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Bulletin 6th December 2015

 
SICK:  Kimberly & Sean Rushton, Connor McDowell, Jim McCarvill, Sadie Grant, David Scott, Geraldine Carberry, Peter O’Donnell, Betty Berry, Mary Dillon, Mary Clarke, Thomas Prior, Tony McLarin, Margaret McBride, Danny Diver, JoJo Daly, Michael McCready, Alex Murphy, Thomas McLaughlin, William Matheson. Frank Cairns, Ann Lench, Patrick Kerr,  Noreen McCready, Emma McSkeane, Pat Barrett, Arlene McMenamin, Veronica Tolan, Melissa Dobbins, Edward Rainey,  Mrs Beech, Tom McDevitt, Jean Cullen, Margaret Caruana, Sr. Mary, Agnes Cairns, Norman Edgar, James Dawson, Denise Clancy, Anne O’Neil, Mary Jo Doherty, Michael Melly, Mary McCready, Robert McGuire, John Boyle, Mary Tunstead, William Toohill, Frank McLaughlin, Sr. Denise Lynch, Beatrice Milne, Bobby Clark, Sr Gabriel Keenan, Adrian Medford, Rose Gielty, Michael McGarrity, Nancy Bell,
 
Recently Deceased:  Canon William Harkins, Janet Airlie, Mary Meechan, Margaret Gill, Philip Miller, and Pearl Cairns
 
Anniversaries: John McCormick, John Thomas, Angelina Izzi, Mary McGarvey, Kitty Lynch,  and Annie Lynch
 
Wedding:   Congratulations to Karen McGolgan and Shaun Adams who were married here in St James’ yesterday.
 
Funerals:  Please pray for the repose of the soul of Janet Airlie whose funeral took place last Friday.
 
COLLECTIONS
Offertory Collection:   £716.  Thank you for your generosity
 
PRO-LIFE COLLECTION
There will be a second collection TODAY for  Pro-Life.
 
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
There will be a Carols by Candlelight Service on Sunday 20th December at 4 pm in St. James Church.  All welcome.
 
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Tuesday, 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the start of the Year of Mercy.
 
PARISH CONSULTATION FOR SYNOD
There will be a meeting on Monday 14th December from 7 pm  - 7.45 pm in St James’ Church.  (Not in the Hall)  This meeting will be a consultation for both St James’ and St Columba’s parishioners, on evangelisation, in preparation for our Diocesan Synod.  Please try to come along.  Thank you.
 
MORNING OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION
There will be a morning of quiet, prayer and reflection in preparation for Christmas, in St Columba’s Church, on
Saturday 12th December.  Starting at 10.15 for 10.30am and concluding with Mass at 12.15 pm    (Please note change of time from last week’s Notice.)
 
ST MARTIN MAGAZINE
The St Martin Magazine and a few Calendars are available at the back of the Church.  The Magazines cost 60p.    The  Calendars are free!
 
TAIZE EVENING
You are warmly invited to join the parishioners of St Charles’, Paisley at a Taize Evening of prayer and reflection which will take place after the Advent Mass at 7 pm on Monday 7th December.  This is a great opportunity to spend some quiet time in preparation for the coming of Our Lord at  Christmas.
 
SCIAF
The SCIAF Newsletter for Christmas 2015 is available at the back of the Church.  SCIAF would like to thank everyone for their generous support during 2015 and wish everyone peace, joy and happiness in this season of Advent.   With your help SCIAF have transformed millions of lives by giving people the power to free themselves from poverty, bringing them comfort in the face of terrible disasters and campaigning to give a voice to those who go unheard.   They are also working with Caritas to help millions of refugees fleeing violence and persecution.  If you would like further information on any issue, please phone 0141 354 5555 or email:  sciaf@sciaf.org.uk
 
TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT
Trinity High School invite all Senior Parishioners to their annual Winter Concert to be held in the School at 1 pm on Monday 7th December.  After the concert, pupils from the Home Economics classes will be providing tea and coffee and sandwiches to their guests.  If you would like to go to the Concert, please put your name on the sheet at the back of the Church, so that the School can have numbers for seating and catering.  Thank you.
 
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES 18th December 2015
Senior Pupils from Trinity High are having  a film night in the Church Hall. They will be showing the Christmas Film “The Grinch” Snacks and Hot and Cold drinks will be provided. There will also be the opportunity to buy homemade Christmas decorations. All proceeds will go to Church Funds. The Film begins at 7pm. Come Along: All welcome
 
WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS
 
“The Jubilee Year of Mercy reminds us that God is waiting for us with open arms, just like the father of the prodigal son.”
 
“The time has come for new messengers of Christ, ever more generous, more joyful and more holy.”
 
“Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters, and we must act as such.”
 
 
ALL DAY CONFESSIONS
All Day Confessions for Christmas will be held in St Mirin’s cathedral from 9 am to 9 pm on Monday 21st December, with a half hour break for mass at 10 am and 1 pm.  There will be three priests every hour with continuous Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
 
ALL NIGHT VIGIL
There will be am All Night Vigil at St Mirin’s Cathedral on Friday 11th December in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe which is on Saturday 12th December.  From 8 pm Friday to 6 am (Mass) Saturday morning.
 
WHATS ON FOR YOUNG ADULTS
John Deighan, Chief Executive of SPUC will be giving a talk on 'Building a Culture of Life'. The talk will examine the challenges to the right to life and what we can do to build a society which respects and protects life at every stage. Friday 4th December with 7pm Mass at St. Paul’s in Foxbar, 118 Brediland Road, Paisley, PA2 0HE. Mass will be in the oratory (round the back of the left hand side of the chapel house) followed by a talk in the chapel house. If you would like more information please email: hellosimplehope@gmail.com
 
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
We are hoping to organise a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 15th to 22nd  October 2016.  The cost of this would be approximately £1,500 per person.  If you would be interested in going on this Pilgrimage, please let Fr. John know.
 
CHRISTMAS STARTS WITH CHRIST
Christmas Starts with Christ is a campaign to help Churches make Christ and the amazing story of his birth, the focus of the nation’s favourite time of year.  Their vision is for the message Christmas starts with Christ, to be visible in the busyness of the season, to act as a reminder that although there are many ways that we mark the celebration, Christ is the true meaning.  To make an impact and let people know that, in the midst of the noise, the fun and the silly jumpers, Christmas is about something more meaningful.  They would like tens of thousands of people across the UK to get involved, either through their churches or as individuals.  If you would like to sign up or get more information, please go to:  www.christmasstartswithchrist.com
 
YEAR OF MERCY
On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8th December, Pope Francis will begin the Year of Mercy in Rome by opening the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica.  The following Sunday, 13th December, the Holy Door for the Year of Mercy will be openind by Bishop John at St Mirin’s Cathedral.  The opening will begin at 3 pm and be followed by evening prayer and benediction.  The Bishop extends a warm invitation to everyone to join with him in beginning this special Jubilee of Mercy.
 
PAISLEY VOCATIONS
“Strengthen your hearts in holiness.”  Are you being called to proclaim the glorious reign of Christ the King, as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life?  Call Fr John Morrison on 01475 720223 or email:   johnmorrison1976@gmail.com
 
NYCOS WINTER CONCERT
National Youth Choir of Scotland will perform a variety of music in the Cathedral on 9th December at 7 pm.  Tickets are available at the door.  £8 adult and £5 concession.  All welcome.
 
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