Sun, October 13, 2019


1st Reading: Prophet Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4
Response:                O that today you would listen to his voice!
                                                 Harden not your hearts.
2nd Reading: St. Paul to Timothy 1:6-8.13-14
Gospel Acclamation:             Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
    Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: 
you have the message of eternal life
                                               Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Forty Hours Adoration:
St. Brendan’s Yoker,
Our Holy Redeemer’s Clydebank.
Feast Days:
Monday 7th Our Lady of the Rosary,
Friday 11th St. John XXIII.
Recently Dead: Mary Campbell (Recep: Tues: 8 Oct, Mass Wed: 10 am), Frances Fox (Recep Wed 6pm, Mass Thurs 10am. TBC),  Irene Reid, James McKenna, Onyekachi Erengwa,
Anniversary:  Andy Chisholm,                           
1st Annv. Con Kilcoyne Fr. Gerard Dunn.
Meetings:  Legion of Mary: Tues. 7.30pm. Chapel House.  
 A.A: Tue 8pm.   N.A.:  Thurs.7pm.  
African/Nigerian Mass today Sunday at 1pm. All welcome
November Lists are now available at the back of the Church.
The ‘Know your Faith’  on Tuesday at 7pm  in the church.
Fruit & Veg Barra: Please note change of time:  Monday 2. – 3.45pm in church hall.
Catholic Women’s Prayer Group: Meetings Thursday’s 2pm. conference room Father’s house.
Readers: Volunteers needed for All Masses. Please see Fr. Thaddeus
The Wednesday Club: Mariusz will be keeping us fit on Wednesdays in the chapel hall – 1.30 -2-30pm. All welcome. Cost £1.
Parish Halloween Dance on Saturday 26th October. All welcome, fancy dress optional.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on some Primary 7 pupils on
Thursday at 7 pm in St. Philomena’s. We keep them in our prayers and congratulate them and their families.
The Month of October is the Holy month of the Rosary, let us all pray for world peace and for the sick.
Extraordinary Mission Month 2019:  Pope Francis has declared this October as an ‘Extraordinary Mission Month’ during which we will pray and support those countries where the Church is poor and in need. He also urges us to recommit ourselves to sharing more fully in the mission of the Church in the world.
There will be a special Mission Sunday Mass in Motherwell Cathedral on Sunday 20th October at 3pm. Archbishop Cushley chief concelebrant; all missionary communities in Scotland will be present. 
Pope Francis has established a new annual Sunday celebration to encourage a greater study of the Sacred Scriptures.
With a special Apostolic Letter published last month the Holy Father has declared that the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time each year is to be marked as Scripture Sunday with special solemnity.
Among the suggestions the makes to mark the day are enthroning the book of the gospels during Mass and distributing pocket copies of the gospel to the faithful – a practice the Holy Father has introduced in the past in Rome after his weekly Angelus address.
The Pope concludes his letter saying, ‘the great challenge before us in life is to listen to Sacred Scripture and practice mercy.’
Scottish Catholic Medical Association (SCMA): 2019 Autumn Meeting and AGM: theme- “Living our Faith at Work”. Turnbull Hall, 15 Southpark Terrace, G12 8LG Sat 26th Oct. Presentation by Dr Kearney. e-mail to reserve a place.
Safeguarding Level 1 training: For those working with children or protected adults – Mon 7th Oct. & 23 Nov. in Eyre Hall, G1 4JY.  Tel. 226 5898 to book a place.
Retreat: Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for spiritual & Emotional healing after abortion, will be held north of Glasgow on Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th October. This confidential, supportive retreat is for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. Call/text Sr. Andrea on 07816 942824 or
The Franciscan Family: Are you over 35 and wish to know about Franciscan Spirituality or a vocation in the Franciscan Family?  Contact    07711 586394.  
Irish Language Classes – Adults Mon, Tues & Fri. 7pm. Tues 1pm. Children’s Club Sunday 12.30pm. Contact: 0141 429 2308 / 07866453708.
Faith Forum: A fortnightly series of talks on living out the Catholic Faith. All young people welcome. 7pm in Turnbull Hall, 13-15 Southpark Terrace, G12 8LG. 3rd Oct. Mr. Ruairidh MacLennan – The Mission: Being a Young Catholic in Scotland Today.
Knights of St. Columba Centenary Recruitment Drive: Serving God by serving others. If you are over 16yrs and a practicing Catholic and wish to join an organisation to promote the Catholic Faith and help others in need, please contact John O’Donnell on 07854 886425 / or Paul Laird on 07854 499608 /
St. Margaret’s Adoption: Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about adoption process, please visit:-  or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or email;-
Paul Sweeney MP – See notice board for dates and times of his Surgery Schedule.
Sewing Group in Rosemount Flexi Centre 102 Royston Rd:-
Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm. Wednesday 5.30-7.30pm
Share your skills, or learn new ones. All welcome.
Knitting Group:- Want to learn how to knit, or share your skills? Royston Library, 67 Royston Rd – Thursday  1.30 to 3pm.
Fertility Care Scotland: The Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Fertility Regulation, For more info or an appointment - 0141 221 0858 also on twitter and  facebook. Email: /
Strathclyde Catholic Chaplaincy:- Mass Times: Mon - Fri: 12.10pm Sun: 11am. Adoration: Tues 4.45-5.30pm. See notice board for more details.
Fr. Thaddeus Umaru Phone: 0141 552 2945
Parish house address: 311 Roystonhill G21 2HN
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