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Newsletter 7th August 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 6th : Feast of the Transfiguration
9.30am [ADC- Bishop Ian Murray]
Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm 
6.30pm Vigil [John Mochan] 
 
Sunday 7th : 19th  Yr C  
10.30am [Parish]
 
Tuesday 9th : Feast of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross [Edith Stein]   
6pm Reception into Church of the remains of the late Charles Ferns. 
7.30pm Mass [ Tommy Carney ]
 
Wednesday 10th : Feast of St Lawrence 
9.30am  Requiem Mass for the late Charles Ferns followed by interment at Hills of Dunipace Cemetery 
 
Thursday 11th : Mem. St Clare  
9.30am  [Christopher Watson]
 
Friday 12th  
9.30am [Birthday Mass : Kathleen Brett]
 
Saturday 13th
9.30am [ADC – Canon Denis Quinlan] 
Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Parish ]
 
Sunday 14th  : 20th Yr.C  
10.30am [ Tom Boyes]
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
 
Confessions: Saturday 10-10.15am and  6-6.15pm
 
 
COLLECTIONS LAST WEEK
               Offertory £ 639.44       FMM £ 609.05     Thank you
 
 
Congratulations and Prayerful good wishes
to Laura McIntyre and Gerard Farrell who were married here on Friday 5th.  And also to Grace Murphy who was baptized here on Saturday 6th.
 
 
AUGUST
 
Saturday 13th 
1pm Baptism of Luca Graham.
 
Saturday 20th / Sunday 21st
Retiring collection for African Missions and Holy Places
 
Saturday 27th  
1pm Baptism of Slaine Milne.
 
Monday 29th PASTORAL MINISTRY TRAINING COURSE
INFORMATION EVENING 7pm at GILLIS CENTRE.  A one year course in the New Evangelisation and Ministry starting in the Autumn Further information please contact patricia.carroll@staned.org.uk   or Fr John.  
 
KINNOULL MONASTERY
Ongoing Spiritual formation…..Join us for our first week on the theme of Divine Mercy in this Jubilee Year of Mercy and relax in the upgraded Monastery on Kinnoull Hill. All rooms are now en-suite with WiFi access. Our Journey to Wholeness: Embraced by Mercy 5—9 September 2016 led by Fr. Jim McManus C.Ss.R. and Miss Marie Hogg. Further information 01738 624075 or email info@kinnoullmonastery.co.uk or write to Administrator, St. Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth PH2 7BP  Cost: full board in en-suite room and week’s course is £340.
 
Our own annual Parish retreat this year will take place at Kinnoull Monastery in Perth on 15th October.  It is a whole day retreat leaving by bus from Larbert at 9.00am and returning 4.00 – 4.30pm. Fr Gerry Mulligan, a Redemptorist from Kinnoull, will lead us through the day.  Firm bookings required by next week-end. List on Notice Board.
 
CLUSTER PARISHES
Interested in joining the Catholic Church…..always wanted to learn more ?  Well, inter-parish cooperation on RCIA [the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults] was something noted at the first Cluster meeting as being a good example of existing collaboration. St Mary of the Angels, Camelon are planning to host  weekly RCIA sessions beginning this coming September and so if you or anyone you know is interested in exploring the Catholic way of Christian discipleship and perhaps becoming a full member of the Catholic Church, then please speak to Fr John as soon as possible.
 
Friday 21st October 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. [NB change of date…..] 
 
And finally…..a fond farewell to Fr Alex Longs OSA who returns to Rome on Tuesday 9th after his all too short stay with us.  Please God he will return again next year.

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