Services for the week
- SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
- MONDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
- TUESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
- WEDNESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
- THURSDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
- FRIDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
- SATURDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm
ROSARY: After the Saturday Communion service throughout October
Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £468.02 and the Special Collection, for the Retired Clergy of the Diocese, £445.94. Many thanks to all who contributed
Thank you- to Fr Boyd, who is looking after our spiritual needs at the weekends, whilst Fr Forrest is on holiday.
Teas and Coffees will be served in the Hall after Mass today. Everyone is very welcome – particularly any new-comers to the Parish!
Pastoral Council: The next meeting will take place in the Hall at 7.00 pm this evening.
Fabric & Finance Committee: will meet in the Hall next Sunday at 6.00 pm
In your charity, please remember; Bridie Allan, Annette Dunn, Thomas Gourley, George McCallum and all the sick and housebound.
Reflections on the Papal Visit
The Papal Mass at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, was a very exciting, memorable, joyous and emotional day! I am sure that all the pilgrims would agree that the time passed much quicker than expected. In theory, it sounded a long and boring wait, but in fact, the joy of the event and the pre-Mass entertainment (which included Susan Boyle and Michelle McManus), was incredible and certainly filled the time. The Holy Father is an inspirational speaker. In his Homily, he addressed specific groups of people, and his message was memorable. He spoke briefly about the visit of his predecessor, John Paul ll, and reiterated his message that faiths should work together. Many who attended the 1982 visit, will appreciate and acknowledge this mention!To conclude, I would like to thank everyone who helped arrange the visit and those who made it possible for members of our Parish to attend. I am sure that those who watched the proceedings and the Mass on television at home or in the Church Hall will have found the experience none the less memorable.
The Church Hall
On September 16th, thirty four of our Parishioners gathered in the Church Hall to watch the TV broadcast of the Mass from Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, concelebrated by the Holy Father with Bishops and Priests of Scotland. It was an awesome and very moving occasion, which we will all remember with gratitude, pride and affection for the rest of our days! Our grateful thanks go to everyone who helped with the preparations: Without the two large TV sets, the event could not have taken place – so very special thanks to the loaners of the equipment. Sandwiches, soup and cakes were provided – free of charge – by other generous Parishioners. Finally, thank you to everyone who participated or was involved in any way in making this such a happy and successful community event for the Parish.
Monday, 18 October – a Date for your Diary….
Cheese & Wine Evening in the Hall to celebrate the launch of the Parish Archive