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Deacon Martin Doherty

Website:  www.saintmirins.co.uk

St Mirin’s Cathedral

Cathedral House

Cathedral Precincts

Incle St, Paisley


Tel: 0141 889 2404


Deacon Jack Gallagher

Rev Fr  Oliver Freney

Email:  stmirinscathedral@rcdop.org.uk

St Mirin’s Bulletin  -  28th May 2017

Rev Fr  Louis Mendy CSSp

The Seventh Sunday of the Year

Community Prayer Times
Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass 5.30pm, 8,10am and 12 noon.

Weekday Prayer: Morning Prayer of the Church at 9.45am. Mass at 10am and 1pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday after 10am Mass.

Saturday 10am Mass only.
Confessions after the 10am Mass until 11am on Saturday and from 5.00pm – 5.30pm on Saturday.


Message from Chief Constable Phil Gormley QPM

Police Scotland is deeply saddened by the tragic events in Manchester. I would stress that there is no specific information which suggests Scotland is at risk of attack, but we are not immune from such threats.

I would therefore encourage people to go about their business as normal; however ask that you remain vigilant and alert, but not alarmed. If you suspect something is wrong then report it to the police. You may notice increased police patrols: these are being carried out for reassurance and community engagement. Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and whilst we understand that the public will clearly be appalled by these events, I would urge each and every member of the community to continue to work together to ensure that no person or group in Scotland feels marginalised or isolated.

Please be assured Police Scotland continues to work with partners at home and abroad countering the threat from terrorism to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our communities. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our communities safe.

If you have any concerns or information about suspicious activity please contact the Police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or in an emergency dial 999.

The Diocese have now set up their ‘Text a Donation’ service, which allows parishioners to send donations to the Diocese through their mobile phones. This a quick and simple service to help us raise funds for the Diocese. There is also a ‘Text a Donation’ poster on the notice board.

Today’s Special Collection - Communications. This is the day chosen by the church to highlight the crucially important work of communications within our country and across the world. The Pope’s annual message sets a theme for the day, urging us to consider the importance of communications. Your generosity in supporting this collection allows the church to respond to the demands made on us by the press, take new initiatives and bring the message and values of Jesus Christ to the ever-changing but hugely influential world of the media.

General Election - Check on where your candidate stands on ProLife Matters. You can visit the website www.wheredotheystand.org.uk to question your candidates on crucial life issues such as abortion and assisted suicide. Just fill in a few basic details and the system does the rest! Note that while abortion and assisted suicide are both matters devolved to the Scottish Parliament their importance is so significant that we ought to challenge UK Parliamentary candidates on them and ascertain their views.

Ordination - Deacon Jonathan Whitworth will be ordained a Priest at St. Andrew’s Greenock on the 30thJune. Please keep Jonathan in your prayers as he prepares for Priestly Ordination. If you feel you may have a call to the Priesthood please contact Fr. John Morrison on 01475720223 or e- mail johnmorrison1976@gmaii.com

Across (Scottish Jumbulance) - Cormack Smith will be at the 10am and 12noon masses in St. Mirin's Cathedral
Sunday 11th June to speak about the work of Across. Across is an organisation which has a specially designed coach ambulance to take sick pilgrims to Lourdes. The coach is designed to provide a safe and comfortable transport for travellers with disabilities and illnesses. The coach will be available in the Cathedral car park along with members of the Across team. Parishioners will get a chance to have a look around the coach if they wish. If you would like any more information on this, please contact Cormack at cormacksmith123@icloud.com or telephone 07568401416.

Paisley Synod Anniversary Mass. St. Mary's Church, Greenock, Friday 9th June at 7.00pm. Bishop John invites parishioners and delegates to join our priests in celebrating the first anniversary of our Synod where we have the joy of publishing and distributing our Canonical Synod Document which guides our implementation this year and in the years ahead. All welcome. Refreshments afterwards.

Vigil of Pentecost - To mark this, a Day of Prayer and Reflection will take place at St. Mirin's Cathedral and Hall, Paisley on 3 June 2017. This will commence in the Hall at 10am and the day will include Prayer and Praise, talks by Bishop John Keenan, John Jackson of the Risen Christ Community and Anthony Gielty, author of 'Out of Darkness.' There will be the opportunity for Prayer Ministry. The celebrations will conclude in the Cathedral at 5.30pm with the Vigil Mass of Pentecost. Bishop John will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Tea/coffee will be available. Please bring a packed lunch. All welcome.

We pray for the sick of our community and their families. We pray for those who have died: Bill Shillingham, George Devenney, Hugh McNish, Jackie Wright, Gerry McLaughlin, Norman Armstrong, John O'Hara, Ita Richie, Patrick McDade, Margaret Carden. And for the anniversaries of Frances McAuley, John Hunter, Margaret Woods, Joseph Mullaney, Denis Black (6 Months) Henry Black Snr, Neil Laughlin, Joe English, Fr. Hugh Ferguson, Bridget Murphy.

Eternal rest be theirs.

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