E bulletin – Seventh Sunday of Easter Year B

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

First GA £60.00. NGA £153.06                          First GA £423.00 NGA: £676.92

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

Monthly Building Fund GA £130.85                  Monthly Building Fund GA £39.00

Vocations GA £27.00                                           Vocations GA £20.00

St Anthony’s Box £94.02                                      St Anthony’s Box £55.00


This weekend (15th / 16th May ) Special Collection: Communications

This collection pays for our national Scottish Catholic Media Office which provides a service to the press and media with information on the activities of the Church in Scotland.  The office supports two employees.  You can donate easily to this by visiting our Diocesan website www.rcdop.org.uk and clicking on the ‘Online Parish Offertory’.  This allows you to donate to any of the causes or parishes of your choice. You can also donate through the collection boxes at the weekend Masses.


New Envelopes for Tax Year April 21/22: These are now available after all the weekend Masses.The box contains envelopes for each week and also the 12 Monthly Parish Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections. Those who pay their weekly donation by Standing Order also receive a Box of envelopes but only for the 12 Monthly Parish Building Fund & Diocesan Second Collections. Please inform us if you cease to pay tax. Those, who do not pay tax can set up also a Standing Order.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 9.25am- 9.55am (both parishes before the 10am Mass).

Both Churches open at 9.15am.


Confessions: Saturdays: 10.30am- 11am (St Johns/St Thomas) Saturdays: 3.15pm-3.45pm (St Johns)


May, the Month of Mary: During the Sundays of May at 3pm, we will pray the Rosary, have a short talk on Our Lady and conclude with Benediction.


The Liturgy Commission would like to invite anyone interested in preparing liturgical music for Pentecost and Corpus Christi to a Zoom session on Monday evening May 17th at 7pm.



Global Week of Prayer for the Church and Peoples of China

In March, Cardinal Bo called for a Global Week of Prayer for the Church and Peoples of China, from Sunday 23 May to Sunday 30 May. I attach his statement here for your interest, which has been widely reported in Catholic media: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/246867/cardinal-bo-urges-prayer-octave-for-china A small group of lay Christians have come together in response to his call, and have prepared this website with resources for prayer: https://globalprayerforchina.org/

This video encapsulates Cardinal Bo’s call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYkzP23MVuQ


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

First Communions: We keep in our prayers the Primary 4 Pupils of St Marks who will make their First Holy Communion this Saturday the 15th of May and St John’s Primary 4 pupils on the 22nd of May. May they always have a desire for Jesus in the Eucharist and a love of Holy Mass.


St Thomas, Neilston: No 10am Mass or Confessions on Sat 22nd May due to First Communions at 10am & 11.30am in St Johns.


Funerals this week in St Johns (10am). Mon 17th Maureen Collins, Fri 21st Stephen Lynch.

Tuesday 25th: Catherine Kerins


Parish Stewards: The stewards are giving their time voluntarily, for which we are very much indebted. They are only following the instructions given to them and are trying to get as many people into the church safely and within the restrictions set by the Scottish Government. Please be courteous, patient and respectful in following their directions.


Adult Education Talks 

You are invited to our next talk on Monday 17th May at 6.30pm on The Sacraments of Initiation by Canon Jim Duggan. Please click the link below to join the webinar:https://zoom.us/j/91955822683?pwd=QUFKcjUySzQvSFp1RWFKY3ZJblY1dz09

Passcode: 983094


20 Days for Life June 1st till June 20th (8am until 8pm each day): Due to Tier 4 restrictions our 2021 Lenten 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer and fasting vigil at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow was postponed. Sadly, in the midst of this current situation the government did not halt or restrict its abortion culture of death.

On March 23rd 2021 the government called for a UK National Day of Reflection to be held for those who had died from Covid the previous year.  According to latest official figures at that time there had been 143,259 Covid deaths. The following month April 2021 we marked the 53rd anniversary of the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act which has resulted in almost 9.5million deaths of our unborn children here in the UK. Think of the unborn when you pray the words ‘For what I have done and for what I have failed to do’. We, are coming out for a 20 Days for Life from June 1st until June 20th outside of the QEUH in Glasgow from 8am until 8pm each day. To take part email [email protected]



Incahootz Barrhead Drama: The Drama group will reconvene on Mondays beginning this Monday the 17th of May in St Johns Church hall 4pm-5pm, 5pm-6pm, 6pm-7pm for the different age groups.


Altar Servers: Could you make yourself known along with your parents to Fr Joe/Jonathan after the weekend Mass you may be attending. Fr Jonathan will hope to re-train you after your long absence from altar-serving. Anyone wishing to become a new Altar Server can also introduce themselves. You need to have made your First Holy Communion


Please pray for those who have died recently especially: Maureen Collins, Jonathan Gilmour, Catherine Kerins, Marilyn Martin, and 6 months mind of Alex Taylor, and for the Anniversaries of Betty Boyle, Wilma Cook, Pat Gaughan, Frank Hannigan, Mary Hendry, Margaret & William Hewitt, Mary Howell, Angela Kelly, John Mc Gorrian, Matilda Mc Gorrian, Frank Mc Guire, Baby Josh Maguire, Thomas Pearson.

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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