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Newsletter 26th February 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/  ‘Like’ us on FACEBOOK

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 25th   
9.30am [Eugene Cox]
Confessions 10-10.15am + 6-6.15pm. 
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [ Mary Ann Kelly]
 
Sunday 26th : 8th Yr.A
10.30am [Parish]  
 
Tuesday 28th   
7.30pm [ Fr Michael Purcell ]
 
ASH Wednesday 1st March [Fasting and Abstinence]
9.30am Mass [Ross Thomson] in Church with distribution of ashes. 
1.30pm Service of Ashes [not Mass] in St Bernadette’s PS. 
7pm Mass in Church with distribution of ashes [Parish]
 
Thursday 2nd  
9.30am [ SI : Rose Mochan ]    
 
Friday 3rd    
9.30am [SI : Ann O’Donnell] ]
 
Saturday 4th   
9.30am [ SI ]
NB 10.30am Funeral Service for the late Mara Corrieri followed by cremation at Camelon.
Confessions 6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [Parish]
 
Sunday 5th : 1st In Lent Yr. A
10.30am [John Boyd ] 
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
 
 
OFFERTORY    £755.01      Thank you.
 
Marbri and Peter O’Rourke
would like to thank everyone who paid their last respects to Liam and for the overwhelming number of cards Mass cards and floral tributes received.  Our grateful thanks.
 
MARCH
 
ASH Wednesday 1st March  
9.30am Mass in Church with distribution of ashes. 
1.30pm Service of Ashes [not Mass] in St Bernadette’s PS. 
7pm Mass in Church with distribution of ashes
 
Friday 3rd   
2pm  WORLD DAY OF PRAYER at Adam Grossart Court . All welcome
 
also…………
 
St Bernadette's PS Race Night
will be held in the school on Friday 3 March, doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets £2.50, with children going free. BOYB and snacks with tea/coffee available on the night. Tickets available after Mass. If you can't attend, why not purchase a horse for £3 with a chance to win £15.  In the meantime we are looking for local businesses to sponsor the races for £25 each, in return for some advertising.  If you, or someone you know, would be interested please contact stbernadettesparentcouncil@gmail.com
 
The St Bernadette's PS 200 Club
lucky numbers and winners for February are:-
£100 - 102 Caroline Smith, £50 - 107 Fay Bancewicz, £25 - 84 Kerry Notarangelo
£25 - 70 Francine Stewart.  Thank you for your continued support.
 
Wednesday 8th   
Maureen Smith is setting up a WORD OF LIFE  group [part of the FOCOLARE movement] in the Parish, which is open to all who would like to grow in their commitment to Christ through shared reflection on scripture, prayer and spiritual reading. The next meeting will be in Church at 4pm on Wednesday 8th March.  Please speak to Maureen for more details
 
Wednesday 8th   
10.30am service in Church when our P3 stage children (surnames A-G) will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.                        
 
Thursday 9th
10.30am service in Church when our P3 stage children (surnames H-Z)  will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.     
 
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FRIDAYS IN LENT 
7pm Stations of the Cross, traditionally the days on which we remember the Lord’s journey to the Cross on Calvary for our Redemption.       
 
LENT EXTRA 2017 
A small number of copies are available FREE from the porch.  They have daily reflections based on the Way of the Cross  - A Way to New Life to help you and your famly deepen your faith and commitment to Christ and His Church during this holy season.                     
 
OTHER NEWS
 
This is FAIRTRADE Fortnight
Please consider purchasing FAIRTRADE consumables when you next shop and remember you’ll be helping to secure economic returns for some of the poorest producers in the world.
 
SCIAF ‘WEE BOXES’
for your Lenten alms are available from the porch, please take one home and after Easter send a cheque to SCIAF to cover your donations which will go to support farmers in Zambia this year.
 
SAFEGUARDING  
7pm on Thursday March 16th is one of the regular updating and refresher days for volunteers  at St Francis Xavier’s Falkirk. Time to be confirmed.  All parish volunteers welcome.
 
THE BEGINNING EXPERIENCE
are holding a residential week-end at St Mary’s Centre, Kinnoull, Perth from 31st March through 2nd April for those who find themselves alone again after divorce, separation or widow-hood.Further details /Application forms from Ros on 01316690003 or e-mail rcm2524@yahoo.co.uk.
 
Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017  
Travelling by air from Edinburgh on Friday 7th July and returning on Friday 14th.   Booking forms from Fr John or from Tangney Tours www.tangney-tours.com

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