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Newsletter 4th October 2015

The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette

323 Main Street Larbert FK5 4EU

Tel: 01324 553250   


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 3rd  9.30am [ Mary Henderson ]
                      6.30pm Mass [Parish]
Sunday 4th  10.30am [Michael McDonough]
                   11.45am Baptism of Alexander Carleschi.
Tuesday 6th  7.30pm Mass  [ SI ]
Wednesday 7th : Our Lady of the Rosary 9.30am Mass [SI ]
Thursday 8th  9.30am Mass [SI]
Friday 9th  9.30am Mass [ SI ]
Saturday 10th 9.30am [ Rev Joseph McMahon]
                       6.30 [John Sludden]
Sunday 11th  10.30am Mass. [ Parish ]
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses. 
Confessions: Saturday 10-10.15am and  6-6.15pm
Collection for 27th September
                       Parish £653.11      Thank you for your generosity
THANK YOU  to Isabella Holton for organising the Parish Retreat Day at Schoenstatt last Sunday. True prayer takes us out of ourselves and into communion with God and one another.  Stillness and silence are essential preparation for both contemplative union and dynamic activity in the spirit. “ That which I am and the way that I am with all the gifts of nature and grace you have given me Lord [and you are all of this] I offer to you principally to praise you and to help my fellow Christians and myself.  Amen”
MASS RESPONSES   A gentle reminder that when the celebrant at Mass intones ‘The mystery of Faith…..’at the end of the Prayer of Consecration, the words to our sung response are ‘ We proclaim your death O Lord and profess your resurrection, .until you come, until you come, until you come again.’
Do your children attend a school other than St Bernadette’s ?  Have you a child at P3 or P4 stage this year ? Would you like to support them in their preparations for reception of the sacraments in the spring of 2016 ?  If so then please contact Fr John asap.      
There is a plenary indulgence for recitation of the Rosary and Litany in Church, family or pious association during the month of October.
Wednesday 7th  GILLIS CENTRE 7pm - 9pm ‘SCHOOL of EVANGELISATION – The first topic for the School of Evangelisation is ‘Growing Churches’. This will be led by Monsignor Philip Kerr VG. The purpose of these sessions is to help parishes to focus more intently on the need for Evangelisation with a view to setting up Parish Evangelisation Teams. Please come along if you are interested or would like to form a team. The remaining sessions will take place on the following evenings: 4th November, 2nd December,  4th February, 3rd March, 5th May and 2nd June. To register for these contact
            Fr John writes….As I begin my 2nd year among you, I hope to start building a Parish Development Team to assist in identifying and developing those areas of worship, ministry, stwewardship and outreach which are the hall-marks of every vibrant parish community.  This series of Gillis seminars offers a timely help in that regard. Although I cannot attend the first session I hope to attend future events.  If you are interested in attending, please speak to me asap.  Thank you.
Saturday 17th/ Sunday 18th Retiring collection after week-end Masses for MISSIO Scotland.
Tuesday, 20th October Stirling St Mary's Pro-Life Group are holding a Pro-Life Evening on at 7.00pm in St Margarets Church Hall, Drip Rd.  Contact: Stuart on 01786 463047 or Dolores on 01786 296314
LOURDES 2016  The organisers of the Pilgrimage to Lourdes by coach from 28th March – 3rd April require firm numbers by the end of October.  Please speak to Fr John / John Daly to confirm your booking as soon as possible.  Thank you.
Fr John will be away from 5-9 October.  Fr Henry McLaughlin will be in residence.

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