Non-liturgical ministries include
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 Allan with your request.
Eyes down every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the parish hall. Join in the fun and games on a Tuesday, meet old friend and new in a smoke free environment.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
At the present time we have one dedicated parishioner who tends to the grounds of the church and house, this creates a welcoming presence for people visiting our church and everyone likes to see the greens mown and gardens tended, extra hands are urgently needed, there is not set time, you can come and work when suits you, please contact Terry McCafferty or Fr Allan 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 would can be called upon to help out when required. Please contact Fr Allan if you can assist the parish in this vital role.
Is the youth club started by St Jude parishioners and run in our parish hall but is now an independent group. This is a sample of the aims and objectives of the club,
- To provide a club for children to meet, make friends and have fun in a safe, friendly environment, this will be known as J Team.
- To encourage family life, whatever make up that family is, we will run events to allow parents/grandparents or guardians to socialise with their children, this will be known as J Team Family. There will be at least 6 family events each year, this will include a summer outing to the seaside and winter pantomime trip.
- For the Monday/Friday sessions, the age range will be for children in primaries 1 through to 5 and children in the last 6 months of their pre school year.
- J Team is open to all children in the area regardless of religion or gender.
- J Team is run on a fortnightly cycle, with an arts and crafts club on a Monday known as Makeday Monday and either a disco or movie on a Friday known as Funday Friday.
- For full details of the club:
- see the website at www.jteam.org.uk
- e-mail Ronzach@btinternet.com
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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 email@example.com.
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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 Barlanrk, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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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ST JUDE LOSERS
Meet on Monday evenings, check the weekly bulletin for exact time. This is for anyone trying to lose weight, but would like to do it without any pressure from any particular company, but brothers and sisters in faith. A donation of £1 is requested. If weight is gained, a donation of 20p is requested. All profits (and hopefully there won’t be much) to the Jubilee Fund.
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ST JUDE LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
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 19 times and have enabled nearly 1,000 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.
The Lourdes Theme for 2006: “Keep Your Lamps Lit”
The Lourdes Theme for 2007 “Be Reconciled to God”
The Lourdes Theme for 2008 "Jubilee"
The Lourdes Theme for 2009 "The Path of Bernadette"
Saturday 21 February 2009, 7:30 – 11pm. We will be having a social evening in Calderbraes Golf Club, 57 Roundknowe Road, G71 7TS. It is situated to the side of the Black Bear restaurant, 601 Hamilton Road, G71 7SA. The cost of the tickets will be £5:00 each. Donations for the raffle greatly appreciated. For directions or a map give Amelia a call.
Thursday 23rd April 2009, 7pm. Fr Allan will celebrate mass, after mass will have refreshments in the hall when will collect final balances.
Friday 1 May 2009, 7:30 – 11pm. Before we travel to Lourdes we will be having our usual getting to know you karaoke social evening, this date is provisional at the moment - date will be confirmed at our gathering on 23rd April.
Saturday 23 May 2009, 10am - departure to Lourdes, bus open from 8am for loading, mass 9am.
Saturday 30 May 2009, late afternoon - return to Glasgow
- Please note all gatherings of the St Jude’s Lourdes Pilgrimage will be open to all friends of the pilgrimage, not just those going on that years pilgrimage.
By post to:
Mrs Amelia Buckley 29 Kentallen Road, Glasgow, G33 4QR
Alternatively you can contact us at:
Amelia Buckley Phone: 0141 573 0508, e-mail: email@example.com
Liam & Susan O’Neill: Phone: 0141 778 1116, e-mail: Ronzach@BTInternet.com
Helen Marks: Phone 0141 771 1425, e-mail: Helenpendeen@aol.com
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The café is open every Sunday after the 11am 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 and tuck , items charged individually.
- The Justice & Peace Group who provide hot buttered toast, sweet treats, tea, coffee and juice. Cost 50p adults and 25p children.
- The J Team who run a monthly sausage sizzle, providing hot breakfast rolls, sweet treats, tea, coffee and juice. Cost £1:00 adults and 50p for children.
Would your parish group would like to take a turn of running the café, it is an ideal opportunity to raise awareness of your group and also raise some funds or if you want to help out as an individual there is always space on the Sunday café team. Contact Margaret McElroy at the Saturday vigil mass or Flo Milligan at the 11am Sunday mass or pop into the café or e-mail Margaret at MARGARET.MCELROY2@NTLWORLD.COM
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