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Bulletin March 25th 2012

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Monday -  Friday: Morning Mass - 7.40am & 9.30am except

Wednesday: 7.40am: Morning Mass

           9.30am: Eucharistic Service

           10am: Stations of the Cross

Saturday: 9.30am: Morning Mass


Saturday 10am and 4.30pm -5.15pm (also by arrangement)


Vigil Mass 5.30pm, 10am Mass

and 11.30am Mass

Stations of the Cross: 5.00pm


For hall bookings please 

phone John Munn on 563 7479.


Please speak with Father Currie if you wish your child to be baptised.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Congratulations to our primary 3 children who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday 15th March. Please continue to remember them in your prayers.

Children's Liturgy - Passover Meal

The Children's Liturgy would like to invite you to the Passover meal on the Wednesday of Holy Week, April 4th, in the Theresa Hall at 7.30pm. To reserve a place please purchase a ticket, £2 for adults and £1 for children, in the Sacristy over the next two Sundays.

Children's Liturgy - Good Friday

On Good Friday at 3pm during the Good Friday service, the P1 - P7 children will be invited to join the Children's Liturgy in the Hall to help by discussing and acting out a "Stations of the Cross" of the events from the Last Supper through to the Crucifixion.

Gift Aid Envelopes

Gift Aid envelopes for the new tax year will be available in the Theresa Hall from this weekend for those with surnames MAC - Z. If you do not gift aid but would like to do so, please speak with Father Currie.

St Joseph's Messengers

The Easter Newsletter will be available in the Theresa Hall this weekend. Would messengers please collect for their area and distribute.

Fairtrade Café

The Fairtrade Café will be on this Sunday after 10am Mass. All the taste, none of the qualms.

Fairtrade Hamper Raffle

Raffle tickets will be on sale from this Sunday. The SVDP Youth Action Group want to say a big thank you for all the great donations.

An Evening with De Paul

"Massaging a Wooden Leg": A talk by Mark McGreevy, Chief Executive of De Paul International, on Wednesday 28th March at 7pm in St Thomas' Church, Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow, G33 2EE.

Singing the Mass

A day-long Workshop focusing on musical settings of the new translation of the Mass. Designed to give inexperienced singers confidence to join in and take part - Saturday 31st March, 10.30am - 4.30pm, Eyre Hall, St Andrew's Cathedral. Admission free - donations invited. Bring your own packed lunch. Book in advance on 0141 552 0634 or email cappella-nova@strath,ac.uk.




St Mary's, Abercromby Street

The provision of weekday Mass at St Mary's has changed. Weekday Mass will now be 9am every morning Monday - Saturday.

Sponsored West Highland Way Walk for Beatson Cancer Centre

Two mums from the Parish will be walking the West Highland Way from 5th May to raise funds for the Beatson Oncology Centre Fund. Anyone who would be interested in sponsoring this can do so via the webpage www.justgiving.com/Angela-Julie or by completing the sponsorship forms at the back of the Church.

Passion Play 2012

....at Little Sisters of the Poor, 14 Cumnock Road Robroyston on Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April. Both performances start 3pm.

St Robert's and St Bernard's

Please note the following changes to the Parish Forty Hours Adoration: St Bernard's will not take place on the weekend of 19th August and St Robert's will then take place on the weekend 16th September.

Society of St Vincent de Paul

Annual Ozanam Talk at the Ogilvie Centre, Garnethill, Glasgow on Monday 16th April at 7.30pm. Speaker is Patrick Reilly (Emeritus Professor of English History and Literature). Theme: "The Deformation of Man - the Essence of Man becoming a Commodity".

FOCCUS  Volunteers Wanted

Interested in supporting marriage and relationships? Scottish Marriage Care - a leading Relationship Support Charity - in partnership with the Roman Catholic Church, is recruiting volunteers to deliver ‘FOCCUS', our marriage preparation programme. For more information please contact Christina Smiley or Maureen Hally on 0141 222 2166 or go to www.scottishmarriagecare.org/training.

St Jude & St John Ogilvie

....are organizing an independent parish based  pilgrimage to Lourdes from 26th May - 2nd June. Cost £400. For bookings or further details contact Fr Cameron on 0141 771 5004.

St Ninians High School Reunion

The first year class of 1979 is having a school reunion in Smiths Hotel in Kirkintilloch on Saturday 28th April from 7pm to 1am. Tickets are £10 per head and are available from http://www.classof1979.co.uk/ or visit them on facebook.

AGAP - Lentfest

Monday 26th March at 7.30pm: Martin Jones in Concert at St Michaels, Parkhead.

Tuesday 27th March at 7.30pm: The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie at St Margaret's, Clydebank.

Wednesday 28th March at 7.30pm: A Passion for ....Art with Orof Richard Demarco at Glasgow University Memorial Chapel.

Thursday 29th March at 7.30pm: The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie at St Michaels, Parkhead.

Friday 30th March at 7.30pm: The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie at St Mungos, Townhead.

Saturday 31st March at 7.30pm: The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie at St Aloysius, Garnethill.

Monday 2nd April at 7.30pm: Women at the Cross at St Alphonsus Church.

Also on the Noticeboard

Gonzaga Lectures 2012 - every Tuesday throughout March

Deafblind Scotland - various fundraising events

3 Day Bereavement Course - St Margaret's Hospice

Adult Faith Development - Lent 2012 - various talks, various venues


Seriously Ill

Iain Smith, Baby Max Docherty, Denis Stevens, Sally Little, David McLean, Raomal Perera, Marie Elsby, Sheila Halliday, Rochene Deeley, Paola Balconi, Honor Johnston (2yr), Mark Sloey, Susan Gallacher, Celine Requena, Margaret McGowan, Pat Boyle and Fiona Quirk.

Recently Deceased

Hetta Shannon, formerly of Carbeth Road (funeral Mass Monday 26th March at 10am in Holy Family & St Ninians, Kirkintilloch), Leonora Ventisei, Gary Roach, Angela Stirling and David Smith.


Fr John Brookes CSsR, James McCormick, Annie Grogan, Harry Grogan Snr, Harry Grogan Jnr, Fr Michael McCabe, Henry Doherty, Agnes Doherty, Bob Campbell and Frances Valerio.

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