.00   NGA:    £10.00                       First GA £187.00        NGA:      £87.23

Monthly Standing Orders: £1,677.                    Monthly Standing Orders:      £2,823.

Building Fund GA £100.00                                Justice & Peace GA £23.00

Justice& Peace GA £40.00                                Justice & Peace NGA £5.00

200 Club: £760.00                                               Building Fund GA £5.00

St Anthony’s:  £10.00


Funerals this week (St Johns 10.000am Mass)

Mon 18th Jan:  Eileen Bolger

Wed 19th Jan:  Anthony Stewart (Mary Farquhar: Craigton Crematorium 1.30pm)

Thurs 20th Jan: John Anderson

Fri 21st Jan:       Robert Phillips


Funerals week beginning 25th January (St Johns/St Thomas 10.00am Mass)

Mon 25th: Peter Harkins. (Derek Gillespie: Woodside Crematorium @12.30pm)

Tues 26th:  Ann Alford

Wed 27th:  Maria Hannigan (St Thomas)

Thurs 28th: James Christopher Taylor


Church services during lockdown

Holy Mass:      Live-stream daily @ 10am (Sun also @ 11.30am)

Adoration:      Live-stream daily @ 9am

Rosary:            Livestream daily @ 9.30am

Divine Mercy: Livestream Fridays @3pm

The Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th – 25 January.) The Church calls us to pray, especially this week, for the unity of all who believe in Christ. Each year there is a special theme chosen and proposed by our own Pontifical Council for promoting Christian Unity and the World Council of Churches. This year’s theme, is “Abide in Christ and you will bear much fruit” (cf John 15:5-9).This was chosen and prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp,  in Switzerland. www.christianunity.va  In the following weeks we hope to offer on the Diocesan web page a list of Catholic Church documents since Vatican II relevant to the theme of Christian unity.

Online Marriage Counselling available during Covid 19 Crisis

Our diocese has a Counselling Service for Catholics Married in the Catholic Church with our dedicated Catholic Marriage Counsellor.  If you are concerned about your relationship and feel you are both unable to reach a conclusion alone, it is likely that you will benefit from marriage counselling.  The counsellor is there to maintain a neutral, non-judgmental position. For information or advice please email in confidence [email protected]


Adult Education Talks 

You are invited to our next talk on Monday 18th January at 6.30pm on the Teachings of Saint John Paul II by Bishop John. Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/96974935970?pwd=b04ya2pUOElxeXJhRElkdXlHVXlwQT09.   Passcode: 758071

Vocations: Families need blessings of patience, forgiveness, gratefulness and love. Can you bring the Gospel to families in your community? If you think God is calling you to be a priest, deacon sister contact Fr. John Morrison 01418895056 or e-mail  [email protected]

We pray for those who have died recently especially: Ann Alford, John Anderson, Eileen Bolger, May Cheney, Mary Farquhar, Arthur Fellowes, Derek Gillespie, Maria Hannigan, Peter Harkins, Canon Brendan Healy, Mary Houston, Margaret Miller, Andrew Mc Cappin, Robert Phillips, Anthony Stewart, James Christopher Taylor and the Anniversaries of Mary Buchanan, Pearl Dunne, William Finnigan, Charles Mc Aleavy, Jean Mc Allister, Jean Mc Fadyen, Dominic Mc Lue, George Major, Maria & Tommy O’Hara.

200 Club St Thomas: Forms have been sent to all previous members. Please return as soon as possible so that we can begin the First Draw in February. Thank you to all those who have already forwarded their monies.

Parish Finances: At this time when we have limited access to the Church and have no public services our Parish income is greatly affected. The Parish and Diocese are dependent on your weekly donations to enable bills to be paid, to make repairs and maintain our church properties, as well as supporting the clergy and the ongoing pastoral work of our Parish and the Diocese. Please continue to support St Johns/St Thomas and the Diocese of Paisley at this difficult time. You may wish to consider a Standing Order to be paid directly to the parish account (weekly/monthly). You can download the form from the Parish websites or one can be posted to you. Thank you to all those who have recently moved to Standing Order so as to be able to support our finances regularly. Another way of helping the parish is by gift aiding your donations. If you are a tax payer Gift Aid increases your donation by 25%, your Gift Aid donation would be worth 25p more for every £1 donated.




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