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Newsletter 8th November 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 7th  9.30am [ Mary McGuire ]
                      6.30pm [Kathleen + Charlie Kerr’s Golden Wedding ]
 
ANNUAL MASS ATTENDANCE CENSUS
at Vigil and Sunday Masses over 7/8 November
 
Sunday 8th 10.30am Mass. [Parish ]
                   2pm Prayer Service at Larbert Cemetery
 
Tuesday 10th : Mem: St Leo the Great     7.30pm Mass  [Ian Sculion]
 
Wednesday 11th : Mem. St Martin of Tours  9.30am Mass [Eddie Strain]
 
Thursday 12th : Mem: St Josaphat 9.30am Mass [Betty Hughes]
 
Friday 13th 9.30am Mass [Margaret Weir]
 
Saturday 14th   9.30am Mass [ SI- O’Donnell family]
                         6.30pm [ Parish ]
 
Sunday 15th  10.30am Mass Including Rite of Enrolment for our P4 stage children. [SI-Christina McDonough]
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses. 
 
Confessions: Saturday 10-10.15am and  6-6.15pm
 
Collection for 1st November 
Offertory £ 932.33           MISSIO £448.91   Thank you
 
This is Remembrance Sunday  when we pause to pray for all soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, auxiliary service personnel and countless civilians who gave their lives in the cause of the defence of our country, commonwealth and allies in two World Wars and in the many conflicts since. R.I.P.
 
 
PARISH NEWS.
 
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READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS     Please ensure that you collect your copies of the Rotas as you leave Church this week-end.
 
 
NOVEMBER
 
Sunday 8th    2pm Prayer Service at Larbert Cemetery where we will pray for the souls of our loved ones who have died and been interred there. The Church teaches that on such occasions, when we are properly disposed, having made a recent confession, attended Mass and received holy communion, a Plenary Indulgence for the souls in Purgatory can be obtained from her treasury of grace.
 
Wednesday 11th    MARY’S MEALS uplift of school-bags and other donations after Mass.  Photo-op for all involved !
 
Sunday 15th  Rite of Election during 10.30am Mass for children at P4 stage beginning their preparations for reception of the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion in the spring of 2016
 
Wednesday 18th    2.15pm Meeting at St Bernadette’s PS for parish families with children at P3 stage who will soon begin preparations for celebration of First Reconciliation in early 2016.
 
Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd     Retiring collection after week-end Masses for the PASTORAL FORMATION FUND.
 
Sunday 22nd There will be a Youth Mission at St Patrick’s, Edinburgh, from 4-6pm, led by the Youth Mission Team of our Archdiocese. The evening will offer a friendly welcome, Praise & Worship, Reconciliation, Mass and Ministry Stations, great music and inspiring witness. All welcome for pizza in the foyer afterwards. For more info: See Poster for details…
 
DECEMBER
 
Saturday 5th    St Mungo’s WINTER FETE 10am and 2pm. Anyone who is interested in hiring a stall should contact fiona.browne@falkirk.gov.uk. Any donations for the tombola would be greatly appreciated and can be handed in to Miss Cully in Social Subjects. The money raised will go to charity and school funds. It should be a great day. Everyone is most welcome to come along. Entry is £1 for adults.’
 
Thursday 17th  SENIOR CITZENS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER at the Glenbervie Golf Club. 1.30pm for 2pm.  If you wish to attend this, please add your name to the list on the Notice Board.
 
LOURDES 2016  The organisers of the Pilgrimage to Lourdes by coach from 28th March – 3rd April require firm numbers  NOW.  Please confirm your booking with John Daley as soon as possible.  Thank you.
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
Thursday 12th   Holy Mass at 7.30pm St Mary’s Stirling followed by a talk on The Year of Mercy with Sr Faustina. See poster for details.
 
PARISH PASTORAL ASSISTANT - SACRED HEART PARISH LAURISTON, EDINBURGH  This is a full-time role of 35 hours per week for a suitably qualified person. Please contact the Parish Priest Fr Peter Scally as soon as possible at pscally@lauriston.org.uk

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