Feast of St Mirin: Patron of the Diocese of Paisley

The feast of St Mirin will be celebrated this Tuesday, 15th September. It is a Solemnity in the town of Paisley, and a Feast in the rest of the Diocese. This takes precedence over the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.  The memorial of Our Lady of Sorrow is transferred to Thursday 17th September in the … [Read more…]

e bulletin (13/09/20)

Collections: 6th September Collection Gift Aid:             £165.00     Non- Gift Aid: £102.00 Gift Aid Building Fund:       £223.00 St Anthony’s:                       £82.00       Monthly Standing Orders: £1,677 Pro-life Gift Aid:                  £45.30   Second Collection Sunday 13th September: Holy Places This collection was due to take place in April but was cancelled due to the Covid outbreak. It is now … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Peter Claver

He was born in Verdu, Catolonia, Spain in 1581. In 1610 as a young man he sailed to Cartagena, now Columbia to be a missionary and was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1615. Cartagena was a rich port and a centre for the slave trade. Although the slave trade had been condemned by Pope Paul … [Read more…]

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…]