3rd Sunday of Easter (B) 14th April 2024

3rd Sunday of Easter (B) 14th April 2024

St Fillan’s Houston The Bulletin

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

Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation & Penance) on Saturdays at 4.30pm.
Rosary: before weekday Mass at 9.10am.

Your prayers, please for our parish family: Ryan Mulholland, Maisie Reed,
Fr Neil Sharp and Paul Kearney - their carers, all those in hospital and our residential homes
and for all suffering in mind and body today: Lord, bless them with your grace and peace.

FAITHFUL DEPARTED: Alice Fraser, Shiela McAuley, Philomena McEwan, John
Robertson, Harry Murray and Fr Martin Chambers.

ANNIVERSARIES: Alicia Veronica Bolger, Canon Patrick Durcan, Canon James Jackson
(former Army Chaplain) Fr James Nevin and Canon Edward C Kavanagh - grant them
eternal rest, Lord.

SPECIAL COLLECTION next week for seminary students’ fund – Vocations Sunday
COFFEE MORNING for Restoration Fund will be held in side chapel after the 11am Mass on
Sunday 28 th April – please attend and support this Coffee Morning and Raffle. If you
normally attend the Vigil or 9.30am make an extra special effort to attend. I sense this is a
real opportunity to continue to work-together for the rebuild of our little church.

PETITION: work continues in pursuing several sources of grants for our historic building.
The potential grant-bodies require wide support in the local community - evidenced via
petitioning - for any grant funding of renovation projects. Petition forms in support of the St
Fillan’s Restoration Project are still available both in paper version at the main door and in
the online formats. Thanks for those who have already taken one. Please ensure that these
petition forms receive maximum support in among your families, neighbours and local
community and are completed and returned by Sunday 28th April.

You can also donate to our Building Restoration via this QR code. Thanks to all who have donated more than £600 to the Restoration fund this week. Please make-out any cheque donation to St Fillan’s, Houston. The generosity to St Fillan’s continues to amaze me.

BISHOP JOHN KEENAN will celebrate a diocesan Pro-Life Mass here in St Fillan’s on
Friday 3 rd May 2024 at 7pm. It is hoped that there will be an opportunity for social- reception
in the garden afterwards (weather permitting) to once more meet together, and welcome our
bishop and visitors to the village. A date for your diary.

We continue to celebrate the Eastertide: may the grace and mercy, peace and joy of the Risen Lord be with you all. Pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life this week. AMcF