5th Sunday of Lent (A) Passiontide 26th March 2023

5th Sunday of Lent (A) Passiontide 26th March 2023

  • Vigil Mass (Saturday) 5.00pm. 9.30 & 11.00am on Sunday Mass.
  • Children’s Liturgy during 11.00am Mass today.
  • Weekday Mass: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30am. Sacrament of Reconciliation: First Confessions for P.4, this Tuesday at 6.30pm.
  • Exposition of Most Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 8.30-9.30am
  • Stations of the Cross: Friday 9.05am.
  • End of Term – St Fillan’s School Mass: Friday at 9.30am – all welcome.
  • Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation & Penance) on Saturdays at 4.30pm, and again after Vigil Mass, on request.

Your prayers, please, for all in our parish family who are in need: Paul Kearney, all carers, those in hospital and our local residential homes, including the staff, and for all suffering in mind and body, especially those alone at this time: Lord, bless them with your grace and peace. DIED: John Dever, Denis O’Neill, John Gilfeather, Teresa Gray, Jean Reid & Gerry McCann. ANNIVERSARIES: Molly McGavigan, William Gordon, Frances Bullimore and Bishop James Black (first Bishop of Paisley) Grant them eternal rest, O Lord.

SPECIAL COLLECTION for SCIAF and the Diocesan (local) St Mirin’s Fund last week raised £981. Such amazing generosity, in hard times for many of you.Many thanks, indeed.

Final Lenten Catechesis: today, Sunday 26th March. Bishop McGee of Argyll & the Isles will reflect on Jesus and Lazarus. St Mirin’s Cathedral (Paisley) from 2 - 4pm. All welcome. Parish Finance Gift Aid collection envelopes for new Financial Year (2023-24) will be delivered to appropriate postal addresses in early in April. In addition, we have a small/limited supply of non-Gift Aid envelopes. These boxed-sets will be displayed at the rear/side door of the church from Saturday (25th March) and available for uplift on a ‘firstcome…’ basis. As we approach the new Financial Year, please give some further thought to increasing your financial support to the Parish by participating in Gift Aid scheme, where every pound you contribute the Parish will receive a twenty-five pence further payment from the Inland Revenue (HMRC).

You can make your contributions using either the Gift Aid envelope or the Bank Standing Order schemes. Please note to make Gift Aid contributions you must complete a Gift Aid Declaration form and you must be a ‘tax payer’. Easter Fund Raiser: today, a pop-up Craft Stall with Easter gifts being sold to raise funds for flowers and suitable decoration of the altar during Eastertide. Your support is appreciated. HOLY WEEK 2023: next Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. Masses at usual times. Then, on Tuesday 4th April, Evening Service in Houston Killellan Church at 7pm. Wednesday 5th April, Chrism Mass with Bishop John in St Mirin’s Cathedral at 7pm. St Fillan’s: Maundy Thursday (6th April) 7pm. Good Friday: 11.30am (children) 3pm & 7pm. Holy Saturday (8th April) take note, Easter Vigil at 9pm (not 5pm)

Easter Sunday: 9.30 & 11am.