3rd Sunday of Easter (A) 23rd April 2023

3rd Sunday of Easter (A) 23rd April 2023

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

Service of the Word & Holy Communion on Thursday at 9.30am. 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: Paul Kearney, David Crewes, their carers, those in hospital and residential homes, including the staff, and for all suffering in mind and body. Lord, bless them with your grace and peace.
RECENTLY DIED: Tom Donald, Moyra Henderson and Jim McFadzean. ANNIVERSARIES: Gerry McEwan, John Allison, William Miller, Canon John McElroy and Canon Michael G Sheridan - Grant them eternal rest, O Lord.

NEXT SUNDAY SPECIAL COLLECTION: Student-Priests’ Fund (Vocations Sunday)

NEXT SUNDAY Charity Tea/Coffee Morning in hall after 9.30 and 11.00 Masses will be organised by student-teacher, Marc Rennie, in support of the forthcoming Glasgow University Catholic Student Teachers’ Holy Land Pilgrimage.

SVDP: the extraordinary box-collection for the Syrian Earthquake Appeal last Sunday realised £300.44. A tremendous amount given that it had no advance notice. Your donations have been forwarded to support victims of the recent earthquake, particularly in Aleppo. An Order of Sisters – the Servants of the Lord and the Blessed Virgin are helping the refugees of this crisis They have much need for food and clothing. The situation is reported to be very grave and your assistance will be invaluable in helping these poor people. Thank you from our SVDP Conference for your spontaneous support last Sunday.

EPISCOPAL VISITATION: on Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May we look forward to welcoming Bishop John Keenan to St Fillan’s. He will join us for the celebration of all our Sunday Masses and looks forward to meeting you all. Please pray for Bishop John, our parish family, and that this special visit may be blessed with many graces.

SAFEGUARDING: Training – Part One – Church Volunteers, Tuesday 16th May, at 7pm in the Diocesan Office, Incle Street, Paisley, PA1 1HR. If you wish to attend, contact Sarah Jane Colhoun 0141 847 6138 / safeguardingadmin@rcdop.org.uk

First Holy Communion:13th May at 10am. Confirmation: 22nd May at 6.30pm. Your prayers for those concerned are appreciated, also for those sitting important examinations at this time. Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom: pray for them.