5th Sunday of Lent (B)      Passion Sunday                      17th  March  2024

5th Sunday of Lent (B) Passion Sunday 17th March 2024

St Fillan’s Houston                                 

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.

All-Day Confessions at St Mirin’s Cathedral on Thursday. More details below.

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.

FAITHFUL DEPARTED: Nick Sheridan and Pat Collett.

ANNIVERSARIES: Drew Wilson, James (Jim) Dever, Rosemary McInally, Hector Cairns, Brendan Hanna, James Meighan, Canon Francis Hamilton, Fr John Heffernan and Canon Thomas Hearty- grant them eternal rest, Lord.


ALL DAY CONFESSIONS: our opportunity to receive the sacrament during Lent at St Mirin’s Cathedral, all-day from 8.30am until 7.30pm, this Thursday, 21st March. Mass in The Cathedral at 8am, 10am and 1pm. No Confessions during Mass times.


FIRST CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) for the girls and boys of Primary 4 (St Fillan’s School) this Tuesday,19thMarch, at 6.30pm.


REBUILD FUND: thank you to those who have donated towards the costs of the rebuilding of St Fillan’s - over £5,000 was given last week.


HOLY WEEK & EASTER: looking ahead, some details for your diary.

Wednesday 27th March – CHRISM MASS in St Mirin’s Cathedral at 7pm.

Maundy Thursday – Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm.

Good Friday: Sacred Liturgy of Lord’s Passion - 3pm. Stations of the Cross - 7pm.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass at 8pm.  Please note NO 5pm Vigil Mass.

Easter Sunday: Holy Mass at 9.30 and 11.00am.


THANK YOU: your generosity to the special collection for SCIAF last Sunday realised £788.24. Your SCIAF Wee Boxeswhen filled can be left in the large bowl at front of church near sacristy entrance.  Please return these for Easter Sunday.                                                                                                         


EASTER ALTAR: basket at door for any donations for decorating church at Easter.


SAFEGUARDING: if you are a new volunteer or one who completed the Part 1 training course more than a year ago, you are invited to sign up for a training session on Saturday 20th April at 10.30am in St. Mirin’s Cathedral Hall, Paisley.

Passiontide, the days of the Lord’s suffering, marked by purple veiling in church.      AMcF