Notices: Feast of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary


Our parish will continue to operate present (Covid) Mass times until all restrictions of numbers are lifted (hopefully early August). We continue to suspend Sunday Mass bookings by the parish mobile phone due to difficulties in cover. When you arrive at Mass we ask our parishioners to indicate to our parish stewards your preferred Mass for next Sunday weekend (31st July/1st August).

Bookings for next weekend’s Masses can also be made by phoning the Church house – 0141 959 1308 – any day this week – please leave your name, telephone number, and preferred Mass.As of next weekend – 21st and 22nd August our Masses will revert to the familiar/routine times of Saturday (Vigil) – 7pm, Sunday morning – 8am, 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm and 5pm. Parishioners will no longer be expected to book a place for any of these – or any weekday Mass. There is now no longer any restriction to the number of those who may attend Mass and no social distance is required. However, we ask you please not to make any fellow-parishioner feel uncomfortable by being ‘too close’ to those outwith your family ‘bubble’. Face coverings and sanitising of hands before and after Mass will still be required.

Children under the age of 12 are now no longer obliged to wear face coverings in Church (or anywhere else). The advice from our Scottish bishops has not changed and so we should still avoid shaking hands at the sign of Peace, avoid distributing Communion from the Chalice and avoid holy water stoops at the Church door. At the end of Mass – after receiving Holy Communion – we ask that you continue to use the side door exits until further notice.

As of next week (at both weekend/weekday Masses) you will be given a card by one of our parish stewards on which to sign your name and telephone number and Mass time and date for track and trace which we are still required to take. Please place these in the boxes provided before you leave Church.

Thank you


The work of SPRED (Special Religious Development) is to provide parishes with a way of welcoming their parishioners who are differently abled and who therefore need extra help to allow them to contribute their special gifts and talents to the work of building the Kingdom of God. They, our fellow parishioners, may have Downs Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, or less well known conditions such as Williams Syndrome but in SPRED the only label we give one another is that of ‘friend’.

Friendship is at the heart of what SPRED stands for. Each person who comes to a SPRED group has a special companion who shares faith and friendship with them. Together, we learn about God who desires to be our friend and week by week we deepen our faith as we grow in love of God and of one another.

With the uplifting of Covid-19 restrictions we are soon to begin a new session of meeting together as a SPRED group/family here in St Ninian’s (parish hall). However, we are short of two Catechists to journey and befriend two of our friends.

Next Sunday weekend (21st/22nd August), Lisbeth Raeside (Director of SPRED) will address at all Masses and invite us to take a more active role/interest in our Parish SPRED Group here in St Ninian’s, Knightswood.


We wish all our school children and teachers a safe return and a successful new academic year after your summer break. We hope that all pupils and teachers starting in a new school will find a warm spirit of personal worth and value, warmth and belonging.


We are happy to invite our parish readers and altar servers to resume their ministry at Sunday and weekday Masses and any parishioner to volunteer their services for these ministries in our parish. Again, we offer our sincere thanks to all who are actively involved in any aspect of our parish life and to so many unseen but vital contributions to the parish. It is truly appreciated.


The funeral masses took place recently for :

Thomas P. Reilly (Rotherwood Avenue) – Mass is open to all parishioners

Mass is open to all parishioners

Our deepest sympathies to their families

–   May he Rest in Peace   –


Fr Dominic Doogan
Fr Francis Jordan

–   May they Rest in Peace   –


Thomas Patrick Reilly (Rotherwood Avenue)
Fr Denis A. Hurley (Retired – Holy Family + St Ninian’s)
Carol Byrne (nee Harmon)
Laura Folan
Phil Brogan
Elaine Sherlock
Mary Gaggini
Anna Clark (Kirkcaldy)
Clare Stewart
Canon Doyle (Aberdeen)
Madge Bailey

–   May they Rest in Peace   –


Winnie Malcolm
Thomas Friel
Earle Murray
Vincent Paolillo
Benny Jordan
James Gillies
Gerald Fanning

–   May they Rest in Peace   –