6th Sunday of Easter (B)  5th  May 2024

6th Sunday of Easter (B)  5th  May 2024

St Fillan’s Houston                                  The Bulletin

6th Sunday of Easter (B)                                                             5th  May 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.


Holy Day of Obligation: The Ascension, Thursday: Mass at 9.30am and 7pm.


First Holy Communion for Primary 4 children of St Fillan’s – Saturday at 10am.

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

Rosary: before weekday Mass at 9.10am.  May is the Our Blessed Lady’s month.


Your prayers, please for our parish family: Grace Parsons, Ryan Mulholland, Maisie Reed 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: John Brown, Sarah Muir, Fr Neil Sharp (Chile) and

Fr John Chalmers.

ANNIVERSARIES: Theresa Chambers, Mary McCready, Bob McGuiness, Nessie McGuiness, Mgr Neil C McGrory, Fr Daniel Horgan (former Parish Priest of St Fillan’s) - grant them eternal rest, Lord.


SPECIAL COLLECTION for Building Fund this weekend.


SINCERE THANKS to the very many of you who have given generously of your time and energy this past week both for the success of the enjoyable parish-social Coffee Morning, Raffle and Silent Auction, last Sunday, which raised an amazing £1,100 for the restoration fund. Also, to those who helped prepare for the visit of Bishop John and our visitors from across the diocese for the Pro-Life Mass on Friday evening.  Following that Mass, our first May Procession to Our Lady’s Garden Grotto of 2024 took place (in sunshine!)This really delightful evening concluded with “Cheese and Wine” evening around the specially erected marquee in the parish garden – substituting for our parish-hall, which as you know is undergoing huge restoration works at this time, thanks to your continued support and generosity.


PETITION forms in support of the St Fillan’s Restoration Project available: thanks to those who have completed and returned them.  If you are still to collect one, some are still available at the main door and also in the online format. Please ensure that these petition forms receive maximum support in among your families, neighbours and local community and are all completed and returned as soon as possible.


NEXT WEEKEND: Special Collection for Bishops’Communications Fund.




“For ‘tis the month of Mary, the lovely month of May.”   May Our Blessed Lady, Star of the Sea, pray for us.