Pentecost Sunday (B)     19th  May 2024

Pentecost Sunday (B) 19th May 2024

St Fillan’s Houston                                  The Bulletin

May is the month of Our Blessed Lady.


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

Weekday Mass: Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.30am. This Thursday at 7.30am.

Rosary for May at 9.30am on Friday.

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


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: Eileen McPherson (Requiem Mass thisTuesday at 9.30am) Paul Cooper and Daniel Tonner.

ANNIVERSARIES: Rose Gilchrist, Margaret Butler, Hugh McGonigal, Canon Martin Doherty, Fr Andrew Coleman, Canon James A Byers, Fr Vincent E Grace, - grant them eternal rest, Lord.


SPECIAL COLLECTION for Sick & Retired Priests of the Diocese today.

CONGRATULATIONS to the twelve young parishioners of St Fillan’s (P.7) who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Wednesday evening, at Mass celebrated by Bishop John in St Mirin’s Cathedral. Thank you to all the staff in ourschool and to Sr Mary Frances who assisted them greatly in their preparation for the sacrament. May God continue to bless them with his Spirit of love and grace.


THANK YOU for your continued generosity to the restoration project.  Special envelopes are available for this purpose at main-door. Please, consider Gift-Aid and remember to make any cheque payable to St Fillan’s RC Church, Houston.


ST BENEDICT’S Malawi Trip: Fr. Michael, School Chaplain, is going, with eight pupils from St. Benedict’s High School, to our partner school in Malawi at the end of June - the first trip since the pandemic. They are appealing for various needs over the next few weeks. This Week - they are looking for home knitting for new-born babies for the Malawihospital and orphanage.  Box at main door of church if you can assist.  

Malawi Fundraiser Prosecco Afternoon Tea, Saturday 1st June (1pm-4pm) in St Conval’s Hall, Linwood. Tickets £5.00 from Barbara Anderson (tel. 07738431708)

HOLY YEAR 2025: Diocesan Pilgrimages to Rome & Assisi. Both pilgrimages will include 5 nights in Rome & 2 nights in Assisi. Flights with Jet2 from Glasgow Airport. The Pilgrimages are from 5-12 May 2025 & 12-19 September 2025. More details, including costs and booking contacts are available on the Diocesan website at

As we celebrate in these most beautiful days of May the great feast of Pentecost, we pray, like those first disciples in the cenacle, united with Mary the Mother of Jesus, for the renewed outpouring of the seven gifts of Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.                                                                 AMcF