SSVP Recruitment Campaign
The SSVP is inviting parishioners to join the Society and has published information leaflets and posters which will be available where the SSVP currently operates. For more details on how parishioners can get involved, please speak to one of our parish members or to Fr. Gerry.
LOURDES WITH THE JUMBULANCE
Leaving from St. Mirin’s Cathedral on the 13th September return on the 22nd September. There are still a few spaces available for anyone who may be sick and require assistance. A medical team and a priest will travel on the bus along with experienced helpers. Please contact Cormack on 07568401416 or [email protected]
20-40 Network Events
Aged 20-40? Would you like to meet some fellow young Catholics? We are going to Laser Station at Soar, Braehead on 14th July at 7.15pm. Ticket sales close 29th June. Just email [email protected] to buy a £12 ticket or join our mailing list to find out about future events if you can’t make this one.
ANNUAL GATHERING FOR PARENTS
18th August in St. Charles’ Parish, Paisley organised by S.C.E.S. (Scottish Catholic Education Service).
Join parents from across all 8 Scottish Dioceses and take the opportunity to discuss the challenges and joys of sharing faith with children and young people in today’s world.
The event is free, but in order to organise catering and resources we would ask that you book a place by phoning SCES on 0141 556 4727 or emailing [email protected]
In this historic year, as we mark the centenary of our Catholic schools being run in partnership with local government, and when we see the introduction of a new Education Bill into law, it is more important than ever to promote the role of parents as the first educators of their children.
CELEBRATE FAMILY CONFERENCE (Linked to Catholic Charismatic Renewal) 8th-9th September, St Ninian's High School, Eastwood.
Following on from last year’s successful Celebrate Family Conference
we’re delighted to tell you that this September it will be running again.
It is a faith-filled weekend with speakers and lots of fun with activity
streams for children, teens and young adults.
If you want to join us please follow the link and sign up, there is an early bird offer available right now! https://www.celebrateconference.org/scotland
Pregnancy testing and counselling done in confidence, Mondays and Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm. Tel. 01475 743809
Tea & Coffee
Thank you for £100 which has been donated to SCIAF.
Hospital Admission - Sacrament of the Sick
Please feel free to
request the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick before your admission. Just see
Fr. Gerry or Fr Thomas after Mass or phone for a home visit. Please remember
that this Sacrament is NOT any longer referred to as the “Last Rites”.
The “Last Rites” are specific to the dying and include the Renewal of our Baptismal Promises, Absolution, Viaticum (=Holy Communion “for the journey”) and a commending to God of the dying person.
The Sacrament of the Sick on the other hand is to strengthen us in our illness, our operation and our time in hospital or at home. The Sacrament of the Sick, therefore, shouldn't and needn't be left to “the last minute”.
WHEN YOU GO INTO HOSPITAL Please make sure that you inform the Hospital at admission that you are a Catholic and that you would wish to have the services of a priest. This is very important because of data protection and privacy laws. This helps to ensure that when the Chaplains make their visits you will be seen and that in an emergency a priest will be called. The day to day chaplaincy is provided by priests from several local parishes.
In addition to the day to day chaplaincy team, we have a priest on emergency call for the hospital 24 hours a day. All the priests of the deanery take it in turn to fulfil this ministry. The hospital wards have the emergency chaplain’s mobile number.
Shower Gel - Deodorant - Shampoo - Toilet Roll - Nappies
These are everyday items we give to men, women and children as an added extra, but essential, part of their food parcel.
We run entirely on donations made by the public and we are always incredibly overwhelmed and blessed by the support we are given. Currently we are running low on the items listed above and are asking for your support once again. If you are able to make a donation of any these items please hand them into the Chapel House or leave at the back of the Church.
Gift Aid & Legacies
If you are a UK taxpayer by signing a Gift Aid declaration
your recorded donations to your Parish or the Diocese are increased by 25% at
no extra cost to yourself.
You can donate by standing order, cheque or by asking your Parish Priest for a box of weekly donation envelopes. Gift Aid forms can be obtained from your Parish Priest or on-line at: www.rcdop.org.uk/gift-aid-forms-1
Please also consider including your Parish or the Diocese in your Will.