Requiem Mass for Jimmy Johnstone, St. John the Bapist Church, Uddingston Friday 17 March 2006, 10am. Principal Celebrant: Rt. Rev Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell.
Arrangements have now been finalised to accommodate the media in a limited number of places, inside and outside the church. Representatives of the Catholic Media Office will be present on Friday morning to supervise these allocations.
A line-level audio feed will be provided by the BBC (Contact: Denis Kearsley- 07976 171090) and made available to all broadcasters.
An external PA system will be provided by Radio Clyde to allow mourners outside the church to follow the Mass.
There will be no parking available within the Church precincts or in the immediate vicinity.
There will be an early morning Mass in St. John the Baptist's at 08.20 on Friday morning, concluding gat 08.45 and no media access will be permitted during this time. Photographers, camera operators and journalists will be able to take positions from 08.45 onwards.
The Order of Service is shown below and an embargoed copy of Bishop Devine's homily (Embargo: 11.00pm 16 March 2006) is shown below.
Processional Hymn: "Hail Glorious St. Patrick"
First Reading: Isaiah, 25:6-9
Second reading: Romans, 14:7-12
Gospel: Matthew, 11:25-30
Schubert's "Ave Maria"
Communion Hymns: "Be Still my Soul", "Sweet Heart of Jesus", "Soul of my Saviour"
Solo: "Gaurdian Angel"
Personal Tributes: Brian Quinn, Billie McNeill, Willie Haughey
Recessional Hymn: "Walk with me"
Note to Editors:
St. John the Baptist
136 Lower Millgate
Bishop Devine's homily follows.
EMBARGO - 11PM, 16 MARCH 2006
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
0141 221 1168