Tue, January 21, 2020

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St Roch's

Second Sunday of the Year (A)

 18th/19th January 2020

 Sunday Mass:
Vigil Sat: 5.30 pm; Sun: & 11.45am.
Weekday Masses:
Monday-Friday 10am
Sat. 5.10-5.20pm
1st Reading: Prophet Isaiah 49:3.5-6  
Response:                        Here I am Lord! I come to do your will
2nd Reading: St. Paul to Corinthians 1:1-3
Gospel Acclamation:           Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
                      Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord!
                           Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens!
                                             Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
Feast Days:
Tuesday 21st St. Agnes,
Friday 24th St. Francis De Sales,
Saturday 25th Conversion of St. Paul.
Recently Dead: Eileen White (Reception & Funeral Mass Tues 10am),  Colin Hart (Reception  & Funeral Thurs 12pm),  Nellie O’Donnell (Reception & Funeral Mass Fri 10am), David Hind, Lorraine McNeil,
Anniversary:  John Salens, Jean McVake, Brian Kearney, Betty Buckley,
Meetings:  Legion of Mary: Mon. 7.30pm.
A.A: Tue 8pm.   N.A.:  Thurs.7pm.    
Tea & Coffee on Sunday after 9am Mass.
Fruit & Veg Barra: Monday 2 – 3.45pm in church hall.
St. Nicholas Care Fund wrote to thank the parish for their generous donation of £356.40.
The Fund offers support to the most disadvantaged groups and individuals living in the Archdiocese and the money entrusted to the Care Fund really does change people’s lives.
Burns Afternoon Tea: Royston Youth Action invite you are invited to Burns Afternoon Tea in Royston Youth Action, 325 Royston Rd. Thurs 23rd Jan, at 3.30pm.  RSVP.
The Annual White Mass will be held in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell on Sunday 9th February at 10.30am. Bishop Joseph Toal, principal concelebrant.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat:  A Retreat for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion will be held north of Glasgow on Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th February. This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. Call or text St. Andrea on 07816 942824 or email. Rachel via the website:
Christmas Crib Offerings: All offerings go to support St. Margaret of Scotland Children and Family Care Society. The Crib offerings are an important and significant source of the income of St. Margaret's.
Archdiocese of Glasgow Vocations Discernment Evenings: Friday 31st January. For more info contact Fr. Ross Campbell. / 0141 339 4315
Glasgow Phoenix Choir present ‘Choral Majesty’ A Seasonal Winter Festival Concert. St. Peter’s Bellsmyre, Dumbarton. Sunday 26th January 2.30pm. See notice board.
Parish Youth Ministry Training: The Archdiocese is offering four training evenings that would leave parishioners in a position to begin or develop a Parish Youth Group. The first one is Thurs 6th Feb. 7-9pm in 196 Clyde St. G1 4JY. see notice board for more details.
Newman Association – ‘The Ethical Dimension of Educational Provision and Research’ by Prof. Lindsay Paterson (Edinburgh University). 30th Jan 7.30pm. Ogilvie Centre. G3 6RE.
Glasgow University Catholic Association: ‘The Pen is Mightier than the Sword’ Evangelising through Literature. A fortnightly series of talks on living out the Catholic faith, which will take place in Turnbull Hall, 13-15 Southpark Terrace. G12 8LG. Beginning 7.30pm. 30th January. See notice board for more details
Janet’s operation-update: Account-Total money advanced for Surgery and Aftercare -     £3,500.00. Hip operation £2,220.00.Travels (Minna to Kano Nigeria, lodging, food and medication-3wks in hospital) £ 400.00. Aftercare/Check-up: (covers: travels, food, lodging, hospital fee, medication). First check-up: £135.00. Second check-up: £ 135.00. Third check-up: £165.00. Forth Check-up: £100.00. On-going physiotherapy, Orthopaedic mattress and accessories - £250.00. Transfer charges: £60.00. Total expenditure: £3,465.00. Balance: £35.00.
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
Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages: April to Oct 2020. 7 Nights, £266. For more info contact: 020 3239 8662 / email.
Job Vacancies – St. Aloysius College:
Sports Hall Receptionist, 3.30- 6pm. Mond & Wed during term time. £9 per hour.
Catering Assistants, - part time – 20hrs / term time – 39 weeks per year. £9.09 per hour. Application forms available online or collect from Human Resources Dept. St. Aloysius College, 45 Hill St. G3 6RJ. Or phone 0141 331 9297  See notice board for more details.
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
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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