CHRISTMAS MASSES 2020
December 24th – Thursday
Vigil Masses at 5pm and 7pm (booking necessary).
Midnight Mass (12pm) (booking necessary).
December 25th – Friday
8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12 noon (booking necessary).
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS MASSES
With level/Tier 4 restrictions now lifted for our city, we can once again accommodate 50 persons for Sunday and weekday Mass.
Booking is still necessary to attend Sunday Mass and Christmas Day Masses.
Please phone mobile number 07894999046 on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 8pm or Thursday and Friday from 12 noon – 4pm.
Bookings this week (16th, 17th, and 18th December) will be taken for the fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Day Masses.
Any additional spaces will be allocated for Christmas Masses on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December from 1pm – 4pm on the usual mobile phone number.
REST IN PEACE
Our parish community extends our sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of
Paula (Crombie) Currie (Dumbarton Road)
Ann Benson (Locksley Avenue)
Whose funeral Masses and Committals took place on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December.
– May they Rest in Peace –
Thursday 17th December (10am) – Kathleen Doherty (Great Western Road).
Friday 18th December (10am) – Brian Tennyson (Glendinning Road).
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.
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 Tuesday 15th and 22nd December at 7pm – 7.45pm and you are welcome to join as many or as few as you like. Contact email@example.com if you would like to join these reflections for free or if you have any questions.
A selection of Christmas cards, calendars, and items are available from the ‘Piety Stall’ Christmas stock. Please phone Fr Frank if interested.
3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT – CARING SUNDAY MESSAGE
“Every year I write to you at this time of the year to remember those less fortunate and to give what you can to the St Nicholas Care Fund on Caring Sunday. This Fund relies upon us to contribute what we can so that we can offer the disadvantaged among our people in Glasgow assistance through those who are working to improve the lives of others.
Never in the Fund’s history has it been as necessary as now. The Covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 an extraordinarily difficult year for everyone, but especially for those whose lives were already disadvantaged. The St Nicholas Care Fund, like many other charities, has had to adapt to the new normal and now offers support on-line, providing a safe and swift response to anyone requesting a grant.
This year, I ask you once again to dig deep and give what you can either through your parish or through our website. Please make your donations here www.rcag.org.uk
I can assure you that your generosity will make a significant difference in the lives of many people. On behalf of all those who are touched, brightened, eased by your kindness I say simply ‘thank you’.”
Your Devotedly in Christ
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia