Saint John the Evangelist Parish
Aurs Road, Barrhead, Glasgow, G78 2RW | Tel 0141 876 1553 | Email | Web
Parish Priest | Father Paul BradyCurate | Father Eoin Patten
April 12012:Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord
LITURGICAL SERVICESHOLY MASS:Daily at 10:00am; Saturday Vigil for Sunday at 4:30pm; Sunday at 10:00am, 12:00 noon and 6:30pm.
SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION: Every Saturday after 10:00 am Mass, Between 4:00pm-4:25pm, After the Vigil Mass. / ROSARY: Daily in the Church at 9:40am & Friday between 3:00pm-4:00pm in the Oratory.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: From 10:30am-10:0am each weekday in the Oratory.
Last Week’s Offertory Collection: £1816. Many thanks for your generosityHOLY WEEK
Wednesday, April 4 2012
Holy Mass of Chrism in Saint Andrew’s Pro Cathedral, Greenock at 7:00pm. A bus will leave for this Holy Mass from Saint John’s Church at 5.30pm.
HOLY THURSDAY: APRIL 5 2012
10:00am Morning Prayer and Procession of Oils.
7:00pm Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper celebrated by Bishop Tartaglia.
9:45pm Night Prayer
GOOD FRIDAY: APRIL 6 2012
10:00am Morning Prayer, followed by Walk of Witness starting at 10:15am from Saint John’s Church
3:00pm Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion (Adults in Church)
3:00pm Children in Hall (Please bring a plant or flowers for the Easter Garden)
7:00pm Stations of the Cross with Kissing of the Cross in the Church (with participation of local churches)
GOLF COMPETITION – SAINT JOHN’S CUP
A parish golf competition has been arranged on Friday, May 25 2012 at the Fereneze Golf Club. Entry is £20.00 per person and this includes the round of golf, hot rolls on arrival at the course, and a two course dinner afterwards. It is for all abilities, from the serious golfer to hackers like Father Patten. Please sign up on the lists in the porch. More details from Father Patten or Mark Carlton on 07885 753536 or see the posters. Plenty time to get practising between now and May.
100 CLUB DRAW –MARCH WINNERS
1st Prize:£140 Number 84 - Irene Grant
2nd Prize:£70 Number 6 - Irene McMillan
3rd Prize:£35 Number 110 - John McKelvie
4th Prize:£20 Number 133 - J&E Kennedy
5th Prize:£20 Number 10 - Margaret Cassidy
Annual payments of £60 are due for renewal.Application forms for new members are in the porch.
The children’s liturgy has stopped now for the Easter holiday.We will resume on Sunday, 22 2012 in the Hall at 10 o’clock. All primary school children welcome.
There is a box marked Flowers for anyone wishing to make a donation for the flowers for Easter.
If you wish to attend the Chrism Mass, please sign the sheet in the foyer. Bus leaves church car park at 5.30pm. / LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
There are still places available on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from June 29 – July 6 2012. We require nurses and helpers also. All enquires about the Pilgrimage should be made to Miss Anne Louise Buchanan, 46 Royal Street, Gourock or phone 01475 638132 as soon as possible.
HOLY WEEK LITURGIES
List now available in the Sacristy for readers and extraordinary ministers for the Holy Week services.
As the Cathedral is still unfinished, the Chrism Mass will take place in Saint Andrew’s Pro Cathedral, Greenock. A list in the porch is available for anyone wishing to travel to the Mass.
A card with all the Holy Week services is available in the Foyer. Please take as many as you wish and distribute them to family, friends and neighbours
Lourdes Hospitalite are having a race night on Saturday, April 21 2012 in Saint Mirin’s Parish Hall, Paisley at 7.30pm ‘till midnight. Tickets from Angela Gow; Tel 0141 237 3584.
The Gift Aid envelopes are available in the Foyer. Please take your allocated box home with you for Friday. If you or your spouse pay tax, please consider completing the Gift Aid form and helping the parish gain an extra 25% from your contribution. If you only give 50p per week, and pay tax, the parish can claim a further £6.50. Non Gift Aid envelopes are also available in the foyer. Please mark down the number of your box, your name and address before taking it home.For those who pay by standing order, there are boxes containing envelopes for each collection. Some of these you will wish to use for the special collections, and building fund. A letter is included with these.
Please note the following two errors in this year’s Easter Card: The Mass of Chrism will take place on Wednesday, April4 2012in Saint Andrew’s Greenock, not April 20 2012 as advertised.The Saint Conval’s Cemetery Mass will take place on Sunday, April 15 2012 at 2pm, not May 15 2012.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT-PARISH OUTING NUNRAW ABBEY 2012
Family Fun Night on Friday, May 4 2012 from 7pm-10.30pm in Saint Thomas Church Hall, Neilston to help raise funds for the buses for our Parish outing to Nunraw Abbey on Saturday, June 2 2012.Tickets £4 per adult, £2 per childand family ticket for 4 is £10. Price includes light buffet, Karaoke Competition [£2 per entrant] and raffle prizes. Tickets from Teresa Aitken 583 4088, Margaret Higgins or at the door.
The Oratory will be closed over the Easter period from 10pm this Tuesday evening until Thursday, April12 2012 at 10.30a
Please see the Easter Card for ceremony times.
There will be NO 4.30pm Mass on Saturday, April 7 2012.
Please note that Good Friday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence.
Readers are required for Morning Prayer on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
We need two readers for each morning. If you are willing to help please speak to one of the priests.