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St Mirin’s Cathedral

Cathedral House

Cathedral Precincts

Incle St, Paisley


Tel: 0141 889 2404

Deacon Jack Gallagher

Rev Fr  Oliver Freney

Diocesan Email:  stmirinscathedral@rcdop.org.uk

St Mirin’s Bulletin  -  24 March 2019

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Rev Fr  Matthew Carlin



Community Prayer

Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass Saturday 5.30pm. Sunday: 8, 10, 12 noon. Weekday Masses: Monday - Friday 8am, 10am and 1pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after 10am Mass till 12.45pm, and on Saturday after 10am Mass till 11am. Confessions: Saturday 10.30 - 11am. 5pm - 5.30pm, or on request.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: The Blessed .Sacrament will be exposed On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am to 12.45pm. Saturday after 10am Mass.

Fire Cloud: Stay with Me

A dramatic presentation of the passion of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of his friends and loved ones. The gospel accounts of the passion are brought to life in ‘Stay with Me’ through music and dramatic narration. We hear from Mary the Mother of Christ, the apostles Peter and Judas, the penitent thief and the woman who stayed close to Christ throughout His passion. Each voice in this creative reflection offers a unique perspective on the person of Christ and their relationship to Him and the faith He taught. The representation of each character is interwoven with questions that will encourage parishioners to examine their conscience and reflect on their own relationship to Jesus Christ during Lent. ‘Stay with Me’ presents the passion with imaginative use of environment and lighting. This is a contemporary reflection for Catholic parishes that will help parishioners relate to the Passion in a new way. This penitential experience will also prepare people for the sacrament of Reconciliation. This takes place today, Sunday 24th March at 5 pm.

Tomorrow. Monday 25th March we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation. When the Word became Flesh and Lived among us.

First Confessions for St. John Ogilvie and for St. Catherine’s takes place on Monday 25th March at 7pnjL

Could all Gift Aid  Donors please collect their envelopes from the Sacred Heat side of the Church after the vigil, 8am, 10am and 12noon Masses this weekend (23/24 March) or next weekend (30/31 March). Envelopes for non Gift Aid donors will also be available for uplift. Feedback on the new style envelopes (sourced from a local firm at less cost) would be appreciated. Grateful thanks to all parishioners for their continued financial support.

Special Collection - SCIAF & St. Mirin’s Fund 51 March: The proceeds of this collection are divided 75% to SCIAF and 25% to our new St Mirin’s Fund. SCIAF is the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland. It works in sixteen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America to help the poorest in the world, regardless of religion, to work their way out of poverty. The St. Mirin’s Fund awards small grants for good causes that promote the Kingdom of God among us, with special consideration to: children and young people, the elderly, those with disabilities and special needs, or suffering from poverty, mental illness, homelessness or refugees. In 2017 this collection for SCIAF and the St. Mirin Fund raised £28,013.

Would you like to meet someone special? Let’s Meet is sort of like speed dating and is a very friendly, relaxed way to meet fellow single Catholics (Aged 21-40). We need good, strong Catholic couples and families for the future of our Church. So please, give our Catholic Speed Dating event a go. Browns Brasserie & Bar, Glasgow. 7pm, Saturday 6thApril. To buy a £10 ticket email letsmeetscotland@gmail.com.

Your prayers are requested for the poor suffering People of Southern Africa: Cyclone Idai has devastated the Mozambican city of Beira and turned it into an inland lake. The city of 500,000 people is at the epi centre of one of the worst natural disasters to hit southern Africa in decades. Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe are still coming to terms with the immediate impact and aftermath of the storm, a week after it made landfall on southeast Africa’s coast, ripping through the region at speeds of up to 194 Km (120 miles) an hour. An estimated 1,6 million people are believed to be affected, towns and villages remain submerged, and the death toll in the three countries has surpassed 500. For the sick of our own parish, for those who have died recently: Grace Gildea,  James McClure,  Stephen Farrell,  Maureen Renni. We pray for the anniversaries of: Jackie Nuttini,  Patrick Gallagher,  James & Mary Taggart.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.  

Please note other notices that have not been printed in the bulletin are available on the Notice Boards.

Legacies: When making your Will
have you thought of leaving a legacy
to the parish or diocese?
3rd Sunday of Lent