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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  -  17 Feb 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 10am and 1pm.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Tues, Wed and Thur 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.

The Church is open from 7am - 6pm, you are more than welcome to drop in at any time for private prayer.

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

Bishop’s Appointments

Bishop John has appointed Fr. Matthew Carlin as Parish Priest of St. Francis, Port Glasgow. Fr. Eoin Paton has been appointed Parish Priest of St. Cadoc's Newton Mearns, Fr. Jonathan Whitworth is coming to St. Mirin's. Monsignor Tom Monaghan is putting his feet up after many years of service to the Diocese of Paisley. We pray God's blessing on all of them.

SPRED - Special Second Collection 24th February: Our Paisley Diocese SPRED offers people with learning disabilities a personal friend who takes time to share life and faith, spiritual nurture in a small community of faith, and a sense of belonging fo a parish community. Twenty-one SPRED groups meet in our church halls and special needs schools, allowing two hundred parishioners to come together in faith and friendship to share and experience God’s love. Paisley SPRED supports three employees. “In SPRED I feel that I belong and everyone is my friend". In 2017 this collection, with our Advent SPRED boxes and Friends Campaign, raised £39,556 which represents 54% of our expenditure of £73,275, resulting in a shortfall of £34,352 which was made up from diocesan reserves.

SPRED Collection Boxes: Can those of you who kindly took a SPRED box home during advent return them to the parish as soon as you can please. Many thanks.

Lenten Station Masses: This is the second year of our Lenten Station Masses where our diocese imitates the ancient practice of the Church in Rome, where the Pope would celebrate Mass in a different parish church on each of the days of Lent. To prepare ourselves for the Celebration of Easter Bishop John will celebrate a Station Masses with the people in our MATN cluster areas. At each Mass he will used the readings of the day to preach a short catechetical homily. Walking With Mary, on the spirituality of Lent: on Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, on Simplicity, Chastity and Obedience, and on Reconciliation. Please come along to your cluster Mass, or maybe your Lenten discipline could be travel with the bishop and attend all of them!

See poster in the church porch for dates.

Volunteers doing or planning to do regulated work with children and vulnerable adults or
both, are required to complete the Safeguarding Training Induction Part 1 (formerly known as Level 1). The next session will be held in the Diocesan Offices, Incle Street, Paisley (in the grounds of St. Mirin’s
Cathedral) on Tuesday 26
th February at 7pm.
Please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding office
safeguardingadmin@rcdop.org.uk or 0141 847 6138 to register.

The Vice -Postulator for the cause of Frank Duff, the founder of the Legion of Mary. is coming to John Duns Scotus Centre, 270 Ballater St. Glasgow on February 23rd. She will speak about Frank Duff, the Spirit that motivated him. The Day begins at 11am and ends with Mass at 3pm. Tea and Coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

The Prayers of the community have been requested for the sick of our parish.
We pray for those who have died: Eamonn Clinton, Grainne Gallagher, Peter Gallanagh, Susanne Parker, Agnes Donnagh.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Helen Ella Flannery, Patrick Conway, Jimmy McGrotty, Robert McCann, Anne O’Hagan, Thomas Burke, Gina Porrelli, Gerald Ralph.

Eternal rest grant unto them o Lord

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