Sun, April 11, 2021

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Bulletin - 11th April 2021

2nd Sunday of Easter - 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
Monday 12th April:    The Funeral Mass for Elsie Meechan will be celebrated in St. James’ at 11am
Tuesday 13th April:   The Funeral Mass for Thomas McLaughlin will be celebrated in St. James’ at 11am
Thursday 15th April:  The funeral Mass for Mary Parker will be celebrated in St. James’ at 11am
Monday 19th April:    The Funeral Mass for Leana Biagi will be celebrated in St. James’ at 11am
Tuesday 20th April:   The Funeral Mass for John O’Neill will be celebrated in St. James’ at 11.30am
Please remember them and their families 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
Recently Deceased:
John O’Neill, Thomas McLaughlin, Elsie Meechan, Mary Parker, Leana Biagi , John O’Donnell, Kay Sweeney, Dermot Dooley, Joseph Hamill, Susan Rogue, Kirsty MacAuley, Mary Veronica
Peter Turley, James Hughes, Elizabeth Downie, Mary McDaid, Roisin Wilson, James McLees, Mary Bowles, Hugh Lafferty, Sarah Lyons, Isobel Tierney, Madge McGovern, John Williams, Marie Meechan, Pat Coyle, Jean Docherty, Bernadette Milligan, Grace Robins, Frank McLaughlin, John Boyle, Margaret Beasdale, Nora Davidson, Annie Todden
We would to like to wish all the  Parishioners a very  joyful and safe Easter!
Fr. John &    Fr Vincent
He has risen!
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Calvin Cantwell, Bryleigh Cantwell & Darcy McNeill will be Baptised on Tuesday 13th April.
Lacy &  Corrie Reid will be Baptised on Saturday 17th April
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.
Now that the Churches are beginning to reopen
I would once again like to thank our stewards and those who have volunteered to keep the Church clean. It would not be possible to open the Churches without their generosity. Throughout the lockdown they have made themselves available so that we have been able to celebrate funeral masses. Thank you.
Over the next couple of weeks new collection envelopes will be delivered to parishes. I would like to thank everyone who have in any way contributed to the well being of our parish. Once again I would like to emphasise that I appreciate that this has been a most difficult and stressful time and I would not wish for anyone to add to their stress. So please only contribute to the parish if it does not cause any additional hardship or stress.
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.
I would like to thank everyone who has so far signed up for a Standing Order and also those who have put their offerings through the letter box at St Columba’s and St. James’. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you
We will begin to celebration the Sacrament of Reconciliation in St. James’ on a Saturday morning beginning from Saturday 17th April. This will take place after the 10am Mass.
The Bishops of Scotland have published a Pastoral Letter with respect to the forthcoming election which is available to read on the parish website.
Online Marriage Counselling available during Covid 19 Crisis
Our diocese has a Counselling Service for Catholics Married in the Catholic Church with our dedicated Catholic Marriage Counsellor.  If you are concerned about your relationship and feel you are both unable to reach a conclusion alone, it is likely that you will benefit from marriage counselling.  The counsellor is there to maintain a neutral, non-judgmental position. For information or advice please email in confidence
The Spring marriage preparation course was due to take place on 14 and 21 April, however, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we have had to move the date to Tuesday 4 and Tuesday 11 May.  Details can be found on the marriage preparation page on the diocesan website  We have contacted all couples who had previously registered for the April course and all are now confirmed for the May sessions.  We also intend to have one more course around September time, dates still to be confirmed.
The first way to pray for someone is to speak to God about him or her. If we do this frequently, each day, our hearts are not closed, but open to our brothers and sisters. To pray for others is the first way to love them and it moves us toward concretely drawing near. #Prayer
Everyone needs assistance, especially the most vulnerable. Only together can we build a more just and health world. All of us are called to combat the pandemic and vaccines are an essential tool in this fight. #worldhealthday

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