Vocations Awareness Week 13th-20th September

This Sunday marks the beginning of Vocations Awareness Week here in Scotland, a time of dedicated prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Consecrated Life. Ordinarily, during Vocations Awareness Week, we would celebrate our Diocesan Vocations Mass at the Cathedral and host our Vocations Conference for S6 pupils. Regrettably, due to the ongoing public … [Read more…]

Neilston Together Hub – Update

The Neilston Together Hub Totnosh, since the Bank is closed for a refurbishment is opened on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10-1pm, at least till the end of September. Funding comes from the Scottish Government to support our Covid response in the community. You can pop by and say an outdoors hello and have a … [Read more…]

Romans 13:8-10

It was St Peter who founded the Church in Rome. However, St Paul preached there under house arrest and was martyred in Rome around Ad 67. In today’s passage St Paul speaks about love fulfilling the law, all is summed up in the single command “love your neighbour as yourself”. When we live our life … [Read more…]

Ezekiel 33:7-9

Ezekiel was both a Priest and a Prophet and prophesied to his fellow Jews during the Babylonian exile. When the people initially were taken into exile, the city of Jerusalem and King Solomon’s temple were still intact. It is only when both are destroyed that the people take Ezekiel seriously as he had prophesied their … [Read more…]

Diamond Jubilee of Monsignor James Canon Cunningham

Congratulations to Monsignor Cunningham, our former Parish Priest who celebrates 60 years as a Priest this Friday the 11th of September. We thank him for his faithful service to the Church, the Diocese of Paisley and to all the people he has ministered to, over these last 60 years. We remember him very fondly here … [Read more…]

E-bulletin (6/09/20)

Collections: 30th August Collection Gift Aid:             £235.00     Non- Gift Aid: £96.75 Gift Aid Building Fund:       £110.00 St Anthony’s:                       £10.00     Monthly Standing Orders: £1,677 Pro-life Gift Aid:                  £264.00 Pro-life Non GA:                  £85.65   Weekend Masses: Saturdays @ 4pm and Sundays @ 8.30am (until further notice.) & 10.am. Weekday Masses: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 10am. The … [Read more…]

St Luke 6: 1-5

The Sabbath began on the evening of Friday at sunset and concluded at sunset on Saturday. It was a day reserved to worship God and to rest and no one was permitted to work including slaves and beasts. To break the Sabbath was seen by the Pharisees as a lack of religious commitment. Jesus along … [Read more…]

SPUC online petition

Society for the protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) Two MPs are currently bringing forward bills to introduce buffer zones around abortion facilities to ban peaceful pro-life vigils. On 24 June 2020, a huge majority (213 – 47) of MPs voted in favour of Dr Rupa Huq MP’s Ten-Minute Rule Bill “to restrict demonstrations in the … [Read more…]

St Luke 5: 33-39

The Pharisees question why the disciples of John the Baptist fast and those of Jesus do not. The inference is that this is a veiled criticism given that the Pharisees fast twice weekly and also on the prescribed days of fasting. In response Jesus uses the image of a wedding feast. Wedding celebrations in Palestine … [Read more…]

Season of Creation 1st September to 4th October

This is an opportunity for all of us to pray, reflect and respond to the challenging words of Pope Francis “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up”? SCIAF, Justice & Peace Scotland and SCES have prepared a series of online … [Read more…]