Second Sunday of Lent (B)

Opening Prayer of Mass (Collect)

O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son,
be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word,
that, with spiritual sight made pure,
we may rejoice to behold your glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Reading: Genesis 22: 1-2, 9-13, 15-18
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 116
R I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.
Second Reading: Romans 8: 31-34
Gospel: Mark 9: 2-10

A Message from Fr Byrne

Having received the disappointing news that we will be closed for the rest of Lent it became clear that we need a more ‘permanent temporary’ solution here for confessions especially given the recent wet weather. I have, therefore, bought a gazebo for my small garden (the gated section facing the outside Stations of the Cross, Prospecthill Road side) to function as a temporary confessional.

Times will, initially, be the following:
MONDAY: 9am-10am (assuming there is no funeral)
WEDNESDAY: 6pm-7pm
THURSDAY: 9am-10am (assuming there is no funeral)
FRIDAY: 6pm-7pm
This means that I can satisfy the government’s requirement for 2m distancing, offer confession to those who are working, and ensure we’re not at the mercy of our Scottish weather! It also allows me to provide anonymous confession for those who prefer this. I will still be able to hear confession at other times, of course. Please make use of this opportunity in this holy Season of Lent.
Fr Byrne

Liturgical Celebrations this week

Monday, 1st March St David, Bishop, Patron of Wales

Care for all God’s children

The hurt sustained by those who have been abused by members of the Church is a source of
shame. Each year parishes across Scotland renew their commitment to protecting all those
entrusted to their care. After this week’s notices you can read our Safeguarding Commitment.

World Day of Prayer Scotland

Friday 5th March 2021

This year’s theme is: ‘Build on a strong foundation’

The Scottish Committee invites you to join a live ZOOM service at 2pm:
ZOOM ID: 895 9398 3883
Passcode: 901656
Details of how to participate by phone and Facebook can be found on the WDPwebsite: website: website:

St Brigid’s Food Bank

The hours for the food bank are as follows:
MONDAY 11am-12pm
FRIDAY 3pm-4pm
During these difficult times the food bank is open to EVERYONE who might help. Your details will not be taken unless you wish to go on our database.

Finances/Parish Offerings

Quite a number of people have been in touch, however, to ask how they can contribute to the
Parish. Some have set up standing orders. This is very much appreciated. For those who may
wish to have the bank details, they are below.
Bank: Clydesdale Bank PLC
Account name: Brigid’s Parish
Sort Code: 82 – 48 – 08
Account Number: 60486484

Deaths, Anniversaries & Months Minds

Please remember in your prayers those who have recently died, or whose
anniversaries/months’ minds occur about now:
Hugh Coyle, Annie Docherty, Paul Motherwell (recently dead)
Annie Bree, Jean Kirwan (anniversaries)

Parish Safeguarding Commitment

The Bishops’ Conference has stated that ‘the Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the
lives, safety, wholeness and wellbeing of each individual person within God’s purpose for
everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults who
are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community,
we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members
to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young
people and vulnerable adults.
Pope Francis has asked that our families are made aware that they have every right to expect that
they are safe and secure in ‘Our Father’s House’.
As part of our commitment to Safeguarding, it is vitally important that we remember those who
have been harmed or abused either by a member of the Church, members of their family or any
other person. It is asked of us that we pray and care about them. In 2019, the Bishops of Scotland
established an annual Day of Prayer for those who have suffered abuse and individuals and
communities who are affected by abuse. This Day of Prayer is to be marked each year on the
Friday following Ash Wednesday. This year the Day of Prayer fell on the 19th of February- an
opportunity for the Church to renew its apology to anyone who has suffered and to stress its
commitment to the essential work of safeguarding across our parish communities. In St Brigid’s
we will be marking this day of prayer when our churches are once more open.
The Archdiocese of Glasgow is fully committed to Safeguarding as an integral part of life in the
Church. Both the Archdiocese and St Brigid’s embrace the special responsibility we have for all
children, young people and vulnerable adults who are part of our faith community. In our parish
church there is a poster/information which highlights our Safeguarding manual and has contact
details for the parish, the parish coordinator(s) and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Please
make contact with them or the Parish Priest if you have any concerns regarding the abuse or
harm of any child, young person or vulnerable adult.
Safeguarding in our parish is with us in all aspects of our living faith. Each year, as Parish Priest,
Parish Safeguarding Coordinators and volunteers, we commit ourselves to these principles and
to renewing and improving our practice. We adhere to the protocols and procedures laid out
by the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland in the document In God’s Image. These procedures,
and the vigilance of those involved in the life of the parish, helps us to ensure that everyone
should feel safe when they come to Mass, services, groups or social events.
All of us involved in Safeguarding within the Archdiocese are grateful for all the hard work done
by all our Parish Priests, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators and our parish volunteers.

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