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St Columba’s Parish, Renfrew

Priest:  Fr. John Eagers 
35 Campsie Drive Renfrew, PA4 0RB
E-mail address: stcolumbasrenfrew@rcdop.org.uk             
Tel: 0141 886 2570 
Read this Bulletin online at: www.stcolumba.rcpaisley.org.uk

 

Bulletin 19th January 2020

THE SECOND SUNDAY—YEAR A

 
 
TIMES OF SERVICES
 
Sunday Mass
St. Columba’s:  Vigil 4.30pm & 9.45am
St. James’:  11.00am & 7.15pm
                                                                                                
Weekday Mass
St. Columba’s: Wednesday & Friday 9.30am: Thursday 6.15pm
St. James’ : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday  9.30am
 
Confessions
  St. Columba’s :  Saturday  after Vigil Mass
St. James : Sunday 6.30 - 7.00pm      
 
Exposition
St Columba’s : Wednesday 10.00 – 10.30am
St. James : Thursday  8.30— 9.25am, Saturday 10.00— 10.45 am
 
Rosary
St Columba’s : Wednesday & Friday 9.00 am
 
 
SICK
Frankie Williamson, James McLees, Paul Meisak, Margaret Madden, Denis Clancy, Denise Clancy, Deacon Martin Doherty, Joan McDonnell, George McGowan, John Boyle, Stephen Morgan, Anne Corrigan, Fiona McInally, Frances Mackie, Jim Morgan, Pat Semple, Jack Stewart, Michael Docherty, William McCarry, Caroline Tierney, Jennifer Williams, Rita Murphy, George Murphy, Jim McCrossan, Betty McLauchlan, Lauchlan May, Margaret Shannon, Allison McNicol, Angela (McGeown) Giles,
 
RECENTLY DECEASED
Andrew Campbell, Rodderick McLeod, Bob Brown, Briege Connolly, Patricia Williams, Clare woods, Alison McNicol, James Murray, John Gardiner
 
ANNIVERSARIES
Donna Stevenson, Angela Prele, Kathleen McKeown,  Charley & Margaret McKinney, Anne Lynch, James McGilloway, Samuel Parrack
 
Collection
OFFERTORY:  £608.40 
Building fund:  £433.50       
crib:  £92
 
ROTAS
THE NEW ROTAS FOR  READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE PORCH.
 
ST COLUMBA,S AFTERNOON TEA
There will be an afternoon tea in St Columba,’s Hall on Saturday 1st February from 2—4pm. Tickets £7.  All welcome. If you wish to get in touch with Geraldine, her phone no is 077968500647.
 
DIOCESAN NOTICES
 
Lourdes Discipleship Pilgrimage (18-21yrs)
Would you like to be involved in our Paisley Diocese Lourdes 2020 Pilgrimage, 26 June to 2 July as young adults? You will join other young Catholics (18-21 years) for spiritual and pastoral, service and social initiatives in our new Lourdes Disciples Programme.  Maybe you’ve been to Lourdes with Youth to Lourdes or just want to experience the Lourdes ‘miracle’ for yourself. If your interested or would like more information please email Fr. Gerry McNellis (stninian@rcdop.org.uk). Limited to twenty places.
 
FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL CHURCH VOLUNTEERS WITH PVG CERTIFICATES OR PENDING PVG
 
CERTIFICATES
volunteers doing or planning to do regulated work with children and vulnerable adults or both,  should complete the Safeguarding Training, Induction Part 1.  These sessions will be held in the Diocesan offices, Incle Street, Paisley on: Monday 20th January at 7pm,  Monday 9th March at 7pm,  Tuesday 5th May at 10.30am, Tuesday 25th August at 7pm. Please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding office safeguardingadmin@rcdop.org.uk or 0141 847 6138 to register. 
 
Safeguarding Training, Induction Part 2: The new Safeguarding Part 2  Training session, is for volunteers who have previously attended Safeguarding Training Part One, or Safeguarding Training Level one, more than 18 months ago.  If you attended Safeguarding Training Level One in 2017 or early 2018, you should put your name forward for Safeguarding Training Part 2.   The next sessions will be on:
Tuesday 21st January at 7pm St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Clarkston,  Thursday 5th March at 7pm St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Greenock,  Monday 30th March at 10.30am in Diocesan Offices, Incle Street, Paisley,  Tuesday 12th May at 7pm St. Ninian’s Parish Hall, Gourock,  Monday 8th June at 7pm St. Joseph’s & St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Wemyss Bay. Please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding office safeguardingadmin@rcdop.org.uk or 0141 847 6138 to register. 
 
Join Bishop John for our Diocesan Lourdes Dinner Dance Fundraiser
Come along to what promises to be a great diocesan night out and help support a terrific diocesan cause.   Saturday 22nd February 2020,  Greenock Town Hall, 7.00pm for 7.30pm (Carriages 12 midnight).  Fizz on arrival, three-course meal, live band and dancing.  Dress Formal.  Includes return bus from Renfrewshire/East Renfrewshire. For tickets £35.00 and further information please email lourdes.rcdop@gmail.com  or phone  07950483042.  Donations of raffle prizes and auction items greatly appreciated
 
ALPHA AT ST BERNADETTE’S CHURCH, ERSKINE
The next  session of Alpha  starts on Wednesday 6th February at 7.00pm and will finish on Wednesday 10th April. This will include an Away Day on Saturday 16th March. The Alpha  Course is  a 10 week Program which has three important elements, Food, Talk and Discussion. If  interested,  please contact Andy Milwain at andy.alphaerskine@gmail.com.
 
ANNUAL SAINT BRIGID’S NIGHT CÉILÍ
Saturday 1st February  // Organised by Conradh na Gaeilge  Venue: Christ the King Church Hall, 220 Carmunnock Rd, G44 5AP  Time: 7.30pm – 11:30. //  Tickets: £7 (u12s free)  Tickets available on the Door or contact 07866453708 / 0141 5894041 / cnag_glaschu@hotmail.com  Music by ‘Ceol na hÉireann’ céilí band, plus singing in Irish & English.
There will be a 'blessing of the rushes' by a local priest and the making of St Brigid’s Crosses.  Full Bar / Tea & Coffee & biscuits will be served
 
IRISH LANGUAGE CLASSES 
Irish language classes at all levels for adults and children - contact 07866453708 / cnag_glaschu@hotmail.com
 
The Community Variety Show Fundraiser - Paisley Diocese
Come along to our great fun Community Variety Show Fundraiser in Saint Stephen's High School, Port Glasgow on Friday 21 February, 7.00pm. This event is a fundraiser event for our Diocesan Saint Mirin’s Fund and is organised in collaboration with the Diocese.  For tickets, £5.00 email varietyshow@rcdop.org.uk.  We are holding back one slot in the show for any person or group in the diocese who want(s) to perform as singers, dancers or any other suitable variety act.  For information please be in touch with varietyshow@rcdop.org.uk.  
 
Adult Formation
All are invited to a series of three Scripture talks in St. Conval's, Linwood, starting with tea/coffee at 6.30pm, talk from 7.00-8.30pm.: 4th February - Matthew's Gospel (Cycle A); 3rd March - Lent - Cycle A (particularly useful for RCIA); 31st March - Liturgies of Easter Triduum.
 
Think Vocation
Like Isaiah in today's reading, God "formed you in the womb to be his servant." How will you serve Him? Perhaps in priesthood or religious life? Speak to your Vocations Director, Fr. Morrison - email vocations@rcdop.org.uk
 
MARRIAGE MATTERS (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk)
The Baptism of the Lord (Isaiah 42:1–4, 6-7   Acts 10:34-38   Matthew 3:13-17) You are my chosen one: Today, Isaiah and Matthew talk of Jesus being ‘the Chosen One’ and ‘the Beloved’.  So often, we are aware of the times when our partner annoys us. We need to develop a sensitivity so that, when we are tempted to be critical, we remember that this is my ‘chosen one’ and look for ways to affirm our partner, our ‘beloved’.
 
FUNERALS
The funeral of Andrew Campbell will take place on Monday 20th January at 9.30 am in St James’.
His body will be received into the Church on Sunday 19th January at 6 pm.
The funeral of Roddy McLeod will take place on Friday 24th January at 9.30 am in St Columba’s.  His body will be received into the Church at 6 pm on Thursday 23rd Jan.
 
WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS
“The Lord has so much compassion, He involves Himself in our problems. Let us often repeat this simple prayer: Lord, I am a sinner, have mercy on me, have compassion for me. “
 
“May the Holy Spirit revive in each of us the call to be courageous and joyful evangelisers.”
 
“Jesus had authority because there was consistency in what he taught and what he did, in how he lived. Authority is seen in this: consistency and witness.”

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