Our congratulations and best wishes to the parents and family of
Heidi Rose Gear who was baptised last Sunday (22nd November).
– A warm welcome into our parish family –
REST IN PEACE
Our parish community extends our sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of
George Durkin (Erskine Care Home – Dorchester Drive)
Mary McKinnon (Felton Place)
Sister Maureen McCollum (Helpers of the Holy Souls)
Whose funeral Masses and Committals took place on Monday (23rd), Tuesday (24th), and Wednesday (25th) – last week.
– May they Rest in Peace –
Wednesday 2nd December (10am) Mark MacMillan (Kirkton Avenue).
Friday 4th December (10am) Mary Donald (formerly Lincoln Avenue).
Friday 4th December (12 noon) James D’arcy (Jnr) (Glendinning Road) – Mass celebrated by Fr John McGrath, family friend.
As attendance at these Masses is limited to 20 persons – only family members are able to attend.
– May they Rest in Peace –
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION – 2020
Will be celebrated with our (S1) parish schoolchildren – St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, Notre Dame Secondary and Gaelic school on Monday 14th December (7pm) and Tuesday 15th December (7pm). Please keep these children, family, sponsors and school communities in your prayers.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION – 2021
Will be celebrated with our parish Primary 3 schoolchildren on Monday 8th (7pm) and Monday 15th March (7pm) in our parish Church.
SACRAMENT OF FIRST (HOLY COMMUNION) EUCHARIST – 2021
Will be celebrated on Saturday 15th May (10.30am) and Saturday 22nd May (10.30am) for our parish Primary 4 schoolchildren.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Our parish R.C.I.A. team is offering weekly Advent reflections by Zoom in December. These will take place on Tuesdays 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December at 7pm – 7.45pm and you are welcome to join as many or as few as you like. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join these reflections for free or if you have any questions.
ST ANDREW – PATRON SAINT OF SCOTLAND
Monday (30th November) is the feast of our national patron, St Andrew Apostle. Evening Mass on Monday at 7pm.
SEASON OF ADVENT
The liturgical season of Advent begins Sunday – 29th November – Cycle B.
ADVENT: A TIME OF HOPE
It is said that while there is life there is hope.
This has an even deeper meaning in reverse; while there is hope there is life.
Hope is strength.
Hope sheds light into despairing hearts.
It inspires the will to live.
It is the doctor’s most powerful ally.
It is a shield against defeat and failure.
It revives ideals and renews dreams.
As long as there is hope, no situation is impossible.
Advent summons us to wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
In the final analysis, he is our hope.