4th Sunday of Lent (B)       Laetare / Mothering Sunday       10th March 2024

4th Sunday of Lent (B) Laetare / Mothering Sunday 10th March 2024

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

Weekday Mass: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30am.

Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation & Penance) on Saturdays at 4.30pm.

Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Thursday 8.30am – 9.30am.

Stations of the Cross: Friday at 9.10am.

Rosary (Tuesday & Wednesday) at 9.10am.

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

RECENTLY DIED: Eileen Hicks, Charles McEleny and Fr Beverley Ahearn CSsR


ANNIVERSARIES: John McSherry, Mary & John MacDonald, Paul Adrian, Ronnie Adrian, Margaret Meyers, Archie Munro, Grace Munro, Fr James Keenaghan (Parish Priest of St Fillan’s 1978 - 1985) and Mgr Gerard Brennan - grant them eternal rest, Lord.

TODAY: special collection for SCIAF and Pastoral Letter from Bishop B. T. McGee.

ALL DAY CONFESSIONS: our opportunity to receive the sacrament during Lent at St Mirin’s Cathedral, available from 8.30am until 7.30pm on Thursday 21st March.

REBUILD FUND: thank you to those who have generously donated towards the costs of the rebuilding of St Fillan’s - over £1,150 was given last week. More than £1,000 has already been donated over the past two weeks via the new QR Code.

THANK YOU for you for turning out in numbers at Rebuild events last week. Tuesday’s Parish Meeting in the school was well attended and achieved its aim: to inform of the extent of the urgent work in hand, present an accurate picture of the parish financial situation at present and encourage the need for continued fund raising. Thanks, also, in this regard to all those who supported the Fundraiser Clothing Sale and Raffle last Sunday afternoon, apart from being a most enjoyable social event it raised more than £1,200 for our Rebuild Fund. I sense the Rebuild project is at last underway. Preparation for the renovation works in the hall (upstairs) have begun this week. Together, onwards and upwards, step by step!

ST JOHN OGILVIE: today, 10th March 1615, this holy and courageous Jesuit priest was martyred for his perseverance in the Catholic faith, at the Tolbooth, Glasgow Cross (High St) He was canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1976. A local saint, with close connections to this part of Renfrewshire, whose example still inspires and whose intercession is required more than ever in our own times. Please visit his shrine on the left of the altar for prayer today.

Happy Mothering Sunday today to all mothers – this special day of remembrance always takes place on the Fourth Sunday of Lent.                                         AMcF