Tue, September 21, 2021

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St Roch's

25th Sunday of the Year - B

18th / 19th September 2021


Sunday Mass
Vigil (Sat):  5:30pm
9am : 11:45am
Weekday Masses
Mon - Fri: 10am
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1st  Reading:    Book of Wisdom 2:12.17-20
Response:        The Lord upholds my life
2nd Reading:    Letter of St. James 3:16-4:3
Acclamation:                Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
                             Through the Good News God called us
                          to share the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
                                   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!     
St. Mark 9:30-37
‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’
Recently Dead:  
Neil McLaughlin, Patrick Boules, Robert Monaghan (Funeral- Monday 28th Sept)     
Month's Mind:
Marian Robb.   
Martin John Evans, Pat McCarron, Pat Skivington.
Birthday Remembrance:
Margaret McEntee, Lottie Monaghan.
Feast Days
Tuesday 21st    St. Matthew.
Please ensure
you have signed in when you enter the Church, it is IMPORTANT to keep track of all who attend.
If you wish to have your child Christened please speak to the Priest.
Please remember
to take the bulletin home with you.
Last Week’s Collections
Thanks for:
1st £458.41    
Gift Aid: £229.   
SPRED: £264.08. 
SCIAF (Wee boxes): £53.69
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
16th/17th October               Second Collection for Missio.
27th/28th November            Second Collection for Education.    
18th/19th December            Second Collection for Caring Sunday.                                                        
Christmas Quarterly             For Ecclesiastical Students.     
Pope's Prayer Intention for September:
We pray that we will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.
The Church Hall:
Please note that from this week 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.
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 8th October 2021. We look forward to supporting you!
to our information & discussion evening around care for our common home in preparation for COP26.Wed 22nd Sept in our church hall. 7.00 – 8.30. (The Immaculate Conception, 2049 Maryhill Rd G20 0AA; 50m Maryhill Train Station) Information literature also available Led by Ben and Eileen from SCIAF. All welcome.
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:
Essential Support Group for Women of Catholic Faith:
The Spiritual Director of New Evangelisation for the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Canon Conroy, with the help of Tricia Imrie, have established this group a support group for women of catholic faith to provide practical support for people who feel neglected or stigmatised especially women. Meetings will be on 1st Friday beginning 1st October 6pm. In St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. Contact Tricia (07970928028 e.
Royston Learning Centre,
102 Royston Rd. A group is starting 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.
Call 0751 214 5068 - Facebook: GN1BFSS – Email. GNONEBFSS@GMAIL.COM
Covid 19 - Cleaning
Cleaning is still very important even if we can sometimes look at other safe ways of cleaning, e.g. would giving each parishioner a antibacterial wipe to wipe down their own pew be easier than getting stewards to clean? Equally, with smaller congregations on weekdays can you allocate each attendee their own seat? If no one else uses that seat there is no need to clean it every day. Common touch points should still be cleaned daily (such as door handles, bannisters, etc.).
We all look forwards to the day when we can stop cleaning of pews, etc., given the effort involved and the ongoing damage to the pews and the stickiness that is often the result, but we are not there yet. Even if we can use other safe ways of cleaning day to day, a regular proper clean is still very important.
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.
Attendance at Funeral Masses
numbers are no longer restricted to immediate family.
Canon Joe McAuley
has sent some leaflets and information about First Saturday Devotion, please take a leaflet for more information.
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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