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Newsletter 27th September 2015

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 26th 9.30am [Linzi McGarva]
                       6.30 [John + Mary McMahon]
Sunday 27th  10.30am Mass. [ Parish ] Parish Retreat Day at Schoenstatt
Tuesday 29th : Feast of the Archangels Ss Michael, Gabriel + Raphael  7.30pm Mass  [SI – Pat Wilson ]
Wednesday 30th : St Jerome  9.30am Mass [SI :Sr Catherine ODC ]
                                               1.30pm St Bernadette’s monthly School Mass. All welcome
Thursday 1st October : St Teresa of the Child Jesus  NB  9am Mass [Mary + Gerry Taylor]
Friday 2nd : Guardian Angels 9.30am Mass [Michael Schofield]
Saturday 3rd  9.30am [ Mary Henderson ]
                      6.30pm Mass [Parish]
Sunday 4th  10.30am [Michael McDonough]
                   11.45am Baptism of Alexander Carleschi.
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses. 
Confessions: Saturday 10-10.15am and  6-6.15pm
Collections for 20th September
                       Parish £648.26   Sick & Retired Priests £557.80
                                    Thank you for your generosity
Peggy Sisman wishes to say thanks to Fr John and Parishioners for their prayers and good wishes during her illness.
Do your children attend a school other than St Bernadette’s ?  Have you a child at P3 or P4 stage this year ? Would you like to support them in their preparations for reception of the sacraments in the spring of 2016 ?  If so then please contact Fr John asap.                                                    
There is a plenary indulgence for recitation of the Rosary and Litany in Church, family or pious association during the month of October.
Thursday 1st   Please note morning Mass will be at 9am as Fr John will be attending a Priestly Formation day at Gillis Centre.
Pope Francis and his Jesuit Legacy  7pm The annual Gillis Lecture this year given by Rev James Crampsey SJ Superior at the Sacred Heart Edinburgh. Call 01592781713 or for booking.
Saturday 3rd  The Vocation and Mission of Today’s Family.  A Conference at the Jesuit Centre, Edinburgh for all interested in promoting and supporting the Catholic understanding of marriage and family life in a changing world. The event begins with Mass [chief celebrant, Archbishop Cushley] at 12.30 then key-note addresses.  Various organisations associated with the theme will have stalls around the venue.  Each parish is invited to send 2 delegates.  Please contact Fr John if you would like to represent our parish.
also on 3rd
WOMEN OF WORTH  - Finding our identity in Christ. An all-day conference  at Larbert East Church. See poster for details.
Sunday 4th  GEN VERDE the international performing arts group of the FOCOLARE MOVEMENT are hosting a concert marking the 25th anniversary of ACTS [Action of Churches Together in Scotland] at 6pm in Stockbridge Church, Edinburgh. See poster for details.
LARBERT CHURCHES TOGETHER   are holding an evening of prayer, praise and witness at the Dobbie Hall from 7-8-15pm.  Offerings to Food Bank, Street Pastors and Youth Chaplaincy.  See poster for details.
Tuesday, 20th October Stirling St Mary's Pro-Life Group are holding a Pro-Life Evening on at 7.00pm in St Margarets Church Hall, Drip Rd.  Guest speakers will be John Deighan, CEO of SPUC Scotland and Sean Deighan of Project Truth. Also speaking will be Sarah Haire of the University of Stirling Pro Life Group.Contact: Stuart on 01786 463047 or Dolores on 01786 296314
Fr John will be away from 5-9th October. Fr Henry McLaughlin will be in residence.

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