Pause for Thought
The diocese of Xingu in Brazil, occupies an area of 142,175 square miles (Scotland 30,918 Sq. miles) has some 700,000 people and 800 Church communities. This is served by 27 priests. The celebration of the Eucharist two or three times a year is the most that can be managed.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
First Friday Mass with Anointing of the Sick
Each first Friday of the month, there will be a celebration
of the Eucharist at which there will be an opportunity for those who need it to
receive the Sacrament of the Sick (Holy Anointing).
If you are sick, or going into hospital soon or starting treatment, then please come along and receive the strength that comes from this Sacrament as well as the prayers and encouragement of the parish community.
If you find it difficult to travel to Mass the please let us know and we may be able to arrange transport for you. This Mass will take place each first Friday of the month in St. John Bosco’s church at 11am.
There will also be tea and sandwiches afterwards. All are welcome. The next Mass will be on the 5th October (please note there will be no Mass at 9:30am on that day).
The Parish of St John Bosco sits almost in the shadow of the Erskine Bridge on the south bank of the river Clyde. Only with the building of a “New Community” in 1971 did Erskine move from being a village to a small town. Before then the Catholic population of Erskine would attend Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes’, Bishopton. Later as the population increased a priest from Our Lady of Lourdes’ would come and celebrate Mass in St John Bosco Primary School until the present church was built.