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. St. Joseph’s Primary & Nursery Class The PTA are holding a Christmas Fayre on Friday 28th November from 6.00— 8.00 pm in the school hall. Large variety of stall including tombola, bric-a-brac, Christmas crafts, home baking etc. All donations of prizes can be handed in at the school. 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 have purchased and will 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. Tradecraft Stall The tradecraft stall will be in the church hall on Sunday 23rd November after 10.00 am & 12 noon Masses. Christmas cards and gifts will be on sale and orders taken for delivery before Christmas. + Please Remember in Your Prayers + Recently Dead: Ellen O’Neill, John Weatherall, Mary Casserly, McNeil, Cornellius Gallagher. Months Minds & Anniversaries Dominic Paterson, Eddie McLean, George Slivinski, John Morran, Rose, Jim & Robert Conroy, Duncan Findlater, Hugh Conroy, Mary Breslin, Moira McCarroll, Joseph Kellachan, Thomas Slaven, Dan Slaven, Vina Conroy, Alice Kraft, Ann Traynor, Stephen Clark, Gerry & Jean Clark, William & Margaret Slaven, Pat & William McAleer, Elizabeth & John McBride, Mary, Neil, John, Pat & Nellie McGaulley, Margaret Staney, Mary Lynch, Kelly Devine, Anthony Lennon, Peter Foley, Ann Summers, & + All whose names are placed before our altar + 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 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Charity No. SCO1 11041 16th November 2014 Times of Services Masses 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 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday 6.00-6.55 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation Thursday 12.30 am - 12.55 am 6.30 - 6.55 pm Saturday 9.30 - 9.55 am & after Vigil Mass. “ You have been faithful in small things; come and join in your master’s happiness.” Church Collection £2,273.00 This sum includes a collection taken up at the Knights of St. Columba Mass last Saturday morning. Hall Bookings Anyone wishing to book the church hall is asked to phone 0793 200 1210. Church’s Social Teaching “ Indeed, the Lord Jesus himself, in the parable of the talents, emphasises the severe treatment given to the man who dared hide the gift he received ….. It falls to us, who receive the gifts of God in order to make them fruitful, to “sow” and “reap”. If we do not, even what we have will be taken away from us.” Sollicitudo Rei Socialis 30.6 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. First Communion Appointment times for this week are available on the radiator at the back of the church. Please do not add times or double up with someone else’s time. Please bring along your child’s enrolment request form which were distributed last week. Enrolment forms are available at the back of the church for all children whose parents who kept appointments last week. Enrolment weekend will be in three weeks time 6th-7th December. 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. Renovations The work is on schedule The lower roofs have been stripped and felted. The upper scaffolding has now been installed and over the next two weeks the work of stripping the upper roof starts. The Window repair and replacement should start tomorrow [Monday] with sections of the upper windows being removed and the window openings boarded up. This will involve partial scaffolding inside the church. The windows will be returned after the New Year. 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. Annual Census Last weekends census gave a count of 1,452 people attending Mass in St. Joseph’s. Last year’s figure was 1,550. Weekday Masses Please note that weekday Masses will be at 1.00 pm Monday to Friday unless otherwise indicated until further notice [May 2015]. First Confession The list for appointments will be available next weeks time. St John Ogilvie Parish Fundraiser Christmas Dance in St John Ogilvie Parish Hall on Saturday 20th December 7.00 pm till 12.30 am. Bring your own bottle. Tickets available from Bill Holland or Pat Mahon priced £5.900. Finger buffet & raffle.
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