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Bulletin 11th October 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, May Quigley, Adrian Medford, Rose Gielty,
Recently Deceased: May Quigley Brian May,  Joe Gallagher, Thomas O’Malley, Sarah Herron, Fintan McDonnell,, Peter Maiolani, Mary Scullion, Jim Leonard, Linda McCuaig
Anniversaries:   Ann Clark, Scott McHugh,  Frank Duffy,  Eddie & Antonia Colton,  Elda Edoni, John Greer,  Catherine Dougans.  6 Months Mind: Peter Welsh
We welcome Laura and Alegra McMillan, who are being baptised today, into our Parish Community.  Please keep them in your prayers.
Offertory collection: £765.
Building Fund:  £385. 
Thank you for your generosity.
We are hoping to organise a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 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.
Next weekend our parish will be holding the annual Missio Scotland Mission Sunday Appeal.  This year we are invited to help Justina and others like her in Africa, who struggle to get an education.  She is a primary school pupil who lives in Zambia and faces tremendous obstacles in her quest for an education.  Please come prepared next weekend and give generously.  More information and to see a short video.
There are Mission Sunday Appeal envelopes at the back of the Church today.  Please take one and bring it back next weekend with your donation for the Missio Appeal.  Thank you.  If you are a taxpayer, please sign the Gift Aid section on the back of the envelope.
There are also Prayer Cards available at the back—please take one and pray for the success of all missionary efforts.
You can also support Missio by taking out membership:-
Family £25:   Individual  £10:   Life  £100
If you would like to take out membership, please take a Membership Form from the back of the Church, complete it and return it with your remittance, either to Fr John or direct to Missio Scotland, 4 Laird Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3LJ.
During this period of preparation for the Synod we are asked to reflect on our role as the lay faithful. Bishop John’s message was to encourage us to be more involved and to recognise that we have a big role to play in the life of the Church.  As we prepare for Lourdes 2016 we are asking you to reflect on, and discuss ways in which, we can try to put that into practice throughout the Year of Mercy and the presence of the Icon of Our Lady of Paisley in our Parishes.
Going to Lourdes is for the sick, the pilgrims, the helpers, and the people wanting to experience Mary in a different place. Whatever the reason you intend to go on pilgrimage, if you think you have a role to play in preparing for the
pilgrimage please come to our next meeting on Wednesday, 14th October 2015, at 7:30pm. In Holy Family Hall, Port Glasgow. For more details please contact Anne Louise 01475 638132 or Karen 07923564434
The organisers of “The Shall We Dance Classes” at St. Columba’s Church Hall, are holding a Dance Night (Latin, Ballroom and Sequence) on Saturday 7th November at 7.30 pm.  The cost is £6 which includes a light supper, but please BYOB.  If you are interested, please contact Margaret
Fender on 07908 788494.
Please join ACN in prayer for Aylan Kurdi – the young refugee child retrieved from the seashore.
Heavenly Father,  Look with kindness and mercy on all who fly from war and violence like the young child Aylan Kurdi. Grant your protection to many people who like his family saw no other option but to take a perilous journey over land and sea in order to find a place of safety and the hope a better life. Look with pity on the many people who like them are uprooted at this time from their land and their homes and who are uncertain of their future. May the plight of many displaced people, through your grace, stir up hearts in every nation to acts of kindness and generosity so that strangers find friends,  those held captive are set free and those who are weak gain new strength.  Take also into your care the tiny child washed up on the shore who didn’t reach a place of safety away from the destruction of war and terror. Take also into your care the many men, women and children who have lost their lives in this perilous exodus  from their lands. Bless them with peace that only you can give.  Amen.
Further info about ACN contact Lorraine McMahon on 01698337470 or email
St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society are currently recruiting prospective adopters.  If you have ever considered adoption or would like more information, please contact our office on 0141 332 8371
or email:    and one of our experienced workers will call you back.  You may also wish to visit our websiteat
SCIAF’s Real Gifts catalogue is available at the back of the Church, along with some Order Forms.  The catalogues contain a selection of Real Gifts specially chosen to give  comfort and cheer to Syrian Refugees.  If you would like more catalogues or information, please contact Rachel Lamb on 0141 354 5555 or email
The UK Government has agreed to match fund donations made to Mary’s Meals from 28th September until 28th December 2015.   This means that a donation made during this period will be doubled.  So if you wish to support Mary’s Meals financially, from now until 28th December is a very good time to do it!
The 2nd National Divine Mercy Conference will take place on Saturday 24th October from 9 am till 5 pm at the Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Glasgow, 13-15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow.  Detailed information can be found at the following link:
You can register on line or email  or phone 01505 336269.
The catechetical booklets for our parish are now available. There are sufficient copies for each household to receive one. They are designed to be used either by individuals, parish organisations, groups of friends or within families.  Please take one home, read it, and discuss it with your friends. We will have a meeting on Monday 5th October at St. Columba’s.
200 Club September 2015 Draw
1 194 Eddie Morrison
2 193 Eddie Morrison
3 123 Jeannie Murdoch
4 7 Mhairi McDonald
5 Congratulations to all our Winners
“The faith is not a gift just for me.  Faith is given to be joyfully shared.”
“Our life is not a pointless wandering.  We have a sure goal: the house of the Father.”
“In spite of injustices and sufferings, the Lord’s victory is certain.”


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