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Newsletter 2nd July 2017

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

Web-site  http://www.stbernadette.rcstanded.org.uk/ 

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Parish Priest: Rev John McInnes BD

The St Vincent De Paul Society emergency contact number is 07572920777

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

 

A big THANK YOU to Fr Henry McLaughlin for supplying last week

 

MASSES + CONFESSIONS + DEVOTIONS

Saturday 1st July
9.30am [Anthea Cleary]
Confessions 10-10.15am + 6-6.15pm. 
6.30pm Vigil [Parish]
 
Retiring collection for Peter’s Pence after
Saturday Vigil and Sunday Morning Masses over 1st + 2nd July
 
Sunday 2nd  : 13th in OT  
10.30am  [Liam Duddy]
 
Tuesday 4th     
7.30pm [Margaret Ronald - sick ]
 
Wednesday 5th  
9.30am [SI - O’Rourke family ]
 
Thursday 6th   
9.30am [ Peter Quigley ]
 
Friday 7th   
9.30am [Peter Quigley] 
 
Saturday 8th  
9.30am [Mary Innis ]
Confessions 10-10.15am + 6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [Parish]
 
Retiring Collection after Masses :
Saturday Vigil 8th and Sunday 9th  for the APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA
 
Sunday 9th : 14th in OT    
10.30am [Joseph Hughes] 
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses
 
Offertory last week   £718.96            Thank you     
       
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Congratulations and prayerful good wishes   to all of our children who made their First Holy Communion recently. We look forward to their continuing presence as signs of God’s promise to us and ours to Him as living witnesses to family faith and Catholic community life.
 
 
DIARY
 
Saturday 1st July  Wedding of Siobhan Doherty and Kieran Martin. [Fr Daniel Doherty officiating]
 
Monday 24th    Falkirk Crematorium Chapel will re-open to the public for funeral services.
 
Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th    Appeal and Retiring Collection after Saturday Vigil and Sunday morning Masses for the COMBONI FATHERS. 
 
 
LOOKING AHEAD
 
Parish Annual Retreat – SAVE THE DATE -  The annual retreat will take place on Saturday September 23rd at Kinnoull Monastery in Perth.   Please add this date to your diary.   Further information and a list will go on the bulletin board in August. Cost will be £10 per head which will cover the bus and the Retreat cost will be met from parish funds.
 
 
ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS
 
From Archbishop Cushley – Cluster Parishes Reports
His Grace writes…….I have now received nearly all of the reports from the clusters in response to the We Have Found the Messiah consultation process. As you will recall, the deadline for the return of the submissions was Eastertide 2017. Please let your parishioners know that I am very grateful for the work that has gone into the reports already received.  Once I have received and read all of them, depending on their content, I hope to be in a position to discuss them at the deanery level in the autumn and then to present some proposals at the cluster level, involving our parishioners, perhaps by the new year.  By law the process will also involve, in due course, the consultation of the Council of Priests.
 
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Pro-Life News
SPUC Scotland writes…..A growing number of organisations are campaigning for a change in the law to allow “abortion to birth for any reason”. Despite being at odds with most public opinion, that has not deterred the push to ‘decriminalise’ late abortions. Please consider signing the SPUC Petition forms [Notice Board] to oppose this latest threat to life and our Christian culture and traditions.

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