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Seventeenth Sunday of Year C ~ 28 July 2013
This Week in the parish

Sunday.               Mass at 11am & 5.30pm.  Sunday Café.  Second collection for Peter’s Pence delayed from beginning of July.
Monday:              Mass at 10pm. No SSVP meeting.
Tuesday:             Mass at 10am.   Bingo, eyes down at 7.30pm.
Wednesday:       Mass at 10am.
Thursday:           Mass at 10am. PPC meeting at 7pm in the chapel house.
Friday:                 Mass at 10am
Saturday:            Mass at 10am and 6pm.                Wedding at 2pm
Next Sunday:    Mass at 11am and 5.30pm.   

If you’re off on holiday over the next few weeks, we hope you have a safe and good time.  A warm welcome to those who are visiting us at this time.

YEAR OF FAITH PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND.  The Bishops of Scotland have organised a national pilgrimage this autumn, offering return flights, eight nights' accommodation and evening meals in the Holy Land.. The pilgrimage will be led by Archbishop Tartaglia and this is a wonderful opportunity to bring the scriptures alive. Cost is £1150. For more information contact Alex Mosson on 0141 954 3360.

Bonus ball winners Saturday 20 July number 31 Maureen Murphy and Frank McElroy. Wednesday 24 July number 4 Patrick Lawson.


Raffle tickets continue to be on sale at the back of the church, 50 pence a ticket or £5 a book of 10.  If you could take a book and sell them it would be very much appreciated.

Thank you to anyone who has already taken raffle tickets for the fun day and also thanks for donations already received for tombolla further donations required please.  If you have any prizes that could be used for the raffle it would be great or if you could obtain a voucher that can be offered as a prize from a restaurant, hairdresser, car wash etc. or any other service you use that would be most helpful.

Volunteers are still required to assist in preparation and to help during the fun day.

MINI BUS – If you are able to help with mini bus please speak to Mark Hamilton.


Regarding the Mention of the Divine Name of St. Joseph
in the Eucharistic Prayers II, III, and IV

“Exercising his paternal care over Jesus, Saint Joseph of Nazareth, set over the Lord’s family, marvellously fulfilled the office he received by grace. Adhering firmly to the mystery of God’s design of salvation in its very beginnings, he stands as an exemplary model of the kindness and humility that the Christian faith raises to a great destiny, and demonstrates the ordinary and simple virtues necessary for men to be good and genuine followers of Christ. Through these virtues, this Just man, caring most lovingly for the Mother of God and happily dedicating himself to the upbringing of Jesus Christ, was placed as guardian over God the Father’s most precious treasures. Therefore he has been the subject of assiduous devotion on the part of the People of God throughout the centuries, as the support of that mystical body, which is the Church.

The faithful in the Catholic Church have shown continuous devotion to Saint Joseph and have solemnly and constantly honoured his memory as the most chaste spouse of the Mother of God and as the heavenly Patron of the universal Church. For this reason Blessed Pope John XXIII, in the days of the Most Holy Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, decreed that Saint Joseph’s name be added to the ancient Roman Canon. In response to petitions received from places throughout the world, the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI deemed them worthy of implementation and graciously approved them. The Supreme Pontiff Francis likewise has recently confirmed them. In this the Pontiffs had before their eyes the full communion of the Saints who, once pilgrims in this world, now lead us to Christ and unite us with him.

Accordingly, mature consideration having been given to all the matters mentioned here above, this Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, by virtue of the faculties granted by the Supreme Pontiff Francis, is pleased to decree that the name of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary is henceforth to be added to Eucharistic Prayers II, III, and IV, as they appear in the third typical edition of the Roman Missal, after the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”

So you’ll notice that the new part will be added to the Eucharistic Prayers.

Sick: Helen McGlone, Tommy Murray, Michael Connelly, Josh Stewart, Gerard Deighan, Elizabeth Lochrie, Cathy Lawson, Ronnie MacMaster, Joseph Flaherty, May O’Neill, Tommy Scanlan, Margaret Woods, Marion Sinclair, Martin Mone,
MM: Agnes Burns, Anne Cameron,
Anniversaries: Donnie Casey, Jim Byrne, Clare O’Reilly, Margaret McClafferty, John McLaughlin

Helping out at the Hospital: Fr. Matthew is always looking for people to help bring people to Mass on Sunday afternoons.

Notre Dame College Reunion:  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of graduating as teachers from Notre Dame College of Education in 1973, a Mass at Turnbull Hall, the Glasgow University Chaplaincy, followed by a lunch is being organised on Saturday, 14 September. For further details, please Email: maggiepowell50@hotmail.com

 Action of Churches Together in Scotland: Books for Children in South Africa –The United Nations has designated Nelson Mandela’s birthday, 18th July, as Nelson Mandela International Day, when people throughout the world are encouraged to give 67 minutes of voluntary service to the community in whatever way they choose, to help change the world for the better.  ACTSA Scotland (Action for Southern Africa) is asking people to use their 67 minutes to sort out and bring us children’s books to be sent to school libraries in Nelson Mandela’s home Province of Eastern Cape, with which Scotland has a particular link.
What are needed are children’s books of all kinds, in English. This helps to develop fluency in reading English which is vital for all parts of the children’s education. Story books or factual books, for all ages from pre-school to teenagers, are welcome – Books that will amuse, absorb, inform and catch their imagination.  They must be in good condition, please – no loose or taped up pages, or badly damaged covers. Factual books should not be too out of date.
Any help with the cost of shipping the books to South Africa would also very welcome – A container holds 1000 boxes, costing £3.50 each to send.
Enquiries to ACTSA Scotland, 52, St. Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4AA or contact
John.Nelson@actsascotland.org.uk http://www.actsascotland.org.uk/



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