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Newsletter 13th September 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 12th  9.30am [Lily Marney ]
                        6.30pm Vigil [Bridget McDaid ]
 
Sunday 13th  10.30am Mass. [Parish ]
                      11.45am Baptism of Millie Kilpatrick.
 
Tuesday 15th  : Our Lady of Sorrows   7.30pm Mass [Gil Whale ]
 
Wednesday 16th : St Ninian 9.30am Mass [SI]
 
Thursday 17th  9.30am Mass [  Desmond Timoney]
 
Friday 18th  9.30am Mass [SI]
 
Saturday 19th  9.30am [Sam and Anne Sweeney]
                        6.30pm Mass [Parish]
 
Retiring collection for Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund  
 
Sunday 20th   10.30am [Sp int: Maureen + Peter Hastie]
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses. 
Confessions: Saturday 10-10.15am and  6-6.15pm
 
Collection for 6th September
                       Parish £ 630.03     Thank you for your generosity
 
 
PARISH NEWS……DIARY DATES
 
CARFIN 23 of us enjoyed a wonderful pilgrimage to Carfin last Sunday. A happy and gloriously sunny day too.  It was good to be with hundreds of others from all over Scotland praying for the  “ Synod on the Family “ taking place in Rome next month.  A big thank you to Cathy for arranging the bus and the splendid meal at the Plough when we returned. Put a note in your diary for next year’s national pilgrimage – always the first Sunday in September !
 
CALLING ALL PROSPECTIVE ALTAR SERVERS   As you know 3 of our young people have recently joined as Altar Servers and are thoroughly enjoying their experience. Some of their school friends have prepared recruitment posters which have been placed around the church.  If you would like to join the team please speak to Fr John as soon as possible. Thank you.
 
SEPTEMBER
 
Sunday 13th   Baptism of Millie Kilpatrick 11.45am.
 
Week-end 19th / 20th   Retiring Collection after Vigil and Morning  Masses for the AGED AND INFIRM CLERGY FUND – the annual collection which goes to support our sick and retired priests who served us so well in their active ministry.
 
Sunday 20th    2-4 pm at St Patrick’s, Edinburgh: Annual Pilgrimage to pray for the beatification of The Venerable Margaret Sinclair.
 
Sunday 27th SCHOENSTATT PARISH RETREAT
This year’s annual retreat will be held at Schoenstatt Retreat Centre in the Campsie Fells.  If you would like to take part please add your name to the list at the back of the church where you will find further information. Cost: £20 plus £10 for the bus.
 
OCTOBER
 
Saturday 3rd  The Vocation and Mission of Today’s Family.  A Conference at the Jesuit Centre, Edinburgh for all interested in promoting and supporting the Catholic understanding of marriage and family life in a changing world. The event begins with Mass [chief celebrant, Archbishop Cushley] at 12.30 then key-note addresses.  Various organisations associated with the theme will have stalls around the venue.  Each parish is invited to send 2 delegates.  Please contact Fr John if you would like to represent our parish.
 
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS for the late Fr Joseph McMahon former Parish Priest of the Sacred Heart, Grangemouth are as follows:
Thursday 17th : 7.30pm Reception of remains into St Francis Xavier’s Church, Falkirk
Friday 18th : 12noon Requeim Mass followed by cremation at 1.45pm.

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