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Saint Jude’s and Saint John Ogilvie’s Parish is a parish of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, a Designated Religious Charity: No. SC 018140

Welcome

St Jude and St John Ogilvie Parish Church, Glasgow welcomes you to our website. 
Thank you for visiting. We hope our site provides all the information you might need to know whether you intend visiting our church – where you can be assured of a warm welcome – or are looking to find out more about the Catholic Faith.

Parish of St Jude & St John Ogilvie 
159 Pendeen Road Glasgow G33 4SH
Tel: 0141 771 5004

stjudeandstjohnogilvie@rcag.org.uk

Parish Priest: Father Francis Okereke

Your Parish Needs You!

We are currently in Phase 1 of the Government’s Four-Phase Plan for lifting the restrictions and reopening society.  Churches will be able to reopen for private prayer in Phase 2 and for Mass in Phase 3 – we don’t know when that will be, but we need to be ready for it.

The Bishops have issued guidance, which you can read here:-https://www.bcos.org.uk/ COVID19/tabid/127/Default.aspx

We will explain what this means for the parish as we get closer to reopening, but one obvious thing is the need to clean and disinfect the church each time we open.  This means we need volunteers, and due to health concerns, we need volunteers aged under 70 (and who have no underlying heath issues, and who don’t live with anyone who does).

We will be unable to open if we don’t get enough volunteers to clean and to usher and to make sure that everyone knows what they need to do, so please volunteer.

If you are able to volunteer then please email, message, or phone Margaret McElroy email margaret.mcelroy2@ntlworld.com – telephone 0771 258 2661 with you name and contact details (please do not leave contact details in the comments under this post – we don’t want them getting missed.

Thank you in advance for all your help in getting St Jude’s Church reopen.

FUNERALS – During this time of Pandemic it is very difficult if one of your loved ones dies and a funeral has to be arranged.  Whilst it is not possible to have a funeral mass at this time Father Francis will say a private mass on for the deceased and a memorial mass can be organised once this is possible.

Father Francis has conducted funerals for various persons over the past weeks and we keep in our prayers Margaret Ingram, Catherine Taylor, Dennis Honan of St Jude’s Church and for Barbara Russell and Agnes O’Brien who were parishioners of St Maria Goretti. They have all been laid to rest without the benefit of a public funeral mass.

ARCHDIOCESE – If you log onto the Archdiocese of Glasgow website you can read the Archbishop’s messages and the Pope’s messages and keep up with developments in the Archdiocese.

VIRTUAL MASS – There are various churches who are streaming on-line masses and details of these can be found on the Archdiocese of Glasgow website.  You can say the prayer below as it is not possible to receive Holy Communion at this time.

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul.  Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself holy to you. Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen

VISITING OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND – Father Francis is not permitted to visit the sick and housebound as these are high risk people and we need to avoid bringing the virus to them.

FINANCES – During this pandemic all of our churches are suffering financially and you can send donations direct to the church bank account – Sort Code 80-13-95 Account Number 00274162 – St Jude’s Church.  We understand that this may be a time of financial hardship and that money may be tight.  Do not feel under pressure to donate.

If you still have a “Wee Box” at home these can be dropped off at the church house.  These boxes are collected on behalf of SCIAF and of course we were unable to have our normal second collection for SCIAF who do great work. If you wish to contribute to SCIAF you can donate by phone on 0141 354 5555 during business hours or check their website for more options.

BONUS BALL – Has been suspended and no one is expected to pay for any weeks that the church was closed.  It will restart on the first Sunday that the church re-opens.

GRASS CUTTING – Thanks goes out to Thomas and Paul Harvey for their work during this difficult time.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE – Which was due to take place on 24th May has been postponed until 20th September 2020.  This may also have to be cancelled depending on how this virus progresses.

Saint Jude’s and Saint John Ogilvie’s Parish is a parish of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, a Designated Religious Charity: No. SC 018140