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Newsletter 18th September 2016

The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette

323 Main Street Larbert FK5 4EU

Tel: 01324 553250   


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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



Saturday 17th    
9.30am [ADC – Fr Colman McGrath] 
Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Parish]
Special retiring collection at week-end Masses over 17th/18th for the
Sunday 18th  : 25th  Yr.C  
10.30am [Christina McDonough]
Tuesday 20th Mem: Ss Andrew Kim Tae-Gon, Paul Chong Ha-Sang and Comps  
7.30pm [Harry Evans]
Wednesday 21st Feast : St Matthew
9.30am [ Sr Clare [Dysart Carmel]
Thursday 22nd  
9.30am [SI: Taylor Family]
Friday 23rd Mem: St Pius of Pietrelcina
9.30am [James McGuire]
Saturday 24th  
9.30am [ADC- Fr John Muldoon]
Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm 
6.30pm Vigil [ Mary McGarry]
Sunday 25th  : 26th Yr C  
10.30am [Parish] 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
ALTAR SERVICE   Have you made your first communion ?  Do you come regularly to Church ? Would you like to become an ALTAR SERVER ?  Then please come along to Church at 5.30pm on Saturday 24th September to learn what being an ALTAR SERVER involves and we’ll see about enrolling you in the Team !
Church Care and Maintenance  Repainting of the Church roof interior will begin in the final week of September and should take around 8 days to complete.
RCIA  For anyone interested in learning more about the Church or perhaps wishing to become a Catholic, then please speak to Fr John as soon as possible.  The new RCIA session has just started [Wednesdays 7.30-9pm St Mary of the Angels Church Hall ] but there’s still time to join !
Wednesday 21st  Social Committee - The monthly Coffee Morning resumes this Wednesday 21st Sept in the Community room in St. Bernadette's school.Time; 9am till 11.30am. All welcome.
Caring through Prayer “ an ecumenical initiative to encourage us to be better at listening in a prayerful context, enabling people to discover God’s help and healing at difficult times i their lives. 7pm Airth Church. See notice board for details.
Sunday 2nd   10.30am FAMILY MASS giving thanks to God for our growing parish community and the many ways that as disciples of Jesus Christ we serve the Church and the wider world.
Saturday 15th Our Parish Parish retreat this year will take place at Kinnoull Monastery in Perth on 15th October.  It is a whole day retreat leaving by bus from Larbert at 9.00am and returning 4.00 – 4.30pm. Fr Gerry Mulligan, a Redemptorist from Kinnoull, will lead us through the day. The list for our Kinnoull retreat  is now on the notice board at the back of the church. Taking part means taking time out for a day devoted to yourself to be spiritually renewed and refreshed. The cost is £10 which includes travel and lunch as well as coffee etc in between – a bargain!!   Please give it some thought.
Friday 21st 7-9.30pm St Francis Xavier’s Hall: 2nd CLUSTER Meeting  to carry out a detailed examination of joint resources and to look at how we can more effectively and generously share such resources in terms of people, plant [Church buildings and other property], celebrations and finances
GROWTH IN PRAYER AND REFLECTIVE LIVING facilitated by the Epiphany Group a support group rooted in Ignatian Spirituality. The course aims to help participants develop and deepen their experience of prayer and live more reflectively. Monthly meetings starting Wednesday 26th October at the Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh.  Fr John writes…..having been associated with the Epiphany Group and participated in their courses over the years, I highly recommend this one and urge all who are interested in developing their spiritual lives to consider applying for a place. Leaflets available at the back of the Church.
VENERABLE MARGARET SINCLAIR PILGRIMAGE 2016: The annual pilgrimage to pray for the beatification of Venerable Margaret Sinclair will take place on Sunday 2 October at St Patrick’s in Edinburgh’s Cowgate from 2pm to 6pm. The day will begin at 2pm with a Holy Hour followed by a performance of the play, The Margaret Sinclair Story, recently debuted at the Edinburgh Festival. Holy Mass is at 4.30pm with Archbishop Cushley as principal celebrant. Please bring your own refreshments. All are very welcome.

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