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Newsletter 8th May 2016

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 7th
9.30am [ ADC- Fr Tomas Hennessy]
10-10.15am Confessions and 6pm -6.15pm
6.30pm Vigil [Parish]
Retiring collection after Vigil and Morning Masses for the Apostolate of Communications
Sunday 8th : 7th in Eastertide
10.30am  [Elizabeth Flanagan]
Tuesday 10th
7.30pm [Suzanna Sochacka]
Wednesday 11th
9.30am [Anna Adrian]
Thursday 12th
9.30am [Sr Mary Julianna]
Friday 13th   
9.30am [Sr Mary Julianna]
Saturday 14th Feast of St Matthias
NB 9am Mass [ADC-Fr Thomas Hennessy] no morning Confessions as Fr John will be joining the Cluster Parishes Retreat Day at St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk which begins with Mass at 10am.
Confessions  6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass [Mary Mochan]
Retiring collection to help pay for Sr Eufrocina’s eye operation
PENTECOST Sunday 15th 
10.30am [ Parish ]
11.45am Baptism of Amelia Grace Wardlaw
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
Confessions: Saturday 10-10.15am and  6-6.15pm
Offertory £747.50    Thank you
Fr John writes  4000 churches of all denominations across Scotland are being askd to take part in this survey. It seeks to measure current trends in church-going and to identify issues which reveal where we need strategies for evangelism and mission. An Information Return in the form of a small slip will be handed to you as you leave Mass this week-end. You will see that the information requested does not identify individuals by name. The hope is that each family / individual will complete the form and return it to Church next weekend. Priests / ministers are being asked to prepare a comprehensive report from the returns which will then be forwarded to Brierley Consultancy who will publish and disseminate the results of the Census
Jacob Gerard Cloherty baptised here last Sunday.
Wednesday 11th The Archbishop will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to our P4 stage children at St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk. The service begins at 7pm.
Saturday 14th Cluster Parishes Retreat Day at St Francis Xavier’s.  See poster for details
Saturday 14th 10am-12noon Christian Aid Coffee Morning Our Lady of Lourdes & St Bernadette's joins together  with Larbert West and Larbert Old churches to host this annual event in Larbert West church hall. Tickets, priced £3 (for as many cups of coffee and cakes as you wish!) will be on sale each Sunday until the event. We really need help on the day and donations of baking for this to be a success and if you can do either or both of these let us know on Facebook, by signing up on the sheets in the church or contacting Evelyn on 555744. It's always a lovely morning enjoyed by everyone who participates.
Sunday 15th    11.45am baptism of Amelia Wardlaw.
Wednesday 18th 1.30pm St Bernadette’s PS Mass: All welcome
Thursday 19th   7-9pm our first CLUSTER MEETING hosted by St Francis Xavier’s when the Archbishop wants us to explore what pastoral provision could be shared among our cluster parishes and what would need to remain a single provision?  The 2nd meeting [26th August] will focus on a detailed examination of joint resources and the 3rd [TBA]  What makes parishes vibrant and naming goals for joint action.  These are open meetings and all are welcome.
Saturday 22nd  / Sunday 23rd   Mary’s Meal’s Rags to Riches Appeal and Raffle.  Please bring your gifts of fabrics and clothing in black bags to Church over the next week or so for the uplift which will take place after morning Mass on Sunday 23rd May. Thank you.
Friday 27th St Mungo's high school PTA Race Night 7.30 pm £4 contact Mgt Louis 07779065443 for tickets BYOB and nibbles St Francis church hall Falkirk. Raffle prizes and race sponsors also needed.
Saturday 28th Our P4 stage children will make their first Holy Communion here at Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette’s during a special Mass beginning at 10.30am.
Are you interested in the priesthood? Why not “come and see” at an Enquirers Weekend of Recollection in the historic town of St Andrews? From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, there will be time for Holy Mass, prayer, coastal walks and social time with others who are perhaps just like you. Accommodation free. No commitment presumed. Ages 18-50.
For further information, contact Vocations Director, Fr Michal John Galbraith at, 01334 472856.
Saturday 4th June St Bernadette's Primary Summer Fayre 11-2pm. Everyone is welcome. There will be a variety of stalls, children's activities, refreshments and entertainment from the Drama Club and Stenhouse School of Dance.  We are looking for donations of home baking and if anyone would be willing to volunteer on the day please contact either Angela Green or Frances Burke.
Saturday the 18th June. Senior Citizens Summer Outing  This year's outing has been arranged for Venue is Loch Lomond Shores and on to Helensburgh with High Tea in the Winnok Hotel in Drymen. 11am departure and return approx 8pm.  Anyone who wishes to attend please their name to the list at the back of the Church.

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