Online Mass – available via Facebook and You Tube (Parish Website) No public Masses or liturgical ceremonies during this Lockdown 2, with the exception of Requiem Masses. Holy Mass is offered privately each day in the church. Act of Spiritual Communion recommended. Confessions (Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation) by appointment.
The week ahead: dedicated to Prayer for Unity of Christians
Wednesday: St Sebastian: Martyr. Patron Saint of Soldiers
Thursday: St Agnes: Roman girl Martyr. Patron of Youth.
Friday: St Vincent: Deacon and Martyr (Zaragoza, Spain)
Saturday: Our Lady.
Your prayers, please for those who are
ILL: Molly McGavigan, John Lowrie, Melissa Mackin, Tony Gallacher and for all those who have asked for our prayers in the parish family: those at home and their carers, those in hospital and residential homes, including the staff, and for all suffering in mind and body, especially those who are alone or anxious: Lord, bless them with your grace and peace.
RECENTLY DIED: James (Jim) Connelly of Bridge of Weir. Requiem Mass - for his family and invited friends only on Tue 26 Jan in St Fillan’s at 9.25am. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, Bishop of Paisley from 2005-2012. Bishop Vincent Logan of Dunkeld (Emeritus) and Canon Brendan Healy, retired Parish Priest of Linwood and Johnstone (St Anthony’s) - Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
FUNERAL OF ARCHBISHOP OF GLASGOW, PHILIP TARTAGLIA: in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, subject to the current restrictions. Only 20 of the Archbishop’s very closest family and friends will be able to attend. We are asked to comply with the current advice to stay at home and to participate spiritually using the live-streams that will be available:
Vigil and Reception of Remains of Archbishop Tartaglia on Wednesday 20th January at 6.30 pm accessible by using this link: https://youtu.be/idlkb2sNUcc
Funeral Mass on Thursday 21st January at 12 noon, accessible by using this link: https://youtu.be/tS6rtYC0DhM
Please continue your prayers for the repose of the Archbishop’s soul and for the comfort of his family.
It has been a rather difficult and sad week for us as a Catholic community. But we live in hope, certain in the power of the Resurrection. Missing you all in person, but at least able to join some of you in the online Mass from St Fillan’s. Thank you for your many kind messages and donations to the parish. May I assure you of remembrance in the daily Mass and prayers offered in our little but strong church which has weathered many a storm, both actual and metaphorical, in the course of three centuries. We will survive. In the meantime, let us pray for and look out for each other. Every blessing