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Bulletin 15th November 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
Recently Deceased:  Umberto Santangeli, Mary Donnelly, Mary Donnelly, Michael Cameron,  Mary Meechin, Umberto Santangeli, Bobby Motherwell,  Mark Hemphill,
Anniversaries:    Geraldine Maughan, Cathie McIlkenny.,Geraldine Maughan, Cathie McIlkenny.Melissa Shaw,  Andrew Connelly, Joseph McAleer,  Baby Michael McAleer, Marie Prior,
6 Months’ Mind:  Margaret McMenemyJimmy Donegan,  Joe Louden,  Peter McKenna, Erminia Tortolano, Jean Carberry
Baptism:     Today we welcome Kian McCabe & Aidan McCabe who are to celebrate their baptism.
Funerals: Please pray for Mary Donnelly whose funeral was celebrated yesterday and Umberto Santangeli whose funeral will be celebrated tomorrow.


Offertory collection: £975. 

Thank you for your generosity.


The St James’ Parish Children’s Liturgy Christmas

Pantomime outing is on Saturday 12th December at 11 am in

Paisley Art Centre.  Consent Forms MUST be signed and returned by Sunday 8th November to confirm the booking.  If you have not returned it yet, please speak to Fr. John.

Are now available for  collection at the Back of the Church

The next round of catechesis starts this month.  The theme is the New Evangelisation.  The Bishop is holding Catechesis Evenings in each Deanery.  He encourages as many people as possible to attend the evening in their own deanery.

The dates are as follows:-

For Parishes:  all from 7.30—8.15 pm

Mon 23rd November  -  St Charles’, Paisley

Mon 30th November  -  St Aidan’s, Johnstone

Wed 2nd December  -  St John’s, Barrhead

For Families:  from 10—11.15 am

Sat 28th November  -  St Columba’s, Renfrew



St. James Church Hall:-

Wednesday: 6.45-7.30pm      Friday: 11.15-12noon

Fitsteps: Mix the graceful steps of ballroom with the up tempo steps of Latin to dance yourself fit! An energetic and effective way to keep active whilst having fun!



Mr David Kerr, Communications Director Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh—Tuesday 1st December—7.30 pm—Talk & discussion at Turnbull Hall, 15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow.  To book spaces and for information, email:     The meeting will be followed by mince pies and mulled wine in upstairs hall.



Billings Teacher Training Course 29th September—2nd

October 2016 in St Ninian Pastoral Institute in Dundee.  It is hoped to recruit at least two trainees for each Diocese to enable spreading the message of the benefits of Natural Family regulation.  If you are interested please see your Parish Priest for further details.  There will be an information evening at the beginning of 2016 for interested parties.  There should be some sponsorship from the Diocese towards the training costs.


“Out of her poverty she has put in everything she had.”

Will you respond with generosity should the Lord choose you for the priesthood or the consecrated life?  Call Fr John Morrison on 01475 720223



The Bible Alive for December is available at the back of the Church at a cost of £2.25p.


Presents:  “Christmas with the Phoenix and Friends” in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday 11th December at 7.30 pm.  Tickets:  £8/£10/£12/£14/£17  from Box Office Tel:  0141 353 8000.  This event is sponsored by the Co-operative Funeral Care.  Leaflets at back.


There will be a Flower Arranging Demonstration in St Columba’s Church on Friday 27th November at 7.30 pm.  This event is in aid of the Church Building Fund.  There will be a craft stall and home baking.      Tickets:     £2 children;

£5 for adults, which includes glass of wine, nibbles, tea and coffee.  Tickets are available from mid-October by contacting May O’Donnell after 10 am Mass or on 0141 561 1385


15th—22nd November

You are warmly invited to the ecumenical National Launch Service for Prisoners’ Week at 6.30 pm on Monday 16th November in St Margaret’s, Drip Road, Stirling.  Further information can be found at:

Please keep all prisoners and their families in your prayers.

There are a few leaflets at the back of the Church if you would like to take one.


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!

Trinity high School 's Interact Club holding a Coffee Morning in aid of APD India.                                              The event will be held in the Enable Hall, Renfrew on Saturday 21st November from 10am to 12. Entrance will be £1.50 for adults and 50p for children. There will also be a bottle stall, homebaking etc. (Donations are welcome!) All proceeds to the charity.


Trinity High is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a Mass in the School on Tuesday 24th November at 7pm.

We are all invited to come along



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