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Bulletin March 4th Lent 3

Please note:
On Friday 9th March, at 2.00 we celebrate – with Ibrox and Kinning Park Churches –  the World Day of Prayer
in Kinning Park Church – at Plantation just left off Paisley Road West and down towards the Angel at Kinning Park.

IDEAS FOR LENT: reduce your use of plastics – see

 Give a can a day/week to our local foodbank

For the ladies – on International Women’s Day (8 March) send a thank you to Pope Francis for his leadership on peace, non-violence and disarmament


Friday evening at St Aloysius, Garnethill (the 9th at 7.00 pm) 
with  Archbishop Tartaglia and representatives of the churches
there will be an Evening Prayer (Vespers) of St John Ogilvie.  With the St Mungo Singers, Piper, Harpist, Knights of St Columba . . . . . .  All welcome.
Special preacher: Fr Dermot Preston will introduce  the Rev William Young speaking on the heroic efforts needed to combat modern slavery , people trafficking.

Vespers of St John Ogilvie: all welcome
here are the prayers and the scripture reading of the service:

Yours is the day and yours the night, Lord God.

You called St John Ogilvie To preach the Gospel and serve your people.
Hear us as we gather at his shrine
honouring him and all witnesses to faith and courage
and let us all be encouraged by his life and work.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God,
for ever and ever. AMEN


Lord God, your Son Jesus walked among us
and shared the hardships and pain of your people.
Give each of us the strength we need to walk with him each day,
accepting with love the companions you give us for our journey.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.   Amen


3 Lord God, your Son Jesus emptied himself and shared our life.
Let us follow him in generous love for you and our neighbour,
looking forward to the coming of your Kingdom
We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen


The reading for the Evening Prayer is from the 1st letter of Peter 4: 13-14

Beloved, if you can have some share in the sufferings of Christ, be glad,
because you will enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed.
It is a blessing for you when they insult you for bearing the name of Christ,
because it means that you have the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God resting on you.



For the Church:
That we may have an awareness of the hardships in the lives of so many – and be willing to help in whatever ways are possible. Lord, hear us

That we may grow in patience as a result of our efforts during Lent – in prayer, self-sacrifice and generosity..
Lord, hear us

That God’s spirit of compassion may inspire all who care for the sick, for the suffering, and all affected by violence, war or natural disasters
Lord, hear us

For the well-being of our country and of the European Union, as politicians try to agree what is best for the common good.

Lord, hear us

For those who are sick including our parish housebound and all who are ill in the community: Ian McMillan, Eddie Gettens, Bill Harrison,
Mary McGarrigle, Vincent Riley, Jack Rae, Eric Dick, Marie Jamieson, May and Tom Scott, Yvonne Watt, Reilly McKenna, Bridget Devlin,
Ray McVey, Dorothy Laidlaw,  Moira Montgomery, Ann Judge, Cathie Gilbert, Betty McKinney,  Mgr Peter Smith,  Mgr Noel Woods, Ray Hollier,
Irene Docherty, Christopher Browne, and all those who support and care for them.
Lord, hear us


For all our deceased relatives and friends, including Kathleen Dunne, Kathleen Joyce, Frank Murray,Elizabeth Lamb, Tommy Henley,
Josephine Angel, Kathleen Daley, Stephen Hayden, and for those whose anniversaries fall at this time, including  Mary McKenna, John McMillan, Isabel and Alec Green,


For those whose lives are endangered as they serve the community in the armed forces.  Lord, hear us




The Morning half-hour at 8.00 is repeated every 30 minutes until noon.

8.00: Morning Prayers this week are led by Pat Graham SND, Fay Docherty, Joe Docherty, Rev Tom Pollock, and Michael Martin,with music by the St Mungo Singers, cantor Grace Buckley, harpist Noel Donnelly, organists Jane McKenna and Jacqueline Barrett.  The Morning Prayer for the Feast of St John Ogilvie is presented by Joe Docherty.


8.15: MP for schools for the week of the feast of St John Ogilvie  is led by Julia, with music by children of Our Lady of the Missions Primary School, East Renfrewshire.   Then, Canon Bob Hill speaks about the encounter of Jesus and Nicodemus and God’s love for the world,

and Michael Martin reads a prayer from the Christian Peace Movement,  Pax Christi.


lunchtime half-hour

12.00 noon:  from the Scottish Catholic Observer: This week we reveal that the Church has criticised the Scottish government after a new poll showed opposition to abortion in Scotland, we look at anti-Catholicism in Glasgow, and discuss an inspirational feature from a young schoolgirl.

12.15: Prayers with the Bereaved.

12.30: Music from the archives


18.00: a repeat of the lunchtime half-hour

18.30:  music from the archives


Evening Hour –  repeated at 21.00 and 22.00:  

20.00: a new version of the Stations of the Cross comes from Sciaf with the voices of  Ian Dunne and Elaine McGinley – written by Fr Stephen Reilly.

Music from the St Mungo Singers with organist Jane McKenna.

On Saturday: Ogilvie Vespers led by Gerry Fitzpatrick with music by the St Mungo Singers, organists Jane McKenna and Jacqueline Barrett, and poet Mary Hanrahan.

20.24: From last week, Gerry Fitzpatrick continues Chris O’Donnell’s reflection on Lent from the Catholic Times;  Honor Hania describes the origins of the St Vincent de Paul Society; and in ‘The journey towards the Education Act Scotland 1918’,  Michael Martin  gives The 1st of a series of 2  from Open House; he concludes with the Pax Christi Prayer.

20.50: Daily Night Prayer