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Newsletter 6th November 2016

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

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 5th   9
.30am [ADC-Fr William Harkins ]
Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm 
6.30pm Vigil [ Deceased of Mochan & Sludden Families ]
 
ANNUAL MASS CENSUS WILL BE TAKEN OVER 5th / 6th NOVEMBER
 
Sunday 6th  : 32nd Yr C  
10.30am [ Parish] with Rite of Enrolment for children at P4 stage who will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion next spring.
 
Tuesday 8th Mem: Bl. John Duns Scotus  
7.30pm [SI]  
 
Wednesday 9th Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica 
9.30am [Eddie Strain]
 
Thursday 10th Feast of St Leo the Great 
9.30am [ Elizabeth Magee]
 
Friday 11th Mem: St Martin of Tours 
9.30am [Tom Redmond]
 
Saturday 12th  Mem: St Josaphat      
9.30am [ADC-Canon Tom Nolan]
Confessions 10-10.15 +  6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass [ John Kennedy ]
 
REMEMBRANCE Sunday 13th : 33rd   Sunday Yr.C 
10.30am [Deceased of all Parish Families]  3pm Annual Service of Prayer and Remembrance at Larbert Cemeteryfor loved ones who have died since this time last year; for those we remember in a special way this month; for all who lose their lives through natural and man-made disasters and for family and friends in mourning.  In the event of severe weather, we shall hold the short service in Church and Fr John will visit the cemetery later to offer a prayer and blessing.
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
 
 
OFFERTORY COLLECTION LAST WEEK    £866.82       Thank you
 
 
Social Committee  
Very many thanks to everyone who took part in last week's raffle.We raised the excellent sum of £190 .The prize winners have been notified and are 1:Margaret MCCafferty 2: Mrs.McFeat 3:Kay McLaren4: Margaret Ferguson 5:Anne Fowler 6:Michael Canny 7:Jim McDonald.Your contributions are much appreciated. 
The Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner will take place this year in Glenbervie Golf Club on Thursday the 15th of December at 2pm. Anyone who wishes to attend this function should add their name to the list at the back of the Church.
 
HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY 
Under article 9 # 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights, you have the right to Chaplaincy services when you or a loved one enters hospital for treatment. In the past, clergy had access to Admission Registers and could identify Catholic patients whom they would then visit on their rounds.  This no longer happens, so it is vital that you tell nursing staff that you wish to receive a visit from a member of the Catholic Chaplaincy Team during your stay in Hospital.
 
YOUTH GROUP 
We are keen to create a YOUTH GROUP. This would be an opportunity for our High School parishioners to meet on a regular basis. This Group is for YOU and we want to know your ideas as to how this would work best – if you have any ideas/ suggestions then please speak to one of the Children’s Liturgy leaders, Fr John or add these to the sheet on the notice board. The aim is to have the first meeting sometime before the end of this year.
 
NOVEMBER
 
Sunday 6th 
Rite of Enrolment during 10.30am Mass for our P4 stage children as they begin preparations for reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion in the spring of 2017.
 
Monday 7th
There is a training session in St Alexander's, Denny at 7pm for ALL PVG certificated parishioners from our Parish Cluster. Attendance is not yet mandatory but updating protocols and practice is important and so please go along on the night if you can.  Thank you.  Fr John
 
Thursday 17th 
Once again there has been a wonderfully generous response to Mary’s Meals ‘BACK-PACK’ Appeal.  The van will be coming to uplift ours between 11.30 and 12 noon, so please have any remaining Back-Packs at Church by Sunday 13th .  Thank you.
 
 
DECEMBER
 
Saturday 3rd
St Mungos High School Winter Fete will be taking place this year in the school Social Area from 10am until 1pm. There will be a variety of stalls, activities, refreshments and entertainment on the day. Entry at the door will be £1 for all ages. We look forward to welcoming you on the day.
 
LOCAL INTEREST
Do you care for an Armed Forces veteran suffering from Dementia ?  The ‘Helpful Hints for Carers’ training programme has been launched in Falkirk and District  to support armed forces veterans and their families.  For more information contact Lorraine McAuley on 01786467342. 

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