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Newsletter 5th February 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/  ‘Like’ us on FACEBOOK

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

 
 
MASSES + CONFESSIONS + DEVOTIONS
 
Saturday 4th   
9.30am [Jim McGuire ]
Confessions 10-10.15am + 6-6.15pm. 
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [Parish]
 
Sunday 5th  : 5th  Yr.A
10.30am [Lambert Moore ]   
11.45pm Baptism
 
Tuesday 7th   
7.30pm [ Jim McGuire  ]
 
Wednesday 8th   
9.30am [ Special Intention ] 
 
Thursday 9th  
9.30am [ Gerard D’Ambrosio ]    
 
Friday 10th  Mem: St Scholastica  
9.30am [ Lady Anne-Louise Dalrymple-Hamilton ]
 
Saturday 11th Mem: Our Lady of Lourdes
9.30am [Frances Boyd].
The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered to anyone in poor health, awaiting hospital treatment or convalescing after surgery.  Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm. 6.30pm Vigil Mass [Parish]
 
Retiring collection after week-end Masses over 11th / 12th
for the Apostolate of Catholic Education
 
EDUCATION SUNDAY 12th : 6th Yr. A
10.30am [ John Casey ] 
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
 
OFFERTORY    £ 797.07  Thank you.
 
PARISH FINANCES
The Church’s Financial Year runs from January to December when a formal return has to be made on all income and expenditure.  I am delighted to say that this Schedule of Finance has been prepared and forwarded to our Archdiocesan Offices in record time this year! So, on behalf of the Parish I once again extend our sincere thanks to John McGaffney, our Parish Accountant and to Mike Kelly his deputy for their hard work in managing our finances week by week and for compling the return and to our cheerful and dedicated Counting Teams who give so much of their time and skill in counting and recording Sunday collections throughout the year and of course to everyone for your generous contributions to the upkeep of the Church and the ready support you offer to the many special collections and other financial demands made of us. John has prepared a Summary of Income and Expenditure – copies available by the Notice Board.
 
NEW CIBORIUM  
Sincere thanks to anonymous benefactors who have donated a new ciborium for use at our Masses.  A ciborium holds altar breads prior to consecration; hosts for distribution among the faithful at communion time and remaining hosts which are held in the Tabernacle. 
 
St Bernadette's PS 200 club
January's lucky numbers and winners are:-
£100 - 102 Caroline Smith, £50 - 65 Seamus Duggan, £25 - 155 Richard Masterson, £25 - 92 Laura Kenny. Congratulations to all 4 winners and a big thanks to you all for your support!
 
WORD OF LIFE  
Maureen Smith is setting up a WORD OF LIFE prayer group [part of the FOCOLARE movement] in the Parish, which is open to all who would like to grow in their commitment to Christ through shared reflection on scripture, prayer and spiritual reading.  The first of these prayer meetings will take place at 4pm on Wednesday 8th February in Maureen’s home, 28 Lochmaben Drive, Antonshill.  The next will be in Church on Wednesday 8th March.  Please speak to Maureen for more details.
 
FEBRUARY
 
Saturday 11th
The Memorial feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes the co - Patron with St Bernadette of our own Parish.  In Lourdes and across the world there will be special Masses to mark this day.  Our own Saturday Morning Mass will be a Mass of Thanksgiving with the administration of the Sacrament of the Sick for anyone facing illness, infirmity and immobility or about to enter hospital for tests or surgery.
 
MARCH
 
St Bernadette's PS Race Night
will be held in the school on Friday 3 March.  Please save the date and more details will follow. In the meantime we are looking for local businesses to sponsor the races for £25 each, in return for some advertising.  If you, or someone you know, would be interested please contact stbernadettesparentcouncil@gmail.com
 
SAFEGUARDING  
Thursday March 16th is one of the regular updating and refresher days for volunteers  at St Francis Xavier’s Falkirk. Time to be confirmed.  All parish volunteers welcome.
 
ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS
 
PRIESTS FOR SCOTLAND 
Thinking about Diocesan Priesthood in 2017? The Catholic Church in Scotland is now inviting you to apply for seminary. For more information please contact your Diocesan Vocations Director (Fr Michael John Galbraith  tel. ‪01334472856   oremail Vocations@staned.org.uk)

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