Wed, December 01, 2021

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St Roch's

First Sunday of Advent - C

27th / 28th November 2021


Sunday Mass
Vigil (Sat):  5:30pm
9am : 11:45am
Weekday Masses
Mon - Fri: 10am
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1st  Reading:    Prophet Jeremiah 33:14-16
Response:         To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul
2nd Reading:     Letter of St. Paul to Thessalonians 3:12-4:2
 Acclamation:                       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!   
                 Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help
                                             Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


St. Luke 21:25-28.34-36
‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the clamour of the ocean and its waves; men dying of fear as they await what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand erect; hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.’
Recently Dead:  
Matthew Jones (Funeral Mass: Tues 30th Nov. at 10am), Stephen William Traynor (Funeral Mass: Wed 1st Dec. at 10am), Mary Hamilton, Frances Symth Dick
Pat Goonan, Sarah Ward.   
1st Anniversary:
Veronica Umaru, Isla Mae Phee, Janet Paita.
Feast Days
Tuesday 30th Nov. St. Andrew
Friday 3rd Dec. St. Francis Xavier.
Please ensure
you have signed in when you enter the Church, it is IMPORTANT to keep track of all who attend.
Please remember
to take the bulletin home with you.
Church Opening
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Recitation of the Holy Rosary from 9am. Mass 10am
We encourage prayerful silence as you come into the church.
Last Week’s Collections
Thanks for:
1st:           £419.90.  
Gift Aid:     £243.
SCIAF:       £17.37
Food Bank: £40.
you are welcome to make a donation/collection to the parish fund by clicking the link, (thanks for your support).
Mass Attendance last week:
Special Collections
18th/19th December            Second Collection for Caring Sunday.                                                        
Christmas Quarterly            For Ecclesiastical Students.    
Welcome to the special season of Advent! It marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year. It is a time of Expectation, joy and hope which features: preparation, optimism, prayer, repentance and reconciliation as we prepare to welcome the baby Jesus at Christmas. Significance 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!
Bill proposed to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland:
“A public consultation has been launched on a bill proposed by Liam AcArthur MSP to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland.
It is important that as many people as possible respond to this consultation. We must send a strong message to Mr. McArthur, MSP's and the Scottish Government: that assisted suicide is a dangerous and unethical practice that must never be legalised in Scotland or any part of the UK. The consultation is running until Wednesday 22 December 2021. Please complete the questionaire as soon as you can and encourage others to do the same. You can find resources to help you do this at:
The Blessing of the Crib:
Will take place at George Square on Wednesday 1st December at 6.30pm. Music from 6.15 pm, with Alba Brass and St. Anne's Primary School, Dennistoun. Join us for this most joyous of occasions and welcome the Advent Season and Witness the true meaning of Christmas. All Welcome!
Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2022:
7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from 315 euros per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details and book the details that suit you. Tel: 020 3239 8662 or email
Stand Together in Celebration of Scotland's National Saint:
Glasgow Churches together with St. Peter's, Partick and the local Church community warmly invite you to join them on the occasion of The Vigil of St Andrew, at 7pm on Monday 29th November in St Peter's Church, 46 Hyndland Street, G11 5PS. Music led by The Piper, The St Mungo Singers and Local Schools. Refreshments to follow in the hall, there may even be a little session with Dancing!
This months edition of the Flourish
is available at the back, please take one, its free.
Legion of Mary Meeting
Tuesday 7pm Entry by Parish Centre, 311 Roystonhill,G212HN
Church Hall:
Please note that the church hall is available for use, BUT only for DAY time events, and except if there is a parish event. The hall is not available for late evening and night time events.                                                                     
Royston Learning Centre,
102 Royston Rd.  have a group on Monday 9.30-11.30am for the parents of children with Autism. The group is intended to give support, advice and assistance to those with children in the Autistic Spectrum.
Working Poverty? Unemployed? Feeling Vulnerable?
Let us Help. Open door/ Self Referral, Professional Referral, Help for Anyone in Need.
Clothing, shoes, hardware, toys, equipment and more.
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Parish Celebration of the Sacraments 2022
Rite of Enrolment for First Confession & First Communion March 23rd 11.45am.
First Confession Tuesday March 29th 7pm.
First Communion Saturday 24th May 11am.
Confirmation – Date to be arranged.
The Catholic Church in Glasgow
is issuing an extraordinary appeal during the month of November to anyone who may have been affected by any kind of abuse at the hands of clergy or church officials … ‘tell us where we went wrong and how we can do      better’.During the designated month, The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCEI) is conducting an external, independent review of the Archdiocese of Glasgow to hear from people with first-hand experience of how the Archdiocese has responded to reports of abuse.  
A spokesman for the Archdiocese said: “This is a genuine attempt to listen and learn. The Social Care Institute is a totally independent body which will conduct this month long audit. The Archdiocese will have no role except to help to publicise that the audit is taking place, and that the external team want to hear directly from abuse survivors.  “The Social Care Institute wants to understand what is happening today and what has gone wrong in the past. They are looking at the responses of people in diocesan roles to knowledge of abuse by clergy or risks posed by clergy and others in Church-related roles, paid or voluntary.  “While the audit will concentrate on the last 5 years, we recommend that anyone who has experience of how we have dealt with abuse claims should speak to SCIE staff directly. Nobody at any level in the Church will be told that they are taking part. What they you tell SCIE will be confidential and will not be shared with the Archdiocese except as part of an overall report which will absolutely not identify any individual.” Dr Sheila Fish, SCIE Head of Audit and Review, said: “We want to understand what is working well and where there are problems. We want to hear from people with first-hand experience of how people in diocesan roles have responded to disclosures of abuse or sharing of concerns.”   
When the work has been completed the Archdiocese will publish the report and copies will be made available to survivors.  Anyone who may wish to report on their experience should contact SCIE directly by email at or by phone on 07921 251614. SCIE will then get in touch to arrange a time to report to the auditors in a way that suits each individual
The Bishops have launched the updates Safeguarding Manual ‘In God’s Image’ v 2  
The manual can be read on the BCOS website as a flip book and can be    accessed on  Meantime, if anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting the Safeguarding Team. The newsletter can be found on the BCOS website   or by using this link:
Standard Precautions
As always, we should keep wearing face coverings (which is a legal obligation in church anyway), unless exempt and keep sanitising hands. Although we no longer have to practice social distancing we do need to be conscious that some people are more wary, or at a higher risk, than others and make arrangements for them to be able to sit further apart if they wish (e.g. have stewards keep others away from them, or have some seats distanced wider, or have some cards that can people can leave next to them saying “please do not sit too close”).
Track & Trace – ongoing
  • The sign of peace should still not be shared by shaking hands.
  • One way systems around church are no longer needed.
  • Votive candles may be used carefully. People should use lighters or tapers rather than holding one candle over another. The fire risk of flammable hand gel should be emphasised.
We will publish more information as and when we receive it.
ApparelXchange CIC; we are a Glasgow-based social enterprise dedicated to  reuse and recycling for children's wear. I am contacting you today is regarding our donation drive for First Holy Communion outfits, shoes and accessories. the financial and social pressure that meets many families in their preparation for this special day. I also recognise how the requirements of this day mean so many items are purchased and often only used once. We have therefore recognised a big opportunity to encourage the reuse of the items purchased for First Holy Communions, Contact: 07869720259
These words are engraved on the bell which is used to start the entrance procession for the Mass, located just beside the 8th Station of the Cross and it is translated:
'The one who touches me hears my voice.'
 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

Safeguarding Code of Conduct for Church employees & volunteers

In ensuring that they comply with the Safeguarding standards of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Church employees and volunteers who interact with vulnerable groups must:

  • treat all people with respect
  • respect and protect emotional and physical boundaries
  • respect the rights of others to personal privacy
  • remember that physical contact can be misunderstood
  • meet with a child or vulnerable adult in an open and observable environment
  • remember that words and actions might be misinterpreted
  • be confident in sharing concerns appropriately
  • be confident in both challenging and reporting abusive behaviour

Church Streaming Schedule

St Roch's Church streaming schedule
with available links is here


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