E Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Easter Year B

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

First GA £65.00. NGA £270.81                           First GA £378.20 NGA: £404.36

Monthly Standing Orders: £2,415.                    Monthly Standing Orders: £3,818.00

Monthly Building Fund: £127.00                       Monthly Building Fund GA £40.00

St Anthony’s Box £64.30                                     St Anthony’s Box £71.25

Sick & Retired Priests £4.00                                Spred GA £2, Justice & Peace GA £2

Spred £4.00                                                            Sick & Retired Priests GA £2


Second Collection next weekend 24th/25th April: Vocations & Ecclesiastical Students

This collection pays for our Paisley seminarians studying in Rome.  Currently we have four students whose seminary fees are £20,000 per year. As well as supporting them this collection goes to the upkeep of our Scots College in Rome that welcomes many visitors from Scotland as a place of hospitality for Scots in Rome.  In 2018 this collection and our Friends Campaign raised £28,845 which represents 43% of our expenditure of £66,030, resulting in a shortfall of £37,185, which was funded from general diocesan reserves.


New Envelopes for Tax Year April 21/22: These are now available after all the weekend Masses. Please collect them from the link corridor to the church house and then exit through the side door. This allows us to keep our two -meter social Adoration of the receive a box of envelopes for each weekly collection and also for the 12 Monthly Building Fund and Second Collections. Those who pay by Standing Order will receive a box of envelopes for the 12 Monthly Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections.


If you lose or misplace your envelopes, please see Fr Joe/Jonathan to issue you new ones as we need to record your donation to claim Gift Aid from HMRC. Please do not use an envelope other than the envelope provided for the specific collection (ie use Vocations envelope for Vocations and do not  score out, to use for another collection or score out and change dates). Please inform us if you cease to pay tax. Those, who do not pay tax can set up also a Standing Order.


St Johns Finance monthly update: The accountants calculate the potential loss of weekly income for St Johns Barrhead is around 50% of the pre- covid cash income of £2,892 per week. This equates to £6,266 over the next month with restricted numbers at public masses. The monthly standing orders/faster payments from parishioners was £1,421 per month (pre -covid) and have increased to £3,818 per month by March 2021 per BOS statement). Paya charity monthly donations for March was £715.00.

St Thomas Finance monthly update: The accountants calculate the potential loss of weekly income for St Thomas is around 50% of the pre Covid cash income of £668 per week. This equates to £1,447 over the next month with restricted numbers at public masses. The monthly standing orders from parishioners were £1,677 per month (pre Covid) and have increased to £3,080 per month by March 2021 per CB & BOS bank statement.

Fr Joe/Jonathan thank you for your continued financial support and in helping our parishes to remain financially secure and solvent in these difficult and uncertain times

Confessions: Saturdays: 10.30am- 11am (St Johns/St Thomas) Saturdays: 3.15pm-3.45pm (St Johns) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 9.25am- 9.55am (both parishes before the 10am Mass).Both of the Churches open at 9.15am.


St Joseph Statue: In this year of St Joseph we would like to place fresh flowers before the statue. To defray the cost, you may like to place a donation in the flower box in the porch or hand into the church house in an envelope.

Adult Education Talks: You are invited to our next talk on Monday 19th April at 6.30pm on The Sacraments of Vocation by Fr. Jonathan Whitworth. Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Passcode: 361919


Think Vocation: Just as Jesus opened the minds and hearts of the disciples to understand the Scriptures, you could be called to help others discover Christ in his word. This is the vocation of the priest, deacon and religious. Speak to our Vocations Director, Fr. John Morrison tel: 0141 8895056 or email [email protected]


The Scottish Parliamentary Elections

As you begin considering how to vote please check out our Scottish Bishops Election Resource link: Scottish Parliament Election 2021 – Catholic Parliamentary Office (rcpolitics.org)  It lets you know where political parties stand on issues that impinge upon our Catholic faith and life and is also being updated with particular candidates’ positions on these matters.


Scripture and Spirituality Conference 10th – 11th July 2021

John of the Cross and the experience of transforming love. This years’ conference focuses on St. John of the Cross and his life changing teachings of how love can transform each and every one of us.  Through six thought provoking talks, each of us can learn how to become beacons of light to greater reflect Christ and offer hope to a world in much need of healing.  This year, we have been blessed with six renowned speakers, authors and experts, who will bring St. John’s teachings to life and transform how we grow in our love and spirituality.  For more information www.carmelite.uk.net/ssc or contact [email protected]  Tel: 07849 596 572

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)

East Renfrewshire Food Bank: The Food Bank are asking for donations of toiletries, for both men & women, especially deodorants. They are also looking for toilet rolls. There is a box in the Church & Hall to place your donations. (St Johns)

Please pray for those who have died recently especially: Michael Ahearne, Christine English, Juliet Fernandes, Jonathan Gilmour, Prince Philip and for the Anniversaries of John Bentley, Jim Cassidy, Margaret Conafray, Jean Davitt, Eamon & John Delaney, Robin Millar, Helen Mullaney, Tom Mc Allister, Thomas Mc Cormick, Joseph Anthony Tonner.

Can we remind everyone that Anniversaries and all notices for the E-Bulletin should be handed in by 7pm on Thursdays.


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