St Jude and St John Ogilvie Parish Church, Glasgow
Thank you for visiting our website, which we hope provides all the information you might need to know whether you intend visiting our church, where you can be assured of a warm welcome, or to find out more about the Catholic Faith.
Parish of St Jude & St John Ogilvie
159 Pendeen Road Glasgow G33 4SH
Tel: 0141 771 5004
Parish Priest: Father Paul Gargaro
Sunday Mass: 6pm (Saturday Vigil) and 11am
Daily Mass: See below
Confessions: Before all Sunday Masses
Octave Day of Easter
Divine Mercy Sunday
23rd April 2017
This Week in the Parish
Easter Sunday: Mass 11am followed by café in hall.
Monday: Mass 7pm.
Tuesday: Mass 9.30am. Bingo 7.30.
Wednesday: Mass 9.30am.
Thursday: Mass 9.30am.
Friday: Mass 9.30am.
Saturday: Mass 9.30am. Vigil Mass 6pm.
Low Sunday: Mass 11am followed by café in hall.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
The Sick of the Parish:
Lisa Boyle, Cassie Taylor, Monsignor Peter Smith, Joseph Flaherty, Cathie Lawson, Susan Cunningham, Anna Marie Anderson, Mary Gallagher, Baby Sean Cluskey, Catherine Kyle
Sister Susan Kurgat, Janet Timmons, Mary McCormick
Patrick & Margaret Godfrey, David Murray, Charlotte Stanley
Holy Communion – someone was noticed last week taking the Sacred Host away without consuming It. Please consume the Host immediately upon receiving It. We believe that Holy Communion is the Body and Blood of Christ. It is not some sort of symbol or sign or remembrance to make us think of Jesus – It is Jesus Himself, truly present before us and being received by us, and so we cannot be too careful to avoid any irreverence towards It. Remember that to receive Holy Communion we need to be (1) Baptised Catholics above the age of reason, (2) who are in a state of grace (that is, not conscious of any mortal sin), (3) who have observed the Eucharistic fast, and who (4) have not already received Holy Communion more than once that day. Anyone else is free to come forwards for a blessing, in which case please approach the priest (not an Extraordinary Minister) with your arms folded across your chest. Some people cannot, or prefer not to, come forwards for various reasons – please do not feel pressured to do so (and those who are coming to Holy Communion should be careful not to pressure or judge those who do not).
Preparation for Mass – there have been some comments recently about how noisy the church can be before Mass. This was discussed at the Parish Council last week and so it has been suggested that we make an especial effort to maintain a time of recollection and prayer immediately before Mass. To help with this, Father Gargaro will invite us to join in this time of silent prayer a few minutes before Mass starts.
Repairs & Renovations – last year we were able to renew the sanctuary lighting and floor within our budget, and people seem generally happy with the improvements, and so the Parish Council has now started looking at ways to improve the church building in this new financial year, depending on costs, etc. Items noted already are the kneelers, the church carpets, and the path outside the hall. If you have comments about what could be improved then please speak to Father Gargaro.
First Holy Communion Circle of Friends – all children preparing to make their First Holy Communion in May should attend the Circle of Friends, which begins on Wednesday 3rd May (6.30pm-7.45pm) and which continues on Wednesday 10th May and 17th May. This takes place in the hall and follows the same format as for First Confession last year.
Special Collections – Thank you for your donations of £271 for the Holy Places on Good Friday.
Saint John Ogilvie Memorial – a meeting was held last week to campaign for a statue of St John Ogilvie at Glasgow Cross. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 May at 7pm in the church house, St Alphonsus Church, Calton (at the Barras). Any parishioners who wish to be involved are welcome to attend.
Bonus Ball – congratulations to our winners: Saturday 15 April number 48 Ann Marie McKee; Wednesday 19 April number 45 Cathy Miller.
SCIAF Boxes – if you have not already done so, please return your SCIAF boxes by next Sunday. We have already raised over £500, so it would be good to be able to send this money off to SCIAF quickly so that it can be spent helping those in need.
Turnbull Ethics – “Dementia: Giving Hope on a Difficult Journey” – a talk by Dr Adrian Treloar, Consultant Psychiatrist. Turnbull Hall, 29th April, 10.30am. To attend phone 0141-339-4315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deanery Talks on the Sacraments – continues this Thursday in St Paul’s, Shettleston, at 7pm on “The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Healing”. Everyone is warmly encouraged to attend these talks, which include input from a speaker, shared discussions, and refreshments. No charge.
AGAP Faith & Film Club – the May film is “Eye in the Sky” and will be shown on Thursday 4th May: matinee at 1pm, evening showing at 7pm. This takes place at St Mungo’s, Townhead, and is totally free. If you wish to attend please phone 0141-552-5527 or email email@example.com.
Mary: The Life of a Mother – a journey through the Joyful Mysteries. This takes place in Saturday 13th May in Our Holy Redeemer’s, Clydebank, from 10am til 4pm (cost £25, including lunch and refreshments. For more information please phone 07920065584.
Carers’ Mass – takes place in St Aloysius, Garnethill, on Saturday 6th May at 12.30pm. Refreshments afterwards. All welcome.