E bulletin – Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B

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

First GA £0.00. NGA £140.00                                   First GA £506.00       NGA:      £298.00

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

Monthly Building Fund: £80.00                               Monthly Building Fund GA £28, NGA £5.00

Spred GA: £20.00                                                       Spred GA £7.00

Papal & Episcopal Charities GA £20, NGA £30.00 Papal & Episcopal Charities £71, NGA £54.00

St Anthony’s Box £10.00                                            St Anthony’s Box £70.00


Holy Places Collection: Good Friday


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


Funerals: Anthony Finnigan, Tues 23rd March and Edward Mc Allister Wed 24th (St Thomas) at 10am.

                  Mary Mc Gilloway, Fri 26th March (St Johns) at 10am


Re-opening of Churches

The Church will re-open for Holy Mass at 10am this Friday 26th of March. There will be no need to book for weekday Mass with Adoration at 9.30am (both parishes). Confessions on Saturday 27th after the 10.00am Mass (St Johns/St Thomas) and 3.15pm-3.45pm (St Johns)


You will be able to book for the weekend of Palm Sunday from Tuesday 23rd online @9am and by phone @11am. We are allowed 50 people in the Church & another 50 in the hall at St Johns and 27 in St Thomas, in line with two -meter distance.


Holy Week Masses & Services: Sat 27th March- 4th April (Easter Sunday)


Psalm Sunday Vigil 4pm (St Johns) 5.15pm (St Thomas)

Psalm Sunday: 8.30am, 10.am, (St Thomas)

Psalm Sunday: 10am,11.30am, 5pm, (St Johns) and Stations of the Cross at 3pm (St Johns/ St Thomas)


Mon 29th, Tues 30th, Wed 31st March, Mass at 10am (St Johns)

Mon 29th, Wed 31st March, Mass at 10am (St Thomas)


Holy Thursday 1st April: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm (St Johns/St Thomas). No Morning Mass.

Good Friday 2nd April: Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3pm (St Johns/St Thomas) and Stations of Cross 7pm (St Johns only)


Easter Vigil 3rd April:       8pm (St Johns/St Thomas)

Easter Sunday 4th April: 8.30am, 10am (St Thomas)

8.30am,10am, 11.30am (St Johns). No evening Mass


Confessions: Mon 29th, Tues 30th, Wed 31st March after 10am Mass (St Johns)

Mon 29th, Wed 31st March after 10am Mass (St Thomas)

Good Friday 2nd April: 2pm-2.45pm (St Johns/St Thomas)




Easter Vigil St Johns: Rachel Gibson will be received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Please pray for her as she makes her final preparations. We also thank the RCIA team of Kevin & Liz New, Eileen Capaldi and Fr Jonathan for accompanying Rachel on her faith journey and giving her instruction on the Catholic Faith.


First Reconciliation/Confession: The pupils of St Johns, St Marks and St Thomas will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession on Mon 29th, Tues 30th and Wed 31st of March in their respective schools. Please keep all the pupils of Primary 4 in your prayers.


Vocations: Fifth Sunday of Lent – 21st March 2021
Some people approach Philip to ask if they can meet Jesus. Perhaps you could be the one who introduces others to him today, especially in his word and through the sacraments. Contact Fr. J Morrison on 0141 889 5056 0r e-mail [email protected]


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)


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.


Please pray for those who have died recently especially: Peter Callendar, Alice Lowell, Anthony Finnigan, Neil Mc Dade, Bridgid Mc Gee, Mary Mc Gilloway, Edward Mc Allister, Therese Scott and for those whose  Anniversary occurs around this time: John Devon Brown, Irene & Mark Clougherty, John Coelho, Winnie Devlin, Patricia Duffin, Betty & Joe Gallacher, Lizzy Kerr, Nancy Mc Conachie, Dick Mc Cormick, James Mc Dade, Mary Mc Duff, Edward Mc Gorrian, Billy Mc Kay, Robert O’Neill, Grace Sherlock, Patricia Stewart, Charles Szuster.


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.

ACN’s Virtual Sunday Lunch: What if you could provide a hot meal for a desperate Christian family in Lebanon while you enjoy your Sunday lunch at home? Join CAN benefactors and parishes across the UK for a virtual Sunday lunch in aid of the St. John the Merciful Table, a fantastic initiative that serves daily meals to over 1,500 struggling Christians in Lebanon. The Virtual Sunday Lunch will take place on 21st March 2021 at 1pm.  If you are interested in joining this event and would like more information, please visit www.acnuk.org/sundaylunch/  Enjoy a full line-up of prayer, videos, music and more!

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]


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