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Newsletter 13th August 2017

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/ 

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Parish Priest: Rev John McInnes BD

The St Vincent De Paul Society emergency contact number is 07572920777

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 + CONFESSIONS + DEVOTIONS

Saturday 12th  
9.30am [ Betty Watson]
Confessions 10-10.15am + 6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [ Betty Watson]
 
Sunday  13th : 19th in OT
10.30am [Parish]
 
Tuesday 15th :Solemnity of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary  
A Holy Day of Obligation.
Masses at 9.3am [Betty Watson] and 7.30pm [ Parish ]
 
Wednesday 16th   
9.30am [ Agnes Watson ]
 
Thursday 17th    
9.30am [Betty Watson]
 
Friday 18th 
9.30am [ Betty Watson]
 
Saturday 19th  
9.30am [Betty Watson]
Confessions 10-10.15am + 6-6.15pm. 
6.30pm Vigil [Betty Watson]
 
Retiring Collection at Vigil and Sunday morning Masses
over 19th / 20th for African Missions & Holy Places
 
Sunday 20th: 20th in OT:  
10.30am [ Parish ]
 
Offertory last week  £684.53   Thank you  .        
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses
 
OUR LADY OF LOURDES & ST BERNADETTE   The picture window in the Sanctuary was commissioned from the renowned Scottish artist, Brendan Berry who gave us kind permission to have Mass cards printed featuring it. The Carmelite sisters in Dysart undertook this for us and have printed 200 for General Intentions and 200 for the Repose of the Soul of deceased family or friends. Margaret has these cards available from the Stall priced at £.60p each.    
 
AUGUST
 
Thursday 17th   Safeguarding Training: We have organised training starting at 6:30pm in the Church Annex. This is required of all parish volunteers who interact with children or vulnerable adults. It should last approximately 2 hours. Mrs. Joanne Aitken is kindly coming out to do a catch up session for our Parish. We have 10 children liturgy leaders already signed up, can you please message the FB page or let Fr. John or Roisin Fulton or Paul McLaren know if you would like to attend too. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there.  Other safeguarding training sessions  for those who have not attended training or want a refresher..
​Sunday 3 Sept at 11am - St Albert the Great, George Square, Edinburgh.
Thurs 7 September at 7pm - Our Lady of Lourdes, 67 Aberdour Road, Dunfermline.​
Fri 15 Sept at 7pm - St Francis Xavier's Church Hall.
 
Saturday 19th / Sunday 20th  Retiring collection after Vigil and Morning Masses for African Missions & Holy Places.
 
Saturday 26th  1pm Baptism of Charles McLaughlin.
 
Monday 28th – Friday 1st Sep.  Fr John will be attending the Archdiocesan Clergy Retreat at Kinnoull. Daily Mass will be celebrated at St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk.  In a pastoral emergency please contact Fr John Peter there on 01324623567. 
 
SEPTEMBER
 
Sunday 3rd   -  National Pilgrimage 2017 The National Pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of Fatima will take place at 3pm on Sunday 3 September 2017 in Carfin, Lanarkshire. During this year’s pilgrimage, the bishops of Scotland will consecrate our nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The principal celebrant is His Grace Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow.  Booking form for bus / high tea at Plough on Notice Board.
 
Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th  IONA PILGRIMAGE FOR YOUTH for 16-`19 year olds.  See poster for details of this exciting opportunity to go on Pilgrimage to one of the earliest centres of Christianity in Scotland and which still proclaims the Gospel through the spiritual renewal of all who visit this holy and historic island.
 
Saturday 23rd   : Parish Annual Retreat  The annual retreat will take place at Kinnoull Retreat Centre.   Further information and a list will go on the bulletin board soon. Cost will be £10 per head which will cover the bus and the Retreat cost will be met from parish funds.
 
DECEMBER
 
FATIMA 7-10th December 2017.  Last chance to visit during the 100th anniversary year.  See poster for details
 
OTHER NEWS
 
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Do you feel drawn to exploring Christianity in the Catholic tradition, maybe even wondering about becoming a Catholic ? Well, RCIA  might be for you.  This year’s RCIA sessions begin on Wednesday 3rd September from 7.30-9pm at Our Lady of the Angels, Camelon. Please contact me if you’d like to know more. Fr John.
 
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STRATHCARRON HOSPICE SUMMER RAFFLE   Support your local Hospice and be in with a chance of winning a 2013 (63) White Fiat 500 Pop in the Strathcarron Hospice Summer Raffle in association with Forth Carz. For just £1 per entry, you have the wonderful opportunity of winning this fantastic car whilst supporting your local Hospice. Tickets available after 10.30am Mass this Sunday 13th August from Michael Quinn.
 
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St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk extend a cordial invitation to join in their fun on Sunday 27th August at St Mary of the Angels, starting at 1.30pm. We have a magician, face-painting, bbq, parish stalls, bouncy castle, soft archery, all the fun of the fair. Our Polish and Syro-Malabar communities will entertain us with song/dance and we will reciprocate with an ‘outdoor ceilidh’. Everything free of charge. Please park in Tesco’s across the road. 

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