and I will give you rest."
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Legion of Mary: Pilgrimage to Carfin each 13th of the Month from May until October. A bus will leave from Milngavie Railway Station on Wednesday 13th July at 6.00p.m.and return around 9.00p.m. Cost £8.00. Please place your name on the list in the Porch. If travel needed to Milngavie, please contact Fr. Mackle or email
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Do remember that our church is now open weekdays until 5pm, and on Saturdays until after the 5pm Vigil Mass. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Teas and coffees are served in the hut after daily 10am Mass. All most welcome.
In the light of recent public debate on the subject of abortion, Scotland’s Catholic Bishops offer this perspective to the people of Scotland:
“Whether we believe in anything spiritual or not, the life that each one of us lives is the only one we have, and to take life from the unborn, no matter how insignificant in size, cannot be right. The rights of a woman and the compassion and support due to her, and the circumstances of her pregnancy, are naturally of great concern to us, but an unborn life, once taken, can never be restored. This is what makes abortion such a profoundly important matter for all human beings.
“No matter what position we take, this belief in the profound importance of the issue is shared by us all. It is incumbent on us therefore to accept that deeply held and divergent opinions are at stake and that the conflict which arises from this should be handled with respect and civility.
“Those who do not believe human life begins at the moment of conception, invite the question: ‘when does it begin?’ while those who believe that it does, ask the question: ‘what right have we to take a unique and unrepeatable human life?’
“If we are to be the caring and compassionate society we aspire to be, upholding the sanctity and dignity of all human life must be the foundational principal upon which that aspiration rests.”
The Archdiocese of Glasgow will welcome three candidates into priesthood and two into permanent diaconate this summer. Edward Toner, Frank McKendry and Douglas Green will be ordained priests, and Paul Brady and Tony Murphy will be ordained permanent deacons. We thank God for the gift of their vocations and look forward to their ministry in the parishes of our archdiocese.
Live Streaming ~ will continue up until Sunday 17th July 2022, after which it will cease to be daily and become a service for special occasions only. The live streaming service has served us well over the past two years, especially during the lockdown periods when our church was closed, and when numbers were restricted. Parishioners who are housebound can still watch Mass at EWTN, Catholic TV or Mass Online. I want to take this opportunity to thank our live streaming team who have very faithfully operated this service since July 2020.
Annulment and Marriage Validation - see Fr Mackle to learn more about the process if you are divorced and remarried or never married in the Catholic Church. There is now no charge to the petitioner for marriage cases at the Tribunal.
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Reduce, reuse, recycle - Donation boxes are now in the porch for uniforms suitable for reuse - an event will be held on Sun 24th July after 10am mass in the Hall where you can pick up nearly new items to replace your donations – let’s all take small steps to save the planet.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week (The Feast of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassatti is observed on 4July) I think peace will be a long time coming. But our faith teaches us that we must always keep on hoping we shall enjoy it one day.
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassatti
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 5thAugust in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Special Collection – Assisted Parishes – 21st August.
The Archdiocese has advised our parish of some additional Safeguarding Training sessions for both Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 is mandatory for all volunteers before they begin in their role. Part 2 should be done no earlier than 6 months of commencement in their role.
Induction Part 1
- Saturday 25th June at 10 a.m.
- Saturday 20th August at 10 a.m.
- Monday 19th September at 7 p.m.
- Monday 24th October at 7 p.m.
- Saturday 5th November 10 a.m.
- Monday 5th December at 7 p.m.
- Thursday 23rd June at 7 p.m.
- Thursday 11th August - 7 p.m.
- Monday 5th September -7 p.m.
- Thursday 6th October -7 p.m.
- Monday 7th November -7 p.m.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
There has been much misinformation spread online about the implications of this decision. Lord Alton has published an excellent piece that sets out the key facts on the decision:
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Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital:
Recently Dead: Madge Ferris, Eddie McGovern, Gerry McQuade, Tom Smith.
Anniversary: Bridget Baillie, Richard Docherty, Rosina Guidi, Katherine Lawson, Margaret McKinnon, James Murray, Anne Parker.