E bulletin – First Sunday of Lent Year B

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

First GA £10.00. NGA £65.00                               First GA £402.50        NGA:      £188.32

Monthly Standing Orders: £1,677.                     Monthly Standing Orders: £3.200.

Sick & Retired P GA £45.00. NGA £5                  Spred GA £120.50      NGA £26.00

Spred GA £205.50. NGA £10.00                          Monthly Building Fund GA £5.00

Monthly Building Fund GA £130.00 NGA £10.  Sick & Retired P GA £32.00


Stations of the Cross: There will be a Stations of the Cross via livestream each Sunday of Lent at 3pm and on the next two Thursdays at 9.30am before Mass. We hope to have the Stations on Fridays at 9.30am if there is not a Funeral.

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)

Funerals this week (St Johns) @ 10.00am        Funerals week beginning 1st March @10.00am

Tues 23rd: Robert Stewart                                     Tues 2nd March: Robert Fox (St Thomas)

Wed 24th: Helen Coffield                                       Wed 3rd March:  Elizabeth Hughes (St Johns)

Fri    26th:  Jane Ronald                                           Fri 5th March:     Philip Mc Kenna    (St Johns)

Sat 27th:    George Logue


Church services during lockdown

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

Adoration:       Live-stream daily @ 9am (except when Funeral)

Rosary:             Livestream daily @ 9.30am (except when Funeral)

Divine Mercy: Livestream Fridays @3pm

Year of St Joseph (8th Dec 2020- 8th Dec 2021): In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.

The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” which began on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extends to the same feast in 2021.At the conclusion of his Letter, he adds another prayer to St Joseph, which he encourages all of us to pray together. We will recite this Prayer after Mass concludes each day to mark the Year of St Joseph. There are other Prayers to St Joseph in St Thomas website under title Prayers. A votive Mass to St Joseph will be celebrated each Wednesday out with the Liturgical Seasons of Lent/Easter/Advent/Christmas. Wednesday is traditionally the day we pray to St Joseph.


“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil.”  Amen
. (Pope Francis)


SCIAF Lenten Appeal: To contribute to SCIAF this year, you can do so by either sending a cheque to SCIAF, 7 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2PR or donating securely via their website www.sciaf.org.uk  We will not be accepting monies/coins at the Church house as Fr Joe/Jonathan have not the time to sit and count monies and secondly  money can transmit disease causing strains of bacteria or viruses.

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


New Gift Aid Envelopes (St Johns) We are about to order New Gift Aid envelopes for April 21 to April 22. Because of the Lockdown many Gift Aid envelopes and Non- Gift Aid envelopes were not collected. Given the present circumstances, extra care and attention much be given to the Parish budget. It costs the parish £800 each year to buy envelopes for collections. To aid our budgeting this year the following changes will have to be made:

Envelopes will be ordered for the following groups only:

Present registered gift aiders. (those who pay tax) containing envelopes for your weekly and second collections/monthly building fund.

Present registered gift aiders paying first collection via Standing Order (those who pay tax) containing envelopes, for second collections/monthly building fund only.

Thank you to all those who regularly donate to the parishes. Your donations are essential and greatly received especially during these challenging times. Because of your continued generosity you are guaranteeing a sustainable future for your parishes.


Please pray for those who have died recently especially: Helen Coffield, Robert Fox, Elizabeth Hughes, George Logue, Helen Meechan, Philip Mc Kenna, Jane Ronald, Robert Stewart and for the Anniversaries of Agnes & William Brennan, Anne Docherty, Maurice Docherty, Willie Donn, Frank Hill, Jean Lafferty, Norah Lafferty, Rachel Mc Auley, Ramon Mc Cann, Tommy Mc Gauley, Rex O’Neill, Billy & Rose Quinn, Sadie Ross, Chrissie & Jack Stuart, John & Rena Weldon,


Can we remind everyone that Anniversaries and all notices for the E-Bulletin should be handed in by 7pm on Thursdays. All Anniversaries handed in, should be for the forthcoming weekend. This avoids notices being lost/misplaced if the Anniversary is not intended for the forthcoming weekend but for another.




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