Please note that all weekend Masses (Saturday) Vigil – 7pm, Sunday 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 3pm and 5pm must be pre-booked.
There is a limit of 50 persons at each Mass.
Please phone parish mobile number – 07894999046 on Wednesday (14th April) from 6.30pm – 8pm or on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th from 12 noon to 4pm.
2nd week of Easter (Monday to Friday) – Morning Masses at 8am and 10am.
EASTER QUARTERLY COLLECTION
Is now due. Envelopes are available for those who wish them.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION (P4, St Ninian’s Primary)
The children of St Ninian’s Primary 4 will celebrate their First Holy Communion at Masses on:
Saturday 22nd May – 11.15am
Saturday 29th May – 10.30am and 11.45am.
We ask the parents/guardians of Primary 4 and also Primary 5 children (yet to receive First Communion) to speak to Fr Frank in order to arrange their First Holy Communion Mass.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (P3, St Ninian’s Primary)
The children of St Ninian’s Primary 3 – will celebrate their First Reconciliation (Confession) on:
Tuesday 4th May
Wednesday 5th May
We ask the parents/guardians of our parish P3 schoolchildren who do not attend St Ninian’s Primary to speak to Fr Frank in order to arrange their First Reconciliation Service.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION (P7, St Ninian’s Primary)
The children of St Ninian’s Primary 7 will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at Masses on:
Tuesday 1st June
Thursday 3rd June
both Masses at 6.30pm.
We ask the parents/guardians of our parish P7 schoolchildren who do not attend St Ninian’s Primary and any S1 schoolchildren yet to receive this Sacrament to speak to Fr Frank in order to arrange their Mass for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
FR JOHN CLARK (COMBONI MISSIONARIES) VERONA FATHER
Our sincerest thanks to Fr John for his support and most personal and prayerful liturgies during Holy Week and Easter week. We look forward to Fr John’s return in the near future and wish him continued health and happiness until then – Haste ye back, bonnie lad!
We have sent £1,000 onto SCIAF as our parish contribution to this year’s Lenten appeal which focuses on the ongoing crisis in South Sudan and its children living with physical and material disability who are locked out of an education and trapped in a cycle of poverty. Small WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE Lenten boxes are available and can be returned to the Church house by the end of April – money raised by SCIAF’s Lenten appeal will be doubled by the UK government.
24 HOUR LENTEN FAST FOR SCIAF
You can take part on a date of your choosing. Find out more at www.sciaf.org.uk/24hourfast
SCIAF’s work is saving and transforming lives, however, this is only possible because of the generosity and prayers of our parishes throughout Scotland.
Together, we will help children with disabilities in South Sudan to access the education and support they need to build a bright future.
Thank you again for your ongoing support year on year. You are helping to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
The deadline for sending donations to SCIAF in order for them to be doubled by the UK aid match is 11 May 2021.
If you would like a WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE pack – please contact the Church house.
During this prolonged lockdown, we can still support SCIAF and share their Lenten message. Everything you need can be found at www.sciaf.org.uk/weebox
We are delighted to announce that the Sacrament of Baptism can once again be celebrated within our parish Church buildings
Please note that no more than 50 people can be present at this celebration. For baptismal enquiries please speak to Deacon Tommy or our priests.
Our parish clergy – Deacon Tomy, Fathers Celestine, John and Frank wish all our parishioners, your families and loved ones the joy and peace of the risen Jesus.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO DIED RECENTLY
Brian Taylor (Canada)
– May they Rest in Peace –
PLEASE PRAY FOR WHOSE ANNIVERSARIES OCCUR ABOUT NOW
The McManus Family
Kitty and Joe Foils
Lily and Walter Harold
– May they Rest in Peace –