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Bulletin - 13th June 2021

11th Sunday of the Year (B)

Celebration of Mass
St. James’                                                       St. Columba’s:
Sunday: 11.00am                                           Saturday: Vigil: 4.30pm
Sunday: 7.15pm                                             Sunday:  9.45am           
Monday: 10am                                               Tuesday: 10am
Thursday: 10am                                             Friday: 10am
Saturday: 10am
Masses from St. James’ will be streamed live 
Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. James
Saturday after the 10am Mass
Please pray for the children whose First Holy Communions
are being celebrated on Saturday 5th June and Saturday 12th June in St. James’ and on 13th June in St. Columba’s
Please pray for the children whose Sacrament of Confirmation
is being celebrated on 1st June, 8th June, 10th June, 15th June and 17th June
We pray for Erin McKay and Graeme Shaw
whose wedding will be celebrated on Thursday 17th June.
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, Catherine Gallagher, Molly McGavigan, Breda Strain, Brenda Shearer, Carol Ann Johnston, Francis Doherty, Jim Malley, Tom Bowles, Roger Roberts, Mary Hodge, Julie Welsh, Joanna McGlone, Geraldine Carberry
Recently Deceased:
Catherine Kerius, James Leiper, Brenda Shearer
Mary Moffat,  Betty Clarke, John Burns, John George Burns, Bobby O’Connor,  Frank Kelly, Val Kennedy, Edward (Ted) English, Anne Jenkins, Sr. Margaret Josephine, Mary McGill, Shaun McGarvey, Derek Sellars, Robert McMahon, Margaret Osbourne, Mary Clayton, Margaret Clayton
To attend Sunday Masses it is necessary to book in advance. It may not be possible to attend Mass without having booked a place. 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. Due to the numbers attending week day masses it is not necessary to book in advance. However, when you arrive at the Church your name and contact details will be requested.
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.
Special Collection - Sick and Retired Clergy –  today- 13 June 2021
We remember our Sick & Retired Priests of the diocese with great love and affection. We have fourteen retired priests of our diocese, still active in prayer and witness: one living in Rome, two living in Chile, five in houses throughout the diocese, three in parish presbyteries and three at the Residence of the Little Sisters along with Bishop John Cunningham. We thank God for the gift of these priests and keep them in our prayers.  You can donate easily to this collection by visiting our Diocesan website and clicking on the ‘Online Parish Offertory’.  This allows you to donate to any of the causes or parishes of your choice.  Many thanks
Course to Qualify as an RE Specialist
Are you a qualified teacher, at secondary or primary level, interested in an advanced qualification as an RE specialist?  The University of Glasgow is offering an ATQ in RE this coming academic year (21/22). A grant of  £400 is available in two instalments from Paisley Diocese for teachers resident in the diocese who attend monthly diocesan seminars to support the completion of their assignments.  This qualification fulfils the requirement for applying to the GTCS for Professional Registration as a specialist Religious Education teacher in the Catholic Secondary school. Please find all the details, including teaching dates and cost, here: ATQRE: GTCS PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:
Scripture and Spirituality Conference 10th – 11th July 2021
John of the Cross and the experience of transforming love. This years’ conference focuses on St. John of the Cross and his life changing teachings of how love can transform each and every one of us.  Through six thought provoking talks, each of us can learn how to become beacons of light to greater reflect Christ and offer hope to a world in much need of healing.  This year, we have been blessed with six renowned speakers, authors and experts, who will bring St. John’s teachings to life and transform how we grow in our love and spirituality.  For more information or contact  Tel: 07849 596 572
Evening of prayer for Healthcare workers
Bishop John would like to invite all healthcare workers and friends to an evening celebration to Mark the Year of St. Joseph, patron saint of workers. There will be a time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, prayers for all those involved in our healthcare system and will finish with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  All welcome to attend at St Mirin’s Cathedral on Thursday 24th June at 7.00pm. Please use the Eventbrite link to book your tickets. Alternatively, call St Margaret’s Church, Johnstone to book by phone on 01505320198.
Kevin Carr, a parishioner of St. Columba’s, will be cycling 200miles next Saturday 19th June, from Tynemouth to Prestwick an event called 'Chase the Sun'. The ride will start at 4:30am & will include 3200m of climbing. Finishing at sunset in Prestwick. Kevin is fundraising to support the work of Mary's Meals. Here is a link to the fundraising page for Mary's Meals:
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
As of 27 April 2021, Joe Walsh Pilgrimage Tours ceased to trade. This will mean that all pilgrims who have bookings carried over from 2020 and 2021 will have to invoke a claim through the TOPS protection policy held by Joe Walsh Tours. This can be accessed by following the link on their website. If you have any problem with this please contact Fr Gerry McNellis on 01475 632078 or
Perseverance is the gift of God by which all His other gifts are maintained. Let us pray that, as individuals and as Church, we might persevere in doing good, and not to lose sight of what counts.
Our Eucharistic celebrations are transforming the world to the extent that we are allowing ourselves to be transformed and to become bread broken for others.
We cannot break bread on Sunday if our hearts are closed to our brothers and sisters. We cannot partake of that Bread if we do not give bread to the hungry. We cannot share that Bread unless we share the sufferings of our brothers and sisters in need.

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