Mass Times Mass will be celebrated on at 10am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Deacon Paul will lead a service on Tuesday. Offertory Last week's offertory collection was £1020.67. The collection for Retired Priests raised £603.44. Thnak you for your continued support of our parish and our retired clergy. Midsummer Charity Concert will take place in St Mirin's Cathedral on Sun 21 Jun at 7pm. After huge success last year, classical singer & guitarist, Martin Aelred will take us 'Around the World in 80 Minutes'. All proceeds for Cathedral Restoration Fund and Leuchie Respite Charity. Tickets £8 or pay at the door. Contact Ann Butterfield 07938166163 for more details. National Pilgrimage to Keith The Scottish Church is organising a Pilgrimage to, Keith, Moray, for the 400th anniversary of St. John Ogilvie’s Martyrdom on Saturday, 4th July 2015. Keith is the birthplace of St. John Ogilvie. We are hoping to run a bus from the diocese if there is enough interest (leaving Greenock at 6.10am and returning around 10.30pm). If you would be interested in this, please speak to Fr John as soon as possible. Priests for Scotland are hosting an overnight gathering at the Conforti Institute in Coatbridge for men who are interested in serving in the Diocesan priesthood in Scotland. The event will begin on the evening of Friday 19th June and concluding at around lunchtime on Saturday 20th June. If you would like to know more or are interested in attending please contact Fr. John Morrison on 01475 720223 or e-mail [email protected] Bonus Ball Winner The winner of the bonus ball on 6th June was number 6 – Ruby Burrows. Congratulations, Ruby! Parish Collections The St. Joseph’s Building Fund will be collected this weekend. We appreciate anything you can spare to keep St. Joseph’s a welcoming place of worship. Cenacolo Community The 9th anniversary Mass will take place in St. Francis Xavier’s on Monday 15th June 2015 at 7pm. All parishoners and friends are welcome to attend. Tower Hill's Alive with the "Sound of Music" Rehearsals are well under way for this years production by St. Columba's High School. The sound of Music will run for three nights from Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June 2015. Doors open at 7.15p.m. Tickets for the show are priced at £6.00 and can be purchased from the school. To order yours contact the school on 01475 715250. If you would like to sponsor our Good Luck pages in our programme for £5 please call the same number to arrange. All are welcome to attend! St Columba’s High School celebrated its feast day last week with a Mass at St Andrew’s celebrated by Bishop John. Father John and Deacon Paul also participated along with a good number of St Joseph’s Parishioners. It was a lovely occasion. Carfin Day The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Carfin, led by Bishop John Keenan, will take place on Sunday 9th August 2015. Mass of Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at 3pm followed by the Rosary Procession which will take place at 5:30pm. Catering facilities are available at the shrine. New Movements A conference bringing together new movements, communities and individuals to encourage and inspire them in their life and mission within the Catholic Church and in the world. 19th and 20th June 2015, Holyrood Secondary, Crosshill, Glasgow G42 8AU. Tickets £25 (includes Saturday lunch & refreshments). For more information and to book, go to www.newmovements.co.uk. Congratulations One of our younger Parishioners, Amber Proctor, recently received a Caritas Award from the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland in recognition of her service to the Parish’s music ministry. Well done, Amber! SPUC Flag Day SPUC (Inverclyde) will hold its annual Flag Day in Greenock town centre on Saturday 20th June from 10 am until 4 pm. If you can spare some time to collect, please call into St. Mary's Church Hall on the day or phone Kathleen Crossan on 727465. [Collectors must be aged 14 or over.] Thanks to those who attended the Sung Vespers and Benediction for Corpus Christi last Sunday: it was a very uplifting moment of prayer and song in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the feast of this great Sacrament of Love. Special thanks to the members of the Schola Benedicti for the music!