WELCOME TO OUR PARISH WEBSITE
We hope you enjoy your visit. ____________________________________________________________
If you have any ideas for our site or any news items please contact us.
Any items for inclusion on the website
or in the bulletin should be received by
If you wish to contact us then go to the section headed “Contact” and there is a form you can complete which will go straight to the parish email address.
A letter from Archbishop Tartaglia regarding Communications Sunday
is available on our website under the subheading Important Letters,
Bishop Toal has appointed me Parish Priest of
St. Stephen's Coatbridge. This is in addition to my role as
Parish Priest of Holy Trinity & All Saints.
I am happy to take up this position and look forward to the challenge.
This will be effective from Friday the 3rd of June 2016.
I'll remain in residence at Coatdyke.
Cards giving details of the new times of Masses, Eucharistic Services and Confessions are available at each entrance in the church.
Please remember me in your prayers as we begin together a new chapter in our parish communities.
Our Repository where you can
buy religious objects, Mass Cards and
greetings cards is at the front of the church.
First Communion Cards are now on sale.
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ON SALE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH:
Scottish Catholic Observer; The Universe, The Catholic Times and Irish World.
MAGAZINES ON SALE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH:
Bible Alive; Sacred Heart Messenger;
St. Martin Magazine and
My Day by Day.
APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA
This weekend we pray for all those who live and work at sea.
There will be a special collection for the Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. It provides practical support to seafarers visiting our ports. As it is wholly dependant on voluntary donations, please give generously. For more information about its work, visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk
JOHN PAUL RETREATS
is an apartment where bereaved parents and siblings come and spend a free weekly stay after losing their beloved child from any age.
Losing a child results in life long struggles and emotional burdens that have to be faced on a
John Paul retreats in the tranquil environment of the Isle of Bute brings some comfort and peace. During the stay the parents are then offered follow up contacts with The Compassionate Friends (charity working with bereaved parents and siblings) where professional assistance in their stages of grief wll be given.
Further information can be found on their website
Please inform Father Hughes of your intended stay in Hospital.
In preparation for going, you may want to receive the Sacrament of Sick.
When being admitted to the Ward please inform those in charge
that you are a Roman Catholic and would be happy to see the Chaplain.
Often Holy Communion is distributed in hospitals on a Sunday.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:
Every Friday evening there is a Holy Hour from 7.00 till 8.00 p.m.
This is where you have an opportunity to spend time before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Just being still and quiet in His presence and letting his love come to you will fill your hearts and souls with a calm serenity and peace of mind. So at the end of a hard and stressful week why not come and spend a few moments to experience the great peace and tranquility that will see you through the week ahead.
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On a Monday evening after the 7.30 p.m. Mass and Novena, there is Bingo in the Hall. Come along with your friends, enjoy a game or two of bingo, a cup of tea and a laugh.
Rotas for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers
are also available. Just go to the section headed “Groups” then click on the appropriate heading and you will see them.
Under the section headed “More” there are links to various websites, e.g. Diocese of Motherwell, SCIAF, Lourdes etc. Just click on the relevant link and that will take you to the chosen website. You can also find the vocations directors for the diocese.