St Thomas the Apostle: Collections: St John the Evangelist: Collections
First GA £95.00. NGA £60.00 First GA £250.00 NGA: £206.50
Monthly Standing Orders: £1,677. Monthly Standing Orders: £2,823
Sick & Retired Priests GA £60.00 Monthly Online Donation: £560.00
200 Club: £50.00 Building Fund GA £11.00 NGA £3.00
Justice& Peace GA £5.00 Sick & Retired P GA £42 NGA £48.00
Building Fund GA £35.00. NGA £30.00 Justice & Peace £1.00
SPRED Special Second Collection – 14 February 2021: Our Paisley Diocese SPRED offers people with learning disabilities: a personal friend who takes time to share life and faith, spiritual nurture in a small community of faith; and a sense of belonging to a parish community. Twenty-one SPRED groups meet in our church halls and special needs schools, allowing two hundred parishioners to come together in faith and friendship to share and experience God’s love. Sadly, our groups have not been able to meet in the past year due to the pandemic. Paisley SPRED supports three employees. In 2018 SPRED merged with the Diocese bringing in one-off restricted reserves of £95,492. Our SPRED boxes and Friends Campaign raised an additional £20,834 bringing the total income to £116,326. The Diocese also contributed £44,131 from our General Fund (pre-merger) and Papal & Episcopal Funds. With our expenditure of £72,221, SPRED restricted reserves ended the year at £88,235.
Parish Finances: Our Parish income has been greatly affected this last year. 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. 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.
You can also donate to our Parish is by using MyGivingHub from PayaCharity. The Diocese of Paisley have set up this facility so that any donations you make can be allocated directly to our own Parish. You can access this via our Parish Websites or through Diocesan website. Thank you once again for your generous response.
Funerals week this (St Johns) @ 10.00am Funerals week beginning 15th February (St Johns)
Mon 8th Feb: Marina Mc Bride Tues 16th Feb: Andrew Mc Cappin
Tues 9th Feb: Maureen Mc Grath Thurs 18th Feb: James Christopher Taylor
Fri 19th Feb: Alex Coubrough (Woodside 12 Noon)
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
Dial a Mass: For those who have no Internet access, you can listen to Mass each day on a free line 0141 473 4869. (Fr Jonathan on Thursdays/Fr Joe on Fridays)
Vocations – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 7th February 2021
Think Vocation: “Let us go elsewhere… so that I can preach there too; for that is why I came.” Jesus’ mission continues in the Church and in the world in the lives of priests and religious. Do you have a desire to share the Good News with others too? Call Fr. John Morrison on 01418895056 or e-mail [email protected]
Adult Education Talks: You are invited to our next talk on Monday 15th February at 6.30pm on the Dignity of the Human Person by Fr. Matthew Carlin. Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday is on the 17th of February, a day of Fasting + 16 and Abstinence +14(from meat). Fasting consists of one full meal per day, with two smaller meals that do not add up to a full meal, and no snacks. Those who have chronic illness, pregnant/nursing babies are exempt from fasting.
Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Mission House for Young Adults
Craig Lodge Community is offering a new opportunity to young Catholics on how to live a life of mission. Craig Lodge Mission House is a nine-month residential programme for any young adult between the ages of 18-30 who desires to become a passionate lover of Jesus and become Spirit-filled evangelisers for the renewal of the Church,” (Pope Francis). Community, prayer and studying of the Catholic faith and learning to proclaim the Good News to others”. The mission house will begin in September 2021 and applications are now being accepted. Visit the Craig Lodge website for more details. www.craiglodge.org/missionhouse
Monthly Online Theology Thursdays (5.00-6.00pm)
Theology Thursdays is a programme of seminars aimed at non-experts and beginners. Each seminar has a theological focus, lasts for one hour and is taught by an expert in the field. It may be of interest to teacher educators, teachers, parents, catechists, students and senior school pupils. They begin on the 25THFebruary: ‘Will the Sacraments change my life?’ Integrating the sacramental and moral dimensions of Christian living (Fr Martin Delaney) 25th March: Forming intentional disciples in our Catholic schools (Mary O’Duffin) 9th April: Reading St Mark. The Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Fr Andrew Garden) 20th May: Holy Disobedience. Catholic Political Witness and Resistance (Anna Blackman) . To book your place and receive the ZOOM link, please email: [email protected]
Please pray for those who have died recently especially: Maureen Browne, Alexander Coubrough, George Logue, Aidan Mc Call -Hagan, Marina Mc Bride, Andrew Mc Cappin, Maureen Mc Grath, James Mc Laughlin, Johnny Mc Loughline, Jane Ronald, James Christopher Taylor and the 6 months mind of William(Bill) Francis Houston, Anniversaries of Molly Ball,John Dickson, Mary Dickson, Hannah Duggan, Paul Goodwin, Christiane Heinrich, Rosemary (Rose) Houston, Ann Mc Guire, John Mc Guire, Kathleen Mc Hugh, George & Isabel Mc Millan. David Reynolds, Patrick Reynolds, Patrick Walker, George Mitchell, Lucy Hughes, Patricia Hughes, Sarah Burns, William & Bridget Mc Guire, William & Marjorie Heaney, Sandra Gorrie