E bulletin – Fourth Sunday of Lent Year B

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

First GA £60.00. NGA £180.00                            First GA £697.00       NGA:      £183.92

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

Monthly Building Fund: £120.00                        Monthly Building Fund GA £61.25

Sick & Retired Priests £40.00                              Monthly Building Fund NGA £15.00

Spred GA: £15.00                                                   St Anthony’s Box £40.00

Justice & Peace £15.00

St Anthony’s Box £10.00


SCIAF & Papal & Episcopal & St. Mirin’s Fund – 14 March 2021

The proceeds of this collection are divided 75% to SCIAF and 25% to our new St Mirin’s Fund.  SCIAF is the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland. It works in sixteen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America to help the poorest in the world, regardless of religion, to work their way out of poverty.  The St. Mirin’s Fund awards small grants for good causes that promote the Kingdom of God among us, with special consideration to: children and young people, the elderly, those with disabilities and special needs, or suffering from poverty, mental illness, homelessness or refugees.  In 2018 this collection raised £28,013, which represents 110% of our expenditure of £25,389 resulting in a small fund surplus of £2,624. The Papal & Episcopal Fund also contributed £15,000 from reserves to the SPRED Fund.

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

Stations of the Cross: There will be Stations of the Cross via livestream each Sunday of Lent at 3pm and this Friday at 9.30am before Mass.

Solemnity of St Joseph Friday 19th March: Bishop John has asked parishes to pray for all those who have died due to the Covid pandemic, on the Solemnity of St Joseph. This was the day when churches closed for the first-time last year. Parishioners are invited to send names of those who have died due to Covid to their parishes. These names will be remembered on St Joseph’s Feast Day. There will be two Masses on Friday at 10am and 7pm.

Novena to St Joseph: The Novena to St Joseph continues this week at 7pm until the 18th March, in time to celebrate the Solemnity of St Joseph on the 19th March. You can view the Novena and prayers to St Joseph on the parish website/facebook

Inaugural Family Mass for the ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Family Year

Bishop John will celebrate a livestreamed Mass for families to mark the beginning of this special year proclaimed by Pope Francis. 11am on Sunday 21st March. Families are invited to sign up for the livestream via the Marriage and Family page on the Diocesan website, where they can also download an order of service, submit petitions and contribute to a charitable offertory https://rcdop.org.uk/marriage-family-life-2

Think Vocation: “We are God’s work of art.” God has crafted each of us for some unique purpose. Could yours be found in priesthood, diaconate or religious vows? Contact Fr. John Morrison tel: 0141 8895056 or e-mail: [email protected]

Re-opening of Churches

The Church will re-open for Holy Mass on Friday 26th of March. There will be no need to book for weekday Mass with Adoration at 9.30am and Mass at 10.00am (both parishes). Confession on Saturdays after the 10.00am Mass. You will be able to book for the weekend of Palm Sunday from Tuesday 23rd online @9am and by phone @11am. At weekend Masses we can also use the Hall. We are allowed 50 people in Church & in another 50 in the Hall in St Johns and 27 in St Thomas in line with two meter distance.


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)


Adult Education Talks 

You are invited to our next talk on Monday 15th March at 6.30pm on The Social Doctrine of the Church by Mgr. Gerry Gallagher. Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/98755682864?pwd=SCtzMW9QZTZ5RlJzTWdtMzJBR3RGZz09  Passcode: 435655


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.

St Thomas 200 Club draw: Jan 1st prize: No 1 Jean Fleming.  2nd prize: No 29 Linda McGuire

Feb 1st prize:  No 98 Colin McLeish. 2nd prize: No 96 Celia Sheach (1st prize £60 & 2nd £30).


Please pray for those who have died recently especially:  Victor Ayres, Margaret Logue, Matt Mc Coll, Mary Mc Gilloway and for the Anniversaries of Morag Cassells, Patrick Hannigan, Charles Henry, Greta & Jack Hickey, Jane Jardine, Dominic & Ellen Mc Cue, John & Mary Mc Mullen, Eddie Monaghan, Jim Ross, John |& Rose Travers, Margaret Wallis,


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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