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A designated Religious Charity, Number SC018140

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The Catholic Church in Scotland promotes the safety and well being of each individual and seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.

As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members to work together to prevent the physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.


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Non Liturgical Ministries

Non-liturgical ministries include

Altar flowers
Circle of Friends
Garden and Fabric Maintenance
Parish Hall
Rock Solid
St. Jude Lourdes Pilgrimage
Sunday Cafe


You can mark any occasion by the gift of flowers for the Altar of the Lord.

Mark a special birthday celebration or wedding anniversary or remember your loves ones who have died on their anniversary and beautify the celebration of the mass with Altar Flowers.

If you wish your intention will be recorded in the weekly newsletter. E-mail Fr Gargaro with your request.


Sorry there is no bingo due to lack of interest.

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Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends is the Parish arm of the support network involved in the all-round education of the child. While we maintain that the parents are the first and foremost educators of their child, particularly in their faith development, the Catholic School and the Parish Community have the privilege and responsibility of supporting the parents in their role as educators and nurturing the growing faith of the child.  The Parish community’s support is ongoing from the day of Baptism but it becomes more specific as the children prepare to become full members of the church family by receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.

Although the catechesis or religious instruction is carried out in school the children are invited to take part in our Parish Circle of Friends which is an informal class convened for a month or so prior to the reception of each sacrament.

In this class emphasis is put on their belonging to a particular faith community – namely the parish of St Jude’s. They are encouraged to see their full membership of the church as being active members of the parish. They are introduced to members of the parish who talk to the children about their role in the community. Against this backdrop of parish membership the parish catechists re-emphasise the teaching carried out in school.

For further details about Circle of Friends contact Sister Patricia Cassidy at patriciacassidy_2000@yahoo.com
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At the present time we have a couple of parishioners who tend to the grounds of the church and house, this creates a welcoming presence for people visiting our church and everyone likes to see the grass mown and gardens tended, extra hands are urgently needed, there is not set time, you can come and work when suits you, please contact Father Francis if you can spare some time.

Do you have a trade? plumber, electrician, glazier or are just good at DIY and would be willing to give thanks to the Lord for the skills he has given you by serving the church. There is always things needing done around the church, odd jobs that require attention, upgrading work etc, we would like to build up a bank of volunteers that can be called upon to help out when required. Please contact Fr Francis if you can assist the parish in this vital role.

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Youth Club

At present there is no youth club in the parish

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St Jude’s parish hall is a small but well used resource in the parish. It can be hired for private use for most functions and events from children’s birthday parties, christening celebrations, first communion and confirmation celebrations to funeral lunches . The charge for the hall will depend on the number of hours required. The hall can accommodate 40 people. Food preparation and cooking facilities are very limited. For any enquires about booking the hall contact Amelia Buckley on amelia_buckley@yahoo.co.uk.

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Is a youth club run in partnership between St Jude’s, Barlanark and Barlanark, Greyfriars, Church of Scotland.

It is open during school term time, everyone who is in P6 to S5 is welcome, it is split into the following sessions

· P6 to S1 meets from 6pm to 8pm

· S2 – S5 meets 8:30pm to 10:30pm

· Extra Time (and Just Looking Group for the older youth) between 8:30pm to 9pm.

It is held in Barlanark, Greyfriars Church of Scotland on Hallhill Road. For full details click on www.rocksolid-web.com

At Rock Solid we do Games, Arts & Crafts, Snooker, Table Tennis, Badminton, Dancing, Quiet Games, Ceilidh Dancing, and much more .

Help is urgently need for volunteers to help run the club. If you can help out, contact Fr Allan at frallan@catholic.org

For all of you who sit at home, saying “I’m Bored” on a Friday Night, it’s because you are not going to Rock Solid.

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It all began on 11 February 1858 at the Grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes, when a ‘Lady dressed in white’ appeared to Bernadette Soubirous for the first time. Seventeen apparitions followed during which Bernadette asked the Lady her name. “I am the Immaculate Conception” was her reply. From these words, the vision sealed the solemn messages she had entrusted to the girl.

Today over five million pilgrims visit the shrine of Lourdes each year to witness the living reality of Our Lady’s requests for people to “Come in Procession” and wash in the ‘Miraculous spring’ which was uncovered by the young girl who was to be canonised Saint Bernadette in 1933.

St Jude’s Lourdes Pilgrimage was started by parishioners in 1987, making their first pilgrimage in 1988. They have visited the shrine in Lourdes every year since then and have enabled nearly many pilgrims young and old, healthy and not so healthy to visit Our lady’s shrine and take part in the various liturgies and celebrations that take place while in Lourdes. This has brought many blessing to the individuals and the parish as a whole.

Contact Details

Mrs Amelia Buckley 29 Kentallen Road, Glasgow, G33 4QR

Mrs Margaret McElroy, 241 Hallhill Road, Glasgow G33 4QJ

Alternatively you can contact us at:

Margaret McElroy telephone 0771 258 2661 or 0141 573 9923 or by email to margaret.mcelroy2@ntlworld.com
Amelia Buckley Phone: 0141 573 0508, e-mail: amelia_buckley@yahoo.co.uk

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The café is open every Sunday after the 10am mass.  The café provides an opportunity to meet with your fellow parishioners.

All the tea, coffee and sugar used at the café is fairtrade, the whole parish has been fairtrade since September 2005.

The Sunday café is run between

  • The Sunday café team who provide tea, coffee, juice, biscuits etc. The suggested donation is £1 for adults and 50 pence for children.  There are various groups who take it in turn to operate the cafe.

If you would like to take a turn of running the café, If you want to help out contact Margaret McElroy or pop into the café or you can e-mail Margaret at MARGARET.MCELROY2@NTLWORLD.COM


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