BULLETINS

PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

28th Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

13th October 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays                     at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: 2 Kings 5: 14-17

The foreigner Naaman acknowledges the Lord who has healed him.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2: 8-13

We are all called to the salvation that is in Christ Jesus and the eternal glory

that comes with it.

Gospel: Luke: 17: 11-19

It is the foreigner who comes back to give praise to God for healing him.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 15th: St. Teresa of Jesus.

Thursday 17th: St. Ignatius of Antioch

Friday 18th: St. Luke.

SOUVENIR BOOKLETS OF THE VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. THERESE These very interesting books are on sale in the Church price £5.

MARY’S MEALS  will be visiting the parish this weekend. They will be collecting clothing/textiles and selling raffle tickets. By   donating your unwanted textiles, clothes, curtains, bedding, shoes,

bags and belts. you can help raise funds to help feed some of the

world’s poorest children and ensure they receive an education.

Three bags could generate enough money to feed a child in school for a year.

 DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Bingo night, on 22nd October in

St. Stephen’s Church.

TUESDAY CLUB open day on Tuesday 22nd October, 10.30 a.m. Come and see their handmade crafts. Open to all ages. Free entry.

Enjoy a wee cup of tea/coffee and some home-baking.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

BREAKFAST MORNING:          Our new style breakfast morning starts on Sunday 4th November 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

 CHISTMAS MARKET : will be on Sunday 1st December.  Donations for the tombola stall, bric-a-brac stall, bottle stall, will be gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

NO BOOKS AND NO DVD’S.

LET THE CHILDREN LIVE: Fr. Peter Walters will be visiting the  parish next weekend of to make an appeal for his charity “Let the Children Live”, through which people can respond to the needs of children from the streets and shanty-towns of Colombia’s cities, and in particular the city of Medellín.  It aims both to safeguard the lives of children from the violence and poverty of the streets, and to make their lives worth living by giving them love, education and a future.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, is on Sunday

20th October 2019.

Through your prayer s and donations you show solidarity with     people in many mission countries. The money collected feeds   children, builds schools and churches, community centres, digs bore holes for waters and many other projects. The collection will take place in our parish on the weekend of 26th/27th October.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED: cordially invites you to their annual Scottish Event “Make a Stand for Faith and Freedom”.

Come along on Tuesday 29th October 2019 to Hampden Park,

Auditorium Suite, Letherby Drive, Mount Florida,

Glasgow, G42 9BA.

Guest speakers Fr. Nishanta Cooray from Sri Lanka, and Sr. Annie Demerjian, ACN project partner in Syria.

To book your tickets please visit acnuk.org/scottishoctoberevent.

Entrance free. There will be a retiring collection

and Trading items for sale.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

26th Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

6th October 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Habakkuk 1: 2-3. 2: 2-4

The upright will live by faithfulness.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1: 6-8. 13-14

Fan into a flame the gift that God gave you.

Gospel: Luke: 17: 5-10

We have done no more than our duty.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 7th:                    Our Lady of the Rosary.

Friday 11th:                     St. John XXIII

SOUVENIR BOOKLETS OF THE VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. THERESE These very interesting books are on sale in the Church price £5.

JUSTICE AND PEACE GROUP: There will be a workshop on human           trafficking , run by the hope for justice organisation on Tuesday

8th October 2019 at 1 Wellwynd, Airdrie at 7pm. This anti-human trafficking group will address the ethical and faith based response to human trafficking.

Anyone interested in attending please let Maureen Noon know.

Tel: 07833 362482.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Bingo night, on 22nd October in

St. Stephen’s Church.

VOCATIONS: “Fan into a flame the gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.”  Pray for our priests and religious set apart to serve us in our parishes and communities.  Perhaps you might consider joining them in their work. Why not speak to a Vocations Director or visit our website www.priestsforscotland.org.uk for more information?

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

THE JERSEY TONES, Raffle tickets are on sale at each Mass. Donations of Raffle Prizes would be appreciated and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

BREAKFAST MORNING:          Our new style breakfast morning starts on Sunday 4th November 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

CHISTMAS FAYRE: will be on Sunday 1st December.

MARY’S MEALS will be visiting the parish next weekend. They will be collecting clothing/textiles and selling raffle tickets. By donating your unwanted textiles, clothes, curtains, bedding, shoes, bags and belts. you can help raise funds to help feed some of the world’s poorest children and ensure they receive an education. Three bags could generate enough money to feed a child in school for a year.

                      

TUESDAY CLUB open day

on Tuesday 22nd October, 10.30 a.m. Come and see their

handmade crafts. Open to all ages. Free entry.

Enjoy a wee cup of tea/coffee and some home-baking.

PRO-LIFE: A Bus to the annual Pro- life Torchlight Procession from George Square to St Andrew’s Cathedral will leave from St Serf’s, 66 Aitken St, Airdrie. ML6 6LT at 5.30 pm on Thursday 24th October 2019.

The cost will be £5 per adult. Any queries, please phone 01236 763827.

 

LET THE CHILDREN LIVE: Fr. Peter Walters will be visiting the parish the weekend of 19th/20th October to make an appeal for his charity “Let the Children Live”, through which people can respond to the needs of children from the streets and shanty-towns of Colombia’s cities, and in particular the city of Medellín.  It aims both to safeguard the lives of  children from the violence and poverty of the streets, and to make their lives worth living by giving them love, education and a future.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

26th Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

29th September 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Amos 6: 1. 4-7

Amos condemns the people of Samaria who lounge comfortably on their couches while the nation is facing moral disaster.

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6: 11-16

Timothy is urged to live a Christian life of faith, love and patience, that he may be ready for the coming of Christ.

Gospel: Luke: 16: 19-31

The ancient parable of the rich man who ignored his poverty-stricken neighbour speaks powerfully to the modern world.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 30th September: St. Jerome

Tuesday 1st October: St. Therese of the Child Jesus.

Wednesday 2nd October: The Holy Guardian Angels.

Friday 4th October: St. Francis of Assisi.

The Solemn Dedication of the Scalan Altar in the Sunken Garden at Carfin Grotto will take place within Mass at 3.00pm on Sunday 6 October.   Bishop Toal will be the Principal Celebrant.

 SOUVENIR BOOKLETS OF THE VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. THERESE are on sale in the Church

price £5.

JUSTICE AND PEACE GROUP: THERE WILL BE A WORKSHOP ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING , RUN BY THE HOPE FOR JUSTICE ORGANISATION ON

TUESDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2019 AT

1 WELLWYND, AIRDRIE AT 7PM.

THIS ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING GROUP WILL ADDRESS THE
ETHICAL AND FAITH BASED RESPONSE TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.ANYONE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING PLEASE LET MAUREEN NOON KNOW. TEL: 07833362482.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

THE JERSEY TONES, Saturday 12th October 2019 in the Parish Hall, Tickets £15 are on sale at all Masses. Only a few tickets left. Raffle tickets are on sale at each Mass. Donations of Raffle Prizes would be appreciated and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

EXTRAORDINARY MONTH OF MISSION: to mark the beginning of this special Month, there will be a Missions Mass held in St Francis Xavier Church, Carfin, on Tuesday 1st October at 1.00 pm, with representation of Primary 6 pupils from throughout the Diocese. During the Mass, Bishop Toal will commission these Primary 6 pupils as Missio Champions who will promote the work of Missio within their own school.

MARY’S MEALS will be in the parish on the weekend of 13th/14th October. They will be collecting clothing/textiles and selling raffle tickets. By donating your unwanted textiles* you can help raise funds to help feed some of the world’s poorest children and ensure they receive an education. Three bags could generate enough money to feed a child in school for a year. *Clothes, curtains, bedding, shoes, bags and belts.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Bingo night, St. Stephen’s on 2nd October.

VOCATIONS: Could you be like St Timothy, whom St Paul calls “a man dedicated to God”? Could you be like Amos, preaching justice and giving witness with your life? If you say “yes”, could this be a sign you are called to give you life to it in priesthood or religious life? Find out more by speaking to your Vocations Director: Fr. Brian Lamb, St. Joseph’s, Mayberry Place, Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 9DA, Telephone: 01698 823896.
Email: 
info@sjblantyre.org or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk. See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk.

TUESDAY CLUB are having an open day on Tuesday 22nd October to enable people to see the kind of activities they do. Why not come along? Open to all ages.

Free entry. Tea/coffee available


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

25th Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

22nd September 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Amos 8: 4-7

Liturgy is not something to get over with. It is the point of living.

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2: 1-8

Our opinion about leaders is worth somuch less than our prayers for them.

Gospel: Luke: 16: 1-13

The unjust steward is driven by his own self-interest, but this does not fool his master.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 23rd:       St.Pius of Pietrelcina.

Friday 17th: St. Vincent de Paul.

VOCATIONS:

“The one who can be trusted in little things can be trusted in great.”  Could God be calling on you to look after his people, to speak up for the voiceless and guide them in holiness? Could the ministry of a priest, a permanent deacon, in consecrated life or in a religious community be your vocation?  Find out more by speaking to your Vocations Director:

Fr. Brian Lamb, St. Joseph’s, Mayberry Place,

Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 9DA,

Telephone: 01698 823896
Email: 
info@sjblantyre.org

 

or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk. See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk or visit their Facebook page.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

THE JERSEY TONES, Saturday 12th October 2019 in the Parish Hall, Tickets £15 are on sale at all Masses. The Vocal Harmony Group perform a show full to timeless hits and modern floor-fillers.

SOUVENIR BOOKLETS OF THE VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. THERESE are on sale in the Church price £5.

THANK YOU: We thank Father Toal for looking after our spiritual needs while Father Hughes is in Lourdes.

MONTH’S MIND MASS FOR FR. BRENDAN SMITH R.I.P will take place in St. Luke’s Church, Motherwell, on Tuesday 1st October                 at 7.00 p.m.

INNOCENTS SUNDAY on 6th October 2019 is a Diocesan Initiative.

The Innocents seek to support those women who find their pregnancy a problem, to offer encouragement, counselling and material support where it is needed. They seek to speak and work with the young people in our area to help them think about their own lives and attitudes. They offer a             Conference each year to 3rd/4th Year pupils in our High Schools, and       recently they have been working closely with the Family Life agency of our Diocese.

They are looking for new members to join the Innocents to work with them in their guidance and counselling service, to help in their work in Schools and Parishes and to help also with administration and provision of practical support.

From this special Sunday they are looking for the growth again of Pro-Life cells and Prayer Groups in as many Parishes as possible to enable them to reach out to as many people as need them.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

24th Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

15th September 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Exodus 32: 7-11. 13-14

In his mercy the Lord relents and does not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Nobody should doubt that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

Gospel: Luke: 15: 1-32

There is rejoicing among the angels of God over one repentant sinner.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 16th: St. Ninian.

Friday 20th: St. Andrew Kim Tae-Gon,

Paul Chong Ha-Sang and companions.

Saturday 21st: St. Matthew

Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund COLLECTION  at all Masses this weekend.

 

VOCATIONS:

“While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity.” Could you be a minister of God’s mercy, bringing others to know his overwhelming love as a priest or in religious life? Contact your

Vocations Director, Fr. Brian Lamb, St. Joseph’s, Mayberry Place,

Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 9DA, Telephone: 01698 823896

Email: info@sjblantyre.org or

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk.

See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk or visit their Facebook page.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

LOTTERY WINNERS

JULYAUGUST
1stT. McGroartyR. Bell
2ndI. FagenA. Canale
3rdA. McGuinnessT. Lagan

THE JERSEY TONES, Saturday 12th October 2019 in the Parish Hall, Tickets £15 are on sale at all Masses. The Vocal Harmony Group perform a show full to timeless hits and modern floorfillers.

PENNIES IN JARS: The total amount collected to date is £23,082.38. Thank you to all who contributed.

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A CAREER AS A CATHOLIC TEACHER:

A recruitment event is being hosted by the Association of Catholic Primary Head Teachers on 18th September at 7.00 p.m. at

St. John Paul II Primary, 1 Laburnum Road, Uddingston, G71 5DG for parishes in North Lanarkshire.

Further information from:

Claire O’Neill, Primary RE Adviser: 01698 275630.

 

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: Mass will be celebrated

at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday for all the pilgrims travelling

to Lourdes.

SOUVENIR BOOKLETS OF THE VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. THERESE are on sale in the Church

price £5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

23rd Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

8th September 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Wisdom 9: 13-18

God in wisdom made the earth and the heavens and all they contain. Humankind cannot comprehend fully the mind of God or what is on earth.

Second Reading: Philemon 9-10. 12-17

In this short letter, Paul appeals to Philemon to take back his runaway slave, not just as a slave, but as a brother in Christ.

Gospel: Luke: 14: 25-33

The importance of serious commitment to following Christ, Jesus calls for undivided loyalty above even family loyalties.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 9th: St. Peter Claver.

Friday 13th: St. John Chrysostom

Saturday 14th: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund COLLECTION —NEXT Sunday 15th September 2019

This year’s collection for the Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund will take place on Sunday 15th September. At present the cost to train and support seminarians is far greater than the amount collected in this special collection and therefore the shortfall has to be funded from diocesan funds.

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE —-

ANNUAL PARENTS’ GATHERING will take place onSaturday 21st September from 9.30 a.m. — 3.00 p.m. in St. Francis Xavier’s Primary School, Merchiston Avenue, Falkirk. The theme this year will be “Caretakers of God’s Creation: Laudato Si in the school and at home.” Attendance at the event is free but booking is essential for catering etc. Registration details can be found at www.sces.org.uk.

 

A CAREER AS A CATHOLIC TEACHER:

A recruitment event is being hosted by the Association of Catholic Primary Head Teachers on 18th September at 7.00 p.m. at

St. John Paul II Primary, 1 Laburnum Road, Uddingston, G71 5DG for parishes in North Lanarkshire. Further information from

Claire O’Neill, Primary RE Adviser: 01698 275630.

EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH — OCTOBER

“In response to Pope Francis’ chosen theme for the month,

“Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World”, we will reflect on the biblical themes “Created, Called, Made Holy, Sent” over 4 evenings. The meetings will take place in the Xavier Centre, Carfin, on 3rd, 10th, 14th and 31st October from 7.15 p.m. — 9.00 p.m.

DEDICATION OF SCALAN ALTAR at Carfin Grotto will take place on Sunday 6th October at 3.00 p.m.

S.V.D.P. MOTHERWELL DIOCESE, FURNITURE PROJECT

Are looking for good quality second hand furniture to give to those in need. Suites, tables, chairs, cabinets, mirrors, pictures,

Cookers, fridges, hoovers, lamps, kettles/toasters, washing

machines.

Contact: 01698 375291 or 07483 363888 between 11.00 a.m. and 3.00p.m.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

22nd Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

1st September 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 3: 17-20. 28-29

Humility is the key to finding favour with God.

Second Reading: Hebrews 12: 18-19. 22-24

In Christ we are connected to the heavenly Jerusalem, becoming citizens through his blood.

Gospel: Luke: 14: 1. 7-14

Jesus points out to the Pharisees that true humility is the way to be noticed and properly respected.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 3rd September: St. Gregory the Great.

Wednesday 4th: St. Cuthbert

The Cubs and Scouts meet in All Saints and

Rochsolloch Primary Schools on Friday evenings   from 7.00–9.00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

COFFEE MORNING: Our Coffee Morning TODAY is

cancelled. Watch this space for details of a new style coffee/breakfast morning.

 

BINGO NIGHT: on Thursday 29th August raised the  magnificent sum of £1113. Thank you to all who supported this event in any way.

Open day—ignation spirituality centre,

35 Scott Street, Garnethill, G3 5PE, Glasgow, Saturday 7th September 10.30 a.m. All Welcome. Free. Tel:0141 354 0077 or see their website at www.iscglagow.uk. See poster in Church Porch for full details.

JESUITS IN SCOTLAND —Job Vacancy for Young Adult Worker with skills in Social Media, Web & Communications. See poster in Porch for further information.

Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund COLLECTION —Sunday 15th September 2019

This year’s collection for the Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund will take place on Sunday 15th September. At present the cost to train and support seminarians is far greater than the amount collected in this special collection and therefore the shortfall has to be funded from diocesan funds.

ST. MARGARET’S ADOPTION SOCIETY

“Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving, stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about the adoption       process, please visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk , contact us

on 0141 332 8371 or email info@stmargaretsadoption.org.uk.

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE is recruiting for the part-time post of Admin Assistant in their office in Glasgow.   See poster in porch.

Aid to the Church in Need – post of Area Secretary who would work from home but speak in parishes in the dioceses of         Galloway, Paisley and Glasgow. Closing date is 22nd September 2019. Further information can be found on their website: https://acnuk.org/about/jobs-and-volunteering/area-secretary-for-galloway-paisley-glasgow/

Scottish Fair Trade Campaigner Conference

The Scottish Fair Trade Forum is hosting a Conference on Saturday

7 September 2019, in Dalziel High School, Motherwell from 11am-4pm, This is free event which is open to all but registration is essential. More information and registration here:

https://campaignersconference.eventbrite.co.uk

SCIAF – change of address

SCIAF is moving office to 7 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2PR from Monday 26th August. Their phone number and email address will remain the same; therefore, they can contacted on 0141 354 5555 or email sciaf@sciaf.org.uk


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

20th Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

18th August 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Isaiah 66: 18-21

The Lord is going to gather people from all the nations to his holy mountain.

Second Reading:  Hebrews 12: 5-7. 11-13

Sometimes life may be painful, but rather than be discouraged perhaps we may think of it as an opportunity to come nearer to God.

Gospel:  Luke: 13: 22-30

Rather than speculate about others, Jesus encourages us to look into our hearts and to follow the way of salvation.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 27th: St. Monica

Wednesday 28th: St. Augustine

Thursday 29th: The Passion of St. John the Baptist.

CUBS                    The Cubs and Scouts meet in  All Saints and Rochsolloch Primary Schools on Friday evenings   from 7.00–9.00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome.

Lourdes PILGRIMAGE:  There will be a meeting on Tuesday

 27th August at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall for all those travelling to

Lourdes in  September.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

BINGO NIGHT:  Thursday 29th August.

Tickets £2 on sale now.

Donations of prizes would be gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

COFFEE MORNING:  Our Coffee Morning on Sunday

1st September is cancelled.  Watch this space for details of a new style coffee/breakfast morning starting in October.

VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX to Carfin Grotto will take place from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September.  Full details of programmed on Poster in church porch.

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN is on Sunday 1st September.  This year the pilgrimage has a particular importance,     being held in the presence of the relics of St. Therese of Lisieux. Mass will be celebrated at  3.00 p.m. with Bishop Toal as Principal celebrant and homilist.

MISSIO CHARITY BALL:  ‘Friends of Missio Ball’ on Saturday 16th November at the Hilton hotel Bellshill all seated for 7:30pm. Tickets are £40 per person with tables of ten also available. This includes a gift upon arrival, a 3 course meal and live band. There are also some fantastic raffle prizes and an auction on the night. All proceeds will go towards schools projects in Uganda and Sierra Leone.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CREATION, is on Sunday 1st September.  Pope Francis calls us all to celebrate this opportune moment to “reaffirm [our] personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation, as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK begins on Sunday 8th September.

“They will proclaim my glory to the nations… and some of them I will make priests and Levites.”  Could the Lord be calling you to serve the Church as a priest, in religious life or as a deacon?  Could you offer yourself and proclaim his glory in that way?  Speak to your Vocations Director, Rev Brian Lamb, St. Joseph’s R.C. Church,

Mayberry Place, Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 9DA, Telephone: 01698 823896, Email: info@sjblantyre.org or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk. See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk or visit our Facebook pages: PFS and VocationScotland.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

20th Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

18th August 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Jeremiah 38: 4-6. 8-10

People resisted the uncomfortable truths spoken by Jeremiah and threw him into an empty well. He was rescued, not by someone of is own faith, but by a man, like him, who was prepared to speak out for what was right.

Second Reading: Hebrews 12: 1-4

Inspired y the saints who have gone before us, and especially by the sacrifice of Jesus, we persevere in the living out of our faith, however much people may           oppose us.

Gospel: Luke: 12: 49-53

Before he could baptise the world with the purifying fire of the Holy Spirit, Jesus knew he must undergo the ordeal of crucifixion. In people responses to him, many a household will be divided.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 20th: St. Bernard

Wednesday 21st: St. Pius X

Thursday 22nd: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Saturday 24th: St. Bartholomew

 

The Cubs will start again on 23rd August, All Saints and Rochsolloch Primary Schools on Friday evenings

from 7.00–9.00 p.m.   Everyone is welcome,

BINGO every Monday evening in All Saints Hall after 7.30 p.m. Mass. ALL WELCOME.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

BINGO NIGHT: Thursday 29th August.

Tickets £2 on sale now.

Donations of prizes would be gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

COFFEE MORNING: Our next Coffee Morning is on Sunday

1st September after 10.30 a.m. Mass. Come and join us and have a

roll n’ scrambled egg, bacon or sausage with your tea/coffee and

some homebaking.

VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX to Carfin Grotto will take place from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September. Full details of programmed on Poster in church porch.

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN is on Sunday

1st September. This year the pilgrimage has a particular importance,     being held in the presence of the relics of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Mass will be celebrated at 3.00 p.m. with Bishop Toal as principal  celebrant and homilist.

St. Stephen’s men’s group would like to thank all who  supported the Barbeque last Sunday despite the inclement weather. It was good to see so many there from St. Stephen’s and All Saints. We raised £1100 which will go towards the restoration of St. Stephen’s Church. The men’s group would like to extend a special thank you to members of both churches, too many to mention who gave their time to help at the event. Thank you also to those who donated gifts for raffles, those who donated cash and those who supported by their presence. Prizes are being held in the porch of St. Stephen’s, still to be collected.

COATBRIDGE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: can undertake a  financial health check to make sure you are getting all you are entitled to, Angela is available by appointment to undertake a benefit check.  All discussions are confidential. Please come along.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

18th Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

4th August 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays                     at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1: 2, 2: 21-23

“Vanity of vanities.” Posibly the most striking introduction to any biblical book. The writer has come to realise that material things give no lasting joy.

Second Reading: Colossians 3: 1-5, 9-11

A focus on the things of the life beyond this is the non-negotiable centre of life for those who believe in Christ.

Gospel: Luke: 12: 13-21

A family dispute is aired in public. Jesus is not impressed at being drawn into the argument.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 6th: The Transfiguration of the Lord.

Thursday 8th: St. Dominic.

Friday 9th: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

Saturday 10th: St. Lawrence.

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY on

Thursday 15th August is a holyday of obligation.

Masses at: 7.30 p.m. Vigil (Wednesday)

9.30 a.m. Thursday.

ST ANDREW’S HIGH SCHOOL Resumes on Wednesday 14 August at 8.55 a,.m.  

Arrangements have been made for members of the Pupil Support Team to be available on Wednesday 7 August between 10am and 1 pm to meet with any students in 5th or 6th Year who wish to make changes to their subject choices in the light of their examination results.  

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

COFFEE MORNING: Our next coffee morning is on Sunday 4th August after the 10.30 a.m. Come and enjoy a

roll n’ scrambled egg, bacon or sausage, tea/coffee and home baking.

BINGO NIGHT: Thursday 29th August. Tickets £2 on sale now.

Donations of prizes would be gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

BARBEQUE is in the grounds of St. Stephen’s Church

on Sunday 11th August from 1.00—4.00 p.m.

Tickets £2, now on sale, include entry,

a Burger or Hot Dog and a drink.

SCOTBLOOD:                   The blood transfusion service will be at the Sir John Wilson Town Hall in Airdire on:

                                                  Sunday 18th August: 12.00—16.30

                                                 Monday 19th August: 14.00—16.30 and 17.00—19.30.

VOCATIONS

The Annual Diocesan Vocations Mass will take place in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral on Monday 26th August at 7pm.

VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX to Carfin Grotto will take place from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September. Full details of programmed on Poster in church porch.

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN is on Sunday 2nd September.

This year the pilgrimage has a particular importance, being held in the presence of the relics of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Mass will be celebrated at 3.00 p.m. with Bishop Toal as principal celebrant and homilist.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

17th Sunday of the Year— YEAR C

21st July 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays                     at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

 

First Reading: Genesis 18: 20-32

Abraham bargains with God on behalf of the innocent.

Second Reading: Colossians 2: 12-14

God has brought us to life and forgiven our sins.

Gospel: Luke: 11: 1-13

Jesus teaches us how to pray and reminds us that we pray to a Father who gives his best to his children.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 29th July St. Martha

Wednesday 31st July St. Ignatius of Loyola

Thursday 1s August St. Alphonsus Liguori

TWITTER: We are now on Twitter. You can find us at:

@rcblesstrinity.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: We have a new parish email address. Emails should now be sent to:

themostblessedtrinity@rcdom.org.uk.

NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS:

Our website address is now:

www.mostblessedtrinity.com

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

COFFEE MORNING: Our next coffee morning is on Sunday 4th August after the 10.30 a.m. Come and enjoy a roll n’ scrambled egg, bacon or sausage, tea/coffee and home baking.

PENNIES IN JARS

The total amount collected to date is £22,653.60.

Many thanks for your generous donations.

SAFEGUARDING MEETING for those volunteers who have not previously been trained. You are invite you to Safeguarding Induction

Part 1 in St Serf’s Parish Hall, 66 Aitken Street, Airdrie ML6 6LT on

Monday 29 July 2019 at 7.00pm.

It is very important that those who have received letters attend.

The training will last approximately 90 minutes. It is a practical training session with the opportunity to work in groups with fellow volunteers to consider case studies, putting into practice the information and techniques learned. On successful completion you will receive a Safeguarding

Certificate

ST. STEPHEN’S BARBEQUE is in the Church grounds on

Sunday 11th August from

1.00—4.00 p.m.

Tickets £2 include entry, a Burger or Hot Dog and a drink.

VOCATIONS

The Annual Diocesan Vocations Mass will take place in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral on Monday 26th August at 7pm.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

14th Sunday of the Year  — Year C

21st July 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

         5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

         Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saurday  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

         4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

 

First Reading: Genesis 18: 1-10

Abraham gives his Lord a great welcome and is blessed by the Lord God                   in return

Second Reading: Colossians 1: 24-28

The mystery of Christ, hidden for generations, is now revealed to us all.

Gospel: Luke: 10: 38-42

Martha and Mary welcome Jesus into their home in different ways.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 22nd: St. Mary Magdalene

Tuesday 23rd: St. Bridget

Thursday 25th: St. James

Friday 26th St. Joachim and St. Anne

WELCOME FATHER PIOTR

Father Piotr , from Poland, will be with us for the next 2 weeks.

Enjoy your stay with us .

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

 

LOTTERY WINNERS —— JUNE

1st                 Vincent McGillvary

2nd                Eunan Coll

3rd                Joseph Docherty

COFFEE MORNING: Our next coffee morning is on Sunday 4th August after the 10.30 a.m. Come and enjoy a roll n’ scrambled egg, bacon or       sausage, tea/coffee and home baking.

SAFEGUARDING MEETING for those volunteers who have not previously been trained. You are invite you to Safeguarding Induction

Part 1 in St Serf’s Parish Hall, 66 Aitken Street, Airdrie ML6 6LT on

Monday 22 or 29 July 2019 at 7.00pm.

It is very important that those who have received letters attend.

The training will last approximately 90 minutes. It is a practical training session with the opportunity to work in groups with fellow volunteers to consider case studies, putting into practice the information and techniques learned. On successful completion you will receive a Safeguarding

Certificate.

TWITTER: We are now on Twitter. You can find us at:

@rcblesstrinity.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: We have a new parish email address. Emails should now be sent to:

themostblessedtrinity@rcdom.org.uk.

NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS:

Our website address is now:

www.mostblessedtrinity.com


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

14th Sunday of the Year  — Year C

7th July 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

         5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

         Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saurday  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

         4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

 

First Reading: Deuteronomy 30: 10-14

Moses reminds the people that the Lord has revealed his law, so that God’s word is very close to us.

Second Reading: Colossians 1: 15-20

Jesus is “first-born of all creation”, all else is in him, through him and for him.

Gospel: Luke: 10: 25-37

In the parable of the good Samaritan Jesus teaches us that our neighbour is           whoever stands in need of our help.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 15th: St. Bonaventure

Tuesday 16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

TUESDAY CLUB: meets every Tuesday in the Hall from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (approx.). Come along and learn new skills. £2 per week

RAISE THE ROOF FUNE/RESTORATION FUND

LOTTERY LETTERS:

Each year we require to update our records.  Letters are being sent out to check who is still a member and whether payment is made by cash, cheque or direct debit. Please place your completed form in the boxes at the back of the church.

TWITTER: We are now on Twitter. You can find us at:   @rcblesstrinity.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: We have a new parish email address. Emails should now be sent to:  themostblessedtrinity@rcdom.org.uk.

CARE AND REPAIR NORTH LANARKSHIRE offer older and  disabled people an opportunity to access a Small Repairs and Handyperson Service that helps individuals maintain their homes.

A small repairs service run by fully qualified and friendly trades team,

will carry out small plumbing, electrical and joinery works for a small charge of £12.

Trained Volunteers carry out tasks such as hanging or fitting curtains and blinds, changing light bubs or batteries in smoke alarms and other general jobs around the home that do not require technical skill. These tasks are free of charge and allow individuals to live comfortably in their own home.

A few leaflets are available at the back of the church if you are interested.

Further information can be obtained from: Care and Repair ,

Tel: 0330 30 30 301.

SPUC have sent a Petition for people to sign to “Say No to DIY Abortion”.

They have been trying to stop this by means of legal action but at each stage they have lost. They now face the prospect of going to the Supreme Court. They need your support.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND: Our next coffee morning is on Sunday 4th August 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.  Come and join us for tea/coffee, rolls n’ bacon, sausage or scrambled egg, followed by home baking.

 

         THANK YOU for your generosity to the following collections:

         Communications £813; Day for Life £1020;

         Peter’s Pence £1025.

It is much appreciated.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

14th Sunday of the Year  — Year C

7th July 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

         5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

         Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saurday  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

         4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

 

First Reading: Isaiah 66: 10-14

In the Jerusalem Temple, God promises to comfort the nations, as a mother comforts her child.

Second Reading: Galatians 6: 14-18

Paul’s only boast is that he shares in the cross of Jesus.

Gospel: Luke: 10: 1-12. 17-20

For the returning seventy-two disciples, he good news is that their names are written in heaven.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 9th: Our Lady of Aberdeen.

Thursday 11th: St. Benedict.

TUESDAY CLUB: meets every Tuesday in the Hall from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (approx.). Come along and learn new skills. £2 per week

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RAISE THE ROOF FUNE/RESTORATION FUND

LOTTERY LETTERS:

Each year we require to update our records.

Letters are being sent out to check who is still a member and whether payment is made by cash, cheque or direct debit. Please place your completed form in the boxes at the back of the church.

_________________________

Nunraw Abbey – New Guest House is now open. 9 rooms, all en-suite and with wi-fi access, can cater for up to 15 guests. There are also 2 rooms suitable for wheel-chair users and a carer. There is also a guest lounge and refectory. Charges are very reasonable. Day trippers will as always be welcomed for light refreshments with opportunities for purchasing cards, books and an extensive range of religious articles from the shop. Enquiries can be made by phone: 01620670096 or e-mail : ghr@nunrawabbey.com

TWITTER: We are now on Twitter. You can find us at:

@rcblesstrinity.

 

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS:

We have a new parish email address. Emails should now be sent to:

themostblessedtrinity@rcdom.org.uk.

SCAM EMAILS:

Tips on how to spot scam emails.

There are two links below for you to view. One is a video that is like a quiz and helps you identify scame emails and the other link is information about how to spot scam emails. One way of trying to assess if an email link is correct or not is to however over it with your mouse (do not click it). If it shows a different address to the link you’re hovering over then it is         suspicious. Try it with the two links below.

https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-your-computer/spam-and-scam-email:/

https://phishingquiz.withgoogle.com/

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL  — Year C

30th JUNE 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

         5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

         Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saurday  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

         4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

 

First Reading: Acts 12: 1-11

The power of prayer brings about the miraculous deliverance of Peter from prison.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4: 6-8. 17-18

Paul is confident that, having tirelessly witnessed to the risen Lord, his reward will be eternal glory with Christ in heaven.

Gospel: Matthew 16: 13-19

Peter’s profession of faith in Christ makes him the solid foundation on which God will build up the Church.

 

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 3rd: St. Thomas

Thursday 4th: St. Elizabeth of Portugal.

Friday 5th: St. Anthony Zaccaria.

Saturday 6th: St. Maria Goretti.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION:   By supporting the Peter’s Pence

Collection, you assist the charitable works of Pope Francis. Your generosity

witnesses to charity and helps the Holy See reach out compassionately to those who

are marginalized.

Please give generously to the collection to be a witness of charity and offer hope to those who suffer around the globe.

TUESDAY CLUB: meets every Tuesday in the Hall from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (approx.). Come along and learn new skills. £2 per week

HELP NEEDED!

Father Hughes needs a few volunteers to help clear out the dunny in the church.

If you are able to help please see Father Hughes after one of the weekend Masses or telephone 01236 441110.

RAISE THE ROOF FUNE/RESTORATION FUND

LOTTERY LETTERS: Each year we require to update our records.

Letters are being sent out to check who is still a member and whether they pay by cash, cheque or direct debit. Please place your completed form in the baskets/boxes at the back of the church.

Notre Dame High School, Glasgow.

Former pupils who left Notre Dame High School in 1969 are invited to a 60 years’ celebration lunch on July 30. If you or anyone you know would like to come, details can be obtained by phoning -01560428278, 01418878392, 01417722140, 0141 647 2688

Nunraw Abbey – New Guest House

Many will have fond memories of short visits to the Cistercian Abbey or longer stays at the Old Abbey Guest House set in the rolling hills above Haddington. Sadly the Old Guest House had to be sold but providence has seen the proceeds being used to set up a New Guest House which is now open. 9 rooms, all en-suite and with wi-fi access, can cater for up to

15 guests. There are also 2 rooms suitable for wheel-chair users and

a carer. There is also a guest lounge and refectory. Charges are very

reasonable. Day trippers will as always be welcomed for light refreshments with opportunities for purchasing cards, books and an extensive range of           religious articles from the shop. Enquiries can be made by phone: 01620670096 or e-mail : ghr@nunrawabbey.com

Sea Sunday 2019 will be celebrated on Sunday 14th July.

Sea Sunday is a day of remembrance, prayer and celebration, and

an opportunity to think about and thank those seafarers who work tirelessly

 throughout the year bringing us goods we often take for granted.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY,

Year C

16th JUNE 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:

Proverbs 8: 22-31

The Wisdom of God was there at the beginning of creation and  remains a guiding force in all creation and in human activity.

Second Reading:  Romans 5: 1-5

God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.

Gospel:  John 16: 12-15

In the final days of his ministry, Jesus teaches how the Holy Spirit  will work in his disciples, guiding them in truth and love.

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 19th:  St. Romuald.

Friday 21st:  St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Saturday 22nd:  St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More.

Sunday 23rd:  The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ      (Corpus Christi).

SOLEMNITY OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL   This year the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul will be celebrated on Sunday 30th June and not on Saturday 29th June. 

PARISH OUTING 29th JUNE

Take off for the Day on our Fantastic |Parish Outing to the   National Museum of Flight at Haddington and then visit Nunraw Abbey  for Saturday Vigil Mass with Fr. Hughes.  Full details on lists at the back of the church.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 

There will be a meeting on Tuesday evening,  18th September at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall,   for all those travelling to Lourdes with the Parish

in  September.  

TUESDAY CLUB: meets every Tuesday in the Hall from 10.30 a.m. to

12.30 p.m. (approx.).  Come along and learn new skills.  £2 per week.
 
CARFIN GROTTO
 
SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI:  On the Solemnity of Corpus  Christi, Sunday 23rd June 2019, there will be a traditional  Blessed Sacrament Procession in  Carfin Grotto, concluding with  Benediction. A special invitation is extended to all First Communicants to attend. 

Light refreshments in the Xavier Centre afterwards. All welcome. 

MOTHERWELL DIOCESAN LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ 

Holy Mass with the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated at 3pm in the Parish Church.

Light refreshments afterwards in the Xavier Centre.  All welcome.   

SCHOENSTATT SCOTLAND Thursday June 27th 10.30 to 12.30 pm –

A small retreat entitled ‘Jesus to Imitate’ forming part of the ‘subjects for daily meditation’ series.   For further information, please call 01360 312718. 
 
VOCATIONS: Please remember in your prayers the following who will be ordained for our Diocese in the coming months:

Charles Coyle, St. Columbkille’s Rutherglen, 27th June.

Kieran Hamilton, St. Barbara’s Muirhead, 1st July.

Mark O’Donnell, (cousin of Fr. Hughes) , St. Thomas, Wishaw, 3rd July.

Kevin Laurie, (who was on placement here), St. Aloysius, Chapelhall,

16th July.


 

PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

PENTECOST SUNDAY, Year C

9th JUNE 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Acts 2: 1-11

The apostles are filled with the Holy Spirit.

Second Reading:  Romans 7:  8-17

Moved by the Spirit we become children of God and heirs as well.  We can even be familiar with God, crying out, “Abba, Father!”.

Gospel:  John 14: 15-16. 23-26

At the last Supper Jesus promises the gift of the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, who will teach us everything.

 

FEAST DAYS

 Monday 10th: The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.

Tuesday 11th: St. Barnabas

Thursday 13th: St. Anthony of Padua

Sunday 16th: TRINITY SUNDAY and the end of the  period for the fulfilment of Easter Duties.

RAISE THE ROOF/RESTORATION FUND

COFFEE MORNING TODAY after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.  Come and enjoy a roll n’ bacon, sausage or scrambled egg and afterwards some  home-baking with your tea or coffee.

PARISH OUTING 29th JUNE

Take off for the Day on our Fantastic |Parish Outing to the  National Museum of Flight at Haddington and then visit Nunraw Abbey  for Saturday Vigil Mass with Fr. Hughes.  Full details on lists at the back of the church

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FUNDRAISER

in Coatbridge Bowling Club. Quarry Street,  June 14th  at 7pm. Tickets are £5 and children under 16 go free.

The tickets can be purchased on the night or by email to:   dunnepaula@hotmail.com.  This includes a free buffet and live band, raffles with excellent prizes.

SCHOENSTATT SCOTLAND

Thursday June 27th 10.30 to 12.30 pm – A small retreat entitled ‘Jesus to Imitate’ forming part of the ‘subjects for daily meditation’ series.

For further information, please call 01360 312718.

AMALGAMATION OF PARISHES:  The parish of St Mary’s in Whifflet and the parish of St Bernard’s in Shawhead will become the Parish of St Mary’s with St Bernard’s, with Fr James Travers as parish priest from today, Pentecost Sunday.

 Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul

This year the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul will be celebrated on Sunday 30th June and not on Saturday 29th June.

CARFIN GROTTO

 

SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI:  On the Solemnity of Corpus

Christi, Sunday 23rd June 2019, there will be a traditional Blessed Sacrament Procession in  Carfin Grotto, concluding with Benediction. A special         invitation is extended to all First Communicants to attend.  Light

refreshments in the Xavier Centre afterwards. All welcome.

MOTHERWELL DIOCESAN LOURDES HOSPITALITE

Holy Mass with the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated at 3pm in the Parish Church. Light refreshments afterwards in the Xavier Centre.

All welcome.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, Year C

19th May 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Acts : 15: 1-2, 22-29

Delegates are sent from Jerusalem to help the Christians of Antioch understand all that the Holy Spirit is teaching them.

Second Reading:  Apocalypse 21: 10-14. 22-23

St. John shares with us his heavenly vision of Jerusalem, the holy city, radiant with the glorious presence of God in the midst of God’s people.

Gospel:  John 13: 31-35

Jesus’ disciples are called to be faithful to his teaching, helped by the Holy Spirit whom God sends in his name.  God’s indwelling word will bring us peace.

FEAST DAYS

 FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

on Thursday 30th May 2019 is a Holyday of Obligation

Masses at:

Vigil—Wednesday 29th:   7.30 p.m.

Morning — Thursday 30th:  9.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. (schoolchildren).

 

Friday 31st: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Bishop of Scotland’s Day of Prayer for Life.  A collection will be taken up next Sunday for the work of the Apostolate of Life.

First Communion Cards and Gifts are on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church.

Bishop Joseph Devine

Please pray for the repose of the soul of

Bishop Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell from 1982-2013, who died on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

May he rest in peace.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

RAFFLE:  The winner of the framed Celtic Top is : 

Alison McGarrity.

The raffle raised the sum of £350.  Many thanks to all who contributed.

COFFEE MORNING:  Our next Coffee Morning is on Sunday 9th June after the10.30 a.m. Mass.  Come and enjoy a roll n’ bacon, sausage or scrambled egg and afterwards some  home-baking with your tea or coffee.

BRITISH WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND FUND:  keeping Blind people in touch with the world.  They provide a range of audio equipment that is designed to be easier to use for people with sight loss.  Digital/FM radios, CD, USB Players, internet radio and more.  The equipment is of high quality and available free of charge to those who meet their criteria.

Further information from their website at www.blind.org.uk or

Call Sophie Wheldon on 01238 790 208  or email sophie@blind.org.uk

ST. MARGARET PILGRIMAGE DUNFERMLINE is on Sunday

2nd June.  Information from www.stmargaretdunfermline.co.uk or

email stmargaretdunfermline@gmail.com.

MONTHLY PRO LIFE MASS: St. Augustine’s Church, Coatbridge, on Tuesday 28th May 2019 at 7.30 p.m.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, Year C

19th May 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Acts : 14: 21-27

Paul and Barnabas journey through Lystra and Iconium on their way to Antioch.  As they do, they encourage all they meet to persevere in the faith, even in the face of hardship.

Second Reading:  Apocalypse 7: 9. 14-17.

A new Jerusalem appears where God lives among humans.  God will wipe away the tears from every eye and there will be no more death.

Gospel:  John 13: 31-35

A new commandment given by Jesus to love one another as he has loved us, will identify us as true disciples.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 20th:                  St. Bernardine of Siena

Wednesday 22nd:          St. Rita of Cascia

Saturday 25th:                 St. Bede the Venerable

 

First Communion Cards and Gifts are on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church.

 

FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD on Thursday 30th May 2019 is a Holyday of Obligation.  Masses at:

Vigil—Wednesday 29th:   7.30 p.m.

Morning — Thursday 30th:  9.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. (schoolchildren).

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

RAFFLE:  A framed Celtic Top is being raffled. 

Tickets £1 each are on sale.

COFFEE MORNING:  Our next Coffee Morning is on Sunday 9th June after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

Come and enjoy a roll n’ bacon, sausage or scrambled egg and afterwards some  home-baking with your tea or coffee.

THINK.  LEARN.  LIBRARIES —— Coatbridge Library

Advice and Support with Employability, Wednesday 22nd May

10 a.m.   — 12 noon and 2.00 p.m. — 4.00 p.m.

Www.culturenl.co.uk/thinklearnlibraries

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE

SUMMER CHIC LADIES LUNCH

12.30—6.00 p.m. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Strathclyde, Phoenix Crescent, Bellshill.  Hosted by Michelle McManus,  Tickets: £39.50 Enjoy a 2 course lunch plus afternoon tea and a glass of

fizz as well as live entertainment.

 

JUSTICE AND PEACE SCOTLAND — NEW DIRECTIONS

Open House Conference 2019 – Saturday 1st June 2019

Adelaide’s Auditorium Bath Street  Glasgow G2 4 HZ   09:30 – 16:30

Pope Francis has called for a Catholic Church which listens and learns from one another. What would such a church look like?

Scottish parishioners will talk about initiatives which are changing their understanding of church. Participants at the conference will be invited to join the conversation to explore possible new directions for the Church in Scotland.

Book your ticket on Eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-directions-a-conversationabout-being-church-in-scotland-today-tickets-59578939211 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, Year C

12th May 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Acts : 13:14. 43-52

Paul and Barnabas are rejected by their own people and respond by reaching out to the pagans.

Second Reading:  Apocalypse 7: 9. 14-17.

Heaven awaits the countless number of people who remain faithful in spite of persecution.  There they serve God, and the Lamb will be their shepherd.

Gospel:  John 10: 27-30

Jesus promises that once we become his sheep we are protected by the Father and can never be lost.

FIRST COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from

All Saints Primary

who celebrated their

First Holy Communion yesterday.

First Communion Cards and Gifts are on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church.

 

COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY:   There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for the apostolate of Communications.

MISSIO SCOTLAND— SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR SRI LANKA

Following the terrible attacks on Easter Sunday at churches in Sri Lanka,

Missio are appealing to Catholics for emergency funds to help rebuild lives of those affected.

Baskets will be provided at each entrance this weekend for anyone who wishes to donate.

You are also asked to pray for the country, the catholic faithful and the church in Sri Lanka.

TODAY IS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS—

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY

Leaflets with a Novena to pray for vocations are available at each entrance.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

RAFFLE:  A framed Celtic Top is being raffled.

Tickets £1 each are on sale.

PRIZE BINGO NIGHT:  Thank you to all who

supported the Prize Bingo Night.  The sum of £1263 was raised.

 

JUSTICE AND PEACE SCOTLAND are excited to launch a new look website.  There are a few new features including a video celebrating their

40th Anniversary as well as their new “Speakers List”.  Take a look at:

http://www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk/

Schoenstatt Scotland

May Day Pilgrimage, Sunday 19th May 2019 at 3.00 p.m. at which His Grace Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti will preside.  Rosary followed by Holy Mass and then the Crowning of Our Lady, Queen of the May.

RADIO ALBA is a Christian internet radio station and is sponsored by

Glasgow Churches together, by the music committee of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, and by ACTS.  It has been broadcasting for about 6 years.  During that time it has provided prayers, and news from various papers and magazines.  Radio Alba can be listened to by downloading the Radio Alba app for Apple and Android, on the internet on www.radioalba.org or by a link on the diocesan website.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER, Year C

5th May 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Acts 5: 27-32. 40-41

Peter and the apostles refuse to give up preaching the Gospel.

Second Reading:  Apocalypse 5: 11-14

John opens a window into the mysterious glory and worship of heaven.

Gospel:  John 21: 1-19

Peter is asked to love Jesus in a deep and sacrificial way.

FIRST COMMUNION: 

Please remember the children from Primary 4 in All Saints Primary

in your prayers.  They will celebrate their First Holy Communion on

Saturday 11th May 2019 at 11.00 a.m.

in All Saints Church.

First Communion Cards and Gifts are on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church.

 

COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY:   There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for the apostolate of Communications.

 

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

COFFEE MORNING:  There will be NO Coffee Morning in May.

THE EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME AND HOW TO APPLY

The UK Government has launched the EU Settlement Scheme  

offering EU Citizens living here a legal route to remain.

Eu (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss Citizens living the the UK must apply if they are to protect their existing rights and their place in our society.

Irish citizens or those with valid indefinite leave do not need to apply.

It is free to apply, and the scheme will remain open until 30 June 2021.

The official website page of the settlement scheme is:

http:eucitizensrights.campaign.gov.uk, AND

the official helpline for the settlement scheme is 0300 123 7379.

JUSTICE AND PEACE

“Tales of a Human Rights Monitor in the Holy Land”.

A presentation will be made by Phillipa Bonella on Wednesday 15th May in

St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Blantyre at 7.30 p.m.

Slides and pictures for about 30 minutes the a Q & A followed by tea/coffee.  Please let Maureen Noon know if you wish to attend,

Tel: 07833 362482.

CARFIN GROTTO:  The 2019 season has now started.

There is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Glass Chapel every day from 10.30 a.m. — 6.00 p.m.

Mass at 1.00 p.m. in the Parish Church.

MISSIO SCOTLAND— SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR SRI LANKA

THE Secretary General for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith,

Father Tadeusz J Nowak, OMI, has called on Catholics worldwide to support the work of the Pontifical Mission Societies—such as Missio Scotland—to help rebuild lives and the Church in Sri Lanka after the devastating terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday.

Baskets will be provided at each entrance next Sunday for anyone who wishes to donate.

 

You are also asked to pray for the country, the catholic faithful and the church in Sri Lanka.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, Year C

28th April 2019

 

THEME

First Reading: Acts 5: 12-16

The numbers of men and women who came to believe in the Lord increased steadily.

Second Reading:  Apocalypse 1: 9-13. 17-19

John’s vision of the risen Lord: the Living One, who was dead and is now to live forever.

Gospel:  John 20: 19-31

Thomas was not with the disciples the first time the risen Lord appeared; eight days later, he sees, he touches and he believes.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Monday 29th April: St. Catherine of Siena.

Thursday 2nd May: St. Athanasius

Friday 3rd May:  St. Philip and St. James

FIRST COMMUNION CARDS  and First Communion Gifts  are on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church.

SCHOENSTATT: on Wednesday 1st May at 7.00 p.m. there will be a Candlelight Rosary Procession in the Grounds followed by Benediction in the Shrine.  Presiding will be Canon Sean Cunny of Paisley Diocese.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

PRIZE BINGO: Thursday 2nd May 2019.             

Eyes down at 7.30 p.m.              

Tickets £2 now on sale.

Donations of prizes would be gratefully received and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

COFFEE MORNING:  There will be NO Coffee Morning in May.

NEXT SUNDAY IS COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY:  World Communications Day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 as an annual celebration that encourages us to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that the modern means of social communication (the press, motions pictures, radio, television and the internet) afford the Church to communicate the gospel message.  A special collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend for the apostolate of Communications.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS is observed on 

“Good Shepherd Sunday” – May 12, 2019

The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send  labourers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the  priesthood and to the consecrated life.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

EASTER SUNDAY, Year C

21st April 2019

 

THEME

First Reading: Acts 10:34. 37-43

Cornelius has heard of the new life, but now he is called to live it.

Second Reading:  Colossians 3: 1-4

To think on heavenly things is not to ignore this life, it is to understand

what this life is for.

Gospel:  John 20: 1-9

No one understands the Christian faith, if they not understand Christ’s resurrection.  We cannot explain anything in this world unless we know

that resurrection is our destiny.

____________________________________

Father Hughes

Wishes everyone

A holy and Happy

Easter.

__________________________________

THANK YOU:  to all who gave so generously to the recent SCIAF collection.  The sum of 3,070 was collected.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

 

LOTTERY WINNERS

MarchApril
1stR. CurrensJ. Traynor
2ndM. BurnsJ. McKendry
3rdT. McGroartyS. Maine

 

 

EASTER BUNNY/EGG RAFFLE:

 The winner is Margaret Woods.

PRIZE BINGO:  Thursday 2nd May 2019.

Eyes down at 7.30 p.m.   Tickets now on sale.

Donations of prizes would be gratefully received and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

COFFEE MORNING:  There will be no Coffee Morning in May.

First Communion Cards  and First Communion Gifts are on sale in  the Repository at the front of the Church.

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

PALM SUNDAY, Year C

 7th April 2019

 

THEME

First Reading: Isaiah 50: 4-7

The servant of God places his trust in the Lord and knows that he is lovingly #protected from the insults and spittle so that he can endure all suffering with patience.

Second Reading:  Philippians 2: 6-11

Like the seed that is buried in the soil and brings forth new life,

Jesus reveals that it is only by dying that we rise to new life.

Gospel:  Luke 22@ 14-23:56

St. Luke reveals the compassionate promise of Jesus to be the good thief:

“today you will be with me in paradise”.

HOLY WEEK

 

We are now beginning Holy Week.  This is the week when we remember the Institution of the Last Supper, the Passion of Our Lord and his glorious Resurrection.  Please come and take part in these celebrations.  Also please take note of times of

Confessions both here and in St. Stephen’s.

 

CARDS giving details of all Holy Week Services are available at each entrance.

 

Thursday 18th: Holy Thursday

All Eucharistic Ministers please try to come to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday night.

Friday 19th: Good Friday

COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY PLACES will be taken up on

Good Friday.

Saturday 20th: Holy Saturday

Sunday 21st: Easter Sunday

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND BINGO NIGHT: 

Thursday 2nd May 2019.  Eyes down at 7.30 p.m.   Tickets now on sale.

First Communion Cards  and First Communion Gifts

are on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church.

EASTER MESSAGE

“As Holy Week approaches each year I always experience a strong sense of anticipation, a looking forward again to the liturgical celebration of these great events so central to our faith—the Last Supper, the Passion and Death of Our Lord, and his Glorious Resurrection.

Sometimes we can feel nostalgic about what happened in the past, especially when we were young, but it is very necessary for us to be aware of the important experiences which have formed us.  When we have been brought up to know and love our faith, and to have experienced it in the worship and life of our local Catholic parishes, we realise this is a precious gift which we must hold on to for the whole of our lives.

Because our faith in the Risen Lord bring us such interior joy and hope, despite our own crosses and difficulties, it is something we wish to pass on to the children of   today, and surely there is no better gift we can give them.

As was the case for me as a child, this gift is lived and shared in our own homes, and is blessed and

strengthened by sharing fully in the life of the Church—in the prayers, the celebration of Holy Mass and the Sacraments, and in the spiritual and social

activities of our parishes.  Pope Francis in his recent exhortation “Christus vivit” (Christ is living) encourages all in the church to work fully with our young people and strive to enthuse them with the knowledge that Jesus is alive in their lives and that is indeed the most precious relationship we have.  As the Church across the world celebrates with joy the Lord’s resurrection, I pray for his blessing upon you, especially on all your families and homes.  May his love and peace penetrate deep into our hearts and souls, and through us spread to others.”

+ Joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell

 

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

5th Sunday of Lent, Year C

 7th April 2019

LENTEN SERVICES

Monday:     Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday:     Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday:  Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by stations of the Cross.

Thursday:       Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Friday:        Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7.00—8.00 p.m.

Saturday:  Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS:  will be announced nearer the end of Lent in preparation for Easter.

THEME

First Reading: Isaiah 43: 16-21

God’s love and grace will flow like a river through the desert.

Second Reading:  Philippians 3: 8-14

Paul no longer relies on his own efforts, only on his faith in Christ.

Gospel:  John 8: 1-11

Jesus refuses to be coerced.  God’s mercy will not be thwarted.

SCIAF Your donations, prayers and actions make a real and lasting difference to families in Uganda. You can learn more about them and how to help by visiting SCIAF’s website – www.sciaf.org.uk

SCIAF BOXES are available at each entrance for you to uplift.

 

FEAST DAY THIS WEEK: 

Thursday11th: St. Stanislaus

Saturday 13th: Pope St, Martin I

Sunday 20th: PALM SUNDAY

 

RAISE THE ROOF FUND COFFEE MORNING today after 10.30 a.m.

Mass.  Come and enjoy!

EASTER CARDS, First Communion Cards  and

First Communion Gifts are on sale in the Repository

at the front of the Church.

COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY PLACES will be taken up on Good Friday.   Currently the offering collected is shared out as follows: a portion is given to the Eastern Catholic Churches of the territory of the Holy Land; the rest is given over for the upkeep and repair of the Holy Places, i.e. some 50 shrines that are dear to the piety of Christians and pilgrims the world over; and for the pastoral, educational, social and cultural mission of the Custody of the Holy Land.

 Cross of Jesus – A musical reflection on the Passion and Death of Our Lord

As the season of Lent reaches its conclusion, the Diocesan Choir will present this Lenten meditation on Tuesday, 16 April  in

The Cathedral, Motherwell at 7:30pm.  All are invited to attend this event in preparation for the Sacred Triduum and Easter.

The programme will include a number of choral classics and

Scriptural Readings. Admission is free.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

 18th-22nd September 2019

Flights: Edinburgh to Toulouse; and Toulouse/Edinburgh on return. 

Accommodation : Hotel Alba.  Price: £655 approx. + single room supplement (if applicable).

Father Hughes will announce when second deposit of £150 is due.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

4th Sunday of Lent, Year C

31st March 2019

LENTEN SERVICES

Monday:     Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday:     Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday:  Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by stations of the Cross.

Thursday:       Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Friday:        Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7.00—8.00 p.m.

Saturday:  Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS:  will be announced nearer the end of Lent in preparation for Easter.

THEME

First Reading: Joshua 5: 9-12

The people prepare to celebrate Passover—a final act of the nation prior to      possession of the promised land.

Second Reading:  2 Corinthians 5: 17-21

We are reconciled to God through Christ.

Gospel:  Luke 15: 1-3. 11-32

The story of the prodigal son—a story of repentance and mercy.

SCIAF BOXES  are available at each entrance for you to uplift.

TODAY IS SCIAF SUNDAY  On this SCIAF Sunday please pray for young women around the world. Today, we especially think of Lydia and her family, who are on the WEE BOX. May their story continue to inspire us in the fight against poverty. Please give what you can to the SCIAF collection today.

FEAST DAY THIS WEEK: 

Tuesday 2nd April St. Francis of Paola

Thursday 4th April St. Isidore of Seville

Friday 5th April St. Vincent Ferrer

EASTER CARDS and First Communion Cards are now on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church.

The Catholic App” is your smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, online parish communities and more.

It covers the whole diocese and works in English, Polish, French, Italian, German and Spanish. You can download it for iPhone/iPad or

Android by searching for “The Catholic App, Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/catholicapp/

SCIAF’s WEE BOX 6K FAMILY FUN RUN will take place on Saturday 4th May 2019, Strathclyde Country Park, gathering at 10 a.m. for 11 a.m. start.

Millions of people around the world continue to struggle to support themselves and their families because of extreme poverty, war and natural disasters.  Your entry fee and sponsorship will help fund SCIAF’s life changing work.  Every step you take will bring someone living in poverty a step closer to supporting themselves and living with dignity.

Whether you’re old or young, running or walking, with family, friends or going solo SCIAF’s WEE BOX 6K Family Fun Run can help raise money so the poorest can survive and thrive.  Sign up online at

www.sciaf.org.uk to show solidarity with people in need around the world.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE:  There will be a meeting on Wednesday  evening 3rd April 2019 at 7.00 p.m.in the Cry Chapel, All Saints Church, for all those intending to travel to Lourdes in September.  A representative from the Travel Agency will be present to answer any questions you may have.  Please bring your passports and a deposit of £100.

HAPPY MOTHER’S’DAY to all mothers.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C

24th March 2019

LENTEN SERVICES

Monday:     Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday:     Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday:  Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by stations of the Cross.

Thursday:       Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Friday:        Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7.00—8.00 p.m.

Saturday:  Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS:  will be announced nearer the end of Lent in preparation for Easter.

THEME

First Reading: Exodus 3: 1-8. 13-15

The Lord reveals himself to Moses as the one who will always be with his people.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 10: 1-6. 10-12

We are asked to learn from the lessons of the past.

Gospel:  Luke 13: 1-9

Tragic events are not signs of God’s punishment for us but spurs for us to change our ways.

 

SCIAF BOXES are available at each entrance for you to uplift.

Greenhouse gases from countries like the UK have caused devastating changes to our climate that are destroying the lives and livelihoods of our poorest brothers and sisters. Pope Francis calls on us all to act to address this injustice. Please support our campaign to reduce the UK’s contribution to climate change by filling in the postcard in your WEE BOX pack and returning it to SCIAF.

There will be a special collection for SCIAF at all Masses next weekend.

FEAST DAY THIS WEEK: 

Monday 25th:      The Annunciation of the Lord.          

          

SICK AND RETIRED PRIESTS FUND:  Thank you for your generous response to the collection last weekend for the sick and retired priests of our Diocese.  The amount of £1570 was collected.

CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:

Congratulations to the boys and girls Primary 3 in All Saints Primary

who made their First Reconciliation on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

WELL DONE!

EASTER CARDS and First Communion Cards are now on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church.

The Catholic App” is your smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, online parish communities and more. It covers the whole diocese and works in English, Polish, French, Italian, German and Spanish. You can download it for iPhone/iPad or  Android by searching for “The Catholic App, Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/catholicapp/

A Letter of Gratitude from St Elisabeth Convent, Belarus has been received expressing their gratitude and appreciation for parishioners hospitality during the sisters’ visit.  They are most grateful for the donation collected in our parish which will allow them to continue our outreach services and programs for orphanage children with psychophysical deficiencies, for people who were led astray by the rough and tumble of life (the homeless, drug and alcohol addicts, ex-prisoners and the less able) including food, shelter and clothing distribution.

DON’T FORGET to change your clocks next weekend.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year C

17th March 2019

LENTEN SERVICES 

Monday:     Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday:     Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday:  Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by stations of the Cross.

Thursday:       Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Friday: Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7.00—8.00 p.m.

Saturday:  Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS:  will be announced nearer the end of Lent in preparation for Easter.

THEME

First Reading: Genesis 15: 5-12. 17-18

God enters into a covenant with Abraham, the man of faith.

Second Reading:  Philippians 3:17—4:1

Christ will transfigure our bodies into copies of his glorious body.

Gospel:  Luke 9: 28-36

Jesus is transfigured and the disciples hear a voice from heaven.

SCIAF BOXES are available at each entrance for you to uplift.  By giving, reflecting and acting with SCIAF during Lent, your parish is helping people like Lydia from Uganda to work their way out of poverty. By supporting SCIAF this Lent you can ensure this vital work continues.  There will be a special collection for SCIAF at all Masses the weekend of 31st March.

 

SICK AND RETIRED PRIESTS FUND: 

The Lenten Collection this year will take place this weekend and the proceeds will be used to support the present number of 31 sick and  retired clergy of the diocese.

CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:

The children of Primary 3 in All Saints Primary will make their First Reconciliation on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

ENROLMENT FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: 

Pupils from Primary 4  in All Saints Primary School will enrol for First Holy Communion at the 10.30 a.m. Mass next Sunday.

ENROLMENT FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION:  Pupils from Primary 7 of All Saints Primary will enrol for their Confirmation at the 10.30 a.m. Mass next Sunday.

Please remember the children in your prayers.

FEAST DAY THIS WEEK:         Tuesday 19th            St. Joseph.

 

MONKLANDS LIGHT OPERA YOUTH:   Camp Rock The Musical in Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Airdrie, on 4th and 4th April 2019.  Tickets

£12/£10, Tel: 07387 755862 or at www.mlo.biggartel.com.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

1st Sunday of Lent, Year C

THEME

 

First Reading: Deuteronomy 20: 4-10

Moses instructs the people to give an account of their heritage as they bring their offering to God.

Second Reading:  Deuteronomy 20: 4-10

Confession of faith in Christ brings the assurance of salvation

Gospel:  Luke 4: 1-13

Tempted by the devil, Jesus stands firm in his trust in God.

SCIAF BOXES are available at each entrance for you to uplift.  There are also booklets with Stations of the Cross for you to uplift (free).  In your SCIAF pack with the Wee Box there is a postcard to the Prime Minister regarding Climate Change.   You are asked to complete and  send to SCIAF. 

LENTEN SERVICES

Monday: Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday: Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday:  Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by stations of the Cross.

Thursday:      Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Friday: Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7.00—8.00 p.m.

Saturday:  Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS:  will be announced nearer the end of Lent in preparation for Easter.

CONTEMPLATIVE THEOLOGY:  Four Lenten evenings

The Xavier Centre, Carfin, ML1 5AL, Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March 2019, 7.15—9.00 p.m.  ALL WELCOME.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND

COFFEE MORNING: last weekend raised the sum of£137.80.  Many thanks to all who  supported it.

Our next Coffee morning is on 7th April 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

SICK AND RETIRED PRIESTS FUND: 

The Lenten Collection this year will take place the weekend of  17th March and the proceeds will be used to support the present number of 31 sick and

retired clergy of the diocese.

Ignatian Spirituality Centre

Online Lent Retreat: “Walking together with Jesus”; from the Jesuits in Scotland. An online programme of daily prayer through Lent, with materials for running groups in parishes.  Already there are many groups planned for Scotland.  A free book is available.  Fuller details: www.lentretreat.uk

 Individually Guided residential Retreats: suitable for priests, deacons, religious or lay people.  The Ignatian Spirituality Centre, based in Glasgow, runs retreats from 3 to 30 days in Scotland, Ireland, England and Spain at times suitable for Scottish holidays.

Further details: www.iscglasgow.co.uk/retreats.html

Charismatic Renewal – Easter Retreat 2019 

The 2019 Retreat will be at Hinsley Hall, Diocese of Leeds Pastoral Centre, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 2BX from Monday 22nd April till Friday 26 April. For full details contact Jenny Lee: Tel 0208 883 9267 or

email: l.warden@btinternet.com.

Cost for the week £400.00. Speaker will be Pat Collins, C.M.

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

8th Sunday of the Year—YEAR  C

3rd March 2019

THEME

 

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 27: 4-7

As a tree’s fruit bears witness to the care that has been lavished on it, so a person’s speech reveals his or her heart and mind.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 15: 54-58

Death will be swallowed up in victory, and none of our labours will be in vain.

Gospel:  Luke 6: 39-45

The value of a tree is shown by what it produces, and our speech wells up from what is in our hearts.

ASH WEDNESDAY is on Wednesday 6th March and is a day of fast and abstinence.  Masses:  9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

SCIAF BOXES are available at each entrance for you to uplift.

 LENTEN SERVICES

Monday: Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday: Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday:  Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by stations of the Cross.

Thursday:      Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Friday: Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7.00—8.00 p.m.

Saturday:  Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS:  will be announced nearer the end of Lent in preparation for Easter.

CONTEMPLATIVE THEOLOGY:  Four Lenten evenings

The Xavier Centre, Carfin, ML1 5AL, Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March 2019, 7.15—9.00 p.m.  ALL WELCOME.

  1. ANDREW’S HOSPICE— Make a Will Month – March 2019

Make or update your Will and support St Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March. Several Lanarkshire Legal Firms have agreed to write a basic Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice.  For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer at St Andrew’s Hospice  on 01236 772087 or email   lorna.mccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.uk

40 days for Life:  What are you doing for Lent?

“Will you come and pray one hour with us each week this Lent to pray for a culture of life in Scotland?  40 Days for Life is a growing grassroots pro-life lay movement which seeks to replace the culture of death with a culture of life.  2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the implementation of abortion in the UK.  During this time the UK has borted 9 million babies.  Half a million of these babies have been Scottish children.  Abortion is the leading individual cause of death around the world.  To join the

40 Days for Life prayer vigil email Ogilvie2019@outlook.com.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND

LOTTERY WINNERS

PRIZEJANUARYFEBRUARY
1stK. HendersonC. McCluskey
2ndB. McGroartyS. Lamb
3rdM. GilloolyE. Bell

Congratulations to all our winners!

PENNIES IN JARS

The total amount collected to date is £21,645.19. 

Thank you for all your contributions.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

7th Sunday of the Year—YEAR  C

24th February 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass

at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: 1 Samuel 26: 2. 7-9. 12-13. 22-23

David shows mercy to Saul and so proves his uprightness of spirit.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 15: 45-49

Paul explains how we earthly creatures can become heavenly through Christ.

Gospel:  Luke 6: 27-38

Jesus shows us how love is a power, not a weakness.

TUESDAY CLUB:  every Tuesday in All Saints Hall 10.30—12.30 approx.

 £2 per week., ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE.    Come along and take part in the various activities.

 

THE NEWMAN ASSOCIATION has organised a meeting at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 28th February 2019 in the Ogilvie Centre, St. Aloysius Church, Rose Street, Glasgow, when Dr. Patrick Riordan SJ, will present a talk on

“Human Rights—Contemporary Challenges”.

PRO-LIFE MASS: 

St. Augustine’s Parish hosts a monthly Pro-Life Mass every last Tuesday of the month at 7.30 p.m.  The next Mass will be on Tuesday 26th February at 7.30 p.m.  There will be refreshments in the Parish Centre immediately after the Mass.

ASH WEDNESDAY is on Wednesday 6th March and is a day of fast and abstinence.  Masses:  9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

DAY OF PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED ABUSE is on Friday 8th March 2019, the first Friday of Lent.

RAISE THE ROOF

RETRO SALE

Thank you to all who supported the

Retro Sale

last weekend.  The sum of £760 was raised.

CUB SCOUTS:  Our Cub Scout Pack has begun again for the new term and children aged 8 are welcome to join us.  We meet in All Saints Primary School on Friday nights 7-9 p.m.  Bring your child along to join the fun.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

6th Sunday of the Year—YEAR  C

17th February 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass

at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Jeremiah 17: 5-8

There are two types of people: those who put their trust in human beings; and the others who trust in God.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 15: 12. 16-20

If Christ has not been raised from the dead, you are still in your sins.

Gospel:  Luke 6: 17.  20-26

Blessings on those who have to depend on God; woe to those who rely                          on worldly things.

FEAST DAYS

Friday 22nd: The Chair of  St. Peter the Apostle.

Saturday 23rd: St. Polycarp.

SPRED:  Looking for something meaningful and fulfilling to do in your spare time?  If so, SPRED NEEDS YOU.  You will help learning and disabled to         discover the presence of God in their lives.  No experience required as training will be given.  If you would like to know more please contact:

Lorraine Cunningham, SPRED, 78 Main Street, Cleland, ML1 5QR;

Mobile: 07891 297716; email: spredmotherwell@rcdom.org.uk.

ENROLMENT FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION: 

Today the 10.30 a.m. Mass.  we welcome the children from  Primary 3, All Saints Primary who will enrol for their First Reconciliation. Please remember the boys and girls in your prayers.

SISTERS OF ST. ELISABETH’S CONVENT, BELARUS will be visiting the parish on Friday 22nd February 2019 at the 9.30 a.m. Mass.  They will be selling icons, ceramics, decorations and other artefacts produced in the              workshop of the Convent.  The sisters take care of orphans, disabled children and adults.

THE NEWMAN ASSOCIATION has organised a meeting at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 28th February 2019 in the Ogilvie Centre, St. Aloysius Church, Rose Street, Glasgow, when Dr. Patrick Riordan SJ, will present a talk on “Human Rights—Contemporary Challenges”.

 

PRO-LIFE MASS: 

St. Augustine’s Parish hosts a monthly Pro-Life Mass every last Tuesday of the month at 7.30 p.m.  The next Mass will be on Tuesday 26th February at 7.30 p.m.  There will be refreshments in the Parish Centre immediately after the Mass.

TUESDAY CLUB:  every Tuesday in All Saints Hall 10.30—12.30 approx.  £2 per week., ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE.    Come along and take part in the various activities.

 

CUB SCOUTS:  Our Cub Scout Pack has begun again for the new term and children aged 8 are welcome to join us.  We meet in All Saints Primary School on Friday nights 7-9 p.m.  Bring your child along to join the fun.

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

5th Sunday of the Year—YEAR  C

10th February 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass

at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Isaiah 6: 1-8

Isaiah’s initial vision and call.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 15: 1-11

“I have handed on to you what I have received…”  Paul has continued the process of transmitting the Church’s faith in the resurrection of Jesus.

Gospel:  Luke 5: 1-11

A miraculous catch of fish and Peter’s profession of unworthiness preface the call of the first of Christ’s followers.

FEAST DAYS Monday 11th:  Our Lady of Lourdes.  World Day of the Sick.

Thursday 14th:  St. Cyril and St. Methodius.

CUB SCOUTS:

Our Cub Scout Pack has begun again for the new term and children aged 8 are welcome to join us.  We meet in All Saints Primary  School on Friday nights 7-9 p.m.  Bring your child along to join the fun.
SPRED:  Looking for something meaningful and fulfilling to do in your spare time?  If so, You will help learning and disabled to discover the presence of God in their lives.  No experience required as training will be given.  If you would like to know moreplease contact: Lorraine Cunningham, SPRED, 78 Main Street, Cleland, ML1 5QR;  Mobile: 07891 297716; email: spredmotherwell@rcdom.org.uk

RAISE THE ROOF:

COFFEE MORNING:  

Last week the coffee morning raised the sum of £126.  Thank you to all who came along and supported the event.

RETRO SALE 

Saturday 16th February:  Starts at 12.00 noon.

Various  stalls  including:  Knitting; café;  and bottle stall.

Donations for bottle stall greatly appreciated.

FERTILITY CARE SCOTLAND run clinics in Edinburgh,  Hamilton, Aberdeen and Paisley.  They teach The Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Fertility Regulation which helps couples achieve or postpone pregnancy in a natural way.  They can help couples optimize their chances of conceiving.  The service is free and confidential, and no appointment is necessary .  You are invited to visit them at one of their clinics.   Phone: 0141 221 0858; email info@fertilitycare.org.uk. Website: www.fertilitycare.org.uk.

PROPOSED RALLY OF CRAIGLOCKHART FORMER STUDENTS To celebrate the Centenary of the Founding of Craiglockhart College of Education a Reunion Rally has been planned for 11th May 2019 in Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus.  Various events.  Cost £40 which includes a Welcome Drink. Three Course Lunch and afternoon tea/ coffee.  Further information and Application Form please email gripfast 2019@gmail.com by 1st March 2019.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

4th Sunday of the Year—YEAR  C

3rd February 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass

at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Jeremiah 1: 4-5. 17-19

God has appointed Jeremiah to be his prophet and promises to be with him.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 12: 31—13:13

Paul’s hymn to love—the greatest of all gifts.

Gospel:  Luke 4: 21-30

Approval quickly turns to hostility as Jesus preaches the good news in his home town.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 5th: St. Agatha

Wednesday 6th: St. Paul Miki and Companions.

WESTERN CATHOLIC CALENDARS are on sale in

the Repository  at the front of the Church, £3.20 each.

CUB SCOUTS:  Our Cub Scout Pack has begun again for the new term and children aged 8 are welcome to join us.  We meet in All Saints Primary

School on Friday nights 7-9 p.m.  Bring your child along to join the fun.

LOVE LIBRARIES/LOVE LIFE:  HEALTH & WELLBEING WEEK,

2-9th February 2019For further details of events please

Call 01236 856444 | Email coatbridgelibrary@culturenl.co.uk |

or visit culturenl.co.uk/lovelife.

RAISE THE ROOF:

 

COFFEE MORNING:

Come along to our Coffee Morning TODAY, 3rd February 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass, enjoy  a bacon roll,

roll n’ sausage, or  roll n’ scrambled egg, then treat yourself to some homebaking with your tea/coffee.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:

RETRO SALE:  Saturday 16th February:

Starts at 12.00 noon.  Various

stalls  including:  Knitting; café; and bottle stall.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES, CARFIN GROTTO

On Sunday 10th February there will be a Rosary Torchlight Procession with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 7 .00 p.m.

On Monday 11th February, the Rosary will be recited at 12.30 p.m, followed by Holy Mass at 1.00 p.m. during which the Sacrament of the Sick will be offered.  Light refreshments will be served in the Xavier Centre afterwards.

ALL WELCOME.

 FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES, Monday 11th Feburary is World Day of the Sick.  “You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8). These are the words spoken by Jesus when sending forth his apostles to spread the Gospel, so that his Kingdom might grow through acts of gratuitous love.   On the XXVII World Day of the Sick, to be solemnly celebrated in

Calcutta, India, the Church – as a Mother to all her children, especially the infirm – reminds us that generous gestures like that of the Good Samaritan are the most credible means of evangelization. Caring for the sick requires professionalism, tenderness, straightforward and simple gestures freely given, like a caress that makes others feel loved. “  Pope Francis


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND  ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of the Year —YEAR  C

 27th January 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass

at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Nehemiah 8: 2-6. 8-10

Ezra reminds the people of Moses’ Law.  He tells them to go and eat and drink,             taking care that they share what they have with those who have nothing.

Second Reading:  1 Corimthians 12: 12-30

We are all different, but we are also one in Christ’s body.

Gospel:  Luke 1: 1-4; 4: 41-21

We hear Jesus’ manifesto for his mission.  In the great Jubilee text, Jesus                    situates his ministry in the ongoing promise and commitment of God to                    those who are vulnerable.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 28th January: St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thursday 31st January: St. John Bosco.

Saturday 2nd February: The Presentation of the Lord.

WESTERN CATHOLIC CALENDARS are on sale in

the Repository  at the front of the Church, £3.20 each.

TUESDAY CLUB:  every Tuesday, in All Saints Hall, 

10.30—12.30 approx.   £2 per week. 

ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE

RAISE THE ROOF:

 

COFFEE MORNING:

The next coffee morning will be on Sunday

3rd February 2019.  Come along and enjoy

a bacon roll, roll n’ sausage, or

roll n’ scrambled egg, then try some

homebaking with your tea/coffee.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:

RETRO SALE:  Saturday 16th February:

Starts at 12.00 noon.  Various stalls including:

Knitting; café; bottle stall.

CUB SCOUTS:  Our Cub Scout Pack has begun again for the new term and children aged 8 are welcome to join us.  We meet in All Saints Primary School on Friday nights 7-9 p.m.  Bring your child along to join the fun.

 

VOCATIONS:  Anyone thinking about the priesthood should make contact with Fr. Brian Lamb at St. Joseph’s Blantyre – 01698 823896.

In order to be ready to be accepted for next year’s Propaedeutic Period those considering the call to priesthood need to make themselves known now.

In your prayers please remember Kieran Hamilton will be ordained inSt Barbara’s, Muirhead, on 1st July, Kevin  Lawrie’s ordination takes place in St Aloysius, Chapelhall, on July 16th.  Charles Coyle, who will be ordained on June 27th in

St Columbkille’s, Rutherglen, and Mark O’Donnell whose ordination date is July 3rd in St Thomas’ Wishaw.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of the Year—YEAR  C

20th January 2019

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass

at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Isaiah 62: 1-5

As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so the Lord delights in his holy people.

Second Reading:  1 Corimthians 12: 4-11

Each person is specially and uniquely gifted.  These gifts come from God and they are given so that all may benefit.

Gospel:  John 2: 1-11

The wedding at Cana in Galilee was a sign of God’s love for us.

Jesus transforms us, too, that we might experience the Spirit-filled life.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 21st: St. Agnes

Thursday 24th: St. Francis de Sales

Friday 25th: The Conversion of St. Paul

Saturday 26th: St. Timothy and St. Titus.

WESTERN CATHOLIC CALENDARS are on sale in

the Repository  at the front of the Church, £3.20 each.

CALENDARS are available at each entrance, please take one.

They’re free!

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY ends on

Friday 25th January 2019.  This year’s them is  “Justice and only

justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)

TUESDAY CLUB:  every Tuesday, in All Saints Hall,  10.30—12.30 approx.  £2 per week.  ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE

RAISE THE ROOF:

The next coffee morning will be on Sunday

3rd February 2019.  Come along and enjoy

a bacon roll, roll n’ sausage, or

roll n’ scrambled egg, then try some

homebaking with your tea/coffee.

VOCATIONS:  Anyone thinking about the priesthood should make           contact with Fr. Brian Lamb at St. Joseph’s Blantyre – 01698 823896.

In order to be ready to be accepted for next year’s Propaedeutic Period those considering the call to priesthood need to make themselves known now.

THE NEWMAN ASSOCIATION (GLASGOW)

“Ordered Freedom from Chaos—Education in the Holy Land”

A talk by Professor Bart McGettrick, on Thursday 31st January 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in the Ogilvie Centre, St. Aloysius Church, Rose Street,

Glasgow, G3 6RE.  Admission: Non-Members £3

(includes refreshments). Any enquiries, email to mclay@btinternet.com


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND  ALL SAINTS

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD —YEAR  C

 13th January 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass  at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Isaiah 40: 1-5. 9-11

The glory of the Lord will be revealed for all of us to see it.

Second Reading:  Titus 2: 11-14; 3: 4-7

God has saved us through the cleansing water of rebirth and                                  by renewing us with the Holy Spirit.

Gospel:  Luke 3: 15-16. 21-22

The Holy Spirit descends on Jesus at his baptism.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 14th: St. Kentigern

Thursday 17th: St. Anthony

Sunday 20th: 2nd Sunday of the Year.

 

WELCOME:  We welcome Father Kieran Brady, C.Ss.R. who will be here this week.  Father Kieran will also be with us in June for a Parish Mission.

WESTERN CATHOLIC CALENDARS are on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church, £3.20 each.

CALENDARS are available at each entrance, please take one.  They’re free,

RAISE THE ROOF FUND

PENNIES IN JARS: The total amount collected to date is      £21,316.86.  Many thanks for your generous contributions.

  1. PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Children living in the catchment area for St. Patrick’s Primary who will attain the age of 5 years between 1st March 2019 and

29th February 2020 should be registered for school during

The week commencing 14th January 2019.  Registration will                   take place on the following days:

Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th January:

1.30—3.00 p.m. and

Thursday 17th January: 11.00 a.m.—12.00.

Please bring Birth Certificate, Council Tax bill as proof of address and Baptismal Certificate if available.

 

TUESDAY CLUB:  has resumed after the Christmas Break, in All Saints Hall,  10.30—12.30 approx.  £2 per week.  ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE.

DIOCESAN MUSIC GROUP resumes on Monday 14th January 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in Holy Family Parish Centre, Mossend.     Rehearsals are fortnightly and are productive, relaxed and fun!  Further information from Kris Thomas via email: ht@johnpaul.n-lanark.sch.uk.

JUSTICE AND PEACE:  Thank you for your response to the collection last week.  The sum of £949 was raised.

THANK YOU: 

I wish to thank all those who helped clean the church for Christmas,

those who decorated the church,

those who participated in the services,

those who worked or helped in any way . 

My sincerest thanks.

Father Hughes


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND  ALL SAINTS

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD —YEAR  C

 6th January 2019

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass  at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Isaiah 60: 1-6

The prophet sees the radiant light of God shining forth and foresees people from all over the world paying homage with their precious gifts.

Second Reading:  Ephesians 3:1-3. 5-6

Paul has grasped the fact that in Christ Jesus we all share the inheritance of God’s promises.

Gospel:  Matthew 2: 1-2

The wise men represent us all, and their symbolic gifts enable

Matthew to explain this manifestation of God: Christ is

priest, prophet and king.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 7th: St. Raymond of Penyafort

Sunday 13th: The Baptism of the Lord,

JUSTICE AND PEACE

A collection for Justice and Peace will be taken up at all Masses     this weekend.

WESTERN CATHOLIC CALENDARS are on sale in the Repository at the front of the Church, £3.20 each.

CALENDARS are available at each entrance, please take one.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND LOTTERY WINNERS

 NovemberDecember
1stJohn McKendrySharon Main
2ndBridget McLaughlinJean Costello
3rdDiarmuid McGoldrickPatrick McGuinness

ST. PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Children living in the catchment area for St. Patrick’s Primary who will attain the age of 5 years between 1st March 2019 and

29th February 2020 should be registered for school during week commencing 14th January 2019.  Registration will take place on the following days:

Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th January:  1.30—3.00 p.m. and

Thursday 17th January: 11.00 a.m.—12.00.

Please bring Birth Certificate, Council Tax bill as proof of address and Baptismal Certificate if available.

SANCTA MARIA ABBEY, NUNRAW

The Cistercian Monks of Nunraw Abbey have now opened a part of the Monastery as their new guest house. They can be contacted by telephone on 01620 830 223 between the hours of 9.00 to 11.00 am and

2:30 to 4:30 pm.  “These restricted hours reflect the need for us to give precedence to the liturgical services which are our priority as monks. Please note that there is now a tariff for guests which is set at commercial rates.”

CRIB DONATIONS will be given to St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.  There are also collection boxes at the back of the church if you wish to donate that way.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND  ALL SAINTS

THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH —YEAR  C

30th December 2018

 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass  at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

 

THEME

First Reading: 1 Samuel 1: 20-22. 24-28

Hannah longed for a child and, having pleaded with God, she fulfils her promise by dedicating him to God and a life of service

Second Reading:  1 John 3: 1-2. 21-24

John reminds us that we are the children of God.  We are to be  confident in God’s love for each one of us.

Gospel:  Luke 2: 41-52

Mary and Joseph have been to Jerusalem with Jesus but,

instead of returning with them Jesus remains in the

Temple, talking to and asking questions of the elders.

NEW YEAR GREETINGS

Father Hughes wishes everyone a

holy, happy and peace-filled New Year.

HOLY HOUR Monday 31st December 2018 9.00 p.m. — 10.00 p.m.

 

 

CRIB DONATIONS will be given to St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.  This is a registered Charity and Voluntary Adoption

Agency in Scotland, which strongly believes that every child has the right to grow up in a safe, loving and secure family environment.

It is  committed to delivering a high quality and personalised service to take couples through each and every step of the adoption journey.

They are very grateful for any donation you may wish to give.  There are also collection boxes at the back of the church if you wish to          donate that way.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE is on 1st January 2019

The theme chosen by Pope Francis this year is “Good Politics is at the Service of Peace“. In his message, the Holy Father recalls: “Political office and political responsibility thus constantly challenge those called to the service of their country to make every effort to protect those who live there and to create the conditions for a worthy and just future. If exercised with basic respect for the life, freedom and dignity of persons, political life can indeed become an outstanding form of charity.”

A collection for Justice and Peace will be taken up at all Masses next Sunday, the Feast of the Epiphany.

NEW COLLEGE LANARKSHIRE INFO EVENING will take place at their Coatbridge Campus on Tuesday 8th January from 4-7pm. The event is FREE to attend and open to any prospective students, parents, teachers and guidance professionals to attend to find out more about the range of January and August 2019 courses offered. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in live  demonstrations, gain careers advice or complete an application for a January or August start.

 

 

 

 

      

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  
CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN and ALL SAINTS   

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR  C    
16th December 2018 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and  5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass  at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Micah 5: 1

Micah the prophet looks to a new age, set against the background of King David’s birthplace of Bethlehem.

Second Reading:  Hebrews 10: 5-10

The writer of the letter to the Hebrews focuses on the obedience of Jesusto his Father’s will.

Gospel:  Luke 1: 39-45

Mary and Elizabeth meet, and each proclaim Mary’s child—as does Elizabeth’s unborn child.  This story, usually called

the visitation, could also be classed as another annunciation.

CHRISTMAS WISHES

Father Hughes wishes everyone

a holy and happy

Christmas.

Society of the Innocents

The Society is holding its annual Mass on Thursday 28th December 2017 in St Patrick’s Church in Coatbridge at 10.00 am.

CHRISTMAS CARDS with details of all the Christmas and New Year  Services are available at each entrance.  Please take one.

RAISE THE ROOF: 

There will be no Coffee Morning   in January.

Bishop Toal’s Christmas Message

Wherever we are in the world the mystery of Bethlehem is recalled and comes alive each Christmas as we look into our own cribs and celebrate our faith in the Birth of Our Lord and Saviour in the Church’s Liturgy. Thank God we are free to do so and we  pray for those who are not as they suffer persecution for their faith, like the Innocents of Bethlehem killed by Herod after Jesus was born.

The people of Bethlehem today continue to bear their trials as the Palestinians seek to protect their presence and their rights while the State of Israel imposes its control over them. To a visitor the restrictions they live under seem excessive and demoralising and make one wish that a just and lasting settlement may be found to allow Palestinians and Israelis to live harmoniously together. The Child Jesus was hailed as the “Prince of Peace” prophesied by Isaiah and at Christmas we pray that peace may reign in his own land and in the troubled countries close by.

In our country also we pray for an attitude of peace and tranquility and for an acceptance of one another whatever our nationality or creed.

I ask God’s blessing for you and your families as we honour and adore Jesus,  the Word made Flesh and Son of God.

+ Joseph Toal

HOLY HOUR Monday 31st December 2018 9.00 p.m. — 10.00 p.m.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  
CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN and ALL SAINTS   

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR  C    
16th December 2018 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and  5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass  at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Zephaniah 3: 14-18

The prophet tells the people of Israel to rejoice for the Lord will save them and be in their midst.

Second Reading:  Philippians 4: 4-7

Paul tells his congregation to rejoice always for the Lord is at hand.

Gospel:  Luke 3: 10-18

In the face of the coming judgement, John the Baptist explains how his questioners must behave.

MEMORY TREE

 There is a Christmas Tree in the   Muiryhall Street Porch.  
 
Gift tags are available and you may want to remember an   intention  for  someone who has gone before marked with the sign of faith.   Write on the gift tag and hang on a branch of the tree.     One of the Christmas Masses will be offered for all the intentions.

CHRISTMAS CARDS with details of all the Christmas and New Year  Services are available at each entrance.  Please take one.

CONFESSIONS IN ST. PATRICK’S

Friday 21st December :  10.30 a.m.—3.30 p.m.

Saturday 22nd December:  10.30 a.m.—5.00 p.m.

TUESDAY CLUB: finishes up on Tuesday  18th December and resumes on Tuesday  8th January 2019.

RAISE THE ROOF:  

There will be NO Coffee Morning   in January.

SCIAF: A BIG THANK YOU!

A very sincere thank you to everyone who helped to raise £3.2 million through our Lenten WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE appeal this year.Parishes across Scotland were particularly generous and contributed through collections and fundraising. The money raised will help thousands of people who struggle due to poverty, conflict or natural disasters. Please continue to remember our brothers and sisters across the world in your prayers.

CHRISTMAS CARDS, and  CALENDARS are  on sale in the  Repository  at the front of the Church.

Last posting date for  Second Class mail : Tuesday 18th December AND 

First Class Mail:  Thursday 20th December.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  
 CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN and ALL SAINTS   

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR  C    
9th December 2018 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and  5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass  at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Baruch 5: 1-9

When we sin, we build up mountains of separation between ourselves.

Second Reading:  Philippians 1: 4-6. 8-11

Prayer is a sort of movement out into the world, filling it with joy.

Gospel:  Luke 3: 1-6

From the empty spaces of the desert, a voice is heard through all the world.  John the Baptist still speaks to us.

 

FEAST DAYS

Thursday 13th: St. Lucy

Friday 14th: St. John of the Cross

ADVENT CALENDARS, CHRISTMAS CARDS, and CALENDARS are  on sale in the Repository  at the front of the Church.

 

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES: 

The Scottish Catholic  Observer, The Universe,

My Day by Day  and the Sacred Heart  Messenger

are all available to buy at the back of the church.

THE CALIX SOCIETY: This is an association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with, and participation in, the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Calix within Motherwell Diocese meets every Friday evening at  8.00 p.m. in St Stephen’s Church in Coatbridge.

 

VOCATIONS

Ronan McQuade and Kieran Burt, both from St Joseph’s in Blantyre, will be participating in the propaedeutic period in Salamanca from January 2019.

Permanent Diaconate

Alan Brown, a parishioner of St John the Baptist Parish in Uddingston,   is nearing the end of his studies for the permanent diaconate.  He received the Ministry of Acolyte at Our of Lourdes Parish in East Kilbride on

Saturday 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

THE CATHOLIC APP

“The Catholic App” is your smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, online parish communities and more. It covers the whole diocese. You can download it for iPhone/iPad or Android by searching for “The Catholic App, Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/catholicapp

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE LIGHT UP A LIFE: From 2nd December 2018 until 6th January 2019 you can sponsor a light in honour of someone dear or in memory of a loved one. The minimum donation for a light is £5 but you are asked to consider donating whatever you can afford.

Further information from Www.standrews-hospice.com or telephone 766951.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  
 CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN and ALL SAINTS   

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR  C    
 2nd December 2018 

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and  5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass  at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Jeremiah 33: 14-16

The prophet tells the people that the Lord will fulfil the promise he  made to the House of Israel.

Second Reading:  1 Thessalonians 3:12. —4:2

St. Paul urges his readers to make more and more progress  in the kind of life that they are meant to live.

Gospel: Luke 21: 25-28. 34-36

Jesus calls his disciples to stand erect and hold their heads high,  because liberation is near at hand.

AMALGAMATION OF PARISHES: 

In accordance wit the requirements of canons 121 and 515of the Code of Canon Law, Bishop Toal has decreed that the Parishes of Holy Trinity & All Saints and

St. Stephen’s shall be  amalgamated.

The new parish will be named Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. 

As part of the spiritual formation of the new parish, a Mission led by the Redemptorists will take place the first week in June.

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE:  there will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for St. Andrew’s Hospice.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND 
CHRISTMAS MARKET last weekend in All Saints Hall raised the magnificent sum of £2376.

Many thanks to all who contributed in any way.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY TODAY, Tickets £3 each on sale  Each child must be accompanied by 1 adult.   Magic Muddles will entertain and Santa will visit.

COFFEE MORNING TODAY after 10.30 a.m. Mass.   Rolls an’ bacon, sausage and scrambled egg are all on sale,  Together with tea/coffee and home-baking.

ADVENT CALENDARS, CHRISTMAS CARDS, and  CALENDARS are now on sale in the Repository  at the front of the Church.

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES:  The Scottish Catholic  Observer, The Universe, My Day by Day and the Sacred Heart  Messenger  are all available to buy at the back of the church.

CARFIN: On Saturday, 8th December, there will be a solemn concelebrated Mass for the Feast, with Sacrament of the Sick, celebrated in the Church of St Francis Xavier, Carfin, at 1 pm.  At the end of Holy Mass the Grotto’s newest Shrine will be blessed – a monument to mark the Ninetieth Anniversary of the Foundation of the Legion of Mary in Scotland.   Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Xavier Centre.

THE CALIX SOCIETY: This is an association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with, and participation in, the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.    Calix within Motherwell Diocese meets every  Friday evening at  8.00 p.m. in St Stephen’s Church in Coatbridge.  


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,    

COATDYKE

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,

KING OF THE UNIVERSE—Year B

 25th  November 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays                      at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass                         at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Daniel 12: 1—3

In the midst of tumult the Lord will protect his people.

Second Reading:  Hebrews:  10: 11—14. 18

Jesus, in his death and rising, brings salvation to all.

Gospel:  Mark  13: 24—32

The Lord will come again in great power and glory.

FEAST DAYS

Friday 30th: St. Andrew

NOVEMBER LISTS are available at each  entrance.

One mass each day during November will be    offered for all those whose names are contained in the November Lists.

Any money enclosed will be removed  before the lists are placed on the altar.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND:

CHRISTMAS MARKET TODAY AFTER 10.30 a.m. Mass.   Santa will visit the Christmas Market from

12.30 — 2.00.  Lots of stalls!   Come along and buy your Christmas presents.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY will take place next Sunday, 2nd December 2018 from 2.00—4.00 p.m.

Tickets £3 each now on sale.  Each child must be

accompanied by 1 adult.  Magic Muddles will entertain and Santa will visit.

COFFEE MORNING: next Sunday 2nd December 2018 after 10.30 a.m. Mass.  Rolls an’ bacon, sausage and scrambled egg are all on sale, together with tea/coffee and home-baking.

CHRISTMAS CARDS, ADVENT CALENDARS and CALENDARS are now on sale in the Repository  at the front of the Church.

 

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES:  The Scottish Catholic  Observer, The Universe, My Day by Day and the Sacred Heart Messenger  are all available to buy at the back of the church. 

 

INNOCENTS RAFFLE TICKETS are now on sale £1 each.

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE: there will be a special collection at all Masses next weekend for St. Andrew’s Hospice.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,

COATDYKE

33rd Sunday of the Year—Year B

18th November 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses:

Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass   at 4.00 p.m.                            and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: Daniel 12: 1—3

In the midst of tumult the Lord will protect his people.

Second Reading:  Hebrews:  10: 11—14. 18

Jesus, in his death and rising, brings salvation to all.

Gospel:  Mark  13: 24—32

The Lord will come again in great power and glory.

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 21st:  The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thursday 22nd: St. Cecilia.

Saturday 24th: St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions.

Sunday 25th: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

 

NOVEMBER LISTS are available at each entrance.

One mass each day during November will be    offered for all those whose names are contained in the November Lists.

Any money enclosed will be removed  before the lists are placed on the altar.

ANNUAL SERVICE AT COLTSWOOD CEMETERY :  next

Sunday 25 November 2018 at 2.00 p.m.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND:

CHRISTMAS MARKET NEXT SUNDAY

 Prizes for the Tombola Stall can be handed in to the

Sacristy and will be gratefully  accepted.

Santa will visit the Christmas Market from 12.30 — 2.00.

The Christmas Market will start after 10.30 a.m. Mass

CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS are now on sale in the Repository  at the front

of the Church.

 

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES:  The Scottish Catholic

Observer, The Universe, My Day by Day and the Sacred Heart Messenger  are all available

to buy at the back of the church. 

 

 WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE POOR

The World Day of the Poor is celebrated on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time since 2017.  It was established by Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter, Misericordia et Misera issued to celebrate the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.  In 2018 the celebration will take place on 18th November.

 

INNOCENTS RAFFLE TICKETS are now on sale £1 each.

 the Annual Mass for Deceased clergy of Motherwell Diocese is tomorrow 19th November, 7.00pm in St. Gerard’s, Bellshill.  This year Canon Noel Carey, Canon Tim Brosnan, Fr. Michael O’Leary and Fr. Sean O’Shea will be especially remembered.

 

 


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,

COATDYKE

30th Sunday of the Year—Year B

28th October 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses:

Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass   at 4.00 p.m.                            and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Jeremiah 31: 7-9

God promises salvation for the scattered remnant of Israel, return from exile.

Second Reading:  Hebrews: 5:1-6

Jesus is for ever our great high priest, a kingly priesthood bestowed by God the Father. Gospel:  Mark  10: 46-52

A blind beggar cries out to Jesus in faith and out of need, and Jesus cures him. 

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK 

Thursday 1st November: is the Solemnity of All Saints and is a holyday of obligation.  

Masses:  Wednesday 7.30 p.m. (Vigil) and 9.30 a.m. Thursday.

Mass at 11.00 a.m. for All Saints Primary and  St. Stephen’s Primary in All Saints Church.

Friday 2nd November: is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed.

Mass at 9.30 am in All Saints and 10.00 a.m. in St Stephen’s.

+ NOVEMBER LISTS are available at each entrance.

One mass each day during November will be offered for all those whose names are contained in the November Lists.

Any money enclosed will be removed before the lists are placed on the altar.

SCIAF – Film about the life of Oscar Romero  “To mark the canonisation of our patron, Oscar Romero, SCIAF will be   hosting a screening of the film ‘The Claim, Archbishop Romero, his people and Pope Francis’ on Wednesday 31st October in St Patrick’s Church Hall, Coatbridge.  Tea and coffee will be served from 6.30 pm and the screening is at 7.00 pm.”

+ ST. JOSEPH’S CEMETERY:

The Annual Service at St. Joseph’s is on

Sunday 4th November 2018 at 2.00 p.m.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND: TICKETS £1 EACH ARE NOW ON SALE FOR:

A Celtic Tour for 4 people and Name The Teddy.

Both raffles will be drawn at the Christmas Market on Sunday  25th November.

Prizes for the Tombola Stall can be handed in to the  Sacristy and will be gratefully accepted.

JUSTICE & PEACE RACE NIGHT is on Friday 2nd November 2018 in  All Saint Hall.

Tickets £2. Raffles available .  Bottle donations welcome.

TUESDAY CLUB: every Tuesday 10.30 a.m. — 12.30  in All Saints Hall.  £2 per week.  The £2 will be saved and  utilised for an outing at summer and theatre at Christmas.   Come along and join us for tea/coffee/biscuits and a chat.   ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE. 

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY:  Thank you for putting faith and action together by responding to Missio Scotland’s World Mission Sunday appeal last weekend.  Together as a parish we raised £1980. Your donations and prayers will go towards supporting the work of our  missionaries worldwide.  Furthermore, your example, like that of our missionaries will serve as an example to our young people, who will, in turn, inspire others as they live out their Baptismal mission and play their part in the universal  church.  Last year thanks to your generosity,  Missio Scotland sent £207,714 to support projects in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.  THANK YOU.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,

COATDYKE

29th Sunday of the Year—Year B

21st October 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses:

Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays                      at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass   at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Isaiah 53: 10-11

The suffering servant takes our sins upon himself.  This is God’s will: that all might inherit the light and happiness of eternal life.

Second Reading:  Hebrews  4: 14-16

We trust in God’s mercy because our supreme high priest is the Son of God.  Jesus was without sin yet, as a human being, he understands our frailty.

Gospel:  Mark  10: 35-45

The kingdom of God transcends earthly states.  Its citizens are distinguished by loving service to one another, as Jesus showed by his humble life and atoning death.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Tuesday13rd: St. John of Capistrano

Wednesday 24th: St. Anthony Mary Claret.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY TODAY offers you the chance to support missionaries and the Church in proclaiming the Gospel throughout the world, particularly where the Church is young or poor.  Your donations and prayers make a vital difference to the work in mission countries and territories and are a concrete way in which you        can support the universal church.

NOVEMBER LISTS are available at each entrance.

One mass each day during November will be offered for all those whose names are contained in the November Lists.

Any money enclosed will be removed  before the lists are placed on the altar.

SCIAF – Film about the life of Oscar Romero 

“To mark the canonisation of our patron, Oscar Romero, SCIAF will be   hosting a screening of the film ‘The Claim, Archbishop Romero, his people and Pope Francis’ on Wednesday 31st October in St Patrick’s Church Hall, Coatbridge.  Tea and coffee will be served from 6.30 pm and the screening is at 7.00 pm.  At the conclusion of the film there will be a Q & A chaired by Fr. Sweeney and featuring Julian Filochowski of the Archbishop Romero Trust, Fr. Hughes and the director of SCIAF Alistair Dutton.  If you would like more details about this please contact Siobhan Wright, Parish Officer at SCIAF on 0141 354 5555.”

RAISE THE ROOF FUND:

Lottery Winners

September

October

1st 

C. Cahill

P. Watt

2nd

A. Reilly

L. Bell

3rd

J. Lindsay

C. Fox

Pennies in Jars:  The amount collected to date is £20,867.66. Many thanks for your contribution

JUSTICE & PEACE RACE NIGHT is on Friday 2nd November 2018 in  All Saints Hall.   Tickets £2.

Raffles available .  Bottle donations welcome.

TUESDAY CLUB: every Tuesday

10.30 a.m. — 12.30  in All Saints Hall.  £2 per week.  The £2 will be saved and  utilised for an outing at summer and theatre at Christmas.

Come along and join us for tea/coffee/biscuits and a chat.

ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE.

DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS NEXT WEEKEND.    SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,       
 COATDYKE    
 27th Sunday of the Year  —Year B  
 7th October 2018  

Masses:  Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Genesis 2: 18-24

Man and woman are made in the image of God, to live in communion with each other.

Second Reading:  Hebrews 2: 9-11

Jesus our brother leads us into the fullness of holiness.

Gospel:  Mark  10: 2-16

What God joins together in harmony, humanity must not divide or separate or subjugate.
 
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Tuesday 9th:  St. Denis and his Companions.

Thursday 11th:  St. John XXIII

Friday 12th:  St. Kenneth.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY is on 21st October 2018.  Pope Francis sees this as an opportunity for all the parishes of the world to pray for one another and for the wealthier parishes to share financially with the parishes in other parts of the world where people are poor. A special collection will be taken up at all masses that weekend.

TUESDAY CLUB: every Tuesday 10.30 a.m. — 12.30  in All Saints Hall.  £2 per week.  The £2 will be saved and  utilised for an outing at summer and theatre at Christmas.  Come along and join us for tea/coffee/biscuits and a chat.  ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE. 
 
HOGMANAY PARTY:  due to high demand a maximum of 6 tickets per household for adults and 4 tickets for children.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND:  CHRISTMAS MARKET:    25th November 2018.Donations of prizes for the  Tombola Stall will be  gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

JUSTICE & PEACE RACE NIGHT is now on Friday 2nd November 2018 in  All Saints Hall.   Tickets £2.  Raffles available .  Bottle donations welcome.

LIGHT UP A LIFE:  This festive season from Sunday  2nd December 2018 until 6th January 2019 Christmas Trees throughout Lanarkshire will lift the hearts of the people of the local community.

You can sponsor a light in honour of someone dear or in memory of a loved one.  The minimum donation for a light is £5 but you are asked to consider donating whatever you can afford.

You are also invited to attend the lighting up Ceremony in the Hospice grounds, which will be held on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at  7.00 p.m.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,

COATDYKE

26th Sunday of the Year—Year B

30th September 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass  at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Numbers `11: 25-29

Joshua’s misplaced zeal manifests itself in jealousy of others who prophesy without permission.  Moses says he wishes all God’s people could prophesy.

Second Reading:  James 5: 1-6

“An answer for the rich,” says James in this letter.  Those he seems to have in mind are those who are focused on what they have earned.

Gospel:  Mark 9: 38-43. 45. 47-48

There is no room for jealousy in discipleship.  Those who follow Jesus are called to recognise the giftedness of others.

 

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Monday 1st October: St. Therese of the Child Jesus.

Tuesday 2nd October: The Holy Guardian Angels.

Thursday 4th October: St. Francis of Assisi.

 

A LETTER FROM BISHOP TOAL regarding Holydays of Obligation is available for you to uplift at each entrance.

CARFIN GROTTO Sunday 7th October 2018 Bishop Toal will lead  a Torchlight Rosary Procession in the Grotto, followed by Benediction

Of the Blessed Sacrament.  Light Refreshments in the Xavier Centreafterwards.  All Welcome.

TUESDAY CLUB: every Tuesday

10.30 a.m. — 12.30  in All Saints Hall.  £2 per week.  The £2 will be saved and  utilised for an outing at summer and theatre at Christmas.

ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE.  Tea/coffee/biscuits.

If you would be interested in coming along  to take part in  various activities including woodcraft, board games   (playing cards/dominoes etc.), knitting, then come along and join us.

HOGMANAY PARTY:  due to high demand a maximum of 6 tickets per household for adults and 4 tickets for children.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS — A SERVICE FOR PROFESSIONALS an introductory meeting is being held on Thursday 11th October, 2018, 10.00am – 12.45pm, Hamilton Accies FC,

New Douglas Park, Hamilton, ML3 0FT

The aim of this event is provide some insight into Alcoholics Anonymous and how their 12 Step Programme and Meetings can help problem drinkers recover from alcoholism. You’ll hear about the free services they can provide to those involved with problem drinkers  including how they provide talks and literature for Schools, Colleges, Universities,  other Agencies and Employers

If you would like to attend this free event, please drop Caroline an email at: mailto:pi.lanarkshirewest@aamail.org

The Pioneer Association Annual Rally will be held in

St Patrick’s Church, Coatbridge on Friday 12th October 2018.  Mass will be at 7.00pm, followed by meal in the hall. Tickets cost £15.00

RAISE THE ROOF FUND: CHRISTMAS MARKET:

25th November 2018.Donations of prizes for the Tombola Stall will be  gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy.

JUSTICE & PEACE RACE NIGHT is now on Friday 2nd November 2018 in  All Saints Hall.   Tickets £2.  Raffles available .  Bottle donations welcome.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

21st Sunday of the Year—Year B

26th August 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Isaiah 50: 5-9

To carry the cross is not to be weak but to be strong.

Second Reading:  James 2: 14-18

Good works come from faith, like heat comes from fire.

Gospel:  Mark 8: 27-35

It is only by his death and resurrection that Jesus can show who he really is. 

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Thursday 20th:  St. Andrew Kim Tae-Gon and Paul Chong Ha-Sang and Companions.

Friday 21st:  St. Matthew

VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK:  9th-16th September 2018.

A special collection will be taken at all  Masses this weekend  for  The Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund.

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE:  JUSTICE & PEACE RACE NIGHT In aid of Local Charities and Father Magnus Mission in Ethiopia, is now on Friday 2nd November 2018 in All Saints Hall.   Tickets £2.   Raffles available .  Bottle donations welcome.

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH are having a Prize Bingo on  Tuesday 18th September in All Saints Hall.   Eyes down at 7.30 p.m.   Refreshments included.

TUESDAY CLUB: starting on Tuesday  18th September 2018, 10.30 a.m. — 12.30  in  All Saints Hall.  £2 per week.  The £2 will be saved and  utilised for an outing at summer and theatre at Christmas. ALL AGES, MALE AND FEMALE.  Tea/coffee/biscuits.  If you would be interested in coming along  to take part in various activities including woodcraft, board games  (playing cards/dominoes etc.), knitting, then write your name on the flyer in the church porch.

HOGMANAY PARTY:  due to high demand a maximum of 6 tickets per household for adults and 4 tickets for children.

THE ROLE OF THE LAITY IN THE CHURCH TODAY:

Saturday 6th October 20198 in Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road,  Edinburgh, EH9 1BB.

A one day conference organised by the  Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh in conjunction with the  Catholic Truth Society.

Keynote Speaker:  Professor Helen Alvaré

Please register with Sr. Mirjam Hugens on 0131 623 8902 or email her at archsecretary@staned.org.uk.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

21st Sunday of the Year—Year B

26th August 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and

5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays                      at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass                         at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Joshua 24: 1-2. 15-18

At Shechem, in central Israel, the assembled pople formally renew the covenant and profess total loyalty to the Lord.

Second Reading:  Ephesians 5: 21-32

Paul urges that the relationships within marriage should reflect the love that Christ has for his Church.

Gospel:  John 6:  60-69

Some disciples reject Jesus’ teaching, but Peter, spokesman for the Twelve, boldly declares “Lord, who (apart from you) shall we go to?”

 

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Monday 27th: St. Monica

Tuesday 28th: St. Augustine

Wednesday 29th: The Passion of St. John the Baptist

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN in honour of

St. John Ogilvie next Sunday 2nd September  2018 — Mass will be                   celebrated within the Grotto at 3.00 p.m.

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF MARGARET SINCLAIR will take place on Sunday

9th September 2018 from 2.00—6.00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church,

Cowgate, Edinburgh.  Mass at 4.30 p.m.  Refreshments available.

RAISE THE ROOF

 

THE RAFFLE for the Confectionery hamper raised the sum of  £250.  Many thanks to all who bought tickets.  Prize winners will be announced soon.

COFFEE MORNING:  nest Sunday 2nd September 2018 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.  Come along and enjoy a roll n’ sausage, bacon or scrambled egg with your tea or coffee and some home baking.

JUSTICE & PEACE RACE NIGHT In aid of Local Charities and Father Magnus Mission in Ethiopia,

Friday 28th September in All Saints Hall.   Tickets £2 . Raffles

available .  Bottle donations welcome.

SCIAF:  “You can see from the link below how SCIAF has responded to the emergency situation in Kerala.  We have a good number of     people in our Catholic community and it would be good for us to offer support at this difficult time for their families at home:.

https://www.sciaf.org.uk/news/244-supporting-thousands-devastated-by-india-floods.

“The Catholic App” is your smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, online parish communities and more. It now covers the Diocese of Motherwell. You can download the app for iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets by searching for “The Catholic App, Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play., Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/catholicapp/

 

HOLY MASS TO CELEBRATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE: in Motherwell Cathedral on Wednesday 19th September at 7.00 p.m.  Are you  newly married within the Church or celebrating a special anniversary?  Bishop Toal invitew you to this special Mass to renew your vows.

VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK starts on Sunday 9th September 2018.

 

 

 

 


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

20th Sunday of the Year—Year B

19th August 2018

Masses:   Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

THEME

First Reading:  Proverbs 9: 1-6

Wisdom teaches us that eating the bread and wine that God give us will bring us everlasting life.

Second Reading:  Ephesians 5: 15-20

St. Paul reminds us that we need to be careful about how we wlive our life.  There are many tings that could lead us away from God so we are urged to live by the Spirit and deepen our relationship with God through prayer and thanksgiving.

Gospel:  John 6: 51-58

Jesus invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood so that we may have everlasting life.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

 Monday 20th

St. Bernard

Wednesday 22nd

The Queenship of  the

Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday 21st

St.Pius X

Friday 24th

St. Bartholomew

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN in honour of St. John Ogilvie on Sunday 2nd September  2018 — Mass will be celebrated within the Grotto at 3.00 p.m.

RAISE THE ROOF

 

RAFFLE TICKETS are now on sale at £1 each.  The prize is a hamper of confectionery.

 

COFFEE MORNING:  Our next coffee morning is on Sunday 2nd September 2018 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.  Come along and enjoy a roll n’ sausage, bacon or scrambled egg with your tea or coffee and some home baking.

 

 

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE FOR GRANDPARENTS:  TODAY in

St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Carfin, beginning at 3.0 p.m. with Holy Mass.  Light refreshments will be served in the Xavier Centre.

DIOCESE of MOTHERWELL Music Group resume rehearsals on

Monday 20th August in Holy Family Parish Centre at 7.30 p.m.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.  See poster in church porch for further details.

150th Anniversary of the Missionaries of Africa (The White

Fathers) and the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa and the White Fathers in Scotland are marking the 150th Anniversary of  the Society’s foundation with Mass in St Columbkille’s Rutherglen next  Sunday  26th August at 12 Noon. JUSTICE & PEACE RACE NIGHT In aid of Local Charities and Father Magnus Mission in Ethiopia, Friday 28th September in All Saints Hall.   Tickets £2 . Raffles available .  Bottle donations welcome.

THE ANNUAL VOCATIONS MASS: will take place this year on the 28th August in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral at 7.00 pm. Please put the date in your diary and come along to pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life in Motherwell Diocese.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

19th Sunday of the Year—Year

12th August 2018

Masses:   Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

THEME

First Reading: 1 Kings 19: 4-8

Elijah is at a low ebb in the wilderness when God provides him with food for nourishment to continue his journey.

Second Reading:  Ephesians 4: 30-52

A warning not to “grieve the Holy Spirit of God” or to be unkind to one

another.  A call to follow Christ “by loving as he loved you”.

Gospel:  Mark 6: 41-51

Jesus says that the bread he gives “is my flesh, for the life of the world”.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

 

 

Tuesday 14th:

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Wednesday 15th:

The Assumption of the Blessed

Virgin Mary is a holyday of          obligation.

Vigil Mass Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.

Morning Mass Wednesday  at      9.30 a.m.

ST. ANDREW’S HIGH SCHOOL: resumes on Thursday 16th August at 8.55 a.m.

RAISE THE ROOF

COFFEE MORNING last weekend raised the sum of £149.50.  Thank you to all who supported it.

 

PRIZE BINGO:  raised the tremendous amount of  £1094.10.  Many thanks to all who supported this event in any way.

 

PENNIES IN JARS;  Many thanks for yo urcontributions.  The total sum collected to date is £20,479.84.

 

RAFFLE TICKETS are now on sale at £1 each.  The prize is a hamper of confectionery.

LOTTERY WINNERS JULY

  1. G. Brown
  2. T. Baines
  3. A. Scougall

Apologies,  the winners names printed last week were actually the August winners,

RAISE THE ROOF

COFFEE MORNING last weekend raised the sum of £149.50.  Thank you to all who supported it.

 

PRIZE BINGO:  raised the tremendous amount of  £1094.10.  Many thanks to all who supported this event in any way.

 

PENNIES IN JARS;  Many thanks for your                  contributions.  The total sum collected to date is £20,479.84.

 

RAFFLE TICKETS are now on sale at £1 each.  The prize is a hamper of confectionery.

LOTTERY WINNERS JULY

  1. G. Brown
  2. T. Baines
  3. A. Scougall

Apologies,  the winners names printed last week were actually the August winners.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

GATHERING OF CATHOLIC PARENTS:

“Catholic Schools Good for Families” on Saturday 18th August 9.30 a.m.—2.30 p.m. St. Charles’ Parish Hall, 5 Union Street, Paisley, PA2 6DU. Places at this event are free but booking                            is essential, contact parents@sces.uk.com

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY:

Wednesday 15th August, Mass for the Feast with the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated in St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Carfin  at 1.00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Xavier Centre.  All welcome.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

18th Sunday of the Year—Year

5th August 2018

Masses:   Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

THEME

First Reading:  Exodus 16: 2-4. 12-15

When the people complain in the desert, God gives them bread from heaven

Second Reading:  Ephesians 4: 17. 20-24

Christians are called to give up their former way of life and be renewed in mind so as to become a new person created in God’s way.

Gospel:  Mark 6: 24-35

Jesus is the bread of life, the new sign that God continues to feed God’s people on heir way in the world today.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Monday 6th

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Wednesday 8th:

St. Dominic

Thursday 9th

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Friday 10th: St. Laurence
Saturday 11th:

St. Clare

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION is on Wednesday 15th August and is a holyday of obligation.

  

THE SCOTS COLLEGE MAGAZINE is on sale in the Repository, Price £2.50.  This is the Seminary in Rome where some students from our Diocese train for the priesthood.       

RAISE THE ROOF

COFFEE MORNING:  TODAY after the

10.30 a.m. Mass.  Bring your family along for a treat during the school  holidays.

PRIZE BINGO: 8th August 2018 in the Parish Hall.  Tickets now on sale.

HOGMANAY PARTY; 

9 p.m. till 1.00 a.m. on 31st December 2018.

Adutls£10; Children over 5, £5 and

children under 5, free.

RAFFLE:  The winner of the raffle for the Bottle of Celtic 50th Anniversary  whisky is Margaret Neeson.

LOTTERY WINNERS JULY

1st         S. Henry

2nd       V. McGillivary

3rd       P. Burke.

RAISE THE ROOF

COFFEE MORNING:  TODAY after the

10.30 a.m. Mass.  Bring your family along for a treat during the school  holidays.

PRIZE BINGO: 8th August 2018 in the Parish Hall.  Tickets now on sale.

HOGMANAY PARTY; 

9 p.m. till 1.00 a.m. on 31st December 2018.

Adutls£10; Children over 5, £5 and

children under 5, free.

RAFFLE:  The winner of the raffle for the Bottle of Celtic 50th Anniversary  whisky is Margaret Neeson.

LOTTERY WINNERS JULY

1st S. Henry

2nd V. McGillivary

3rd P. Burke.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

On Monday 13th August 2018 a band from Florida called “the 502’s” are coming to the Parish Hall.  There are limited spaces (around 50) so if you are interested please call 07707 014999with your details and the number of tickets required which will be placed on a list.  Entry £5  payable at door.

SUMMER BARBECUE AND FUN DAY, Sunday 12th August 2018 in St. Stephen’s , Bouncy Castle, Beat the Goalie,  Face Painting, Fire Appliance, Police Car and much more.  Tickets £2 available from the Sacristy.

                             


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

17th Sunday of the Year—Year B

29th July 2018

Masses:   Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

THEME

First Reading:  2 Kings: 4: 42-44

Elisha trusts that the Lord will provide for the people.

Second Reading:  Ephesians 4: 1-6

Paul exhorts us to live out our baptismal calling in a true Christian spirit.

Gospel:  Mark 6: 1-15

Jesus feeds the five thousand and all are satisfied.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Tuesday 31st July:                    St. Ignatius Loyola

Wednesday 1st August: St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

Saturday 4th August: St. John Mary Vianney.

“CHILL OUT YOGA FOR BEGINNERS”,                             

Wednesdays at 10.30—11.30, £6 per class and

Thursdays: 7.30—8.20 p.m. for a trial period of 6 weeks.

Contact Rose to book on 07462 411007.

 

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE – PARENT GROUP: A gathering of paents will take place on Saturday, 18 August in St Charles’ Parish, PaisleyThis one day event gathers parents from across all of our  dioceses and offers support, encouragement and the opportunity to talk  with other parents about the challenges and joys of sharing faith  with children and young people in today’s world.

The event is free.  Further information or to book a place, phone SCES on 0141 556 4727.

RAISE THE ROOF

COFFEE MORNING:  next Sunday,  5th August after the

10.30 a.m. Mass.  Bring your family along for a treat during the school  holidays.

 

PRIZE BINGO: 8th August 2018 in the Parish Hall.

Donations of prizes would be gratefully received and                           can be handed in to the Sacristy.  Tickets now on sale.

HOGMANAY PARTY; 

9 p.m. till 1.00 a.m. on 31st December 2018.

Adutls£10; Children over 5, £5 and

children under 5, free.

RAFFLE:  The raffle for the Bottle of Celtic 50th Anniversary  whisky raised the sum of £290.  Many thanks to all who bought tickets.  Watch this space for the winner’s name.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Tuesday 27th August 2018: The Annual Diocesan Vocations Mass will take place in Motherwell Cathedral at 7.00 p.m.

Sunday 2nd September 2018:  National Pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of  St. John Ogilvie. The Pilgrimage Mass will be celebrated within the Grotto at 3pm with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow  as Principal Celebrant and

Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld as  homilist.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

16th Sunday of the Year—Year B

22nd July 2018

Masses:   Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

THEME

First Reading:  Jeremiah 23: 1-6

Pastoral care is vital for everyone in this world.  Shepherds are always needed.

Second Reading:  Ephesians 2: 13-18

A divided world is brought together through the suffering of the Lord.

Gospel:  Mark 6: 30-34

Human need prompts and provokes a compassionate response.

 

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

 

Monday 23rd: St. Bridget

Wednesday 25th: St. James

Thursday 26th: St. Joachim and St. Anne.

 

“CHILL OUT YOGA FOR BEGINNERS”,

Wednesdays at 10.30—11.30, £6 per class and

Thursdays: 7.30—8.20 p.m. for a trial period of 6 weeks.

Contact Rose to book on 07462 411007.

RAISE THE ROOF

RAFFLE TICKETS now on sale. 

Prize: Celtic 50th Anniversary whisky.

Tickets £1 per strip.

  

PRIZE BINGO: 8th August 2018 in the Parish Hall.

Donations of prizes would be gratefully received and can be handed in to the Sacristy.  Tickets now on sale.

HOGMANAY PARTY; 

9 p.m. till 1.00 a.m.

31st December 2018.

Adutls£10; Children over 5, £5 and

children under 5, free.

 

COFFEE MORNING:  The next coffee morning is on Sunday 5th August after the 10.30 a.m. Mass. 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 2nd September 2018:  National Pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of St. John Ogilvie.  The Pilgrimage Mass will be celebrated within the Grotto at 3 pm with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow as Principal Celebrant and Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld as homilist.

Catholic Orders and Societies are encouraged to attend as in previous years.  The Motherwell Diocesan Choir will provide the music for the Liturgy.

 


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

15th Sunday of the Year—Year B

15th July 2018

Masses:   Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

THEME

First Reading:  Amos 7: 12-15

Amos is being scolded by the people, but he knows what the Lord                 has asked him to do and he continues his mission.

Second Reading:  Ephesians 1: 3-14

Long before even the world was made, God chose us to be holy and              blameless.

Gospel:  Mark 6: 7-13

Jesus sent the twelve apostles out in twos and they drove out                          many demons and anointed sick people and cured them.

 

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

 

Monday 16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Saturday 21st: St. Lawrence of Brindisi.

RAISE THE ROOF

RAFFLE TICKETS now on sale. 

Prize: Celtic 50th Anniversary whisky.

Tickets £1 per strip.

 

 

PRIZE BINGO: 8th August 2018 in the Parish Hall. 

Donations of prizes would be gratefully received and can be handed in to the Sacristy. 

Watch this space for further details.

HOGMANAY PARTY; 

31st December 2018.

Adutls£10; Children over 5, £5 and                            

children under 5, free.

 


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

14th Sunday of the Year—Year B

8th July 2018

Masses:   Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

THEME
First Reading: Ezekiel 2: 2-5

Whether they listen or not, the rebels will know there is a prophet among them.

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10

It is when he is weak that Paul is strong, through the grace of Christ dwelling in him.

Gospel: Mark 6: 1-6

Jesus is amazed at people’s lack of faith.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Monday 9th: Our Lady of Aberdeen.

Wednesday 11th: St. Benedict

SEA SUNDAY:

Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s retiral collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Thank you.

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RAISE THE ROOF

COFFEE MORNING last weekend raised the sum of £150. Many thanks to all who come along and supported it.

HOGMANAY PARTY: 31st December 2018. Adutls£10; Children over 5, £5 and children under 5, free. Watch this space for further details.

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YOGA CLASSES starting in the Parish Hall on Wednesday 11th July, 10.30—11.30 a.m.

CATHOLIC APP: The Catholic App can be downloaded from Apple and Google Play. It provides information on Mass times, Confession times, parish address and contact details and route directions.

31 DAYS OF ST IGNATIUS The Jesuits in Britain are offering 31 days of St. Ignatius online. If you are interested in this retreat in daily life during July the website address is https://www.pathwaystogod.org/31-days-st Ignatius,  click on 31 days of St. Ignatius and then click on subscribe to receive an email each morning at 7am.  It is free of charge.


 

HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

13th Sunday of the Year—Year B

1st July 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Wisdom 1: 13-15; 2:23-24

Death is not of God’s making, nor does God rejoice in the destruction of the living.

Second Reading:  2 Corinthians 8:7. 9. 13-15

As you are rich in every respect, may you abound in charity, remembering that Jesus became poor so that we might become rich.

Gospel:  Mark 5:21-43

Jesus brings  good health to a woman, who for twelve years, has suffered a haemorrhage, and restores life to a young girl, just twelve years old.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Tuesday 3rd: St. Thomas

 

PETER’S PENCE:

There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for Peter’s Pence.

 

SEA SUNDAY: Next week is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea.  There will be a retiral collection for Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church.  It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports.  For more information on the work AoS, please visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

DATA PROTECTION:

 

 From 25 May, the British law in relation to Data Protection has changed, and under the new General Data Protection

Regulations (GDPR) we must be in compliance with the regulations.   What does it mean for Holy Trinity and All Saints and St. Stephen’s.

We have on file, the names, addresses and phone numbers of various parishioners and people who support the parish  financially or by attendance at church. Your personal data will not be used by us for any other reason except the reason for which it was filed, e.g. Gift Aid or other fundraising projects. We have a custom of printing certain names in the bulletin, e.g. prize winners, etc. This will continue but no data will be  provided to or shared with third parties.

Also, from time to time names/contact details may be printed in the bulletin in connection with specific functions/fundraisers but this will only be done at the named person’s request.

RAISE THE ROOF

LOTTERY WINNERS—JUNE

 

1st                J. Traynor

2nd                J. Foy

3rd                V. McGillivary

 


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS,   

COATDYKE

Nativity of St. John the Baptist—Year B

24th June 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.  

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena) 

         Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.            

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at

         4.00 p.m. and upon request. 

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

 

THEME

First Reading:  Isaiah 49: 1-6

The servant of the |Lord speaks of his role to be a light to the nations.

Second Reading:  Acts 13: 22-26

Paul explains how in Jesus God has raised up one of

David’s descendants.

Gospel:  Luke 1: 57-66. 80.

The family and friends of John the Baptist celebrate his birth                       and wonder what he will become.

FAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Thursday 28th: St. Irenaeus.

Friday 29th: St. Peter and St. Paul is a holyday of obligation.

Masses:

7.30 p.m. Thursday (Vigil )

9.30 a.m. Friday.

PETER’S PENCE:

There will be a special collection at all Masses next weekend for Peter’s Pence.  PRAY  for the Holy Father  as he reaches out compassionately to make the world less cold and more just and for those around the world who  are suffering and will benefit from this collection.

 

RAISE THE ROOF

 COFFEE MORNING:  next Sunday 1st July after 10.30 a.m. Mass.  Come along with your friends and family at the start of the school holidays and enjoy a roll n’ sausage, bacon, or scrambled egg, and  some home-baking with your tea/coffee.

 

SEA SUNDAY is on Sunday 8th July.  Sea Sunday is when we  have the opportunity to remember and pray for seafarers, their  families and all who support them.    It is a day of remembrance, prayer  and celebration, and an opportunity to think about and thank  those seafarers who work tirelessly throughout the year  bringing us goods we often take for granted.

 


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS, COATDYKE  
 CORPUS CHRISTI — Year B 
3rd June 2018 
 
Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)           

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mas at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Exodus 24: 3-8

Worship is a matter of obedience, because only God can reveal God.

Second Reading:  Hebrews 9: 11-15

In Christ death, which was the end, becomes the way to eternal life.

Gospel:  Mark 14: 12-16. 22-26

Old wine for new wine.  Old lives for new lives.

That is the kingdom.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK

Tuesday 5th: St. Boniface

Friday 8th: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Saturday 9th: St. Columba.

 

PIONEER TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION

OF THE SACRED HEART: Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart in

St. Francis Xavier Church, Carfin on Friday 8th June 2018 at 7.30 p.m.

APOSTOLATE OF Life:   A collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend, for the Apostolate of Life.

RAISE THE ROOF

 

         A NIGHT AT THE RACES                   9th June 2018.

Tickets now on sale £5.

To buy a horse : £5;

To buy a jockey:  £2

Donations of prizes would be gratefully accepted and can be handed into the Sacristy.

 

COFFEE MORNING: TODAY   in the Parish Hall  after the 10.30 a.m. Mass .  Come and join us.

VOCATIONS: 

Please remember in your prayers two seminarians from our Diocese, Kieran Hamilton and Kevin Lawrie, who will be ordained to the diaconate in St Mary’s College, Oscott, by Archbishop Bernard Longley in the College on Saturday 23rd June 2018.

The Diocesan Corpus Christi Procession will take place in Carfin Grotto TODAY at 3.00 pm.

Annual Lourdes Mass

The Annual Lourdes Mass will take place at St Francis Xavier Church in Carfin on Sunday 24th June at 3.00 pm.  Bishop Toal will be the principal celebrant.

FIRST COMMUNION CARDS AND GIFTS: are available in the

Repository at the front of  the  church.

 

 

 

 


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS, COATDYKE  
 THE MOST HOLY TRINITY — Year B 
 27th May, 2018 
 
Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)           

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mas at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: 

Deuteronomy 4: 32-34. 39-40

Moses exhorts the people to remain faithful to the one true God, so              that they may prosper and have a rich life.

Second Reading:  Romans 8: 14-17

God gives us the Holy Spirit, to make us God’s sons and daughters, able to inherit the glory of God the Father.

Gospel:  Matthew 28: 16-20

Jesus’ final command: go out to make disciples of all             nations.  He promises to be with his followers to the end of time.                                                                                         

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK:

Thursday 31st: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Bishops of Scotland’s Day for Life: is on Thursday

31st May.  A collection will be taken up at all Masses for the Apostolate of Life, next weekend.

FIRST COMMUNION CARDS AND GIFTS:   are available in the Repository at the front of  the  church,

ST. MARGARET PILGRIMAGE, DUNFERMLINE  Sunday 3rd June 2018.  11 am Visit sites associated with

St. Margaret’s life; 1.45 p.m. Gather at Pittencrief Park, gates for procession; 3 pm Holy Mass at St. Margaret’s

Memorial Church.

RAISE THE ROOF

 

A NIGHT AT THE RACES 

9th June 2018.

Tickets now on sale £5.

To buy a horse : £5;

To buy a jockey:  £2

LOTTERY WINNERS  MAY                            

1st  P. McGroarty

2nd  M. McLaughlin

3rd  J. Costello

 

COFFEE MORNING:  Our next coffee morning is on Sunday 3rd June 2018 in the Parish Hall after the 10.30 a.m. Mass .  Come and join us.

DO YOU FEEL CALLED TO SERVE GOD AS A PERMANENT DEACON?

Any men who would like to find out more about the Permanent Diaconate are invited to attend an ‘Enquiry Night’ in Holy Family, Mossend on Monday 11th June at 7.30pm Please note that any who come to this Enquiry night can do so without any fear of commitment. This is an information night only. (The Permanent Diaconate is open to men, married or unmarried 25 years +)

PIONEER TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION OF THE SACRED HEART: Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart in St. Francis Xavier Church, Carfin on Friday 8th June 2018 at 7.30 p.m.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS, COATDYKE  
 PENTECOST  SUNDAY — Year B 
 20th May, 2018 
 
Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)           

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mas at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Acts 2: 1-11

On the final day of Passover, Jesus’ disciples receive the Holy Spirit in a way that recalls the giving of the Law to the Israelites at Mount  Sinai.

Second Reading:  Galatians 5: 16-25

The fruits of the Holy Spirit are so much different from other fruits.  Only the Holy Spirit can bring the fruits of love, peace, patience, gentleness.

Gospel:  John 16: 26-27; 16: 12-15

The Holy Spirit, the Advocate, will be Jesus’ witness when he comes and, through the Spirit, Jesus’ followers also become his witness.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK:   

Saturday 26th:  St. Philip Neri

Congratulations to the Children from  All Saints Primary who  received their first  Holy Communion  yesterday.   Well done.

RAISE THE ROOF
A NIGHT AT THE RACES 
9th June 2018.

Tickets now on sale £5.

To buy a horse : £5;

To buy a jockey: £2

LOTTERY WINNERS

MARCH                                                                        APRIL 

1. V. Mears                                                                 1. D. McGroarty

2. K. Burke                                                                2. C. Linden

3. D. Donnachie                                                       3. M. E. Martin

Congratulations!

FIRST COMMUNION CARDS AND GIFTS: are available in the Repository at the front of the church.

DO YOU FEEL CALLED TO SERVE GOD AS A PERMANENT DEACON? Any men who would like to find out more about the Permanent Diaconate are invited to attend an ‘Enquiry Night’ in Holy Family, Mossend on Monday 11th June at 7.30pm Please note that any who come to this Enquiry night can do so without any fear of commitment. This is an information night only. (The Permanent Diaconate is open to men, married or unmarried 25 years +).


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS  

COATDYKE  

6th Sunday of Easter—Year B

6th May 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading:  Acts 10: 25-26. 34-35. 44-49

Peter comes to know that the gift of the Holy Spirit is not limited to a select few, but is meant for all people.

Second Reading:  1 John 4: 7-10

God’s love was revealed when God sent his only Son so that we could have life through him.

Gospel:  John 15: 9-17

The disciples are not servants but friends of Jesus whom he has chosen and sent into the world to bear fruit that will last.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK:

ASCENSION THURSDAY: is on Thursday 10th May 2018 and is a holyday of obligation.

Vigil Mass: Wednesday 7.30 p.m.

|Morning Mass: Thursday 9.30 a.m.

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST

Thank you to all those who participated in the Rosary on the Coast.   For those who couldn’t attend, we remembered you in our prayers.

FIRST COMMUNION CARDS AND GIFTS:     are available in the Repository at the front of  the  church.

MONDAY NIGHT BINGO: Thank you to the Bingo ladies for their kind donation to the Parish.  They do this on a regular basis.  It is greatly appreciated.

NOTRE DAME:           

Remembering Notre Dame’s Contribution to Catholic Education.

You are invited to celebrate the feast of St. Julie Billiart with the

Notre Dame Community in Scotland at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall, Maryhill Road, on Friday 11th May at 7.00 p.m.

JUSTICE AND PEACE: 

ONE BIG PICNIC:  Sunday 13th May at George Square, Glasgow, 12 noon-3.00 p.m. (inter faith tackling food poverty).  Food initiatives from diverse religions and cultures serve delicious free food for all.  Entertainment for children and adults.

SCIAF FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK at Strathclyde Country Park,

Saturday 2nd June at 11 a.m.  To take part you can register at  http://www.sciaf.org.uk/sciaf-6k-fun-run.

RAISE THE ROOF

 

COFFEE MORNING TODAY after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.  Treat the family this bank holiday weekend to a roll n’ sausage, scrambled egg or bacon and some  homebaking.

RACE NIGHT:  9th June 2018.  SAVE THE DATE


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS  

COATDYKE  

5th Sunday of Easter—Year B

29th APRIL 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

THEME

First Reading: 

Acts 9: 26-31

Saul’s first attempt to join the disciples after his conversion.

Second Reading: 

1 John 3: 18-24

Those who keep God’s commandments live in God, and God lives in them.

Gospel:  John 15: 1-8

In the imagery of the vine and branches we are given a beautiful depiction of the intimate relationship between the Father, Jesus and his followers.  We can be confident of the Lord’s continuing presence in the world.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK:

Wednesday 2nd May:  St. Athanasius.

Thursday 3rd May:  St. Philip and St. James

ROSARY ON THE COAST TODAY 29th April 2018 at 3.00 p.m.    The bus will leave from Holy Trinity & All Saints Church at 1.15 p.m. to go to Portobello  The bus will leave Portobello at 5.30 p.m. to return to the Church.

ASCENSION THURSDAY: is on Thursday 10th May of obligation.

Vigil Mass: Wednesday 7.30 p.m.

Morning Mass: Thursday 9.30 a.m.

FIRST COMMUNION CARDS AND GIFTS:  are available in the Repository at the front of  the  church.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE: Monday 20th August 2028—Sunday 26tyh August 2018. Return coach and ferry travel from Motherwell to Maynooth/Dublin. 6 nights B&B accommodation in 4* Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth (based on 2 sharing).  A full day excursion to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo. Entrance to all WMF Conferences and events.  Tickets to all the major events with Pope Francis. ADULTS £779; CHILDREN 3679.    For booking enquiries email: office@saintaugustines.org.uk.

VOCATIONS:  Please remember in your prayers Mark O’Donnell and Charles Coyle,  from our Diocese, who will be ordained to the        diaconate by Arcbishop Philip Tartaglia in Pontifical Scots College, Rome on Sunday 6th May 2018. Please also remember  4 candidates for the permanent diaconate who will receive ministries in Holy Family Church, Mossend on Monday 7th May 2018 at 7.00 p.m.   David Harper will receive the ministry of Acolyte, Alan Brown, Andy Hutton and George Frame will receive the ministry of Lector.

RAISE THE ROOF 

Many thanks to all who supported the afternoon tea last weekend in any way.  The total amount raised was a fantastic £1200.  Hope you all enjoyed yourselves!


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS  

COATDYKE  

4th Sunday of Easter—Year B

22nd APRIL 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

 

THEME

First Reading:  Acts 4: 8-12

Peter explains that the healing he has performed was only possible because it was done in the name of Jesus.

Second Reading:  1 John 3: 1-2

We shall see God as God really is.

Gospel:  John 10: 11-18  

Jesus, the good shepherd, lays down his life for his flock so that they may be united in one fold.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK:

Wednesday 25th April: St. Mark

Saturday 26th: St. Peter Chanel

ROSARY ON THE COAST NEXT SUNDAY 29th April 2018 at 3.00 p.m.   A bus will leave from Holy Trinity & All Saints Church at 1.00 p.m. to go to Portobello  The bus will leave Portobello at 5.30 p.m. to return to the Church.  If you wish to go please put your name on the list at the back of the church. 

FIRST COMMUNION CARDS AND GIFTS:   are available in the Repository at the front of the  church.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS.  Today the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the  priesthood and religious life?

¨ Pray for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead.

¨ Keep our parish priests in your prayers throughout the week.

¨ Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister.

¨ Pray a rosary for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God’s call.

SCIAF:  please return any remaining SCIAF boxes  by next weekend,

SCHOENSTATT SCOTLAND: have various retreats in May.  Details can be found on their website at www.schoenstatt.co.uk.

CARFIN GROTTO season commences on 1st May.  Full details of  Masses,  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament , Confessions, etc. can be found on their website at www.carfingrotto.org

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE BUBBLE RUSH 6 May 2018

The 5k course starts in a sea of bubbles and features four bubble stations along the route with cannons pumping out coloured foam to create a          bubble bath. The course is family friendly, so you can run, jog, walk, dance or toddle through the foam. Pushchairs and wheelchairs are more than            welcome.  The event is not timed, so you’re not racing anyone – the most important thing is that you enjoy your time in the bubbles and finish with a big smile on your face. Bubblers do it for fun with friends and children – and everyone gets a medal at the end!  To take part in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice, please visit www.princeandprincessofwaleshospice.org.uk/event-article/challenges/bubble-rush and select St Andrew’s Hospice from the dropdown menu on the registration form.

 

 

 

 


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS  

COATDYKE 

3rd Sunday of Easter—Year B

15th April 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays                      at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass.              at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

 

THEME

First Reading:  3: 13-15. 17-19

God said through all the prophets that the Christ would suffer.

Second Reading:  1 John 2: 1-5

If anyone should sin, we have our advocate with the Father,

Jesus Christ.

Gospel:  Luke: 24: 35-48

It was written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise                   from the dead.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK:

Saturday 31st: St. Anselm

ROSARY ON THE COAST SUNDAY 29th April 2018 at 3.00 p.m.

A bus will leave from Holy Trinity & All Saints Church at 1.00 p.m. to go to Portobello  The bus will leave

Portobello at 5.30 p.m. to return to the Church.  If you wish to go please put your name on the list at the back of the church.

Organisers say the rosary will help combat the “present threats to faith, the dignity of the human person and to peace”, and encourage a “re-flourishing of our Faith”.

RAISE THE ROOF

AFTERNOON TEA next Sunday

22nd April 2018.  Tickets £8.

Entertainment:  Christian.

NEWMAN ASSOCIATION 2017/2018 Lecture Series:

“The Acts of the Apostles and Today’s Church”, a talk by

Father Joe Boland, |Parish Priest, St. Bride’s Church, West Kilbride, on 26th April 2018 at 7.30 p.m.in the Ogilvie Centre, St. Aloysius Church, Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE.  Admission: Non-members £3 (includes refreshments.  Enquiries to: mclay@btinternet.com.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS  

COATDYKE  

EASTER SUNDAY—Year B

8th APRIL 2018

Masses: Sunday: Vigil 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday Masses: Monday 7.30 p.m. (including Novena)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Services: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m.

Confessions: after morning Masses; before Saturday evening Mass at 4.00 p.m. and upon request.

Blessed Sacrament Exposition: Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

 

THEME

First Reading:  Acts  4: 32-35

For a moment the Church is perfect on earth as it is in heaven.  Yet it is in the imperfections of the Church that the Lord manifests his mercy and his power.

Second Reading:  1 John 5: 1-6

Victory for Christians is always a victory over ourselves before we may presume to win others by faith.

Gospel:  John 20: 19-31

Peter speaks to the apostles and to the Church, but Thomas speaks for the apostles, because he speaks from his own struggle to believer.

MARY’S MEALS:  volunteers will be visiting our Parish today after the 10.30 a.m. Mass to collect any unwanted clothing (including bags/belts/shoes) or household  textiles e.g. towels/curtains/bedding (excluding pillows and duvets).

The van will collect after the Sunday morning Mass only. 

Recycling these materials generates money to help feed hungry children.

Last year, the clothing collections raised more than £160,000.

FIRST COMMUNION CARDS AND GIFTS: are  available in the Repository at the front of the  church.

RAISE THE ROOF

COFFEE MORNING TODAY after the 10.30 am Mass. 

You are invited to our coffee morning today .  Come along and bring your family and friends.  Enjoy a blether with them while you have your tea/coffee, roll n’ bacon, sausage or scrambled egg and homebaking.

AFTERNOON TEA new date is 22nd April 2018.  Tickets £8. 

Live entertainment.

PENNIES IN JARS:  The total amount collected to date is £19728.33.  Thank you for your generous support.

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST SUNDAY 29th April 2018 at 3.00 p.m.

A bus will leave from Holy Trinity & All Saints Church at 1.00 p.m. and to go to Portobello  The bus will leave Portobello at 5.30 p.m. to return to the Church.  If you wish to go please put your name on the list at the back of the church.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER:  is on Friday 13th April 2018 in St. Mary’s, Whifflet, at 7.30 p.m.  The service comes from Suriname and the theme is: “All God’s creation is very good!”

SISTERS OF ST. ELIZABETH , BELARUS  sent an Easter Card wishing  Father Hughes and all parishioners a very happy Easter.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS  

COATDYKE  

EASTER SUNDAY—Year B

1st APRIL 2018

 

THEME

First Reading:  Acts 10: 34. 37-43

Peter explains why he and the apostles were entrusted with Christ’s mission.

Second Reading:  Colossians 3: 1-4

Christ is our life and now this is all that matters.

Gospel:  John 20: 1-9

John tells us that he saw the empty tomb and he believed.

 

 

 

Easter Message

As we relive the Lord’s rising from the dead at the Vigil, the celebration of the Sacraments renews our awareness of our participation in the  salvation the Lord has gained for us and the gift of his grace poured into our lives. Those of us not being baptised renew our baptismal promises and are blessed with holy water, so that our faith in the Lord’s goodness is refreshed and strengthened. We all need to be saved; we cannot do this for ourselves however virtuous we may be; in Baptism and the other

Sacraments we receive the saving grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, our  protection from evil in this world and our promise of eternal life in and with God. The joy of Easter, the grace of the Sacraments, the inspiration we all receive from those coming to share our faith, make the Easter Vigil our most important liturgy of the year and I encourage you to be there.

In anticipation I wish you all a very Happy Easter and pray for the

Lord’s blessing upon us all as we give thanks for all the

wonderful gifts that we receive from him.

+ Joseph toal

                        EASTER WISHES

I wish you all a holy and happy Easter.

Father Hughes

RAISE THE ROOF EASTER RAFFLE WINNERS:

Pamper Hamper:  H. Rossi                             

Easter Egg:  J. Docherty.

EASTER GIFTS and EASTER RAFFLE: raised the sum of £172.

 

COFFEE MORNING next Sunday, 8th April, after the 10.30 am Mass. 

Come along with your family and friends and enjoy a  roll n’ sausage, bacon or scrambled egg with your tea/coffee and treat yourself to some home baking for afters.

COFFEE MORNING last weekend raised the sum of £140.

Many thanks for supporting all the above projects.  It is greatly        appreciated.

AFTERNOON TEA new date is 22nd April 2018.  Tickets £8. 

 

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST SUNDAY 29th April 2018 at 3.00 p.m.

A bus will leave from Holy Trinity & All Saints Church and St. Stephen’s Church  to go to Portobello  If you wish to go please put your name on the list at the back of the church.

MARY’S MEALS:  volunteers will be visiting our Parish next Sunday 8th April to collect any unwanted clothing (including bags/belts/shoes) or household  textiles e.g. towels/curtains/bedding (excluding pillows and duvets).   The van will collect after the Sunday morning Mass only.

FIRST COMMUNION CARDS AND GIFTS: are               available in the Repository at the front of the  church


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS  

COATDYKE 

PALM SUNDAY—Year B

25th March 2018

THEME

 

Procession:  Mark 11: 1-10

Actions speak louder than words and Jesus enters Jerusalem a humble king.

First Reading:  Isaiah 50: -4-7

God’s servant bravely faces his foes.

Second Reading:  Philippians 2: 6-11

A hymn proclaims the glory of Christ.

Gospel:  Mark 14: 1—15:47

The sky is darkened, the veil of the Temple torn in two and a soldier recognises the Son of God.

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EASTER RAFFLE:  Tickets £1 now on sale.  Write your name and phone number on tickets.  Prizes:  A PAMPER HAMPER ;

A large Easter Egg.

EASTER GIFTS:  Felt bags filled with Easter Eggs also on sale, cost £5.

COFFEE MORNING TODAY after the 10.30 am Mass.

Come along with your family and friends and enjoy a                        roll n’ sausage, bacon or scrambled egg with your tea/coffee and treat yourself to some home baking for afters.

AFTERNOON TEA new date is 22nd April 2018.  Tickets £8. 

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER:  will now take place on Friday 13th April in

St. Mary’s Whifflet at 7.30 p.m.  This service had to be rescheduled because of the severe weather conditions in March.

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST SUNDAY 29th April 2018 at 3.00 p.m.

A bus will leave from Holy Trinity & All Saints Church and St. Stephen’s Church.   If you wish to go please put your name on the list at the back of the church.

 

CONGRATULATIONS: to the children of our Parish from St. Patrick’s Primary who received the sacrament of First Reconciliation.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES: 

Palm Sunday – 25th March 

Vigil Mass: 4.30 p.m.

Sunday services: 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Monday – 26th March

Mass: 7.30 p.m. followed by Confessions with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 8.00-9.00 p.m.

Tuesday – 27th March

Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m.

Wednesday – 28th March

Mass: 9.30 a.m. Confessions after morning Mass.

Confessions  with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 8.00-9.00 p.m.

Holy Thursday – 29th March

Morning Prayer: 9.30 a.m.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 8.00 p.m.

Night Prayer at the Altar of Repose: 10.00 p.m.

All Night Vigil at the Altar of Repose.

 Please put names on list to be found in the Sacristy.

 THERE WILL BE NO CONFESSIONS ON GOOD FRIDAY OR HOLY SATURDAY .

 

Good Friday 30th March

Morning Prayer: 9.30 a.m.

Solemn Passion and Veneration of the Cross: 3.00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the Cross: 7.30 p.m.

 

 Holy Saturday

Morning prayer:  9.30 a.m.

Easter Vigil: 8.00 p.m.

 

Easter Sunday: 1st April

Mass of the Resurrection:  10.30 a.m.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS, COATDYKE   
4th Sunday of Lent — Year B  
11th March 2018 

THEME

First Reading:  2 Chronicles 36: 14-16. 19-23

Despite the rejection of God by the leaders of the people, God engineers their return after exile through the unexpected agency of the Persian King, Cyrus.

Second Reading:  Ephesians 2: 4-10

God’s love is so great that even when we were dead through our sins, God brought us to life in Christ.

Gospel:  John 3: 14-21

A simple statement says so much: “God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son”.

LENTEN SERVICES

Monday:   Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday:     Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by

Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday: Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursday:  Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by

Stations of  the Cross.

Friday:        Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:  Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

Saturday:    Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by

Stations of the Cross.

Saturday:   Vigil Mass at 4.30 p.m.

Sunday:       Masses at 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

CONFESSIONS:   will be announced nearer the end of Lent in  preparation for Easter.

FEAST DAYS:

Saturday 17th: St. Patrick

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY to all mothers.

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LOTTERY WINNERS FEBRUARY

 

1st                 J. Corrins

2nd               A. McKendry

3rd                G. Paterson

SCIAF SUNDAY:  TODAY is SCIAF Sunday.

A special collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.

“Today we ask for your prayers for women around the world who are working hard for their families. May those who nurture the next generation have the strength to continue in their daily struggle. Please join with us in thinking about mothers everywhere today.   Thank you for your contribution to the special collection.”

Each pound donated will be doubled by the UK Government.

SISTERS OF ST. ELISABETH CONVENT, BELARUS: are incredibly grateful for the donation collected in our parish which will allow them to continue their outreach services and programs for orphanage children with psychophysical  deficiencies, for people who were led astray by the rough and tumble of life,  the            homeless, drug and alcohol addicts, ex-prisoners and the less able) including food, shelter and clothing distribution.

 

EXTREME DANCE AND CHEER class on Thursday evenings 6.00—7.30 p.m in the Parish Hall. First night free.

 EASTER CARDS are on sale in the Repository at the front of the church.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS, COATDYKE   
 3rd Sunday of Lent — Year B  
 4th March 2018 

THEME

First Reading:  Exodus 20: 1-7

The Ten Commandments — indicators of where genuine human fulfilment is to be found.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 1: 22-25

The Christian paradox: Christ crucified is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Gospel: John 2: 13-25

In cleansing the Temple, Jesus declares that he, through his death and resurrection, is to replace the Temple.

SCIAF BOXES are available at each entrance, for you to uplift.

LENTEN SERVICES  

Monday:   Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday: Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by   Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday: Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursday: Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of  the Cross.

Friday: Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:

Saturday:    Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Saturday:   Vigil Mass at 4.30 p.m.

Sunday:       Masses at 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

CONFESSIONS:   will be announced nearer the end of Lent in preparation for Easter.

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ATTENTION, EVENT POSTPONED

MARCH:  Mothers’ Day afternoon tea postponed meantime due to weather.  New date to be announced.  Anyone who has already bought tickets can use those on the new date.  

CANCELLED
COFFEE MORNING:  which should have taken place today has been cancelled due to inclement weather. 

FEAST DAYS:

Wednesday 7th: St. Perpetua

Thursday 8th: St. John of God.

Saturday 10th: St. John Ogilvie.

SCIAF SUNDAY:

Next Sunday is SCIAF Sunday. SCIAF is working in Cambodia, to help families protect traditional fishing waters from illegal fishing, and protect their land from illegal logging and corporate land grabbing. Your donations will help SCIAF to train families to understand their rights and live with dignity.

EXTREME DANCE AND CHEER class starting on Thursday 8th March, 6.00—7.30 p.m in the Parish Hall. First night free.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS, COATDYKE   
 1st Sunday of Lent — Year B  
 18th February 2018 

THEME

First Reading: Genesis 9: 8-15

God gives us the rainbow as a sign of God’s everlasting covenant with humankind.

Second Reading:  1 Peter 3: 18-22

God’s will is to save us all.  Baptism is God’s pledge to us  of this desire.

Gospel:  Mark 1: 12-15

After being tempted  in the wilderness by Satan, Jesus begins his proclamation of the Good News from God.

LENTEN SERVICES

 Monday:   Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday: Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday: Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursday: Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of  the Cross.

Friday: Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:  Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

Saturday:    Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS:   will be announced nearer the end of Lent in preparation for Easter.

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  MARCH:  Mothers’ Day Event,

  11th March 2017  with  entertainment.  Tickets on sale soon.

 

 

COFFEE MORNING:  The next Coffee Morning is on Sunday 4th March 2018 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.  Come and have a roll n’ sausage, bacon or scrambled egg , tea/coffee and some home-baking.

DIOCESAN NEEDS:  There will be a special collection for the needs of the Diocese next weekend.

FEAST DAYS:

Thursday 22nd:               The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle.

THE BEGINNING EXPERIENCE: are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce,  separation or widowhood.   The weekend will take place from 23rd-25th March 2018 at St. Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth.  For details contact: Ros on 0131 669 0003 or email rcm2524@yahoo.co.uk.

Completed applications must be returned by Friday 9th March 2018.

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY CENTRE and the Epiphany Group are running on online retreat during Lent.  For further information and to sign up go to www.lentretreat.uk.


HOLY TRINITY & ALL SAINTS, COATDYKE   
 6th Sunday of the Year — Year B  
 11th February 2018 

THEME

First Reading: Leviticus 13: 1-2. 44-46

Laws are imposed on Israel regarding leprosy.  We can understand the fear in a community when a skin complaint which looks like decomposition is found in the camp; dire measures are enforced.

Second Reading:   Corinthians 10: 31– 11.1

Paul insists that whatever is done should be done in the name of the Lord, and that nothing offensive should be done to anyone.

Gospel:  Mark 1:  40-45

Jesus does the unthinkable.  He not only cures a leper, he touches him,  thereby incurring the life of a leper: exclusion and isolation from people. 

ASH WEDNESDAY is on 14th February 2018 and is a day of fast and abstinence.

Masses at  9.30 a.m.and 7.30 p.m.

LENTEN SERVICES

 Monday:   Mass at 7.30 p.m. including Novena.

Tuesday: Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday: Mass at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursday: Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of  the Cross.

Friday: Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:  Friday 7.00—8.00 p.m.

Saturday:    Eucharistic Service at 9.30 a.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS:   will be announced nearer the end of Lent in preparation for Easter.

 THE ROOF

MARCH:  Mothers’ Day Event, 11th March 2017 with entertainment.   Further details soon.

PENNIES IN JARS:  The total amount collected to date is £19,474.82.  Thank you for your generosity.

SISTERS OF ST. ELIZABETH, BELARUS will visit our Parish on  Thursday 15th of February at 9.30 a.m. to ask for your support by       buying  their icons,  ceramics, decorations and other items produced in their convent.

The annual QUIET MAN FILM SHOW, QUIZ AND IRISH MUSIC EVENING with late bar in aid of the Holy Ghost Father, Carfin is on Friday 23rd February 20198 at 7.30 p.m. in the Hall,        117 Newarthill Road, Carfin, ML1 5AL.  To book tickets, call 07584 677516,  leaving name, contact details and number of tickets require.

SCIAF Film: SCIAF wishes to announce the screening of the compelling film  The Claim – Blessed Oscar Romero, His People and Pope Francis on Tuesday  20th February 2018 in St Bride’s Parish Hall, 21 Greenlees Rd, Cambuslang, Glasgow, G72 8JB. Please contact Teresa on tmcgoldrick@sciaf.org.uk or   0141 354 5555 to confirm your place. Open to all. Free Entry.

THANK YOU for your kindness to Kevin Lawrie, student from Oscott who was on placement here recently.  Please remember him in your prayers on his journey of  discernment.

CONGRATULATIONS to the boys and girls

from our parish who received

the Sacrament of Confirmation

during the week.  

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