Our Lady’s High School Former Pupils A reunion dinner [in aid of Our Lady’s High School War Memorial Chapel Appeal Fund] will take place in Dalziel Park Hotel on Thursday 11th December. Drinks reception at 7.15 pm Guest speaker Duncan Cameron. Tickets, priced £30 from Marjory Hughes tel. 013552 23971 or email [email protected] . St. Blane’s Primary School Is your child starting school in August 2015? If you would like to find out more about St. Blane’s during a short visit bring your child along to meet the staff and pupils on Tuesday 25th November 1.00 pm –4.00 pm. Or Thursday 27th November 10.00 am –4.00 pm. Rood Screen Partly due to the success of our funding package for the church renovations Bishop Toal has approved a plan to install a Rood Screen [Calvary] which will be suspended from roof at the front of the sanctuary. We are negotiating to purchase and renovate a screen from a previously closed church in England and will install it in St Joseph’s some time in the New Year. The Calvary has a life size figures of Jesus, with Mary and John at the foot of the cross. The installation will be almost four metres [13 feet] in height. Annual Census The annual census of Mass attendance will be taken at Masses this weekend. St Joseph’s Parish Newsletter St Joseph’s, Mayberry Place, Blantyre. G72 9DA House: 01698 823896 Email: [email protected] web: sjblantyre.org Parish Priest: Rev. Brian Lamb Ph.B. S.T.L. Assistant Priest Rev. Rafal Sobieszuk M. Theol. Deacon Rev. Joseph Dowds The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Charity No. SCO1 11041 9th November 2014 Remembrance Sunday Times of Services Masses + Please Remember in Your Prayers + Recently Dead: Ellen O’Neill 15 Spruce Avenue John Weatherall 73 Craig Street Cornelius Gallagher, Ian Cunningham. Months Minds & Anniversaries Sharon Orr [Houston], Elspeth Rouse, Tobias Murphy, Michael Murphy, Isabell Canning, Frank Cooney, Janey Campaigne, James McAleenan, John & Margaret Cushley, John, Molly & James McDonagh, William Lanaghan, Harry Breslin, Margaret Gorrance, Ann & Frank Innes, Vincent & Helen McGuire, Martin Faulkner, Patrick, Maria & John Mulvanny, Thomas & Frances Kennedy, Christine Hodson, Pat, Annie, Frank & Margaret McQuade, Cathie Robertson, Mina McInally. Vigil 5.00 pm 10.00 am, 12.00 & 6.30 pm Mon –Fri 1.00 pm Thurs— also 7.00 pm Sat 10.00 am Sacrament of Reconciliation Thursday 12.30 am - 12.55 am 6.30 - 6.55 pm Saturday 9.30 - 9.55 am & after Vigil Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday 6.00-6.55 pm All whose names are placed before our altar And all who have lost their lives through War and conflict. “ He was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body.” Church Collection Church Building Fund £1,821.00 £1,562.00 Hall Bookings Anyone wishing to book the church hall is asked to phone 0793 200 1210. Church’s Social Teaching “…. Our faith demands of us a certain sparingness in use [of temporal possessions], and the Church is obliged to live and administer its goods in such a way that the Gospel is proclaimed to the poor. If instead the Church appears to be among the rich and the powerful of this world its credibility is diminished.” Justice in the World, 47 November Lists November Lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Mass is offered each day during November for all whose names are included. Your Mass offering may be included in the envelope as all are opened. Parish Christmas Cards The cards are available for purchase. Single cards are 25p and the pack of four cards is available for 80p. Stall Advent calendars, Christmas cards calendars are now available from the stall. Poppies Poppies and a donations box are available at the back of the church and in the church hall. The monies raised go to support ex-sevicemen and women who have been disabled or affected by trauma from their experience on the battlefield. White poppies are also available at the back of the church. In 1933 the first white poppy appeared on armistice day. The white poppy was not and is not intended as an insult to those who died in the war—a war in which many of the white poppy supporters lost husbands, brothers sons and lovers—but a challenge to the continuing drive to war. The following year the newly founded peace pledge union began widespread distribution of the poppies and their annual promotion. Monies raised will be used for peace education. Renovations The work is on schedule The lower roofs have been stripped and felted. The upper scaffolding will be installed over the next two weeks to begin the work of stripping the upper roof. The Window repair and replacement should also start on 17th November. Weekday Masses Please note that weekday Masses will be at 1.00 pm Monday to Friday unless otherwise indicated until further notice [May 2015]. Enrolment Request Forms Parents are asked to collect an enrolment request form at Mass THIS weekend. Please bring this completed form along to your individual meeting over the next two weeks for First Communion Candidates and the following two weeks for First Confession candidates. First Confession The list for appointments will be available in two weeks time. First Communion Appointment times for this week are available on the radiator at the back of the church. Please do not add times to the given list. Parish Web Site The parish website has been re-launched in a new format and includes a new pictorial tour of the church. The web address will remain without change. Deanery Meeting You are invited to an open Deanery Meeting in St Joseph’s Church hall at 7.30 pm on Monday 24th November. Bishop Toal will lead clergy and parish communities from Hamilton Deanery in a reflection and discussion regarding present and future staffing and organisation of parishes within the Diocese. You are encouraged to come along and participate in the prayer & discussion. Living Stones DVD The DVD is available for purchase from the stall. The cost per copy is £10.00. Sales of the DVD have already covered production costs and have paid for the renovation of the grave of our first parish priest, Fr. Thomas Frawley who died in Victoria, Australia only nine months after leaving Blantyre in ill health in 1880. All monies now raised from sales will go directly to the church building fund. Society of the Innocents Annual Draw tickets are available from the stall, priced 20p per ticket. First prize is £500 which will be drawn on 22nd November at the Ceilidh in Holy Family Church Hall, Mossend. Thanks We thank the Brownie & Rainbow Packs for their participation in our Remembrance Sunday celebration at 10.00 am Mass..
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