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Newsletter 13th March 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

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 12th
9.30am [ Michael Duffy]
10-10.15am Confessions and 6pm -6.15pm
6.30pm Vigil [Parish]
 
Sunday 13th: 5thin Lent Yr.C
10.30am FAMILY MASS  [Agnes Oates]
 
Tuesday 15th
7.30pm [William Holton]
 
Wednesday 16th
9.30am [ Jessie Valentine]
1.30pm School Mass in honour of St Bernadette : all welcome
 
Thursday 17th Feast of St Patrick
9.30am [Lawrence Haggart]
1pm Requiem Mass for Mary Maley followed by interment at Larbert Cemetery
 
Friday 18th  
9.30am [Jessie Valentine]
7pm Stations +
 
Saturday 19th Solemnity of St Joseph
9.30am [Marie Melloy]
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
 
Confessions: Saturday after morning and before evening Masses
 
Collections last week
Offertory £739.17        SCIAF etc £361.48    Thank you
 
 
HOLY WEEK MASSES + SERVICES : 2016
 
Palm / Passion Sunday 20th March 
6.30pm Vigil Mass [Marie Melloy]
10.30am with Blessing of Palms and Reading of the Passion at both Masses. [Parish]
 
Monday 21st   7 - 9pm.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during which there will be readings and meditations against a background of spiritual music and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, concluding with Benediction.
 
Tuesday 22nd 9.30am Mass [Agnes McGregor]   7pm Chrism Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh during which priests renew their commitment to ministry and the Oils are blessed for use throughout the Archdiocese in the year ahead.
 
Wednesday 23rd  9.30am Mass [Michelle Campbell ]  Church open from 6-10pm for private prayer and devotion.
 
 
THE TRIDUUM
 
Holy Thursday 24th   No morning Mass. 8pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper [Marie Thompson] with the ceremony of Washing of Feet and re-commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist followed by Watching at the Altar of Repose and concluding with Night Prayer of the Church at 10pm.
 
Good Friday 25th
9.30am  Morning Prayer of the Church.
3pm The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ with Veneration of the Cross  and distribution of pre-sanctified hosts in holy communion.
7pm Stations of the Cross.
 
Holy Saturday 26th
No morning Mass but 9.30am Morning Prayer of the Church.
NB no 6.30pm Mass.
8pm The Easter Vigil [ Parish ]
 
Easter Sunday 27th
9.30am Mass [Rosalynn Foley - sick]
11.30am Mass [ Pope Francis’ Intentions]
12.45pm Baptism of Ethan Young.
 
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NON-GIFT AID ENVELOPES  which form an integral part of our regular parish offertory scheme are now available for us from 10th April. Please collect a box of envelopes as you leave by the main or side entrances to the Church. Thank you.
 
Readers and Eucharistic ministers  A few copies of the rotas for Readers and Eucharistic ministers are available at the back of the church. Thanks to everyone involved, your work throughout the year is much appreciated.  We always need new readers so if anyone is interested please speak to Father John.  Isabella
 
200 CLUB…..Thank you to everyone who has signed up for our 200 club, we have now allocated a total of 147 numbers.  The monthly prizes will definitely be £100, £50 and two prizes of £25.  The first draw will be held in school the week beginning 21 March and we will notify the 4 lucky winners immediately after the draw.  If you want to sign up for future draws please pick up a form from the back of the church. Lynne
 
 
MARCH
 
St Bernadette’s PS  are holding a VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA fund-raising event on Passion Sunday 20th March from 1-3pm, with proceeds going to Strathcarron Hospice and St Bernadette’s Primary School.  Tickets £8.50 available after Mass.
 
Fr John will be away in Lourdes during Easter Week from 28th March to 3rd April.  Fr Gero McLoughlin SJ will preside at Mass on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April.  In a pastoral emergency please contact St Francis Xavier’s on 01324623567.

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