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Sunday 25th September 2005 - download here


The second collection last week came to £380.76. Thank you.

Saturday is the First Saturday of the month. There will be Fatima devotions after morning Mass.


There will be a dance in the Church Hall on Saturday 8th October 8:00pm – 11:30pm. BAR, Raffle. Music by Irish singing star Mark Taggart. Tickets £6 each includes sandwiches, tea and coffee. Tickets on sale after Mass.


There will be a ladies’ social in the Church Hall on Monday 10th October 7.30pm-11.00pm. Tickets £3 each on sale after Mass.


There will be no children’s afternoon club this week. The club will be open at 2pm on Sunday 2nd October.


200 Club Draw takes place on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Winners for September 2005:


No 100       J Friel               £30, No 3          J Connolly         £20

No 74         S. Kelly            £10


Weekend retreats to Mount Carmel, Glasgow. 30th September – 2nd October. The message of St. Theresa of Lisieux conducted by the Carmelite Community.


Could God be calling you to priesthood? – Now could be a good time to find out. The Year of Discernment in the company of other men begins in September. If interested please contact Mgr. John Gilmartin (Vocations Director) at our Lady of Lourdes, Cardonald (Telephone 0141 882 1024) or at the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Clyde Street, (Telephone 0141 226 5898).


Diaconate: If you are interested in the permanent deaconate and what is entailed come along to an evening in the Carmelite Retreat Centre, Hamilton Avenue on Thursday 29th September at 7.30pm.




Hospice: To celebrate World Hospice and Palliative care day there will be a concert in Abbotsford Parish Church Clydebank on Friday 7th October at 7.30pm with voices from Clydebank Ladies’ choir and St Andrew’s High School choir. West Dunbartonshire brass band. Compere: Johnny Beatie Tickets £5 adult £4 senior £2.50 child – refreshment included. For further information 0141 535 7017.


Clydebank Churches Together: There will be a meeting in Clydebank Town Hall Council Chambers on Thursday 29th September at 7.30 pm ‘Songs of Praise’ in Radnor Park Parish Church  on Sunday 9 October at 6.30pm.


Euthanasia A debate is to take place in the House of Lords on Monday 18 October on a House of Lord’s report – Assisted dying for the terminally ill. Please write to peers asking them to vote against Euthanasia in any form.


Family Planning – God’s Way – Nature’s Way. The Billing’s Ovulation method of natural planning is 99% effective with no side effects. This method is also very helpful for couples having difficulty conceiving. For an information pack or details of a tutor in your area; please contact: Fertility Care, Scotland Head Office on 0141 221 0858 or email


Adult Study in The Catechism course. This is a study group, which will also involve work at home. It is part three of a six-part module course, but it is not necessary to have studied Unit 1 or 2 to participate. There will be an introductory evening on Monday 19th September at 7:30pm in the Archdiocesan Offices, 196 Clyde Street. Please phone Anne Brady on 0141 226 5898 if you intend coming along, or for further information.


Pray for our Sick: Celine Faulkner, Catherine McClelland, Scott Breslin, Margaret McLaughlin, Nellie Gallacher, Anne O’Neil, Mary Walsh, Vera McCready, George Faulkner, Rose Dorman, Mary Burns, Jean O’Donnell, Mary McCready, Ellen Falconer, George MacDonald and Toh Saw Im.