Sun, June 20, 2021

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Bulletin - 20th June 2021

12th 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
Peter’s Pence - 27 June 2021
This is the practice of the laity to provide financial support to the Holy See to allow the Holy Father the means to respond to those suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease.  Catholics around the world contribute roughly £70M annually through this collection. 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
The Funeral Mass will take place for Ronald Mulligan
on Thursday 24th June, at 10am, in St. James. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.
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:
David Green
Nam Speirs, Eddie McGovern, Betty Tennock, Denis McKay, Joan Pless, Pauline O’Connor, Margaret Lambert, Robert McMahon, Frances Frame, Giuseppe Fionda, Jeannette Hopkins, Margaret McQuat, Rose and George Wishart, Harry and Mary Tunstad, Mary and Anthony McLaughlin, Matthew & Margaret Deegan, Leslie Clayton, Mary Clayton, Peter Clayton, Margaret Clayton, and Mary McGill , Mary and David Rennie and Michael and Margaret Readie. 
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.
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 Prayer and Benediction for the Year of St Joseph
Bishop John invites all parishioners to join him in the first of our monthly devotions to St Joseph in this special Jubilee Year, dedicated to the patron saint of workers. This takes place at St Mirin’s Cathedral in Thursday 24th June at 7.00pm. All welcome to attend this monthly devotion. During our first evening we will pray for all our health workers, and those under their care. Come along and show your support and thanks for the incredible job they have done, and commend them to St Joseph for their continued good work.
Please use the Eventbrite link to book your tickets. Alternatively, call St Margaret’s Church, Johnstone to book by phone on 01505320198.
Second evening for the Year of St Joseph
will take place on Monday 12th July at 7.00pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral. This will be to pray for all our parish volunteers, workers and those involved in our SSVP, Legion of Mary and other organisations. All welcome to attend this devotion.
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:
Our prayers are fulfilled and completed when we intercede for others and take care of their concerns and needs. #Prayer does not separate us or isolate us from anyone, as it is love for all. #GeneralAudience
Where there is no honour for the elderly, there is no future for the young.  
How evangelical it would be if we could say with all truth: we too are poor, because only in this way will we truly be able to recognize them, to make them part of our lives and an instrument of our salvation.

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