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Bulletin - 22nd November 2020

Feast of Christ The King - A

 

Celebration of Mass
 
St. James’
Sunday: 11.00am
Sunday: 7:15pm
Monday: 10:00am
Thursday: 10:00am
Saturday: 10:00am
 
Masses from St James will be streamed live
 
St. Columba’s
Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm
Sunday: 9:45am
Tuesday: 10am
Friday: 10am
 
Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. James’: Saturday after the 10am Mass
 
 
ATTENDENCE AT MASS           
During our time in Tier 4:  As we are limited to only 20 people in the Church during these 3 weeks, it is important to book in advance before coming to Mass.
If you are able to come to Mass during the week I would ask you to do so and to leave places at the Sunday Masses for those who are not able to attend during the week.
You may book online (or by calling 01418862022 on Tuesday between 6pm and 7pm). Please follow the instructions on the website to book a place at Mass.
 
The Sacrament of Confirmation:
Please pray for the Children of St. James’ and St. Columba’s who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on the following date: St. James’: 19th November, 24th November, 26th November: St. Columba’s: 1st December
 
SICK : 
Peter Tierney, Denis Clancy, Denise Clancy, Angela (McGeown) Giles, Pat Semple, Stephen Morgan, Deacon Martin Doherty,  John Boyle, Frances Mackie, Wilma McManus, Carol McFarlane, Jean Murdoch, Anne Hughes, Leanna Biagi, Catherine Gallagher, Molly McGavigan, Breda Strain, Abbie Mullan, Brenda Shearer, Janey Doig, Beth McNally, Joan Kelly
 
Recently Deceased:
Annie Hughes, Elizabeth McKinnon, Michael Conway, Cathie Maguire, Dick Fullerton, Michael Convery,  David O’Hagan
 
ANNIVERSARIES: 
Cathie McIlkenny, John Joseph Lynch, Jean Wilson, Kate McGuggan, Bill Ward, David Mancor, John H Brown, Catherine Dooner
 
MASS WILL BE OFFERED EACH DAY THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER FOR ALL OUR DECEASED FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHOSE NAMES ARE LISTED IN ST. JAMES’ AND ST. COLUMBA’S PARISHES.
 
Standing Orders:
If your income has not been affect by the Coronavirus and if you do not already have standing order for the parish please consider taking out one. The form is available on the parish website.  The sort code is 801844 and the account number is 00262573. Please only consider doing this if it will not cause or add to financial hardship at this time.
Thank you to those who have  submitted a standing order and those who have continued with existing standing orders.
I would like to thank everyone who has so far signed up for a Standing Order and also those who have put their offerings through the letter box at St Columba’s and St. James’. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you
 
Respond to Scottish Government consultation to stop home abortions!
The Scottish Government is holding a consultation on whether to continue the practice of sending dangerous abortion pills to  women to undergo abortions at home. We need as many pro-life people as possible to complete the Scottish Government’s questionnaire in order to stop dangerous DIY abortions becoming permanent. SPUC has prepared a briefing which gives a step by step guide to completing the questionnaire. Please go to www.spuc.org.uk/Scottish-Consultation
 
APPLE ORCHARD
This week we planted 6 apple trees which is the minimum number of trees for an orchard. Hopefully we will be able to harvest apples in 2 years time. It is a small contribution to reduce carbon emissions.
 
Missio Scotland Appeal 
Missio Scotland is the Scottish branch of the Catholic Church’s mission aid agency. It enables missionaries to help communities in need through grassroots projects.  They build and maintain hospitals, schools and seminaries, care for people in need and act for justice in the developing world, regardless of race, stigma, religion or gender.  Texting MISSIOSCOT to 70085 will donate a default £3, while MISSIOSCOT with any number between 1-20 after it will donate your desired amount (for example MISSIOSCOT10 will donate £10) .
 
Christmas Gift Appeal:
The Letter launching the Annual Gift Appeal us available on the Parish Website (click here). Please have a read. If you are bringing gifts to St. James’ Church or St. Columba’s Church, please do so before the Sunday Masses.
 
Special Collection – Education- 22 November 2020
This collection supports the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) which promotes and protects our Catholic schools in issues of national significance, and supports our schools, parishes and dioceses. 
 
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE (For your diary)
 
St. Columba’s                                                              St. James’
Vigil Masses 4.30pm & 6.30pm                                    Vigil Masses: 5.30pm & 8.30pm
Morning Mass: 10.00am                                              Morning Masses: 9.00am & 11am
 
Safeguarding ‘Thought for the Month’ - November 2020
The Catholic Church is committed to respecting, protecting and nurturing the dignity of all people
 
WORDS OF POPE FRANCIS
 
The earth and its poor urgently demand a sound economy and a sustainable development. Therefore, we are called to rethink our mental and moral priorities so that they are in conformity with God’s commandments and the common good
 
Even a smile that we can share with the poor is a source of love. An outstretched hand can always be enriched by the smile of those who quietly and unassumingly offer to help, inspired only by the joy of living as one of Christ’s disciples.
 
Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart” (Lk 2:19). Everything that happens to her ends up in her heart so that it might pass through the sieve of #prayer and be transfigured by it. 
 
 
 

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