Wed, February 19, 2020

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St Columba’s Parish, Renfrew

Priest:  Fr. John Eagers 
35 Campsie Drive Renfrew, PA4 0RB
E-mail address:             
Tel: 0141 886 2570 
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Bulletin 16th February 2020


Sunday Mass
St. Columba’s:  Vigil 4.30pm & 9.45am
St. James’:  11.00am & 7.15pm
Weekday Mass
St. Columba’s: Wednesday & Friday 9.30am
St. James’ : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday  9.30am
  St. Columba’s :  Saturday  after Vigil Mass
St. James : Sunday 6.30 - 7.00pm      
St Columba’s : Wednesday 10.00 – 10.30am
St. James : Thursday  8.30— 9.25am, Saturday 10.00— 10.45 am
St Columba’s : Wednesday & Friday 9.00 am
Denis Clancy, Denise Clancy, Deacon Martin Doherty,  John Boyle, Stephen Morgan,  Frances Mackie,  James  McLees, Margaret Shannon, Angela (McGeown) Giles,  Pat Semple,
Norman Beacham,  George McAllister, Bernard & Catherine Cosgrove, Beatrice Milne, Jean & Ward, Gertrude McLachlan,  Augusto Arrighi, Lara Arrighi
Offertory:   £587.50.                        
SPRED collection:  £353.60.
Thank you for your continued generosity.
The next Parish Council meeting will take place on  Tuesday 18th February.
There is now a box available in the porch for donation to the Food Bank. Food and Toiletries are most welcome. This will be available every week. Please give generously. Thank you.
Any Questions speak to Josie
Lourdes Discipleship Pilgrimage (18-21yrs)
Would you like to be involved in our Paisley Diocese Lourdes 2020 Pilgrimage, 26 June to 2 July as young adults? You will join other young Catholics (18-21 years) for spiritual and pastoral, service and social initiatives in our new Lourdes Disciples Programme.  Maybe you’ve been to Lourdes with Youth to Lourdes or just want to experience the Lourdes ‘miracle’ for yourself. If your interested or would like more information please email Fr. Gerry McNellis ( Limited to twenty places.
volunteers doing or planning to do regulated work with children and vulnerable adults or both,  should complete the Safeguarding Training, Induction Part 1.  These sessions will be held in the Diocesan offices, Incle Street, Paisley on: Monday 20th January at 7pm,  Monday 9th March at 7pm,  Tuesday 5th May at 10.30am, Tuesday 25th August at 7pm. Please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding office or 0141 847 6138 to register. 
Safeguarding Training, Induction Part 2:
The new Safeguarding Part 2  Training session, is for volunteers who have previously attended Safeguarding Training Part One, or Safeguarding Training Level one, more than 18 months ago.  If you attended Safeguarding Training Level One in 2017 or early 2018, you should put your name forward for Safeguarding Training Part 2.   The next sessions will be on:
Tuesday 21st January at 7pm St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Clarkston,  Thursday 5th March at 7pm St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Greenock,  Monday 30th March at 10.30am in Diocesan Offices, Incle Street, Paisley,  Tuesday 12th May at 7pm St. Ninian’s Parish Hall, Gourock,  Monday 8th June at 7pm St. Joseph’s & St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Wemyss Bay. Please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding office or 0141 847 6138 to register. 
Join Bishop John for our Diocesan Lourdes Dinner Dance Fundraiser:
Come along to what promises to be a great diocesan night out and help support a terrific diocesan cause.  Saturday 22nd February 2020,  Greenock Town Hall, 7.00pm for 7.30pm (Carriages 12 midnight).  Fizz on arrival, three-course meal, live band and dancing.  Dress Formal.  Includes return bus from Renfrewshire/East Renfrewshire. For tickets £35.00 and further information please email  or phone  07950483042.  Donations of raffle prizes and auction items greatly appreciated
The next  session of Alpha  starts on Wednesday 6th February at 7.00pm and will finish on Wednesday 10th April. This will include an Away Day on Saturday 16th March. The Alpha  Course is  a 10 week Program which has three important elements, Food, Talk and Discussion. If  interested,  please contact Andy Milwain at
The Community Variety Show Fundraiser - Paisley Diocese:
Come along to our great fun Community Variety Show Fundraiser in Saint Stephen's High School, Port Glasgow on Friday 21 February, 7.00pm. This event is a fundraiser event for our Diocesan Saint Mirin’s Fund and is organised in collaboration with the Diocese.  For tickets, £5.00 email  We are holding back one slot in the show for any person or group in the diocese who want(s) to perform as singers, dancers or any other suitable variety act.  For information please be in touch with
Adult Formation:
All are invited to a series of three Scripture talks in St. Conval's, Linwood, starting with tea/coffee at 6.30pm, talk from 7.00-8.30pm.: 4th February - Matthew's Gospel (Cycle A); 3rd March - Lent - Cycle A (particularly useful for RCIA); 31st March - Liturgies of Easter Triduum.
Unique One bedroom apartments for sale in the grounds of Nazareth House, 1647 Paisley Road West, Cardonald, Glasgow, G52 3QT.  Access to daily Mass in our church, large gardens and meals available if required daily.   To make an    appointment for viewing our show apartment and find out more details, please contact:   Stephen Crothers, General Manager.  Tel:  0141 891 8882  or  visit on our Open Day on Tuesday 18th February from 10am to 4pm.
Lent Retreats:
1. ‘A Lenten retreat group will again meet weekly in St Columba’s Oratory, Renfrew, starting on Tuesday 25th February 2020. Following the theme:’ Journey into Freedom: a Retreat based in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola’ you are invited to meet together from 7 - 8.30 pm each week to share reflection and prayer. A free Retreat book with readings, pictures and prayer suggestions will be available on the first evening.   All welcome.’
2. ‘All are welcome to a Lent Quiet morning in the Oratory at St Columba’s Renfrew from 10.30 - 1 on Saturday 29th February, an opportunity for prayer, quiet time and sharing. The morning will end with Mass and a light lunch.’
20-40 Network Supper Club:  Aged 20-40?  We are hosting a supper club networking event at The Butterfly and the Pig on 7th March at 7 pm.  Tickets are £28 for a two course meal from a fantastic menu plus coffee.  Thereafter you can mingle in the bar with a live band and you have complimentary entry to the neighbouring Buff Club.  This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other young  catholics, so please come along.  Just email  to buy a ticket.
I entrust to the Virgin Mary, Health of the Sick, all those who carry the burden of illness, along with their families and healthcare providers. I warmly assure everyone of my closeness in prayer.
Jesus Christ offers His mercy to those who endure distress due to situations of frailty, suffering, and weakness. He invites everyone to share in His life in order to experience tender love.
"Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted" (Mt 5:4). Wise and blessed is the person who welcomes the pain that comes with love, because they will receive the consolation of the Holy Spirit, who is God's tenderness who forgives and corrects.

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