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St Mirin’s Cathedral

Cathedral House

Cathedral Precincts

Incle St, Paisley


Tel: 0141 889 2404

Deacon Jack Gallagher

Rev Fr  Oliver Freney

Diocesan Email:  stmirinscathedral@rcdop.org.uk

St Mirin’s Bulletin  -  9 Dec 2018

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Rev Fr  Matthew Carlin



Community Prayer

Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass Saturday 5.30pm. Sunday: 8, 10,12 noon.
Weekday Masses: Monday - Friday 10am and 1pm.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after 10am Mass till 12.45pm, and on Saturday after 10am Mass till 11am.
Confessions: Saturday 10.30 - 11am. 5pm - 5.30pm, or on request.
The Church is open from 7am - 6pm, you are welcome to drop in at any time for private prayer.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am to 12.45pm. Saturday after 10am Mass.

Thanks to all who came along to our Forty Flours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It was heart-warming to see so many people taking the time to pay a visit during our time of prayer.

Rejoice! Advent Meditation with Mary by Fr. Mark Toups: As the world around us sprints into frenzy. Advent actually invites us to slow down. Mary wants us to slow down so we can receive as she did. So, slow down. Get quiet. Listen. Come and join us in this new Advent Series and let's journey together from Nazareth to Bethlehem in Prayer, Fellowship and personal Meditation. A series of presentations will take place in the hall. This will be led by Austin and Audrey Gaughan. See details on the notice board.

A Prayer for Advent: "0 holy, patient, and loving God, in this season of grace-filled longing, we await the coming of your Son and our Saviour. It is difficult for us to remember that this is a holy time. There are many distractions: commitments seem to pile up, and expectations are high. In the midst of our busy world, our busy lives, we need your help to remind us of what is important and necessary. While many of those things that we do not need will come to us in packages gleaming and bright, the one gift that will last comes from you alone, gracious God, as we grow in our awareness of your love. Bless us, our family and friends, and the food and the company that we share. Increase in us a growing urgency to celebrate the birth of your Son, in whose name we pray. Amen."

Saint Vincent De Paul Society Advent Giving Campaign: Supporting Our Lady of the Wayside Conference (Paisley Soup Kitchen), donations of underwear and socks for both men and women, tinned ham, tinned corned beef, pies, donations of toiletries, (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving gel, razors, shower gel,, sanitary products etc. On the fourth week of Advent we would like to support the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life initiative. Donations can be placed in the box provided at the Sacred Heart Altar. Thanking you in anticipation.

Our Day for the Sacrament of Confession will take place here in St. Mirin's from 9am - 9pm on Friday 21st December. Priests will be available for Confession between these times.

Our Christmas Mass times are: Vigil 5pm, 12 midnight, 10am,  12noon.
The Polish Community have Mass at 2.30pm.

Carols in the Cathedral - Bishop John invites you to the annual Diocesan Christmas carol service for all the family on Thursday 27,h December at 3pm in St. Mirin’s Cathedral. Come along and join in on the festive cheer! There will be tea, coffee and mince pies in the cathedral hall after the service and a selection box for the children.

An Evening of Sacred Chant: The chants of Gregorian and Byzantine choirs have been re created with advanced technology in a live performance by Scottish classical singer Martin Aelred whilst projecting HD graphics of ancient Holy sights across the globe. Thursday 13th December at 7pm in St. Aidan’s Church, Johnstone. Special guests are St. Mirin’s Cathedral Choir who will feature the TAIZE chants. Free entry with a donation to the concert fund.

SPRED Advent Boxes

The SPRED advent boxes are available. Please take one and return it at Christmas.

Your prayers are requested
for the sick of our community: Canon Felix McCartney,
for those who have died recently: Bob Fuller, Tommy Cuddihy.
We pray for the anniversaries of: Canon Tom Nolan, John Scullion, Jim McGrath, Grace McLaughlin,
Fred Bowdich, Carmina Serapiglia, John Moore.

2nd Sunday of Advent
Legacies: When making your Will
have you thought of leaving a legacy
to the parish or diocese?