Wed, June 16, 2021

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St Roch's

Eleventh Sunday of the Year - B

12th / 13th June 2021


Sunday Mass
Vigil (Sat):  5:30pm
9am : 11:45am
Weekday Masses
Mon - Fri: 10am
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1st  Reading:      Prophet Ezekiel 17:22-24
Response:           It is good to give you thanks, O Lord
2nd Reading:      2nd Corinthians 5:6-10   
Gospel Acclamation:        Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
                       The seed is the word of God, Christ the sower;
                          whoever finds the seed will remain for ever
                                        Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 
Mark 4:26-34
‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’
Recently Dead:
Mary Cochrane (Funeral: Mon.10am), Bobby Martin (Funeral: Wed 16th 10 am), John Higgins (Funeral: Thurs 17th 10am),  Lyndsay Shephard, Janet Dowds, Jimmy Fox, Ann Baxter, Jamie Allingham Roairi McLaughlin, Charles Dolan.    
Cardinal Thomas Joseph Winning, Fr. Edward Higgins, Ellen Mills, Margaret Cairns, Elizabeth Cassidy,
Father's Day Remembrance:
John McLetchie, George McLetchie.
Let us keep the sick in our prayers especially our parishioners.    
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:
Gift Aid: £237 
Donations: £130
Mass Attendance last week: 123
Financial Statement
for 30th March 2019 - 31st March 2020 & 1st April - 31st March  is available please take one.
Grateful thanks to all who have continued to support us financial during this crisis.
Dates to Remember
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).
Papers and magazines:
Flourish, Catholic Universe, The Tablet and Bible Alive at the back of the church are for free, please help yourself to them.
to the children who made their First Communion on Saturday 12th June.
Parish First Communion & Confirmation:
will be held on 14th 7pm, 15th 7pm and 19th at 11 am, only 2 members of the family of the candidate are able to attend due to restriction in numbers. School-leavers Mass:-17th 1 pm and 18th 10am, 1pm.
The monthly Pro-Life Mass
is on Wednesday, 16th June at 7.30pm at Holy Cross, 113 Dixon Ave, G42 8ER. Doors open at 7pm. All welcome, subject to current restrictions. The celebrant will be Fr Charles Coyle.
Dear All,
As the situation keeps – hopefully – improving the bishops have today issued some updated guidance on the celebration of the liturgy, taking us back towards normal practice.
Please remember that the virus is primarily spread by air droplets and so it is important to ventilate the church. Open doors and windows when the church is in use in so far as you can.
Please keep observing the taking track & trace lists, the use of face coverings and hand sanitiser, social distancing, etc.
Level  2 or below (the whole Archdiocese just now): 
  • Subject to social distancing and hand hygiene, altar servers and sacristans can resume their usual tasks, if it is safe to do so.
  • The Gloria, Creed, and Second Reading may resume (making sure that there is still enough time between Masses to clean the church)
  • The offertory procession may restart (those carrying the gifts should sanitise their hands, and the vessels must be closed)
  • At Holy Communion, the dialogue “Body of Christ”, “Amen” may resume if it has not already done so.
  • Holy Communion should still be distributed in the hand, but the priest may also distribute Communion on the tongue after Mass, with the priest sanitising his hands between each communicant.
  • Incense may now be used, but try to avoid excessive smoke.
Level 1
Where congregational singing is permitted, the bishops suggest either using disposable hymn sheets or giving each family a hymn book to take away and bring back for their own personal use. If you are using sheets please ensure compliance with copyright law.
It is hoped that social distancing may drop to 1m before too long, but this has not yet happened and until it does we still need to keep to 2m between household groups in church.
If any area goes back up to Level 3 or 4 the previous liturgical guidance should be followed and the above steps omitted.
From today, the bride may be accompanied down the aisle by a person who is not in the same household without having to socially distance from that person. The groom too may be accompanied by someone who is not in the same household. The bride and groom do not need to wear face coverings; the people accompanying them are still to wear them.
Ask your MP to sign a Parliamentary motion to stop ‘DIY’ abortion:                     
Carla Lockhart MP has launched a parliamentary motion calling on the Government to end ‘DIY’ home abortion. If ‘DIY’ home abortions become permanent, this will be a very big change to abortion provision that will likely lead to the loss of many more lives - and it is likely that this will have a strong negative impact on the physical and emotional health of women.                                                                                                             
Right To Life UK has launched an easy-to-use tool which makes it simple for you to send an email to your MP asking them to sign the motion. Please click the link below to contact your MP now. It only takes 30 seconds!
Traditional Latin Mass
Sundays, 11am.  Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bridgeton.
SPRED Open Hour
Have you ever wondered about the work of SPRED in support of parishioners who have learning disability?  Have you ever wanted to know about volunteering with SPRED or how SPRED could help someone you know? Please join us on Zoom for one of our open hours on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June at 7 p.m. when we will share with you what we do, introduce you to some of our volunteers and answer any questions you may have.  To receive your zoom invitation please email or send a Facebook message to @GlasgowSPRED.
Radio Alba
majors on Morning, School, Evening and Night Prayer, and now has recorded Masses on Sunday, and Prayer from Glasgow Churches Together during the week. It introduces the Sunday and daily readings and, through our half-hour Magazine, draws attention to the great works that the Church and the churches are doing.
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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