Go to our YouTube Channel to catch up on broadcasts.
Livestream Schedule for Holy Week:
Spy Wednesday – Holy Mass at 12.00 noon, Stations of the Cross at 6.00pm
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00pm.
Good Friday – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm, Stations of the Cross at 6.00pm.
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil will be broadcast at around 9.00pm (we are unable to livestream the Vigil as it needs to be celebrated in the Church but we are able to record and broadcast it afterwards).
Easter Sunday – Mass at 12.00 noon.
As I cannot this day enjoy the happiness of assisting at the holy Mysteries, O my God, I transport myself in spirit at the foot of Thine altar. I unite with the Church, which by the hands of the priest, offers Thee Thine adorable Son in the Holy Sacrifice.
I offer myself with Him, by Him, and in His Name.
I adore, I praise, and I thank Thee, imploring Thy mercy,
invoking Thine assistance, and presenting Thee the homage I owe Thee as my Creator, the love due to Thee as my Savior.
Apply to my soul, I beseech Thee, O merciful Jesus, Thine infinite merits; Apply them also to those for whom I particularly wish to pray.
I desire to communicate spiritually, that Thy Blood may purify, Thy Flesh strengthen, and Thy Spirit sanctify me.
May I never forget that Thou, my divine Redeemer, hast died for me; may I die to all that is not Thee, that hereafter I may live eternally with Thee.
Archdiocese of Turin to livestream display of the Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday
With people forced to stay home, even during Holy Week, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the archbishop of Turin has announced a special online exposition of the Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Jesus.
On Holy Saturday, April 11, as Christians contemplate Jesus lying in the tomb, Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia will lead a liturgy of prayer and contemplation before the shroud at 5 p.m. local time (4pm UK Time).
The prayer service will be live-streamed along with live images of the 14-foot-by-4-foot shroud, which has a full-length photonegative image of a man, front and back, bearing signs of wounds that correspond to the Gospel accounts of the torture Jesus endured in his passion and death.
As of April 5, the Archdiocese of Turin said it was finalizing the plans and would publish a list of participating television stations and links to the livestream later in the week.
If you have an iPad, iPhone or Android device the Magnificat app is currently available free of charge. It has readings and meditations for every day. Download here for Android, and here for iOS (iPhone and iPad).
Please join me in praying for a way through this pandemic, remembering the fragile, vulnerable and the sick. Structure, balance and routine will help us all along with daily exercise, but let’s not forget our spiritual need to connect with God and to be spiritually engaged with one another. This will be crucial in the days and weeks ahead.
Those of you who have already signed up to Gift Aid, feel free to bank your Gift Aid using online banking if you’re not able to drop your envelope off. If you wish to donate online, use the account details below. Alternatively. Bring your collection money or Gift Aid envelope and place in the baskets provided. I have also made available envelopes for your donations for those not currently signed up to Gift Aid. If you’re a taxpayer, please use one of these envelopes and fill in the details. The parish can claim some of the tax back in the same way as we do with those who’ve formally signed up to the scheme. If you want to donate regularly via Gift Aid please email email@example.com and the parish secretary can send you a form and fill you in on the details. We will need to sustain our financial support, or we may end up in a difficult place.
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Welcome to the home on the web of St Thomas’s, Riddrie and St Bernadette’s, Carntyne. In addition to our Mass Schedule and Weekly Bulletin you can read about St Thomas’s history and look at a selection of images of our parish life in the Gallery. See also our Reflections page.
Laetare Sunday 2020 (Year A)
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, grace and peace to you and to all whom you care for and love! During this period of uncertainty, please be assured of my prayers and special Mass intentions for your continued health and protection. I have made some changes to our programme to try and engage with as many of my parishioners and stay connected with you as best I can during this time of challenge. Can I encourage you to stay positive; only watch the news once a day; pray for fellow parishioners and neighbors; take advantage of Mass being streamed; look at the parish website for links and resources and try to follow government guidelines calmly