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Newsletter 5th July 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
 
Saturday 4th   9.30pm  [ Sp.Int. Halliday ]
                       6.30pm [ Parish ]
                        Retiring collection over 4th / 5th July for Peter’s Pence
 
Sunday 5th : 14th  in OT Yr.B   10.30am Mass  [ Alex Wilson  ]
 
Tuesday 7th  7.30pm.Mass [ Pauline Gemmell ]
 
Wednesday 8th   9.30am Mass [ Charles Mulholland ]
 
Thursday 9th Our Lady of Aberdeen  9.30am Mass [ John Timoney ]
 
Friday 10th  9.30am Mass [ Fr Daniel Boyd - anniversary ]
                    The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during this Mass.
 
Saturday 11th St Benedict  9.30am  [John Hendrie]
                                           6.30pm Vigil [Parish]
 
SEA SUNDAY APPEAL and retiring collection after week-end Masses
 
Sunday 12th  : 15th in OT Yr.B  10.30am Mass  [George Thomson ]
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
Confessions: Saturday 10-10.15am and  6-6.15pm
 
Collection  for  28th  June
Parish £ 510.20      Thank you for your generosity
 
 
PARISH NEWS……DIARY DATES
 
WELCOME  Sophia Elizabeth Hunter baptised here at Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette’s last Sunday.
 
BANGAN Playground Development Fund Linda Ferguson writes…..A huge THANK YOU to all who took part and contributed to my fund raising events.  I have a grand total of £3, 163.35. This will go a long way in the city of Bogo. I leave on 6th July and am spending 21 weeks there to help these fantastic people.
 
CHILDREN’S LITURGY  takes a well-earned summer break and will resume on Sunday 23rd August.  A big THANK YOU to our Children’s Liturgy Team for their commitment and enthusiasm in helping our children grow in their faith.
 
 
JULY
 
Friday 10th   The Sacrament of the Sick will be offered during 9.30am Mass to all who seek the healing grace of Christ in their pain or infirmity.
 
Sunday 12th  SEA SUNDAY Appeal and retiring collection for the Apostolate of the Sea after Vigil and Morning Masses.
 
Sunday 19th  11.45am Baptism of Erin Sarah McGinley.
 
Wednesday 22nd – Wednesday 29th  Fr John will be away.  Fr Henry McLaughlin will be in residence for the week.  A Columban Father will be with us to make an Appeal at the 6.30pm Saturday Vigil Mass on 25th and at the 10.30am  Sunday morning Mass on 26th.
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
LOW MOSS PRISON CHAPLAINCY   would be very pleased to hear from clergy and congregations willing to learn more about prison ministry and who might wish to explore [without commitment at this stage] ways in which to help ex-offenders on their return to the community.  More information from Hugh Foy at hugh@confortiinstitute.org
 
Sunday 6th September: National Pilgrimage to Carfin We hope to organise a Parish outing to Carfin Grotto on Sunday September 6th. Depending on interest a bus will be booked: Adults  £10 children free. The bus would leave at around 12.30 pm and return after the 4pm Mass. Depending on interest we might book a high tea on our return to Larbert.  A list is at the back of the Church for anyone young or old, who wishes to attend so please add your name to this as soon as possible
 
Sunday 27th September : Annual Retreat – SAVE THE DATE 
The annual retreat this year will take place on Sunday September 27 at Schoenstatt.  It is a whole day retreat from approximately 10.30am till Mass around 4.00pm.  Everyone is welcome but we extend a special invitation to our younger people. It will be a relaxing day, with something for everyone. More details later and a list will go up some time in August. You can get more information about Schoenstatt online. Just Google it.

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