31st Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)                               5th November 2023

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) 5th November 2023

St Fillan’s Houston                                The Bulletin


November, month of the Holy Souls: prayer for loved ones and for all the Faithful Departed.


Vigil Mass (Saturday) 5.00pm. Holy Mass at 9.30 & 11.00am on Sunday.

Weekday Masses: this week, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 9.30am.

Requiem Mass for the late Betty Wishart on Wednesday at 9.30am. May she rest in peace.

Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation & Penance) on Saturdays at 4.30pm and again immediately after Vigil Mass on request.


Your prayers, please for our parish family: Gordon Pratt, Eileen Reynolds and Paul Kearney - their carers, those in hospital and our residential homes, including the staff and for all suffering in mind and body today: Lord, bless them with your grace and peace.

RECENTLY DIED: Betty Wishart, Cathie Derry, Billy Campbell

Month’s Mind: Guy Whaley.  Nine Months Mind: Archie MacDonald

ANNIVERSARIES: Nan Feeley, Vincent Hanna, Maureen Hevern, Joe McCall, Guido Pia, Bishop Stephen McGill,- grant them eternal rest, O Lord.


BUILDING FUND: special collection today (first Sunday of the month)


ST CONVAL’S CEMETERY, BARRHEAD: Bishop John will celebrate the Annual November Mass at the diocesan cemetery today, Sunday 5th November at 2.00pm, to pray for the souls of our deceased family members and our priests buried there. Requiescant in pace.

Thursday: Feast of  the Dedication of the Basilica of St John Lateran, cathedral of the city of Rome.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: next Sunday (12th Nov) at 12.00pm, the annual Act of Remembrance at the Houston Village War Memorial.  All are welcome to attend. Later that afternoon the Bridge of Weir Remembrance Service will take place, at 3.00pm, at the village War Memorial: “at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”


SCHOLA BENEDICTI - You may remember this most impressive group of young people performed at a delightful Summer Parish Social Evening in the Our Lady’s Garden a few years ago. Now they are marking their tenth anniversary with a special concert at the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel - the Scottish Premier of Missa Deus Nobiscum - on Saturday 25 November at 7.30pm. Tickets, £10 are available on the door or through this link  SCHOLA BENEDICTI CHOIR 10th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Tickets, Sat 25 Nov 2023 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

NOVEMBER: month of prayer for the souls of the faithful departed, the Holy Souls is now begun. Participation (attentive prayer) in the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the greatest act of faith and love one can make for those who have died. As part of the Communion of the saints they rely on our prayers and remembrance. Please take a November Remembrance (list and envelope) home with you. Thank you to the many of you who have already done so. Please return your list as soon as you are able. These can be placed in the basket before the lectern or in the letterbox of the parochial house, Abbotsfield. The envelopes are then opened and placed in the burse by the altar. Holy Mass is offered each day during November for those whose names are included in these remembrance lists. Your donation-enclosed is for the offering of such November Masses and is gratefully appreciated.                                                                                                             AMcF