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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
22ND SEPTEMBER 2019

 

INTRODUCTION

Let us tum in prayer to God who is rich in all blessings.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Amos 8:4-7 "Listen to this," the Lord says to his people. Prophets call us to repentance, and the first step towards repentance is listening to the demands of God
1 Timothy 2:1-8 Christians can be at odds with the powers of this world, but they are not people who subvert legitimate authority. Paul urges them to pray for those in authority.
Luke 16:1-13 Jesus tells a parable in which a man is praised for the astuteness of his dishonesty. We are called to imitate the astuteness, not the dishonesty. The Lord invites us to virtuous astuteness.


The full Mass readings for this Sunday and for the next seven days can be found here courtesy of universalis.comThe Universalis app for Android and iOS provides offline access to all Mass and Divine Office texts for the complete liturgical cycle on your mobile device for a one-off cost of £9.99.

THE GIFT OF WELCOMING (MATTHEW 25:35-41)

New members are always coming to our parish and joining our congregation. Please take.a moment before Mass to welcome them with an acknowledgement, smile or kind word.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY

We are needing at least 12 new volunteers to keep this ministry alive in the parish. If you have children or available to help please contact Frances - franmclean@hotmail.co.uk.
 

EAGLESHAM PARISH CHURCH CEILIDH

They are hosting a ceilidh on Saturday 5th October, in the Carswell Hall, at 7:30pm. In Aid of the Charity "Tear Fund". If you wish to attend contact Michael Morris.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE

A weekend is being held for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood on the 4th to 6th October 2019. For details contact Catherine 0131 665 3383 or email beginningexperiencescotland@hotmail.com.

SPECIAL CHARITY COFFEE MORNING

On Friday 27th September there will be a coffee morning on behalf of "The Princess Alice Hospice". All contributions of home baking, marmalade etc would be gratefully welcome.

TWO MORNINGS OF REFLECTION

You are invited to two mornings of reflection on "The Love of Creation" on Saturdays 5th and 26th October 2019 from 10am to 12:30pm at Saint Columba's, Renfrew, including a light lunch. These reflections on Life, Faith, the New Universe Story and the future of our Common Home are inspired by Pope Francis's encyclical "Laudato Si" 2015. To book a place or for additional information please contact Sister Mary Kilpatrick snd, at mkilpat32018@gmail.com or 0115649931. All welcome.

LASALLIAN PROJECTS

Lasallian Projects are seeking a part-time administrator, average of two days per week with some UK travel. For further information/job description, please contact Marie on 01416160739 or 07803501660.

FRIENDS OF MISSIO BALL

On Saturday 16th November, at the Hilton Hotel, Bellshill for 7:30pm. Tickets £40 with tables of 10. Includes gift, 3 course meal & live band. There's a raffle and auction for school projects in Uganda & Sierra Leone.

You can find out more about the work of Missio Scotland at their website here: 
https://www.missioscotland.com/.

COLLECTIONS

Thank you for last week's collections which realised £2,283 and £5,656 for "Let The Children Live".

SPECIAL COLLECTION - 21ST AND 22ND SEPTEMBER

We remember our sick and retired priests of the diocese with great love and affection. We have 16 retired priests, still active in prayer and witness. Our collections and Friends Campaign raised £63,060, which represents 52% of our expenditure.

CHURCH VOLUNTEERS - PART ONE

Volunteers doing, or planning to do regulated work with children and vulnerable adults or both, should complete the Safeguarding Training part one. The next sessions are in the Diocesan offices, on: Tuesday 24th September at 7pm and Monday 11th November at 10:30am. Contact Sarah Jane at the Safeguarding Office on 01418476138 to register.

CHURCH VOLUNTEERS - PART TWO

The new Safeguarding Part 2 Training session, is for volunteers who have previously attended Safeguarding Training Part I or Safeguard!ng Training level 1, more than 8 months ago. If you attended Safeguardmg Training Level 1 in 2016 or 2017, you should put your name forward for the above. Sessions are available on: Tuesday 22nd October at 7pm Saint Thomas' Neilston, Monday 28th October at 7pm Saint Conval's Linwood, Tuesday 29th October at 7pm Saint John's Barrhead, Thursday 7th November Saint Mirin's Paisley and Tuesday 12th November at 7pm Saint Joseph's Clarkston.

RCIA

Interested in becoming a Catholic? Or learning more about the Church? Please contact Alice 01416445704 for further details.

SSVP

To celebrate Saint Vincent's Feast Day, we are hosting afternoon tea in the hall on Thursday 26th September at 2pm to 4pm. There is a sheet in the sacristy for names, before 22nd September. Please join us if you can.

WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE AND WHY THEY BELIEVE IT

If you want to know what you believe as a Catholic and why you believe it come to our Thursday evenings short course. By the end you will learn how the Catholic Faith fits together and makes sense, at the Chaplaincy Centre from 7pm to 9pm. Email bishopjohn@rcdop.org.uk.

YOUTH TO LOURDES 2020

The pilgrimage will leave Scotland on Thursday 25th June 2020 arriving in Lourdes on Friday 26th June, and arriving back in Scotland on Friday 3rd July 2020. This is open to pupils in S3-S6. The cost is £575 with a deposit of £75 and a filled in application form, to reserve a place. Contact Father John Morrison 01418895056.

200 CLUB

August's lucky number was 43 and wins the £300 prize. You can join the 200 club for only £5 per month, all profits go towards repaying the parish debt. If you would like to join, or would like an extra number, please contact Chris McLaughlin by email at christopher_mclaughlin@hotmail.com or phone/text/WhatsApp 07957644546.

There are still approximately 40 members who have not changed the standing order for their subscription - please do this as soon as possible. Our new bank details are: Sort code: 80-22-60 Account number: 18854061.

CHURCH CLEANING ROTA

The latest Rota is available in the porch at the back of the church.

GIFT AID

If you pay tax, please consider signing a Gift Aid form so that the parish can claim an extra 25% on your contribution. The Parish only requires your NI number and address; no other information is required. If you are interested, please speak to Father Stephen.

LEGACIES

When making a will, have you thought of leaving a legacy to the parish or diocese?

BULLETIN BY EMAIL

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PARISH SCHEDULE


SUNDAY MASS
Saturday vigil: 4pm.
Sunday: 10am, 12 noon & 5pm.


WEEKDAY MASS
Monday to Friday: 9:30am.
Saturday: 10am.


CONFESSIONS
Saturdays 9:30am-10am, and after vigil Mass.

MORNING PRAYER & ROSARY
Monday and Friday at 9:10am.
Saturday at 9:40am.


ROSARY FOR PRIESTS
Every Thursday at 9:10am.

PARENTS IN PRAYER
Every Thursday at 10am.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Tuesday: 9am-9:25am, 10am-11am, 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Wednesday: 9am-9:25am, 10am-10:30am.
Thursday: 9am-9:25am, 10am-11am.


DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
Mondays after 9:30am Mass at the green chairs.

BAPTISMS
Every Sunday at 1pm, by making arrangement with the parish priest. Forms for requesting this Sacrament are available from the sacristy and church house. They should be returned at least one month prior to the requested date.

PARISH CONTACT INFORMATON


SAINT JOSEPH'S CHURCH
Altar servers - Michael Stringer - 01415712271
Altar Society - Veronica Byrnes - 01416442171
Bethany Bereavement Support Group - Elaine Allan - 07814236551
Bullletin notices - 
stjosephclarkston@rcdop.org.uk
eBulletin - Chris McLaughlin - christopher_mclaughlin@hotmail.com - 07957644546
Eucharistic adoration - Dorothy Graham - 01415770121
Eucharistic Ministers (Sunday) - Michael Jordan - 01416444655 - 
michealjordan73@hotmail.com
Eucharistic Ministers (weekdays) - Jean Wardrop - 01415717865
Hall bookings - David Melvin - 01416442640
Music Coordinator & Choir - Joe Byrnes - 01416442171 - 
joeveronica@btinternet.com
Passkeepers - Peter McMillan - 07791651525 - mcmillan96@btinternet.com
Pastoral Council - Patricia Hassett - 01415710937 - patricia.hassett@ntlworld.com
Parish House - 01416442640
Pope Francis Awards (Primary schools) - Louise Sheridan - 07969571406


CHURCH GROUPS
Bus Drivers - Pat O'Brien - 01415718169 - pobg46@yahoo.co.uk
Children's liturgy - Frances McLean - 01416440712
Fertility Care Scotland - Angela McCallum - 01416386802
Justice & Peace - Michael Martin - 01416387358
Parents in Prayer -
stjosephsparentsinprayer@gmail.com
R.C.I.A. - Alice Connolly - 644 5704
Sentry - Lucy Jackson

Saint Vincent de Paul - Anne Marie Kelly


CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
Art Club- Gerry Donaghy - 07908475475
Cubs - Margaret Logan - 01412396095
Golf Society - 01416442640
Scouts, Cubs, Beavers - Thomas McCabe - 01415717663
Tuesday Club - Margaret Logan - 01412396095
200 Club -
Chris McLaughlin - christopher_mclaughlin@hotmail.com - 07957644546


CHARITIES
Age Scotland - Rita Stewart - 01416443207

Wayside Club - Jim White - 01416375806
Mary’s Meals - Eddie Deighan - 01416444498
SCIAF - Peter McMillan - 07791651525

Starter packs - 01414401008

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