EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)
GOD’S WORD FOR US TODAY
Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus 27: 4-7
The author advises us that a person’s words reveal that person’s worth.
Resp. to Psalm: I love you, Lord, my strength.
Reading 2: 1 Cor 15: 54-58 (Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?) )
Paul encourages us never to give up, because, in Christ, the victory is already won.
Gospel Acc: Alleluia, alleluia! We hear the Word, and God still speaks. Christ is the Word. We turn to him. Alleluia . . . .
Gospel : Lk 6: 39-45 (The fully trained disciple will always be like his teacher)
St. Luke advises us to take seriously the teaching of Jesus, to be aware of our own shortcomings rather than those of others, and to note that whatever we say or do should be good fruit, not bad fruit. Reflect: Where in my life do I need the guidance of Jesus, so that I may reflect his goodness more and more?
LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS and INFORMATION
Sunday Feb 27 6:00 pm Reception of the body of John Monteith, RIP
Monday Feb 28 9:30 am Eighth Monday of the Year. Funeral Mass for John Monteith, RIP
Tuesday Mar 01 9:30 am Eighth Tuesday of the Year (With children from Our Lady of Peace)
Wednesday Mar 02 9:30 am ASH WEDNESDAY (A Day of Fasting and Abstinence)
International day of fasting and abstinence, called by Pope Francis, for peace in our world, especially in Eastern Europe.
Thursday Mar 03 9:30 am Thursday after Ash Wednesday (With children from OL of Peace)
Friday Mar 04 Day of Prayer for those who have Suffered Abuse – in all situations, including the Church. Lord, have mercy.
Saturday Mar 05 9:30 am Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Sunday Mar 06 10:00 am First Sunday of Lent, Year C. LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN
Gift Aid £ 90.00
Collection £ 269.50
Hall £ 15.50
Donation £ 50.00
INSTALLATION OF BISHOP NOLAN
This will be live-streamed on YouTube (https://youtubr.com/watch?v=DEwZHTCorUI) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/ArchdioceseofGlasgow)
This will be restored from next Sunday, March 6th
SICK and RETIRED PRIESTS
On each Sunday of Lent, except the Fourth Sunday, there will be a special collection for the sick and retired priests of the archdiocese.
ST. JOHN OGILVIE CELEBRATION
There will be an ecumenical celebration of St John Ogilvie and other Scottish witnesses to the faith in St. Aloysius’ Church on Sunday, March 13th at 7:00 pm
AGAP has a series of virtual Lenten events starting this week. For further detailed information, please see www.agap.org.uk/lentfest
Lent is the springtime of the Church’s year: a time for uprooting unhealthy habits, and for cultivating habits that reflect who we are as people who are made in the image and likeness of God. In the words of Pope Francis:
Do You Want to Fast This Lent?
Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
Fast from worries and trust in God.
Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.
Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
Fast from words and be silent, so that you can listen.
LENT PROJECT (Justice and Peace group)
In the light of the continuing worsening situation in Afghanistan, the J&P group proposed to Fr. Francis that we adopt Afghanistan for this year’s Lent Project, and he has agreed. We suggest that we focus on three areas of serious need:
Medical aid for 1 million children at risk of dying from malnutrition. £30 will provide 3 children with this treatment for 3 weeks.
Blankets for displaced families living in sub-zero temperatures. £50 will provide blankets for 10 people.
Emergency food for some of the 95% of the population who do not have enough to eat. £100 will provide a family with emergency supplies for 3 months.
Sr Patricia will give further information next Sunday.
THE SICK AND DECEASED
We continue to pray for the sick members of our parish that God will grant them strength and peace; and for those who have died, that God will bring them to the fullness of eternal life with him.
PRAYER for PEACE
O Prince of Peace, once more we hear the guns of war; once more we see the faces of frightened children. We pray for the people of Ukraine, that they may be granted peace. We pray for the people of Russia, that they may demand peace. We pray for our country, that we may be a positive part of peace-making in this world. O Prince of Peace, lead us from this dark time to a deeper understanding of the global human family, so that all may break bread together In the secure embrace of peace. Amen.
SYNOD MEETING REMINDER
Our meeting with St Maria Goretti’s Parish will take place on Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00 pm in St. Maria Goretti’s Parish Hall. This is our opportunity to send our thoughts about the Church and dreams for the Church to Pope Francis. He is keen to know what everyone thinks: what we think is good and should stay, and what we think should change, and why.
Please do all in your power to engage in this unique opportunity to participate in the thinking that will shape our Church for the future.
WORLD DAY of PRAYER for PEACE and JUSTICE
This will take place on Friday, March 4th at 2:00 pm in Causeway Church, 1134 Tollcross Road. All are welcome.
LENTEN PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE
Can you give one hour per week during Lent to join others outside the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and pray for an end to abortion? If so, further information is available at Ogilvie1615@outlook.com
To support homelessness services in Scotland, Shelter Scotland’s ‘Kiltwalk’ will take place on Sunday, April 24th . There are three distances. Further information is available at https://thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/Glasgow. If you are interested, you may sign up at https://shelterscotland.org /kiltwalk2022.