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Newsletter 27th March 2016

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

 

 
THIS WEEK
 
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.
 
Tuesday 29th   
6pm Reception into Church of the remains of the late Robert Black.
 
Wednesday 30th  
9.30am  Requiem Mass for the late Robert Black followed by interment at Larbert Cemetery. 
[ Fr Andrew Garden from St Francis Xavier’s will be in attendance for this funeral ]
 
Please note Fr John will be away with a pilgrimage group to Lourdes from Monday 28th March to Monday 4th April.  Fr Gero McLaughlin SJ will preside at the 6.30pm Vigil Mass on Saturday 2nd April and then again at the 10.30am Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday 3rd April.   In the case of a pastoral emergency please contact the clergy at St Francis Xavier’s in Falkirk on 01324623567.
 
 
Offertory Collection last week
                                     £803.04   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.
 
The Vintage Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show went really well last Sunday. We had a lot of support from the Church so a big THANK YOU from the St Bernadette's Primary Fundraising Group. We raised £1239 in total and donated £500 of that total to Strathcarron Hospice. The Hospice raised another £647 through sales of outfits and accessories on the day. A fantastic amount raised for both the school and the Hospice.
 
St Bernadette's PS 200 Club
The first 200 club lucky numbers and prize winners are:-
1st Prize £100 - 065 Seamus Duggan
2nd Prize £50 - 077 Roseanne Smith
Runner-up £25 - 087 Sharon McElroy
Runner-up £25 - 109 Louise Wilson
If you would like to sign up for future draws please collect a form from the back of the church or email us atstbernadettes200club@gmail.com            
 
 
ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS
 
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING DATES 2016   
Date + time:  Thursday 7th April 7pm prompt. Venue: St Francis Xavier’s.  Duration Approx. 2 hours. Trainer: Joanne Aitken
 
SETTINGOUT ON THE ROAD 2016 – 2017
This is a course taken over four days for teachers who have not yet obtained the Catholic Teachers Certificate and for Education Students who wish to teach in a Catholic School.  The course will take place on the following dates:  11th and 12th August, 29th October 2016 and the 25th Feb 2017.  Sessions are from 9am until 3.30pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road Edinburgh EH9 1BB.  Further details and application: www.sces.org.uk/setting-out-application/

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