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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
1oTH NOVEMBER 2019

 

INTRODUCTION

As we approach the end of the liturgical year and move towards Advent, the readings at Mass focus on endings and beginnings, end times and life eternal. (Next week begins Catholic Education Week).

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 The story of seven brothers who willingly die for their Jewish faith is also a story of a mother's influence.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 Saint Paul reminds his converts that the Lord is faithful.
Luke 20:27-38 Today's Gospel brings us face to face with the Sadducees' questioning. Perhaps they are speaking for us too?


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.

NOVEMBER LISTS

Please find the sheets and envelopes in the church porch. They can be placed in the basket or handed in to the chapel house. All envelopes are opened and the stipends will be offered for Masses for your dead.

Father Stephen and the Bereavement Support Group invite you to a Mass of Remembrance at 7pm on Monday 4th November, All those suffering from bereavement are very welcome. Tea/coffee and home baking will be available in the hall afterwards.

ADVENT WREATH

We are looking for bags of clippings of conifer (NOT PINE) to construct our Advent wreath. Please leave them at the back door of the chapel house..

TRAVELLING NATIVITY

As Mary and Joseph travelled to Bethlehem they relied on the kindness of friends, family and strangers. Could your family give them shelter this Advent? You would receive small nativity figures from another family in the parish during Advent before taking the figures to another home in the parish. In this way the figures travel through our parish community on their way to the church on Christmas Eve. Full instructions on what to do and where to go will be provided. If you are interested please contact Catriona James by email at catrionamccoll@doctors.org.uk for more information.

ADVENT GIVING TREE

As is our tradition in Saint Joseph's, we will be having a "Giving Tree" during the season of Advent. This is an opportunity for parishioners to provide gifts for those in need. If you know of anyone, families or organisations (within Paisley/Glasgow Diocese) who would benefit, please give details to Jo on 01416441865 or thomsons47@hotmail.com. Advent begins 1st December so we need details by Sunday 24th November.

PRISONERS WEEK

All welcome to an ecumenical service in Bridge of Allan Parish Church on Monday 19th November at 6:30pm. www.prisonersweek.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.

DIOCESAN TRIP TO LOURDES

We are flying directly from Glasgow to Lourdes on Friday 26th June until Thursday 2nd July 2020, starting at £689. See poster for details. Contact Anne Louise 01475638132 before booking if you require assistance.

SUNDAY SOCIAL

Thanks to all who attended it was a fantastic night. Great entertainment, wonderful music & dance. Get ready for February 2020!

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

The conference organised a successful Afternoon Tea. Thanks to all who contributed. We're looking for members - even one would be great.

You can find out more about the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul at 
https://www.ssvpscotland.com/

COLLECTION

Thanks for last week's collections which realised £2,855 and £1,425 for the building fund. Saint Bridget's £224 and £130 for the building fund.

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: 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 18 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 12th November at 7pm Saint Joseph's Clarkston.

BISHOP BARRON'S STUDY GROUP

There will be no meeting on Thursday 14th November, but we will recommence on Thursday 21st November, at 7:30pm.

SAINT NINIAN'S FAITH GROUP MEETING

On Thursday 14th November at 7pm Father Eoin will give a talk - "Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven & Hell" in the school. All welcome.

DIOCESAN ADVENT DAY FOR S3-S6

For young adults on Sunday 17th November at Saint Mirin's Chaplaincy Centre, Paisley, from 2pm to 6pm. Includes Mass at 5pm. While open to all young people, participants to Youth to Lourdes 2020 should attend. Consent forms available from school, parish or Father John 01418895056.

ADVENT COFFEE MORNING

If you are involved in a particular charity e.g. Mary's Meals and would like to set up a stall to raise awareness/funds at our Advent Coffee Morning on Sunday 1st December after 10am Mass please get in touch stjosephsparentsprayer@gmail.com or contact Madeleine 07528655783.
 

DIOCESAN RETREAT FOR P4-P7

The diocese are running a retreat day for Primary schools at Saint Cadoc's Church on Sunday 1st December from 2pm to 6pm. All must have a signed consent form: (From the parish, school or Father John 01418895056).

SAINT BRIDGET'S LADIES CHRISTMAS DINNER

This dinner will be held on Monday 2nd December at 6.45pm. The cost of the event is £20 including prize bingo. Raffle prizes welcome.

ADVENT REFLECTION DAY

This take place at the Mill Hill Fathers, Cardonald, on Saturday 14th December, from 10am to 4:30pm. The theme - "The Light that overcomes the Darkness". Led by Sister Sally & Father Bernard. To book a place contact 01418830139 or bemardfox76@gmail.com. Suggested donation £20.

CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE CLUB

Eaglesham Bowling Club invites anyone in the community who would be alone on Christmas Day to join them for a traditional Christmas Dinner, at 1pm. We will finish at 4:30pm. No charge, only donations! Contact Anne Carr 07971446759 or email eagleshambowlingclub@gmail.com.

SEE NOTICES ON THE NOTICE BOARDS

Interfaith week - Giffnock Synagogue - Sunday 17th November at 2:30pm
A job advert for SVDP Youth Development Officer.
Adoption Week: Monday, 18th November, at 6:30pm to 7:30pm. 01413328371.

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?

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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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