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St Roch's

 Seventh Sunday of Easter - B

15th / 16th May 2021


Sunday Mass

Vigil (Sat):  5:30pm

9am : 11:45am

Weekday Masses

Mon - Fri: 10am


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1st Reading:    ‚Äč Acts of Apostles 1:15-17.20-26
Response:                The Lord has set his sway in heaven
2nd Reading:    Letter of St. John 4:11-16
Acclamation:                  Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!   
                           I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord;
              I will come back to you, and your hearts will be full of love.             
                                        Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!  
St. John 17: 11-19
‘But now I am coming to you and while still in the world I say these things to share my joy with them to the full. I passed your word on to them, and the world hated them, because they belong to the world no more than I belong to the world… Consecrate them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, and their sake I consecrated myself in truth.’
Recently Dead:
William McLaughlin (Funeral Wed 10am), Joe Purves (Funeral Mon 24), Mary Hughes, Jim Luke, Peter Nicholson, Jim Donachy. Mgr. Tony Duffy, Mgr. Joseph Boyd.                                                                               
Anniversary:  Mary Coyne, Thomas Howie, Alex McGoldrick, Mandy Paton, Liz Gillespie, Caroline Little, Jean Kearns,
Let us keep the sick in our prayers especially our parishioners.    
If you wish to have your child Christened please  speak to the Priest.
Last Week’s Collections
Thanks for:
Gift Aid:£260.   
Donation: £80
SCIAF - Wee boxes: £127.63        
Attendance  @ 3 Masses : 126
Grateful thanks to all who have continued to support us financial during this crisis.
Dates to Remember
May 23rd               Pentecost
May 30th                Holy Trinity
June 6th                 Body and Blood
June 12th & 19th     1st Communion Mass 11am
June 14th & 15th     Confirmation Mass 7pm.
June 29th               St. Peter & Paul
you are welcome to make a donation/collection to the parish fund by clicking the link, (thanks for your support).
The Month of May Month of the Holy Rosary:-
 “Prayer by the Church was fervently being made to God” (Acts 12:5)
Guided by the Shrines around the world, all the faithful during the month of May unite in the recitation of the Holy Rosary to ask for the end of the pandemic and the resumption of social and work activities.
The Holy Father has requested that the month of May be dedicated to a "marathon" of prayer, to ask for the end of the pandemic, which has afflicted the world for more than a year now. Pope Francis wishes to involve all the Shrines around the world in this initiative, so that they may become vehicles of the prayer of the entire Church. The initiative is being conducted in the light of the biblical expression: "Prayer by the Church was fervently being made to God" (Acts 12:5. Copies of the Press release at the back of the church).
We are encouraged to recite the Rosary on our own, in the church or at home. It is possible to join in on YOU Tube, Facebook or EWTN. The Rosary is readily available on all of them.
Pray in May:
This May we invite all to join with us in prayer to celebrate the  wonderful work of Mary's Meals. Churches can also support us by holding a Holy Hour for Mary's Meals during this special month.
Find out more at
Popes intentions for May:  
The World of Finance
Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.
National Day of Prayer for Schools & Young People
We are invited to Pray the Rosary on Monday May 24th  - Feast of Our Lady, Mother of the Church. It is hoped the Rosary will be said in school, and the faithful will pray for all young people everywhere. 
Wee Box:
You are welcome to return the Wee Box and there are more at the back of the church. Thank for you most generous and kind donations.
Pro-Life Mass
is on Wednesday 19th May, 7.30pm in Holy Cross, 113 Dixon Ave. G42 8ER. Doors open at 7pm. Celebrant Fr. Charles Randall CssR.
Novena to the Holy Spirit:
As we prepare to celebrate Pentecost, we are encouraged to join in the Novena prayer to the Holy Spirit-:
Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday
we are welcome to wear something with the shade of Red, the colour of the Holy Spirit…the birth of the Church.
World Communication Sunday2021:  
"Come and See” (Jn 1:46).
"Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are.” Message of the Holy Father.                                
Second collection next Sunday in support of the catholic work of communications
SPUC Scotland
On Saturday, 22 May 2021, at Carfin Grotto, SPUC Scotland will display 14,000 white flower images, one for every child lost to abortion in Scotland in one year, to create a ‘carpet of flowers for the unborn’. Bishop Toal will bless the physical display at 2pm.  If you would like to sponsor a virtual flower, please visit or call SPUC Scotland (0141 221 2094) to make a donation.   
Capacity – Public Worship:
From Monday 26th April, we move to Level 3 and the 50 cap on attendance at public worship is lifted. This does not yet mean a return to normal occupancy. We must still maintain 2m social distancing between individuals/household groups and this will mean that for most churches capacity is still very limited.
Our regular attendees will be aware of the restrictions but with celebrations like First Communions approaching, where people might not be aware of the situation and want to   invite lots of friends and family, we will need to be very clear about the numbers permitted.
We are also still required to obtain and keep contact details, ensure face coverings and hand sanitising, clean pews, etc., and if you are able to admit larger numbers you will need to make sure that all these tasks can still be done accurately and efficiently.
Capacity – Funerals and Weddings
Regardless of whether we are able to admit larger numbers for public worship, attendance at weddings and funerals is limited to 50 (and will be less than that if your normal capacity is less than 50).
Once we move to Level 3 from Monday more activities will be permitted, especially for children. Children’s activities and sports can generally take place outdoors and indoors, subject to specific guidance for each type of activity. Higher risk activities – such as brass or woodwind or singing should not take place.
Adult activities are limited to hospitality, prayer, and similar activities, subject to all the guidance, especially social distancing and face coverings. Leisure  activities such as bingo, recitals, arts/music, snooker, bowling, etc., should not take place yet.
SCIAF solicits our support during this season of lent. SCIAF material and the WEE BOX are available in the parish for pick up. 
Thanks for your unflinching support to SCIAF. Lent this year our WEE BOX appeal looks at the ongoing crisis in South Sudan where a generation of children with disabilities are locked out of an education and trapped in a cycle of poverty. Together, we’re helping children with disabilities in South Sudan to access the education and support they need to build a bright future.
SCIAF Lenten Appeal  for SCIAF Sunday:-
The Tablet is available online, to subscribe:-
Our overriding mission is to ensure our faithful Catholics are fully and regularly informed about our Catholic faith and have the benefit of the up to date Catholic Church’s view on the many important issues that exist. 
TO OUR CATHOLIC UNIVERSE AND CATHOLIC TIMES READERS IN THE PARISH:- at the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE. Please go to or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you.
SPECIAL OFFER 12 Months:-   £99.00
DIGITAL COPY: - 12 Months:  £55.00
Thanking you for all your support.
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.
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

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

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