Tue, January 26, 2021

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St Roch's

 3rd Sunday of the Year - B

23rd / 24th January 2021


Sunday Mass

Virtual 10am

Weekday Masses

Tue - Sat 10am virtually



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1st Reading:       Prophet Jonah 3:1-5.10
Response:          Lord, make me know your ways      
2nd Reading:      St. Paul to Corinthians 7:29-31
Acclamation:                      Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
                        The kingdom of God is close at hand: believe the Good News.
                                           Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
St. Mark 1:14-20
As he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net in the lake – for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you into fishers of men.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him.
Going on a little further, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they too were in their boat, mending their nets. 
Recently Dead:  
Andrea McLean (Funeral Monday 10.30 am), Betty Blue, Cath Gallagher.
Jean McVake.
Feast Days:
Monday       25th  Conversion of St. Paul
Tuesday      26th  St. Timothy & Titus
Thursday     28th  Thomas Aquinas
The Catholic Parliamentary Office is moving.
From Thursday 21 January our office will no longer be located in St Patrick’s, Edinburgh. Our new postal address and telephone numbers will be:
Catholic Parliamentary Office
64 Aitken Street
Tel: 07874 645119
Tel: 07903 952985
Dates to Remember
February 18th       Ash Wednesday
March 10th           St. John Ogilvie, priest & Martyr
March 17th           St. Patrick, Bishop
March 19th           St. Joseph Spouse of Virgin Mary
April 1st               Holy Thursday
April 2nd               Good Friday
April 3rd               Holy Saturday
April 4th               Easter Sunday
May 13th              Ascension
June 29th             St. Peter & Paul
Places of Worship
There is nothing particularly new in this guidance, other than the new restrictions that we already know about.
The key point here is a clarification about numbers.
A maximum of 20 may still attend a funeral. The 20 maximum includes children and includes “any person hired by the family”, so if the family arrange for someone to come along to, for example live-stream the service or provide music, that person must be counted in the 20, unless he or she is on the “staff” of the parish/crematorium, in which case he or she is not counted in the 20.  
The limit of 5 on wedding attendance is now a legal requirement and not just guidance. Technically this means that a parish priest could be fined up to £10,000 for allowing more than 5 at a wedding. (The one exception is if an interpreter is needed, in which case 6 people may be present).
Only the celebrant, the couple, and the two witnesses should be present. There can be no organists, photographers, stewards, etc., although one of the witnesses could take photos if desired. The wedding can be live-streamed if that is done automatically (e.g. via a fixed camera), but a camera-operator, sound technician, etc. cannot be present.
Sanitising is still essential, even if stewards are not allowed to be present, and the celebrant should sanitise the seats and other touchpoints afterwards. If the celebrant cannot do this personally a parish volunteer can do it, but that volunteer must only come into the church after the wedding is finished and the wedding party have left.
Streaming Services Update.
St. Roch's Parish will soon have the capability to live stream video & audio services via the following channels direct from the Church:
  •  St. Roch's Church Facebook page 
Follow the facebook page for info and watch live and previous streams
  • YouTube St. Roch's Church Channel
Subscribe to the channel to watch live, view previous recordings or see future scheduled services
  • Phone Stream
Call 0141 459 0201 and press 1 to listen to audio only for live and past services.
Links to the scheduled services can also be found at the following Faith Online Page:
St. Roch's website:
Catholic Adoption Agency,
St. Margaret's Children and Family Care Society, which supports some of Scotland's most vulnerable children is hosting a 'Virtual Crib Appeal' this Advent. Due to congregation sizes being limited due to Covid 19 Restrictions the Charity could lose out on up to £100k in donations made each year by the Catholic community to its Crib Appeal collection boxes. St. Margaret's Virtual Crib is a peaceful, animated crib scene accompanied by a full Christmas Carol Concert from St. Andrew's Cathedral Choir. St. Margaret's Virtual Crib will be live until the Feast of the Epiphany on their website at,uk. Donations can be made via the St. Margaret's website or by cheque to 26 Newton Place. Glasgow. G3 7PY
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
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
 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
Faith Online
Download daily reflections to your PC or MP3 player from the Jesuits
Follow some on screen reflections on your computer
Read/download each day’s Scripture readings
Sign up to receive a free daily, inspirational spiritual text message on your phone from the Salesians
The parish of St. Roch's is a parish of the Archdiocese of Glasgow,
A Designated Religious Charity, Number SC018140

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