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Newsletter 20th March 2016

The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette

323 Main Street Larbert FK5 4EU

Tel: 01324 553250   


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 19th Solemnity of St Joseph
9.30am [Marie Melloy]
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.
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.
Offertory Collection last week
                                     £1029.11   Thank you 
NON-GIFT AID ENVELOPES  which form an integral part of our regular parish offertory scheme are now available for use from 10th April. Please collect a box of envelopes as you leave by the main or side entrances to the Church. Thank you.
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.
Social Committee The monthly Coffee Morning in St. Bernadette's School will take place this month on Wednesday the 23rd of March from 9am till 11.30am.All welcome
Holy Thursday 24th  The St Vincent De Paul Society will welcome gifts of grocery items which will be brought up at Offertory during Mass and later distributed to families and individuals in need.
Monday 28th March to Monday 4th April as Fr John will be away in Lourdes. 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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