A Catholic parish in Rutherglen

St. Anthony’s is again available since the roof repairs are finished so midweek Masses will return to their usual locations.

Parishioners can now attend weekday Masses
Saturday and Sunday Masses open to parishioners continue to be held at the usual times in St Anthony’s and St Mark’s. Numbers are strictly limited to 50 and you must book beforehand. This can be done by going to https://stanthonystmarkmass.eventbrite.co.uk All weekday Masses except on Fridays are now also open to the public but booking for these is not necessary. All Masses except the Evening Mass at St. Anthony’s on Sundays will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook. Click here for details of all Services and for how to access the YouTube channel and Facebook pages.
Please scroll down for a message from Father Dougan.

Now that parishioners can attend weekday Masses there will be no special opening of the churches for private prayer. However it is just as important as ever that safety precautions are followed strictly. To view a 2 minute video guide to the procedures to follow when visiting the churches click here.

There is still a need for more volunteers to help for stewarding at the increased number of public services. Please visit the News page for details on how to volunteer and a very short form to complete, or click here to go to it.

St Mark’s church
St Anthony's RC Church Rutherglen
St Anthony’s church

The parish is in the diocese of Motherwell and is a merger of two parishes.
St. Mark’s parish was founded in 1956 and the church was formally opened in 1961 by Bishop James Scanlan.
St Anthony’s parish was established in 1965 and the church was formally opened in 1970 by Bishop Francis Thomson.

Rev. Fr. Frank Dougan, Parish Priest

Message from Father Dougan, Parish Priest

Church Closures & Reopening

It is a pleasure to begin the process of reopening our churches. This will be a gradual process and we have to face the fact that it will be a while before things go back to the way they were before. In the meantime, please note that the obligation to attend Mass on a Sunday continues to be suspended. There will continue to be the option of following Mass and other services online.

Our two churches will open for Sunday Mass and for weekly private prayer with Exposition as announced in the weekly bulletin.

Please continue to pray for each other, for the most vulnerable, and for those seeking to navigate a way out of this crisis.

Financial Questions

Before the churches closed, a number of people asked about how to continue making their offering to the parish. In fact, because of people’s generosity in the past, the parish can cope without collections for the time being (not all parishes are in that lucky position). Instead, if you can afford to, you could use your offerings to bring the Church to the community at large: maybe there is a neighbour who could do with a hand; or you could support a local charity or organisation (such as Kilbryde Hospice); or you could make an extra offering to SCIAF. In that way, while the doors of the churches may be closed, you can still be a part of the Church’s caring work in the world around us.

For those who do still want to contribute to the parish you can do this via Standing Order or simply by putting your collection aside until we open again. For online offerings the RBS account number is 00235002, sort code 83-26-26.
An alternative, and perhaps easier, way to pay is via the Diocesan website.
1. Go to: https://www.mygivinghub.com/detailed/donate?charity_id=1086524  
2. Scroll down to the “search” box and type in either St Mark or St Anthony and it will take you to the payment page
3. Follow the instructions
The same page also allows you to make to donations to things like Peter’s Pence

SCIAF
Website: www.sciaf.org.uk/weebox

Telephone: 0141 354 5555

Kilbryde Hospice

Website: www.kilbrydehospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01355 202020