PLEASE READ "AMORIS LAETITIA", (THE JOY OF LOVE). POPES FRANCIS REFLECTS ON LOVE AND FAMILY.
POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION AMORIS LAETITIA OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS CONSECRATED PERSONS CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL ON LOVE IN THE FAMILY
aptisms are celebrated on the first and third Sunday of each month. If you wish to have your child baptized , please introduce yourself to the parish priest to make preliminary arrangements. Attendance at the parish baptismal course is a prerequisite for the celebration of this sacrament.
The next Baptism Preparation evening will take place on Monday 5TH DECEMBER, 2016, @7PM
RCIA The RCIA group meets every Thursday in the side chapel at 8.00pm
ADVENT PRAYER AND REFLECTION During Advent there will be a meeting each Monday evening for those who wish to pray together and reflect on our Catholic faith. Beginning on Monday 28th November, the meetings will start at 8.00pm and should last for about one hour. All welcome.
The next Baptism Preparation evening will take place on Monday 5th December , 2016, @7PM
MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP The Mother and Toddler Group will meet on Wednesdays from 9.30am – 11.30am in the Hall. All welcome.
ROSARY PRAYER GROUP The Rosary Prayer group meet in the side chapel every Tuesday at 7.00pm. All welcome Diocesan
SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF OUR LADY – On Thursday 8th December a Solemn Mass will be celebrated at 1pm in the Parish Church of Saint Francis Xavier, Carfin. The Sacrament of the Sick will be offered during Mass. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Xavier Centre. All welcome.
Keep Christ in Christmas Over the past number of years the Catholic Men’s Society of Great Britain has produced little stickers for Christmas card envelopes with the message ‘KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS’. These stickers cost £1.50 per pack of 100. They may be obtained directly from George McAleenan (Tel: 01698 842846) or from the Diocesan Centre.
St Gerard’s & Sacred Heart Parishes, Bellshill invite you to join them for an Advent All-Night Vigil on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th December 2016, 8.00pm to 8.00am, in St Gerard’s Church, Fleming Road, Bellshill, ML4 1NF. The Vigil will include a full schedule of both communal and private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. · Opening Mass Friday 8.00pm · Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all night · Visiting Priests will be available on Friday evening to hear Confessions · Holy Rosary every hour, 9.00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet, 10.30pm Night Prayer, 6.30am Morning Prayer · Closing Mass Saturday 8.00am
St Margaret’s Children & Family Care Society are looking for adopters. We pride ourselves on being a specialised adoption service and encourage you to take a look at our most recent inspection report at www.careinpectorate.com. Have you ever considered adoption? Could you give a loving, stable home to a child who has suffered abuse or trauma? Do you have what it takes to be a ‘Therapeutic Parent’? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please visit our website atwww.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk for more information or call 0141 332 8371 and speak to our duty worker.
IRISH LANGUAGE CONVERSATION CLASSES A chance for children to learn some Irish through games, songs, dance and art. Location: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, G42 8JL. More info: 0141 433 9495 / 07866453708 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheltering God, You were born in flight, Your parents anxious and given no rest. The manner of Your birth calls me to Open-heartedness and sensitivity to the strangers in our midst. Help me not to flee Your challenge. The violence of the present time teaches me fear of the stranger, Reluctant to reach out to those who are different. Grace me this day as I seek To see You in the faces of those uprooted, Weary, as they seek refuge and peace.
ADVENT PRAYER AND REFLECTION During Advent there will be a meeting each Monday evening for those who wish to pray together and reflect on our Catholic faith. The meetings will begin at 8.00pm and should last for about one hour. All welcome.
O Cross of Christ, today too we see you in those who dream, those with the heart of a child, who work to make the world a better place, ever more human and just. In you, Holy Cross, we see God who loves even to the end, and we see the hatred of those who want to dominate, that hatred which blinds the minds and hearts of those who prefer darkness to light. O Cross of Christ, Arc of Noah that saved humanity from the flood of sin, save us from evil and from the Evil One. O Throne of David and seal of the divine and eternal Covenant, awaken us from the seduction of vanity! O cry of love, inspire in us a desire for God, for goodness and for light.O Cross of Christ, teach us that the rising of the sun is more powerful than the darkness of night.O Cross of Christ, teach us that the apparent victory of evil vanishes before the empty tomb and before the certainty of the Resurrection and the love of God which nothing can defeat, obscure or weaken. Amen! (Pope Franci
Couple Counselling Lanarkshire For couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships and looking for support, CCL offers support. For further information phone Tel. 01698 254709 and take a leaflet from the back of the Church.