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Newsletter 2nd October 2016

The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette

323 Main Street Larbert FK5 4EU

Tel: 01324 553250   


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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



Saturday 1st October Mem: St Therese of the Child Jesus  
9.30am [ADC – Fr Michael Cunnane ] 
Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Parish ]
Sunday  FAMILY MASS : 2nd October  27th Sunday Yr.C
10.30am [ Michael McDonough ]
Tuesday 4th  Mem: St Francis of Assisi  
7.30pm [ Bridget Cahill ]
Wednesday 5th   
9.30am [Mary Henderson ]   
Thursday 6th    
9.30am [ SI ]
Friday 7th Mem: Our Lady of the Rosary  
9.30am [ SI ]
Saturday 8th  
9.30am [ADC – Fr Brian Donnelly]
Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm 
6.30pm Vigil [ John Sludden ]
Sunday 9th  : 28th Yr C  
10.30am [Parish ]
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
COLLECTIONS LAST WEEK    Offertory £692.69  Additional to AICF £55     Thank you
In response to our call for more Altar Servers, we already have 3 new recruits Braydon Doherty, Holly O’Connor and Patrick Beer bringing our overall number to 9.  Phoebe has ended her Altar Server duties but happily joined our ‘Welcomers’. So a very big THANK YOU to you all !
Church Care and Maintenance 
Repainting of the Church roof interior is going to schedule and should be completed within the next few days. We hope you appreciate the improvement to the overall brightness and enhanced dignity of the Church, the centre of our worship and prayer.
MARY’S MEALS October ‘Back-Pack’ appeal
Each year we gather items of clothing and school equipment and fit it all into ‘Back-Packs’ and these are then sent off to Africa where every child who receives one is guaranteed a place in school and a hot meal every day.  If you need further information please contact Margaret on 01324554680.
The St Bernadette's PS Parent Council 200 club 
lucky numbers and winners for September are:-
1st Prize £100 - 044 Andrew Wallace
2nd Prize £50 - 135 Rachel McInnes
Runner-up £25 - 045 Mrs A Traynor
Runner-up £25 - 036 Edwina Kilpatrick
Thank you to all the members for your continuing support and good luck for the next draw.  If you would like to join please contact us at
Sunday 2nd   10.30am FAMILY MASS giving thanks to God for our growing parish community and the many ways that as disciples of Jesus Christ we serve the Church and the wider world.
Sunday 9th   
11.45am Baptisms of Marisa and Jackson Zak.
Saturday 15th / Sunday 16th
Annual MISSIO Appeal and retiring collection.
Friday 21st
7-9.30pm St Francis Xavier’s Hall: 2nd CLUSTER Meeting  to carry out a detailed examination of joint resources and to look at how we can more effectively and generously share such resources in terms of people, plant [Church buildings and other property], celebrations and finances. [Parish representatives gaher for a pre-Cluster planning session 7.30pm on Monday 17th in St Francis Xavier’s Church Hall]
The annual pilgrimage to pray for the beatification of Venerable Margaret Sinclair will take place on Sunday 2 October at St Patrick’s in Edinburgh’s Cowgate from 2pm to 6pm. The day will begin at 2pm with a Holy Hour followed by a performance of the play, The Margaret Sinclair Story, recently debuted at the Edinburgh Festival. Holy Mass is at 4.30pm with Archbishop Cushley as principal celebrant. Please bring your own refreshments. All are very welcome.

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