PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                 

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

14th Sunday of the Year, Year B

4th July 2021

 

MASSES

     9.30 a.m.

Monday to Friday All Saints Streamed

4.30 p.m.

Saturday Vigil All Saints Streamed

5.30 p.m.

Saturday Vigil

St. Stephen’s

—–

10.30 a.m.

Sunday morning

All Saints

Streamed

12.15 p.m. Sunday morning St. Stephen’s

—-

5.30 p.m. Sunday evening All Saints

Streamed

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in All Saints Church.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 5th                                 St. Antony Mary Zaccaria

Tuesday 6th                                St. Maria Goretti

Friday 9th                                     Our Lady of Aberdeen

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY Peter’s Pence for the Apostolate of the See of St Peter.

ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK in Dunbeth Park on Sunday1st August 2021. Meet at Quarry Street Gates of                  🚶‍♀️     🚶‍♂️

All Saints at 1.30 p.m. to walk round to the park. Twice round Dunbeth Park. Sponsor Forms will be available from the

Stewards.  This would be a nice way to meet up and reconnect after lockdown.

VOCATIONS: 

“I am sending you to them.” The prophet Ezekiel is called and sent to speak God’s word to his People. Could you be called in a similar way to bring the Gospel to people in priesthood or religious life?

Contact your Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell, either by phone 01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk.

GOSPEL REFLECTION

Mark’s Gospel tells us that Jesus sent out the Twelve. These twelve were selected from among Jesus’ disciples and named by Mark in chapter 3. Mark notes that these twelve are also called “apostles.” The word apostle means “one who is sent.” The number twelve is also a symbolic number, representing the twelve tribes of Israel.

By naming twelve apostles, Jesus shows his mission to be in continuity with the mission of God’s people, Israel.

Jesus’ instructions to the apostles are very specific. He repeats the mission that they are sent to preach and to share his authority to heal and to drive out demons. Jesus sends them in pairs, establishing his mission as a communal endeavour. Jesus also instructs them to travel lightly, without the customary food, money, and extra set of clothes. These instructions mean that the Twelve will be dependent on the hospitality of others, just as Jesus depended on others to provide for his needs.

Our Lady of Aberdeen is a Madonna and Child statuette, a copy of a        similar statuette in Brussels known as Notre Dame du Bon Succes. Copies of Notre Dame du Bon Succes are to be found across the North East of Scotland. It is believed that the statue in Brussels may have been in Old Aberdeen as early as 1450. References to a statue in a Chapel at the Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen suggest that it may have been placed there by Bishop Gavin Dunbar of Aberdeen (1514-1531). [11 At the beginning of the

Scottish Reformation (c. 1559) many religious objects from churches in Aberdeen and the St Machar’s Cathedral in Old Aberdeen were given for safe keeping to Catholic sympathisers. It is claimed that the statue was in the hands of a Catholic family, the Gordons of Strathbogie, until 1625. It was then sent to the Low Countries by a William Laing, thought to be the Procurer for copies in St Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen and in the Bishop’s House, formerly the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Aberdeen. Other    copies include one in Buckie and one in St Peter’s Church in Aberdeen.

SVDP FURNITURE PROJECT

The SSVP are looking for volunteers at their furniture unit in Wishaw. Help is required in their office, uplifts and furniture deliveries. Are you available

from 11.00 a.m—3.00 p.m once or twice a month to help assist with this work?

Please call 01698 375291 or 07483 363888 Tuesdays or Thursdays  between 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. or leave a message and they will get back to you

or email: svdpfurniture@outlook.com.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                 

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

12th Sunday of the Year, Year B

20th June 2021

 

MASSES

9.30 a.m. Monday to Friday All Saints Streamed
4.30 p.m. Saturday Vigil All Saints Streamed
5.30 p.m. Saturday Vigil St. Stephen’s —–
10.30 a.m. Sunday morning All Saints Streamed
12.15 p.m. Sunday morning St. Stephen’s —-
5.30 p.m. Sunday evening All Saints Streamed

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in All Saints Church.

Gospel Reflection:

The Gospel today reminds us that God is with us in the midst of the storms and tempests of But Christ is the quiet presence in our lives who stops our lives from sinking as he rebukes every storm and disturbance in our lives. Let us have complete faith in Christ even at times of great trial. this life. Like the disciples we might accuse Jesus saying Master do you not care. We are sinking.

SPECIAL COLLECTION

The Bishop has asked that we take up a collection for the apostolate of media and communication in the diocese. A second basket will be in the porch for those in a position to contribute.

MOTHERWELL LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ

The annual Motherwell Diocesan Lourdes Hospitalité Day at Carfin will take place TODAY at 3 pm.  Holy Mass with the blessing of the Sick will be celebrated by Bishop Toal.

 

VOCATIONS

“Even the wind and the sea obey him.” Jesus brings calm when storms threated to overwhelm us. Could you bring his calming, restoring presence to others and inspire faith in times of anxiety?  Contact  your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

 

Congratulations to the children from All Saints Primary School on the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation, we pray that the gift of the Holy Spirit may enrich their young lives and help them to serve Christ more fully. Sincere thanks to the Mrs McMullan and all the staff for the support and preparation of the children for receiving the sacraments.

All Saints Readers: we can thankfully have readers again at Mass and a rota for the next few weeks can be collected from the sacristy. Anyone interested in becoming a reader at mass please speak to Fr Doyle. 

 

St Stephen’s Altar Servers: many thanks to the

Altar Servers who joined our meeting on

Wednesday afternoon, we look forward to the

return of servers at mass after the school holidays.

Happy Father’s Day TO ALL FATHERS.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSEDTRINITY                 

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

11th Sunday of the Year, Year B

13th June 2021

 

MASSES

9.30 a.m. Monday to Friday

All Saints

Streamed
4.30 p.m. Saturday Vigil All Saints Streamed
5.30 p.m. Saturday Vigil St. Stephen’s —–
10.30 a.m. Sunday morning All Saints Streamed
12.15 p.m. Sunday morning St. Stephen’s —-
5.30 p.m. Sunday evening All Saints Streamed

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in All Saints Church.

Gospel Reflection:

Today’s Gospel Reading consists of two parables about the kingdom of God whose seed is sown in the world. The emphasis in the parables is on the seed, which seemingly has the power to grow on its own. While on earth, Jesus planted the seeds of the kingdom by his life, miracles, teaching, and suffering. However, the kingdom is not yet fully established. Although already present in Jesus and the twelve, it has yet to come to fruition; just as the seed in the parable needs time to grow, so does God’s kingdom. The mustard seed though not the smallest of all seeds develops into a tree. Its wide expanse and provides a nesting place for all the birds. Just as the tree welcomes the birds, so is God’s kingdom welcoming and open to many.

SPECIAL COLLECTION

The Bishop has asked that we take up a collection for the apostolate of

media and communication in the diocese. A second basket will be in the porch for those in a position to contribute.

THANK YOU  

May I express my sincere and heartfelt thanks for the continued generosity that parishioners have shown throughout this period to the parish.

CONGRATULATIONS

We congratulate our First Communicants and thank their teachers for all the prayerful preparation of the children for this wonderful day. Please keep the children preparing for Confirmation in your prayers.

STEWARDS

We owe a great debt of gratitude to all our stewards, who have allowed us to open the churches safely and in accordance with the Covid protocols. They have been unfailingly generous with their time and I sincerely thank them for all their commitment and the service they have given to Christ and the church.

 

Pope Francis calls the church to a new way of working together: “The journey of synodality is the journey that God wants from his church in the third millennium”. “A synodal church is a listening church, aware that listening is more than hearing. It is a reciprocal listening in which each one has something to learn.” The pope wishes every parish and diocese to be actively engage in this process which will begin in the autumn.

 

June is a month dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus we place all our trust and hope in that heart which burns with love for us. His heart never turns anyone away who seeks refuge or consolation, from that heart flows an infinite ocean of grace, mercy and love

Bulletins can be obtained from a box at the Stall Door.

VOCATIONS

“The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed”. From small and simple      beginnings, God makes his Kingdom grow. Is that small seed planted in your heart, which might flower into service in the Church?

Contact  your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

 

MOTHERWELL LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ

The annual Motherwell Diocesan Lourdes Hospitalité Day at Carfin will take place on Sunday 20th June,  at 3 pm.  Holy Mass with the blessing of the Sick will be celebrated by Bishop Toal.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSEDTRINITY                 

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

CORPUS CHRISTI

(THE MOST HOLY BODY AND

BLOOD OF CHRIST)

6th June 2021

 

MASSES

 

9.30 a.m. Monday to Friday All Saints Streamed
4.30 p.m. Saturday Vigil All Saints Streamed
5.30 p.m. Saturday Vigil St. Stephen’s —–
10.30 a.m. Sunday morning All Saints Streamed
12.15 p.m. Sunday morning St. Stephen’s —-
5.30 p.m. Sunday evening All Saints Streamed

MONDAY MORNING MASS:  There will be  a funeral on Monday morning, so there will be no public Mass at 9.30 a.m.

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in

All Saints Church.

THEME

First reading: Exodus 14: 3-8

The importance of blood, shed for the good of others. Israelites give this gift to God from their own flocks and herds — an offering of life to God, the Lord of life.

Second reading:  Hebrews 9: 11-15

Unlike the multiple sacrifices in  the past, the sacrifice of Jesus is a once-and-for-all sacrifice.

Gospel: Mark 14: 12-15. 22-26

Mark’s account of the Last Supper and the institution of Eucharist@ an action whereby Jesus’ gift of himself is made available in every age.

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 9th                                  St. Columba.

Friday 11th                                          Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saturday 12th                                         Immaculate Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

BIBLE REFLECTION

All of today’s readings are set in the context of the Passover. The First Reading recalls the old covenant celebrated at Sinai following the first Passover and the Exodus.

In sprinkling the blood of the covenant on the Israelites, Moses was symbolizing God’s desire in this covenant to make them His family, His “blood” relations.

Quoting Moses’ words in today’s Gospel, Jesus elevates and transforms this covenant symbol to extraordinary reality. In the new covenant made in the blood of Christ, we truly become one with His body and blood.

The first covenant made with Moses and Israel at Sinai was but a shadow of this new and greater covenant made by Christ with all humankind in that upper room (see Hebrews 10:1).

The Passover that Jesus celebrates with His Twelve Apostles “actualizes,” makes real what could only be symbolized by Moses’ sacrifice at the altar with twelve pillars. What Jesus does today is establish His Church as the new Israel and His Eucharist as the new worship of the living God.

In offering Himself to God through the Spirit, Jesus delivered Israel from the transgressions of the first covenant. And, as we hear in today’s Epistle, by His blood He purified us and made us capable of true worship.

God does not want dead works or animal sacrifices. He wants our own flesh and blood, our own lives, consecrated to Him, offered as a living sacrifice. This is the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving that we sing of in today’s Psalm. This is the Eucharist.

What we do in memory of Him is to pledge our lives to Him, to renew our promise to live by the words of His covenant and to be His servants.

There is no other return we can offer to Him for the eternal inheritance He has won for us. So let us approach the altar, calling upon His name in thanksgiving, taking up the cup of salvation.

CONGRATULATIONS to our First Holy Communicants

 and their families;

many thanks to their teachers

for the assistance they gave to the children.         

Well done boys and girls!

Corpus Christi

“We prostrate ourselves before a God who first bent over man like the Good Samaritan to assist him and restore his life, and who knelt before us to wash our dirty feet. Adoring the Body of Christ, means believing that there, in that piece of Bread, Christ is really there, and gives true sense to life, to the immense universe as to the smallest creature, to the whole of human history as to the most brief existence. Adoration is prayer that prolongs the celebration and Eucharistic communion and in which the soul continues to be nourished: it is nourished with love, truth, peace; it is nourished with hope, because the One before whom we prostrate ourselves does not judge us, does not crush us but liberates and transforms us.” Pope Benedict XVI

 

Sacred Heart

Just as we might view the birth of Jesus, as the arrival of God’s love and light into a world grown cold and dark through sin, so we might view the growth of the devotion to the Sacred Heart as a response to the world grown cold though the religious confusion and a popular heresy of the time.

The Reformation had split the Church in the 16th century, leaving many in confusion. Jansenism was growing rapidly, especially in France, during the 17th century. Jansenism, a theological approach based on the teachings of the Dutch theologian Cornelius Jansen, emphasized the sinfulness of the human condition resulting in a serious sense of guilt which, in turn, led to a diminishment in the frequency of the reception of Holy Communion among Catholics.

Devotion to the love of the heart of Jesus  had been a part of popular devotion since the early days of the Church, and, with a few exceptions, the symbol of that love was the blood and water flowing from the wounded side of Christ as he hung on the cross. It was not until the 17th century, and the rise of a more affectionate approach to the humanity of Jesus, that devotion specifically to the heart of Jesus gained popularity.

Due to the work of Saint John Eudes, a feast in honor of Jesus’ heart was first celebrated on August 31, 1670. The devotion gained rapidly in popularity due to the visions of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. In an apparition on June 16, 1675, Jesus specifically asked for a feast of the Sacred Heart on the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi—the celebration of the Body and Blood of Jesus. This requested feast was to be in reparation for the lack of gratitude people showed for the loving sacrifice that Jesus had made for them; the sacrifice made present in the Sacrament of the body and blood of Jesus, the Eucharist.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart

O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing,

I adore you; I love you and will a lively sorrow for my sins.

I offer you this poor heart of mine.

Make me humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to your will.

Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you.

Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions,

give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs,

your blessings on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death.

Within your heart I place my every care.

In every need let me come to you with humble trust saying,

Heart of Jesus, help me.   Amen.

 

 

 

Immaculate Heart of Mary

In the 17th century, Saint John Eudes promoted devotion to the hearts of Jesus and Mary. He even composed an Office and Mass in honor of the Heart of Mary. It became a feast of the universal Church only in the 20th century and is celebrated on the day after the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The New Testament mentions Mary’s heart only twice. Luke 2:19 says, “Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Luke 2:51 has a similar text.

Both in Scripture and in later reflections on Mary’s heart, it is obvious that the usage is symbolic. The physical heart stands for the inner reaches of the human personality. It includes or connotes the mind, the soul, the will, the spirit, the core of one’s being. It is the place where a person thinks, remembers, feels, desires, makes decisions.

Medieval saints such as Mechtild, Gertrude (November 16) and Bridget (July 23) promoted devotion to the heart of Mary. Franciscan and Jesuit theologians made their contributions. Saint Francis de Sales (January 24) dedicated his Treatise on the Love of God to Mary’s heart.  But it was Saint John Eudes (August 19) who wrote extensively about this theme. He says that the divine Word printed on Mary’s heart a perfect likeness of the divine attributes and a share in the properties of each person of the Trinity.

Perhaps this devotion came into its own in the 20th century. It is a special theme of Fatima. In 1942, Pius XII consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and established this feast for the universal Church.

ST COLUMBA

Columba was born in 521 in Donegal, Ireland, and named Crimthann, meaning ‘fox’. He was of royal blood. Two cousins became high kings of the Uí Néill. Columba might have become king himself had he not been sent into the Church. There he received a new name – Columba, Latin for ‘dove’. Later he became known as Colum-Chille ‘Dove of the Church’.

In 563, aged 42, Columba left Ireland for Argyll. He arrived on Iona with 12 companions and established a monastery. Iona wasn’t the first monastery he founded, neither was it his last. But it soon became his favourite. Columba didn’t come as a missionary. The people in Argyll were his people, Gaels and already Christian. Columba travelled among them as a priest among his flock. We read of him journeying through ‘the rough and rocky district of Ardnamurchan’, and of him sailing across to Coll, Islay and Skye. He baptised, married, buried and admonished his flock. No one was too mighty, or too meek, for Columba, friend of kings and commoners alike.

Occasionally, Columba left Argyll. He returned to Ireland periodically. He also undertook tiring missionary journeys into Pictland to the east. But Iona was his home. And there he died, on Sunday 9 June 597 at the age of 75.

VOCATIONS

“This is my Body” Without the Eucharist there is no Church. Without priests, there is no Eucharist. Could God be inviting you to share in Jesus’s priesthood, offering your life with his for his people?

Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

BAPTISMS

Restrictions have been eased and we are allowed to arrange Baptisms now.  Please contact Father Doyle to arrange.

EVENTBRITE MASS BOOKINGS:  You are now able to book several weeks ahead on Eventbrite.  For those who do not have access to  the internet there are still 20 walk-up places available at each Mass.

RAFFLE IN AID OF RESTORATION FUND 

Win a hamper, includes a bottle of Celtic gin.  Only £1 a try.

 Special Collection in June – for the Apostolate of Communications

“During the month of June, the Special Collection in our parishes is for the Apostolate of Communications, in particular to assist the funding of the Scottish Catholic Media Office. The Motherwell Diocese, along with the other Dioceses, fund this Office as part of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and depend on the support from the annual collection to do so. Your contributions are much appreciated.”  The collection will be taken up in our parish NEXT SUNDAY.

 

NATIONAL SAFEGUARDING WEBINAR

REGISTER for the National Safeguarding Webinar Saturday 2nd October 2021 11am to 1pm.

Details of how to register will follow.

 

 

MOTHERWELL LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ              

The annual Motherwell Diocesan Lourdes Hospitalité Day at Carfin will take place on Sunday 20th June,  at 3 pm. 

Holy Mass with the blessing of the Sick will be celebrated by Bishop Toal.

Aid to the Church in Need Benefactors’ Day: Feast of the Sacred Heart – Friday 11th June,  ACN’s partners will be offering prayers, and Masses for all those who help suffering Christians throughout the world.

 

  • On 11th June at 5pm for a special, livestreamed Mass from Father Dominic Robinson, ACN UK’s Ecclesiastical Assistant at Farm Street Church, Mayfair.
  • Bishop Robson of Dunkeld Diocese will be celebrating Mass the day before, 10th June, at 10am for ACN Benefactors’ Day.

Thanks to you, ACN are able to work in over 139 countries around the world. In 2020, 4,758 projects were supported – none of this would be possible without your help.

 RIGHT TO LIFE

Ask your MP to sign a Parliamentary motion to stop ‘DIY’ abortion

Carla Lockhart MP has launched a parliamentary motion calling on the Government to end ‘DIY’ home abortion.

It is therefore vital that as many MPs as possible sign Carla Lockhart’s motion to send a clear message to the Government that they must end dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortion services as soon as possible.

Right To Life UK has launched an easy-to-use tool which makes it simple for you to send an email to your MP asking them to sign the motion. Please click the link below to contact your MP now. It only takes 30 seconds!

www.righttolife.org.uk/DIYmotion

 

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY 

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, B

30th May 2021

 

  

MASSES

 

 

9.30 a.m.

Monday to Friday

All Saints

Streamed

4.30 p.m.

Saturday Vigil

All Saints

Streamed

5.30 p.m.

Saturday Vigil

St. Stephen’s

—–

10.30 a.m.

Sunday morning

All Saints

Streamed

12.15 p.m.

Sunday morning

St. Stephen’s

—-

5.30 p.m.

Sunday evening

All Saints

Streamed

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no Mass at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday morning in All Saints Church, as there is a funeral in St. Stephen’s Church.

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in

All Saints Church.

 

THEME

First reading: Deuteronomy 4: 32-34. 39-40

The God of Israel has spoken a powerful word of love deep into the hearts of God’s people.

Second reading:  Romans 8: 14-17

Through our baptism, the Holy Spirit makes us God’s children, full of dignity and life.

Gospel: Matthew 28: 16-20

Jesus sends his apostles out to baptise in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 31st May                              The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Tuesday 1st June                               St. Justin.

Thursday 3rd June                             St. Charles Lwanga and Companions.

Saturday 5th June                              St. Boniface.

 

Pope Francis on the Trinity:

Today, the Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, a celebration for contemplating and lauding the mystery of the God of Jesus Christ, who is one in the communion of three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. To celebrate with ever new wonder God-Love, who freely offers us his life and asks us to spread it throughout the world.

Today’s Bible readings help us understand that God wishes to show us not so much that he exists but rather that he is the ‘God with us’, close to us, who loves us, who walks with us, is interested in our personal life story and takes care of each one, beginning with the least and the neediest. He “is God in heaven above” but also “on the earth beneath” (cf. Dt 4:39). Therefore, we do not believe in a distant entity, no! In an indifferent entity, no! But, on the contrary, in the Love who created the universe and who engendered a people, became flesh, died and rose for us and, as the Holy Spirit, transforms and leads everything to fulfilment.

Saint Paul (cf. Rom 8:14-17), who experienced first-hand this transformation brought about by God-Love, tells us of God’s desire to be called Father, indeed, ‘Dad’ — God is ‘Our Father’ —, with the total confidence of a child who abandons himself in the arms of the one who gave him life. Acting in us — the Apostle again recalls — the Holy Spirit ensures that Jesus Christ is not reduced to a character of the past, no, but that we feel he is near, our contemporary, and feel the joy of being children loved by God. Lastly, in the Gospel, the Risen Lord promises to remain with us forever. And thanks precisely to his presence and to the power of his Spirit we can serenely carry out the mission that he entrusts to us. What is the mission? To proclaim to all and witness to his Gospel and thereby expand our communion with him and the joy that comes from it. God, walking with us, fills us with joy and in a way, joy is a Christian’s first language.

Thus, the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity leads us to contemplate the mystery of God who unceasingly creates, redeems and sanctifies, always with love and through love, and enables every creature that welcomes him to reflect a ray of his beauty, goodness and truth. He has always chosen to walk with mankind and forms a people who may be a blessing for all nations and for each person, excluding none. A Christian is not an isolated person; he or she belongs to a people: this people that God forms. One cannot be Christian without this membership and communion. We are a people: The People of God. May the Virgin Mary help us to joyfully fulfil the mission of witnessing to the world, thirsty for love, that the meaning of life is precisely the infinite love, the tangible love of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Prayer to the Most Blessed Trinity

The Father is my hope. The Son is my refuge. The Holy Spirit is my protector. Glory to the holy and undivided Trinity, now and forever.

Let us praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; let us bless and exult God above all forever! Almighty and everlasting God, to whom we owe the grace of professing the true faith, grant that while acknowledging the glory of the eternal Trinity and adoring its unity, we may through your majestic power be confirmed in this faith and defended against all adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, invites us to appreciate Our Lady’s own understanding of God’s mercy.  By reflecting on Our Blessed Mother’s visitation to her cousin, Saint Elizabeth, the Virgin Mary, who is called “Mother of Mercy”, can help us understand God’s great mercy and love for us.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen tells us in his book Life of Christ, that:

Mary was given a sign that she would conceive by the Holy Spirit. Her cousin Elizabeth already had conceived a son in her old age and was now six months pregnant [cf Luke 1:36]. Bearing the Divine Secret within her, Mary then traveled several days’ journey from Nazareth to Hebron where, traditionally, the remains of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob lay. Elizabeth, who somehow knew mysteriously, that the Blessed Virgin was bearing the Messiah, cried out:

Most blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (Luke 1:42-43)

This greeting came from the mother of the herald of the Word to the Mother of the King whose path the herald would prepare. John the Baptist “still cloistered in his mother’s womb” leaped for joy at Jesus and His mother, who brought the Christ to their home.

Our Blessed Mother responded to Elizabeth with her Magnificat song of joy, extolling what God had done for her and praising His mercy, His strength, and His compassion. Retracing the history of Israel back to Abraham, she celebrated God’s plan in preparing for this moment from one generation to the next.  And she also looked into the future and prophesied: that all would call her “Blessed” and that the Messiah was on His way. God was fulfilling His prophecies and was about to manifest Himself on earth, in the flesh, to all mankind. Her praise of His mercy and justice was also a prophecy of the qualities that Christ would enflesh. She ends her hymn of praise by proclaiming the revolution He would set in motion by unseating the mighty and exalting the humble [adapted from Life of Christ].

Providentially, Sister Elena Bosetti S.J.B.P. also wrote this some time ago in her book Luke: The Song of God’s Mercy – A Contemplative Reading of the Gospel:

“The Magnificat sings the story of divine mercy, which bestows itself in many forms: toward the mothers of Israel and toward their sons, in fidelity to the promise made to their father Abraham, in whose name the canticle closes. Mercy, the divine eleos, [or hesed] is therefore the guiding theme of the Magnificat, the golden thread that connects Mary’s situation to that of Israel…. [N]ot by chance [does] the ending of the Magnificat [contain] two [particularly relevant] points [on mercy]: verse 50, which serves as a bridge between Mary’s personal situation and that of the community, and verse 54, at the end of the sevenfold salvation of Israel:

‘And his mercy is from generation to generation toward those who fear him.’

(v 50)

‘He has come to the aid of his servant, Israel, mindful of his mercy (v 54)

Finally, what God did in the Blessed Virgin, He mercifully, albeit differently, does in us.  And, Servant of God Monsignor Romano Guardini, in his book The Rosary of Our Lady, beautifully explained it like this:

In every Christian life there is a sacred domain of nascent growth in which dwells Christ — a domain in which we are more firmly rooted than we are in our own. There He works and grows, takes possession of our being, draws our strength toward Himself, penetrates our thoughts and volition, and sways our emotions and sentiments, so that the word of the Apostle comes true:

“It is now no longer I that live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20)

As we can see, this is, indeed, a wonderful feast on which to meditate on God’s mercy: what He did in Mary, our Mother; what He did for humanity; and what He has done and is doing, individually, for each one of us.  Let us not let this day pass without praising His mercy and giving thanks to Him whose “mercy endures forever” (cf. Psalm 136).

 

Day for Life 

In Scotland we keep our Annual Day for Life on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 31st. We reflect on the need to continue to promote and defend the dignity and sanctity of human life, especially in the mother’s womb and other vulnerable stages.

VOCATIONS

Could God be calling you to discern a vocation to Holy Orders? Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

 

DIACONATE ORDINATION

Christopher Morris, a seminarian from our Diocese, studying in St Mary’s Oscott, is to be ordained a deacon in Oscott on 6th June by Archbishop Bernard Longley. Please pray for Christopher as he prepares for ordination. He will minister as a deacon in Our Lady of Lourdes, East Kilbride, during the summer.

BAPTISMS

Restrictions have been eased and we are allowed to arrange Baptisms now.  Please contact Father Doyle to arrange.

 

EVENTBRITE MASS BOOKINGS:  You are now able to book several weeks ahead on Eventbrite.  For those who do not have access to  the internet there are still 20 walk-up places available at each Mass.

RAFFLE IN AID OF RESTORATION FUND 

Win a hamper, includes a bottle of Celtic gin.  Only £1 a try.

Special Collection in June – for the Apostolate of Communications

“During the month of June, the Special Collection in our parishes is for the Apostolate of Communications, in particular to assist the funding of the Scottish Catholic Media Office. The Motherwell Diocese, along with the other Dioceses, fund this Office as part of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and depend on the support from the annual collection to do so. Your contributions are much appreciated.”  The collection will be taken up in our parish NEXT SUNDAY.

 

NATIONAL SAFEGUARDING WEBINAR

Saturday 2nd October 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Further information to follow 

National Rosary Relay Rally for Faith, Life & Peace across the Dioceses of Scotland   

Bishop Toal will lead the Rosary on Sunday evening at 7.00 pm from St Gerard’s Church. This will be streamed.

On Monday 31st May, pilgrims at Carfin Grotto will join with His Holiness Pope Francis in the recitation of the Rosary at the conclusion of the month-long Marathon of Prayer and this will be broadcast worldwide by Vatican TV. The Rosary will begin at 5.00 pm and there will be a large screen provided in the Grotto to allow everyone to fully participate in this event. The event will also be streamed on the Grotto’s social media platforms.

This will be a tremendous opportunity to promote Carfin Lourdes Grotto worldwide.

A link giving further information is given below.

https://www.facebook.com/carfingrotto/photos/a.116730979865194/333578134847143/?__cft__[0]=AZXjuCf0Th2wmORSppfJiC5N_c8pVbHknik9yD0GNAUgMhH3FecMHK65Du2N_rV1XKg6iZXvdZ6CdGrdSjEMWYu9K7LSmSBHiAVaWrLuSsr3Rz2wRVZk9JLFJF2GnuU3wh5HXUGtugERBMS__qfLPR&__tn__=EH-R

The following link is to an article in Vatican News as Pope Francis focusses on Our Lady, Untier of Knots, as his theme for the closing event.

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-05/pope-to-conclude-month-of-prayer-with-rosary-in-vatican-gardens.html

 

20 DAYS FOR LIFE

Due to Tier 4 restrictions, our 2021 Lenten 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer and fasting vigil at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow was postponed. Sadly, in the midst of this current situation the government did not halt or restrict its abortion culture of death.

On March 23rd, 2021 the government called for a UK National Day of Reflection to be held for those who had died from Covid the previous year. According to latest official figures at that time there had been 143,259 Covid deaths. The following month April 2021 we marked the 53rd anniversary of the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act which has resulted in almost 9.5million deaths of our unborn children here in the UK.

Think of the unborn when you pray the words ‘For what I have done and for what I have failed to do’. Think of those words in the ballot box. ‘They will not grow old as we who are left grow old but we will remember them’.

We are coming out for a 20 Days for Life from June 1st until June 20th outside of the QEUH in Glasgow from 8am until 8pm each day.

To take part email Ogilvie1615@outlook.com

Aid to the Church in Need Benefactors’ Day: Feast of the Sacred Heart –

Friday 11th June,  Further information next week.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY 

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS

PENTECOST SUNDAY, B

23rd May 2021

 

  

MASSES

9.30 a.m.

Monday to Friday

All Saints

Streamed

4.30 p.m.

Saturday Vigil

All Saints

Streamed

5.30 p.m.

Saturday Vigil

St. Stephen’s

—–

10.30 a.m.

Sunday morning

All Saints

Streamed

12.15

Sunday morning

St. Stephen’s

—-

5.30 p.m.

Sunday evening

All Saints

Streamed

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in

All Saints Church.

THEME

First reading: Acts 2: 1-11

The apostles are empowered by the Holy Spirit to speak a multitude of languages to help preach the Gospel.

Second reading:  Galatians 5: 16-25

St Paul contrasts the fruits of sin with a beautiful litany of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us.

Gospel: John 15: 26-27; 16: 12-15

Jesus promises the coming of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in the Church and helps us understand the  truth.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 24th:                           Mary, Mother of the Church

Wednesday 26th:                     St. Philp Neri

Pentecost marks the end of Eastertide/Paschaltide.  The paschal candle which has remained on sanctuary since the Easter Vigil is removed and relocated to the Baptistery.

NEXT SUNDAY IS TRINITY SUNDAY.

 

The May 2021 Rosary Mission theme:

Rosary Stronghold with the Holy Family –

Protecting our Families and the Family of Nations.

The designated Rosary Hour for the Diocese of Motherwell for the National Rosary Relay Rally on Sunday May 30th is from 7pm to 8pm and will be led by Bishop Toal.

Further details, including internet links to enable you to join in the prayer, can be found at –

https://www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk/

🕊  Pentecost Reflection on Reading  🕊

The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history.

The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth as God’s chosen people in the covenant Law given to Moses at Sinai.

(see Leviticus 23:15–21Deuteronomy 16:9–11).

In today’s First Reading, the mysteries prefigured in that feast are fulfilled in the pouring out of the Spirit on Mary and the Apostles (see Acts 1:14).

The Spirit seals the new law and new covenant brought by Jesus, written not on stone tablets but on the hearts of believers, as the prophets promised (see Jeremiah 31:31–342 Corinthians 3:2–8Romans 8:2).

The Spirit is revealed as the life-giving breath of the Father, the Wisdom by which He made all things, as we sing in today’s Psalm.

In the beginning, the Spirit came as a “mighty wind” sweeping over the face of the earth (see Genesis 1:2). And in the new creation of Pentecost, the Spirit again comes as “a strong, driving wind” to renew the face of the earth.

As God fashioned the first man out of dust and filled him with His Spirit (see Genesis 2:7), in today’s Gospel we see the New Adam become a life-giving Spirit, breathing new life into the Apostles (see 1 Corinthians 15:4547).

Like a river of living water, for all ages He will pour out His Spirit on His body, the Church, as we hear in today’s Epistle (see also John 7:37–39).

We receive that Spirit in the sacraments, being made a “new creation” in Baptism (see 2 Corinthians 5:17Galatians 6:15).

Drinking of the one Spirit in the Eucharist (see 1 Corinthians 10:4), we are the first fruits of a new humanity—fashioned from out of every nation under heaven, with no distinctions of wealth or language or race, a people born of the Spirit.

Mary, Mother of the Church:

In 2018 Pope Francis decreed that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be inserted into the Roman Calendar. To be celebrated annually in the Universal Church as a Memorial on the day after Pentecost.

In the decree Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship said the Holy Father wishes to promote this devotion in order to “encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the Church in the pastors, religious and faithful, as well as a growth of genuine Marian piety”.

‘Mother of the Church’ in tradition: 

 

The decree reflects on the history of Marian theology in the Church’s liturgical tradition and the writings of the Church Fathers. Saint Augustine and Pope Saint Leo the Great both reflected on the Virgin Mary’s importance in the mystery of Christ. St. Augustine says that Mary is the mother of the members of Christ, because with charity she cooperated in the rebirth of the faithful into the Church, Pope St. Leo the Great says that the birth of the Head is also the birth of the body, thus indicating that Mary is at once Mother of Christ, the Son of God, and mother of the members of his Mystical Body, which is the Church.”

The decree says, at the foot of the Cross (cf. Jn 19:25) Mary became the Mother of the Church when she “accepted her Son’s testament of love and welcomed all people in the person of the beloved disciple as sons and daughters to be reborn unto life eternal.” In 1964, Pope Paul VI “declared the Blessed Virgin Mary as ‘Mother of the Church and of all Christian people, the faithful should call on Mary as a most loving Mother’ and should further honour and invoke her by this tenderest of titles’”.

Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life is celebrated on 31 May in Scotland, ‘Moses’ invitation rings out loud and clear: “See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil. … I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live” (Dt 30:15, 19).’ Evangelium Vitae, 28

The theme for Day for Life has particular focus on protecting mothers and unborn children, and bringing hope and healing after abortion.

VOCATIONS

“There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service, but always for the same Lord.” What kind of service do your gifts suggest? Perhaps you could offer them as a priest, deacon or in religious life…Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

 

🕊  BAPTISMS   

 

Restrictions have been eased and we are allowed to arrange Baptisms now.  Please contact Father Doyle to arrange.

 

 

 

 RIGHT TO LIFE have a digital news service.  This can be accessed at www.righttolife.org.uk/news.

 

 

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY 

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, B

16th May 2021

 

  

MASSES

 

9.30 a.m.                     Monday to Friday       All Saints,                   streamed

4.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          All Saints                    streamed

5.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          St. Stephen’s               —–

10.30 a.m.                   Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

12.15 p.m.                   Sunday                        St. Stephen’s               —–

5.30 p.m.                     Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in All Saints Church.

THEME

First reading: 1: 15-17. 20-26

With discernment and prayer, the apostles choose Matthias to replace Judas as a fellow apostle.

Second reading:  1 John 4: 11-16

The heart of the Christian faith is love: God’s love for us and our lover for one another.

Gospel: John 17: 11-19

Jesus prays for the Church, for each of us to be one with him, to be filled with his joy; and for us to be protected from evil.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 18th                                       St. John I

Thursday 20th                                      St. Bernardine of Siena

Saturday 22nd                                      St. Rita of Cascia

Sunday 23rd                                         The Solemnity of Pentecost.

TRINITY SUNDAY is on 30th May and is the end of the period for fulfilling Easter duties.

 

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY is on Sunday 16th May.  The collection for communications will be taken up in September.

 

The May 2021 Rosary Mission theme:

Rosary Stronghold with the Holy Family –

Protecting our Families and the Family of Nations.

The designated Rosary Hour for the Diocese of Motherwell for the National Rosary Relay Rally on Sunday May 30th is from 7pm to 8pm and will be led by Bishop Toal.

Further details, including internet links to enable you to join in the prayer, can be found at –

https://www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk/

Sunday Reflection 

Today’s First Reading begins by giving us a time frame—the events take place during the days between Christ’s Ascension and Pentecost. We are at the same point in our liturgical year. On Thursday we celebrated His being taken up in glory, and next Sunday we will celebrate His sending of the Spirit upon the Church.

Jesus’ prayer in the Gospel today also captures the mood of departure and the anticipation. He is telling us today how it will be when He is no longer in the world.

By His Ascension, the Lord has established His throne in heaven, as we sing in today’s Psalm. His kingdom is His Church, which continues His mission on earth.

Jesus fashioned His kingdom as a new Jerusalem and a new house of David (see Psalm 122:4–5Revelation 21:9–14). He entrusted this kingdom to His Twelve Apostles, who were to preside at the

Eucharistic table, and to rule with Him over the restored twelve tribes of Israel (see Luke 22:29–30).

The Twelve Apostles symbolize the twelve tribes and hence the fulfillment of God’s plan for Israel (see Galatians 6:16). That is why it is crucial to replace Judas—so that the Church in its fullness receives the Spirit at Pentecost.

Peter’s leadership of the Apostles is another key element of the Church as it is depicted today. Notice that Peter is unquestionably in control, interpreting the Scriptures, deciding a course of action, even defining the nature of the apostolic ministry.

No one has ever seen God, as we hear in today’s Epistle. Yet, through the Church founded on His Apostles, the witnesses to the resurrection, the world will come to know and believe in God’s love, that He sent His Son to be our savior.

Through the Church, Jesus’ pledge still comes to us—that if we love, God will remain with us in our trials and protects us from the evil one. By His word of truth, He will help us grow in holiness, the perfection of love.

VOCATIONS

“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” Are you being sent by Jesus to bring his presence to the world as a priest, deacon or in consecrated life?

Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,  email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

 

BAPTISMS

Restrictions have been eased and we are allowed to arrange Baptisms now.  Please contact Father Doyle to arrange.

 

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers: 

Unfortunately, because of the present circumstances and the importance of social distancing there have been no Readers or Eucharistic Ministers at mass. This is very sad because it is appropriate for the lay faithful to exercise these ministries. I sincerely hope before long that we can once again have these ministries restored their rightful place.

The ministries of Reader/Lector and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharistic are essential offices of service to the parish community. They are an expression of the priesthood of the whole People of God, who share through their Baptismal dignity in the priestly office of Christ.

These lay ministries serve the whole parish community in the most sacred and essential way, since they are exercised when we as a community gather for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

In the Liturgy of the Word at mass the sacred scriptures are open that we may nourish our hearts and souls on the sacred Word of God. The Word of God is a living word, which brings salvation and the good news of God’s endless love for us. His word must be announced, it must be spoken to the assembly of God’s people and those who proclaim that word should do so mindful of whose word it is they speak.

Likewise, those who serve at the altar as Eucharistic Ministers must do so with the utmost reverence, humility, and love for they distribute to God’s people the very Bread of Life, the Body and Blood of Christ. As a parish we are grateful to all those who assist at mass and recognize also, the work of those who assist the children in children’s liturgy and our parish choir, music group and organists who add so much to a dignified and joyful liturgy.

 

SPUC

On Saturday, 22 May 2021, at Carfin Grotto, SPUC Scotland will display 14,000 white flower images, one for every child lost to abortion in Scotland in one year, to create a ‘carpet of flowers for the unborn’. Bishop Toal will bless the physical display at 2pm.  If you would like to sponsor a virtual flower, please visit www.whiteflower.org.uk or call SPUC Scotland (0141 221 2094) to make a donation.   Find information on how to book tickets for this event at

Tickets, Sat 22 May 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite,  Only 250 places are available.

RIGHT TO LIFE have a digital news service.  This can be accessed at www.righttolife.org.uk/news.

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY 

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, B

9th May 2021

 

  

MASSES

 

9.30 a.m.                     Monday to Friday       All Saints,                   streamed

4.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          All Saints                    streamed

5.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          St. Stephen’s               —–

10.30 a.m.                   Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

12.15 p.m.                   Sunday                        St. Stephen’s               —–

5.30 p.m.                     Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in All Saints Church.

THEME

First reading: Acts 9: 26-31

Christ has revealed that God’s love extends to everybody.

Second reading:  1 John 4: 7-190

John insists that the more fully and completely we know God, the more the reality of God’s love dawns on us.  We are called to love one another as God has loved us.

Gospel: John 15: 1-8

Jesus spends his last hours with his closest companions, speaking of love – abiding in love, living each day with joy, and bearing the fruits of that love and joy.

FEAST DAYS

Thursday 13th            The Ascension of the Lord is not a holyday of obligation.                                                Those who are able, are encouraged to attend Mass.

 

Masses in All Saints              

                                         Vigil: 7.30 p.m. Wednesday

                                         Morning Mass: 9.30 a.m. Thursday

 

Mass in St. Stephen’s           

                                          Morning Mass: 10.30 a.m. on Thursday.

 

Friday 14th                    St. Matthias

 

 

 

 

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY is on Sunday 16th May.

Sunday Reflection 

God is love, and He revealed that love in sending His only Son to be a sacrificial offering for our sins.

In these words, from today’s Epistle, we should hear an echo of the story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac at the dawn of salvation history. Because Abraham obeyed God’s command and did not withhold his only beloved son, God promised that Abraham’s descendants, the children of Israel, would be the source of blessing for all nations (see Genesis 22:16–18).

We see that promise coming to fulfilment in today’s First Reading. God pours out His Spirit upon the Gentiles, the non-Israelites, as they listen to the word of Peter’s preaching. Notice they receive the same gifts received by the devout Jews who heard Peter’s preaching at Pentecost—the Spirit comes to rest upon them and they speak in tongues, glorifying God (see Acts 2:5–11).

In His love today, God reveals that His salvation embraces the house of Israel and peoples of all nations. Not by circumcision or blood relation to Abraham but by faith in the Word of Christ, sealed in the Sacrament of Baptism, people are to be made children of Abraham, heirs to God’s covenants of promise (see Galatians 3:7–9Ephesians 2:12).

This is the wondrous work of God that we sing of in today’s Psalm. It is the work of the Church, the good fruit that Jesus chooses and appoints His Apostles for in today’s Gospel.

As Peter raises up Cornelius today, the Church continues to lift all eyes to Christ, the only one in whose name they can find salvation.

In the Church, each of us has been begotten by the love of God. But the Scriptures today reveal that this divine gift brings with it a command and a duty. We are to love one another as we have been loved. We are to lay down our lives in giving ourselves to others—that they too might find friendship with Christ and new life through Him.

Sacrament of Confirmation:                 🕊

Confirmation, a sacrament of initiation, establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith. This sacrament is called Confirmation because the faith given in Baptism is now confirmed and made strong. During your Baptism, your parents and godparents make promises to renounce Satan and believe in God and the Church on your behalf. At Confirmation, you renew those same promises, this time speaking for yourself.

During Confirmation, the focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the apostles on Pentecost and gave them courage to practice their faith. Catholics believe that the same Holy Spirit confirms Catholics during the Sacrament of Confirmation and gives them the same gifts.

Traditionally, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (courage), knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. These gifts are supernatural graces given to the soul. The 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit are charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, long-suffering, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, and chastity — human qualities that can be activated by the Holy Spirit.

Please remember in your prayers the children who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Monday & Tuesday evenings.

 

 

Novena of the Holy Spirit 

This is the churches oldest prayer, as after the Ascension Jesus told his disciples to wait and pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The disciples were joined in prayer by Mary, the Mother of God who supported the early Church at this special time of formation. The Holy Spirit Novena is a powerful and moving novena that is meant to help us open ourselves up to the Holy Spirit the third person of the Holy Trinity.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

VOCATIONS

“You did not choose me: no, I chose you, and I commissioned you to go out and bear fruit.” Has Jesus perhaps chosen you to share in his mission as a priest, deacon or in consecrated life?  Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

BAPTISMS   

Restrictions have been eased and we are allowed to arrange Baptisms now.  Please contact Father Doyle to arrange.

MARY’S MEALS

You are invited to join in prayer with Mary’s Meals during the month of May to celebrate the wonderful work of Mary’s Meals and give thanks that they are now reaching 1.8 million children with a nutritious meal in 19 countries every school day.  Please pray for God’s continued blessing on their beautiful mission that through his Providence it will always flourish, enabling them to reach more hungry children.

🙏     The May 2021 Rosary Mission theme:

Rosary Stronghold with the Holy Family –

Protecting our Families and the Family of Nations.

The designated Rosary Hour for the Diocese of Motherwell for the National Rosary Relay Rally on Sunday May 30th is from 7pm to 8pm and will be led by Bishop Toal.

Further details, including internet links to enable you to join in the prayer, can be found at –

https://www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk/

BEWARE of bogus callers at your door

Bogus callers are people who come to your door and pretend to be someone they are not, like a workman, or someone from a utility company. Such callers could be looking to commit a distraction burglary: they want to trick their way into your home in order to steal.  Also be aware that there are telephone bogus callers who will try and defraud you by pretending to be from your bank, HMRC or your pension company.

Don’t let strangers into your home.

Always check their identity first. If in doubt, keep them out!

Just because a caller says they are from a company, the council or even the police, it does not mean they are. It could be a bogus caller trying to get into your home to steal your property. You may feel rude to refuse entry to someone who comes to your door, but it is your doorstep and, therefore, your decision.

 

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY 

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, B

2nd May 2021

 

  

MASSES

 

9.30 a.m.                     Monday to Friday       All Saints,                   streamed

4.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          All Saints                    streamed

5.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          St. Stephen’s               —–

10.30 a.m.                   Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

12.15 p.m.                   Sunday                        St. Stephen’s               —–

5.30 p.m.                     Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in All Saints Church.

THEME

First reading: Acts 9: 26-31

Barnabas introduces Saul to the apostles, preparing the way for the mission of the future apostle, Paul.

 

Second reading: 1 John 3:

We know that God lives in us when the Holy Spirit enables us to believe in Jesus and love one another as he told us to.

 

Gospel: John 15: 1-8

Just as the branch has to be attached to the vine if it is to bear fruit, so we have to be united to Christ if we are to bear the fruits of love.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 3rd:                St. Philip and St. James

 

VOCATIONS

“Saul went round preaching fearlessly in the name of the Lord.” Could you have the zeal of Saul for sharing the power of the Gospel and the love of Christ?   Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or

email  frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

Sick & Retired Priests: There will be a second basket as you leave the church for the Retired & Sick Priests.

Thank you for the care and concern you show to your priests who have served our parishes and

diocese of Motherwell.

New Booking system for Mass

The link for Eventbrite to book next weekend’s Masses is:

The Most Blessed Trinity Events | Eventbrite

or you can use the link  on the Home Page of our website at Holy Trinity (mostblessedtrinity.com).

This is a permanent link and can be used every week.

Registration begins at 12 noon each Monday.  You will be unable to book before that time. 

When you click on the link it will take you to the page on Eventbrite where all the Masses for both parishes are listed.

Click on the Mass you wish to attend, and a page will come up with a green box which says register,  this will take you to a page which shows a ticket and a red box at the bottom which says register.

Click on register and you will go to a page where you should give your name, email address etc. Once you have completed the form, with the names of all those for whom you require tickets,  then click register.  You will be advised that you have been successful.  A confirmation email will be sent to you from Eventbrite.

BAPTISMS

Restrictions have been eased and we are allowed to arrange Baptisms now.  Please contact

Father Doyle to arrange.

MARY’S MEALS

You are invited to join in prayer with Mary’s Meals during the month of May to celebrate the wonderful work of Mary’s Meals and give thanks that they are now reaching 1.8 million children with a nutritious meal in 19 countries every school day.  Please pray for God’s continued blessing on their beautiful mission that through his Providence it will always flourish, enabling them to reach more hungry children.

Act now and stop disability abortion up to birth in NI
Earlier this year the Northern Ireland Assembly voted on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill and it passed Second Stage by 48 votes to 12.

The Northern Ireland Health Committee is now undertaking a consultation on the Bill and is seeking submissions from the public. It is important that as many people as possible submit to the consultation in support of the Bill to clearly show that there is widespread support for this important change.

Right To Life UK has set up an easy-to-use tool on their website that makes it simple to complete your submission. You can do so by following the link below. It only takes 30 seconds!

www.righttolife.org.uk/nidisabilityconsultation

St Joseph the Worker

To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955. This feast extends the long relationship between Joseph and the cause of workers in both Catholic faith and devotion. Beginning in the Book of Genesis, the dignity of human work has long been celebrated as a participation in the creative work of God. By work, humankind both fulfills the command found in Genesis to care for the earth (Gn 2:15) and to be productive in their labors. Saint Joseph, the carpenter, and foster father of Jesus, is but one example of the holiness of human labor.

Jesus, too, was a carpenter. He learned the trade from Saint Joseph and spent his early adult years working side-by-side in Joseph’s carpentry shop before leaving to pursue his ministry as preacher and healer. In his encyclical Laborem Exercens, Pope John Paul II stated: “the Church considers it her task always to call attention to the dignity and rights of those who work, to condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and to help to guide [social] changes so as to ensure authentic progress by man and society.”

Saint Joseph is held up as a model of such work. Pius XII emphasized this when he said, “The spirit flows to you and to all men from the heart of the God-man, Savior of the world, but certainly, no worker was ever more completely and profoundly penetrated by it than the foster father of Jesus, who lived with Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work.”

The Year of St Joseph

In his Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.

The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021.

The Holy Father wrote Patris corde against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

May the Month of Mary:

The practice of honoring Mary during the month of May has been part of Catholic life for almost a thousand years and is especially recommended by the Popes. Pius XII made frequent reference to it and characterized it as one of “other exercises of piety which although not strictly belonging to the Sacred Liturgy, are nevertheless of special import and dignity, and may be considered in a certain way to be an addition to the liturgical cult: they have been approved and praised over and over again by the Apostolic See and by the Bishops”.

Paul VI wrote a short encyclical in 1965 using the Month of Mary devotion as a means of obtaining prayers for peace. He urged the faithful to make use of this practice which is “gladdening and consoling” and by which the Blessed Virgin Mary is honoured, and the Christian people are enriched with spiritual gifts”.

Pope John Paul II said, “Today we begin the month dedicated to Our Lady a favourite of popular devotion. In accord with a long-standing tradition of devotion, parishes and families continue to make the month of May a ‘Marian’ month, celebrating it with many devout liturgical, catechetical and pastoral initiatives!”

 

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE FAITHFUL FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.

For this reason, I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May. This can be done either as a group or individually; you can decide according to your own situations, making the most of both opportunities. The key to doing this is always simplicity, and it is easy also on the internet to find good models of prayers to follow.

I am also providing two prayers to Our Lady that you can recite at the end of the Rosary, and that I, myself will pray in the month of May, in spiritual union with all of you. I include them with this letter so that they are available to everyone.

Dear brothers and sisters, contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary our Mother will make us even more united as a spiritual family and will help us overcome this time of trial. I keep all of you in my prayers, especially those suffering most greatly, and I ask you, please, to pray for me. I thank you, and with great affection I send you my blessing.

Rome, Saint John Lateran, 25 April 2020
Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist

Pope Francis

First Prayer to Our Lady

O Mary,

You shine continuously on our journey,

as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,

who, at the foot of the cross,

were united with Jesus’ suffering,

and persevered in your faith.

“Protectress of the Roman people”,

you know our needs,

and we know that you will provide,

so that, as at Cana in Galilee,

joy and celebration may return,

after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform ourselves to the will of the Father

and to do what Jesus tells us.

For he took upon himself our suffering,

and burdened himself with our sorrows,

to bring us, through the cross,

to the joy of the Resurrection.

Amen.

We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God;

Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from every danger,

O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

The second Prayer

“We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God”.

In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God, and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection.

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.

Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew. Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.

Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency and are risking their lives to save others. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity, and continued health.

Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone.

Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.

Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude, and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by farsightedness and solidarity.

Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences, so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.

Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out his all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.

To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary.

Amen.

 

SPUC

This month, SPUC Scotland is launching a new initiative to commemorate the gift of life and to particularly call to mind the many lives that have been lost in our country due to abortion. Our usual White Flower Appeals in parishes have been unable to take place for the last year. This is an important means to raise vital funds allowing us to defend the right to life, but it is also an opportunity for us to inform parishioners of the current issues around abortion.

New Government policies, facilitating “DIY” abortion, have made access to abortion easier than ever and have created a slippery path which many women have gone down, often with very little time to think or weigh up the gravity of their actions.

Each abortion extinguishes a tiny human life, filled with potential and each of these is a tragedy in its own right. Sadly, these lost lives are overlooked and forgotten by a society that has become numb to the scale and malice of abortion.

We want to remember each of these babies and pray that they are not forgotten but rather that their loss can compel us to save future victims of abortion.

SPUC knows that the tiny baby is the primary victim of abortion, but we also understand that there are so many others affected by it. The medics and politicians who put the framework in place to destroy life are themselves damaged in conscience by what they do and we also know that women who are put under pressure to have an abortion, can often suffer mentally and/or physically for many years after the event.

Our aim is to create a display of 14,000 flower images, one for every child lost to abortion in Scotland in one year. Bishop Toal will bless the physical display on Saturday, 22 May 2021 at Carfin Grotto when we create our ‘carpet of flowers for the unborn’.

We are hoping that individuals will be willing to sponsor a virtual flower and these can be purchased  online at www.whiteflower.org.uk

I would be most grateful if you are able to support this initiative by making your parishioners aware of it and praying for its success.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

The May 2021 Rosary Mission

is about to be launched with the theme:

 

Rosary Stronghold with the Holy Family –

Protecting our Families and the Family of Nations.

The designated Rosary Hour for the Diocese of Motherwell for the National Rosary Relay Rally on Sunday May 30th is from 7pm to 8pm and will be led by Bishop Toal.

Further details, including internet links to enable you to join in the prayer, can be found at –

https://www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk/


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

4th Sunday of Easter, B

25th APRIL 2021

MASSES

9.30 a.m.                     Monday to Friday       All Saints,                   streamed

4.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          All Saints                    streamed

5.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          St. Stephen’s               —–

10.30 a.m.                   Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

12.15 p.m.                   Sunday                        St. Stephen’s               —–

5.30 p.m.                     Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in All Saints Church.

THEME

First reading: Acts 4: 8-12

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter discovers his gift of healing. Only by the name of Jesus, he declares, can any of us be saved.

Second reading: 1 John 3: 1-2

Whatever the future may hold, we have the assurance of being God’s beloved children.  Our vocation is to grow in the Father’s likeness.

Gospel: John 10: 11-18

Like a good shepherd, Jesus is dedicated to our care and protection. He willingly laid down his life for the flock, as well as for others not  yet in his fold.

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 28th April             St. Peter Chanel

Thursday 29th April                 St. Catherine of Siena

Saturday 1st May                     St. Joseph the Worker

 

VOCATIONS

Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for those discerning a call to priesthood or religious life. Is that you?  Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

Sick & Retired Priests: 

There will be a second basket as you leave the church for the Retired & Sick Priests, Thank you for the care and concern you show to your priests who have served our parishes and diocese of Motherwell.

New Booking system for Mass

With so many people having had their vaccinations they may feel confident to return to Sunday Mass, and as the situation regarding public worship will be changing in the weeks ahead the numbers attending Mass, which at present is capped at 50, may begin to increase. With this in mind we will need to update our booking system in order to deal with the unfolding situation.

The diocese suggested using Eventbrite for Mass bookings which we hope will be up and running for next Sunday. There is a link to their site on the parish website. Bookings may be made for the following Sunday from 12 Noon on the Monday of each week.

There are places for 30/40 online bookings and walk-ins of 20/10 for each Mass: St Stephen’s 40 online bookings and 10 walk-ins, All Saints’ 30 online bookings 20 walk-ins.

I know that as numbers increase many may struggle to book/get a place. Please be patient and understanding, we are all of us in this together and must continue to support each other in this pandemic.

I would like to thank all our stewards for their invaluable service to the parish without them we could not open the church safely, and I sincerely thank Gerard for all his hard work in handing so many emails.

The link for Eventbrite to book next weekend’s Masses is:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/most-holy-trinity-masses-registration-150485928463.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS,                             

ALSO KNOWN AS GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY 

Today is Good  Shepherd Sunday.

The Annual Day of Prayer for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious (consecrated) life is celebrated today.

We commend this intention to your prayers in a very special way as we unite with the whole Church throughout the world in prayer.

We also ask your prayers for those in formation for the priesthood and for the priests, deacons and religious of our diocese. In Motherwell Diocese, the Collection for the Church Students Fund is taken up in September.

LETTER FROM BISHOP TOAL FOR VOCATIONS SUNDAY

This coming Sunday, 4th Sunday of Easter, is Good Shepherd Sunday, which the Church keeps as our Day of Prayer for Vocations. I invite you all to offer your prayers on this day for Vocations to the ordained ministry and consecrated life. In his message for this Vocations Sunday, Pope Francis speaks of St Joseph, calling him protector of vocations:

“ I like to think, then, of Saint Joseph, the protector of Jesus and of the Church, as the protector of  Vocations. In fact, from his willingness to serve comes his concern to protect. The Gospel tells us that “ Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night” (Mt 2:14), thus revealing his prompt concern for the good of his family. He wasted no time over things he could not control, in order to give  full attention to those entrusted to his care. Such thoughtful concern is the sign of a true vocation, the testimony of a life touched by The love of God. What a beautiful example of Christian life we give when we refuse to pursue our ambitions or indulge in our illusions, but instead care for what the Lord has entrusted to us through the Church! God then pours out his Spirit and creativity upon us; he works wonders in us as he did in Joseph.”

Joseph Toal +

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE

WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS

These word of Pope Francis on vocations reflects on all our vocations; married, single religious or priestly. His homily is on the Gospel of the calming of the storm:  “If we let ourselves be daunted by the responsibilities that await us – whether in married life or priestly ministry – or by the hardships in store for us, then we will soon turn away from the gaze of Jesus and, like Peter, we will begin to sink. On the other hand, despite our frailty and poverty, faith enables us to walk towards the Risen Lord and to weather every storm. Whenever fatigue or fear make us start to sink, Jesus holds out his hand to us. He gives us the enthusiasm we need to live our vocation with joy and fervour.

When Jesus at last boards the boat, the winds die down and the waves are calmed. Here we have a beautiful image of what the Lord can do at times of turbulence and tempest in our lives. He stills those winds, so that the forces of evil, fear and resignation no longer have power over us.

As we live out our specific vocation, those headwinds can wear us down. Here I think of all those who have important responsibilities in civil society, spouses whom I like to refer to – not without reason – as “courageous”, and in a particular way those who have embraced the consecrated life or the priesthood. I am conscious of your hard work, the sense of isolation that can at times weigh upon your hearts, the risk of falling into a rut that can gradually make the ardent flame of our vocation die down, the burden of the uncertainty and insecurity of the times and worry about the future. Take heart, do not be afraid! Jesus is at our side, and if we acknowledge him as the one Lord of our lives, he will stretch out his hand, take hold of us and save us. (full text Vatican Website)

A Prayer for Priests:

Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving.

We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shine out through their weakness.

In their afflictions let them never be crushed; in their doubts never despair; in temptation never be destroyed; in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising.

In times of weakness send them your Spirit and help them to praise your heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By the same Holy Spirit put your words on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the broken-hearted.

And may the gift of Mary your mother, to the disciple whom you loved, be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you in her human image may, by the intercession, help to form them in your Divine Image by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.

Amen.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

3rd Sunday of Easter, B

18th APRIL 2021

MASSES

9.30 a.m.                     Monday to Friday       All Saints,                   streamed

4.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          All Saints                    streamed

5.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          St. Stephen’s               —–

10.30 a.m.                   Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

12.15 p.m.                   Sunday                        St. Stephen’s               —–

5.30 p.m.                     Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 a.m. till 9.25 a.m. Monday to Friday in All Saints Church.

THEME

First reading: Acts 4: 8-12

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter discovers his gift of healing. Only by the name of Jesus, he declares, can any of us be saved.

Second reading: 1 John 3: 1-2

Whatever the future may hold, we have the assurance of being God’s beloved children.  Our vocation is to grow in the Father’s likeness.

Gospel: John 10: 11-18

Like a good shepherd, Jesus is dedicated to our care and protection. He willingly laid down his life for the flock, as well as for others not  yet in his fold.

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 28th April             St. Peter Chanel

Thursday 29th April                 St. Catherine of Siena

Saturday 1st May                     St. Joseph the Worker

 

VOCATIONS

Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for those discerning a call to priesthood or religious life. Is that you?  Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

Sick & Retired Priests: There will be a second basket as you leave the church for the Retired & Sick Priests, Thank you for the care and concern you show to your priests who have served our parishes and diocese of Motherwell.

New Booking system for Mass

With so many people having had their vaccinations they may feel confident to return to Sunday Mass, and as the situation regarding public worship will be changing in the weeks ahead the numbers attending Mass, which at present is capped at 50, may begin to increase. With this in mind we will need to update our booking system in order to deal with the unfolding situation.

The diocese suggested using Eventbrite for Mass bookings which we hope will be up and running for next Sunday. There is a link to their site on the parish website. Bookings may be made for the following Sunday from 12 Noon on the Monday of each week.

There are places for 30/40 online bookings and walk-ins of 20/10 for each Mass: St Stephen’s 40 online bookings and 10 walk-ins, All Saints’ 30 online bookings 20 walk-ins.

I know that as numbers increase many may struggle to book/get a place. Please be patient and understanding, we are all of us in this together and must continue to support each other in this pandemic.

I would like to thank all our stewards for their invaluable service to the parish without them we could not open the church safely, and I sincerely thank Gerard for all his hard work in handing so many emails.

The link for Eventbrite to book next weekend’s Masses is:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/most-holy-trinity-masses-registration-150485928463.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS,                             

ALSO KNOWN AS GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY 

Today is Good  Shepherd Sunday.

The Annual Day of Prayer for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious (consecrated) life is celebrated today.

We commend this intention to your prayers in a very special way as we unite with the whole Church throughout the world in prayer.

We also ask your prayers for those in formation for the priesthood and for the priests, deacons and religious of our diocese. In Motherwell Diocese, the Collection for the Church Students Fund is taken up in September.

LETTER FROM BISHOP TOAL FOR VOCATIONS SUNDAY

This coming Sunday, 4th Sunday of Easter, is Good Shepherd Sunday, which the Church keeps as our Day of Prayer for Vocations. I invite you all to offer your prayers on this day for Vocations to the ordained ministry and consecrated life. In his message for this Vocations Sunday, Pope Francis speaks of St Joseph, calling him protector of vocations:

“ I like to think, then, of Saint Joseph, the protector of Jesus and of the Church, as the protector of  Vocations. In fact, from his willingness to serve comes his concern to protect. The Gospel tells us that “ Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night” (Mt 2:14), thus revealing his prompt concern for the good of his family. He wasted no time over things he could not control, in order to give  full attention to those entrusted to his care. Such thoughtful concern is the sign of a true vocation, the testimony of a life touched by The love of God. What a beautiful example of Christian life we give when we refuse to pursue our ambitions or indulge in our illusions, but instead care for what the Lord has entrusted to us through the Church! God then pours out his Spirit and creativity upon us; he works wonders in us as he did in Joseph.”

Joseph Toal +

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE

WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS

These word of Pope Francis on vocations reflects on all our vocations; married, single religious or priestly. His homily is on the Gospel of the calming of the storm:  “If we let ourselves be daunted by the responsibilities that await us – whether in married life or priestly ministry – or by the hardships in store for us, then we will soon turn away from the gaze of Jesus and, like Peter, we will begin to sink. On the other hand, despite our frailty and poverty, faith enables us to walk towards the Risen Lord and to weather every storm. Whenever fatigue or fear make us start to sink, Jesus holds out his hand to us. He gives us the enthusiasm we need to live our vocation with joy and fervour.

When Jesus at last boards the boat, the winds die down and the waves are calmed. Here we have a beautiful image of what the Lord can do at times of turbulence and tempest in our lives. He stills those winds, so that the forces of evil, fear and resignation no longer have power over us.

As we live out our specific vocation, those headwinds can wear us down. Here I think of all those who have important responsibilities in civil society, spouses whom I like to refer to – not without reason – as “courageous”, and in a particular way those who have embraced the consecrated life or the priesthood. I am conscious of your hard work, the sense of isolation that can at times weigh upon your hearts, the risk of falling into a rut that can gradually make the ardent flame of our vocation die down, the burden of the uncertainty and insecurity of the times and worry about the future. Take heart, do not be afraid! Jesus is at our side, and if we acknowledge him as the one Lord of our lives, he will stretch out his hand, take hold of us and save us. (full text Vatican Website)

A Prayer for Priests:

Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving.

We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shine out through their weakness.

In their afflictions let them never be crushed; in their doubts never despair; in temptation never be destroyed; in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising.

In times of weakness send them your Spirit and help them to praise your heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By the same Holy Spirit put your words on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the broken-hearted.

And may the gift of Mary your mother, to the disciple whom you loved, be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you in her human image may, by the intercession, help to form them in your Divine Image by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.

Amen.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

3rd Sunday of Easter, B

18th APRIL 2021

MASSES

9.30 a.m.                     Monday to Friday       All Saints,                   streamed

4.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          All Saints                    streamed

5.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          St. Stephen’s               —–

10.30 a.m.                   Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

12.15 p.m.                   Sunday                        St. Stephen’s               —–

5.30 p.m.                     Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

 THEME

First reading: Acts 3: 13-15. 17-19

Peter proclaims the good news that God raised Jesus from the dead for our forgiveness.

 

Second reading: 1 John 2: 1-5

Jesus is the sacrifice who takes our sins away.

 

Gospel: Luke 24: 35-48

The disciples are stupefied to encounter a very physical Jesus, risen from the dead.

 

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 21st                      St. Anselm

Friday 23rd                              St. George

Sunday 25th                             World Day of Prayer for Vocations

 

VOCATIONS

Just as Jesus opened the minds and hearts of the disciples to understand the Scriptures, you could be called to help others discover Christ in his word. This is the vocation of the priest, deacon and religious.

Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

New Booking system for Mass

With so many people having had their vaccinations they may feel confident to return to Sunday Mass,

and as the situation regarding public worship will be changing in the weeks ahead the numbers attending Mass,

which at present is capped at 50, may begin to increase.

With this in mind we will need to update our booking system in order to deal with the unfolding situation.

The diocese suggested using Eventbrite for Mass bookings which we hope will be up and running for next Sunday.

There is a link to their site on the parish website.

Bookings may be made for the following Sunday from 12 Noon on the Monday of each week.

There are places for 30/40 online bookings and walk-ins of 20/10 for each Mass:

St Stephen’s 40 online bookings and 10 walk-ins,

All Saints’ 30 online bookings 20 walk-ins.

I know that as numbers increase many may struggle to book/get a place.

Please be patient and understanding, we are all of us in this together and must continue to support each other in this pandemic.

I would like to thank all our stewards for their invaluable service to the parish

without them we could not open the church safely,

and I sincerely thank Gerard for all his hard work

in handing so many emails.

BIBLE REFLECTION

Jesus in today’s Gospel teaches His apostles how to interpret the Scriptures.

He tells them that all the Scriptures of what we now call the Old Testament refer to Him. He says that all the promises found in the Old Testament have been fulfilled in His Passion, death, and Resurrection. And He tells them that these Scriptures foretell the mission of the Church—to preach forgiveness of sins to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

In today’s First Reading and Epistle, we see the beginnings of that mission. And we see the apostles interpreting the Scriptures as Jesus taught them to.

God has brought to fulfilment what He announced beforehand in all the prophets, Peter preaches. His sermon is shot through with Old Testament images. He evokes Moses and the Exodus, in which
God revealed himself as the ancestral God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (see Exodus 3:615). He identifies Jesus as Isaiah’s suffering servant who has been glorified (see Isaiah 52:13).

John, too, describes Jesus in Old Testament terms. Alluding to how Israel’s priests offered blood sacrifices to atone for the people’s sins (see Leviticus 16; Hebrews 9–10), he says that Jesus intercedes for us before God (see Romans 8:34), and that His blood is a sacrificial expiation for the sins of the world (see 1 John 1:7).

Notice that in all three readings, the Scriptures are interpreted to serve and advance the Church’s mission—to reveal the truth about Jesus, to bring people to repentance, the wiping away of sins, and the perfection of their love for God.

This is how we, too, should hear the Scriptures. Not to know more “about” Jesus, but to truly know Him personally, and to know His plan for our lives.

In the Scriptures, the light of His face shines upon us, as we sing in today’s Psalm. We know the wonders He has done throughout history. And we have the confidence to call to Him, and to know that He hears and answers.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS,                             

ALSO KNOWN AS GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY 

Next Sunday, 25th April, is Good  Shepherd Sunday.

The purpose of World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfil 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.  While appreciating all vocations, the Church concentrates its attention this day on vocations to the ordained ministries (priesthood and diaconate), consecrated life in all its forms (male and female religious life, societies of apostolic life, consecrated virginity), secular institutes in their diversity of services and membership, and to the missionary life.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

2nd Sunday of Easter, B

11th APRIL 2021

MASSES

9.30 a.m.                     Monday to Friday       All Saints,                   streamed

4.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          All Saints                    streamed

5.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          St. Stephen’s               —–

10.30 a.m.                   Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

12.15 p.m.                   Sunday                        St. Stephen’s               —–

5.30 p.m.                     Sunday                        All Saints                    streamed

 THEME

First reading: Acts 4: 32-35

The early Church, gathered together, is shown as a foundation for prayer, unity and the sharing of goods for the good of all.

Second reading: 1 John 5: 1-6     

Love of God is revealed in love of one’s neighbour.

Gospel: John 20: 19-31

The doubting apostle, Thomas, discovers new faith in the risen Christ.

VOCATIONS

Could you be called to be like the apostles, who testified to the resurrection of Jesus with great power, building up the community of faith as a diocesan priest, a deacon or religious? Speak to your Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

SCIAF BOXES should be returned as soon as possible.  Thank you.

All donations received by 11th Mary 2021 will be doubled by the UK Government.

No public masson Monday or Thursday of next week to accommodate two funerals.

Please pray for the blessed repose of Thomas Kennedy

whose funeral takes place on Monday and 

Agnes Bonner whose funeral takes place on Thursday

both at 9 30 am.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Three times in today’s Psalm we cry out a victory shout: “His mercy endures forever.”

Truly we’ve known the everlasting love of God, who has come to us as our Savior. By the blood and water that flowed from Jesus’ pierced side (see John 19:34), we’ve been made God’s children, as we hear in today’s Epistle.

Yet we never met Jesus, never heard Him teach, never saw Him raised from the dead. His saving Word came to us in the Church—through the ministry of the apostles, who in today’s Gospel are sent as He was sent.

He was made a life-giving Spirit (see 1 Corinthians 15:45) and He filled His apostles with that Spirit. As we hear in today’s First Reading, they bore witness to His resurrection with great power. And through their witness, handed down in the Church through the centuries, their teaching and traditions have reached us (see Acts 2:42).

We encounter Him as the apostles did—in the breaking of the bread on the Lord’s day (see Acts 20:71 Corinthians 16:2Revelation 1:10).

There is something liturgical about the way today’s Gospel scenes unfold. It’s as if John is trying to show us how the risen Lord comes to us in the liturgy and sacraments.

In both scenes it is Sunday night. The doors are bolted tight, yet Jesus mysteriously comes. He greets them with an expression, “Peace be with you,” used elsewhere by divine messengers (see Daniel 10:19Judges 6:23). He shows them signs of His real bodily presence. And on both nights the disciples respond by joyfully receiving Jesus as their “Lord.”

Isn’t this what happens in the Mass—where our Lord speaks to us in His Word, and gives himself to us in the sacrament of His body and blood?

Let us approach the altar with joy, knowing that every Eucharist is the day the Lord has made—when the victory of Easter is again made wonderful in our eyes.

From the diary of St Faustina “O Greatly Merciful God, Infinite Goodness, today all mankind calls out from the abyss of its misery to Your mercy, to Your compassion, O God; and it is with a mighty voice of misery that it cries out. Gracious God do not reject the prayer of this earth’s exiles! O Lord, Goodness beyond our understanding, Who are acquainted with our misery through and through and know that by our own power we cannot ascend to You, we implore You: fill us with Your grace and keep on increasing Your mercy in us, that we may faithfully do Your holy will all through our lives and at the hour of death. Let the omnipotence of Your mercy shield us from the darts of our salvation’s enemies, that we may with confidence, as Your children, await Your final coming…” (Diary, 1570).

 Sincere Thanks to all our stewards and those who assisted with the booking of places over all the services of Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum. As you can imagine it was quite an undertaking as we had so many services in both churches: so sincere thanks to all who assisted us to open for Holy Week/Easter. It was a great blessing to get back at such a special time.

We also look forward to some new guidelines in the coming weeks that may allow us to open up a little more.

We will also be celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation, First Communion and First Reconciliation with the children, please remember them in your prayers.

Scottish Parliament Election 2021 – Putting Human Life and  Dignity at the Centre

 

A letter from the Catholic Bishops of Scotland

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This election presents us with an opportunity to play our part in putting human life and the inviolable dignity of the human person at the centre of Scotland’s political discourse.

We often see politics through a party prism, which can create a divisive, and occasionally fractious, political environment. Whilst party politics can be an important consideration, particularly in the Scottish Parliament list system, it is individuals who will make up the parliament and form a government; and some of the most important issues, including abortion and assisted suicide, are commonly decided by a conscience, or free, vote. Therefore, it is critical to ascertain candidates’ personal values and opinions and not concentrate solely on party policies.

As Catholics we have a duty: to share the Gospel and to help form the public conscience on key moral issues. It is a duty of both faith and citizenship.  This election is an opportunity to be the effective witness our Baptism calls us to be.

The new parliament and government will be tasked with leading the recovery from the damage wrought by the current health crisis and to tackle the significant impact it has had on many aspects of life including health care, mental health and wellbeing, religious freedom, and care for the poor. It must also build on the positives arising from the Pandemic, including caring for the most vulnerable, and a renewed sense of respect for human life, human dignity, and the value of community.

These are some of the issues you may want to consider in the forthcoming election:

 

Beginning and end of life

It is the duty of parliamentarians to uphold the most basic and fundamental human right to life. Elected representatives ought to recognise the existence of human life from the moment of conception and be committed to the protection of human life at every stage. Caring for the unborn and their mothers is a fundamental measure of a caring and compassionate society; a society which puts human dignity at the centre.

We ought to be mindful of a further attempt to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland, likely to happen in this parliament. Legalising assisted suicide or euthanasia suggests that some lives are not worth living, contrary to the Christian belief that every life has equal dignity and value. It is incumbent upon our parliamentarians to show compassion for the sick and dying. This is not achieved by assisted suicide or euthanasia but by ensuring support is provided through caring and attentive politics, including investment in palliative care.

Family and Work

Society relies on the building block of the family to exist and flourish. The love of man and woman in marriage and openness to new life is the basic, fundamental cell upon which every society is built. The wellbeing of Scotland and its future depends on the flourishing of family life and government should respond to this reality with policies creating economic and fiscal advantages for families with children.

The pandemic has placed immeasurable pressure on businesses and many people have lost their livelihood. The state has a duty to sustain business activities by creating conditions which will ensure job opportunities, especially in times of crisis. This must be accompanied by a just wage to provide a dignified livelihood for the worker and their family.

 

 

 

Poverty, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Sadly, poverty remains a scourge for too many people. The marginalised, the homeless, and the lonely and isolated have been cast further adrift because of the pandemic. And poverty now affects 24% of children in Scotland. We need elected representatives who respect a preferential option for the poor, who are willing to prioritise their need and respect their human dignity.

Our government must also work with the international community to adopt an even more effective strategy against human trafficking and modern slavery, so that in every part of the world, men and women may no longer be used as a means to an end, and that their inviolable dignity will always be respected.

 

Environment

The next group of MSPs will be tasked with protecting our neighbours at home and abroad from the poverty and climate crises which continue to rage on. In November Glasgow will play host to the COP26 international climate change summit. We should listen to Pope Francis’ call to ‘hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’ by lifting up the voices of the global south and coming together to rebuild our Common Home in a way that leaves no-one behind. Scotland can also demonstrate global leadership by strengthening its commitment to becoming a carbon neutral country.

 

Free speech, free expression, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion

If Scotland is to be a tolerant, open, diverse country then we must be free to discuss and debate ideas, even those which are deemed by some to be controversial. Whilst being mindful of the need to protect citizens from hate, government must not overstep into the realm of unjust restrictions on free speech, free expression and freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This must include, among others, the freedom to express belief in the biological reality of sex and gender.

 

Catholic schools

The right of parents to choose a school for their children which corresponds to their own convictions is fundamental. Public authorities have a duty to guarantee this parental right and to ensure the concrete conditions for its exercise. Thus, parliamentarians ought to continue to support an open and diverse state education system which includes Catholic schools.

We pray that this election will put human life and the dignity of the human person at the centre, and that candidates will ensure debate is respectful and courteous.

We urge you to visit the website rcpolitics.org and to use the resources there to help you in your consideration of election issues and to use the tools available to question candidates.

+ Hugh Gilbert, President, Bishop of Aberdeen

+ John Keenan, Vice President, Bishop of Paisley

+ Brian McGee, Episcopal Secretary, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles

+ Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh

+ Joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell

+ Stephen Robson, Bishop of Dunkeld

+ William Nolan, Bishop of Galloway

Monsignor Hugh Bradley, Archdiocesan Administrator, Archdiocese of Glasgow


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                      

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

EASTER SUNDAY, B

4th APRIL 2021

MASSES

All the Sunday Masses from All Saints Church, including the Vigil Mass,

will now be streamed.

The 9.30 a.m. Mass each weekday from All Saints Church,

will also be streamed.

THEME

First reading: Acts 10: 34. 37-43

Peter speaks to the household members of the Roman Centurion, Cornelius.  He gives an outline of the story of Jesus and emphasises that his preaching is trustworthy as he has experienced the risen Jesus for himself.

Second reading: 1 Colossians 3: 1-4

Our life as Christians should be centred on the person of the risen Christ, ad this should influence the way we think and behave.

 

Gospel: John 20: 1-9

Mary Magdalene finds the tomb of Jesus open and empty and goes to inform Peter and the disciple Jesus loved.  They visit the grave but only the beloved disciple understands what has happened.

MASSES:

9.30 a.m.                     Monday to Friday       All Saints,

4.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          All Saints

5.30 p.m.                     Saturday (Vigil)          St. Stephen’s

10.30 a.m.                   Sunday                        All Saints

12.15 p.m.                   Sunday                        St. Stephen’s

5.30 p.m.                     Sunday                        All Saints

BROADCAST OF MASSES ON BBC SCOTLAND

at 12 noon    Easter Sunday  from 

St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley

The broadcasts can be viewed on the channels listed here and subsequently on iPlayer.

Freeview and YouView, Channel 9;  SKY Channel 115, Freesat Channel 106 and Virgin Media Channel 108.

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EASTER MESSAGE TO THE FAITHFUL

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we look forward to Holy Week, beginning this weekend with Palm Sunday, it is with much relief that we can now return to the public celebration of our faith, and I extend a very warm welcome to those who will venture out to Mass, while reassuring those who will remain at home that you are very much in our prayers. The celebration of Holy Mass, and our participation in it, are at the centre of our Catholic faith, and not being able to be physically present during the lockdowns of the past year has been a trial. Hopefully, we now return in good spirit and with renewed energy and commitment to share in the Lord’s goodness to us and to thank him for his blessings.

The last year has been a difficult time, and we need to pray that the seeds of recovery will continue to grow and that we can regain some of what has been lost, as well as appreciating all that has been learned. Life always moves on and we do need to adapt to our changed circumstances and the requirements now placed upon us. These do require continued vigilance and patience as we strive to protect one another and ensure our churches are safe as well as welcoming.

We keep in our memory and prayers all who have suffered because of the pandemic, particularly those who have been seriously ill, those who have lost loved ones, those distressed or isolated, all whose lives have been badly disrupted. We pray also for those who have died trusting that they will share in the Lord’s Resurrection, the celebration of which we look forward to on Easter Day. We offer prayers of gratitude for all who have given so much of themselves in caring for others, especially the sick and those in need of care and protection. The efforts made by so many, both professionally and voluntarily, have been inspiring and have ensured that our services have been maintained and that there is the possibility of recovery and renewal.

Through Holy Week we follow Our Lord’s path of suffering and unite our own life experience with his, thus gaining strength to carry our crosses and the trials that come our way, while quietly coming to terms with our own humanity, its fragility and inevitable end here on earth. As we move from the pain and sadness of the Lord’s Passion and Death on Holy Thursday Evening and Good Friday, we look forward with renewed faith to the joy of Easter and our firm hope of sharing in his Resurrection. The possibility of being present at Mass again and of receiving Our Lord in Holy Communion will surely bring much consolation and blessing as we seek to grow in love of him and each other. May his words to the disciples at the Last Supper – “Love one another, just as I have loved you” –  resonate in our hearts and minds as we renew our baptismal promises and our desire to be faithful witnesses to Jesus in our own time.

Although the numbers attending will be restricted, I will concelebrate the Annual Mass of Chrism with some of the Diocesan priests in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral on Holy Thursday, April 1st, at 11am. The Mass will be live streamed by Sancta Familia Media and will also be available through the Diocesan Media. I invite you to follow the Chrism Mass, during which the Oils will be blessed, and the priests will renew their Priestly Promises, and to pray with us and for us.

I pray for the Lord’s blessing  upon you and all your loved ones this Easter, thinking also of the people of our own country and, indeed, of every country in our world. May we feel the protection of God over, among and within us, and may the light of the Risen Lord bring new hope to places and moments of darkness and uncertainty. May the intercession of Our Blessed Lady and St Joseph also bring protection and solace and keep us in communion with Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Yours in Christ

+ Joseph Toal

EASTER MESSAGE

“He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:6-7 we find in those words of the Angel at the tomb on Easter Sunday the central truth of our Christian faith. We are an Easter People defined and sustained by our central belief that death, sin and suffering never have the last word in our lives. For Christ by his victory over death has vanquished the darkness of death forever and brought hope and light to every darkness and despair.

This message is, perhaps, more important to hear than at any other time  before, as we emerge from lockdown and begin to tentatively take up our lives again. It has been a very challenging and difficult time for all of us, and now new beginnings can be made. At last, we can begin to meet up again with friends and families, under the appropriate safeguards and guidelines, and thankfully return to Holy Mass and the public profession of our faith. For many of us, this may be the first time in our lives we have been separated from the consolation of the Mass and the sacraments.

On Holy Thursday, the Church commemorated the institution of the Eucharist, when on the night he was betrayed, Jesus left us the perpetual memorial of His sacrifice on the Cross and His true abiding presence among us. May the separation we have all so keenly felt in these days, when our Churches were closed, and public worship suspended remind us of the essential importance of the Mass. For it is here, in the breaking of bread that we meet the Risen Lord, who comes bring new life and fresh beginnings to all of us.

May God abundantly bless you in this Easter Season.

Fr Thomas Doyle

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‘Knowing Jesus’ –  an online retreat for Lent 2021

Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow

“Get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
Jesus was quite a character with a message and way of acting that was as counter-cultural in his day as it would be in ours. Going back to the roots of Christianity to the man who is its foundation gives a deeper understanding of what the faith is really about and a challenge for living.

The retreat for 2021 continues until the First Sunday of Easter, 11th April.

Further information from www.iscglasgow.co.uk, then  click on Lent Retreat.         


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                      

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

PALM SUNDAY, B

28thMarch 2021

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown, on Sundays only the 10.30 a.m. Mass will be streamed from All Saints Church until further notice.

The 9.30 a.m. Mass each weekday will also be streamed.

THEME 

First reading: Isaiah 50: 4-7

The Lord does not cover his face against insult and spittle.

Second reading: Philippians 2:6-11

God  raised him high, so that every tongue should proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord.

Gospel: Mark 14: 115:4-7

Mark tells the story of the passion and death of Jesus Christ.

Palm/Passion Sunday

In the liturgy of Palm Sunday, we commemorate two important events in the closing days of Jesus’ earthly life: his entry into Jerusalem and his trial and crucifixion at the end of that week. They make an uneasy combination.

At the beginning of the week, we see Jesus being welcomed into Jerusalem by the joyful crowds who sing ‘Hosanna to the Son of David’. The introduction to this Mass described this entry as a ‘triumph’. A ‘triumph’ was awarded to a victorious general in ancient Rome: but Jesus’ was a curious kind of ‘triumph’ if it is compared to the triumph awarded to a conquering hero entering Rome. Jesus is not preceded by his massed troops marching side-by-side; the spoils of war are not displayed for all to see; the conquered people are not paraded for the jeering crowds. At this moment Jesus has claimed the attention and affection of the crowd. Although he is only mounted on a colt the crowds still claim him as the ‘Son of David’, they recognise him as the rightful king of the Jews, the Messiah. And their cries mean that Jesus is brought once again to the attention of the Roman authorities as everyone prepares for the feast of the Passover, the feast when Jewish longings for independence came to a head, when the whole city was as apt to explode into rioting as it was to settle to the religious rites associated with the commemoration of the exodus of the Jewish people out of Egypt into the Promised Land.

At the end of the week, we see Jesus betrayed, arrested, tried, condemned and crucified – as he had known he would be. The crowds had been turned against him, the Roman authorities manipulated, his disciples cowed into denial and desertion. Alone he was taken to Golgotha and there, stripped and crucified, he accepted the fate of all mankind – to enter the gates of death – but death was being transformed: there is nothing whatever to celebrate in the Passion of Christ unless we hold on to this central fact. Death was and remains transformed: from being the gateway to the underworld it has become the gateway into eternal life for all who believe in the name of him whose name is above all other names so that all beings in the heavens, on earth, and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord to the glory of God the Father (cf. Philippians 2.9-11).

What, then, does it mean to believe in the name of Jesus? How is this to be made visible in our lives? Let us listen once more to the words of the scriptures which have been presented to us today: Each morning when we wake, for as long as we walk upon this earth, the Lord wakes us to hear, to listen like a disciple (cf. Isaiah 50.4). We listen in the first place to the Word of God in Scripture. We listen when we set aside time for prayer. We listen when we take account of the needs of those around us. The Scriptures announce that we have been given the tongue of a disciple. We have been provided with speech so that we know how to encourage and sustain the weary (cf. Isaiah 50.4).

When we look at ourselves, we know that we often fall short of these ideals. Let us not be discouraged. The Gospel today places before us a series of pen-pictures of men and women in the course of the Passion narrative. We are presented with the woman who anoints the feet of the Lord; with Judas as he betrays Jesus to the Chief Priests, with the disciples preparing the Last Supper and sharing it with the Lord. We have seen the Lord’s chosen three asleep whilst he suffered in the Garden, we have seen the guards who arrested him, Peter denying him, Pilate confused and weak – but eventually bowing to the popular demand for blood. We have seen Jesus mocked and tortured by the soldiers. We have seen Simon of Cyrene carrying the cross. We have seen the soldiers crucifying Jesus upon the cross. We have seen the women watching, praying, suffering with Christ from afar. And the truth is that at different times we are all of these people. When we pause to reflect, when we are honest with ourselves, we know that we are all of these people. It is not easy to admit that we have been asleep when others, in whom we should have seen the face of Christ, have suffered. It is not easy to reveal that we, too, have denied our Saviour. In short it is not easy to say that we have betrayed our Christian baptism. But if we are human disciples of Jesus it is most likely that we are no better than the first disciples: we, too, have been called by the Lord, but we, too, are a motley crew who depend on the saving power of God if we are to do anything right, if we are to retrace in our lives the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

 

Holy Thursday Reflection

The instruction in the Roman Missal for The Mass of Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday Evening gives the following instruction: “According to the ancient tradition of the Church, all Masses without the participation of the people are forbidden on this day.” It is a measure of the uniqueness of our time that extraordinary permission has been granted by the Holy See for priests to celebrate this Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper in private without a congregation. That the ancient tradition of the Church prohibited this, points to the communal nature of the Eucharist itself. For the Eucharist builds up the family of the Church, nourishes our unity and calls us to service. This point is underlined by the poignant ceremony of the Washing of the Feet that reminds us that at the heart of the Eucharist and Christian life is the instruction our Lord gave on this night: ‘Do you understand ‘what I have done to you? You call me Master and Lord, and rightly; so, I am. If I, then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you should wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you.’

This beautiful line from St John Gospel underlines the importance of this moment when it says, “He had always loved those who were his in the world, but now he showed how perfect his love was.” The perfection of his love is shown in the washing of his disciple’s feet, in the institution of the Eucharist and also in the institution of the Priesthood of the New Testament. On this sacred and holy night of Passover when our Saviour became for us the sacrifice, which takes away our sins: he instructed his disciples and in turn his priests down through the ages to “DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.” Thus, he instituted the Priesthood of the New Testament, as a ministry of humble service and selfless love.

“Stay Here and Keep Watch with Me” ordinarily after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper we would process to Altar of Repose, a sign of the Lord’s movement from the Upper Room to the Garden of Gethsemane where he underwent the Agony in the Garden. It was there that he instructed his disciples to “Stay awake and keep watch with me” they of course failed him three times and fell asleep. Let us take to heart the Lord’s instruction and remain a while with him, as he endures his agony. Perhaps, it might be most appropriate here to remember in our prayers the sick and dying at this time of pandemic.

Instruction on Holy Thursday for The Ceremonial of Bishops

 With this Mass, celebrated in the evening of the Thursday in Holy Week, the Church begins the sacred Easter Triduum and devotes herself to the remembrance of the Last Supper. At the super on the night he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus, loving those who were his own in the world even to the end, offered his Body and Blood to the Father under the appearance of bread and wine, gave them to the apostles to eat and drink, then enjoined the apostles and their successors in the priesthood to offer them in turn.

 This Mass is, first of all, the memorial of the institution of the eucharist, that is, of the Memorial of the Lord’s Passover, by which under sacramental signs he perpetuated among us the sacrifice of the New Law. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper is also the memorial of the institution of the priesthood, by which Christ’s mission and sacrifice are perpetuated in the world. In addition, this Mass is the memorial of that love by which the Lord loved us even to death.

Why is Holy Thursday sometimes called “Maundy Thursday”?

The word “Maundy” is derived from the Latin word mandatum, or “mandate.”

This word is used in the Latin text for John 13:34:

“Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos.”

Or, in English:

“A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you.”

Holy Thursday is thus sometimes called Maundy Thursday because it was on this day that Christ gave us the new commandment–the new mandate–to love one another as he loves us.

Good Friday is a Day of Fast & Abstinence

The Paschal Triduum:

Often called the Easter Triduum or simply the Triduum, begins during Holy Week, and consists of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. This includes the Great Easter Vigil, the high point of the Triduum. The word Triduum comes from the Latin word meaning “three days.” It begins the evening of Maundy Thursday and ends at Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday. Thus, the Triduum consists of three full days which begin and end in the evening. The Triduum technically is not part of Lent (at least liturgically), but Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are still reckoned as part of the traditional forty-day Lenten fast. The Triduum celebrates the heart of our faith, salvation, and redemption: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thus, the Triduum commemorates the Institution of the Eucharist (the “sacrament of sacraments”), the passion, crucifixion, death of the Lord, his descent to the dead, and finally his glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday morning. Along with the Ascension, these important events make up the Paschal Mystery.

Thus, even though the liturgical year begins chronologically at Advent, it reaches its culmination during the Easter Triduum, particularly at Easter, the “solemnity of solemnities,” the “Great Feast.” The Catholic Catechism describes the importance of the Triduum:

Beginning with the Easter Triduum as its source of light, the new age of the Resurrection fills the whole liturgical year with its brilliance. Gradually, on either side of this source, the year is transfigured by the liturgy. It really is a “year of the Lord’s favour.” The economy of salvation is at work within the framework of time, but since its fulfillment in the Passover of Jesus and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the culmination of history is anticipated “as a foretaste,” and the kingdom of God enters into our time.

Chrism Mass

The Bishop will concelebrate the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral on Holy Thursday, 1st April, at 11.00 am.  The Mass will be live streamed by Sancta Familia Media and on the Diocesan Facebook page www.facebook.com/rcmotherwell  and It will also be available on the Diocesan website, www.rcdom.org.uk,

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Saturday Vigil Mass of Palm Sunday

All Saints’ Church 4 30 p.m.                                                                                       

St. Stephen’s 5 30 p.m.

 

Palm Sunday

All Saints’ Church 10 30 a.m.                  

St Stephen’s 12 15 p.m.

All Saints’ 5 30 p.m.

 

Monday – Wednesday of Holy Week

All Saints Mass at 9 30 a.m.   There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, before Mass, each day from 9.00 a.m. until just before Mass. Stations of the Cross will take place immediately after Mass each day.                                                                                      

St Stephen’s Mass at 6.30 p.m.

 

Holy Thursday                                                                      

All Saints’ Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.00p.m.          

St Stephen’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.00 p.m.

 

Good Friday

All Saints’ Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 p.m.                      

St Stephen’s Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 pm

All Saint’s Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.

There will be no kissing of the Cross on Good  Friday.

 A collection for the Holy Places will be taken up in All Saints’ Church and

 St. Stephen’s Church during the Good Friday Services.

Easter Vigil (Saturday Evening)

All Saints’ 8.00  p.m.                                                             

St Stephen’s Easter Vigil (Saturday Evening) 8.00 p.m.

 

Easter Sunday

All Saints’ 10. 30 a.m., 12 Noon & 5 30 p.m.                                                                

St Stephen’s 10 30a.m & 12 Noon

 

 

CONFESSIONS will be heard in the Sacristy,

after morning Mass in All Saints Church during Holy Week and

after evening Mass in St. Stephen’s Church during Holy Week.

DIVINE OFFICE: 

Morning Prayer and Night Prayer for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy       Saturday are available on the Latest News Section of our website.

MARY’S MEALS

“Thanks to your incredible support Mary’s Meals is now reaching 1,838,859 children with life-changing meals while they learn!

Last March when schools began to close due to the pandemic, we worked hard to adapt our feeding model so we could continue to bring nutritious daily meals to those hungry children already relying on us. Despite these challenges we’re delighted that we have kept our promise to the children we feed, whether in school or at home, and in addition have also welcomed 171,792 new children to our programme since the beginning of 2020.   This wonderful news has only been made possible by your generosity and the many little acts of love you have carried out, taking us closer to a day when all children have enough to eat and can go to school. However, the need is still great, with millions more children waiting for a daily meal and the chance to learn. Your ongoing support means we can reach many more hungry children.”

Further information from www.marysmeals.org.uk

VOCATIONS
The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue.” Jesus gave everything out of love for us. Are you being called to reflect the master’s sacrifice by offering yourself as a priest, a deacon or religious?VOCATIONS

Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

BROADCAST OF MASSES ON BBC SCOTLAND

Please see below details of forthcoming Masses which will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 12 noon on

Sunday 4 April (Easter Sunday)                             St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley

The broadcasts can be viewed on the channels listed here and subsequently on iPlayer.

Freeview and YouView, Channel 9;  SKY Channel 115, Freesat Channel 106 and Virgin Media Channel 108.

‘Knowing Jesus’ –  an online retreat for Lent 2021

Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow

“Get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
Jesus was quite a character with a message and way of acting that was as counter-cultural in his day as it would be in ours. Going back to the roots of Christianity to the man who is its foundation gives a deeper understanding of what the faith is really about and a challenge for living.

The retreat for 2021 continues until the First Sunday of Easter, 11th April.

Further information from www.iscglasgow.co.uk, then  click on Lent Retreat.

 

JOURNEYING WITH JESUS

The Diocesan Mission & Evangelisation Team offer a quiet space,

for Prayer & Contemplation.  Zoom sessions will continue TODAY, Palm Sunday from 7.00-7.30 p.m.

If you would like to take part, please sign up by emailing, missions@rcdom.org.uk.

WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN  

Drama Kirk’s 2021 Passion Play tells the Easter story from the perspective of Gospel writer Luke, putting Jesus’ story together years after his death and hearing from the disciples what their encounters had meant for them.  It also includes a series of flashbacks to that final, fatal week.  Luke’s Passion Story

Easter Saturday (3rd April) at 2pm   https://www.youtube.com/hamiltonold,

 

SCIAF:  MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN WITH YOUR WEE BOX TOGETHER, WE CAN END POVERTY.

WEE BOX, BIG THANKS.

Thank you to everyone in the parish for supporting SCIAF’s Lenten appeal. Please return your WEE BOXES as soon as you can. Thank you once again for your great generosity. Wishing you all a joyful Easter.  You can learn more about SCIAF’s work by visiting www.sciaf.org.uk.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                      

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

5th Sunday of Lent, B

21st March 2021

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown, on Sundays only the 10.30 a.m. Mass will be streamed from All Saints Church until further notice.

The 9.30 a.m. Mass each weekday will also be streamed.

THEME 

First reading: Jeremiah 31: 31–34

In today’s first reading, Jeremiah prophesies that the days are coming when the Lord will make a new covenant with his people.

 

Second reading: Hebrews 5: 7–9

Troubled in His agony, Jesus doesn’t pray to be saved. Instead, He offers himself to the Father on the Cross—as a living prayer and supplication. For this, God gives Him dominion over heaven and earth.

Gospel: John 12: 20–33

In predicting He will be “lifted up,” Jesus isn’t describing only His coming Crucifixion.  Isaiah used the same word to tell how the Messiah, after suffering for Israel’s sins, would be raised high and greatly exalted.

FEAST DAYS

Thursday 25th March                           Solemnity of The Annunciation

LENTEN SCHEDULE

Week beginning 21st March 2021 (This week)

 

Mondays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass with Novena Prayers.

Tuesdays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Wednesdays:                                      9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursdays:                                         9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Fridays                                               9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

Church reopens for Holy Week:

Government restrictions have been eased to allow the churches and other places of worship to reopen, albeit in a restricted fashion; with only 50 worshipers and Covid protocols still in place. It comes for us during the most sacred and important time in Church’s year: Holy Week. I’m sure everyone would wish to get to at least one of the Holy Week Services, the Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday. The Bishop points out that for those unable to get to the Holy Week services or to Easter Sunday that the Easter Octave, lasts from Easter Sunday to Low Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday) and is an extension of the sacred celebration of Easter Sunday, and you might want to get mass during that time.

I would once again like to thank our Covid Coordinator in the parish, and all our volunteers for the generous service they give to the parish community.

 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Saturday Vigil Mass of Palm Sunday

All Saints’ Church 4 30 p.m.                                                                                        

St. Stephen’s 5 30 p.m.

(Remember to put your clocks forward 1 hour.)

 

Palm Sunday

All Saints’ Church 10 30 a.m.                                                                                      

St Stephen’s 12 15 p.m.

All Saints’ 5 30 p.m.

 

Monday – Wednesday of Holy Week

 All Saints’ 9 30 a.m.                                                                                                      

St Stephen’s 6 30 p.m.

 

Holy Thursday

All Saints’ Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.00p.m.                                                           

St Stephen’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.00 p.m.

 

Good Friday

All Saints’ Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 p.m.                                                    

St Stephen’s Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 pm

All Saint’s Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.

 

A collection for the Holy Places will be taken up in All Saints’ Church and

 St. Stephen’s Church during the Good Friday Services.

Easter Vigil (Saturday Evening)

All Saints’ 8.00  p.m.                                                                                                   

St Stephen’s Easter Vigil (Saturday Evening) 8.00 p.m.

 

Easter Sunday

All Saints’ 10. 30 a.m., 12 Noon & 5 30 p.m.                                                                

St Stephen’s 10 30a.m & 12 Noon

 

 

BOOKINGS FOR PALM SUNDAY MASSES:

can be made from Monday 22nd March and

 

BOOKINGS FOR EASTER TRIDUUM SERVICES

can be made from Monday 29th March.

 

Online bookings can be made on our website home page by completing the form.  Anyone who does not have access to online should phone 07707 014999.

 

CONFESSIONS will be heard in the Sacristy,

after morning Mass in All Saints Church during Holy Week and

after evening Mass in St. Stephen’s Church during Holy Week.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION            

Please remember in your prayers the children who receive this sacrament on Tuesday.

 

 

SCIAF:  MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN WITH YOUR WEE BOX TOGETHER, WE CAN END POVERTY.

REFLECT, GIVE, ACT WITH SCIAF.

Your donations, prayers and actions make a real and lasting difference to families in South Sudan. You can learn more about SCIAF’s work by visiting www.sciaf.org.uk.

WEE BOXES are available from the door at the Repository of the Church in a plastic container.  Please help yourselves.

Your donation will make twice the difference.  From 12 February till 11 May, all public donations to SCIAF’s Wee Box Big Change appeal will be doubled by the UK government.

VOCATIONS

Some people approach Philip to ask if they can meet Jesus. Perhaps you could be the one who introduces others to him today, especially in his word and through the sacraments. Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

BROADCAST OF MASSES ON BBC SCOTLAND

Please see below details of forthcoming Masses which will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 12 noon on the following Sundays:

Sunday 21 March                                                      Our Holy Redeemer, Stornoway (TODAY)

Sunday 4 April (Easter Sunday)                             St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley

The broadcasts can be viewed on the channels listed here and subsequently on iPlayer.

Freeview and YouView, Channel 9;  SKY Channel 115, Freesat Channel 106 and Virgin Media Channel 108.

‘Knowing Jesus’ –  an online retreat for Lent 2021

Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow

“Get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
Jesus was quite a character with a message and way of acting that was as counter-cultural in his day as it would be in ours. Going back to the roots of Christianity to the man who is its foundation gives a deeper understanding of what the faith is really about and a challenge for living.

The retreat for 2021 is from Ash Wednesday, 17th February to the First Sunday of Easter, 11th April.

Further information from www.iscglasgow.co.uk, then  click on Lent Retreat.

 

JOURNEYING WITH JESUS

The Diocesan Mission & Evangelisation Team offer a quiet space,

for Prayer & Contemplation.  Zoom sessions will continue today and Palm Sunday from 7.00-7.30 p.m.

If you would like to take part, please sign up by emailing, missions@rcdom.org.uk.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                      

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

4th Sunday of Lent, B

14th March 2021

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown, on Sundays only the 10.30 a.m. Mass will be streamed from All Saints Church until further notice.

The 9.30 a.m. Mass each weekday will also be streamed.

THEME 

First reading: 1 Chronicles 36: 14-16. 18-23

Israel’s sinfulness brings destruction on Jerusalem and years of exile, the Lord’s intervention through Persian King Cyrus, brings an end to exile and offers the possibility of homecoming.

Second reading: Ephesians 4: 2-10

We are God’s “work of art”; though marred by sin, we are restored as a new creation through God’s loving goodness, shown in Christ.

Gospel: John 3: 14-21

Jesus, hanging lifeless on a cross, is the supreme sign that he came into our world out of love and in order to save us.

LENTEN SERVICES

Week beginning 14th March 2021 (This week)

 

Mondays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass with Novena Prayers.

Tuesdays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Wednesdays:                                      9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursdays:                                         9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Fridays                                                 9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

Church reopens for Holy Week:

Government restrictions have been eased to allow the churches and other places of worship to reopen, albeit in a restricted fashion; with only 50 worshipers and Covid protocols still in place. It comes for us during the most sacred and important time in Church’s year: Holy Week. I’m sure everyone would wish to get to at least one of the Holy Week Services, the Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday. The Bishop points out that for those unable to get to the Holy Week services or to Easter Sunday that the Easter Octave, lasts from Easter Sunday to Low Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday) and is an extension of the sacred celebration of Easter Sunday, and you might want to get mass during that time.

I would once again like to thank our Covid Coordinator in the parish, and all our volunteers for the generous service they give to the parish community.

 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Saturday Vigil Mass of Palm Sunday

All Saints’ Church 4 30 p.m.                                                                                        

St. Stephen’s 5 30 p.m.

 

Palm Sunday

All Saints’ Church 10 30 a.m.                                                                                      

St Stephen’s 12 15 p.m.

All Saints’ 5 30 p.m.

(Remember to put your clocks forward.)

 

Monday – Wednesday of Holy Week

 

All Saints’ 9 30 a.m.                                                                                                      

St Stephen’s 6 30 p.m.

 

Holy Thursday

All Saints’ Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.00p.m.                                                           

St Stephen’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.00 p.m.

 

Good Friday

All Saints’ Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 p.m.                                                    

St Stephen’s Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 pm

All Saint’s Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.

 

A collection for the Holy Places will be taken up in All Saints’ Church and St. Stephen’s Church during the

Good Friday Services.

 

Easter Vigil (Saturday Evening)

All Saints’ 8.00  p.m.                                                                                                   

St Stephen’s Easter Vigil (Saturday Evening) 8.00 p.m.

 

Easter Sunday

All Saints’ 10. 30 a.m., 12 Noon & 5 30 p.m.                                                                

St Stephen’s 10 30a.m & 12 Noon

 

BOOKINGS FOR PALM SUNDAY MASSES:

can be made from Monday 22nd March and

BOOKINGS FOR EASTER TRIDUUM SERVICES

can be made from Monday 29th March.

 

Online bookings can be made on our website home page by completing the form.  Anyone who does not have access to online should phone 07707 014999.

CONFESSIONS will be heard in the Sacristy,

after morning Mass in All Saints Church during Holy Week and

after evening Mass in St. Stephen’s Church during Holy Week.

 

SCIAF SUNDAY:  MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN WITH YOUR WEE BOX TOGETHER, WE CAN END POVERTY.

On this SCIAF Sunday please pray for women and girls around the world. Today, we especially think of Vaida and her mother Angelina who feature on this year’s SCIAF WEE BOX. Without your help these children and their families will struggle to survive at all.  The SCIAF Collection which should have taken place today will be collected on PALM SUNDAY when the churches reopen.  Alternatively, you may put your donation in an envelope clearly marked SCIAF COLLECTION and put through the letterbox of the  Chapel House.

WEE BOXES are available from the door at the Repository of the Church in a plastic container.  Please help yourselves.

 

Your donation will make twice the difference.  From 12 February till 11 May, all public donations to SCIAF’s Wee Box Big Change appeal will be doubled by the UK government.

VOCATIONS

“We are God’s work of art.” God has crafted each of us for some unique purpose. Could yours be found in priesthood, diaconate or religious vows?  Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

BROADCAST OF MASSES ON BBC SCOTLAND

Please see below details of forthcoming Masses which will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 12 noon on the following Sundays:

Sunday 14 March                                                      Our Holy Redeemer, Stornoway (TODAY)

Sunday 4 April (Easter Sunday)                             St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley

The broadcasts can be viewed on the channels listed here and subsequently on iPlayer.

Freeview and YouView, Channel 9;  SKY Channel 115, Freesat Channel 106 and Virgin Media Channel 108.

‘Knowing Jesus’ –  an online retreat for Lent 2021

Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow

“Get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
Jesus was quite a character with a message and way of acting that was as counter-cultural in his day as it would be in ours. Going back to the roots of Christianity to the man who is its foundation gives a deeper understanding of what the faith is really about and a challenge for living.

The retreat for 2021 is from Ash Wednesday, 17th February to the First Sunday of Easter, 11th April.

Further information from www.iscglasgow.co.uk, then  click on Lent Retreat.

 


The Coatbridge Irish Heritage Committee will be live streaming its annual

St. Patricks Day Festival on Saturday 20th March 2021.  This will include music performances on the part of some of our regular festival acts over the years as well as first-timers. The live stream includes a step into the history of the festival since 2003, as well as including poetry and messages of support from within Scotland and across the globe. This year’s digital festival will showcase several lectures on some outstanding topics, including Celtic FCs Brother Walfrid as well as one on some anniversaries  involved in Irish-British relations: the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and the Irish Hunger strike of 1981. More information on the digital events and how to access these will be posted on the St. Patricks Day Festival Coatbridge Facebook page soon.

 

 

   

🌹            HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all mothers.         🌹

     

 


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                      

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

3rd Sunday of Lent, B

7th March 2021

 

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown, on Sundays only the 10.30 a.m. Mass will be streamed from All Saints Church until further notice.

The 9.30 a.m. Mass each weekday will also be streamed.

THEME

First reading: Exodus 20:1–17

God does not let sin continue for ever.  The commandments are also statements of fact.

Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1:22–25

Until we se God, God’s wisdom will always look like foolishness to us.

Gospel:  John 2:13–25

 

The cleansing of the Temple by Christ warns us that he will continually cleanse the new temple  of the Holy Spirit, which is his Church.

  LENTEN SCHEDULE

 

Mondays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass with Novena Prayers.

Tuesdays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Wednesdays:                                      9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursdays:                                         9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Fridays                                               9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

 

SCIAF:  MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN WITH YOUR WEE BOX

TOGETHER, WE CAN END POVERTY.

This year the SCIAF WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE Appeal has received UK Aid Match. This means that all public donations to the appeal up until 11 May will be doubled by the UK government. Please give generously to the SCIAF collection next Sunday.

WEE BOXES are available from the door at the Repository of the Church in a plastic container.  Please help yourselves.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS for use at home have been added to the Latest News Section of our Website and are also available on our Twitter page.

SPRED:  Lorraine Cunningham will lead weekly Novena Prayers, beginning on Tuesday 16th February and running for 9 consecutive weeks, to pray for the restoration of SPRED.

The prayers will be streamed live to the SPRED Motherwell Facebook page and will last 20-30 minutes.

You are invited to join with her in praying for this intention.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS

A full list of parishes in our Diocese offering live streaming can be found at

https://www.rcdom.org.uk/live-mass

VOCATIONS

“We are preaching a crucified Christ.” Why not consider the call to preach the Gospel of the crucified and risen Christ as a Diocesan priest or permanent deacon? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk,

see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

St Andrew’s Hospice – Make a Will Month – March 2021

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 or update an existing Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice. For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trusts, Legacy and Individual Giving Manager at St Andrew’s Hospice on 01236 772087 or email lorna.mccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.uk or visit the Hospice website :-www.st-andrews-hospice.com for details of the Solicitors taking part.

JOURNEYING WITH JESUS

Join people from throughout the diocese for 30 minutes of prayer and reflection on four Sundays of Lent, from 7.00-7.30 p.m.  Please register your interest through the email:

missions@rcdom.org.uk.  . You will then be sent a link for the meetings.

 

 

Mary’s Meals

“Thanks to your support so far, we’ve been able to reach 3,000 children and vulnerable adults in Tigray, Ethiopia, with life-saving food parcels. But we urgently need your help to reach many more people in the coming weeks.

Due to fighting in the region, families are still at risk of imminent starvation. With your support, our partner, the Daughters of Charity, are delivering relief and emergency aid to internally displaced people. They told us: “People are so traumatised. It is a time that we need your support and prayers. When we were distributing food, for the first time I was able to see a little bit of joy on their faces. I was able to see some hope. And people were so grateful.”

Go to www.marysmeals.org.uk for further information on how to donate.

BROADCAST OF MASSES ON BBC SCOTLAND

Please see below details of forthcoming Masses which will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 12 noon on the following Sundays:

Sunday 14 March                                                      Our Holy Redeemer, Stornoway

Sunday 4 April (Easter Sunday)                             St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley

The broadcasts can be viewed on the channels listed here and subsequently on iPlayer.

Freeview and YouView, Channel 9;  SKY Channel 115, Freesat Channel 106 and Virgin Media Channel 108.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED

VIRTUAL LENTEN LUNCH

Wondering how you can make a difference this Lent? You are invited to join ACN benefactors and parishes all across the UK for a virtual Sunday Lunch, on

21 March 2021, 1.00 pm,

in aid of the St John the Merciful Table, a fantastic initiative that serves daily meals to over 1,500 struggling Christians in Lebanon. All you need to attend this event is an internet connection and a device on which you can access YouTube. Be prepared to enjoy a full line-up of prayer, videos, music and more! For more info, visit https://acnuk.org/event/acn-virtual-sunday-lunch/

See you there!

SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE

The Social Care Institute for Excellence / Children in Scotland (SCIE/CiS) are conducting an external, independent review of two diocese of the Catholic Church in Scotland.

The independent team want to hear from people with first- hand experience of how people in diocesan roles have responded or failed to respond to disclosures of abuse or sharing of concerns. They want to understand what is working well and what has gone wrong in the past. They are looking at the responses of people in diocesan roles to knowledge of abuse by clergy or risks posed by clergy and others in Church-related roles, paid or voluntary. At this stage, they are only focusing on responses by people in the Diocese of Aberdeen and the Diocese of Motherwell.

Further information available from our website or Twitter page.

‘Knowing Jesus’ –  an online retreat for Lent 2021

Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow

“Get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
Jesus was quite a character with a message and way of acting that was as counter-cultural in his day as it would be in ours. Going back to the roots of Christianity to the man who is its foundation gives a deeper understanding of what the faith is really about and a challenge for living.

Weekly topics include:
Jesus, his prayer and the Father; Jesus’ Family and Friends
Jesus’ Teachings;  Jesus reaches out to the needy
The emotional Jesus;  Jesus under Attack
The Resurrected Jesus.

The retreat for 2021 is from Ash Wednesday, 17th February to the First Sunday of Easter, 11th April.

Further information from www.iscglasgow.co.uk, then  click on Lent Retreat.

 


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                      

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

2nd Sunday of Lent, B

28th February 2021

 

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown, on Sundays only the 10.30 a.m. Mass will be streamed from All Saints Church until further notice.

The 9.30 a.m. Mass each weekday will also be streamed.

THEME

First reading: Genesis 22:1–29–1315–18

In this week’s First Reading, we hear of how Abraham was put to the test.  The Church has always read this story as a sign of God’s love for the world in giving His only begotten son.

Second reading: Romans 8:31–34

In today’s Epistle, Paul uses exact words drawn from this story to describe how God, like Abraham, did not withhold His only Son, but handed Him over for us on the Cross

Gospel:  Mark 9:2–10

In the Gospel today, too, we hear another echo. Jesus is called God’s “beloved Son”—as Isaac is described as Abraham’s beloved son.

 

 

 LENTEN SCHEDULE

 

Mondays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass with Novena Prayers.

Tuesdays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Wednesdays:                                      9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursdays:                                         9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Fridays                                               9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

 

 

SCIAF:  MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN WITH YOUR WEE BOX

TOGETHER, WE CAN END POVERTY.

By reflecting, giving and acting with SCIAF during Lent, your parish is helping to change the lives of some of the poorest children in the world.

By supporting SCIAF this Lent you can ensure this vital work continues.

WEE BOXES are available from the door at the Repository of the Church in a plastic container.  Please help yourselves.

Your donation will make twice the difference.  From 12 February till 11 May, all public donations to SCIAF’s Wee Box Big Change appeal will be doubled by the UK government.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS for use at home have been added to the Latest News Section of our Website and are also available on our Twitter page.

SPRED:  Lorraine Cunningham will lead weekly Novena Prayers, beginning on Tuesday 16th February and running for 9 consecutive weeks, to pray for the restoration of SPRED.

The prayers will be streamed live to the SPRED Motherwell Facebook page and will last 20-30 minutes.

You are invited to join with her in praying for this intention.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS

A full list of parishes in our Diocese offering live streaming can be found at

https://www.rcdom.org.uk/live-mass

VOCATIONS

“This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.” Are you listening to him? Is he calling you to serve his people in priesthood or consecrated life? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

St Andrew’s Hospice – Make a Will Month – March 2021

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 or update an existing Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice. For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trusts, Legacy and Individual Giving Manager at St Andrew’s Hospice on 01236 772087 or email lorna.mccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.uk or visit the Hospice website :-www.st-andrews-hospice.com for details of the Solicitors taking part.

JOURNEYING WITH JESUS

Join people from throughout the diocese for 30 minutes of prayer and reflection on four Sundays of Lent, from 7.00-7.30 p.m.  Please register your interest through the email:

missions@rcdom.org.uk.  . You will then be sent a link for the meetings.

 

 

Mary’s Meals

“Thanks to your support so far, we’ve been able to reach 3,000 children and vulnerable adults in Tigray, Ethiopia, with life-saving food parcels. But we urgently need your help to reach many more people in the coming weeks.

Due to fighting in the region, families are still at risk of imminent starvation. With your support, our partner, the Daughters of Charity, are delivering relief and emergency aid to internally displaced people. They told us: “People are so traumatised. It is a time that we need your support and prayers. When we were distributing food, for the first time I was able to see a little bit of joy on their faces. I was able to see some hope. And people were so grateful.”

Go to www.marysmeals.org.uk for further information on how to donate.

BROADCAST OF MASSES ON BBC SCOTLAND

Please see below details of forthcoming Masses which will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 12 noon on the following Sundays:

Sunday 14 March                                                      Our Holy Redeemer, Stornoway

Sunday 4 April (Easter Sunday)                             St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley

The broadcasts can be viewed on the channels listed here and subsequently on iPlayer.

Freeview and YouView, Channel 9;  SKY Channel 115, Freesat Channel 106 and Virgin Media Channel 108.

‘Knowing Jesus’ –  an online retreat for Lent 2021

Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow

“Get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
Jesus was quite a character with a message and way of acting that was as counter-cultural in his day as it would be in ours. Going back to the roots of Christianity to the man who is its foundation gives a deeper understanding of what the faith is really about and a challenge for living.

Weekly topics include:
Jesus, his prayer and the Father; Jesus’ Family and Friends
Jesus’ Teachings;  Jesus reaches out to the needy
The emotional Jesus;  Jesus under Attack
The Resurrected Jesus.

The retreat for 2021 is from Ash Wednesday, 17th February to the First Sunday of Easter, 11th April.

Further information from www.iscglasgow.co.uk, then  click on Lent Retreat

 

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED

VIRTUAL LENTEN LUNCH
 

Wondering how you can make a difference this Lent? You are invited to join ACN benefactors and parishes all across the UK for a virtual Sunday Lunch, on

21 March 2021, 1.00 pm,

in aid of the St John the Merciful Table, a fantastic initiative that serves daily meals to over 1,500 struggling Christians in Lebanon. All you need to attend this event is an internet connection and a device on which you can access YouTube. Be prepared to enjoy a full line-up of prayer, videos, music and more! For more info, visit https://acnuk.org/event/acn-virtual-sunday-lunch/ See you there!


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                      

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

1st Sunday of Lent, B

22nd February 2021

 

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown, on Sundays only the 10.30 a.m. Mass will be streamed from All Saints Church until further notice.

The 9.30 a.m. Mass each weekday will also be streamed.

THEME

 

First reading:  Genesis 9:8-15

‘There shall be no flood to destroy the earth again.’

Second Reading:  1 Peter 3:18-22

The water on which the Ark floated is a type of the baptism which saves you now.

Gospel:  Mark 1:12-15

Jesus was tempted by Satan, and the angels looked after him.

 

Lent is a 40-day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: “Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).

In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.

 LENTEN SCHEDULE

 

Mondays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass with Novena Prayers.

Tuesdays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Wednesdays:                                      9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursdays:                                         9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary.

Fridays                                               9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

 

SCIAF:  MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN WITH YOUR WEE BOX

Thousands of children with disabilities in South Sudan need your help right now. Children with disabilities were already the most vulnerable in society. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has deepened already existing levels of poverty, putting them at greater risk. For more information about SCIAF’s Lent campaign please go to www.sciaf.org.uk or call 0141 354 5555.

WEE BOXES are available from the door at the Repository of the Church in a plastic container.  Please help yourselves.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS for use at home have been added to the Latest News Section of our Website and are also available on our Twitter page.

SPRED:  Lorraine Cunningham will lead weekly Novena Prayers, beginning on Tuesday 16th February and running for 9 consecutive weeks, to pray for the restoration of SPRED.

The prayers will be streamed live to the SPRED Motherwell Facebook page and will last 20-30 minutes.

You are invited to join with her in praying for this intention.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS

A full list of parishes in our Diocese offering live streaming can be found at

https://www.rcdom.org.uk/live-mass

VOCATIONS

“The time has come: the kingdom of God is close.” Is it time to start taking that niggling sense of a call seriously? Pray for light and courage in discernment this Lent. Call  your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

St Andrew’s Hospice – Make a Will Month – March 2021

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 or update an existing Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice. For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trusts, Legacy and Individual Giving Manager at St Andrew’s Hospice on 01236 772087 or email lorna.mccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.uk or visit the Hospice website :-www.st-andrews-hospice.com for details of the Solicitors taking part.

JOURNEYING WITH JESUS

Join people from throughout the diocese for 30 minutes of prayer and reflection on four Sundays of Lent, from 7.00-7.30 p.m.  Please register your interest through the email:

missions@rcdom.org.uk.  . You will then be sent a link for the meetings.

Mary’s Meals

“Thanks to your support so far, we’ve been able to reach 3,000 children and vulnerable adults in Tigray, Ethiopia, with life-saving food parcels. But we urgently need your help to reach many more people in the coming weeks.

Due to fighting in the region, families are still at risk of imminent starvation. With your support, our partner, the Daughters of Charity, are delivering relief and emergency aid to internally displaced people. They told us: “People are so traumatised. It is a time that we need your support and prayers. When we were distributing food, for the first time I was able to see a little bit of joy on their faces. I was able to see some hope. And people were so grateful.”

Go to www.marysmeals.org.uk for further information on how to donate.

BROADCAST OF MASSES ON BBC SCOTLAND

Please see below details of forthcoming Masses which will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 12 noon on the following Sundays:

Sunday 21 February                   – St. Joseph’s, Clarkston

Sunday 14 March                       – Our Holy Redeemer, Stornoway

Sunday 4 April (Easter Sunday) – St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley

The broadcasts can be viewed on the channels listed here and subsequently on iPlayer.

Freeview and YouView, Channel 9;  SKY Channel 115, Freesat Channel 106 and Virgin Media Channel 108.

‘Knowing Jesus’ –  an online retreat for Lent 2021

Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow

“Get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
Jesus was quite a character with a message and way of acting that was as counter-cultural in his day as it would be in ours. Going back to the roots of Christianity to the man who is its foundation gives a deeper understanding of what the faith is really about and a challenge for living.

Weekly topics include:
Jesus, his prayer and the Father; Jesus’ Family and Friends
Jesus’ Teachings;  Jesus reaches out to the needy
The emotional Jesus;  Jesus under Attack
The Resurrected Jesus.

The retreat for 2021 is from Ash Wednesday, 17th February to the First Sunday of Easter, 11th April.

Further information from www.iscglasgow.co.uk, then  click on Lent Retreat.

 

 

Online Lecture:  ‘Leadership as Witness’ by Cardinal Joseph W Tobin CSsR.  Tue 23 February 7.00-8.00pm

The University of Glasgow St Andrew’s Foundation invites you to this online lecture.  Cardinal Tobin is the Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey. He was Superior General of the Redemptorists from 1997 until 2009. In 2010 he was appointed as Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. He has participated in five Synods of Bishops. This lecture is part of the Catholic School Leadership Expert Seminar Series. We encourage Catholic school leaders, aspiring leaders, researchers and those that support our Catholic school leaders to join us for this final seminar in the series.

To register, please email: education-st-andrews-foundation@glasgow.ac.uk

 

 

RIGHT TO LIFE

The UK Government’s consultation on whether to make permanent the current temporary arrangement allowing ‘DIY’ home abortions closes soon.
It is vital that as many people as possible make a submission to the consultation to ensure that it is clear to the UK Government that the public wants an end to these dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortions.

An easy-to-use tool has been launched on their website that makes it simple to complete your submission.

Further details from www.righttolife.org.uk.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY                      

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND

ALL SAINTS  

6th Sunday of the Year, B

15th February 2021

 

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown only the 10.30 a.m. Mass from All Saints Church will be streamed until further notice.

THEME

First reading: Leviticus 13: 1-2. 44-46

The book of Leviticus shows us the practical implications of the Law of Moses.  At a time when people had no defence against virulent diseases, rules are laid down which exclude those with skin diseases from wider society, for the protection of the whole people.

 Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 10: 31-11:1

Paul is talking to early Christians about how to behave when dining with pagans.  Paul balances the freedom of the Spirit, which no longer requires strict adherence to the Law of Moses, and the need to avoid shocking the conscience of others.

Gospel:  Mark 1: 40-45

Jesus heals a man with a virulent skin disease and puts himself at risk of being rendered ritually unclean in the process.  There is nothing any of us could ever do that Jesus would not be willing to heal, at whatever cost to himself.

 

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 17th:                       Ash Wednesday.      

Ash Wednesday is a day of Solemn Penance a day of fast and abstinence. It is the symbolic turning to God at the beginning of Lent and the start of our warfare with sin and the restoration of life in grace. A plenary indulgence is available for all those who devoutly make the Stations of the Cross. 

Blessed Palm Branches (to burn for ashes) & SCIAF Lenten Materials will be available at the side door of the sacristy/ repository in a plastic box. Please take what you need.  Alternatively, if you have palms from previous years you can use them.  You will only need a small part of the palm branch to burn for ashes. I have blessed them for use on Ash Wednesday. 

A Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes for Celebration at Home is available on the Latest News Section of our website.

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: “Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).

In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.

 

 LENTEN SCHEDULE

Mondays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Novena Prayers.

Tuesdays:                                           9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary

Wednesdays:                                      9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

Thursdays:                                         9.30 a.m. Mass followed by the Rosary

Fridays                                               9.30 a.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS for use at home have been added to the Latest News Section of our Website and are also available on our Twitter page.

SPRED:  Lorraine Cunningham will lead weekly Novena Prayers, beginning on Tuesday 16th February and running for 9 consecutive weeks, to pray for the restoration of SPRED.

The prayers will be streamed live to the SPRED Motherwell Facebook page and will last 20-30 minutes.

You are invited to join with her in praying for this intention.

DAY OR PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED ABUSE is on Friday 19th February 2021

On this National Day of Prayer for Those who have Suffered Abuse, you are invited to join your prayers with those of the Catholic Church throughout Scotland for people in our families and communities who carry within themselves the deep and traumatic wounds of abuse in any way inflicted by the Church. In preparation for this time of prayer, you are invited to place a crucifix and a lit candle on top of a white cloth on a table nearby.

Prayers for this intention are available on the Latest News Section of our website and on our Twitter account.

 

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS

A full list of parishes in our Diocese offering live streaming can be found at

https://www.rcdom.org.uk/live-mass

‘Knowing Jesus’ –  an online retreat for Lent 2021 –

Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow

“Get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
Jesus was quite a character with a message and way of acting that was as counter-cultural in his day as it would be in ours. Going back to the roots of Christianity to the man who is its foundation gives a deeper understanding of what the faith is really about and a challenge for living.

Weekly topics include:
Jesus, his prayer and the Father; Jesus’ Family and Friends
Jesus’ Teachings;  Jesus reaches out to the needy
The emotional Jesus;  Jesus under Attack
The Resurrected Jesus.

The retreat for 2021 is from Ash Wednesday, 17th February to the First Sunday of Easter, 11th April.

Time for Prayer: Ideally you should be able to find a time to pray with the Scripture or other material daily; anything from 15 minutes to an hour a day, whatever you find helps you.

Weekly Meeting: The idea of this retreat is that groups of people support each other. Each person prays daily individually, and then various groups meet weekly together to see how the prayer has been going. This will support you in your prayer and help you see where God is in your prayer and in your life. It will also introduce you to different ways of praying with Scripture.

Prayer Materials: Choose what is most convenient for you: we provide the materials online for a computer or smartphone.
Every day there is one passage from Scripture plus ‘A Thought for Today’ a piece of music and a picture to ponder.
We also give a few suggestions on how to pray with the day’s materials.

Reflecting on Prayer; We suggest that after each day’s prayer you jot down in a journal a few notes on how the prayer has gone. This will help your sharing in the group if you have one. It will also be interesting to reflect on how things are moving during Lent and see whether you discern any patterns in the way God is dealing with you.

The BBC Radio 4 Daily Service will be taking up the themes of this week. So this will be an additional way to immerse yourself in this retreat.”

VOCATIONS

Jesus heals a leper because of his compassion and his desire to heal him. Could your compassion for people and desire to share Christ’s healing love with them lead you to give yourself to them as a priest, deacon or in a religious community? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

MARY’S MEALS

The people of Tigray in Ethiopia urgently need your help. Due to brutal fighting in the region, frightened families have been forced to flee their homes and millions are living in fear of starvation.

The region’s capital, Mekelle, is being overwhelmed by displaced and traumatised people arriving every day. Many are unaccompanied children who have lost their parents.

Mary’s Meals has been working with a trusted partner in the region for many years and together we are reaching out to children and communities affected by this dire situation.

But they really need your help to continue this life-saving work. Please give if you can.

You can donate through their website: www.marysmeals.org.uk.


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

5th  Sunday of the Year, B

7th February 2021

 

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown only the 10.30 a.m. Mass from All Saints Church will be streamed until further notice.

THEME

First reading: Job &: 1-4. 6.7

For Job, life is just one continuous round of drudgery.  There is no end in view to his pain and misery.

 

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 9: 16-19. 22-23

Paul takes up his responsibility to preach the Gospel with joy and enthusiasm.  He feels free to offer himself to present the Good News for the benefit of all.

Gospel:  Mark 1: 29-39

Jesus’ healing attracts the crowds, but he needs to be free to bring the Good News beyond the confines of his own area.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 9th                               St. Scholastica

Tuesday 10th                             Our Lady of Lourdes

Friday 12th                               St. Cyril and St. Methodius

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS

A full list of parishes in our Diocese offering live streaming can be found at

https://www.rcdom.org.uk/live-mass

 

VOCATIONS

“Let us go elsewhere… so that I can preach there too; for that is why I came.” Jesus’ mission continues in the Church and in the world in the lives of priests and religious. Do you have a desire to share the Good News with others too? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK is on 11th February 2021.  This year the theme is “You have but one teacher and you are all brothers” (Mt 23:8).

The celebration of the XXIX World Day of the Sick on 11 February 2021, the liturgical memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes, is an opportunity to devote special attention to the sick and to those who provide them with assistance and care both in healthcare institutions and within families and communities. We think in particular of those who have suffered, and continue to suffer, the effects of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

The Rosary is recited in English at 2.00 p.m. each day (our time) from  the Grotto of Our Lady in Lourdes.

Go to https://www.lourdes-france.org/en to take  part.

SPRED:  Lorraine Cunningham will lead weekly Novena Prayers, beginning on Tuesday 16th February and running for 9 consecutive weeks, to pray for the restoration of SPRED.

The prayers will be streamed live to the SPRED Motherwell Facebook page and will last 20-30 minutes.

You are invited to join with her in praying for this intention.

‘Knowing Jesus’ –  an online retreat for Lent 2021 –

Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow

After three years of steadily growing online retreats during Lent, this year the Jesuit run Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow has teamed up with BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service to offer “Knowing Jesus” a retreat for Lent and the first week of Easter.  Each day there is a Scripture reading, usually from a Gospel, a picture, a reflection and a piece of music.  The whole retreat is aimed at helping people come to know Jesus better.

As well as daily online material on www.onlineprayer.net, people can join Zoom groups to share the fruits of their prayer and discuss issues that arise for them.  Each group will be run by a person with some experience of using Scripture in prayer.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly  

Pope Francis has established a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.  Further information can be found at

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-01/pope-establishes-world-day-for-grandparents-and-the-elderly.html

MARY’S MEALS

The people of Tigray in Ethiopia urgently need your help. Due to brutal fighting in the region, frightened families have been forced to flee their homes and millions are living in fear of starvation.

The region’s capital, Mekelle, is being overwhelmed by displaced and traumatised people arriving every day. Many are unaccompanied children who have lost their parents.

Mary’s Meals has been working with a trusted partner in the region for many years and together we are reaching out to children and communities affected by this dire situation.

But they really need your help to continue this life-saving work. Please give if you can.

You can donate through their website: www.marysmeals.org.uk.

The International Day of Prayer and Awareness against human trafficking  February 8th is the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. It is celebrated on the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita. Let us pray for the victims and for those who work to end human trafficking.


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

4th  Sunday of the Year, B

31st January 2021

 

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown only the 10.30 a.m. Mass from All Saints Church will be streamed until further notice.

THEME

First reading:  Deuteronomy 18: 15-20

God’s words will be placed on the lips of a Moses-like prophet who is raised up from among his kinfolk.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 7: 32-35

Paul sees the unmarried person as single-mindedly committed to the Lord.

Gospel:  Mark 1: 21-28

Jesus speaks with an authority that leaves the people spellbound, and with a similar authority he drives out evil spirits.

 

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 2nd February              The Presentation of the Lord

Wednesday 3rd February         St. Agatha

Thursday 4th February             St. Paul Miki and Companions

 

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS

A full list of parishes in our Diocese offering live streaming can be found at  https://www.rcdom.org.uk/live-mass

 

VOCATIONS

“His teaching made a deep impression on them because he taught them with authority.” Could you share in Jesus’ teaching authority as a priest, deacon or in consecrated life? Why not speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE

World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 2, 2021  Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.

RIGHT TO LIFE

The evidence that babies can feel pain in the womb, and during many abortions, highlights the humanity of the unborn child and provides another important reason to introduce legislation to protect the unborn child from abortion.

Carla Lockhart MP has launched a parliamentary motion (Early Day Motion 1340) which highlights the latest science and developments on foetal pain and calls on the Government to urgently review official guidance in this area.

Right to Life have set up an easy-to-use tool on their website that will enable you to email your MP asking them to sign this parliamentary motion.

To participate go to https://righttolife.org.uk

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK is on 11th February 2021.  This year the theme is

“You have but one teacher and you are all brothers” (Mt 23:8).

 

The Scottish Catholic Historical Association and the Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Trust are delighted to co-host Mary Queen of Scots: An Afterlife Presented by Dr Steven J Reid University of Glasgow 10th February 2021, 5:00pm Via Zoom.

To reserve a place for this online event, please sign-up here: https://bit.ly/3ccZY4y

For further information or queries please e-mail: scha1950@gmail.com


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

3rd Sunday of the Year, B

24th  January 2021

 

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown only the 10.30 a.m. Mass from All Saints Church will be streamed until further notice.

THEME

First reading:  Isaiah 3: 1-5. 10

Jonah preaches to the people of Nineveh and they repent.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 7: 29-31

How to live in a world that is rapidly passing away.

Gospel:  Mark 1: 14-20

Jesus calls the disciples, and they follow him.

 

FEASTS DAYS

Monday 25th                The Conversion of St. Paul

Thursday 28th              St. Thomas Aquinas

Catholic Adoption Agency, St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society, any money donated to the Crib will be passed to St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.  St Margaret’s Virtual Crib can be viewed, and online donations made at stmargaretsadoption.org.uk

 

 

 

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS

A full list of parishes in our Diocese offering live streaming can be found at  https://www.rcdom.org.uk/live-mass

When you hear 

God’s voice today

harden not your heart!

Vocations are everybody’s business

 

VOCATIONS

Jonah is told “Up! Go to Nineveh and preach to them as I told you.” Jonah is reluctant at first but finally does as he is asked. What is holding you back from acting on God’s call to you? Now is the time! Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

Please pray for the three seminarians from our Diocese, who have returned to Rome for the second term and those who are due to go back to Oscott in early February. Christopher Igwe will join Christopher Morris and Colum Martin in Oscott.

Urgent – Act now to stop ‘DIY’ abortion services being made permanent in Scotland.

The Scottish Government is currently deciding on whether to make the temporary measure allowing ‘DIY’ home abortions in Scotland permanent. Since home abortions were temporarily allowed, a number of significant problems have put the lives and health of many women in danger.

It is vital that as many people as possible contact their MSPs to ask them to write to the First Minister and other relevant ministers laying out the serious dangers with ‘DIY’ home abortions and ask them to ensure that the temporary order allowing ‘DIY’ home abortion is revoked as soon as possible and not made permanent.

Right To Life UK have set up an easy-to-use tool which makes it simple to contact your MSPs in less than one minute. This tool can be accessed by visiting the link below:

www.righttolife.org.uk/notodiyabortion

WORLD DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE

World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated on Sunday, February 2, 2021  Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and  respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

2nd Sunday of the Year, B

17th  January 2021

 

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown only the 10.30 a.m. Mass from All Saints Church will be streamed until further notice.

THEME

 

First reading:  1 Samuel 1-3. 3-10. 19

Samuel hears the call of God and responds: “your servant is listening.”

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 6: 13-15. 17-20

Use your body for the glory of God, for it is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Gospel:  John 1: 35-42

Jesus invites two budding disciples to come and spend time with him.

 

 

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 23rd                      St. Agnes

Catholic Adoption Agency, St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society, any money donated to the Crib will be passed to St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.  St Margaret’s Virtual Crib can be viewed, and online donations made at stmargaretsadoption.org.uk

 

VOCATIONS

Jesus invites Andrew and his friend to “Come and see.” Samuel says “Speak Lord, your servant is listening.” Could you take up the invitation? Are you ready to hear him call to you? Talk to your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

 

 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Tomorrow, January 18 marks the beginning of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  This year’s theme is  “Abide in my love… you shall bear much fruit.” (John 15:1-17) The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will conclude on Monday, January 25

 

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS

A full list of parishes in our Diocese offering live streaming can be found at  https://www.rcdom.org.uk/live-mass

                                                                FUNERALS

 

                       Saturday   16th                                      Anne Reilly

                       Monday    18th                                     Catherine Connelly

                       Tuesday    19th                                     Jim Wilson

                      Thursday  21st                                       Mary Margaret Whyte

                      Friday       22nd                                      Margaret Zeremba

 

Please pray for the repose of the souls of

 

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Bishop Vincent Logan and

 

Fr. Eric Hunter.  Fr. Hunter celebrated Mass in

All Saints Church on a number of occasions

 

May they rest in peace, Amen.

 


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

The Baptism of the Lord, Year B

10th January 2021

 

MASSES

Due to the present lockdown only the 10.30 a.m. Mass from All Saints Church will be streamed until further notice.

THEME

 

First reading:  Isaiah 55: 1-11

Those who thirst are invited to “come to the water”.

Second Reading:  1 John 5: 1-9

Christian life requires both faith in Jesus and love of other people.

Gospel:  Mark 1: 7-11

Mark’s Gospel starts with the “good news” of Jesus’ baptism at the beginning of his ministry.

 

FEAST DAYS:

Monday 11th:               St. Kentigern

Sunday 17th:                2nd Sunday of the Year.

Catholic Adoption Agency, St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society, any money donated to the Crib will be passed to St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.  St Margaret’s Virtual Crib can be viewed, and online donations made at stmargaretsadoption.org.uk

 

VOCATIONS

“I have called you to serve the cause of right” What is your call? How will you serve the Lord and his people? Speak to  your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland.  The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.

 

 

Sunday of the Word of God 24th January 2021

 

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio “Aperuit illis”, published on 30 September, establishes that “the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God”.

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his Word.

 

Pope Francis wants to stimulate all Christians not just to place the Bible on the shelf as one of many books, perhaps filled with dust, but as an instrument that awakens our faith.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS

A full list of parishes in our Diocese offering live streaming can be found at  https://www.rcdom.org.uk/live-mass

 

MILES FOR MARY’S MEALS

Will you take on the Miles for Mary’s Meals challenge? Whether it’s running a 10k, getting on your bike, or pledging to up your daily step count, there are lots of ways you can take part in our Miles for Mary’s Meals campaign.

WALK                    RUN                       CYCLE

Simply set yourself an active challenge and make a donation, or ask friends and family for sponsorship, for every mile you meet.

By raising funds to feed hungry children, you’ll really be going the extra mile for Mary’s Meals!

Please ensure that you take part in your chosen challenge safely and follow Covid-19 restrictions in your local area.

Money donated by 31st January 2021 will be doubled by the UK Government up to £2 million.


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

The Epiphany of the Lord, Year B

3rd January 2021

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m.; (streamed) No Mass

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass  (streamed)

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (both streamed)

Streamed masses are available on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. Coatbridge

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

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.

FEAST DAYS:

Thursday 7th:               St. Raymond of Penyafort

Sunday 10th:                The Baptism of the Lord, which marks the end of the Christmas season.

Catholic Adoption Agency, St Margaret’s Children and

Family Care Society

Any money donated to the Crib will be passed to St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.

St Margaret’s Virtual Crib can be viewed, and online donations made at stmargaretsadoption.org.uk

TODAY IS THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE

A letter from Bishop Nolan regarding Justice and Peace is available on our website and Twitter page.

Donations to justice and Peace can be made by contacting

Justice & Peace Scotland

65 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 2BX, Phone 0141 333 0238, Email office@justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk

Monday to Wednesday, from 9:30am – 4 pm

WORLD DAY OF PEACE

“There can be no peace without a culture of care

The culture of care thus calls for a common, supportive and inclusive commitment to protecting and promoting the dignity and good of all, a willingness to show care and compassion, to work for reconciliation and healing, and to advance mutual respect and acceptance. As such, it represents a privileged path to peace. “In many parts of the world, there is a need for paths of peace to heal open wounds. There is also a need for peacemakers, men and women prepared to work boldly and creatively to initiate processes of healing and renewed encounter”.

At a time like this, when the barque of humanity, tossed by the storm of the current crisis, struggles to advance towards a calmer and more serene horizon, the “rudder” of human dignity and the “compass” of fundamental social principles can enable us together to steer a sure course. As Christians, we should always look to Our Lady, Star of the Sea and Mother of Hope. May we work together to advance towards a new horizon of love and peace, of fraternity and solidarity, of mutual support and acceptance. May we never yield to the temptation to disregard others, especially those in greatest need, and to look the other way;[26] instead, may we strive daily, in concrete and practical ways, “to form a community composed of brothers and sisters who accept and care for one another”

(Extract from Pope Francis’ Message for 54th World Day of Peace.

VOCATIONS

 

Would you be able to take a different route from the one everyone else maps out for you if the Lord should call you to it? Give him your gifts in service!

Speak to  your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

LOTTERY

Due to the current situation,  it has been decided to cancel the Lottery meantime.  If anyone who pays by direct debit has been  paying since March and would like a refund, please see

Father Doyle or contact Thomas Bruin, 07568 320056

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Best wishes for a happy new year everyone.    

Father Doyle


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year B

27th December 2020

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m.; (streamed) No Mass

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass  (streamed)

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (both streamed)

Streamed masses are available on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. Coatbridge

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

THEME

First reading:  Genesis 15: 1-6. 21:1-3

Abram,  a name which means “father figure”, is told his name is to be Abraham, which means “father of a great nation”.

Second Reading:  Hebrews 11:8. 11-12. 17-19

Abraham is extolled as the example of great faith, trusting in God, even when what he experienced appeared to be the opposite of what God promised.

Gospel:  Luke 2: 22-40

Jesus’ parents present him in the Temple to fulfil what the Law required.  Jesus is revealed as the saviour, as witnessed by the prophetic figures of Simeon and Anna.

 

 

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.

FEAST DAYS:

Monday 28th December 2020              The Holy Innocents

Wednesday 1st January 2021              Mary, the Holy Mother of God.

Thursday 2nd January 2020                 St. Basil and St. Gregory Nazianzen

Sunday 3rd January 2020                      The Epiphany of the Lord

 

            WORLD DAY OF PEACE is on 3rd January 2021,

            The Solemnity of the Epiphany.  A special collection

            Will be taken up for Justice and Peace next weekend.

WORLD DAY OF PEACE

 

The theme of Pope Francis message for the 54th World Day of Peace is

“A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace”

In his message for the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace, Pope Francis appeals to the international community and every individual to foster a “culture of care” by advancing on the “path of fraternity, justice and peace between individuals, communities, peoples and nations.”

The Holy Father calls for “a common, supportive and inclusive commitment to protecting and promoting the dignity and good of all, a willingness to show care and compassion, to work for reconciliation and healing, and to advance mutual respect and acceptance.” In this task, Pope Francis offers the principles of the Church’s social doctrine as a compass on the path to peace

VOCATIONS 

Prompted by the Spirit, Simeon came to the Temple.”  What is the Spirit prompting you to do with your life? Are you listening? Could it be, like Simeon, to point out Christ to others? Speak to  your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  01698 423044 or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

Catholic Adoption Agency, St Margaret’s Children

and Family Care Society,

Any money donated to the Crib will be passed to St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.  St Margaret’s Virtual Crib can be viewed, and online donations made at stmargaretsadoption.org.uk

LOTTERY

Due to the current situation,  it has been decided to cancel the Lottery meantime.  If anyone who pays by direct debit has been  paying since March and would like a refund, please see Father Doyle or Contact Thomas Bruin, 07568 320056

 

PENNIES IN JARS – RESTORATION FUND

Pennies in Jars can be handed in at any Mass to one of the stewards and will be most gratefully accepted.

 

 

 

 

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PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

4th Sunday of Advent, Year B

20th December 2020

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m.; (streamed) No Mass

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass  (streamed)

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (both streamed)

Streamed masses are available on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. Coatbridge

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

BOOKING OF MASSES

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

Due to the current restrictions only 50 people may attend Mass,  However, walk-up places are available.

Latest updates at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

THEME

First reading: 2 Samuel 7: 1-5. 8-12. 14-16

David is getting ready for his next big project.  Having overcome his enemies, he wonders if he now needs to build a house for the ark of God.  God, however, has different ideas of greatness.

Second Reading: Romans 16: 25-27

In his letter to the Romans, Paul explains that the mystery which has puzzled generations of seekers of truth has now been resolved.  The wisdom of God has been revealed in the person of Jesus.

Gospel:  Luke 1: 26-38

We see two sides of Mary’s character.  She is a meek and humble servant of the Lord, but she is also a strong and courageous young woman, able to ask sensible questions, even of an angel, the messenger of  God.

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I wish you and your families happiness and peace

this  Christmas and in the New Year.                        

Father Doyle

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CONFESSIONS:

Monday 6 30 p.m. – 8 00 p.m. (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament)

In All Saint Church.

There will also be Confessions after the Sunday Masses in St. Stephen’s Church.

Christmas Masses

 

All Saints: Christmas Eve:

Vigil Masses of Christmas 4 .00 p.m. & 6 .00 p.m., Midnight Mass: 12.00 Midnight,

Christmas Day Masses: 10.00 a.m. & 11.30 a.m.

St Stephen’s: Christmas Eve:

Vigil Masses of Christmas 5.00 p.m. & 6.30 p.m.,

Christmas Day Masses 10.00am. 11.15 a.m.

 

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.

FEAST DAYS:

Friday Christmas Day                 the Solemnity of the Lord’s Nativity

Saturday                                           St Stephen’s Day

Next Sunday                                   Feast of the Holy Family

Year of St Joseph 

On the 8th of December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Pope Francis declared a year in honour of St Joseph. This is the 150th ANNIVERSARY of St Joseph being named the guardian of the Universal Church.

Pope Francis said the coronavirus pandemic has heightened his desire to reflect on St. Joseph, as so many people during the pandemic have made hidden sacrifices to protect others, just as St. Joseph quietly protected and cared for Mary and Jesus.

“Each of us can discover in Joseph — the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence — an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble,” the pope wrote.

He also said he wanted to highlight St. Joseph’s role as a father who served his family with charity and humility, adding, “Our world today needs fathers.”

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.  Amen.

 

PENNIES IN JARS – RESTORATION FUND

Pennies in Jars can be handed in at any Mass to one of the stewards and will be most gratefully accepted.

 

RIGHT TO LIFE

“Right To Life UK has had a challenging and busy year, with the abortion lobby attempting to exploit the COVID-19 crisis at every step to seek changes to abortion legislation and policy.

Thanks to your support we have been able to put up a strong fight every time they have attempted to advance their campaign in Parliament, the media and amongst the wider public.

Alongside this, we have been able to secure a number of key victories and achievements.

BISHOP TOAL’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE  –  2020

 In recent days, Pope Francis announced that the Church would celebrate  a Year in honour of St Joseph, marking  the 150th Anniversary of St Joseph’s proclamation as Patron of the Universal Church by Blessed Pius IX. In doing so Our Holy Father has written a beautiful Apostolic letter, Patris Corde, offering some personal reflections on St Joseph, “this extraordinary figure so close to our own human experience”. In extolling his greatness as spouse of Mary and legal father of Jesus, he acknowledged how St Joseph placed the whole of his life in God’s hands and at the service of God’s plan of salvation in a quiet, discreet way, unnoticed almost, but vitally important in caring for and protecting Mary and Jesus through the years he shared with them in Bethlehem, Egypt and Nazareth. His figure in our Christmas cribs portrays this quiet reassuring presence who lovingly looks down on the infant Jesus, accepting the vocation as father and guardian which God has asked of him.

Pope Francis encourages us to discover in St Joseph an intercessor, a support, and a guide in time of trouble, and reminds us that is often those who appear hidden or in the shadows who play an incomparable role in God’s plan for our salvation. Indeed, he makes a comparison between St Joseph and the many wonderful people who have assisted us through the present time of pandemic, remarking that “our lives are woven together and sustained by ordinary people, people often overlooked. People who do not appear in newspaper or magazine headlines, or in the latest television show, yet in these very days are surely shaping the decisive events of our history.” We have certainly become very aware through recent times of how much we depend on the “essential” workers and volunteers in our society, and, in recognising in them a reflection  of the generous and self-giving  qualities of St Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis offers a word of recognition and gratitude to them all. I am sure we echo these sentiments as we hope and pray for the health and well-being of all who continue to suffer in our present situation.

As we ponder with Joseph and Mary, the shepherds and wise men, the child in the manger, we place our hope in him as Our Lord and Saviour and renew our desire to serve and love him  in the fullest way possible with the help of his grace. He is indeed “the loving kindness of the heart of our God, who visits us like the dawn from on high” as proclaimed in the lovely prayer of Zechariah, the Benedictus, in St Luke’s Gospel.

The Benedictus concludes “He will give light to those in darkness, those who dwell in the shadow of death, and guide us into the way of peace”. May these words dwell in our hearts as we implore the Lord’s blessing on all our loved ones, and indeed the whole of humanity. May the Lord grant us his peace this Christmas.

+ Joseph Toal                                                December 2020.

 

VOCATIONS 

If you think you have a vocation to the priesthood  call your Diocesan Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  (01698 423044) or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

Sunday Reflection: 

What is announced to Mary in today’s Gospel is the revelation of all that the prophets had spoken. It is, as Paul declares in today’s Epistle, the mystery kept secret since before the foundation of the world (see Ephesians 1:93:3–9).

Mary is the virgin prophesied to bear a son of the house of David (see Isaiah 7:13–14). And nearly every word the angel speaks to her today evokes and echoes the long history of salvation recorded in the Bible.

Mary is hailed as the “daughter Jerusalem,” called to rejoice that her king, the Lord God, has come into her midst as a mighty savior (see Zephaniah 3:14–17).

The One whom Mary is to bear will be Son of “the Most High”—an ancient divine title first used to describe the God of the priest-king Melchizedek, who brought out bread and wine to bless Abraham at

the dawn of salvation history (see Genesis 14:18–19).

He will fulfill the covenant God makes with His chosen one, David, in today’s First Reading. As we sing in today’s Psalm, He will reign forever as highest of the kings of the earth, and He will call God “my Father.” As Daniel saw the Most High grant everlasting dominion to the Son of Man (see Daniel 4:147:14), His kingdom will have no end.

He is to rule over the house of Jacob—the title God used in making His covenant with Israel at Sinai (see Exodus 19:3), and again used in promising that all nations would worship the God of Jacob (see Isaiah 2:1–5).

Jesus has been made known, Paul says today, to bring all nations to the obedience of faith. We are called with Mary today to marvel at all that the Lord has done throughout the ages for our salvation. And we too must respond to this annunciation with humble obedience—that His will be done, that our lives be lived according to His word.

 

LOTTERY

Due to the current situation,  it has been decided to cancel the Lottery meantime.  If anyone who pays by direct debit has been  paying since March and would like a refund, please see Father Doyle or Contact Thomas Bruin, 07568 320056

 

Catholic Adoption Agency, St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society,

Any money donated to the Crib will be passed to St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.

St Margaret’s Virtual Crib can be viewed and online donations made at stmargaretsadoption.org.uk

 

JUSTICE AND PEACE:  The Day of Peace will be celebrated on 3rd January 2021.

A special collection for Justice and Peace will be taken up that weekend.


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

3rd Sunday of Advent, Year B

13th December 2020

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m; (streamed) No Mass

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass  (streamed)

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (both streamed)

Streamed masses are available on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. Coatbridge

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

BOOKING OF MASSES

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

Due to the current restrictions only 50 people may attend Mass.  However, walk-up places are available.

Latest updates at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

THEME

First reading: Isaiah 61: 1 -2.  3-10

When humanity truly flourishes, the earth flourishes.

Second Reading:  1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24

Human beings need to pray, like they need to eat and drink.

Gospel:  John 1: 6-8/ 19-28

We can say what God is not, we can say what the Christ is not, but it is God who reveals God to us, first in the humanity of Christ and finally in the vision of his Godhead.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 14th                                          St. John of the Cross

Christmas Masses

 

All Saints: Christmas Eve:

Vigil Masses of Christmas 4 .00 p.m. & 6 .00 p.m., Midnight Mass: 12.00 Midnight,

Christmas Day Masses: 10.00 a.m. & 11.30 a.m.

St Stephen’s: Christmas Eve:

Vigil Masses of Christmas 5.00 p.m. & 6.30 p.m.,

Christmas Day Masses 10.00am. 11.15 a.m.

At present we are awaiting guidance from the Government regarding the number of people who will be able to attend these Masses.  We will advise you as soon as we know.

 

 

FUNERALS

Monday 14th                11.00 a.m                    Elizabeth Small

Tuesday 15th                    11.00 a.m.                   Annie Campbell

Wednesday 16t           11.00 a.m.                   Edward Condron

 

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.

LAST POSTING DATES FOR CHRISTMAS

Second Class                         Friday 18th December

First Class                              Monday 21st December

 

 

 

RIGHT TO LIFE

The assisted suicide lobby have launched a large campaign to put pressure on the Government to reconsider the legalisation of assisted suicide.

It is vital that it is made clear to the Government that the public want them to continue to hold strong against this pressure from assisted suicide campaigners and reject their demands.

Go to their website and click on the button  to email your MP asking them to make it clear to the Government that it should not give into demands from the assisted suicide lobby to reconsider the legalisation of assisted suicide. It only takes 30 seconds.    Please ask your friends and family to do the same.

VOCATIONS 

If you think you have a vocation to the priesthood  call your Diocesan Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  (01698 423044) or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

LOTTERY

Due to the current situation,  it has been decided to cancel the Lottery meantime.  If anyone who pays by direct debit has been  paying since March and would like a refund, please see Father Doyle or Contact Thomas Bruin, 07568320056

 

PENNIES IN JARS – RESTORATION FUND

 

Pennies in Jars can be handed in at any Mass to one of the stewards and will be most gratefully accepted.

Catholic Adoption Agency, St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society, which supports some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, is hosting a ‘Virtual Crib’ this Advent. The charity could lose up to £100k in donations made by the Catholic community to its annual Crib Appeal collection boxes as congregation sizes remain limited due to Covid19.

The Virtual Crib will be on St Margaret’s website from Sunday 29 November until the Feast of the Epiphany on 6 January. The Virtual Crib is a peaceful, animated crib scene accompanied by a full Christmas Carol Concert from the St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir. Viewers will also hear a specially recorded version of ‘Oh Holy Night’ sung by St Andrew’s Choir Director and St Margaret’s Origins Worker, Maria Madden. Visitors to the St Margaret’s Virtual Crib will be able to read messages from some of the families supported this year and donate on the website page or alternatively can post a cheque to the charity’s office at 26 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PY – those who wish more information can call the charity on 0141 332 8371.

St Margaret’s Virtual Crib will be live from Sunday 29 November

To view the crib and make donations online visit

stmargaretsadoption.org.uk

 

THANK YOU to all who helped to raise and decorate the Christmas tree in the church.  Your help was most appreciated.

“The Legion of Mary Wayside Club, 32 Midland Street, Glasgow G1 4PR –

‘Reaching out since 1932’ 

The Wayside Club provides a daily evening meal to the homeless of Glasgow, prior to COVID this would have been a shared meal with the opportunity for social connection and spiritual support from a member of the Legion of Mary with an opportunity to join in evening prayer. During COVID we have continued to provide take-away food and support and advice about accessing other agencies.   

 

We are keen to promote our service amongst Catholics who could help us by becoming legionaries to provide practical and spiritual support to our clients. We also want to encourage Auxiliary members   who would be prepared to support us in prayer.   

Rev. John Fletcher

Permanent Deacon

Spiritual Director

Our Lady of the Wayside Praesidium.

John.Fletcher@rcag.org.uk                    Mob: 07767122295                   Home: 01360 771116


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B

6th December 2020

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m; (streamed) No Mass

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass  (streamed)

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (both streamed)

Streamed masses are available on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. Coatbridge

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

BOOKING OF MASSES

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

Due to the current restrictions only 20 people may attend Mass and no walk-up places are available.

Latest updates at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

THEME

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

\god tells the people of Israel to be  consoled; they have paid the price of their sins and must now prepare a way for the Lord in a repentant heart.

Second Reading:  1 Peter 3: 8-14

We are waiting for God to bring about the long-promised new heavens and new earth.  In the meantime, we should  live good lives and be at peace.

Gospel:  Mark 1: 1-8

John the Baptist appeared, promising that he was preparing the way for someone greater than himself.  He baptised with water  but the one whose coming he foretold would baptise with the Holy Spirit.

FEAST DAYS

Monday                                St Ambrose

Tuesday                                Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday                              Our Lady of Loreto

Christmas Masses

 

All Saints: Christmas Eve:

Vigil Masses of Christmas 4 .00 p.m. & 6 .00 p.m., Midnight Mass: 12.00 Midnight,

Christmas Day Masses: 10.00 a.m. & 11.30 a.m.

St Stephen’s: Christmas Eve:

Vigil Masses of Christmas 5.00 p.m. & 6.30 p.m.,

Christmas Day Masses 10.00am. 11.15 a.m.

At present we are awaiting guidance from the Government regarding the number of people who will be able to attend these Masses.  We will advise you as soon as we know.

FUNERALS

 Monday 9.30 a.m.             James Kearney

There will be no public Mass on Monday as the funeral Mass is for family and close friends.

Wednesday 11.00 a.m.    William Carswell

 

Confirmations:

Please remember in your prayers our Confirmandi who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Monday of next week in St Stephen’s Church.

Sunday Reflection: 

Our God is coming. The time of exile— the long separation of humankind from God due to sin—is about to end. This is the good news proclaimed in today’s liturgy.

Isaiah in today’s First Reading promises Israel’s future release and return from captivity and exile. But as today’s Gospel shows, Israel’s historic deliverance was meant to herald an even greater saving act by God—the coming of Jesus to set Israel and all nations free from bondage to sin, to gather them up and carry them back to God.

God sent an angel before Israel to lead them in their exodus towards the promised land. And He promised to send a messenger of the covenant, Elijah, to purify the people and turn their hearts to the Father before the day of the Lord.

John the Baptist quotes these, as well as Isaiah’s prophecy, to show that all of Israel’s history looks forward to the revelation of Jesus. In Jesus, God has filled in the valley that divided sinful humanity from Himself. He has reached down from heaven and made His glory to dwell on earth, as we sing in today’s Psalm.

He has done all this not for humanity in the abstract but for each of us. The long history of salvation has led us to this Eucharist, in which our God again comes, and our salvation is near. And each of us must hear in today’s readings a personal call. Here is your God, Isaiah says. He has been patient with you, Peter says in today’s Epistle.

RIGHT TO LIFE have a new digital news platform.  Go to https//righttolife.org.uk/news to view.

 

MARY’S MEALS  invite you to set a place for a loved one at their virtual Christmas table.

This year, the cost of a typical Christmas dinner could be up to £20 per person. But by setting a place at their virtual table for just £15.90 you can help feed a child at a place of education in some of the world’s poorest communities for an entire school year.

And it gets even better! Give until 31 January 2021 and your donation will be doubled by the UK government, up to £2 million – meaning they can reach even more hungry children in Liberia with life-changing school meals.

Thanks to Double The Love, your donation will now feed two children for a whole school year with Mary’s Meals for just £15.90!

Further information on their website at   https://bigfamilychristmas.marysmeals.org.uk/

VOCATIONS 

If you think you have a vocation to the priesthood  call your Diocesan Vocations Director,

Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  (01698 423044) or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

 

PENNIES IN JARS – RESTORATION FUND

 

Pennies in Jars can be handed in at any Mass to one of the stewards and will be most gratefully accepted.

Catholic Adoption Agency, St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society, which supports some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, is hosting a ‘Virtual Crib’ this Advent. The charity could lose up to £100k in donations made by the Catholic community to its annual Crib Appeal collection boxes as congregation sizes remain limited due to Covid19.

The Virtual Crib will be on St Margaret’s website from Sunday 29 November until the Feast of the Epiphany on 6 January. The Virtual Crib is a peaceful, animated crib scene accompanied by a full Christmas Carol Concert from the St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir. Viewers will also hear a specially recorded version of ‘Oh Holy Night’ sung by St Andrew’s Choir Director and St Margaret’s Origins Worker, Maria Madden. Visitors to the St Margaret’s Virtual Crib will be able to read messages from some of the families supported this year and donate on the website page or alternatively can post a cheque to the charity’s office at 26 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PY – those who wish more information can call the charity on 0141 332 8371.

Donations to St Margaret’s pays for:

£20      1:2:1 support session for a member of the teenagers ‘Connect Group’

£40      Two teachers receive training on the impact of trauma

£50      One ‘TherAdopt’ pack of resources to support a new family in the early stages of placement

£100    Five children attending Therapeutic Playgroup for an entire term

£250    One person’s ‘origins journey’ from the initial enquiry, public records search, communication between all parties through to a reunion, where appropriate

£500    A block of individual therapy e.g. Art/Play Therapy for an adopted child

£1,000 Specialized training for a staff member to support the St Margaret’s families

St Margaret’s Virtual Crib will be live from Sunday 29 November

To view the crib and make donations online visit

stmargaretsadoption.org.uk

 

 

“The Legion of Mary Wayside Club, 32 Midland Street, Glasgow G1 4PR –

‘Reaching out since 1932’ 

The Wayside Club provides a daily evening meal to the homeless of Glasgow, prior to COVID this would have been a shared meal with the opportunity for social connection and spiritual support from a member of the Legion of Mary with an opportunity to join in evening prayer. During COVID we have continued to provide take-away food and support and advice about accessing other agencies.   

 

We are keen to promote our service amongst Catholics who could help us by becoming legionaries to provide practical and spiritual support to our clients. We also want to encourage Auxiliary members   who would be prepared to support us in prayer.   

Rev. John Fletcher

Permanent Deacon

Spiritual Director

Our Lady of the Wayside Praesidium.

John.Fletcher@rcag.org.uk

Mob: 07767122295

Home: 01360 771116


PARISH OF THE                                                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

1st Sunday of Advent, Year B

29th November 2020

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m; (streamed)

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass  (streamed)

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (both streamed)

Streamed masses are available on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. Coatbridge

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

BOOKING OF MASSES

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

Due to the current restrictions only 20 people may attend Mass and no walk-up places are available.

Latest updates at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

THEME

First reading:  63: 16-17; 64:1. 3-8

The prophet prays that God would tear open the heavens and come down.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 1: 3-9

St. Paul prays that his community will be open to God’s Spirit as they await the coming of Christ.

Gospel:  Mark 13: 33-37

Jesus tells his disciples to stay awake as they await the return of their master.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday                    Solemnity of St. Andrew Apostle & Patron of Scotland

Thursday                St Francis Xavier

 

Season of Advent

Advent has a twofold character: for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered; and likewise when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. For these two reasons, Advent is a period for devout and expectant delight

The Sundays of Advent

Each gospel reading has a distinctive theme: the Lord’s coming at the end of time (First Sunday of Advent), John the Baptist (Second and Third Sunday), and the events that prepared immediately for the Lord’s birth (Fourth Sunday).

The Old Testament readings are prophecies about the Messiah and the Messianic age, especially from the Isaiah.

The readings from an apostle serve as exhortations and as proclamations, in keeping with the different themes of Advent.

St Andrew Patron of Scotland

Andrew, like his brother Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” Andrew understood that Jesus was greater. At once he left John to follow the Divine Master. Jesus knew that Andrew was walking behind him, and turning back, he asked, “what do you seek?” When Andrew answered that he would like to know where Jesus lived, Our Lord replied, “Come and see.” Andrew had been only a little time with Jesus when he realized that this was truly the Messiah.

From then on, he chose to follow Jesus. Andrew was thus the first disciple of Christ. Next, Andrew brought his brother Simon (St. Peter) to Jesus and Jesus received him, too, as His disciple. At first the two brothers continued to carry on their fishing trade and family affairs, but later, the Lord called them to stay with Him all the time. He promised to make them fishers of men, and this time, they left their nets for good. It is believed that after Our Lord ascended into Heaven, St. Andrew went to Greece to preach the gospel. He is said to have been put to death on a cross, to which he was tied, not nailed. He lived two days in that state of suffering, still preaching to the people who gathered around their beloved Apostle

St Francis Xavier:

In art, St Francis Xavier is often depicted holding a crucifix aloft to represent the zeal he felt for bringing Christ’s Gospel to those who had not heard it. Like St Ignatius Loyola, he originally had worldly ambitions, but on meeting Ignatius in Paris at the age of 19, he realised the power of the Spiritual Exercises and studied instead for the priesthood. He became one of Ignatius’ first Companions and took vows of poverty and chastity with Ignatius at Montmartre in 1534. He was ordained three years later.

Shortly afterwards, King John of Portugal asked Ignatius to send missionaries to India, and Francis was chosen for the task. He arrived in Goa in May 1542, from where he travelled to south east India and worked for three years among the pearl-fishers there. He visited the sick in the hospitals and preached, going through the streets ringing a little bell and inviting the children to hear the Word of God. When he had gathered a number, he would take them to a certain church and would there explain the Christian faith to them.

From India, Francis sailed to the East Indies, before deciding in 1549 to set out for Japan. In his first year there, he learnt Japanese and translated some basic documents about the faith into local dialects. Wherever he went in Asia, Francis left behind flourishing Christian communities which survive to this day.

In total, Francis spent ten years working as a missionary in Asia; some have called him the greatest missionary since Saint Paul. His final ambition was to preach the Gospel in China but this was not to be. He was taken ill and died on 3 December 1552, on an island off the coast of China. He was canonised with Ignatius in 1622.

Sunday Reflection: 

The new Church year begins with a plea for God’s visitation. “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,” the prophet Isaiah cries in today’s First Reading.

In today’s Psalm, too, we hear the anguished voice of Israel, imploring God to look down from His heavenly throne—to save and shepherd His people.

Today’s readings are relatively brief. Their language and “message” are deceptively simple. But we should take note of the serious mood and penitential aspect of the Liturgy today—as the people of Israel recognize their sinfulness, their failures to keep God’s covenant, their inability to save themselves.

And in this Advent season, we should see our own lives in the experience of Israel. As we examine our consciences, can’t we, too, find that we often harden our hearts, refuse His rule, wander from His ways, withhold our love from Him?

God is faithful, Paul reminds us in today’s Epistle. He is our Father. He has hearkened to the cry of His children, coming down from heaven for Israel’s sake and for ours to redeem us from our exile from God, to restore us to His love.

In Jesus, we have seen the Father (see John 14:8–9). The Father has let His face shine upon us. He is the good shepherd (see John 10:11–15) come to guide us to the heavenly kingdom. No matter how far we have strayed, He will give us new life if we turn to Him, if we call upon His holy name, if we pledge anew never again to withdraw from Him.

As Paul says today, He has given us every spiritual gift—especially the Eucharist and penance—to strengthen us as we await Christ’s final coming. He will keep us firm to the end—if we let Him.

So, in this season of repentance, we should heed the warning—repeated three times by our Lord in today’s Gospel—to be watchful, for we know not the hour when the Lord of the house will return.

MASS FOR DECEASED CLERGY will be live streamed on Friday 4th December at 12 noon from St. Barbara’s, Muirhead.

Before the Mass, Fr Michael Briody with offer an introduction beginning at 11.45am – this will recall a little of the lives and ministry of the priests who have died since the Mass for Deceased Clergy last December.

VOCATIONS 

To be a priest in Scotland today is “a life worth living” and a path worth taking. So give it some quiet thought. It can be a challenging life but it can also be a very rewarding life where you are able to make a difference in the lives of others. Are you thinking about becoming a priest?

Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  (01698 423044) or email frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

A SPECIAL COLLECTION will be taken up in December for St. Andrew’s hospice.

 

 

PENNIES IN JARS – RESTORATION FUND

 Pennies in Jars can be handed in at any Mass to one of the stewards and will be most gratefully accepted.

ADVENT QUIET TIME VIA ZOOM

The Diocesan Adult Formation Team is hosting 4 online meetings during Advent: meditations on the Sunday Gospel with music, reflection and prayer.

These will take place each Sunday of Advent, 29th November, 6th, 13th and 20th December from 7-7.30pm. Anyone interested should contact Fr Magill at missions@rcdom.org.uk.

University of Glasgow Research

 Researchers at the University of Glasgow are interested in varying levels of religiousness and mental wellbeing. Clergy and parishioners are invited to take part in a 10-minute anonymous study in which they will answer questions about their faith, their mental wellbeing, and complete a short experiment in which they will identify emotion in voices. The anonymous experiment can be accessed online with the following link: https://exp.psy.gla.ac.uk/project?religion_wellbeing_study&auto

Information from Bishop Toal

There is a lot of anger being expressed this afternoon by the Chancellor’s announcement that the Overseas Aid Budget is being cut from 0.7% to 0.5% of GDP. In anticipation of this cut, I signed the letters below, as Bishop President of SCIAF and along with the Bishop Chairs of CAFOD and Trocaire, to the Editor of The Telegraph and to the Prime Minister. I understand the letter to the Press will appear in The Telegraph tomorrow.

I am happy to let people know I have taken this action in support of the poor people who will miss out from our country’s support because of this cut.

Dear Editor

The pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis prompt us to think deeply on who is our neighbour.

Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, relates this question to our current lack of imagination to see beyond the tired insular script we tell ourselves. We have one common home and the goods created therein are for all to share ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable are at the centre. We firmly believe our aid budget is an expression of seeing one common home and a sharing of ‘our’ goods. We fail to see how such an expression of love is cut whilst military spending increased. This is a failure of imagination and shows a lack of faith in relationships and humanity. The UK government has a vital leadership role next year with the hosting of the G7 and climate talks in the UK.

We pray for an imagination to see one common home and her people who are both hurting and need urgent and ambitious action.

Best wishes

_______________________

Dear Prime Minister

We were dismayed to hear that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is considering bringing proposals to reduce the UK’s contribution to overseas aid from 0.7% to 0.5% in the Comprehensive Spending Review discussions.

We understand the financial challenges and difficulties the UK government faces. However, the legal commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on aid already allows for fluctuations of the UK economy. Spending in response to the suffering of the world’s poorest people has already been cut by nearly £3 billion this year. The impact of Covid-19 is being felt most by these people. The numbers of people at risk of extreme hunger has doubled to 270 million as a result of COVID 19.

This pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis has prompted us therefore to think much more about who is our neighbour. The aid budget provides a vital and lifesaving answer to that question. It is an expression of how we stand in solidarity with those who face injustice and suffering in the poorest communities around the world. We fail to see how such vital aid can be cut whilst military spending is increased.

The Government has a vital leadership role at the climate talks next year in delivering real and urgent action. We must not allow anything, such as a reduction in the aid budget, to damage UK leadership next year. Pope Francis has continually called us to look outwards to our neighbours and not work in isolation. More than ever, the UK must do this through its aid budget, through its leadership on climate and through its ability to recognise who are our neighbours.

 

 


PARISH OF THE                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, A

22nd November 2020

 

 

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m; (streamed)

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass  (streamed)

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (both streamed)

Streamed masses are available on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. Coatbridge

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

BOOKING OF MASSES

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

Due to the current restrictions only 20 people may attend Mass and no walk-up places are available.

Latest updates at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

THEME

First reading:  Ezekiel 34: 11-12. 15-17

The Lord is exasperated  that those who were appointed to look after god’s people have used their position for their own advantage and neglected their responsibilities.  The Lord will take care  of the flock from now on.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 15: 20-26. 28

Paul looks forward to the coming of Christ in glory at the end of time.

Gospel:  Matthew 25: 31-46

The trial scene, set at the end of time, reveals God’s judgement on how we have responded to the needs of our fellow human beings.

 

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 24th                           St Andrew Dung Lac and Companions.

Sunday 29th                            First Sunday of Advent and the start of a new Church year.

 

 

November is the Month of the Holy Souls when in charity we are called to remember the Faithful Departed in our prayers, especially at Holy Mass. Catholic tradition invites us to pray for and have mass offered for our Loved Ones who have gone before us to their eternal reward.

“It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed of their sins.”  Maccabees 12:42-46

 

 

NOVEMBER LISTS are available at the exit door.                                         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.

 

SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING

Reflection of Christ the King:

Many saints and Church leaders have seen a connection between Christ’s words in the Gospel for the Solemnity of Christ the King and His promise to be present in the Eucharist.

 For instance, St Mother Teresa of Calcutta used to say of her work with the destitute: “In Holy Communion we have Christ under the appearance of bread. In our work we find Him under the appearance of flesh and blood. It is the same Christ. ‘I was hungry, I was naked, I was sick, I was homeless.’”

St. John Chrysostom, the great patriarch of Eastern Catholicism, said the same thing in the fourth century: “Do you wish to honour the body of Christ? Do not ignore Him when He is naked. Do not pay Him homage in the temple clad in silk only then to neglect Him outside where He suffers cold and nakedness. He who said: ‘This is my body’ is the same One who said: ‘You saw me hungry and you gave me no food’, and ‘Whatever you did to the least of my brothers you did also to me’ . . . What good is it if the Eucharistic table is overloaded with golden chalices, when He is dying of hunger? Start by satisfying His hunger, and then with what is left you may adorn the altar as well.”

The Church year ends today with a vision of the end of time. The scene in the Gospel is stark and resounds with Old Testament echoes.

The Son of Man is enthroned over all nations and peoples of every language. The nations have been gathered to see His glory and receive His judgment. The King is the divine shepherd Ezekiel foresees in today’s First Reading, judging as a shepherd separates sheep from goats.

Each of us will be judged upon our performance of the simple works of mercy we hear in the Gospel today.

These works, as Jesus explains today, are reflections or measures of our love for Him, our faithfulness to His commandment that we love God with all our might and our neighbor as ourselves.

Our faith is dead, lifeless, unless it be expressed in works of love. And we cannot say we truly love God, whom we cannot see, if we don’t love our neighbour, whom we can. The Lord is our shepherd, as we sing in today’s Psalm. And we are to follow His lead, to imitate His example. He healed our sickness, freed us from the prison of sin and death, welcomed us who were once strangers to His covenant. He clothed us in baptism and feeds us with the food and drink of His own body and blood.

At “the end,” He will come again to hand over His kingdom to His Father, as Paul says in today’s Epistle.

Let us strive to be following Him in right paths, that this kingdom might be our inheritance, that we might enter into the eternal rest promised for the people of God.

 

NEXT SUNDAY SEES THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON OF ADVENT

Season of Advent

Advent has a twofold character: for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered; and likewise when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. For these two reasons, Advent is a period for devout and expectant delight

 

The Sundays of Advent

Each gospel reading has a distinctive theme: the Lord’s coming at the end of time (First Sunday of Advent), John the Baptist (Second and Third Sunday), and the events that prepared immediately for the Lord’s birth (Fourth Sunday).

The Old Testament readings are prophecies about the Messiah and the Messianic age, especially from the Isaiah.

The readings from an apostle serve as exhortations and as proclamations, in keeping with the different themes of Advent.

MASS FOR DECEASED CLERGY will be live streamed on Friday 4th December at 12 noon from

St. Barbara’s, Muirhead.

VOCATIONS 

“I shall look after my flock myself… I myself will pasture my sheep.” Is the Lord asking you to be share in his pastoral love for his people, perhaps in diocesan priesthood, diaconate or religious life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone  (01698 423044) or email at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or  Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

 

A SPECIAL COLLECTION will be taken up in December for St. Andrew’s hospice.

ST. ANDREWS’ HOSPICE LIGHT UP A LIFE

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, St. Andrew’s Hospice will be streaming their annual

Light up a Life service online.

You are invited to attend the ceremony which will be broadcast on Sunday 29th November at 7:00pm.

The service can be viewed on:
Facebook: facebook.com/StAndrewsHospice1
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/standrewshospicedove

 

PENNIES IN JARS – RESTORATION FUND

Pennies in Jars can be handed in at any Mass to one of the stewards and will be most gratefully accepted.

AID TO THE CHURCHY IN NEED

 

ACN’s #RedWednesday Campaign  will take place on Wednesday 25th November.  Below are links to their Digital Showreel, Online Event and Petition.

“Scottish RedWednesday Digital Showreel: In addition to the mini events that will take place in schools and parishes on RedWednesday, ACN in Scotland have created a digital showreel which captures the spirit of our RedWednesday Campaign in Scotland. MSP’s, Faith Leaders, Students, Teachers and Benefactors will share what our campaign means to them and highlight why it is important to make a stand for Religious Freedom.     Please follow the link to view > https://youtu.be/yxqH3_Ca98w

ACN Scotland National RedWednesday Event, Sponsored by John Mason MSP: We invite you to our ACN Scotland National RedWednesday Event on Wednesday 25th November at 7.30pm.  ‘ACN’s #Red Wednesday Event is an evening for the people of Scotland to stand together to raise the profile of what is happening to Christians and all those persecuted for their peacefully held beliefs around the world.’ Speakers: John Pontifex, ACN’s Head of Press and Media, Jamie Kerr, Specialist on Immigration Law and a Minister of the Scottish Parliament TBC. The event will be live streamed via our Crowdcast platform, please follow the link below prior to the event and click the ‘Save my spot’ button to gain access on the evening of the event. Crowdcast Link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acn-scotland-national

Aid to the Church in Need ‘Set You Captives Free Petition: Over the last five years our #RedWednesday campaign has been hugely successful in drawing attention to the human rights tragedy of Christian and other religious persecution. Now a global initiative, endorsed by the UK government, it is time to make #RedWednesday a campaign that can really change lives. Raped, forced to marry and convert, and now facing death threats, Christian girl Maira Shahbaz, 14, from Pakistan, urgently needs asylum. Maira and her family are in hiding from extremists who accuse her of apostasy and want her dead. We invite you to sign the ACN petition calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to grant UK asylum to Maira and her family> https://acnuk.org/our-campaigns/redwednesday/


PARISH OF THE                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN  AND ALL SAINTS  

32nd Sunday of the Year, A

8th November 2020

 

  

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m; (streamed)

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass  (streamed)

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (both streamed)

Streamed masses are available on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. Coatbridge

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

BOOKING OF MASSES

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

 

THEME

First reading:  Wisdom 6: 12-16

The writer reflects on wisdom, personified as God’s agent in the world who shares intimately in God’s life and creative purpose.

Second Reading:  1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

God promises us life everlasting as we share in the resurrection of Jesus.  We cannot be certain how this will be, but we can be sure that God’s promises are to be trusted.

Gospel:  Matthew 25: 1-13

The parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids is principally about having hearts, minds and spirits open and alert to detect the presence of Jesus in our lives.

 

 

RIP

Jessica Henderson Monday 11 a.m. Funeral Mass

 Robert Farrell Tuesday 9 30 a.m.

NB   please note that there will be no public mass on Tuesday due to the Funeral Mass.

November is the Month of the Holy Souls when in charity we are called to remember the Faithful Departed in our prayers, especially at Holy Mass. Catholic tradition invites us to pray for and have mass offered for our Loved Ones who have gone before us to their eternal reward.

“It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed of their sins.”  Maccabees 12:42-46

 

 

NOVEMBER LISTS are available at the exit door.

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.

 

Sacraments:

We warmly congratulate our First Communicants on making their first Holy Communion and we thank the staff of St Stephen’s & All Saints Primary Schools for the wonderful support and preparation they give to the children in their important journey of faith. Please continue to remember the children in your prayers this week as we have three First Communion Celebrations in St Stephen’s next week.

Confirmation: 

Our candidates for Confirmation earlier in the year were unable to receive the sacrament from the Bishop, given the restrictions of lockdown and the situation with the virus. He has asked that the parish undertake this now and has given permission to individual parish priests to confer the sacrament in his stead. The Secondary Schools have very kindly offered to help in the preparation of the S1 pupils who are candidates for Confirmation. We will shortly be working out dates for Confirmation and will keep parents/confirmandi up to date. Those children who should have received the sacrament in P6 will received the sacrament in the usual way from the bishop next year.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK

Catholic Education week begins on the 16th November the Feast of

St Margaret of Scotland.

During November, a special collection will be taken up for Catholic Education Week.

VOCATIONS 

“The Bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him!” Don’t put off the moment to respond to God’s call to serve.

Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone (01698 423044) or email at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

Christopher Morris, a Seminarian from our Diocese studying at Oscott, will receive the Ministry of Acolyte on Tuesday 24th November.  Please keep Christopher in your prayers.

The Annual Mass Attendance Census takes place this weekend.

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR

On 15th November 2020, we are all invited to celebrate the World Day of the Poor with Pope Francis.

The message this year is: “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32).” This is an appropriate call for all of us in a year when many of us have closed ourselves away from the world to protect ourselves from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

NOVEMBER –  MONTH OF REMEMBRANCE

November is the month when, by tradition, we pray for the eternal rest of our deceased relatives and friends.  This year, in all our churches, we remember especially those who have died during the pandemic.  We also pray for those who have lost someone they loved, for those who were unable to say goodbye, and for those who are suffering the pain of grief.  We pray for confidence in the loving mercy of God, for faith in the Resurrection to new life, and for the hope of being reunited in God’s kingdom.

 

TERESA OF AVILA:  A TEACHER & GUIDE

 

SPIRITUALITY SUMMIT

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF HER DOCTORATE

Monday 16th November 2020 14:00 to 18:30 UK time

 

AN ONLINE EVENT

If you desire to nurture your spiritual life, and are interested in spirituality, the role and influence women can have in today’s culture and society, and are a lover of Carmel, you will not want to miss this International Spirituality Summit.

Plan to join us virtually for this important summit.

Keynote Speakers

* Cardinal Anders Arborelius OCD “To Live in God’s Presence” *

*Sr Jo Robson OCD “Teresa at Fifty: A Doctorate in the Ordinary”

Opening Remarks Rt Revd David Oakley (Bishop of Northampton)

 

Panel Discussion on St Teresa’s life and legacy chaired by

* Professor Peter Tyler of St Mary’s University, London,

 UK Panellists

* Fr Matt Blake OCD (London, UK)

* Dr Susan Muto (Pittsburgh, USA)

* Mark Courtney OCDS (London, UK)

* Annette Goulden OCDS (Oxford, UK)

For more information visit: https://www.oxcacs.org/

Email: ruth.preston@carmelite.org.uk Call: 07849 596572


PARISH OF THE                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

Solemnity of All Saints, A

1st November 2020

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m; (streamed)

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass  (streamed)

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (both streamed)

Streamed masses are available on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity. Coatbridge

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

BOOKING OF MASSES

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

THEME

First reading:  Apocalypse 7: 2-4. 9-14

The apostle John sees a vision of the life in heaven.

Second Reading: 1 John 3: 1-3

As children of God, we are promised that one day we will see God face to face.

Gospel:  Matthew 5: 1-12

The Beatitudes show the way to become holy.

Requiem Masses:

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John McCann

whose Requiem will take place on Monday at 11 a.m.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret Rose Boyle

whose Requiem will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m

 

 

NOVEMBER LISTS are available at the exit door.

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.

 

 

 

All Saints Day, the day on which Catholics celebrate all the saints, known and unknown, is a surprisingly old feast. It arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. When martyrdoms increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day in order to ensure that all martyrs, known and unknown, were properly honoured.

 The earliest certain observance of a feast in honour of all the saints is an early fourth-century commemoration of “all the martyrs.” In the early seventh century, after successive waves of invaders plundered the catacombs, Pope Boniface IV gathered up some 28 wagonloads of bones and reinterred them beneath the Pantheon, a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods. The pope rededicated the shrine as a Christian church. According to Venerable Bede, the pope intended “that the memory of all the saints might in the future be honoured in the place which had formerly been dedicated to the worship not of gods but of demons” (On the Calculation of Time). But the rededication of the Pantheon, like the earlier commemoration of all the martyrs, occurred in May. Many Eastern Churches still honour all the saints in the spring, either during the Easter season or immediately after Pentecost.

How the Western Church came to celebrate this feast, now recognized as a solemnity, in November is a puzzle to historians. The Anglo-Saxon theologian Alcuin observed the feast on November 1 in 800, as did his friend Arno, Bishop of Salzburg. Rome finally adopted that date in the ninth century.

The theological underpinning of the feast is the acknowledgment of human frailty. Since few people achieve perfection in this life but, rather, go to the grave still scarred with traces of sinfulness, some period of purification seems necessary before a soul comes face-to-face with God. The Council of Trent affirmed this purgatory state and insisted that the prayers of the living can speed the process of purification.

Celebration of First Holy Communion:

“Let the little children come to me. Do not stop them.” Those words of Christ our Lord remind us of how important it is to support the children in their journey faith. We have all felt the terrible effects of the pandemic on our lives, and the children of course have felt it too. After a long delay, we are truly delighted and give thanks to Almighty God that children may a last receive their First Holy Communion. Obviously it is not the celebration we would surly wish for them, in keeping with Government guidelines it will be different from previous years. But it will nonetheless be the most joyous and wonderful occasion for the children will for the very first time receive our Lord Holy Communion. Please keep the children in your prayers and we thank most sincerely the staff and Head Teachers of All Saints and St Stephen’s for their dedicated care of the children in their preparation for the sacraments.

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. “If we had no care for the dead,” Augustine noted, “we would not be in the habit of praying for them.” Yet pre-Christian rites for the deceased retained such a strong hold on the superstitious imagination that a liturgical commemoration was not observed until the early Middle Ages, when monastic communities began to mark an annual day of prayer for the departed members.

In the middle of the 11th century, Saint Odilo, abbot of Cluny, France, decreed that all Cluniac monasteries offer special prayers and sing the Office for the Dead on November 2, the day after the feast of All Saints. The custom spread from Cluny and was finally adopted throughout the Roman Church.

The theological underpinning of the feast is the acknowledgment of human frailty. Since few people achieve perfection in this life but, rather, go to the grave still scarred with traces of sinfulness, some period of purification seems necessary before a soul comes face-to-face with God. The Council of Trent affirmed this purgatory state and insisted that the prayers of the living can speed the process of purification.

 

VOCATIONS  “I saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe and language.” The Church is of every age and every nation. Come, serve its many members! Callyour Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone (01698 423044) or email at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

The Annual Mass Attendance Census takes place on 7th/8th November.

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR

On 15th November 2020, we are all invited to celebrate the World Day of the Poor

with Pope Francis.

 

NOVEMBER –  MONTH OF REMEMBRANCE

November is the month when, by tradition, we pray for the eternal rest of our deceased relatives and friends.  This year, in all our churches, we remember especially those who have died during the pandemic.  We also pray for those who have lost someone they loved, for those who were unable to say goodbye, and for those who are suffering the pain of grief.  We pray for confidence in the loving mercy of God, for faith in the Resurrection to new life, and for the hope of being reunited in God’s kingdom.

 


PARISH OF THE                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

30th Sunday of the Year, A

25th October 2020

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

MASSES WILL BE STREAMED:

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

THEME

First reading:  Exodus 22: 20-26

An instruction to look after strangers and avoid exploiting those who are poor

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians : 1: 5-10

Paul praises the Thessalonians for their faith and love of God, and their good example for others.

Gospel:  Matthew 22: 34-40

Jesus teaches that we are called to love God and to love our neighbour

as ourselves.

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 28th October        St. Simon and St. Jude

+ + + + + +

Sunday 1st November              Solemnity of All Saints

Monday 2nd November           The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.

Respond to Scottish Government consultation to stop home abortions!  See the Latest News Section of our website for further information.

MISSION SUNDAY 

Thank you very much for your donations to World Mission Sunday last week. Your prayers and contributions will help missionaries work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Please pray for the work of Missio and all those working to offer the love of Jesus, that we may remain strong in our witness to Christ’s love for all peoples. To continue supporting mission throughout the year, please go to missio.org.uk or call 020 7821 9755 (office hours).

The sum of £1034 was collected.

Your generosity is much appreciated.

NOVEMBER LISTS are available at the exit door.

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.

VOCATIONS

Today is Mission Sunday. Could you be called to be a missionary priest, at home or abroad, or to serve as a missionary religious ? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone (01698 423044) or email at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.

THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE OF SCOTLAND: are revising “In God’s Image” the Safeguarding Policy Manual of the Catholic Church in Scotland and would welcome comments that will help them to improve their Safeguarding Practice.  Please provide your comments online by 30th November 2020:

bit.ly/3cuTsnP.

FRATELLI TUTTI: An Encyclical by Pope  Francis on Fraternity and

Social Friendship is available on the Diocese of Motherwell website

www.rcdom.org.uk just click on the picture of Pope Francis near the bottom of the

home  page.

Rev. Thomas W. Doyle, 293 Muiryhall Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3RZ 

Tel: 01236 441110;    email: themostblessedtrinity@rcdom.org.uk      

 Twitter:  @blesstrinity;  Website:   www.themostblessedtrinity@rcdom.org.uk  


PARISH OF THE                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

29th Sunday of the Year, A

18th October 2020

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

MASSES WILL BE STREAMED:

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

THEME

First reading:  Isaiah 45: 1. 4-6

God has called each of us by name.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians : 1-5

Paul tells his Thessalonian congregation that he prays constantly for them.

Gospel:  Matthew 22: 15-21

Jesus’ enemies tried to trap him with a question about whether or not to pay taxes.  Whichever answer he gave could catch hm and lead to his ultimate downfall.

FEAST DAYS

Thursday 22nd                       St. John Paul II

Friday 23rd                            St. John of Capistrano

Saturday 24th                        St, Anthony Mary Claret

REMEMBER TO PUT CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR NEXT WEEKEND

MISSION SUNDAY

World Mission Sunday supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. By supporting Missio, the Pope’s charity for world mission, you will help missionaries like Sr Nilcéia share the love of Christ with those most in need. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this very important collection which will sustain the future of our Church. Please call

020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation, if possible: missio.org.uk

You can also text 70085 to donate £3.

Thank you

FRATELLI TUTTI: An Encyclical by Pope  Francis on Fraternity and Social Friendship is available on the Diocese of Motherwell website.

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR will be said on Monday mornings before 9.30 a.m. Mass.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:  There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament each morning from 9.00 a.m. until just before Mass.

CONFESSIONS will be heard after the 9.30 a.m. Mass on Monday and thereafter on request.

CEMETERY SERVICES:  North Lanarkshire Council have advised that due to Coronavirus restrictions it will not be possible to hold Cemetery Services in November this year.

NOVEMBER LISTS are available at the exit door.      

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.

VOCATIONS   

Today is Mission Sunday. Could you be called to be a missionary priest, at home or abroad, or to serve as a missionary religious ? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell,  either by phone (01698 423044) or email at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, see the Priests for Scotland website or Facebook page, or get in touch with VocationNetworkScotland for more information.


PARISH OF THE                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

27th Sunday of the Year, A

27th September 2020

 

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

MASSES WILL BE STREAMED:

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

FEAST DAYS

Wednesday 7th            Our Lady of the Rosary.

THEME

First reading:  Isaiah 5: 1-7

Israel is pictured as a well-tended vineyard that has only produced sour grapes.

Second Reading: Philippians 4: 6-9

Paul urges the community to fill their minds with all that is good

and true so that the peace of God may be with them.

Gospel:  Matthew 21: 33-43

Jesus uses the parable of the vineyard to warn the Jewish leaders of their failures in Leadership.

                                                      World Day of Prayer                                                                         

 for the Missions                           

       is on  Sunday 18th October 2020.

Rosary Whirlwind

 British Isles 2020

Online each day at 8.00 p.m.

www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk

SPECIAL COLLECTION IN OCTOBER

The special collection in October will be for Missio Scotland, through which we make our contribution to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

This year contributions can be made throughout the Month of October – directly to Missio Scotland, through the Diocese of Motherwell website, or by putting contributions in an envelope and placing them in the collection baskets in the parishes.

STELLA MARIS (formerly Apostleship of the Sea) ,

Centenary Mass,  4th October 2020 at 3.00 p.m. will be streamed live at www.stellamaris.org.uk/centenarymass.

The Celebrant will be Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow.

Rev. Thomas Doyle, 293 Muiryhall Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3RZ

Tel: 01236 441110;    email: themostblessedtrinity@rcdom.org.uk

Twitter:  @blesstrinity;  Website:  ww.themostblessedtrinity@rcdom.org.uk


MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

23rd Sunday of the Year, A

6th September 2020

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

 

Masses will be streamed each weekday

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

BULLETINS

PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

21st Sunday of the Year, A

23rd August 2020

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m

+ + + + + + + + +

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether or not your application has been granted.

Masses will be streamed each weekday

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

 

THEME

First reading;  Isaiah 22: 19-23

The Lord passes authority from one servant to another.

Second Reading: Romans 11: 33-36

Paul writes of the depth of God’s wisdom.

Gospel:  Matthew 16: 13-20

Peter acknowledges Jesus as the Christ ,and Jesus gives him  the keys of the kingdom.

MARY’S MEALS                                                                                                                                                              The second Mary’s Meals Family Hour takes place  at 7 pm on Thursday, 27 August on their        you tube channel.   Further information available on their website at www.marysmeals.org.uk  

PRAYERS FOR BELARUS

Father Yury Zheharyn from Belarus, who has come to the Diocese as a summer supply priest for many years,  asks Bishop Toal and everyone in the diocese of Motherwell, to pray for peace, forgiveness, and justice for Belarus at this difficult time.

Please remember Fr Yury and the country of Belarus in your prayers.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 24th                            St. Bartholomew

Thursday 27TH                        St. Monica

Friday 28th                              St. Augustine

Saturday 29th                           The Passion of St. John the Baptist.

VOCATIONS

Please remember in your prayers

Christopher Furmage, Ronan McQuade, and Kieran Burt as they prepare to leave again for Rome in September, and

Christopher Furmage and Colm Morris who will be going to Oscott

In September.

I call on my servant… I invest him with your robe…”

Has the Lord perhaps chosen you to be his servant in priesthood, diaconate, or religious life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell, by phone (01698 423044) or email him at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, or  email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk,  or see their website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

18th Sunday of the Year, A

2nd August 2020

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m

+ + + + + + + + +

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether or not your application has been granted.

Masses will be streamed each weekday

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

 

THEME

First reading;  Isaiah 55: 1-3

The  Lord invites us to come to him and our soul will live.

Second Reading: Romans 8: 35. 37-39

Nothing can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ.

Gospel:  Matthew 14: 13-21

Jesus feeds all those who come to him,  abundantly.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy

https://youtu.be/SJcXraQoCa8

CHURCHES OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Please find the link below to the video guide explaining the hygiene procedures for church reopening. https://youtu.be/mOY64wEMFF0.

 ALL SAINTS CHURCH will open for private prayer from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times.

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH will open from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times,

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 4th August:                St. John Mary Vianney.

Thursday 6th August:              The Transfiguration of the Lord.

Saturday 8th August                St. Dominic

 

VOCATIONS

“The Kingdom of heaven is like…” Could you take up the work of fostering the growth of God’s Kingdom as a priest, a deacon or a religious?   Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell, by phone (01698 423044) or email him at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, or  email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk,  or see their website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

PRESS RELEASE on comments from the Bishops Conference of Scotland on the New Hate Crime Bill – the freedom to disagree must be protected, say Scotland’s Bishops  – See the Latest News Page of our Website for details.


PARISH OF THE                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

17th Sunday of the Year, A

26th  July 2020

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m

+ + + + + + + + +

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether or not your application has been granted.

Masses will be streamed each weekday

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

 

THEME

First reading;  1 Kings 3-5. 7-12

Solomon did not pray for riches or for a long and trouble-free life.  Closes to his hear was this: to be a good king to his people.

Second Reading: Romans 8: 28-30

God our Father cherishes as his children all those who love him.

Gospel:  Matthew 13: 24-43

The kingdom of heaven is likened to good seed being sown in the field, the potential in a tiny mustard seed, and the yeast in the dough.

CHURCHES OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Please find the link below to the video guide explaining the hygiene procedures for church reopening. https://youtu.be/mOY64wEMFF0.

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH will open for private prayer from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times.

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH will open from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times

 

VOCATIONS

“The Kingdom of heaven is like…” Could you take up the work of fostering the growth of God’s Kingdom as a priest, a deacon or a religious? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell, by phone (01698 423044) or email me at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, email Priests for  Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

FEAST DAYS:

Wednesday 29th July               St. Martha

Friday 31st July                       St. Ignatius of Loyola

Saturday 1st August                St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD        

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy

https://youtu.be/zgf1RV6qnMg


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND ALL SAINTS  

ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL, A

28th June 2020

THEME

First reading:  Acts 12: 1-11

The lives of Peter and the other disciples are threatened by Herod.

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

The writer speaks of a life poured out like a libation.

Gospel:  Matthew 16: 13-19

Peter, the rock, the keeper of the keys, has to remember that his task is first and foremost to follow Jesus.

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m.  each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel on

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtucA9ofZ

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy https://youtu.be/KuQLmlHXZIU+

FEAST DAYS

Friday 3rd                    St. Thomas

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2020 was scheduled to depart on 3rd July.  Unfortunately, this had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  We commend to Our Blessed Lady, the needs of sick, helpers and other pilgrims who would have been going to Lourdes and ask her to watch over us and intercede with her Son for the graces and strength to cope with the difficulties we face in our lives.

SCALAN  The Scalan Annual Pilgrimage Mass has been postponed to a later as

yet undecided date.  The Scalan House and associated buildings are not allowed

to be visited during the present crisis,

LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ MASS

Bishop Toal will celebrate the Lourdes Hospitalité Mass from Carfin

at 3.00 p.m. TODAY, after which Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be led by Fr. Grant in the Glass Chapel.

Both the Mass and the Benediction will be screened.

CHURCHES OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Please find the link below to the video guide explaining the hygiene procedures for church reopening. https://youtu.be/mOY64wEMFF0.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH will open for private prayer from

Monday-Friday  between 10.00 and 12 noon.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH will open for private prayer from

Monday-Friday between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times

COLLECTION FOR PETER’S PENCE

The Diocese has asked us to draw your attention to the following: 

There is an opportunity for parishioners to make an online contribution via the donation facility on the diocesan website – www.rcdom.org.uk. On clicking this button, the donor is taken to a donations page which has four specific charities, one of which will be Peter’s Pence, and the page also offers the opportunity to make one-off or recurring donations, which can be gift-aided, to any of the parishes in the diocese also.

COLOMBIAN TRUTH COMMISSION appeal to any Colombians residing in Scotland as a result of the conflict that occurred during the civil unrest with FARC.  The commission headed by Fr. Francisco de Roux S.J. seeks to uncover the truth surrounding human rights violations and abuses which were carried out during decades of internal conflict.  Fuller information on our latest news page, or go to https://comisiondelaverdad.co.

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

12th Sunday of the Year, Year A

14th June 2020

THEME

First reading:  Jeremiah 20: 10-13

Jeremiah begs God to grant him peace from the enemies who are whispering against him.

Second Reading Romans 5: 12-15

As through one person, Adam, sin entered the world, so through one person, Jesus, grace has abounded even more.

Gospel:  Matthew 10: 26-33

Jesus urges us not to fear; in the Father’s sight, the very hairs of our head are numbered.

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m.  each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel on

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

 

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy https://youtu.be/60z7IZE_vHA.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 24th:                           St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More.

Wednesday 26th                      The Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

Saturday 27th                          St. Cyril of Alexandria.

Sunday 28th                             St. Peter and St. Paul.

Mass will be televised from St. Augustine’s Coatbridge,

TODAY SUNDAY 21st June, at 12 noon

on Channel 9 Freeview, BBC Scotland.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all Fathers.

 VOCATIONS: “I have committed my cause to you.” Could you dedicate your life to God and his people, as a priest, a deacon or in religious life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, see details below,  email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

 Father Charles O’Farrell has been appointed as Vocations Director for Motherwell Diocese.  His contact details are:

phone (01698 423044) or email  frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk.

CHURCHES RE-OPENING FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Please find the link below to the video guide explaining the hygiene procedures for church reopening. https://youtu.be/mOY64wEMFF0.

As from Monday 22nd June,

ALL SAINTS CHURCH will open for private prayer from

Monday-Saturday between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. and

And between  4.00 p.m.  and 7.00 p.m.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times.

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH will open from

Monday-Saturday between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. and

And between  4.00 p.m.  and 7.00 p.m.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST, Year A

14th June 2020

THEME

First reading:  Deuteronomy 8: 2-3. 14-16

Remember the Lord led you our of slavery and fed you with manna in the desert.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 10: 16-17

Through the cup and the one loaf we have communion with Christ.

Gospel:  John 6: 51-58

If we eat Jesus’ flesh and blood we will receive eternal life.

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m.  each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel on

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy resources.https://youtu.be/5rdXgPGl47E

FEAST DAYS

Friday 19th                 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Saturday 20th             The Immaculate Heart of the

Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SANCTIFICATION OF THE CLERGY

is on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 19th.

Please pray for priests on this day.

Catholic Documenta​ries

Below are details of two Catholic-themed documentaries which will be broadcast next week on the BBC Scotland channel.

“MY FIRST COMMUNION” – TUESDAY 16TH JUNE at 8.00 pm

“OUR FATHERS” – THURSDAY 18TH JUNE, at 8.30 pm

BBC Scotland can be found on the following platforms:

Freeview   Ch9 (SD)       Ch108 (HD);     Freesat      Ch108 (SD)   Ch 106 (HD)

Sky             Ch876 (SD)   Ch 115 (HD);   Virgin         Ch108 (HD)

Urge your MP to vote against Northern Ireland abortion law

This new law could affect abortion provision in Scotland so please make your voice heard

Contact MP via Right to Life UK 

 Contact MP yourself

This notice is printed in full on our website Latest News section.

Justice and Peace Group

The Diocesan Justice and Peace Group refers you to this internet link with interesting talks and workshops including one on Church Investments in Major Oil Companies.

https://mailchi.mp/bc49599a6ed9/trinitysunday2020?e=9fd6190559

VOCATIONS

“Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life.” There is no greater gift of God than the Eucharist. Are you being called to bring God’s people the nourishment of the Eucharist as a priest? Is it the source of your own life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook page.”


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, Year A

7th June 2020

THEME

First reading: Exodus 34: 4-6. 8-9

God reveals the divine life to Moses as one of mercy and compassion.

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

Paul ends his second letter to the Corinthians with a beautiful Trinitarian blessing.

Gospel: John 3: 16-18

Jesus reveals the Trinity to us through his life, death and resurrection.

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m. each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel on

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

 

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy resources.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 9th:                St. Columba

Thursday 11th:             St. Barnabas

Saturday 13th               St. Anthony of Padua..

Sunday 14th:                The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE:

“Compassion for the world amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.

RIGHT TO LIFE: YOUR VOICE MATTERS

Ask your MP to support the Abortion (Cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot) Bill

Further information from www.righttolife.org.uk.

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has finalised its proposed infection control standards which will govern the reopening of parishes and confirmed that they have sent their guidelines to the Scottish Government. Full details are on our “Latest News” page.

The reopening of parishes, will take place in line with the easing of Government restrictions on places of worship, which are contained in the Scottish Government’s “Route Map” – https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis/

 

DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SANCTIFICATION OF THE CLERGY is on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 19th,

“THE GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES, FRANCE is now open to pilgrims who can once again offer their prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes. A new phase is starting: a phase which will see the return of pilgrimages, and pilgrims. Lourdes needs them and they need Lourdes.
Since 17th March, the date on which lockdown started in France, the priests, deacons and religious in the service of the Sanctuary have been at the Grotto of Massabielle, one after another, from morning to night, presenting our suffering world to Mary Immaculate. They have been offering to her the more than 130,000 prayer intentions that you have sent us in all languages ​​and from all continents of the world. It was a splendid mission and a weighty responsibility for all of us. We lived through it in communion with you because we knew that, through televisions and social media networks, you were in communion with us. We prayed together.”

 

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

PENTECOST SUNDAY, Year A

31st May 2020

THEME

First reading: Acts: 2: 1-11

All people heard their own language being spoken by the disciples from Galilee

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7. 12=13

There are many different spiritual gifts but always the same Spirit.

Gospel: John 20: 19-23

The Lord says to the disciples twice, “Peace be with you”, then he says,

“Receive the Holy Spirit” and gives them authority.

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m. each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

THE ROSARY WILL BE STREAMED LIVE TODAY

31st May At 7.00 p.m. from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel on

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

PENTECOST SUNDAY marks the end of Paschaltide.

Weekday Masses from Monday will be taken from the 9th week of the year, Year A in Ordinary time

TRINITY SUNDAY: Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday and the end of the period for fulfilling Easter Duties.

BISHOP TOAL has recorded a message on YouTube for all the children who should have been confirmed. This can be accessed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sP_BwrZjcM

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD

https://youtu.be/Xd3T1BU9eIM

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday1st June                       The Blessed Virgin Mary,

Mother of the Church.

Wednesday 3rd June                St. Charles Lwanga ad Companions.

Friday 5th June                        St. Boniface.

           

TODAY IS BISHOPS OF SCOTLAND*S DAY FOR LIFE

The theme for Day for Life 2020 is Choose Life, with a focus on protecting mothers and unborn children and bringing hope and healing after abortion.

RIGHT TO LIFE: YOUR VOICE MATTERS

Ask your MP to support the Abortion (Cleft lip, cleft palate, and club foot) Bill

Further information from www.righttolife.org.uk.

POPE FRANCIS

On Saturday, 30th May at 4.30 BST, Pope Francis will lead the recitation of the Rosary, joining the Marian Shrines of the world, to ask the Virgin Mary for help amid the pandemic.

The link below provides further information.

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-05/pope-to-pray-the-rosary-along-withshrines-of-world-covid19.html

VOCATIONS: “There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service, but always for the same Lord.” What kind of service do your gifts suggest? Perhaps you could offer them as a priest, deacon or in religious life… Speak to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more information.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

6th Sunday of Easter, Year A

17th May 2020

THEME

First reading: Acts: 8: 5-8. 14-17

After Philip had brought Christ’s saving message to the people

of a Samaritan town, Peter and John confirmed them with the gift

of the Holy Spirt.

Second Reading:   1 Peter 3: 15-18

Peter exhorts us to be faithful witnesses to our hope in Christ,

albeit that it will probably mean that we will have to suffer with him.

Gospel: John 14: 15-21

At the Last Supper Jesus reassures the disciples that he will

not leave them orphans, but will send them the Spirit, so that they may

always remain united with him and the Father.

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m. each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

THE ROSARY WILL BE STREAMED LIVE

Every day at 6.00 p.m. during the month of May from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel on

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

FEAST DAYS

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD                          Thursday 21st May 2020.

HOLY MASS FOR THE SCHOOLS OF THE DIOCESE

On Ascension Thursday, 21st May at 11.00am, Bishop Toal will offer a special Mass for the schools of the Diocese which will be live streamed online so that teachers, pupils and families can join ‘virtually’ as all the schools would normally attend Mass on this day. Bishop Toal will offer Holy Mass to link in with the school communities and pray for them during this period of disruption and uncertainty. This will be streamed from the Facebook page of the Diocese of Motherwell.

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY is next Sunday 24th May.

“I would like to devote this year’s Message to the theme of storytelling, because I believe that, so as not to lose our bearings, we need to make our own the truth contained in good stories. Stories that build up, not tear down; stories that help us rediscover our roots and the strength needed to move forward together. Amid the cacophony of voices and messages that surround us, we need a human story that can speak of ourselves and of the beauty all around us. A narrative that can regard our world and its happenings with a tender gaze. A narrative that can tell us that we are part of a living and interconnected tapestry. A narrative that can reveal the interweaving of the threads which connect us to one another.”

Pope Francis.

BISHOPS OF SCOTLAND’S DAY FOR LIFE is on 31st May 2020.

VOCATIONS

Philip the deacon and the apostles Peter and John, bring the Word and the Holy Spirit to the Samaritans in the reading today. Could you share in this powerful ministry? Speak to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS                                                                                      

5th Sunday of Easter, Year A

10th May 2020

THEME

First reading: Acts: 6: 1-7

The focus is on building the Church and working together to build God’s

kingdom.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 2: 4-9

Peter tells God’s people they are living stones, chosen by God and

precious to God.

Gospel: John 14: 1-12

Jesus gives his farewell address at the Last Supper with his disciples.

He tells them that he will be with them only a little while longer

and is going to prepare a place for them.

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m. each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

THE ROSARY WILL BE STREAMED LIVE

Every day at 6.00 p.m. during the month of May from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel on

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: The Diocesan Religious Education Team has prepared material for each Sunday. You can access this on You Tube by clicking on the following link:

Fifth Sunday of Easter Children”s Liturgy

https://youtu.be/Pgxf1lOJLkw

DAY OF PRAYER FOR HUMANITY: Thursday, 14 May 2020 has been proposed as a Day of prayers, fasting and works of charity for the good of

all humanity. Further information regarding this can be found on the News

page of our website.

FEAST DAYS:   Thursday 14th:  St. Matthias

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD:  Thursday 21st May 2020.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:

Those who wish to make a donation as is your collection may do so at:

Account Name:  Holy Trinity & All Saints Church.

Sort Code:           83 17 13

Account No:       00178426.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING

AND STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

Please remember this situation won’t last forever and hopefully we will be back to normal service soon.

I am praying for your all

Father Hughes

DAILY ANGELUS CHALLENGE: can be accessed on You Tube by clicking on the following links:

Daily Angelus video Day 7

https://youtu.be/RjHrSAGvTcQ

Daily Angelus video Day 8

https://youtu.be/XD4qqTyQa4Y

Daily Angelus video Day 9

https://youtu.be/pa2BE3JAcPI

Daily Angelus video Day 10

https://youtu.be/WqlJawaNxlM

Daily Angelus video Day 11

https://youtu.be/soAnPOYiCWI


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS                                                                                      

4th Sunday of Easter, Year A

3rd May 2020

THEME

First reading: Acts: 2: 14, 36-41

God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ.’

Second Reading:   2 Peter 20-25

You had gone astray like sheep but now you have come back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

Gospel: John 10: 1-10

I am the gate of the sheepfold

____________________________________________________

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m. No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m.   each Sunday from All Saints Church.

THE ROSARY WILL BE STREAMED LIVE

Every day at 6.00 p.m. during the month of May from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel ot

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

______________________________________________________

 

ANGELUS:

Take part in the Daily Diocesan Angelus Challenge!!!

Our RE team have launched a new initiative for the month of May, Our Lady’s month, encouraging everyone to pray the Angelus every day! Every school day in May, a new Angelus video will be posted on Twitter and Facebook for schools to join in the Daily Diocesan Angelus Challenge. These will be led by children, teachers, and priests from across the Diocese. You can also download a record card here. Get involved! You can access on the Diocese of Motherwell website by clicking on the picture or clicking the link https://youtu.be/P2Lw3p1Z1pw

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:

Those who wish to make a donation as is your collection may do so at:

Account Name:  Holy Trinity & All Saints Church.

Sort Code:           83 17 13

Account No:       00178426.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING

AND STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

Please remember this situation won’t last forever and hopefully we will be back to normal service soon.

I am praying for your all

Father Hughes

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: The Diocesan Religious Education Team has prepared material for each Sunday. You can access this on You Tube.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS        

Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for those

discerning a call to priesthood or religious life. Is that you? Speak

to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at

office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more information.

Please pray the Rosary today for Vocations, particularly to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.   You are also asked

to pray for our present seminarians who have had to return home at the present time from Rome and Oscott because of

the virus.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A

26th April 2020

 

THEME                                                                                                                              

First reading   Acts 2:14,22-33

God raised this man Jesus to life, and all of us are witnesses to this

Second Reading   1 Peter 1:17-21

Your ransom was paid in the precious blood of Christ

Gospel   Luke 24:13-35

They recognised him at the breaking of bread

 

BULLETIN: Our bulletin is now on Twitter, as well as our website.

You can find it on our Twitter Account:         @rcblesstrinity.

VOCATIONS:

Could you be one who helps others “recognise Jesus at the breaking of bread,” the Mass, by explaining Scripture and offering the sacrifice as His priest? Speak to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScostland).

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 

Those who wish to make a donation as is your collection may do so at:

Account Name:  Holy Trinity & All Saints Church.

Sort Code:           83 17 13

Account No:       00178426.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING

AND STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

Please remember this situation won’t last forever and hopefully we will be back to normal service soon.

I am praying for your all

Father Hughes

 

Scottish Bishops contest law allowing early abortions from home

The Bishops of Scotland criticise the country’s Health Minister for making early abortion medication available by post to women confined to their homes due to the coronavirus. The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert, sent a powerful letter to Scotland’s Health Minister, Jeane Freeman, on 23 April. He characterises the government’s actions as the “trivialisation” of abortion.

His criticism comes shortly after the decision of Scotland’s Government to allow women to undergo an early abortion from home, after a telephone or video consultation.

Full details of Biishop Gilbert’s letter can be found on the Vatican website at https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: The Diocesan Religious Education Team has prepared material for each Sunday. You can access this on You Tube by clicking on the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWzAOpU6h4U&t=11s

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year A

19th April 2020

 

THEME;                                                                                                                                    

First reading: Acts: 2: 42-47

The faithful all lived together and owned everything in common

Second Reading:   1 Peter 1: 3-9

You did not see Christ, yet you love Him.

Gospel: John 20: 19-31

Eight days later Jesus came again and stood among them. 

MASS WILL BE STREAMED LIVE at  10.30 a.m.

each Sunday from All Saints Church.

VOCATIONS

Could you be called to help our parishes be “faithful to the apostles’ teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread and the prayers,” like those early Christians as a diocesan priest, a deacon or religious? Speak to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

SCIAF:

Donations to SCIAF will again be matched by the UK Government. You can donate online by going to their website at www.sciaf.org.uk and clicking on the donate button.

PRIEST SCHOOL:

Documentary featuring rare, unique and exceptional access to the inner workings, personnel, seminarians and history of the oldest Scottish institution abroad –

Il Pontificio College Scozzese (the Scots College in Rome.)

Over the course of a year, this programme documents inspiration, celebration and ordination. Narrated by Scottish-Italian actress Daniela Nardini.

BBC Scotland Channel 9, Sky Channel 115,Freesat Channel 106 and Virgin Media Channel 108.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: The Diocesan Religious Education Team has prepared material for each Sunday. You can access this on You Tube by typing https://youtu.be/BerandFtV4w.

POPE FRANCIS SETS UP EMERGENCY FUND in response to the Coronavirus crisis to support ongoing missionary work throughout the world. The Holy Father set up the special fund via the Pontifical Mission Societies—his official charity for overseas mission—of which Missio Scotland is the Scottish branch. The funds will be directed to communities who have been hit hardest by the global pandemic.

The
Emergency Fund will be used to accompany impacted communities in mission
countries and territories via Church structures and institutions. Contributions using the reference COVID-19 can
be made to:

Missio Scotland

Account No. 14036020

Sort Code 83-17-13

To learn more about the work of Missio Scotland you
can like us on Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/missioscotland, and follow us on Twitter:
@Missio_Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

EASTER SUNDAY, Year A

5th April 2020

THEME:

First reading: Acts 10:34,37-43

‘We have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection’

Second Reading: Colossians 3: 1-4

“Look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is”

Gospel: John 20: 1-9

He must rise from the dead.

LIVE STREAMING OF EASTER SUNDAY

MASS from our church will take place

at 10.30 a.m. TODAY

 

VOCATIONS

“Do not be afraid! Go and tell my brothers…!” Perhaps these words are being spoken to you today as you celebrate the resurrection. Share your faith! Do not be afraid! The world needs you! Visit our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more information.

EASTER GREETINGS

Father Hughes wishes everyone

A holy and happy Easter

 

EASTER MESSAGE

 

As Christians celebrate Easter this year, we are thinking of the suffering inflicted upon us by the Covid-19 Virus. It is a dreadful time for the whole world and our thoughts are with all who have caught the virus and their loved ones. We are grateful for the dedication and courage of those caring for the sick and the vulnerable, and all who are providing the essential services we all rely on. It is hard to find hope, but our celebration of Easter encourages us to have such a hope – a hope that we will recover, and that life will be better again. For Christians we find our hope in Jesus Christ, who having suffered a terrible death on the cross rose again to new life and promised us a share in eternal life. In such a time of crisis we cling on to this faith and reach out to Our Lord in our need. Although we have not been able this year to celebrate these precious days for our faith in our churches, we have sought the Lord and felt his presence strongly within and among us. In the Church’s faith in Jesus, risen from the dead, I wish everyone a Happy Easter, as we seek God’s blessing on us all and our world in our present need.

+Joseph Toal

Bishop of Motherwell

SCOTBLOOD

Sir John Wilson town Hall, Stirling Street, Airdrie

On Sunday 19th April between 12.00 and 3.30 p.m.

Airdrie – Book an appointment to give blood. This session is now run by appointment. You can make an appointment to give blood using our online donor account – simply click the blue ‘online booking’ button to create an account, then follow instructions to search, book, view and cancel appointments. Alternatively, you can call us on 0345 90 90 999 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm), or email nss.snbtsenquiry@nhs.net.

GIVE BLOOD.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

PALM SUNDAY, Year A

5TH April 2020

The Procession

with Palms Gospel

Matthew 21:1-11
     at the mass –

1st Reading

Isaiah 50:4-7
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
2nd Reading Philippians 2:6-11
Verse Before the Gospel Philippians 2:8-9
Gospel Matthew 26:14-27:66

SCIAF

This year the SCIAF WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE Appeal has received UK Aid Match. This means that all public donations up until 20th May to the appeal will be doubled by the UK Government. Please give generously to SCIAF.

Vocations

“The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue.”

Jesus gave everything out of love for us. Are you being called to reflect the Master’s sacrifice by offering yourself as a priest, a deacon or religious?

Speak to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for advice.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES BEING CELEBRATED BY

POPE FRANCIS

5 April 2020             Palm Sunday Mass and Angelus

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 09.00 – 10.15 approximately

9 April 2020               Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 16.00 – 17.00 approximately

10 April 2020           Good Friday

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 16.00 – 17.15 approximately

10 April 2020              Good Friday

Way of the Cross from the Sagrato of St. Peter’s Basilica

Celebration Time 19.00 – 20.15 approximately

11 April 2020             Easter Vigil

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 19.00 – 20.30 approximately

12 April 2020            Mass of Easter Sunday

followed by the Holy Father’s Easter Message

and Blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 09.00 – 10.15 approximately

SCOTBLOOD

The blood transfusion service will be in Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Airdrie

  • On Sunday 19 Apr 2020                                    14.00==17.30

  • Monday 20 Apr 2020                                        14:00 –17.30

GIVE BLOOD.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

5th Sunday of Lent, Year A

29th Marc

First Reading:

Ezekiel 37:12-14″I shall put my spirit in you and you shall live,

Second Reading:

Romans 8: 8-1

“The spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in  you”

Gospel

John 11: 1-45

“I am the resurrection and the life”.

.

CHURCH CLOSURES

On the instructions of Bishop Toal all churches are to be closed from

Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES:

St Patrick’s Shieldmuir & St Thomas’ Wishaw
Streams live daily Masses at 10am.
On Sunday: Vigils 4.30pm, 6pm; Sunday Morning 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm (Polish).
Masses steamed on Parish Facebook page:
St Patrick’s R.C Church Shieldmuir, Wishaw
St Augustine’s, Coatbridge:
1. Live daily Mass at 10am on www.churchservices.tv/coatbridge (This is also available on the Church Services app which can be downloaded onto phones, computers, tablets or on TV using a Roku or Amazon Fire stick)
2. They also have a new online Catholic channel featuring recordings of daily Mass, the rosary, Angelus, devotions, prayers and other programs. This can be accessed by visiting: www.staugustines.tv

ONLINE PRAYER RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE AT

www.rcdom.org.uk, Motherwell Diocese website, which includes fun activities for children as well.
universalis.com, the website of Universalis,
Lent in Isolation, a more active kind of spiritual resource for people who cannot go out to church.
Audio instructions are available for blind people who want to use Universalis with VoiceOver on the iPhone. The  first recordingconcentrates on getting into the app and going to the Rosary page. The instructions can be found as part of a blog post at https://universalis.wordpress.com/2020/03/22/praying-the-rosary/

Children’s Liturgy online for the 5th Sunday of Lentcan be accessed at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMusma8XwXY

SCIAF

GIVE, REFLECT, ACT WITH SCIAF

Your donations, prayers and actions make a real and lasting difference to families in the DR Congo. You can learn more about them and about SCIAF’s work by visiting their website www.sciaf.org.uk

Vocations

“Lazarus, here! Come out!” The Lord’s voice can rarely be ignored. Do you hear him calling you to come out into the light and take a step towards priesthood or religious life? Call your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more information.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

4th Sunday of Lent, Year A

22nd March 2020

 

 

HOLY MASS will not be celebrated until further notice.

The church will be open every day from 9.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m. for people to make private visits.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT on Friday evenings is postponed until further notice.

THE HALL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

OUR BULLETIN IS AVAILABLE ONLINE.

 

THEME

First Reading: 1 Samuel 16: 6-7. 10-14

 

God gives Samel a special insight to choose Jesse’s son David.

Second Reading: Ephesians 5: 8-14

God has brought us out of darkness so we can live in the light of the Lord.

Gospel: John 9: 1-41

A blind man is healed and, in the face of opposition, comes to faith by seeing Jesus as his Saviour.

FEAST DAYS:

Wednesday 25th: The Annunciation of the Lord.

SCIAF: MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN

WITH YOUR WEE BOX : Packs available at each entrance

There will be a special collection for SCIAF next weekend. Bishop Toal encourages parishioners to continue filling the WEE BOXES and make online donations via www.sciaf.org.uk. The donations will be vital this year and donations, which can be made up until 20th May, will benefit from UK Government Match Aid, whereby every £1 donated is worth £2.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Saturday 28th March, JUMBLE SALE,

Bottle Tombola. Great Prizes.

All saints Church Hall. Starts 10.30 a.m.

 

Friday 24th April ,   Prize Bingo. Tickets £2 (tea included).  Doors open 7.00 p.m. Eyes Down 7.30 p.m. in All Saints Church Hall,

DUE TO THE HALL BEING CLOSED BOTH THESE EVENTS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Newman Association:  The March meeting has been postponed.

The RCIA Lenten Retreat, planned for Thursday 2nd April in the

Xavier Centre at Carfin, has been cancelled.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND ACTION

This Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, all churches are called to a National Day of Prayer and Action. At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.

At 7pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.

HALL CLOSURE: Due to the hall being closed the Tuesday Club,

Pilates and Irsih Dancing will not take place until further notice.

 

 

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY to all mothers.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A

8th March  2020 

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 12: 1-4

Abraham is called by the Lord to leave his home and travel to

a new land where he and his descendants will be blessed.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1: 8-10

St. Paul had to bear hardships for the sake of the Gospel, relying on

the power of God, and invites us to be willing to do the same.

Gospel: Matthew 17: 1-9

Jesus is transfigured in heavenly glory, along with the prophets

Moses and Elijah.

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 10th: St. John Ogilvie

SPECIAL COLLECTION: There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for the Sick and

Retired Priests’ Fund.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND:

BREAKFAST MORNING TODAY. Come and enjoy your breakfast being made for you, and treat yourself to some home-baking with our tea/coffee.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 24th April , 7.30 p.m. in All Saints Church Hall,

Prize Bingo. Tickets £2 (tea included).

SCIAF: MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN

WITH YOUR WEE BOX : Packs available at each entrance.

By giving, reflecting and acting with SCIAF during Lent, your parish

is helping people around the World 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 on Sunday 22nd March 2020.

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY 

Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls

aged 3+ in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and

competition.

Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further           information.

 

Afternoon tea for Malawi, in

All Saints Hall on Saturday 14th March

12.00—3.00 p.m. Tickets £8 now on sale.

Why not treat your mum as a pre-Mother’s day treat?


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

1st Sunday of Lent, Year A

1st March  2020 

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 2: 7-9; 3: 1-7

A way to lie is to tell people what they want to hear, for pride

makes us gullible.

Second Reading: Romans 9: 12-19

Death entered the world through sin; God’s life entered the world through Jesus.

Gospel: Matthew 4: 1-11

Friends do not use each other, but if he cannot make us deny God, Satan wishes us to use God, so we will not be friends with God.

FEAST DAYS:

Wednesday 4th: St. Casimir

Saturday 7th: St. Perpetua and St. Felicity.

SCIAF: MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN WITH

YOUR WEE BOX

Thousands of women and girls in the DR Congo need your help right now. Today, many thousands of women and girls continue to be left injured, traumatised and in urgent need of assistance. For more information about SCIAF’s Lent campaign please go to www.sciaf.org.uk or call 0141 354 5555.

SCIAF Boxes are available at each entrance.

World Day of Prayer

You are invited to come to celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer in All Saints Church on Friday 6th March 2020 at

7.00 p.m.

The theme this year is “Rise, take your mat and walk”.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND:

BREAKFAST MORNING in March is on 8th March, (the 2nd Sunday)         as there is a Christening on the 1st Sunday.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION: There will be a special collection at all

Masses next weekend for the Sick and Retired Priests’ Fund.

The Annual Public Rosary in Honour of St John Ogilvie will take place at Glasgow Tolbooth, the site of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, on Sunday 8th March at 3.00 pm.

 

Make or update your Will and support

St. Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March 2020.  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 lornamccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.uk.

VOCATIONS:

Christopher Morris, who is a seminarian at St Mary’s, Oscott, will be installed into the Ministry of Lector in Oscott on 24th March.

George Frame, a candidate for the permanent diaconate, received

Candidacy for Holy Orders last week in St Francis Xavier Church,

Carfin, where he is carrying out pastoral and liturgical training.

George will be ordained as a permanent deacon in St Patrick’s,

Coatbridge, on 22nd August this year.

Please remember them in your prayers.

NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST. PEREGRINE, Patron Saint of Cancer

Sufferers, at 7.00 p.m. on Thursdays 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th March, and 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th April, in St..Mary’s Church, Raploch Road, Larkhall,

ML9 1AN.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

7th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR, Year A

23rd February 2020

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: Leviticus 19: 1-2. 17-18

The Lord commissions his people to imitate him in holiness, and shows

that love is the heart of both divine and human law.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3: 16-23

The heart of St. Paul’s teaching is the indwelling of the Trinity within us.

Here he uses the illustration of our bodies being temples of the Holy Spirit.

Gospel: Matthew 5: 38-48

Jesus renews the call to holiness and shows some of the practical

applications necessary.

FEAST DAYS:

ASH WEDNESDAY: is on 28th February 2020 and is a

day of fast and abstinence.

Masses at: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION:

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday.

CONFIRMATION CARDS are on sale in the

Repository at the front of the Church

World Day of Prayer

You are invited to come to celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer in All Saints Church on Friday 6th March 2020 at

7.00 p.m.

The theme this year is “Rise, take your mat and walk”.

PRO-LIFE MASS in St. Augustine’s Church is on Tuesday 25th February (Shrove Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Celebrant: Fr. J. Travers.

Pancakes in the Parish Centre after Holy Mass.

The Day of Prayer for Victims of Abuse is on Friday

28th February.   Bishop Toal will celebrate Stations of the Cross in the

Cathedral, Motherwell, at 7.00 p.m.

MISSION AND EVANGELISATION, DIOCESE OF MOTHERWELL

Four Lenten Sessions of Contemplative Prayer on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2020 in the Xavier Centre, Carfin 7.15—9.00 p.m.

ALL WELCOME.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND:

BREAKFAST MORNING in March is on 8th March, (the 2nd Sunday) as there is a Christening on the 1st Sunday.

 

PRO-LIFE MASS in St. Augustine’s Church is on Tuesday 25th February (Shrove Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Celebrant: Fr. J. Travers.

Pancakes in the Parish Centre after Holy Mass.

The Day of Prayer for Victims of Abuse is on Friday

28th February.   Bishop Toal will celebrate Stations of the Cross in the

Cathedral, Motherwell, at 7.00 p.m.

MISSION AND EVANGELISATION, DIOCESE OF MOTHERWELL

Four Lenten Sessions of Contemplative Prayer on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2020 in the Xavier Centre, Carfin 7.15—9.00 p.m.

ALL WELCOME.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND:

BREAKFAST MORNING in March is on 8th March, (the 2nd Sunday) as there is a Christening on the 1st Sunday.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 14th March

12.00—3.00 p.m. Tickets £8

Afternoon tea for Malawi, in

All Saints Hall.

Why not treat your mum as a pre-Mother’s day treat?

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY 

Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ in

All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition.

Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further information.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

6th Sunday of the Year, Year A

16th February 2020

 

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 15: 15-20

We are taught to keep the commandments, for behaving faithfully is within our power.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 6-10

Paul warns believers against basing their faith on human wisdom instead of God’s wisdom.

Gospel: Matthew 5: 17-37

Jesus did not reject the Jewish scriptures but brought them back to basics: love of God and of neighbour. Our lives should reflect this love.

FEAST DAYS:

Saturday 22nd Chair of St. Peter the Apostle.

ASH WEDNESDAY: is on 28th February 2020 and is a

day of fast and abstinence.

CONFIRMATION: Please remember in your

prayers the children of All Saints Primary, who will

receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday.

World Day of Prayer

You are invited to come to celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer in All Saints Church on Friday 6th March 2020 at

7.00 p.m.

The theme this year is “Rise, take your mat and walk”.

PRO-LIFE MASS in St. Augustine’s Church is on Tuesday 25th February (Shrove Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Celebrant: Fr. J. Travers.

Pancakes in the Parish Centre after Holy Mass.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: On Saturday 22nd February the 40 Days for Life

Lenten Prayer and Fasting Vigil for an end to abortion will commence with celebration of Holy Mass at 1.00 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. The 40 days for Life Vigil will then take place as before from Ash Wednesday 26th February from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. each day outside the Hardgate Road entrance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The Vigil will close on Palm Sunday 5th April at the Queen Elizabeth

University Hospital Further information from: Ogilvie1615@outlook.com.

MISSION AND EVANGELISATYION, DIOCESE OF MOTHERWELL

Four Lenten Sessions of Contemplative Prayer on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2020 in the Xavier Centre, Carfin 7.15—9.00 p.m.

ALL WELCOME.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND: The breakfast morning last Sunday raised the sum of £76.15. Thank you to all who supported it.

The Day of Prayer for Victims of Abuse is on Friday

28th February.   Bishop Toal will celebrate Stations of the Cross in the

Cathedral, Motherwell, at 7.00 p.m.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD, Year A

26th January 2020

 

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: Malachi 3: 1-4

Malachi prepares the way for today’s feast, the Lord will enter his temple.

Second Reading: Hebrews: 2: 14-18

Jesus has come to confront the powers of evil.

Gospel: Luke 2: 12-40

Joseph and Mary fulfil the requirements of the Law and present Jesus in the Temple. It provides an opportunity for two aged people who have remained attentive to God to speak prophetically about this child as the salvation of         all the nations.

FEAST DAYS:

Monday 3rd: St. Blaise.

Wednesday 5th: St. Agatha.

Thursday 6th: St. Paul Miki and Companions.

CONFIRMATION CARDS are on sale in the

Repository at the front of the Church.

CUBS have resumed in All Saints Primary on

Fridays from 7.00 —9.00 p.m.   Age 8 upwards.

New members welcome.

VOCATIONS

Today is the World Day of Consecrated Life. Pray for our religious sisters and brothers and pray that many will join them in their dedicated service of the Church. Could that mean you? Speak to your Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk or visit our website or Facebook   pages: PFS or Vocation Network Scotland.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

BREAKFAST MORNING TODAY

after 10.30 a.m. Mass.

Come and enjoy your breakfast, tea/coffee and maybe even some home-baking.

PENNIES IN JARS: total amount collected to date £23,829.54

Thank you for your generosity.

LOVE LIFE, LOVE LIBRARIES—HEALTH & WELLBEING WEEK

3rd—8th February 2020

 

Get informed—The Legal 6 Must Dos

A free 45 minute talk every Scot over 50 should attend. It will

cover Power of Attorney, Wills, Advance Directive, Equity Release, Plan ahead for Care Costs and Legal Aid.

Wednesday 5th February 2.30—3.30 p.m. Airdrie Lbrary, Wellwynd, Airdrie.

 

Therapet Visit, Coatbridge Library,

Saturday 8th February

2.00-3.00 p.m. For ages 5-12

A short talk on “Children and Dogs” which will teach children how to behave around dogs, a chance to read aloud to the dog, give it cuddles and treats.

Places limited so booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of the Year, Year A

26th January 2020

 

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 8: 23—9:3

Isaiah looks forward to a day when the people that have walked in darkness

will have seen a great light.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-13. 17

Paul appeals for reconciliation between the divided groups in Corinth.

Gospel: Matthew 4: 12-23

Jesus fulfils the prophecy of Isaiah and begins his public ministry by calling his first disciples to follow him in proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom.

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 28th January:                    St. Thomas Aquinas.

Friday 31st January:                         St John Bosco

Sunday 2nd February:                     The Presentation of the Lord.

 

 

CALENDARS are available at each entrance. Please take one.

 

 

CONFIRMATION CARDS are on sale in the

Repository at the front of the Churc

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 or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or

e-mail info@stmargaretsadoption.org.uk.

VOCATIONS

Today has been named “Word of God Sunday”. Love the Scriptures! Share the message! Preach the Gospel! Why not serve God’s people and his word as a priest or consecrated person? Speak to your Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk or visit our website or Facebook pages: PFS or Vocation Network Scotland.

WORLD DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE will be celebrated in the Church on Sunday, February 2, 2020 and in parishes on the weekend of February 1-2, 2020.   Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK on Tuesday 11th February 2020, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, was made by Pope St. John Paul II.

We are asked to pray for all who are sick, connecting with the prominent place given to sick people in Lourdes.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020,  on 27th January is international  Holocaust Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of others killed under Nazi  persecution and those massacred in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. This year we remember the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and 25th anniversary of the atrocities of Srebrenica in Bosnia.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of the Year, Year A

19th January 2020

 

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: 3. 5-6

In this, the second of the “Servant Songs”, a mysterious servant is called to be a light to the nations.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 1-3

At the start of his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul sends greetings to “the holy people of Jesus Christ”.

Gospel: John 1: 29-34.

John the Baptist points to Jesus as the one who “existed before me” and who is to “baptise with the Holy Spirit”.

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 21st: St. Agnes

Friday 24th: St. Francis de Sales

Saturday 25th: The Conversion of St. Paul

CALENDARS are available at each entrance. Please take one.

 

MONTHS’ MIND MASS:

The month’s mind Mass for Fr. Martin O’Keefe and Fr. John Breslin will take place on Thursday 30th January 2020 at 7.00 p.m. in the

Cathedral, Motherwell. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Toal.

NEWMAN ASSOCIATION

Newman Association: “The Ethical Dimension of Educational Provision and Research” A talk by Professor Lindsay Paterson, The Ogilvie Centre,

St Aloysius’ Church, Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE at 7.30pm on

Thursday 30th January 2020.  All welcome.

Non-members: donation £3 – includes refreshments.

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 or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or

e-mail info@stmargaretsadoption.org.uk.

 

RAISE THE ROOF FUND—LOTTERY WINNERS

NOVEMBER DECEMBER
1st Helen Haggerty Ann Hannaway
2nd Mary Martin James Kennedy
3rd Patricia O’Rourke Theresa McGroarty

 

VOCATIONS

  • When people pray for vocations they are often hoping that someone else will answer the call. What about you? Have you considered that you may have a vocation to the diocesan priesthood?
  • Is prayer and worship an important and regular part of your life?
  • Would you like to express your love of God through a life of service to His people?
  • Have you found yourself thinking of becoming a priest?

If you can answer “YES” to these questions then why not explore further? Speak to your Parish Priest


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

The Baptism of the Lord, Year A

12th January 2020

 

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 41: 1-4. 6-7

Isaiah offers a beautiful description of the Messiah, who comes to serve the cause of right and bring healing to humanity.

Second Reading: Acts 10: 34-38

St. Peter tells a Roman soldier, whom he baptised, how Jesus had gone about doing good and healing.

Gospel: Matthew 3: 13-17

Jesus, at his baptism, receives the Holy Spirit and is proclaimed to be God’s   beloved Son.

FEAST DAYS:

Monday 13th: St. Kentigern.

Friday 17th: St. Anthony

 

CALENDARS are available at each entrance. Please take one.

 

VOCATIONS: “I have called you to serve the cause of right” What is your call? How will you serve the Lord and his people? Speak to your Vocations Director about priesthood or religious life, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk or visit our website or Facebook pages: PFS or Vocation Network Scotlan

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE are opening a wonderful new

Home and Design Store in Airdrie town centre at the old “Burton’s site at

89 South Bridge Street.

Volunteers are needed . Can you spare a few hours each week?

Till operators, stock sorters, visual merchandisers, customer service assistants and delivery co-ordinators are all needed.

 

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY begins on Saturday 18th January.   The theme this year is “Unusual Kindness”.

Hospitality is a much needed virtue in our search for Christian unity. It calls us to a greater generosity to those in need. The people who showed unusual         kindness to Paul and his companions did not yet know Christ, and yet it is through their unusual kindness that a divided people were drawn closer           together. Our own Christian unity will be discovered not only through             showing hospitality to one another, but also through loving encounters with those who do not share our language, culture or faith. In such tempestuous journeys and chance encounters, God’s will for his Church and all people comes to fulfilment. As Paul will proclaim in Rome, this salvation of God has been sent to all peoples (see Acts 28:28).

MONTHS’ MIND MASS:

The month’s mind Mass for Fr. Martin O’Keefe and Fr. John Breslin will take place on Thursday 30th January 2020 at 7.00 p.m. in the

Cathedral, Motherwell. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Toal.

THE ANNUAL WHITE MASS for Healthcare Professionals and others who work in the health and care sectors will take place in Motherwell Cathedral on Sunday 9th February at 10.30 a.m. followed by refreshments in St. Bride’s Hall. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Toal.

WORLD DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE is on sunday 2nd February 2020.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

The Epiphany of the Lord, Year A

5th January 2020

 

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 light of the Lord’s glory shines out and draws people from all over the world: they come to worship and to praise the Lord.

Second Reading: Ephesians 3: 2-3. 5-6

The writer tells how the non-Jewish nations now share in the same inheritance and promise as the chosen people, through Christ Jesus.

Gospel: Matthew 2: 1-12

The magi, who represent the Gentile nations, come to

Jerusalem as they search for the recently born king of the Jews; they are sent on to Bethlehem, the city of

King David.

 

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 7th: St. Raymond of Penyafort.

MONTHS’ MIND MASS for Fr. John Docherty is on Thursday 9th January in

St. Bartholomew’s Church.

CALENDARS are available at each entrance. Please take one.

JUSTICE AND PEACE: This year World Day of Peace and Justice and Peace Sunday is celebrated on 5th January 2020. A collection will be   taken up in all Catholic parishes in Scotland for the work of Justice and Peace Scotland and a letter from Bishop Nolan  will be read. Bishop Nolan picks up on the theme of Pope Francis’ letter for the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Peace-“Peace is a Journey of Hope” which is celebrated on 1st January 2020. The letter will be available to read on the Justice and Peace Scotland website

 

COATBRIDGE COLLEGE INFO EVENING;

This Information Evening will take place at 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.

CRIB DONATIONS will be passed to

St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.

The donations received enables them to support Adoptive families

and to recruit and train new Adopters for children in need of forever families.

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE are opening a wonderful new

Home and Design Store in Airdrie town centre at the old “Burton’s site at

89 South Bridge Street.

Volunteers are needed . Can you spare a few hours each week?

Till operators, stock sorters, visual merchandisers, customer service assistants and delivery co-ordinators are all needed.

 

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY begins on Saturday 18th January.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year A

29th December 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: 2-6. 2-14

It is in the family that we first live out our baptismal calling to love.

Second Reading: Colossians 3: 12-21

Let the message of Christ, in its richness, find a home with you.

Gospel: Matthew 2: 13-15. 19-23

Jesus is called out of Egypt to form a new people of God.

NEW YEAR GREETINGS

Father Hughes wishes everyone

A holy and happy new year.

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.

FEAST DAYS:

Wednesday 1st January 2020: Mary, the Holy Mother of God.

Thursday 2nd January 2020: St. Basil and St. Gregory Nazianzen.

JUSTICE AND PEACE: This year World Day of Peace and Justice and Peace Sunday is celebrated on 5th January 2020. A collection will be taken up in all Catholic parishes in Scotland for the work of Justice and Peace Scotland and a letter from Bishop Nolan  will be read. Bishop Nolan picks up on the theme of Pope Francis’ letter for the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Peace-“Peace is a Journey of Hope” which is celebrated on 1st January 2020. The letter will be available to read on the Justice and Peace Scotland website

 

SISTERS OF ST. ELIXABERTH’S CONVENT, BELARUS have sent a Christmas Card to the parish, which is in the porch.

 

COATBRIDGE COLLEGE INFO EVENING;

This Information Evening will take place at 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.

THANK YOU

To everyone who helped prepare for Christmas.

Thank you to those who cleaned and prepared the Church.

Thank you to those who put up the tree and decorated the Church,

those who read and distributed Holy Communion.

Thank you to the servers.

Most especially thank you

to you all who faithfully and devotedly

come to Holy Mass in this Happy Season.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

4th Sunday of Advent, Year A

22nd December 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 2: 10-14

The Lord gives a sign of his presence with his people, the maiden                 is with child.

Second Reading: Romans 1: 1-7

Jesus was proclaimed Son of God through his resurrection from the dead.

Gospel: Matthew 1: 18-24

Joseph’s dream and God’s dream

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Father Hughes wishes everyone a

Holy and happy Christmas.

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.

The Holy Innocents Mass this year will be celebrated in

St Patrick’s Coatbridge is on 28th December 2019at 10am.

AN EVENING WITH THE SENSATIONAL

ST. PATRICK’S SILVER BAND AN

ST, PATRICK’S CHOIR, SHOTTS

Sunday 22nd December 2019 in All Saints Church,

7.00—9.30 p.m.   Free entry.

Refreshments and Raffle in Church Hall .

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Pope Francis wrote a lovely letter recently to us all from the Shrine of the     Nativity at Greccio, the site of the First Christmas Crib set up by St Francis of Assisi in December 1223. He concluded his reflections on the beauty of the Christmas Crib as follows:

“Dear Brothers and Sisters, the Christmas Crib is part of the precious but   demanding process ofpassing on the faith. Beginning in childhood and at   every stage of our lives, it teaches us to contemplate Jesus, to experience God’s love for us, to feel and believe that God is with us and that we are with him, his children, Brothers and Sisters all. Wegive thanks to that child who is Son of God and Son of the Virgin Mary, and realise that in thisknowledge we find true happiness. Like St Francis may we open our hearts to this simple grace, so that from our wonderment a humble prayer may arise, a prayerof thanksgiving to God, who willed to share with us his all, and thus never to leave us alone.”

In union with our Holy Father I wish you a very happy and holy Christmas, and the peace of Christ in the year ahead.

+Joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell

 

JUSTICE AND PEACE: World Day of Peace is on Sunday

5th January 2020, the feast of the Epiphany. There will be a special collection for Justice and Peace at all Masses that weekend.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A

15th December 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 35: 1-6. 10

The prophet looks forward to a day when those who are blind will see, those who are deaf will hear and those who are lame will “leap like a deer”.

Second Reading: Jlames: 5: 7-10

Be patient, says the writer. Take the example of a farmer waiting for the crop to ripen,. Impatience will not hasten the Lord’s return.

Gospel: Matthew 11: 2-11

In prison and nearing death, John sends messengers to ask who Jesus is; Jesus replies that John must read the signs himself.

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

LAST POSTING DATES FOR

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY:

Wednesday 18 December           2nd Class and 2nd Class signed for.

Friday 20th December 1st Class and Royal Mail tracked 48+.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

PRIZEWINNERS:

Winner of the Sweetie Cake raffle:                    Michael Ross

Winner of the Santa raffle:                                      Ellen Davidson

BRING IN THE BELLS AND 2020

with family and friends

Tuesday 31sr December, Limited places,

Adults £15; Children up to 12 years £7;

includes traditional steak pie

Tickets must be paid for at time of order and

cannot be reserved.

AN EVENING WITH THE SENSATIONAL ST.  PATRICK’S SILVER BAND AND ST. PATRICK’S CHOIR, SHOTTS

    Sunday 22nd December 2019 in All Saints Church,

7.00—9.30 p.m.   Free entry.

Refreshments and Raffle in Church Hall .

PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A

15th December 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 35: 1-6. 10

The prophet looks forward to a day when those who are blind will see, those who are deaf will hear and those who are lame will “leap like a deer”.

Second Reading: Jlames: 5: 7-10

Be patient, says the writer. Take the example of a farmer waiting for the crop to ripen,. Impatience will not hasten the Lord’s return.

Gospel: Matthew 11: 2-11

In prison and nearing death, John sends messengers to ask who Jesus is; Jesus replies that John must read the signs himself.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A

8th December 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: 11: 1-10

The spirit of the Lord will rest on the offspring of Jesse, and he will judge the wretched with integrity.

Second Reading: Romans 15: 4-9

Christ came to bring salvation to all, pagans as well as Jews.

Gospel: Luke 3: 1-12

John the Baptist calls us to prepare the way for the Lord through baptism and repentance.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 9th: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thursday 12th: St. Lucy

Friday 13th: St. John of the Cross.

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

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Motherwell Diocesan Choir presents a Christmas Blessing,

the Christmas Story in word and Carol in St. Andrew’s Airdrie on

Monday 16th December 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

BAMBINELLI SUNDAY: All Masses, 16th December especially 10.30 a.m. Mass.

Over the past number of decades, on the Third Sunday of

Advent (Gaudete Sunday) children and adults bring their Baby Jesus figures from their homes to St Peters Square where they are blessed by the Pope.This year we will celebrate ‘Bambinelli Sunday’ at our Mass on the Third Sunday of

Advent (December 16th). All children and families are  invited to bring the Baby Jesus figure from their homes to be blessed. Families can make their own ‘Bambinelli’ if they wish.

CONFESSIONS: on Saturday14th December in St. Margaret’s, Airdrie,

From 10.00 a.m.

SCIAF CHRISTMAS—-REAL GIFTS THAT CHANGE LIVES

Real gifts provide something vital to our sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and are also a thoughtful gift for someone in your life.

Go to www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts for further information.

AN EVENING WITH THE SENSATIONAL  ST.PATRICK’S SILVER BAND AND ST. PATRICK’S CHOIR, SHOTTS

Sunday 22nd December 2019 in All Saints Church,

7.00—9.30 p.m.   Free entry.

Refreshments and Raffle in Church Hall .


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

1st Sunday of Advent, Year A

1st December 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 2: 1-5

We climb the mountain of God separately, but we meet at the summit.

Second Reading: Romans 13: 11-14

We are in the night, but we can see the dawn is coming.

Gospel: Luke: 23: 35-43

Pray, think, care, and then you will be awake, ready for God in all things.

FEAST DAYS

 

3rd December St. Francis Xavier

4th December St. John Damascene

7th December St. Ambrose

8th December The 2nd Sunday of Advent

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

PARISH AMALGAMATIONS

Bishop Toal wishes to announce that from this weekend the parishes of St. David’s Plains and St.Mary’s Caldercruix will be amalgamated to form the parish of St. David and St. Mary.

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY enrolling now. Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition. Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further information.

PARISH AMALGAMATIONS Bishop Toal wishes to announce that from this weekend the parishes of St. David’s Plains and St.Mary’s

Caldercruix will be amalgamated to form the parish of St. David and St. Mary.

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY enrolling now. Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition.

Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further information.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

 

CHISTMAS MARKET: Come along to our Christmas Market TODAY 1st December 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

 

Santa will be visiting from 12 noon and

Ruben the Christmas Pony will be there from the start. Take a selfie with Ruben and get your reindeer dust, only £1.50.

 

Enjoy tea/coffee in our café, and buy you Christmas presents at the stalls, treat yourself or win prizes at the Tombola stall, bottle stall etc.

 

 

CHRISTIAN: Thank you to all who supported this event recently. The sum of £845 was raised.

 

 

MAGICAL MAYHEM CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday 7th December , in All Saints Hall.

Tickets £5 now on sale. Visit from Santa.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT:

Motherwell Diocesan Choir presents a Christmas Blessing,

the Christmas Story in word and carol In St. Andrew’s Airdrie on

Monday 16th December 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

CHRIST THE KING, Year C

24th November 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 Samuel 5: 1-3

The Israelites anoint David as their king and shepherd. He had led them to victory; he was their own flesh and blood; more importantly God had chosen him.

Second Reading: Colossians 1: 12-20

Jesus was first-born of creation and first-born from the dead. Through him and for him all things were created and reconciled. In him all things come to unity and perfection.

Gospel: Luke: 23: 35-43

The crucified Jesus would not save himself; he saved, instead, the criminal at his side who made confession of his sins. Jesus assured im of a place in his             heavenly kingdom.

 

ADVENT:

Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and the start of a new Church year.

Readings will be taken from Year A.

ADVENT CALENDARS, CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS

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

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK:

You are invited to support the work of the Scottish Catholic Education Service and all that it does on behalf of our Church, our young people and our families to promote the positive contribution of Catholic schools in Scotland.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

 

CHISTMAS MARKET:

Come along to our Christmas Market on Sunday 1st Deember 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

Santa will be visiting, Enjoy tea/coffee in our café, and there are lots of stalls for you to treat yourself or win prizes.

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE

Light Up a Life 2019

“YOU can celebrate the life of someone special and make a difference to the lives of our patients and their loved ones this Christmas. The Hospice is extremely fortunate that North and South Lanarkshire

Council allow us to adopt the Christmas trees in the towns throughout Lanarkshire and people can choose to dedicate a light in memory or in honour of a loved one.

You can sponsor a light in a number of ways:-

Online at www.st-andrews-hospice.com

Visiting one of our Hospice shops;   Visiting the Hospice

By telephoning our Fundraising Department and making a payment over the phone. Please ask for Lorna McCafferty 01236 772087

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend an    

invitation to you to attend our Lighting Up ceremony

in the Hospice grounds on Sunday 1st December, 2019 at 7pm”

 


 

PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

33rd Sunday of the Year, Year C

17th November 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: Malachi 3: 19-20

Harsh words for the wicked who will be left with nothing, but great consolation for those who remain faithful to God.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

A warning to those who will not contribute in any way to the community but who offer constant criticism to all and sundry instead.

Gospel: Luke: 21: 5-19

Nothing can compare with the glory of the Son of Man, in this world or the next. Things in heaven and earth may pass away, but the Son of Man coming in glory will gather his own to himself n the end.

 

FEAST DAYS

Thursday 21st: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Friday 22nd: St. Cecilia

Sunday 24th: Christ the King

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.

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

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK: There will be  a  collection next weekend for Catholic Education Week.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

 

CHISTMAS MARKET : will be on Sunday 1st December.  

Donations for the tombola stall, bric-a-brac stall, bottle stall,

and items for inclusion in Christmas Hampers, will be gratefully accepted

and can be handed in to the Sacristy. Soft toys accepted for the Adopt-a-soft-toy stall.

LOTTERY WINNERS

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER
1st Paul Donnelly Elizabeth Plunkett
2nd Patricia O’Rourke E. Slaven
3rd Jim Traynor Bessie Armstrong

CONGRATULATIONS.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

32nd Sunday of the Year, Year C

10thNovember 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 Maccabees 7: 1-2. 9-14

No threats will dissuade the seven brothers and their mother from staying faithful to the God in whom they put their trust.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1: 16–3:5

Paul prays for himself and his early converts that the Lord will strengthen and protect them.

Gospel: Luke: 20:27-38

Jesus refuses to be trapped by the specious arguments of the Sadducees but stresses the truth of the resurrection that awaits the children of God.

 

FEAST DAYS

 

Monday 11th: St. Martin of Tours

Tuesday 12th: St. Josaphat

Saturday 16th: St. Margaret

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.

Any money enclosed will be removed  before the lists are placed on the altar.

TODAY IS REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY when we remember

the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces community, the British and Commonwealth veterans, the Allies that fought alongside us and the civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

REMEMBRANCE SONGS OF PRAISE in New St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Church Street, Coatbridge, TODAY, Sunday 10th November at 3.00 p.m.

CARDINAL WINNING LECTURE 2019, Saturday 16th November from

9 a.m. —12 noon, University Chapel and Bute Hall, University of Glasgow. Please register at: https://cardinalwinninglecture2019.eventbrite.co.uk.

PRINCIPAL TEACHER OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, St. Ambrose High School, Coatbridge, being recruited. Further information from

Mrs. Douglas, Head Teacher, on 01236 794896.

Closing date 14th November 2019. Poster in Church porch with further details.

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

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/

RESTORATION FUND

BREAKFAST MORNING: last weekend raised

the sum of £150. Many thanks for your support.  

 

CHRISTIAN: 15th November.

 

CHISTMAS MARKET : will be on Sunday

1st December.  Donations for the tombola stall, bric-a-brac stall, bottle stall, and items for inclusion in Christmas Hampers, will be gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy. Soft toys accepted for the Adopt-a-soft-toy stall.

NO BOOKS OR DVD’S PLEASE.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

31st Sunday of the Year, Year C

3rd November 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 11: 22 — 12:2

The Lord maintains the whole of creation because of his love for all that he has made.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1: 11 — 2:2

Paul prays that the grace of God may complete its work in and through the

community at Thessalonica.

Gospel: Luke: 19: 1-10

Salvation comes to the house of Zacchaeus, the tax collector.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 4th: St. Charles Borromeo.

Friday 8th: Blessed John Duns Scotus.

Saturday 9th: The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.

 

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.

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY enrolling now. Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ commence on 4th November in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition. Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further information.

MONKLANDS LIGHT OPERA presents ANNIE,

7th-9th November 2019, Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Airdrie. Tickets £16, £13, £52 family. Tel: 07889 482007.

www.ticketsource.co.uk/monklands-light-opera.

RED WEDNESDAY is an initiative of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the only international Catholic charity dedicated to the support of suffering and persecuted Christians.    It is a day to gather and pray for those who are persecuted for their love of Jesus Christ. Cathedrals,           churches and public buildings around the world will light up in red to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ. An evening with Paul French in aid of the Aid to the Church in Need Red Wednesday Appeal on Thursday 21st November in St. Patrick’s Hall, Coatbridge, starts 8.00 p.m. Tickets £3, available from 07708 882633 or 01236 435989 (bring your own food).

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

BREAKFAST MORNING:          Our new style

breakfast morning starts TODAY after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

CHRISTIAN: 15th November. Doors open 7.00 p.m.

CHISTMAS MARKET: will be on Sunday

1st December.  Donations for the tombola stall,

bric-a-brac stall, bottle stall, and items for inclusion in

Christmas Hampers, will be gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy. Soft toys accepted for the

Adopt –a— soft — toy stall.

NO BOOKS AND NO DVD’S.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

30th Sunday of the Year — YEAR C

27th 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: Ecclesiasticus 35: 12-14. 16-19

The Lord is quick to answer the prayers of those who serve him wholeheartedly.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4: 6-8. 16-18

Paul is confident that his eternal reward is to come soon.

Gospel: Luke: 18: 9-14

The humility of the tax collector is held up by Jesus as an example of true prayer.

 

FEAST DAYS

 

Monday 28th October: Sts. Simon and Jude.

 

Friday 1st November: Solemnity of All Saints is a holyday of   obligation. Masses: Thursday Vigil: 7.30 p.m.; Friday 9.30 a.m.

both All Saints Church.

Friday 10.00 a.m.   St. Stephen’s Church.

Friday 11.00 a.m.   All Saints Primary and St. Stephen’s Primary in

All Saint’s Church.

 

Saturday 2nd November: The Commemoration of All the

Faithful Departed.   Mass at 9.30 a.m. in All Saints 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.

Any money enclosed will be removed  before the lists are placed on the altar.

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LET THE CHIDREN LIVE:

Sincere thanks for your  extremely generous response

to the collection last weekend.

The magnificent sum of £4009 was raised.

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Extraordinary Mission Month and Mission Sunday offer 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 our work in mission countries and territories and are a           concrete way in which you can support the universal Church.   www.missioscotland.com       https://www.facebook.com/missioscotland     Tel: 01236 449774

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY enrolling now. Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ commence on 4th November in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition. Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further     information.

TUESDAY CLUB OPEN DAY: Thanks to all who               supported the open day. The sum of £557.73 was raised

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

BREAKFAST MORNING:          Our new style

breakfast morning starts NEXT Sunday

4th November 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

CHRISTIAN: 15th November. Tickets £7 now on sale. Doors open 7.00 p.m.

 

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

NO BOOKS AND NO DVD’S.


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

JULY AUGUST
1st T. McGroarty R. Bell
2nd I. Fagen A. Canale
3rd A. McGuinness T. 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.

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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

March April
1st R. Currens J. Traynor
2nd M. Burns J. McKendry
3rd T. McGroarty S. 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

PRIZE JANUARY FEBRUARY
1st K. Henderson C. McCluskey
2nd B. McGroarty S. Lamb
3rd M. Gillooly E. 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

  November December
1st John McKendry Sharon Main
2nd Bridget McLaughlin Jean Costello
3rd Diarmuid McGoldrick Patrick 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.

RAISE THE ROOF 

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.

RAISE THE ROOF

 

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.

RAISE THE ROOF

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.

RAISE THE ROOF

  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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BULLETINS

PARISH OF THE                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

23rd Sunday of the Year, A

6th September 2020

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

 

Masses will be streamed each weekday

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

 

THEME

First reading:  Ezekiel 33: 7-9

Ezekiel is told something which is crucial for an understanding of prophecy; the prophet has responsibility for passing on God’s word to God’s people.

Second Reading: Romans 13: 8-10

Love and debt are not normally equated with each other, but Paul insists that Christians have the debt of mutual love, which is the answer to each commandment.

Gospel:  Matthew 18: 16-20

In the community of Jesus’ followers its members must take responsibility for each other.  The purpose is to rescue a sister or brother from being wrongdoer.

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 8th:                            The Nativity of Our Lady.

Wednesday 9th                        St. Peter Claver

Saturday 12th                           The Most Holy Name of Mary

VOCATIONS

 

“I have appointed you as sentry to the House of Israel.” Is God calling you to a role of service through leadership in the Church? Talk to your Diocesan Vocations Director,  Father Charles O’Farrell, by phone (01698 423044) or email him at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, or  email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk,  or see their website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK is from

 13th-20th September 2020.

VISIT OF POPE BENEDICT TO SCOTLAND        

On Wednesday, 16th September, the Feast of St Ninian, we mark the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict’s visit to Scotland.  On that day, especially, let us pray for Pope Benedict as he becomes frailer.

An alternative to streamed Masses – Dial-a-Mass

Many of our parishioners have been able to make use of streamed Masses during the pandemic. However, many people who cannot attend Mass do not have access to streaming via the internet. The Diocese of Middlesbrough, in conjunction with the Knights of St Columba, has established Dial-a-Mass, whereby people who have no access to the internet or a computer can dial for the cost of a local call and listen to the celebration of Mass. The Mass is recorded and out on the telephone at midday on Sunday and remains there until 11.59 the following Sunday when the new Mass is added. This may be of interest to some parishioners.  The number to call is 01642 130120 and the Mass time is approximately 45 minutes.


PARISH OF THE                                       

MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

22nd Sunday of the Year, A

30th  August 2020

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether your application has been granted.

 

Masses will be streamed each weekday

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

 

THEME

First reading:  Jeremiah 20: 2-9

Though Jeremiah feels that the Lord has deceived him, he knows that he must proclaim the prophetic message of what is  to come.

Second Reading: Romans 12: 1-2

Paul urges us to follow the will of God, not the fashions of the world.

Gospel:  Matthew 16: 21-27

Jesus makes it clear that there is a price to be paid for following him.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 31st August                           St. Aidan

Thursday 3rd September                     St. Gregory the Grate

Friday 4th September                           St. Cuthbert

APPOINTMENT

You will know by now that Father Hughes is leaving the Parish to take up the role of Parish Priest in St. Bride’s, Bothwell, and

Vicar Episcopal for Youth, Vocations and

School Chaplaincy.

This will happen on 29th September 2020.

Your new Parish Priest will be

Father Thomas Doyle, presently Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Lanark and St. Isidore’s Biggar.

LETTER FROM BISHOP TOAL:  A full copy of a letter from Bishop Toal regarding Special Collections for the remainder of this year can be found on our website.  It has been decided that collections should be held in

September – for the Ecclesiastical Students Fund of Motherwell Diocese (for those preparing for priesthood and diaconate).

October – for Missio Scotland (The Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith for the Church’s Mission in the World).;

November – for Catholic Education (to support the work of the Scottish Catholic Education Service) and

December – for St Andrew’s Hospice/ Other local hospices.

VOCATIONS

“There seemed to be a fire burning in my heart… The effort to restrain it wearied me.” Perhaps the call to priesthood or religious life is something you’ve been trying to ignore; but it keeps coming back!

Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell, by phone (01698 423044) or email him at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, or  email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk,  or see their website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.


PARISH OF THE MOST  BLESSED TRINITY   

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS  

18th Sunday of the Year, A

2nd August 2020

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m

+ + + + + + + + +

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

There is a form on the Home Page of our website to book online for Mass.  Please complete and press send.

You will be advised whether or not your application has been granted.

Masses will be streamed each weekday

Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and at

4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday,

from All Saints Church, on our YouTube channel,

Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

 

THEME

First reading;  Isaiah 55: 1-3

The  Lord invites us to come to him and our soul will live.

Second Reading: Romans 8: 35. 37-39

Nothing can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ.

Gospel:  Matthew 14: 13-21

Jesus feeds all those who come to him,  abundantly.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy

https://youtu.be/SJcXraQoCa8

CHURCHES OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Please find the link below to the video guide explaining the hygiene procedures for church reopening. https://youtu.be/mOY64wEMFF0.

 ALL SAINTS CHURCH will open for private prayer from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times.

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH will open from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times,

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 4th August:                St. John Mary Vianney.

Thursday 6th August:              The Transfiguration of the Lord.

Saturday 8th August                St. Dominic

 

VOCATIONS

“The Kingdom of heaven is like…” Could you take up the work of fostering the growth of God’s Kingdom as a priest, a deacon or a religious?   Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell, by phone (01698 423044) or email him at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, or  email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk,  or see their website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

PRESS RELEASE on comments from the Bishops Conference of Scotland on the New Hate Crime Bill – the freedom to disagree must be protected, say Scotland’s Bishops  – See the Latest News Page of our Website for details.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS          

16th Sunday of the Year, A

19th July 2020

THEME

MASSES

All Saints Church:

Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m. All Saints Church

Saturday:  4.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday:     10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m

+ + + + + + + + +

St. Stephen’s Church

Saturday:  5.30 p.m.     Vigil Mass

Sunday:     12.15 p.m.

Details of how to book online to attend Mass in either St. Stephen’s Church or All Saints Church, are on  the Latest News Page of our website.

+ + + + + + + + +

Masses will be streamed

each weekday Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.  No Mass on Saturday, and

at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday  10.30 a.m.  and 5.30 p.m. on Sunday, from All Saints Church,

on our YouTube channel, Parish of the Most Blessed Trinity.

THEME:

First reading;  Wisdom 12: 13. 16-19

God rules with justice and expects us to be merciful to others.

Second Reading: Romans 8: 26-27

The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness.

Gospel:  Matthew 13: 24-43The kingdom of heaven is likened to good seed being sown in the field, the potential in a tiny mustard seed, and the yeast in the dough.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD              

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy

https://youtu.be/-VG8HFXCtgY

CHURCHES OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Please find the link below to the video guide explaining the hygiene procedures for church reopening. https://youtu.be/mOY64wEMFF0.

 ALL SAINTS CHURCH will open for private prayer from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times.

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH will open from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times,

FEAST DAYS

Tuesday 21st:               St. Lawrence of Brindisi.

Wednesday 22nd            St. Mary Magdalene.

Thursday 23rd                   St. Bridget of Sweden

Saturday 25th                   St. James

PASTORAL LETTER

A Pastoral Letter has been received from Bishop Toal, which we have been asked to place on our website and on social Media.  You can find it on the Latest News section of our website and on our Twitter account @rcblesstrinity.

VOCATIONS

“The Kingdom of heaven is like…” Could you take up the work of fostering the growth of God’s Kingdom as a priest, a deacon or a religious? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Charles O’Farrell, by phone (01698 423044) or email me at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk, email Priests for  Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS          

14th Sunday of the Year, A

5th July 2020

+ + + + + + + + +

THEME

First reading:  Zechariah 9: 9-10

The Messiah’s coming makes our hearts and souls rejoice, for he humbles himself to share our life.

Second Reading: Romans 8: 9. 11-13

We are spiritual people who belong to Christ and are filled with his Spirit.

The writer speaks of a life poured out like a libation.

Gospel:  Matthew 11: 25-30

The Lord calls us to come to him, that we may find rest for our souls.

Mass will be streamed live

You can access our You Tube channel on Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m.  each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

 

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy https://youtu.be/MoKRs__VuVw

FEAST DAYS

Thursday 9th                Our Lady of Aberdeen

Saturday 11th               St. Benedict

CHURCHES OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Please find the link below to the video guide explaining the hygiene procedures for church reopening. https://youtu.be/mOY64wEMFF0.

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH will open for private prayer from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times.

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH will open from

Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times

SEA SUNDAY:

Next Sunday, 12th July,  is Sea Sunday when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea.

VOCATIONS

“Come to me all you who labour and are over-burdened and I will give you rest.” God continues to care for his people in various ways, especially through the pastoral

care offered by priests, deacons and religious. Could you take up a share in this work? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Charles O’Farrell,

tel: 01698 423044 or email me at frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk

OR email office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website (Priests for Scotland) or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS          

12th Sunday of the Year, A

21st June 2020

THEME

First reading:  Jeremiah 20: 10-13

Jeremiah begs God to grant him peace from the enemies who are whispering against him.

Second Reading Romans 5: 12-15

As through one person, Adam, sin entered the world, so through one person, Jesus, grace has abounded even more.

Gospel:  Matthew 10: 26-33

Jesus urges us not to fear; in the Father’s sight, the very hairs of our head are numbered.

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m.  each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel on

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

 

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD

Below is the link to this week’s children’s liturgy https://youtu.be/60z7IZE_vHA.

FEAST DAYS

Monday 24th:                           St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More.

Wednesday 26th                      The Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

Saturday 27th                          St. Cyril of Alexandria.

Sunday 28th                             St. Peter and St. Paul.

MASS WILL BE TELEVISED from St. Augustine’s Church, Coatbridge,

TODAY SUNDAY, 21st June, at 12 noon.

BBC Scotland Channel 9, Freeview.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all Fathers.

 VOCATIONS: “I have committed my cause to you.” Could you dedicate your life to God and his people, as a priest, a deacon or in religious life? Call your Diocesan Vocations Director, see details below,  email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages, PFS or VocationNetworkScotland.

Father Charles O’Farrell has been appointed as Vocations Director for Motherwell Diocese.  His contact details are:

phone (01698 423044) or email  frofarrell@rcdom.org.uk.

CHURCHES RE-OPENING FOR

PRIVATE PRAYER

Please find the link below to the video guide explaining the hygiene procedures for church reopening. https://youtu.be/mOY64wEMFF0.

As from Monday 22nd June,

ALL SAINTS CHURCH will open for private prayer from

Monday-Saturday between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. and

And between  4.00 p.m.  and 7.00 p.m.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times.

  1. STEPHEN’S CHURCH will open from

Monday-Saturday between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. and

And between  4.00 p.m.  and 7.00 p.m.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS                                                                                      

5th Sunday of Easter, Year A

10th May 2020

THEME

First reading: Acts: 6: 1-7

The focus is on building the Church and working together to build God’s

kingdom.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 2: 4-9

Peter tells God’s people they are living stones, chosen by God and

precious to God.

Gospel: John 14: 1-12

Jesus gives his farewell address at the Last Supper with his disciples.

He tells them that he will be with them only a little while longer

and is going to prepare a place for them.

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m. each Sunday, from All Saints Church.

THE ROSARY WILL BE STREAMED LIVE

Every day at 6.00 p.m. during the month of May from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel on

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: The Diocesan Religious Education Team has prepared material for each Sunday. You can access this on You Tube by clicking on the following link:

Fifth Sunday of Easter Children”s Liturgy

https://youtu.be/Pgxf1lOJLkw

DAY OF PRAYER FOR HUMANITY: Thursday, 14 May 2020 has been proposed as a Day of prayers, fasting and works of charity for the good of

all humanity. Further information regarding this can be found on the News

page of our website.

FEAST DAYS:   Thursday 14th:  St. Matthias

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD:  Thursday 21st May 2020.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:

Those who wish to make a donation as is your collection may do so at:

Account Name:  Holy Trinity & All Saints Church.

Sort Code:           83 17 13

Account No:       00178426.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING

AND STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

Please remember this situation won’t last forever and hopefully we will be back to normal service soon.

I am praying for your all

Father Hughes

DAILY ANGELUS CHALLENGE: can be accessed on You Tube by clicking on the following links:

Daily Angelus video Day 7

https://youtu.be/RjHrSAGvTcQ

Daily Angelus video Day 8

https://youtu.be/XD4qqTyQa4Y

Daily Angelus video Day 9

https://youtu.be/pa2BE3JAcPI

Daily Angelus video Day 10

https://youtu.be/WqlJawaNxlM

Daily Angelus video Day 11

https://youtu.be/soAnPOYiCWI


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS                                                                                      

4th Sunday of Easter, Year A

3rd May 2020

THEME

First reading: Acts: 2: 14, 36-41

God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ.’

Second Reading:   2 Peter 20-25

You had gone astray like sheep but now you have come back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

Gospel: John 10: 1-10

I am the gate of the sheepfold

____________________________________________________

Mass will be streamed live

Each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m. No Mass on Saturday,

And at 10.30 a.m.   each Sunday from All Saints Church.

THE ROSARY WILL BE STREAMED LIVE

Every day at 6.00 p.m. during the month of May from All Saints Church.

You can access our You Tube channel ot

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZG1uYZr7QZLPtuc9ofZA

______________________________________________________

 

ANGELUS:

Take part in the Daily Diocesan Angelus Challenge!!!

Our RE team have launched a new initiative for the month of May, Our Lady’s month, encouraging everyone to pray the Angelus every day! Every school day in May, a new Angelus video will be posted on Twitter and Facebook for schools to join in the Daily Diocesan Angelus Challenge. These will be led by children, teachers, and priests from across the Diocese. You can also download a record card here. Get involved! You can access on the Diocese of Motherwell website by clicking on the picture or clicking the link https://youtu.be/P2Lw3p1Z1pw

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:

Those who wish to make a donation as is your collection may do so at:

Account Name:  Holy Trinity & All Saints Church.

Sort Code:           83 17 13

Account No:       00178426.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING

AND STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

Please remember this situation won’t last forever and hopefully we will be back to normal service soon.

I am praying for your all

Father Hughes

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: The Diocesan Religious Education Team has prepared material for each Sunday. You can access this on You Tube.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS        

Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for those

discerning a call to priesthood or religious life. Is that you? Speak

to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at

office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more information.

Please pray the Rosary today for Vocations, particularly to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.   You are also asked

to pray for our present seminarians who have had to return home at the present time from Rome and Oscott because of

the virus.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A

26th April 2020

 

THEME                                                                                                                              

First reading   Acts 2:14,22-33

God raised this man Jesus to life, and all of us are witnesses to this

Second Reading   1 Peter 1:17-21

Your ransom was paid in the precious blood of Christ

Gospel   Luke 24:13-35

They recognised him at the breaking of bread

 

BULLETIN: Our bulletin is now on Twitter, as well as our website.

You can find it on our Twitter Account:         @rcblesstrinity.

VOCATIONS:

Could you be one who helps others “recognise Jesus at the breaking of bread,” the Mass, by explaining Scripture and offering the sacrifice as His priest? Speak to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScostland).

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 

Those who wish to make a donation as is your collection may do so at:

Account Name:  Holy Trinity & All Saints Church.

Sort Code:           83 17 13

Account No:       00178426.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING

AND STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

Please remember this situation won’t last forever and hopefully we will be back to normal service soon.

I am praying for your all

Father Hughes

 

Scottish Bishops contest law allowing early abortions from home

The Bishops of Scotland criticise the country’s Health Minister for making early abortion medication available by post to women confined to their homes due to the coronavirus. The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert, sent a powerful letter to Scotland’s Health Minister, Jeane Freeman, on 23 April. He characterises the government’s actions as the “trivialisation” of abortion.

His criticism comes shortly after the decision of Scotland’s Government to allow women to undergo an early abortion from home, after a telephone or video consultation.

Full details of Biishop Gilbert’s letter can be found on the Vatican website at https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: The Diocesan Religious Education Team has prepared material for each Sunday. You can access this on You Tube by clicking on the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWzAOpU6h4U&t=11s

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN

AND ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year A

19th April 2020

 

THEME;                                                                                                                                    

First reading: Acts: 2: 42-47

The faithful all lived together and owned everything in common

Second Reading:   1 Peter 1: 3-9

You did not see Christ, yet you love Him.

Gospel: John 20: 19-31

Eight days later Jesus came again and stood among them. 

MASS WILL BE STREAMED LIVE at  10.30 a.m.

each Sunday from All Saints Church.

VOCATIONS

Could you be called to help our parishes be “faithful to the apostles’ teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread and the prayers,” like those early Christians as a diocesan priest, a deacon or religious? Speak to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland).

SCIAF:

Donations to SCIAF will again be matched by the UK Government. You can donate online by going to their website at www.sciaf.org.uk and clicking on the donate button.

PRIEST SCHOOL:

Documentary featuring rare, unique and exceptional access to the inner workings, personnel, seminarians and history of the oldest Scottish institution abroad –

Il Pontificio College Scozzese (the Scots College in Rome.)

Over the course of a year, this programme documents inspiration, celebration and ordination. Narrated by Scottish-Italian actress Daniela Nardini.

BBC Scotland Channel 9, Sky Channel 115,Freesat Channel 106 and Virgin Media Channel 108.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: The Diocesan Religious Education Team has prepared material for each Sunday. You can access this on You Tube by typing https://youtu.be/BerandFtV4w.

POPE FRANCIS SETS UP EMERGENCY FUND in response to the Coronavirus crisis to support ongoing missionary work throughout the world. The Holy Father set up the special fund via the Pontifical Mission Societies—his official charity for overseas mission—of which Missio Scotland is the Scottish branch. The funds will be directed to communities who have been hit hardest by the global pandemic.

The
Emergency Fund will be used to accompany impacted communities in mission
countries and territories via Church structures and institutions. Contributions using the reference COVID-19 can
be made to:

Missio Scotland

Account No. 14036020

Sort Code 83-17-13

To learn more about the work of Missio Scotland you
can like us on Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/missioscotland, and follow us on Twitter:
@Missio_Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

EASTER SUNDAY, Year A

5th April 2020

THEME:

First reading: Acts 10:34,37-43

‘We have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection’

Second Reading: Colossians 3: 1-4

“Look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is”

Gospel: John 20: 1-9

He must rise from the dead.

LIVE STREAMING OF EASTER SUNDAY

MASS from our church will take place

at 10.30 a.m. TODAY

 

VOCATIONS

“Do not be afraid! Go and tell my brothers…!” Perhaps these words are being spoken to you today as you celebrate the resurrection. Share your faith! Do not be afraid! The world needs you! Visit our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more information.

EASTER GREETINGS

Father Hughes wishes everyone

A holy and happy Easter

 

EASTER MESSAGE

 

As Christians celebrate Easter this year, we are thinking of the suffering inflicted upon us by the Covid-19 Virus. It is a dreadful time for the whole world and our thoughts are with all who have caught the virus and their loved ones. We are grateful for the dedication and courage of those caring for the sick and the vulnerable, and all who are providing the essential services we all rely on. It is hard to find hope, but our celebration of Easter encourages us to have such a hope – a hope that we will recover, and that life will be better again. For Christians we find our hope in Jesus Christ, who having suffered a terrible death on the cross rose again to new life and promised us a share in eternal life. In such a time of crisis we cling on to this faith and reach out to Our Lord in our need. Although we have not been able this year to celebrate these precious days for our faith in our churches, we have sought the Lord and felt his presence strongly within and among us. In the Church’s faith in Jesus, risen from the dead, I wish everyone a Happy Easter, as we seek God’s blessing on us all and our world in our present need.

+Joseph Toal

Bishop of Motherwell

SCOTBLOOD

Sir John Wilson town Hall, Stirling Street, Airdrie

On Sunday 19th April between 12.00 and 3.30 p.m.

Airdrie – Book an appointment to give blood. This session is now run by appointment. You can make an appointment to give blood using our online donor account – simply click the blue ‘online booking’ button to create an account, then follow instructions to search, book, view and cancel appointments. Alternatively, you can call us on 0345 90 90 999 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm), or email nss.snbtsenquiry@nhs.net.

GIVE BLOOD.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

PALM SUNDAY, Year A

5TH April 2020

The Procession

with Palms Gospel

Matthew 21:1-11
     at the mass –

1st Reading

Isaiah 50:4-7
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
2nd Reading Philippians 2:6-11
Verse Before the Gospel Philippians 2:8-9
Gospel Matthew 26:14-27:66

SCIAF

This year the SCIAF WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE Appeal has received UK Aid Match. This means that all public donations up until 20th May to the appeal will be doubled by the UK Government. Please give generously to SCIAF.

Vocations

“The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue.”

Jesus gave everything out of love for us. Are you being called to reflect the Master’s sacrifice by offering yourself as a priest, a deacon or religious?

Speak to your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see their website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for advice.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES BEING CELEBRATED BY

POPE FRANCIS

5 April 2020             Palm Sunday Mass and Angelus

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 09.00 – 10.15 approximately

9 April 2020               Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 16.00 – 17.00 approximately

10 April 2020           Good Friday

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 16.00 – 17.15 approximately

10 April 2020              Good Friday

Way of the Cross from the Sagrato of St. Peter’s Basilica

Celebration Time 19.00 – 20.15 approximately

11 April 2020             Easter Vigil

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 19.00 – 20.30 approximately

12 April 2020            Mass of Easter Sunday

followed by the Holy Father’s Easter Message

and Blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’

Saint Peter’s Basilica Altar of the Cathedra

Celebration Time 09.00 – 10.15 approximately

SCOTBLOOD

The blood transfusion service will be in Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Airdrie

  • On Sunday 19 Apr 2020                                    14.00==17.30

  • Monday 20 Apr 2020                                        14:00 –17.30

GIVE BLOOD.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

5th Sunday of Lent, Year A

29th Marc

First Reading:

Ezekiel 37:12-14″I shall put my spirit in you and you shall live,

Second Reading:

Romans 8: 8-1

“The spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in  you”

Gospel

John 11: 1-45

“I am the resurrection and the life”.

.

CHURCH CLOSURES

On the instructions of Bishop Toal all churches are to be closed from

Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES:

St Patrick’s Shieldmuir & St Thomas’ Wishaw
Streams live daily Masses at 10am.
On Sunday: Vigils 4.30pm, 6pm; Sunday Morning 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm (Polish).
Masses steamed on Parish Facebook page:
St Patrick’s R.C Church Shieldmuir, Wishaw
St Augustine’s, Coatbridge:
1. Live daily Mass at 10am on www.churchservices.tv/coatbridge (This is also available on the Church Services app which can be downloaded onto phones, computers, tablets or on TV using a Roku or Amazon Fire stick)
2. They also have a new online Catholic channel featuring recordings of daily Mass, the rosary, Angelus, devotions, prayers and other programs. This can be accessed by visiting: www.staugustines.tv

ONLINE PRAYER RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE AT

www.rcdom.org.uk, Motherwell Diocese website, which includes fun activities for children as well.
universalis.com, the website of Universalis,
Lent in Isolation, a more active kind of spiritual resource for people who cannot go out to church.
Audio instructions are available for blind people who want to use Universalis with VoiceOver on the iPhone. The  first recordingconcentrates on getting into the app and going to the Rosary page. The instructions can be found as part of a blog post at https://universalis.wordpress.com/2020/03/22/praying-the-rosary/

Children’s Liturgy online for the 5th Sunday of Lentcan be accessed at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMusma8XwXY

SCIAF

GIVE, REFLECT, ACT WITH SCIAF

Your donations, prayers and actions make a real and lasting difference to families in the DR Congo. You can learn more about them and about SCIAF’s work by visiting their website www.sciaf.org.uk

Vocations

“Lazarus, here! Come out!” The Lord’s voice can rarely be ignored. Do you hear him calling you to come out into the light and take a step towards priesthood or religious life? Call your Vocations Director, email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk, or see our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for more information.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

4th Sunday of Lent, Year A

22nd March 2020

 

 

HOLY MASS will not be celebrated until further notice.

The church will be open every day from 9.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m. for people to make private visits.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT on Friday evenings is postponed until further notice.

THE HALL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

OUR BULLETIN IS AVAILABLE ONLINE.

 

THEME

First Reading: 1 Samuel 16: 6-7. 10-14

 

God gives Samel a special insight to choose Jesse’s son David.

Second Reading: Ephesians 5: 8-14

God has brought us out of darkness so we can live in the light of the Lord.

Gospel: John 9: 1-41

A blind man is healed and, in the face of opposition, comes to faith by seeing Jesus as his Saviour.

FEAST DAYS:

Wednesday 25th: The Annunciation of the Lord.

SCIAF: MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN

WITH YOUR WEE BOX : Packs available at each entrance

There will be a special collection for SCIAF next weekend. Bishop Toal encourages parishioners to continue filling the WEE BOXES and make online donations via www.sciaf.org.uk. The donations will be vital this year and donations, which can be made up until 20th May, will benefit from UK Government Match Aid, whereby every £1 donated is worth £2.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Saturday 28th March, JUMBLE SALE,

Bottle Tombola. Great Prizes.

All saints Church Hall. Starts 10.30 a.m.

 

Friday 24th April ,   Prize Bingo. Tickets £2 (tea included).  Doors open 7.00 p.m. Eyes Down 7.30 p.m. in All Saints Church Hall,

DUE TO THE HALL BEING CLOSED BOTH THESE EVENTS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Newman Association:  The March meeting has been postponed.

The RCIA Lenten Retreat, planned for Thursday 2nd April in the

Xavier Centre at Carfin, has been cancelled.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND ACTION

This Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, all churches are called to a National Day of Prayer and Action. At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.

At 7pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.

HALL CLOSURE: Due to the hall being closed the Tuesday Club,

Pilates and Irsih Dancing will not take place until further notice.

 

 

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY to all mothers.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A

8th March  2020 

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 12: 1-4

Abraham is called by the Lord to leave his home and travel to

a new land where he and his descendants will be blessed.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1: 8-10

St. Paul had to bear hardships for the sake of the Gospel, relying on

the power of God, and invites us to be willing to do the same.

Gospel: Matthew 17: 1-9

Jesus is transfigured in heavenly glory, along with the prophets

Moses and Elijah.

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 10th: St. John Ogilvie

SPECIAL COLLECTION: There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for the Sick and

Retired Priests’ Fund.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND:

BREAKFAST MORNING TODAY. Come and enjoy your breakfast being made for you, and treat yourself to some home-baking with our tea/coffee.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 24th April , 7.30 p.m. in All Saints Church Hall,

Prize Bingo. Tickets £2 (tea included).

SCIAF: MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN

WITH YOUR WEE BOX : Packs available at each entrance.

By giving, reflecting and acting with SCIAF during Lent, your parish

is helping people around the World 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 on Sunday 22nd March 2020.

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY 

Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls

aged 3+ in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and

competition.

Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further           information.

 

Afternoon tea for Malawi, in

All Saints Hall on Saturday 14th March

12.00—3.00 p.m. Tickets £8 now on sale.

Why not treat your mum as a pre-Mother’s day treat?


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

1st Sunday of Lent, Year A

1st March  2020 

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 2: 7-9; 3: 1-7

A way to lie is to tell people what they want to hear, for pride

makes us gullible.

Second Reading: Romans 9: 12-19

Death entered the world through sin; God’s life entered the world through Jesus.

Gospel: Matthew 4: 1-11

Friends do not use each other, but if he cannot make us deny God, Satan wishes us to use God, so we will not be friends with God.

FEAST DAYS:

Wednesday 4th: St. Casimir

Saturday 7th: St. Perpetua and St. Felicity.

SCIAF: MAKE BIG CHANGES HAPPEN WITH

YOUR WEE BOX

Thousands of women and girls in the DR Congo need your help right now. Today, many thousands of women and girls continue to be left injured, traumatised and in urgent need of assistance. For more information about SCIAF’s Lent campaign please go to www.sciaf.org.uk or call 0141 354 5555.

SCIAF Boxes are available at each entrance.

World Day of Prayer

You are invited to come to celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer in All Saints Church on Friday 6th March 2020 at

7.00 p.m.

The theme this year is “Rise, take your mat and walk”.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND:

BREAKFAST MORNING in March is on 8th March, (the 2nd Sunday)         as there is a Christening on the 1st Sunday.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION: There will be a special collection at all

Masses next weekend for the Sick and Retired Priests’ Fund.

The Annual Public Rosary in Honour of St John Ogilvie will take place at Glasgow Tolbooth, the site of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, on Sunday 8th March at 3.00 pm.

 

Make or update your Will and support

St. Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March 2020.  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 lornamccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.uk.

VOCATIONS:

Christopher Morris, who is a seminarian at St Mary’s, Oscott, will be installed into the Ministry of Lector in Oscott on 24th March.

George Frame, a candidate for the permanent diaconate, received

Candidacy for Holy Orders last week in St Francis Xavier Church,

Carfin, where he is carrying out pastoral and liturgical training.

George will be ordained as a permanent deacon in St Patrick’s,

Coatbridge, on 22nd August this year.

Please remember them in your prayers.

NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST. PEREGRINE, Patron Saint of Cancer

Sufferers, at 7.00 p.m. on Thursdays 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th March, and 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th April, in St..Mary’s Church, Raploch Road, Larkhall,

ML9 1AN.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

7th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR, Year A

23rd February 2020

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: Leviticus 19: 1-2. 17-18

The Lord commissions his people to imitate him in holiness, and shows

that love is the heart of both divine and human law.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3: 16-23

The heart of St. Paul’s teaching is the indwelling of the Trinity within us.

Here he uses the illustration of our bodies being temples of the Holy Spirit.

Gospel: Matthew 5: 38-48

Jesus renews the call to holiness and shows some of the practical

applications necessary.

FEAST DAYS:

ASH WEDNESDAY: is on 28th February 2020 and is a

day of fast and abstinence.

Masses at: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION:

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday.

CONFIRMATION CARDS are on sale in the

Repository at the front of the Church

World Day of Prayer

You are invited to come to celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer in All Saints Church on Friday 6th March 2020 at

7.00 p.m.

The theme this year is “Rise, take your mat and walk”.

PRO-LIFE MASS in St. Augustine’s Church is on Tuesday 25th February (Shrove Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Celebrant: Fr. J. Travers.

Pancakes in the Parish Centre after Holy Mass.

The Day of Prayer for Victims of Abuse is on Friday

28th February.   Bishop Toal will celebrate Stations of the Cross in the

Cathedral, Motherwell, at 7.00 p.m.

MISSION AND EVANGELISATION, DIOCESE OF MOTHERWELL

Four Lenten Sessions of Contemplative Prayer on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2020 in the Xavier Centre, Carfin 7.15—9.00 p.m.

ALL WELCOME.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND:

BREAKFAST MORNING in March is on 8th March, (the 2nd Sunday) as there is a Christening on the 1st Sunday.

 

PRO-LIFE MASS in St. Augustine’s Church is on Tuesday 25th February (Shrove Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Celebrant: Fr. J. Travers.

Pancakes in the Parish Centre after Holy Mass.

The Day of Prayer for Victims of Abuse is on Friday

28th February.   Bishop Toal will celebrate Stations of the Cross in the

Cathedral, Motherwell, at 7.00 p.m.

MISSION AND EVANGELISATION, DIOCESE OF MOTHERWELL

Four Lenten Sessions of Contemplative Prayer on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2020 in the Xavier Centre, Carfin 7.15—9.00 p.m.

ALL WELCOME.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND:

BREAKFAST MORNING in March is on 8th March, (the 2nd Sunday) as there is a Christening on the 1st Sunday.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 14th March

12.00—3.00 p.m. Tickets £8

Afternoon tea for Malawi, in

All Saints Hall.

Why not treat your mum as a pre-Mother’s day treat?

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY 

Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ in

All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition.

Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further information.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

6th Sunday of the Year, Year A

16th February 2020

 

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 15: 15-20

We are taught to keep the commandments, for behaving faithfully is within our power.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 6-10

Paul warns believers against basing their faith on human wisdom instead of God’s wisdom.

Gospel: Matthew 5: 17-37

Jesus did not reject the Jewish scriptures but brought them back to basics: love of God and of neighbour. Our lives should reflect this love.

FEAST DAYS:

Saturday 22nd Chair of St. Peter the Apostle.

ASH WEDNESDAY: is on 28th February 2020 and is a

day of fast and abstinence.

CONFIRMATION: Please remember in your

prayers the children of All Saints Primary, who will

receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday.

World Day of Prayer

You are invited to come to celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer in All Saints Church on Friday 6th March 2020 at

7.00 p.m.

The theme this year is “Rise, take your mat and walk”.

PRO-LIFE MASS in St. Augustine’s Church is on Tuesday 25th February (Shrove Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Celebrant: Fr. J. Travers.

Pancakes in the Parish Centre after Holy Mass.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: On Saturday 22nd February the 40 Days for Life

Lenten Prayer and Fasting Vigil for an end to abortion will commence with celebration of Holy Mass at 1.00 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. The 40 days for Life Vigil will then take place as before from Ash Wednesday 26th February from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. each day outside the Hardgate Road entrance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The Vigil will close on Palm Sunday 5th April at the Queen Elizabeth

University Hospital Further information from: Ogilvie1615@outlook.com.

MISSION AND EVANGELISATYION, DIOCESE OF MOTHERWELL

Four Lenten Sessions of Contemplative Prayer on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2020 in the Xavier Centre, Carfin 7.15—9.00 p.m.

ALL WELCOME.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND: The breakfast morning last Sunday raised the sum of £76.15. Thank you to all who supported it.

The Day of Prayer for Victims of Abuse is on Friday

28th February.   Bishop Toal will celebrate Stations of the Cross in the

Cathedral, Motherwell, at 7.00 p.m.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD, Year A

26th January 2020

 

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: Malachi 3: 1-4

Malachi prepares the way for today’s feast, the Lord will enter his temple.

Second Reading: Hebrews: 2: 14-18

Jesus has come to confront the powers of evil.

Gospel: Luke 2: 12-40

Joseph and Mary fulfil the requirements of the Law and present Jesus in the Temple. It provides an opportunity for two aged people who have remained attentive to God to speak prophetically about this child as the salvation of         all the nations.

FEAST DAYS:

Monday 3rd: St. Blaise.

Wednesday 5th: St. Agatha.

Thursday 6th: St. Paul Miki and Companions.

CONFIRMATION CARDS are on sale in the

Repository at the front of the Church.

CUBS have resumed in All Saints Primary on

Fridays from 7.00 —9.00 p.m.   Age 8 upwards.

New members welcome.

VOCATIONS

Today is the World Day of Consecrated Life. Pray for our religious sisters and brothers and pray that many will join them in their dedicated service of the Church. Could that mean you? Speak to your Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk or visit our website or Facebook   pages: PFS or Vocation Network Scotland.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

BREAKFAST MORNING TODAY

after 10.30 a.m. Mass.

Come and enjoy your breakfast, tea/coffee and maybe even some home-baking.

PENNIES IN JARS: total amount collected to date £23,829.54

Thank you for your generosity.

LOVE LIFE, LOVE LIBRARIES—HEALTH & WELLBEING WEEK

3rd—8th February 2020

 

Get informed—The Legal 6 Must Dos

A free 45 minute talk every Scot over 50 should attend. It will

cover Power of Attorney, Wills, Advance Directive, Equity Release, Plan ahead for Care Costs and Legal Aid.

Wednesday 5th February 2.30—3.30 p.m. Airdrie Lbrary, Wellwynd, Airdrie.

 

Therapet Visit, Coatbridge Library,

Saturday 8th February

2.00-3.00 p.m. For ages 5-12

A short talk on “Children and Dogs” which will teach children how to behave around dogs, a chance to read aloud to the dog, give it cuddles and treats.

Places limited so booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of the Year, Year A

26th January 2020

 

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 8: 23—9:3

Isaiah looks forward to a day when the people that have walked in darkness

will have seen a great light.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-13. 17

Paul appeals for reconciliation between the divided groups in Corinth.

Gospel: Matthew 4: 12-23

Jesus fulfils the prophecy of Isaiah and begins his public ministry by calling his first disciples to follow him in proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom.

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 28th January:                    St. Thomas Aquinas.

Friday 31st January:                         St John Bosco

Sunday 2nd February:                     The Presentation of the Lord.

 

 

CALENDARS are available at each entrance. Please take one.

 

 

CONFIRMATION CARDS are on sale in the

Repository at the front of the Churc

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 or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or

e-mail info@stmargaretsadoption.org.uk.

VOCATIONS

Today has been named “Word of God Sunday”. Love the Scriptures! Share the message! Preach the Gospel! Why not serve God’s people and his word as a priest or consecrated person? Speak to your Vocations Director, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk or visit our website or Facebook pages: PFS or Vocation Network Scotland.

WORLD DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE will be celebrated in the Church on Sunday, February 2, 2020 and in parishes on the weekend of February 1-2, 2020.   Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK on Tuesday 11th February 2020, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, was made by Pope St. John Paul II.

We are asked to pray for all who are sick, connecting with the prominent place given to sick people in Lourdes.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020,  on 27th January is international  Holocaust Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of others killed under Nazi  persecution and those massacred in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. This year we remember the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and 25th anniversary of the atrocities of Srebrenica in Bosnia.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of the Year, Year A

19th January 2020

 

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: 3. 5-6

In this, the second of the “Servant Songs”, a mysterious servant is called to be a light to the nations.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 1-3

At the start of his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul sends greetings to “the holy people of Jesus Christ”.

Gospel: John 1: 29-34.

John the Baptist points to Jesus as the one who “existed before me” and who is to “baptise with the Holy Spirit”.

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 21st: St. Agnes

Friday 24th: St. Francis de Sales

Saturday 25th: The Conversion of St. Paul

CALENDARS are available at each entrance. Please take one.

 

MONTHS’ MIND MASS:

The month’s mind Mass for Fr. Martin O’Keefe and Fr. John Breslin will take place on Thursday 30th January 2020 at 7.00 p.m. in the

Cathedral, Motherwell. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Toal.

NEWMAN ASSOCIATION

Newman Association: “The Ethical Dimension of Educational Provision and Research” A talk by Professor Lindsay Paterson, The Ogilvie Centre,

St Aloysius’ Church, Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE at 7.30pm on

Thursday 30th January 2020.  All welcome.

Non-members: donation £3 – includes refreshments.

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 or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or

e-mail info@stmargaretsadoption.org.uk.

 

RAISE THE ROOF FUND—LOTTERY WINNERS

NOVEMBER DECEMBER
1st Helen Haggerty Ann Hannaway
2nd Mary Martin James Kennedy
3rd Patricia O’Rourke Theresa McGroarty

 

VOCATIONS

  • When people pray for vocations they are often hoping that someone else will answer the call. What about you? Have you considered that you may have a vocation to the diocesan priesthood?
  • Is prayer and worship an important and regular part of your life?
  • Would you like to express your love of God through a life of service to His people?
  • Have you found yourself thinking of becoming a priest?

If you can answer “YES” to these questions then why not explore further? Speak to your Parish Priest


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

The Baptism of the Lord, Year A

12th January 2020

 

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 41: 1-4. 6-7

Isaiah offers a beautiful description of the Messiah, who comes to serve the cause of right and bring healing to humanity.

Second Reading: Acts 10: 34-38

St. Peter tells a Roman soldier, whom he baptised, how Jesus had gone about doing good and healing.

Gospel: Matthew 3: 13-17

Jesus, at his baptism, receives the Holy Spirit and is proclaimed to be God’s   beloved Son.

FEAST DAYS:

Monday 13th: St. Kentigern.

Friday 17th: St. Anthony

 

CALENDARS are available at each entrance. Please take one.

 

VOCATIONS: “I have called you to serve the cause of right” What is your call? How will you serve the Lord and his people? Speak to your Vocations Director about priesthood or religious life, or email Priests for Scotland at office@pfs.org.uk or visit our website or Facebook pages: PFS or Vocation Network Scotlan

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE are opening a wonderful new

Home and Design Store in Airdrie town centre at the old “Burton’s site at

89 South Bridge Street.

Volunteers are needed . Can you spare a few hours each week?

Till operators, stock sorters, visual merchandisers, customer service assistants and delivery co-ordinators are all needed.

 

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY begins on Saturday 18th January.   The theme this year is “Unusual Kindness”.

Hospitality is a much needed virtue in our search for Christian unity. It calls us to a greater generosity to those in need. The people who showed unusual         kindness to Paul and his companions did not yet know Christ, and yet it is through their unusual kindness that a divided people were drawn closer           together. Our own Christian unity will be discovered not only through             showing hospitality to one another, but also through loving encounters with those who do not share our language, culture or faith. In such tempestuous journeys and chance encounters, God’s will for his Church and all people comes to fulfilment. As Paul will proclaim in Rome, this salvation of God has been sent to all peoples (see Acts 28:28).

MONTHS’ MIND MASS:

The month’s mind Mass for Fr. Martin O’Keefe and Fr. John Breslin will take place on Thursday 30th January 2020 at 7.00 p.m. in the

Cathedral, Motherwell. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Toal.

THE ANNUAL WHITE MASS for Healthcare Professionals and others who work in the health and care sectors will take place in Motherwell Cathedral on Sunday 9th February at 10.30 a.m. followed by refreshments in St. Bride’s Hall. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Toal.

WORLD DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE is on sunday 2nd February 2020.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

The Epiphany of the Lord, Year A

5th January 2020

 

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 light of the Lord’s glory shines out and draws people from all over the world: they come to worship and to praise the Lord.

Second Reading: Ephesians 3: 2-3. 5-6

The writer tells how the non-Jewish nations now share in the same inheritance and promise as the chosen people, through Christ Jesus.

Gospel: Matthew 2: 1-12

The magi, who represent the Gentile nations, come to

Jerusalem as they search for the recently born king of the Jews; they are sent on to Bethlehem, the city of

King David.

 

FEAST DAYS:

Tuesday 7th: St. Raymond of Penyafort.

MONTHS’ MIND MASS for Fr. John Docherty is on Thursday 9th January in

St. Bartholomew’s Church.

CALENDARS are available at each entrance. Please take one.

JUSTICE AND PEACE: This year World Day of Peace and Justice and Peace Sunday is celebrated on 5th January 2020. A collection will be   taken up in all Catholic parishes in Scotland for the work of Justice and Peace Scotland and a letter from Bishop Nolan  will be read. Bishop Nolan picks up on the theme of Pope Francis’ letter for the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Peace-“Peace is a Journey of Hope” which is celebrated on 1st January 2020. The letter will be available to read on the Justice and Peace Scotland website

 

COATBRIDGE COLLEGE INFO EVENING;

This Information Evening will take place at 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.

CRIB DONATIONS will be passed to

St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.

The donations received enables them to support Adoptive families

and to recruit and train new Adopters for children in need of forever families.

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE are opening a wonderful new

Home and Design Store in Airdrie town centre at the old “Burton’s site at

89 South Bridge Street.

Volunteers are needed . Can you spare a few hours each week?

Till operators, stock sorters, visual merchandisers, customer service assistants and delivery co-ordinators are all needed.

 

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY begins on Saturday 18th January.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year A

29th December 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: 2-6. 2-14

It is in the family that we first live out our baptismal calling to love.

Second Reading: Colossians 3: 12-21

Let the message of Christ, in its richness, find a home with you.

Gospel: Matthew 2: 13-15. 19-23

Jesus is called out of Egypt to form a new people of God.

NEW YEAR GREETINGS

Father Hughes wishes everyone

A holy and happy new year.

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.

FEAST DAYS:

Wednesday 1st January 2020: Mary, the Holy Mother of God.

Thursday 2nd January 2020: St. Basil and St. Gregory Nazianzen.

JUSTICE AND PEACE: This year World Day of Peace and Justice and Peace Sunday is celebrated on 5th January 2020. A collection will be taken up in all Catholic parishes in Scotland for the work of Justice and Peace Scotland and a letter from Bishop Nolan  will be read. Bishop Nolan picks up on the theme of Pope Francis’ letter for the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Peace-“Peace is a Journey of Hope” which is celebrated on 1st January 2020. The letter will be available to read on the Justice and Peace Scotland website

 

SISTERS OF ST. ELIXABERTH’S CONVENT, BELARUS have sent a Christmas Card to the parish, which is in the porch.

 

COATBRIDGE COLLEGE INFO EVENING;

This Information Evening will take place at 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.

THANK YOU

To everyone who helped prepare for Christmas.

Thank you to those who cleaned and prepared the Church.

Thank you to those who put up the tree and decorated the Church,

those who read and distributed Holy Communion.

Thank you to the servers.

Most especially thank you

to you all who faithfully and devotedly

come to Holy Mass in this Happy Season.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

4th Sunday of Advent, Year A

22nd December 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 2: 10-14

The Lord gives a sign of his presence with his people, the maiden                 is with child.

Second Reading: Romans 1: 1-7

Jesus was proclaimed Son of God through his resurrection from the dead.

Gospel: Matthew 1: 18-24

Joseph’s dream and God’s dream

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Father Hughes wishes everyone a

Holy and happy Christmas.

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.

The Holy Innocents Mass this year will be celebrated in

St Patrick’s Coatbridge is on 28th December 2019at 10am.

AN EVENING WITH THE SENSATIONAL

ST. PATRICK’S SILVER BAND AN

ST, PATRICK’S CHOIR, SHOTTS

Sunday 22nd December 2019 in All Saints Church,

7.00—9.30 p.m.   Free entry.

Refreshments and Raffle in Church Hall .

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Pope Francis wrote a lovely letter recently to us all from the Shrine of the     Nativity at Greccio, the site of the First Christmas Crib set up by St Francis of Assisi in December 1223. He concluded his reflections on the beauty of the Christmas Crib as follows:

“Dear Brothers and Sisters, the Christmas Crib is part of the precious but   demanding process ofpassing on the faith. Beginning in childhood and at   every stage of our lives, it teaches us to contemplate Jesus, to experience God’s love for us, to feel and believe that God is with us and that we are with him, his children, Brothers and Sisters all. Wegive thanks to that child who is Son of God and Son of the Virgin Mary, and realise that in thisknowledge we find true happiness. Like St Francis may we open our hearts to this simple grace, so that from our wonderment a humble prayer may arise, a prayerof thanksgiving to God, who willed to share with us his all, and thus never to leave us alone.”

In union with our Holy Father I wish you a very happy and holy Christmas, and the peace of Christ in the year ahead.

+Joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell

 

JUSTICE AND PEACE: World Day of Peace is on Sunday

5th January 2020, the feast of the Epiphany. There will be a special collection for Justice and Peace at all Masses that weekend.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A

15th December 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 35: 1-6. 10

The prophet looks forward to a day when those who are blind will see, those who are deaf will hear and those who are lame will “leap like a deer”.

Second Reading: Jlames: 5: 7-10

Be patient, says the writer. Take the example of a farmer waiting for the crop to ripen,. Impatience will not hasten the Lord’s return.

Gospel: Matthew 11: 2-11

In prison and nearing death, John sends messengers to ask who Jesus is; Jesus replies that John must read the signs himself.

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

LAST POSTING DATES FOR

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY:

Wednesday 18 December           2nd Class and 2nd Class signed for.

Friday 20th December 1st Class and Royal Mail tracked 48+.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

PRIZEWINNERS:

Winner of the Sweetie Cake raffle:                    Michael Ross

Winner of the Santa raffle:                                      Ellen Davidson

BRING IN THE BELLS AND 2020

with family and friends

Tuesday 31sr December, Limited places,

Adults £15; Children up to 12 years £7;

includes traditional steak pie

Tickets must be paid for at time of order and

cannot be reserved.

AN EVENING WITH THE SENSATIONAL ST.  PATRICK’S SILVER BAND AND ST. PATRICK’S CHOIR, SHOTTS

    Sunday 22nd December 2019 in All Saints Church,

7.00—9.30 p.m.   Free entry.

Refreshments and Raffle in Church Hall .

PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A

15th December 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 35: 1-6. 10

The prophet looks forward to a day when those who are blind will see, those who are deaf will hear and those who are lame will “leap like a deer”.

Second Reading: Jlames: 5: 7-10

Be patient, says the writer. Take the example of a farmer waiting for the crop to ripen,. Impatience will not hasten the Lord’s return.

Gospel: Matthew 11: 2-11

In prison and nearing death, John sends messengers to ask who Jesus is; Jesus replies that John must read the signs himself.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A

8th December 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: 11: 1-10

The spirit of the Lord will rest on the offspring of Jesse, and he will judge the wretched with integrity.

Second Reading: Romans 15: 4-9

Christ came to bring salvation to all, pagans as well as Jews.

Gospel: Luke 3: 1-12

John the Baptist calls us to prepare the way for the Lord through baptism and repentance.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 9th: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thursday 12th: St. Lucy

Friday 13th: St. John of the Cross.

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

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Motherwell Diocesan Choir presents a Christmas Blessing,

the Christmas Story in word and Carol in St. Andrew’s Airdrie on

Monday 16th December 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

BAMBINELLI SUNDAY: All Masses, 16th December especially 10.30 a.m. Mass.

Over the past number of decades, on the Third Sunday of

Advent (Gaudete Sunday) children and adults bring their Baby Jesus figures from their homes to St Peters Square where they are blessed by the Pope.This year we will celebrate ‘Bambinelli Sunday’ at our Mass on the Third Sunday of

Advent (December 16th). All children and families are  invited to bring the Baby Jesus figure from their homes to be blessed. Families can make their own ‘Bambinelli’ if they wish.

CONFESSIONS: on Saturday14th December in St. Margaret’s, Airdrie,

From 10.00 a.m.

SCIAF CHRISTMAS—-REAL GIFTS THAT CHANGE LIVES

Real gifts provide something vital to our sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and are also a thoughtful gift for someone in your life.

Go to www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts for further information.

AN EVENING WITH THE SENSATIONAL  ST.PATRICK’S SILVER BAND AND ST. PATRICK’S CHOIR, SHOTTS

Sunday 22nd December 2019 in All Saints Church,

7.00—9.30 p.m.   Free entry.

Refreshments and Raffle in Church Hall .


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY  

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

1st Sunday of Advent, Year A

1st December 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 2: 1-5

We climb the mountain of God separately, but we meet at the summit.

Second Reading: Romans 13: 11-14

We are in the night, but we can see the dawn is coming.

Gospel: Luke: 23: 35-43

Pray, think, care, and then you will be awake, ready for God in all things.

FEAST DAYS

 

3rd December St. Francis Xavier

4th December St. John Damascene

7th December St. Ambrose

8th December The 2nd Sunday of Advent

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

PARISH AMALGAMATIONS

Bishop Toal wishes to announce that from this weekend the parishes of St. David’s Plains and St.Mary’s Caldercruix will be amalgamated to form the parish of St. David and St. Mary.

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY enrolling now. Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition. Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further information.

PARISH AMALGAMATIONS Bishop Toal wishes to announce that from this weekend the parishes of St. David’s Plains and St.Mary’s

Caldercruix will be amalgamated to form the parish of St. David and St. Mary.

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY enrolling now. Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition.

Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further information.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

 

CHISTMAS MARKET: Come along to our Christmas Market TODAY 1st December 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

 

Santa will be visiting from 12 noon and

Ruben the Christmas Pony will be there from the start. Take a selfie with Ruben and get your reindeer dust, only £1.50.

 

Enjoy tea/coffee in our café, and buy you Christmas presents at the stalls, treat yourself or win prizes at the Tombola stall, bottle stall etc.

 

 

CHRISTIAN: Thank you to all who supported this event recently. The sum of £845 was raised.

 

 

MAGICAL MAYHEM CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday 7th December , in All Saints Hall.

Tickets £5 now on sale. Visit from Santa.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT:

Motherwell Diocesan Choir presents a Christmas Blessing,

the Christmas Story in word and carol In St. Andrew’s Airdrie on

Monday 16th December 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

 


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

CHRIST THE KING, Year C

24th November 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 Samuel 5: 1-3

The Israelites anoint David as their king and shepherd. He had led them to victory; he was their own flesh and blood; more importantly God had chosen him.

Second Reading: Colossians 1: 12-20

Jesus was first-born of creation and first-born from the dead. Through him and for him all things were created and reconciled. In him all things come to unity and perfection.

Gospel: Luke: 23: 35-43

The crucified Jesus would not save himself; he saved, instead, the criminal at his side who made confession of his sins. Jesus assured im of a place in his             heavenly kingdom.

 

ADVENT:

Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and the start of a new Church year.

Readings will be taken from Year A.

ADVENT CALENDARS, CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS

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

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK:

You are invited to support the work of the Scottish Catholic Education Service and all that it does on behalf of our Church, our young people and our families to promote the positive contribution of Catholic schools in Scotland.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

 

CHISTMAS MARKET:

Come along to our Christmas Market on Sunday 1st Deember 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

Santa will be visiting, Enjoy tea/coffee in our café, and there are lots of stalls for you to treat yourself or win prizes.

ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE

Light Up a Life 2019

“YOU can celebrate the life of someone special and make a difference to the lives of our patients and their loved ones this Christmas. The Hospice is extremely fortunate that North and South Lanarkshire

Council allow us to adopt the Christmas trees in the towns throughout Lanarkshire and people can choose to dedicate a light in memory or in honour of a loved one.

You can sponsor a light in a number of ways:-

Online at www.st-andrews-hospice.com

Visiting one of our Hospice shops;   Visiting the Hospice

By telephoning our Fundraising Department and making a payment over the phone. Please ask for Lorna McCafferty 01236 772087

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend an    

invitation to you to attend our Lighting Up ceremony

in the Hospice grounds on Sunday 1st December, 2019 at 7pm”

 


 

PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

33rd Sunday of the Year, Year C

17th November 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: Malachi 3: 19-20

Harsh words for the wicked who will be left with nothing, but great consolation for those who remain faithful to God.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

A warning to those who will not contribute in any way to the community but who offer constant criticism to all and sundry instead.

Gospel: Luke: 21: 5-19

Nothing can compare with the glory of the Son of Man, in this world or the next. Things in heaven and earth may pass away, but the Son of Man coming in glory will gather his own to himself n the end.

 

FEAST DAYS

Thursday 21st: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Friday 22nd: St. Cecilia

Sunday 24th: Christ the King

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.

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

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK: There will be  a  collection next weekend for Catholic Education Week.

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

 

CHISTMAS MARKET : will be on Sunday 1st December.  

Donations for the tombola stall, bric-a-brac stall, bottle stall,

and items for inclusion in Christmas Hampers, will be gratefully accepted

and can be handed in to the Sacristy. Soft toys accepted for the Adopt-a-soft-toy stall.

LOTTERY WINNERS

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER
1st Paul Donnelly Elizabeth Plunkett
2nd Patricia O’Rourke E. Slaven
3rd Jim Traynor Bessie Armstrong

CONGRATULATIONS.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

32nd Sunday of the Year, Year C

10thNovember 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 Maccabees 7: 1-2. 9-14

No threats will dissuade the seven brothers and their mother from staying faithful to the God in whom they put their trust.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1: 16–3:5

Paul prays for himself and his early converts that the Lord will strengthen and protect them.

Gospel: Luke: 20:27-38

Jesus refuses to be trapped by the specious arguments of the Sadducees but stresses the truth of the resurrection that awaits the children of God.

 

FEAST DAYS

 

Monday 11th: St. Martin of Tours

Tuesday 12th: St. Josaphat

Saturday 16th: St. Margaret

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.

Any money enclosed will be removed  before the lists are placed on the altar.

TODAY IS REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY when we remember

the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces community, the British and Commonwealth veterans, the Allies that fought alongside us and the civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

REMEMBRANCE SONGS OF PRAISE in New St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Church Street, Coatbridge, TODAY, Sunday 10th November at 3.00 p.m.

CARDINAL WINNING LECTURE 2019, Saturday 16th November from

9 a.m. —12 noon, University Chapel and Bute Hall, University of Glasgow. Please register at: https://cardinalwinninglecture2019.eventbrite.co.uk.

PRINCIPAL TEACHER OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, St. Ambrose High School, Coatbridge, being recruited. Further information from

Mrs. Douglas, Head Teacher, on 01236 794896.

Closing date 14th November 2019. Poster in Church porch with further details.

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

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/

RESTORATION FUND

BREAKFAST MORNING: last weekend raised

the sum of £150. Many thanks for your support.  

 

CHRISTIAN: 15th November.

 

CHISTMAS MARKET : will be on Sunday

1st December.  Donations for the tombola stall, bric-a-brac stall, bottle stall, and items for inclusion in Christmas Hampers, will be gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy. Soft toys accepted for the Adopt-a-soft-toy stall.

NO BOOKS OR DVD’S PLEASE.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

31st Sunday of the Year, Year C

3rd November 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 11: 22 — 12:2

The Lord maintains the whole of creation because of his love for all that he has made.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1: 11 — 2:2

Paul prays that the grace of God may complete its work in and through the

community at Thessalonica.

Gospel: Luke: 19: 1-10

Salvation comes to the house of Zacchaeus, the tax collector.

 

FEAST DAYS

Monday 4th: St. Charles Borromeo.

Friday 8th: Blessed John Duns Scotus.

Saturday 9th: The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.

 

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.

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY enrolling now. Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ commence on 4th November in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition. Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further information.

MONKLANDS LIGHT OPERA presents ANNIE,

7th-9th November 2019, Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Airdrie. Tickets £16, £13, £52 family. Tel: 07889 482007.

www.ticketsource.co.uk/monklands-light-opera.

RED WEDNESDAY is an initiative of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the only international Catholic charity dedicated to the support of suffering and persecuted Christians.    It is a day to gather and pray for those who are persecuted for their love of Jesus Christ. Cathedrals,           churches and public buildings around the world will light up in red to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ. An evening with Paul French in aid of the Aid to the Church in Need Red Wednesday Appeal on Thursday 21st November in St. Patrick’s Hall, Coatbridge, starts 8.00 p.m. Tickets £3, available from 07708 882633 or 01236 435989 (bring your own food).

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

BREAKFAST MORNING:          Our new style

breakfast morning starts TODAY after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

CHRISTIAN: 15th November. Doors open 7.00 p.m.

CHISTMAS MARKET: will be on Sunday

1st December.  Donations for the tombola stall,

bric-a-brac stall, bottle stall, and items for inclusion in

Christmas Hampers, will be gratefully accepted and can be handed in to the Sacristy. Soft toys accepted for the

Adopt –a— soft — toy stall.

NO BOOKS AND NO DVD’S.


PARISH OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY    

CHURCHES OF ST. STEPHEN AND

ALL SAINTS

30th Sunday of the Year — YEAR C

27th 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: Ecclesiasticus 35: 12-14. 16-19

The Lord is quick to answer the prayers of those who serve him wholeheartedly.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4: 6-8. 16-18

Paul is confident that his eternal reward is to come soon.

Gospel: Luke: 18: 9-14

The humility of the tax collector is held up by Jesus as an example of true prayer.

 

FEAST DAYS

 

Monday 28th October: Sts. Simon and Jude.

 

Friday 1st November: Solemnity of All Saints is a holyday of   obligation. Masses: Thursday Vigil: 7.30 p.m.; Friday 9.30 a.m.

both All Saints Church.

Friday 10.00 a.m.   St. Stephen’s Church.

Friday 11.00 a.m.   All Saints Primary and St. Stephen’s Primary in

All Saint’s Church.

 

Saturday 2nd November: The Commemoration of All the

Faithful Departed.   Mass at 9.30 a.m. in All Saints 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.

Any money enclosed will be removed  before the lists are placed on the altar.

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LET THE CHIDREN LIVE:

Sincere thanks for your  extremely generous response

to the collection last weekend.

The magnificent sum of £4009 was raised.

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Extraordinary Mission Month and Mission Sunday offer 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 our work in mission countries and territories and are a           concrete way in which you can support the universal Church.   www.missioscotland.com       https://www.facebook.com/missioscotland     Tel: 01236 449774

CELTIC DANCE ACADEMY enrolling now. Irish Dancing Classes for boys and girls aged 3+ commence on 4th November in All Saints Hall. Fun, fitness and competition. Tel: Juli Anne 07519 608292 for further     information.

TUESDAY CLUB OPEN DAY: Thanks to all who               supported the open day. The sum of £557.73 was raised

RAISE THE ROOF FUND/RESTORATION FUND

BREAKFAST MORNING:          Our new style

breakfast morning starts NEXT Sunday

4th November 2019 after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

CHRISTIAN: 15th November. Tickets £7 now on sale. Doors open 7.00 p.m.

 

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

NO BOOKS AND NO DVD’S.


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

JULY AUGUST
1st T. McGroarty R. Bell
2nd I. Fagen A. Canale
3rd A. McGuinness T. 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.</