Sat, December 05, 2020


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 - 6th December 2020

Second Sunday of Advent - B


Celebration of Mass
St. Columba’s
Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm
Sunday: 9:45am
Tuesday: 10am
Friday: 10am
St. James’
Sunday: 11.00am
Sunday: 7:15pm
Monday: 10:00am
Thursday: 10:00am
Saturday: 10:00am
Masses from St James will be streamed live
Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. James’: Saturday after the 10am Mass
During our time in Tier 4:  As we are limited to only 20 people in the Church during these 3 weeks, it is important to book in advance before coming to Mass.
If you are able to come to Mass during the week I would ask you to do so and to leave places at the Sunday Masses for those who are not able to attend during the week.
You may book online (or by calling 01418862022 on Tuesday between 6pm and 7pm). Please follow the instructions on the website to book a place at Mass.
Please pray for the Children of St. James’ and St. Columba’s who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.Thank you to all in St. Columba’s and St. James’ and the staff of Trinity High who came along and made our celebrations possible.
Peter Tierney, Denis Clancy, Denise Clancy, Angela (McGeown) Giles, Pat Semple, Stephen Morgan, Margaret Shannon, Pat Semple,  Glenn McGinty, Deacon Martin Doherty,  John Boyle, Frances Mackie, Wilma McManus, Carol McFarlane, Jean Murdoch ,Anne Hughes, Leanna Biagi, Catherine Gallagher, Molly McGavigan, Breda Strain, Abbie Mullan, Brenda Shearer, Beth McNally, Jean Kelly
Recently Deceased:
Dick Fullerton, Janey Doig,, Rosemary Doherty, Jim Adams Tom Docherty
Pat Dobbin, John McCormick, Mary Meechin, Alan Ballingall, Bill Ward, Willie Toohill, William Canning, Agnes McMurray, Angelina Izzi
Standing Orders:
If your income has not been affect by the Coronavirus and if you do not already have standing order for the parish please consider taking out one. The form is available on the parish website.  The sort code is 83 26 22 and the account number is 00130117. Please only consider doing this if it will not cause or add to financial hardship at this time.
Thank you to those who have  submitted a standing order and those who have continued with existing standing orders.
I would like to thank everyone who has so far signed up for a Standing Order and also those who have put their offerings through the letter box at St Columba’s and St. James’. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you
Respond to Scottish Government consultation to stop home abortions!
The Scottish Government is holding a consultation on whether to continue the practice of sending dangerous abortion pills to  women to undergo abortions at home. We need as many pro-life people as possible to complete the Scottish Government’s questionnaire in order to stop dangerous DIY abortions becoming permanent. SPUC has prepared a briefing which gives a step by step guide to completing the questionnaire. Please go to
Missio Scotland Appeal 
Missio Scotland is the Scottish branch of the Catholic Church’s mission aid agency. It enables missionaries to help communities in need through grassroots projects.  They build and maintain hospitals, schools and seminaries, care for people in need and act for justice in the developing world, regardless of race, stigma, religion or gender.  Texting MISSIOSCOT to 70085 will donate a default £3, while MISSIOSCOT with any number between 1-20 after it will donate your desired amount (for example MISSIOSCOT10 will donate £10) .
Bishop John’s Advent Pastoral Letter is available on the parish website here.
Christmas Gift Appeal:
The Letter launching the Annual Gift Appeal us available on the Parish Website (click here). Please have a read. If you are bringing gifts to St. James’ Church or St. Columba’s Church, please do so before the Sunday Masses.
St. Bernadette’s and St. John Bosco’s
have asked us to advertise their Nativity Window: “Our aim is to Spread live at Christmas by displaying a Nativity in as many windows. Please go to
St. James’
Vigil Masses: 5.30pm & 8.30pm
Morning Masses: 9.00am & 11am
St. Columba’s
Vigil Masses 4.30pm & 6.30pm
Morning Mass: 10.00am
Sunday 20th December @ 4pm in St. James’ :
A Time of Reflection, Listening to Christmas Carols, and Readings
Monday 14th December at 7pm led by Fr. Vincent Byrne
The Advent Service and the Penitential Service are being held in St. James’
for the two Parishes so that we can stream them live.
The first step of faith is to tell God that we need him, that we need him to be close to us. Thus, if we ask Jesus to come close to us, we will train ourselves to be watchful.
God’s grace changes lives: He takes us as we are, but He never leaves us as we are. #GeneralAudience
Let us frequently repeat the traditional #Advent prayer: “Come, Lord Jesus” (Rev 22:20): before meetings, studying, work, and before making decisions, in the important moments or times of trial: Come, Lord Jesus!

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