WELCOME to those present AND united in prayer with those who cannot be at Mass today in person.

Sunday Mass:  Vigil 5.00pm (Saturday) and 8.30, 9.30 & 11.00 on Sunday morning.

Please book via Eventbrite, personally after any weekday Mass, or as a last resort via telephone: 613514(Sr Mary Frances)

Weekday Mass 9.30am (except Mondays) – no need to book for weekday Masses.

October Rosary, Prayer to St Joseph & Benediction: Wednesday 7.00pm

Confessions: Saturday: 10.00am, also from 4.30 – 4.45pm and after Vigil-Mass.

The week ahead:

Wednesday: St Simon & St Jude -Apostles. Mass at 9.30 am.

                          Rosary & Benediction (Last October Devotions) at 7.00pm.

Friday: Mass at 9.30am, also in St Benedict’s High School at 12.25pm.

Saturday:  Votive Mass of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles -end Mission Month of October.

Sunday (next) Solemnity of All Saints (November- Month of Faithful Departed)

Your prayers, please for:

SICK: Tony Gallacher, Molly McGavigan, Patricia Cannie, John F Moore 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 and anxious. Lord, bless them with your grace and peace.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Alan Jones (Lytham-St Ann’s) Michael Dunn (Glasgow)   and Joseph Gallacher (funeral, near Oxford – Friday)

ANNIVERSARIES: Jack & Jean Noon, Sadie Lowrie, Eileen Meighan, Canon Henry E Hart.                             Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

ONLINE PRAYERS: a short excerpt of the Bidding Prayers from St Fillan’s is posted online via You Tube and Facebook each Sunday Morning (11.00am) to ensure those unable to be physically present at Mass may be able to join in the prayers of the parish-community.

THANK YOU: last week’s Missio appeal for the Propagation of the Faith raised £ 517.06.

NOVEMBER Remember our beloved dead – take the printed November Envelope home with you. Reflect, pray and complete your list (on your own piece of paper ) place it in the special envelope along  with your Mass- Offering and remember  bring it back with you to All Saints Mass,  next weekend . Your lists of names will be placed then on the altar and names submitted prayed for during all November Masses for the Holy Souls.  

St CONVAL’S CEMETERY MASS: Sunday 1 November. Present restrictions limit number of attendees. Already fully subscribed.  However, accessible via  the You Tube link - https://youtu.be/ubCmEq_0ejY

TEXTILE RECYCLING:  Good response last week, the clothing bin seems full. Keep the good work in supporting our great primary school fund-raising in these hard-times.

OCTOBER DEVOTIONS: conclude on Wednesday at 7.00pm. This week’s meditation on the Glorious Mysteries. Pope Leo XIII asked that October should be for all the special Month of the Holy Rosary. He composed, also, the great Prayer to St Joseph to be always included in this devotion. As the Pandemic and its most destructive fallout on our daily lives continues to escalate, we need to pray the rosary more than ever before, not only for an end to Covid, but also for the security and well-being of the family of God, the protection of the dignity of each human life, and for the Church which is under insidious attack on every side, both within and without: “Do not lose heart…in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” (Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia) Therefore, our final October Devotions will take Wednesday  7pm Impressive number have attended each week. Keep it up! No need to book, just turn up. Please make every effort to attend. Pray, at least a portion of the Rosary each day during October.  

Primary1/2 had their own October Devotion Prayers at our Garden Shrine on Thursday. They were the very first class to walk through the recently re-opened Mary’s Garden Gate direct from the school to where their new rosary beads were blessed, distributed and used in prayers. A very happy and memorable occasion for us them, not least Mrs Smith, their class-teacher., Miss Moore and Mr Collins our Acting-Head. The fully restored gates and new path from the school to Mary’s Garden will be officially opened (with suitable ceremonial) by Bishop John on 18th November during the forthcoming Catholic Education Week.  Thanks to all who have donated to the Mary’s Garden restoration and  even more to the few who have given of so much their time to make this all possible:

“Queen of the Holy Rosary, O bless us as we pray, and offer thee our roses in garlands, day by day…” 

ADULT EDUCATION TALKS: Fr. John Eagers “ on 'Prayer' was scheduled for THIS  Monday 26th October at 6:30pm - all welcome!  More details on Paisley Diocese website.

Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service: ‘Safeguarding in a pandemic: how virtual lives create even more challenges for the Church’ is being held on Saturday 14 November 2020. The Webinar will focus on safeguarding and online risks in a pandemic both internationally and locally here in Scotland. It is open to anyone involved in safeguarding. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcO2uqjsrGNIA0sI4BgEGz0d6R6crLtVZ   

EVENTBRITE – bookings for next Sunday’s Masses available from Tuesday evening.

Look after each other. God bless your week

and may Our Lady of the Rosary keep us safe.

AMcF