Western Catholic Directory Copies of the Directory for 2015 are available from the stall priced £3.00. Adult Formation Next meeting 19th February at 7.30 pm gathering in the sacristy. Topic “An historical look at the Stations of the Cross” - all welcome. Catholic Education Week This weekend we begin a week of prayer and reflection on the importance of Catholic Education. We welcome representatives from our associated schools as well as members of the school communities being involved with our celebration of Mass. Special Collection Next weekend there will be a second collection to support the work of the Scottish Catholic Education Service. Bulletin With St Joseph’s and St John Ogilvie’s parishes now being administered together by a single clergy team it would seem sensible to rationalise certain administrative aspects including the production of the weekly bulletin. To avoid unnecessary duplication of work a single bulletin will be published to cover both parishes since there is an overlap of information and activities. Saturday Morning Mass To allow the clergy to attend Bishop Nolan’s Episcopal Ordination in Kilmarnock there will be no Mass this Saturday morning. + Please Remember in Your Prayers + St Joseph’s Parish Newsletter St Joseph’s, Mayberry Place, Blantyre. G72 9DA Parish Priest: Rev. Brian Lamb Thursday 2.45 pm South Lanarkshire Crematorium Ph.B. S.T.L. Assistant Priest Rev. Rafal Sobieszuk M. Theol. Deacon Rev. Joseph Dowds 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Charity No. SCO1 11041 8th February 2015 Times of Services Masses Vigil 5.00 pm 10.00 am, 12.00 noon & 6.30 pm Monday—Friday 1.00 pm Also Thursday 7.00 pm Saturday No 10.00 am Mass Catholic Education Week Recently Dead: William McCormack 35 Livingston Crescent Mary Downey, Claude Henderson, Sadie McCreaner, Danny Dougan, William McCormack. Months Minds & Anniversaries Annie Nancy Flynn, John Tierney, Gerry Gaittens, Sharon Orr [Houston], Willie Gillan, Thomas Currie, Rev. Walter Scott, Dorothy McRae, Michael Kerr, Janey Campaigne, Martha Connor, Pat & Rebecca Burns, Annie & Jimmy Meek. Funeral Arrangements: William McCormack House: 01698 823896 Email: [email protected] web: sjblantyre.org Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday 6.00 pm till 6.55 pm “He cured many who were suffering from deceases of one kind or another.” Sacrament of Reconciliation Thursday 6.30—6.55 pm Saturday 9.30 9.55 am & after Vigil Mass Church Collection £2,034.00 Church renovation Fund £1,741.00 Sincere thanks for your generosity. Hall Bookings Anyone wishing to book the church hall is asked to phone 0793 200 1210. Memorial Windows The stained-glass artist is working on a design for the windows above the choir loft. The “Blantyre Disaster” aspect will cost approximately £15,000. It is hoped that we will get some additional funding once the plan is drawn up and can be presented to possible supporters. The artists impression/first sketch is available at the back of the church . Weekday Masses To facilitate the ongoing work in the church Mass will be celebrated at 1.00 pm in the church hall Monday to Friday of this week. If there is any change to this plan notification will be given at weekday Masses. Appointments With Mgr. Nolan’s appointment and Ordination as Bishop of Galloway; Bishop Toal has appointed Fr. Lamb as administrator of St. John Ogilvie’s, High Blantyre. The appointment takes effect from 14th February. Rev. Joseph Dowds has also been appointed to St John Ogilvie’s parish while continuing his ministry in St Joseph’s. Church’s Social Teaching “For unless the Christian message of love and justice shows its effectiveness through action in the cause of justice in the world, it will with difficulty gain credibility with the people of our times.” Justice in the World 35 Parish Safeguarding The Diocesan Safeguarding Committee has let it be known that from October 2015 anyone involved with a parish group must be registered under the protection of vulnerable groups. If this is not completed individuals will not be permitted to undertake parish works. Could the co-ordinators of parish groups please contact: Joe McBride 07760352788, Bernadette Clements 01698 828598 or Nicola Carrigan 07967183838. Stall St. Patrick’s Day & Mothers Day cards are now on sale in the church stall. Works Programme The Mayberry Place upper roof is now re~slated and the work platforms will be removed at the beginning of next week. With rising temperatures the glaziers will be back this week to finish installing the upper gallery windows. The covers will remain for the next few weeks to protect the glazing while work is being carried out on the upper level roof. Hopefully within the next two weeks the upper windows will be uncovered as work progresses. Apologies for the presence of the scaffolding at the rear of the church; this should be removed by Wednesday of this week. Financial Statement The annual returns for 2014 are now completed and have been submitted to the Diocese. Because of our “excessive income & expenditure” the likelihood is our accounts will be audited by an independent accountant firm. The summary statement is now available in the church. Caritas Award The young people from the parish who are involved with the Caritas Award are invited to a short meeting in the presbytery today, Sunday, 8th February at 5.45 pm. World Day of Prayer This year’s World Day of Prayer will be hosted by St Andrew’s Church of Scotland, Blantyre on March 6th. St Joseph’s parish hosted last years very successful event and many people attended from all the local churches. If you are interested in being involved this year please contact either Ellen 826133 or Nicola Simpson of St Andrew’s Church on 317201 with a view to meeting some time in February. 400th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie C.T.S. have published a new booklet on the life, martyrdom and sainthood of John Ogilvie; who was hung at Glasgow Cross on 10th March 1615. This booklet is available from the stall priced £2.50. St John Ogilvie Parish will celebrate a Vigil Mass for the Feast of St John Ogilvie at 7.30 pm on Monday 9th March. John Ogilvie High School will host a Mass on 11th March to celebrate the feast and the change of the school Name to St John Ogilvie High School.
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