Fri, August 07, 2020


St Roch's

 18th Sunday of the Year - A

 1st / 2nd August 2020


1st Reading: Book of Isaiah 55:1-3
Response:  You open wide your hand, O Lord, you grant our desires
2nd Reading: St. Paul to Romans 8:35. 37-39
Acclamation:                        Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
           Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord!
                   Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens!
                                    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
St Matthew 14:13-21
…then he took the five loaves and two fish, raised his eyes to heaven and said the blessing. And breaking the loaves he handed them to his disciples who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected the scraps remaining, twelve baskets full. 
Feast Days:
Tuesday         4th St. John Mary Vianney
Wednesday   5th Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Thursday      6th Transfiguration of the Lord
Saturday       8th St. Dominic
Recently Dead:
William Lynas.
John, Ellen Hart, Stephen McCabe, Annie McLaughlin, William O’Neill
Masses and Prayers during the week:
  • Saturday Vigil Mass 5.30 pm.
  • Sunday Mass 9 am and 11.45am.
  • Monday, 11am to 1 pm for private visits, prayer and adoration.
  • Tuesday Mass at 10 am.
  • Thursday Mass at 10 am.
  • Friday 11am to 1 pm for private visits, prayer and adoration.
Please note:
  • All should wear some form of face covering when coming for Mass or prayer visits.
  •  All to come into the church through the main doors and exit via the side door.
  • All Masses are ticketed and tickets for the next Mass are available in the church to be picked up as you come for Mass.
St. Roch's web-page & facebook
Please note Mass is available live streaming at 10am on our Facebook page every day, also available to watch at any time afterwards.
Mass available via St. Andrew's Cathedral Live Webcam Stream:-
Mass Monday to Friday 1pm & 5:15PM.
St. Mungo's 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday  12.15pm
Sunday 7pm.
Pauline Books & Media, Glasgow Reopening hours in August
Thursdays from 10 am until 3.30 pm
Fridays 10 am until 3.30 pm
Saturdays 10 am until 3.30 pm
Food Bank:
Grateful thanks to all who continue to make donations to the food bank. It desperately needed at this time. Thanks also to those who give their time to distribute the food.
July Flourish
The new edition of Flourish is now published and ready to read online at
Don’t miss the articles by four of our Parish Priests reflecting on what lessons we can draw from lockdown. On a lighter note Sister Margaret McGrath has a poem or two from her ironing table and there is the usual mix of news and features from Catholic life at home and abroad.
The Tablet is available online, to subscribe:-
O Mary, You shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.  We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick Who, at the foot of the Cross, were united with Jesus’ suffering, and persevered in your faith. Protectress of the Roman People,
you know our needs and we know that you will provide so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return after this time of trial.  Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us.  For He took upon Himself our suffering, and burdened Himself with our sorrows to bring us through the Cross to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God; Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God.  In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to You, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under Your protection.
Virgin Mary, turn Your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic.  Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died and, at times, are buried in a way that grieves them deeply.  Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them.  Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.
Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew.  Plead with Your Divine Son, as You did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims may be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.
Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others.  Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health.
Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone.
Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.
Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by far-sightedness and solidarity.
Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need.  Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.
Mary, Consolation of the Afflicted, embrace all Your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out His all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.
To you, Who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary.  Amen.
Also available on the Vatican website.
 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…
Prayer to St. Michael he Archangel
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
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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