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Community Prayer times are:
Vigil Mass on Saturday 5.30pm. Sunday 8am, 10am and 12noon.  Polish Mass 2.30pm.

Monday - Friday: Morning Prayer of the Church. 9.45am, 10am Mass and 1pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday after the 10am Mass. Confessions: Saturday 10.30am -11am;  5pm - 5.30pm or on request.


ADVENT WREATH PRAYER FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the ways of Thine only-begotten Son, that through His coming we may be worthy to serve Thee with purified minds. Who lives and reigns, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

All Day Confessions: Takes place on Monday 18th December from 9am to 9pm. This will take place here in St.Mirin’s.


Bereavement Support Group: The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th December at 7pm in the hall.


DOLLS' HOUSE RAFFLE FOR SCIAF: A beautifully furnished dolls' house was very kindly donated to the parish and we have decided to raffle it. Tickets are on sale in the front porch after 10am and 12pm Masses, they cost £1 each with all proceeds to SCIAF. See the dolls' house on the stage in the hall.


Martin Aelred Concert - Singing Songs of Andrea Bocelli. St. Mirin’s Cathedral, 15th  December at 7.30pm. This is a FREE concert with a donation for the Diocesan charities.


Advent Talks: Fr. Matthew Carlin will present talks during Advent: Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st December. The Gospel Passages are

Week 1 Matthew 1-2 God prepares his people for the coming of Jesus.

Week 2 Luke 2:1-21 Birth of Jesus and the visit of the Shepherds.

Week 3: John 1:1-18 Prologue for Christmas morning.

These talks will take place in the Church hall at 7pm and are open to all.

Tea/Coffee provided.

Diocese of Paisley - Annual Carols in the Cathedral - Bishop John invites you to a Christmas carol service for all the family on Wednesday 27th December at 3pm in St. Mirin's Cathedral. Come along and join in on the festive cheer!



FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL CHURCH VOLUNTEERS WITH PVG CERTIFICATES - The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group has recommended that all volunteers doing regulated work with children and vulnerable adults or both, should do the Level 1 training by the end of 2017 and, with the agreement of Bishop John, this has been implemented as diocesan policy. In order to cover the remaining volunteers still to receive training, the following dates have been arranged for January 2018:


St. John’s Parish Hall, Barrhead on Wednesday 17th January at 7pm-8.30pm
St. Mirin's Parish Hall, Paisley on Saturday 27th January at 10.30am-12noon


Please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding office safeguardingadmin@rcdop.orq.uk

or 0141 847 6138 to register for this training session.


UWS Chaplaincy: Studying at UWS? Would you like to get involved in our Catholic society? If so please
contact Fr. John Morrison @
iohnmorrison1976@gmail.com

Lourdes Hospitalite - Booking forms are now available for the pilgrimage to Lourdes 29th June- 6th July '18.
Volunteers helpers and nurses are needed to assist pilgrims who require assistance. All helpers need to
comply with the Diocesan safeguarding policy. If interested in any aspect of the pilgrimage please contact Anne Louise 01475 638132


Times of Masses For Christmas:    

Vigil of Christmas will be celebrated at 5pm on Sunday 24th December. Then we will have Carol Singing at 11.30pm. followed by Midnight Mass.


On Monday 25th December Masses are 10am and 12 noon; polish Mass at 2.30pm.


The Saint Vincent De Paul Society: are co-ordinating a series of Advent giving initiatives: Week 2: Presents for children it would be very much appreciated if you could wrap it and indicate as to whether a boy or girl would benefit from this gift; please also indicate age group.


Our prayers are requested

For the sick of the community: Jessie Wilson;

For those who have died recently:

For the month’s mind of Trixie Barrett

For the anniversaries of Canon Tom Nolan, Fred Bowditch, Martin McNamara, James McGrath, Grace McLaughlan, Catherine McNamara, Gino Pieraccini, Leontina Castelvecchi, Sarah Campbell

Deacon Martin Doherty

Website:  www.saintmirins.co.uk

St Mirin’s Cathedral

Cathedral House

Cathedral Precincts

Incle St, Paisley

PA1 1HR

Tel: 0141 889 2404

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Deacon Jack Gallagher

Rev Fr  Oliver Freney

Email:  stmirinscathedral@rcdop.org.uk

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Rev Fr  Matthew Carlin