Fri, December 04, 2020


St Roch's

 1st Sunday of Advent - B

29th / 30th November 2020


Sunday Mass

Vigil Sat: 5 pm; 6 pm

Sun:; 10.15 am; 11.45 am.

Weekday Masses

Mon, Tues, Thur: 10 am.

Wed, Fri, Sat: 10 am virtually



Sat. 5.10-5.20pm or speak to the priest.


1st Reading:    Prophet Isaiah 63:16-17;64:1.3-8
Response:                            God of hosts, bring us back;
                               let your face shine on us and we shall be saved      
2nd Reading:   St. Paul to Corinthians 1:3-9       
 Acclamation:                   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!                                                  
                   Let us see. O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help
                                          Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!      
St. Mark 13:33-37
‘Be on your guard; stay awake, because you never know when the time will come. It is like a man travelling abroad: he has gone from home, and left his servants in charge, each with his own task; and he has told the doorkeeper to stay awake. So stay awake, because you do not know when the master of the house is coming, evening, midnight, cockcrow, dawn; if he comes unexpectedly, he must not find you asleep.’
Recently Dead: 
Jeanette Paita Funeral Mass 12pm Wed.
Anne Connor Funeral Tues 8th Dec.
Isla May Mc Phee (Baby) Funeral Mass Thurs 10th Dec 10am. 
Margaret McCluskey,  Saughail Azzam, Thomas McGinnes, Robert Chasldon.
Pat Goonan,  
Please send in the names for Christmas Remembrance as soon as possible.
Feast Days:
Monday         30th St. Andrew Patron of Scotland
Thursday        3rd St. Francis Xavier
The Season of Advent marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year.
It is a time of hope, joy and expectation which features preparation, optimism, prayer, repentance and reconciliation as we prepare to welcome the baby Jesus at Christmas.
Significant in the season is the advent wreath with four candles which symbolises the coming of Christ; Light of the world.
Let us all advance in this penitential season as we prepare to welcome our Saviour at Christmas!
Mass Attendance:
Due to the recent development of Glasgow been move to Tier 4 restriction, this has affected Mass attendance as only 20 people are allowed for any act of worship. 2 Masses have been added to our Weekend Masses:
Sat-vigil 5 and 6pm, and Sunday morning 10.15 am.
Please note too that Sunday obligation is still suspended so coming to Mass during the week is the same as fulfilling the Sunday obligation.
If you  attend Mass during the week, you are not obliged to come for Sunday Mass.
Let’s be considerate to give everyone the opportunity.
Please attend the Mass for which you have a ticket.
Thanks for 1st £471. 73 Gift Aid: £276.   Donation: £80
Please note:
Second Collection next Weekend in Support of Catholic Education.
Please note
that the collection basket is at the back as you come in the church.
Christmas Cards, Calendars etc.
are available in the Stall. Shop early for Christmas.
In previous years we have been visited by the Sisters of St. Elizabeth Convent, Minsk, Belarus.
This year they are available online:
On offer are hand made toys, ornaments, nativity scenes, ceramics & glass products and much more.
The proceeds are used to support the elderly, vulnerable and sick.
Sr. Olga, St. Elizabeth Convent. 220053 Vigotskogo 6, Minsk Belarus.
Tel/fax +375173353089
Keep up to date with the latest news on the Parish and Archdiocesan websites. 
Parish website:     
Archdiocesan website:  
Mary's Meals
wish to bring to our attention the plight of 43,000 children in Bong County, Liberia. From 2nd November until 31st January any donations made to the Double the Love campaign will will be matched by UK government, up to £2million.  You can get involved by setting a place at our Big  Family Christmas dinner table
Considering Primary Teaching?
Each year the Archdiocesan Primary Head Teacher Association, offer advice and support to those considering a vocation in Catholic primary teaching.       Although we cannot offer our usual information evenings, we intend to offer as much support online as we possibly can, including the allocation of a headteacher mentor. Please visit our website: for advice and support on the application and interview process for Initial Teacher Education programmes and make sure you sign up for a mentor before 4thDecember. We look forward to supporting you!
‚ÄčIf you have any further enquiries please contact
 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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