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Newwletter 1st November 2015

The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette

323 Main Street Larbert FK5 4EU

Tel: 01324 553250   

e-mail: stbernadettelarbert@aol.co.uk

Parish Priest: Rev John McInnes BD

Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette’s is a parish of the

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland  number SC008540

 

MASSES + DEVOTIONS + CONFESSIONS THIS WEEK
 
Each Sunday in November the PARISH BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE will be brought up at Offertory during Mass and placed on the Altar , remembering before God all whose names are inscribed therein.
 
Saturday 31st  9.30am [Eugene Little]
                        6.30pm [Grace Brannigan ]
 
Appeal and retiring collection for AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
 
Sunday 1st November ALL SAINTS   10.30am [ Parish ]
 
Tuesday 3rd     7.30pm Mass  [ Tom Redmond ]
 
Wednesday 4th : Mem St Charles Borromeo 9.30am Mass [ Mochan + Sludden Families]
                                                                      1.30pm St Bernadette’s PS Mass. All welcome
 
Thursday 5th  9.30am Mass [Michael Carr]
 
Friday 6th 9.30am Mass [ Ann Walker ]
 
Saturday 7th  9.30am [ Mary McGuire ]
                      6.30pm [Kathleen + Charlie Kerr’s Golden Wedding ]
 
ANNUAL MASS ATTENDANCE CENSUS at Vigil and Sunday Masses over 7/8 November
 
Sunday 8th  10.30am Mass. [Parish ]
                    2pm Prayer Service at Larbert Cemetery
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
 
Confessions: Saturday 10-10.15am and  6-6.15pm
 
Offertory Collection for 25th October  £688.82  Thank you
 
 
PARISH NEWS
 
SOCIAL COMMITTEE  Very many thanks to everyone for taking part in last week’s Raffle.  We raised £185 for which we are very grateful.  WINNERS: Kitty Campbell, Rosemary McGovern, Maureen Hastie,Grace Clark, Stephen Strain, Les Sisman, Jean Watson, Maura Sinclair, Michael Canny, Rosemary Dickson.
 
FACEBOOK  is a social media site which can be used to publicise and share important information.  The archbishop is urging every parish to set up a FACEBOOK page in order to reach out to the wider community and this we have done.  Please ‘like’ us by going on-line and exploring the articles, news, views and interviews which speak for and affect the Catholic Church in the world today.
 
NOVEMBER
 
Wednesday 4th   1.30pm St Bernadette’s PS monthly school Mass followed by a meeting at 2.15pm for parish families with children in P4 who will shortly begin their preparations for reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation + First Holy Communion in 2016.
 
SCHOOL OF EVANGELISATION 4th NOVEMBER GILLIS CENTRE 7 – 9pm.The second session in this series will be led by Monsignor Gerry Hand who will be asking ‘What makes a parish vibrant?’This will be very suitable for PPC members and anyone interested in parish renewal. Pleasecontact  Jacqueline.heron@staned.org.uk
 
Sunday 8th    2pm Prayer Service at Larbert Cemetery where we will pray for the souls of our loved ones who have died and been interred there. The Church teaches that on such occasions, when we are properly disposed, having made a recent confession, attended Mass and received holy communion, a Plenary Indulgence for the souls in Purgatory can be obtained from her treasury of grace.
 
Sunday 15th  Rite of Election during 10.30am Mass for children at P4 stage beginning their preparations for reception of the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion in the spring of 2016.
 
Wednesday 18th    2.15pm Meeting at St Bernadette’s PS for parish families with children at P3 stage who will soon begin preparations for celebration of First Reconciliation in early 2016.
 
                                                             DECEMBER
 
Saturday 5th    St Mungo’s WINTER FETE 10am and 2pm. Anyone who is interested in hiring a stall should contact fiona.browne@falkirk.gov.uk. Any donations for the tombola would be greatly appreciated and can be handed in to Miss Cully in Social Subjects. The money raised will go to charity and school funds. It should be a great day. Everyone is most welcome to come along. Entry is £1 for adults.’
 
Thursday 17th  SENIOR CITZENS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER at the \glenbervie Golf Club. 1.30pm for 2pm.  If you wish to attend this, please add your name to the list on the Notice Board.
 
LOURDES 2016  The organisers of the Pilgrimage to Lourdes by coach from 28th March – 3rd April require firm numbers  NOW.  Please confirm your booking with John Daley as soon as possible.  Thank you.

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