Sun, January 26, 2020

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St Roch's

Third Sunday of the Year (A)

 25th/26th January 2020

 Sunday Mass:
Vigil Sat: 5.30 pm; Sun: & 11.45am.
Weekday Masses:
Monday-Friday 10am
Sat. 5.10-5.20pm
1st Reading: Prophet Isaiah 8:23-9:3
 Response:               The Lord is my light and my help
2nd Reading: St. Paul to Corinthians 1:10-13.17
 Acclamation:                    Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
                             Jesus proclaimed the Good News of the kingdom,
                              and cured all kinds of sickness among the people
                                           Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!     
The Sunday of the Word of God
The Sunday of the Word of God is been celebrated for the first time. It is an initiative that Pope Francis entrusts to all the Church to enable “the Christian community to set aside moments to reflect on the great importance of the word of God for everyday living” (Aperuit illis, 2).On 30 September 2019, on the 1600th anniversary of the death of Saint Jerome, the great scholar of Sacred Scripture and translator in Latin of the original texts, the Pope made public his Apostolic Letter Aperuit illis, with which he instituted this Sunday.
It is a Sunday given over entirely to the Word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and His people. Thus, it is beneficial if every Christian community, on one Sunday of the liturgical year, could renew its efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and more widely diffused.
May this Sunday of the Word of God help us to grow in religious and intimate familiarity with the Sacred Scriptures. For as the sacred author taught: “This word is very near to you: it is in your mouth and in your heart for your observance” (Dt 30: 14) (Aperuit illis, 15)”.
This is a Sunday, then, through which we can rediscover who we are and what responsibility we have in the Church and in today’s world. Why not consider spending time to Read the Bible daily?
Feast Days:    
Tuesday    28th St. Thomas Aquinas  Friday  31st  St. John Bosco
African / Nigerian Mass next Sunday 1pm.  All welcome
Second Collection for Assisted Parishes next weekend
Recently Dead: John McNeill, Margaret McLaughlin, Eileen White, Nellie O’Donnell, Colin Hart.
Anniversary: Michael Pencovitch, Ina Gibson.
Birthday Remembrance:  Veronica Stewart.
Meetings:  Legion of Mary: Mon. 7.30pm.
A.A: Tue 8pm.   N.A.:  Thurs.7pm.    
Tea & Coffee on Sunday after 9am Mass.
Fruit & Veg Barra: Monday 2 – 3.45pm in church hall.
Wednesday Club begins again on Wednesday 29th 1.30 – 2.30pm. Want to try your hand at carpet bowls? Then come along and have a go. All welcome.
Catholic Women’s prayer Group resumes on Thursday 30th January at 2pm. All welcome.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 – January 27th  A day set aside to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of others killed under Nazi persecution and those massacred in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. This year is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – Birkenau and 25th anniversary of the atrocities of Srebrenica in Bosnia.
The Annual White Mass will be held in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell on Sunday 9th February at 10.30am. Bishop Joseph Toal, principal concelebrant.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat:  A Retreat for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion will be held north of Glasgow on Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th February. This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. Call or text St. Andrea on 07816 942824 or email. Rachel via the website:
Christmas Crib Offerings: All offerings go to support St. Margaret of Scotland Children and Family Care Society. The Crib offerings are an important and significant source of the income of St. Margaret's.
Archdiocese of Glasgow Vocations Discernment Evenings: Friday 31st January. For more info contact Fr. Ross Campbell. / 0141 339 4315
Parish Youth Ministry Training: The Archdiocese is offering four training evenings that would leave parishioners in a position to begin or develop a Parish Youth Group. The first one is Thurs 6th Feb. 7-9pm in 196 Clyde St. G1 4JY. see notice board for more details.
Newman Association – ‘The Ethical Dimension of Educational Provision and Research’ by Prof. Lindsay Paterson (Edinburgh University). 30th Jan 7.30pm. Ogilvie Centre. G3 6RE.
Glasgow University Catholic Association: ‘The Pen is Mightier than the Sword’ Evangelising through Literature. A fortnightly series of talks on living out the Catholic faith, which will take place in Turnbull Hall, 13-15 Southpark Terrace. G12 8LG. Beginning 7.30pm. 30th January. See notice board for more details
Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages: April to Oct 2020. 7 Nights, £266. For more info contact: 020 3239 8662 / email.
Have you ever considered Adoption? To find out more contact St. Margaret’s Adoption Society 0141 332 8371,uk
Job Vacancy: Sales Assistant – St. Paul’s Bookshop – St. Enoch Sq.  36 Hours a week. Contact Sr. Mary Ann Salvilla:  closing date 1st Feb.
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine 14th – 19th June. Cost £699 – Flight from Edinburgh airport. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 / 07740 175557 email:
See notice board for more details.
Thank you: The family of Eileen White wish to thank the parish for their cards, flowers support and best wishes at the unexpected bereavement of their mother and grandmother.
Free e-book A reflection on the daily Gospel, beginning with Advent. It has the readings for every day, (Sunday’s & weekdays), as well as a reflection on each daily Gospel. Available on
Rosemount Lifelong Learning Centre 102 Royston Rd
Have the following activities each week:-
Sewing Group Monday 930am-1230pm
All materials Provided at no cost, all levels welcome - beginners will be given 1-1 tuition – Hand Sewing and Machines available.
Men’s Group  Wednesday 11am-130pm
Social drop-in for men of all ages, the group are very welcoming and supportive to each other and new participants, they enjoy lots of interesting group discussions and play pool, darts, scrabble ect.
Women’s Group Thursday 930am-1230pm
This is a fairly new group of local women who have come together after identifying a need in the community for women to have somewhere to meet, support each other and take part in meaningful activities, creating new opportunities for learning and development and identifying women’s needs in the community.
Royston Running Group– Working towards training for charity run Race for Life/10k
Recently started by the women’s group meeting every Tuesday 1130am at Rosemount Learning Centre and  Thursday mornings 930am get in touch with Christine for more info
Guitar Group Thursday 12.30pm-2pm
Small Group of local people most of whom are beginners being taught by our Volunteer Guitar Tutor – all levels are welcome.
Art Group Fridays 1230-230pm
Community drop-in group for local people who have an interest in Art/Drawing skills coming together to share skills and be creative in a quiet space, and just enjoy the relaxation and mindfulness of drawing. Materials provided.
Knitting Group:- Want to learn how to knit, or share your skills?
Royston Library, 67 Royston Rd – Thursday  1.30 to 3pm.
St. Margaret’s Adoption: Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about adoption process, please visit:-  or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or email;-
Fertility Care Scotland: The Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Fertility Regulation, For more info or an appointment - 0141 221 0858 also on twitter and  facebook. Email: /
Strathclyde Catholic Chaplaincy:- Mass Times: Mon - Fri: 12.10pm Sun: 11am. Adoration: Tues 4.45-5.30pm. See notice board for more details.
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

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