Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Staunton of Balvie Avenue, Old Drumchapel, whose body will be received into our parish Church on Monday 26th October at 10am followed by funeral Mass.
As funeral Masses are currently limited to twenty persons only – these Masses can only be attended by family members.
– May he Rest in Peace –
NOVEMBER – MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS
Mass will be celebrated each day during the month of November for our departed faithful (Holy Souls). November lists are available as you leave Church today. Please return these lists to Sacristy in the box provided.
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
Next Sunday (1st November) is the Solemnity of All Saints. Masses celebrated next weekend will be according to this liturgical feast.
MISSIO SCOTLAND 2020
Your generosity last weekend will help to build a Parish House/Centre and contribute towards a feeding programme for disabled children living in the Parish of San Sebastian, Llusco – Peru. Fr Pat Hennessy (retired parish priest of St Colmcille’s, Rutherglen – where he continues to live) spent 11 years in a mountain parish north of Lima. Fr Pat helped to set up the parish community of San Sebastian de Llusco. Fr Pat reminds us ‘God loves everyone, but he loves poor people and children especially. That’s the Gospel. If you begin to think small then you’ll start to forget about the poor, the disabled and those in need. So you have to have a big heart – to be a missionary you have to have a big heart. That’s the message that Missio Scotland is trying to convey, that we really can’t forget about the poor people on the planet.
And we might ask, what is the Church? Well the Church is the heart of God and the Church is meant to portray God to the world – a God who loves everyone. The Church is just one big family and what happens in a good family? Everyone is loved, but if anyone is struggling or sick, then the mother and father have a special love for them until they get up and walk with the rest. So we have to help people to get up and walk with the rest of us and participate, I think that’s it. You might also ask why am I giving this money to Missio Scotland? The answer is because you’re giving it to God and good people will use it in God’s name to help people. That’s what God wants. That’s what His Church wants.’
ST MARGARET OF SCOTLAND (70 YEARS OF CARE) LIGHT UP A LIFE – SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2020 AT 6.30PM
Light up a life is a special event at the Hospice which takes place on the first Sunday in Advent. This year’s Lighting up Service will be a virtual one, with the Service being live-streamed from the grounds of the Hospice. Each of the lights on the Christmas tree will be sponsored in memory of or in honour of a loved one. The tree will remain lit until 6th January 2021.
If you would like to sponsor a light for a loved one please take home ‘Light up a Life’ materials available as you leave Church today (at exit doors).
Respond to Scottish Government consultation to stop home abortions. The Scottish Government is holding a consultation on whether to continue the practice of sending dangerous abortion pills to women to undergo abortions at home. We need as many pro-life people as possible to complete the Scottish Government’s questionnaire in order to stop dangerous DIY abortions from becoming permanent. SPUC has prepared a briefing which gives a step by step guide to completing the questionnaire. Please go to https://www.spuc.org.uk/scottish-consultation
The consultation questionnaire is accessible at the end of the SPUC information on the above link.