Sat, March 28, 2020


St Roch's

Fourth Sunday of Lent - Year A

 21st / 22nd March 2020

Church open daily 10am – 11am for private prayer

Confessions are available on request.

1st Reading:       Book of Samuel 16:.6-7.10-13
Response:         The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want
2nd Reading:     St. Paul to Ephesians 5:8-14
Acclamation:     Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
                          I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
                          anyone who follows me will have the light of life
                          Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
St. John 9-1.6-9.13-17.34-38
As Jesus went along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. He spat on the ground, made a paste with the spittle, put this over the eyes of the blind man and said to him, ‘Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam’ ( a name that means ‘sent’). So the blind man went off and washed and came away with his sight restored.
Feast Days; Wednesday 25th Annunciation of Our Lord
Recently Dead: Fr. Lawrence CP (St. Mungo’s), Elizabeth Whitelock, Helen Bell,   D. Cooperwhite,
Anniversary: Marguerite Stewart, Isabella Quaile, Bridget Doyle,
Mother's Day Remembrance: Mary McEleney, Julia Murray, Catherine McGrail, Margaret Duguid,  Mary Burke, Rose Hegarty, Peggy McEnaney, Margaret Johnstone, Mary Prentice, Ellen Hart
In compliance with the directives of the Scottish Catholic Bishops conference and government regulations, all Masses and church services are suspended till further notice!  
However, the church will be opened from 10-11 am every day for anyone who may wish to come and pray or have a quiet time. Difficult times for us all but please let us be united in prayer and adhere to the health advice to keep good personal hygiene, wash our hands always for at least 20-30 seconds. Pray 1 Our Father and Glory be as you wash, 30seconds would have gone.
Please keep safe!!!
Prayer to St. Roch
O God, who promised Saint Roch by an angel,
That all who have recourse to him should
Have nothing to fear from illness and disease.
Grant, we beseech you, that through his
Intercession, we may be delivered from all dangers of soul
And body. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen
(Cf. St. Roch’s Prayer book) To be prayed at all parish Masses
Our Father … Hail Mary… Glory be…
St. Michael Archangel defend us in the day of battle,
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil;
may God rebuke him we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
Additional Prayers When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly:
are available to take home, as well as the Sunday Mass leaflets.
Last Week’s Collections:
Thanks for: 1st £467.95  Gift Aid: £177  Quarterly: £10
Second Collection: £308.96    Holy Souls Boxes: £47.74
Food Bank: £171.40
Grateful thanks to St. Roch’s Secondary School for their most Generous financial donation as well as a numerous boxes of food stuff.  
Lent 2020
Forth Sunday of lent: Laetare Sunday, we rejoice because we know our God loves us and provides for all our needs. Hence, the Lenten season is a school in which we learn holy restraint. We pray that we may learn from our Lenten observance, and from the word of God to be devoted to the Lord and united in prayer…! Do something for lent 2020…?
SCIAF (4th Sunday of Lent) For every £1 in the box, the UK government will match the donation. Please be as generous as possible.
A basket will be left at the back of the Church for your SCIAF donations.
SCIAF Boxes – are available for loose change to help the poor.
Short-Term Pledge for Lent: prayer leaflets are available at the back of the church.
Mass available via St. Andrew’s Cathedral Live Webcam Stream :- Mass times: 8.15am 1pm 5.15pm
St. Mungo’s Church Townhead:- Open 10.30am – 1.30pm. 2.30pm -4.30pm.
Confessions on request.
All this information is on the website as well as a link to the new Parish Facebook page
St. Margaret’s Adoption: Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about adoption process, please visit:-  or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or email;-
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Free e-book A reflection on the daily Gospel, beginning with Advent. It has the readings for every day, (Sunday’s & weekdays), as well as a reflection on each daily Gospel. Available on
Fr. Thaddeus Umaru Phone: 0141 552 2945
Parish house address: 311 Roystonhill G21 2HN
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The parish of St. Roch's is a parish of the Archdiocese of Glasgow,
A Designated Religious Charity, Number SC018140

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