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Saint Patrick's - Newsletter

Parish Priest:  Rev. Fr. Daniel Doherty
30, Low Craigends, Kilsyth , Glasgow G65 0PF

: 01236 - 822136


Parish Hall Bookings - Call Anne Kerr on 07538260848

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time - 25th June 2017.
(Year A. Weekdays Year I)

Prayer Requests

(12th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

6pm (Sat) Vigil Mass
8:00 - 9:20am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9:30am Mass
12:00 Noon Mass


8:30 - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9:30am - Mass

Tuesday (St Cyril of Alexandria)

8:00 - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9:30am - Mass

Wednesday (St Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr)

6:00 - 7:00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
6:00 - 7:00pm Confessions
7pm - Mass

Thursday (Ss Peter & Paul)

8:30 - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9:30am - Mass

Friday (The first Martyrs of Rome)

8:30 - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9:30am - Mass


8:30 - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9:30am - Mass
10:00 - 10:30am Confessions
5:15 - 5:50pm Confessions
6pm Vigil Mass

Rosary: 20 minutes before each Mass (except Sundays)
Baptisms: By Arrangement.


Parish Details are held on a Parish database. This hasn’t been updated in almost 8 years. The details held in it are names, addresses & contact numbers. Can we ask you to complete the form, which are available at the back of the chapel (or click here to download a copy), if any of your details have changed in the past 8 years including members of the family who have left home for pastures new. Please will you either email us on with changes, pop the slip into offertory bag or hand into chapel house?

Thank you.

Due to the BBQ Last Night There will be no teas or coffee after Mass this morning.

In Your Prayers Please remember the housebound, sick & anniversaries that occur at this time

Monday Morning Hospitality Feel free to join us for tea, coffee & toast after Mass tomorrow morning. And the good news is, that Monday morning hospitality will continue during the school holidays.

Sunday Morning Teas and Coffees will be suspended during the school holidays and restart at the beginning of September.

Stewardship of Our Treasure Your offering of as little as 1 hours wage will help meet our daily needs. Last Sunday Offertory was £997 & Building Fund £360. Thank you.

Holy Day of Obligation Thursday For the Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul. All Catholics are obliged to attend Mass. Masses at 9.30am & 7pm.

Fatima Film If anyone would like to go and see the Fatima film either a second viewing or for a first, please put your name on sheet at back of church. It is 6th July at 7pm and cost is £11.21 including booking fee, can you please pay money in advance? Thank you.

Please continue to support the local Co-op shop & Funeral Directors as all of their brand products, including your funeral, 1% will be given to our parish Youth Group!

What’s Happening This Week
3pm - Blessing of the Graves
10am - Hospitality after Mass
10:30am- Men’s Group
4.30pm - Legion of Mary
1pm - Dementia Support Group
7.45pm - Killarney Info Meeting

Wednesday 28th June
We welcome St. Patrick’s School for their end of term Mass at 9.30am. Please note there will be the normal Mass at 7pm.

Congratulations to the Draw Winners
Week 47
£300 E. Waters (1242)
£100 J. Egan (1437)
£50 T. Waters (1441)

Week 48
£300 E. Brady (1687)
£100 D. McKeown (1681)
£50 I. Beaton (1500)

Dates for the Parish Draw next meetings are: 3rd July Group A & 7th August Group B.

The Annual Big Draw Will take place on Sunday 31 July after the 12noon Mass in the hall. Everyone is very welcome.

Day Trip to Pitlochry 68 people left & returned safely. It was a wonderful day out & the weather was just fantastic! We had a great range of ages and mix of parishioners. The day concluded with a very enjoyable High Tea. Thank you to SVDP who assisted so generously on the day.

Last two social raised as follows. Bingo Night £109 & Afternoon Tea £617. Well done!

School Holiday Once more our schools come to an end of another scholastic year! We extend our warmest congratulations to all the work accomplished by our students & staff. Rest & recreation are good for the soul! We all need a break or we become dull. In the bible, the Sabbath was to provide a boundary, to prevent life from becoming just work &more work. Recreation means to recreate oneself again. It is about recreating that space in our lives where we realize that there is more to life than doing, getting & having. Sometimes we have to force ourselves to finding that space. We don’t have to travel anywhere to find it and it doesn’t have to cost. So, whatever you do, come back refreshed…if not for your sake, then ours! Also some of our parents and children may consider coming to one or two of our week day Masses during the summer break.

A Prayer for the Holidays Lord, God, help us to remember that you made us for rest & peace in the eternal sunshine of your love. To love one another, as a family, in communion of your deep mystery as Father, Son & Holy Spirit, is our eternal destiny. We thank you for this holiday time. May we stay unified in charity, enjoy your creation & grow closer to you in prayer, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Summer Newsletter Will be suspended until Aug 13th. The times of Masses will remain the same unless for extraordinary reasons. Mass times will be displayed on both notice boards & website. The Mass sheet with readings etc. will still be available.

Next Sunday
The special collection will be for Peter’s Pence. If you have one, please use your Gift Aid envelopes please.

Cluster Reports
These have been received by the archbishop in response to the We Have Found the Messiah consultation process. The archbishop is very grateful to those who attended the meeting throughout the archdiocese and those who prepared the reports. The archbishop is currently reading all the reports (about 30) and then discuss them at deanery level in the autumn and cluster level by the New Year.

Faith Summer Session 31 July – 4 August Faith Summer Session is a five day conference for young Catholics at Woldingham School, Surrey. It consists of an excellent balance of social, spiritual and catechetical activities, attracting students and young Catholics from around the country. This year’s guest speaker is Archbishop Leo Cushley. Contact Fr Daniel for booking form or go online.

To Bernadette Chalmers and Christopher Paterson who were married yesterday here in St Patrick’s. We wish them a very happy, long, and blessed married life together.

Martin Eckersley
Is a 4th Year seminarian in the Scots College, Rome. Martin has been assigned to this parish for a summer placement. He will join us for the final week in July and the first two weeks in September. Please make him most welcome.

Home Blessings
Some time ago Fr Daniel requested those who wished their home blessed to complete a sheet. There was a very positive uptake. Fr hopes to start the blessings during the month of July, and continue into the autumn.

Rome Pilgrimage Oct 2018 Following on from our meeting last Monday, we can inform you that the pilgrimage will include a full day trip to Assisi. Unless the booking increase, it will not be possible or feasible to proceed with the pilgrimage. So, if you are interested, please contact Fr Daniel as soon as possible.

Final meeting for all those going on the Parish Trip to Killarney, Ireland 22-25th Sept. There will be a meeting for all those who have made a booking for this trip this Thursday 29 June after the 7pm Mass, about 7:45pm. At this meeting we will finalize the itinerary for the week. We still have spaces for anyone who would like to join, what will be a wonderful long weekend. Booking forms are available at the back of the chapel.

Men’s Group Will meet on 3rd July, boat trip on the 10th, they will not meet on the 17th and 24th July. Restart on the 31st July.

This Sunday We will be having the Blessing of the Graves service at 3pm. Please gather at the priests grave

Welcome To Hope Elizabeth Gray, Shayla Maria McLaren and Kevin John David Coyle who were baptised yesterday, Saturday. Congratulations to their parents.

Called Home Please remember in your prayers Anne O’Neil who died on Thursday. She will be received into Church on Monday at 6pm, funeral Mass on Tuesday at 9.30am.

Youth Survey the next Synod in Rome will take place in October 2018 and be on Youth. The Pope has asked the young people to tell him of their hopes and fears for the future, including the future of the Catholic Church. To this end, the Catholic Youth service Scotland has created an online survey to be distributed to schools and parishes across the country. It takes 10-15 mins and open to 11-35 year olds. There is a chance to win £100 of Amazon Vouchers. Deadline for completion is 30 June 2017.
Online link is:

Readers Rotas are ready to be picked from the Mortuary Chapel or by clicking here

Eucharistic Ministers Rota is available by clicking here

Dates for the Diary:

June 24th
- Parish BBQ
June 25th
- Blessing of the Graves
June 28th
- Schools Close
June 29th
- Feast of Ss Peter & Paul
June 29th - Killarney Trip meeting

Think Amazon - Think Parish: Please remember to use our website if you are going to shop on Amazon. By simply clicking the Amazon banner on the website home page, the parish is given a percentage of the purchase price.

Letter from Archbishop Cushley: regarding the future provision of parishes within the Archdiocese. Copy of the letter available by clicking here.

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Parish archives of marriages date from 1865. Enquiries can be made to the Parish Office.
St Patrick's Catholic Church
30 Low Craigends, Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65 0PF.
Tel : 01236 822136

St. Patrick's is a Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, a Charity registered in Scotland - Number SC008540

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