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Newsletter 20th 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 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 ]
 
Tuesday 22nd  Mem: Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7.30pm [Josephine Sweeney]
 
Wednesday 23rd    
9.30am [Betty Watson]
 
Thursday 24th  Feast of St Bartholomew 
9.30am [Betty Watson]
 
Friday 25th 
9.30am [Betty Watson]
 
Saturday 26th  
9.30am [John Michael Henderson]
Confessions 10-10.15am + 6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [Mary O’Donnell]   
2pm Baptism of Charles McLaughlin
 
Sunday  27th : 21st  in OT
10.30am [Parish]
 
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. 
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses
 
Offertory last week  £714.91  Thank you  .        
 
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.    
 
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.
 
Wednesday 6th   WORD OF LIFE
group meet in the Hall from 4pm.  All welcome
 
Saturday 23rd   : Parish Annual Retreat  
If you intend going on the parish annual retreat at Kinnoull Monastery in Perth, please add your name to the list on the bulletin board at the back of the church.  All the details are there, including the programme for the day. If you have special dietary requirements please put the information beside your name. Take some time out for yourself to be spiritually renewed and refreshed.  If you want more information on Kinnoull contact    kinnoullmonastery.co.uk   Cost will be £10 per head which will cover the bus and the Retreat cost will be met from parish funds.
 
OCTOBER
 
6th – Sunday 8th 
Conforti Centre, Coatbridge.  A time of healing by experiencing God’s love through others for all facing the loss of a loved one, through separation, divorce or death.  See poster.
 
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 6th  September from 7.30-9pm at Our Lady of the Angels, Camelon. Please contact me if you’d like to know more. Fr John.
 
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.
 
MASS INTENTIONS
It used to be the case that when you wished a Mass to be celebrated for a Special Intention or Anniversary you simply approached your Parish Priest a week or so beforehand in order ‘book’ its place on the Mass Calendar.  However, that is no longer possible as our Parish is growing in numbers and consequently so are requests for Masses. Our Parish Calendar of Masses is consistently ‘booked’ several months in advance, so in order to avoid disappointment, please consider contacting me well in advance to ‘book’ a Mass for an anniversary intention. When looking to have Mass celebrated timeously for one recently deceased, you may wish to consider forwarding your request to one of the Mission Orders or via myself to my retired priest friend. Thank you & God Bless.
 Fr John 

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