Sun, December 15, 2019


1st Reading: Prophet Isaiah 11:1-10
Response:                  In his days justice shall flourish
                                   and peace till the moon fails
2nd Reading: St. Paul to Romans 15:4-9
 Acclamation:    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia               
   Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight,
       and all mankind shall see the salvation of God. 
                                        Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Forty Hours Adoration: St. Lucy’s Cumbernauld.
Feast Days: Monday 8th Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Friday 13th St. Lucy.
Second Collection next weekend for St. Nicholas Care Fund
Recently Dead: Fr. Anthony McCarthy, Fr. Colm Morris, William Welsh,  Ellen Kane, John Campbell, Rose Lawson. 
Anniversary:  Paddie Forrie, Margaret McInally, John Leese,
1st Annv. Anthony Joseph Smith.
2nd Annv. Charlotte Monaghan.
Please hand in names of dead for the Christmas remembrance as soon as possible.
Meetings:  Legion of Mary: Tues. 7.30pm. Chapel House.  
 A.A: Tue 8pm.   N.A.:  Thurs.7pm. 
Masses this week: Mon, Tues & Thurs, priest from St. Mungo’s will celebrate Mass. Wed & Fri, there will be a service of The Word and Eucharist.
Parish Christmas Cards are now available at the back. Please take one for your neighbours or friends who can not get to Mass.
St. Nicholas Collection Boxes are available at the back, please take one for your small change. Every little helps.
Catholic Women’s Prayer Group: Resumes in the new year.
Fruit & Veg Barra: Monday 2 – 3.45pm in church hall.
Food Bank: A young women raised £110 for the food bank by doing Yoga. Our grateful thanks for her most generous donation.
Carols for Peace: Sunday 15th Dec. 3pm Glasgow City Chambers. See notice board.
Advent Day of Confessions:- Thursday 19th December priests will be available all day in St. Andrew’s Cathedral from 7.45am – 5.45pm for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Come home for Christmas! See notice Board
Crafty Christmas Cracker! Wed 11th December 10am – 1pm. Rosemount Learning Centre. Home baking, Raffle, home-made crafts, tea & coffee. Free entry.
Parish Christmas Dance – Saturday 14th December. All welcome. Tickets £3.
Emerald Lunch Club: Seniors Lunch with an Irish flavour on Wed Dec 18th 12noon - 3pm. Cost £3. Please put your name on sheet at the back of church if you will to attend.
Western Catholic Calendar is available in the stall, cost £3.20
Free e-book A reflection on the daily Gospel, beginning with Advent. It has the readings for every day, (Sunday’s & weekdays), as well as a reflection on each daily Gospel. Available on
Parish Christmas Dance – Saturday 14th December. All welcome. Tickets £3.
Sunday Mass in the Royal Infirmary will be changed to 3.30pm from Sunday January 5th. If you wish to volunteer or are an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and would be interested in this ministry contact Paul 07402274007
Rosemount Lifelong Learning Centre 102 Royston Rd
Have the following activities each week:-
Monday Sewing Group 9.30am – 12.30pm. 
Tuesday International Café 1.30- 3pm. Wednesday Men’s Group – Drop in between 11am – 1pm.
Thursday Woman’s Group - 9.30am – 12.30pm for a chat and activities.
Thursday Guitar Group – learn to play the guitar, no need to bring your own. 12-.30pm. See notice board for more details.
Knitting Group:- Want to learn how to knit, or share your skills?
Royston Library, 67 Royston Rd – Thursday  1.30 to 3pm.
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;-
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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The parish of St. Roch's is a parish of the Archdiocese of Glasgow,
A Designated Religious Charity, Number SC018140

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