Fri, October 15, 2021

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St Roch's

28th Sunday of the Year - B

9th / 10th October 2021


Sunday Mass
Vigil (Sat):  5:30pm
9am : 11:45am
Weekday Masses
Mon - Fri: 10am
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1st  Reading:    ‚Äč          Book of Wisdom 7:7-11
Response:                   Fill us with your love that we may rejoice
Second Reading:        Letter to Hebrews 4:12-13
 Acclamation:              Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
       How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven
                                     Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!     
St. Mark 10:17-30
‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life? ... You know the commandments: You must not kill; you must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’ And he said him, ‘Master, I have kept all these from my earliest days.’
... and he said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go sell everything you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come follow me!
Recently Dead:  
Craig McCusker (Funeral: Wed 13th 10 am), John McGowan, Robert Fitzpatrick          
Bishop John Mone, Mary & John Gallagher.
Feast Days
Monday 11th St. John XX111   
Friday 15th St. Teresa of Jesus
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.
Church Opening
October- Month of the Holy Rosary:
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Recitation of the Holy Rosary from 9am.
Mass 10am
We encourage prayerful silence as you come into the church.
Last Week’s Collections
Thanks for:
1st £512.56
Gift Aid:£209.
African / Nigerian Mass: £296.35
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.     
Bishops’ Conference of Scotland
COP26 Working Group / Update for clergy and parishes  
A Letter from Bishop John Arnold and Bishop Bill Nolan has been sent to Boris Johnson. Another joint letter to the COP leaders will be sent before COP begin 
The Secretary of State office from the Vatican has confirmed that there is normally a ‘space’ within the blue zone, but that no chaplain from any denomination or religion is designated.
A group of pilgrims are walking from mainland Europe to Glasgow. They will arrive in Northumberland and walk along the East coast to Edinburgh and then follow the Forth & Clyde canal to Glasgow.  SCIAF are liaising with them and organizing church halls and homes to accommodate food and sleeping.  If health restrictions allow schools along the route may offer support and encouragement, and, refreshments.     
What can you do right now?  Please sign the petition addressed to the Prime Minister which is asking for support for those most hit by climate change and ensuring they ahave a voice at COP26:        
We are looking for support with accommodation and/or meals for pilgrims who are attending COP26. If people can have them to stay, or open their church halls for them to stay or have a meal in the run up to and during COP26 please contact Nikki Neesam at Nikki The pilgrims arrive in Scotland on the next week, and in Glasgow from 29th October to 2nd November.                                          
Get Ready Glsgow Website:  Information about the impact on the city of COP26 as well as dates and times of road closures and restrictions.                                     
More information next week.
Scotland’s new national Catholic publication
will launch on Friday, October 15th, and will be in parishes that weekend.  It will come out every two weeks and be priced at £2 an edition but that first one is free to let people see what we're about.                                                                                                                                                                    
If you are interested in working with young people online   training and support is available. All sessions will be via Zoom. Contact Fr. Thaddeus.           
Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration
for COP26  Our faith communities are united in caring for human life and the natural world. We share a belief in a hopeful future, as well as an obligation to be responsible in caring for our common home, the Earth.    
Legion of Mary Meeting 
Tuesday 7pm Entry by Parish Centre, 311 Roystonhill, G21 2HN
Pope's Prayer Intention for October:
Missionary Disciples: We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel.
November Lists
will be available at the back of the church.
This month’s Flourish
is available at the back of the church, please take one, it’s free.
The Church Hall:
Please note that 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.
Support Group
for Catholic Women affected by separation and divorce will take place in St. Patrick's church hall Dumbarton on the Fri.12th November at 6pm.
Red Wednesday 24thNovember
is a day to draw attention to the plight of those who are persecuted and oppressed for their religious beliefs by wearing something RED
October: Month of the Holy Rosary
It has been a long standing Church tradition to dedicate the whole month of October to the Most Holy Rosary. When we pray the Rosary we contemplate the mysteries of the Gospel in company with our Blessed Mother. The Rosary is a simple but profound prayer of great significance, loved by countless Saints and destined to bring forth a harvest of holiness and grace to us all. As a mark of our October devotion, we shall continue to pray the Rosary as a community every morning before Holy Mass.
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.
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
Faith Online
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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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