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Newsletter 13th December 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 Mass [ Paul Gorman ]
                        6.30pm [ Parish ]
 
Sunday 13th  : 3rd Sunday in Advent Yr.C 
                        10.30am Mass [Marilyn + Phil Lynch : 50th Wedding Anniversary]
 
Tuesday 15th   7.30pm Mass [Peter+Patricia Dick and Isabella Sheils]
 
Wednesday 16th 9.30am Mass [80th Birthday Mass – Denis Mochan]
                           1.30pm Mass at St Bernadette’s School [Sp.Int] All welcome !
 
Thursday 17th  9.30am Mass [Sarah Forsyth + John Dolan ]
 
Friday 18th  9.30am Mass [Bernard Duffy]
 
Saturday 19th 9.30am Mass [Thea McManus]
                       6.30pm Vigil [Parish]
 
Sunday 20th  : 4th in Advent Yr.C   10.30am Mass [Cook + O’Rourke families ] with Children’s Nativity presentation.
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
 
Confessions: Saturday 10-10.15am and  6-6.15pm
 
Collection for 6th December 
Offertory £770.20       Thank you for your generosity
 
 
DECEMBER
 
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.
 
Saturday 19th   St Francis Xavier’s Cluster [St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk, St Mary of the Angels, Camelon, St Anthony’s, Polmont and Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette’s, Larbert] will be holding a joint DAY OF RECOLLECTION at St Francis Xavier’s from 8am – 6.30pm with the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation [Confession] throughout the day. What better way to start the YEAR OF MERCY !
 
Sunday 20th  The Children’s Liturgy Team remind families that there won’t be a practice on Sunday 20th, the day of the Nativity Play itself and that the Christmas party for P4's and under (including pre-schoolers) starts at 1200 (finishing at 1330) in the Rotary Hall.
 
A Prayer Book for the Year of  Mercy   draws on the riches of Pope Francis’ recent letter Misericordiae Vultus and invites us  to quiet, prayerful reflection on the main themes and highlights  of the year ahead. A few copies have been obtained and are available from the porch.
 
“True to the End “ is a book by one of our parishioners, Joe Quinlivan on the austere living conditions in rural Ireland and experiences and effects of emigration from Ireland during the middle of the last century. A fascinating memoir including insights into the construction industry. Copies of Joe’s book will be available after Mass over the next few Sundays, price £12 per copy.
 
 
CHRISTMAS  MASSES
 
Thursday 24th   9.30am Mass [Ferial Day Mass]
                           9pm Service of Readings and Carols.
                         9.30pm First Mass of Christmas [Blessing of the Crib, Proper texts, prayers and readings]
 
Friday 25th 9.30am Dawn Mass.[Proper texts, prayers and readings]
                    11am Mass during the Day [Proper texts, prayers and readings
 
Saturday 26th   9.30am Feast of St Stephen followed by Confessions.
                         6.30pm Vigil Feast of the Holy Family.
 
Sunday 27th  10.30am Feast of the Holy Family.

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