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Newsletter 28th January 2018

The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette

323 Main Street Larbert FK5 4EU

Tel: 01324 553250   



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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


Saturday 27th
9.3am Mass [Maryann Kelly] 
Confessions 10-10.15 and 6-6.15pm. 
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [Bernard O’Sullivan] 
Retiring Collection after Vigil and Sunday morning Masses
for the Apostolate of Catholic Education
[Catholic Education week runs from Sunday 28th January to Saturday 3rd February]
Sunday 28th :  4th in OT  Year B
10.30am Mass [Parish]
Tuesday  30th  
 7.30pm Mass [ 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass for Cathy and Hugh Carney]
Wednesday 31st Mem : St John Bosco
9.30am Mass [Anne Lynagh]
Thursday 1st February  
9.30am Mass [ Anne Lynagh]
Friday 2nd : Feast : The Presentation of the Lord  
9.30am Mass [Jack O’Donnell - sick ]
Saturday 3rd : Mem: St Blaise
9.30am Mass [Bernard O’Sullivan] with Rite of Blessing of the Throats . 
Confessions: 10-10.15am & 6-615pm .
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [Anne Lynagh ]
Sunday 4th : 5th  in OT Yr.B
10.30am Mass [ Parish] 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses
Offertory £767.60     Thank you      
Social Committee
Regretfully we have cancelled the January Coffee Morning for this one month only The February one will be held on the 28th as usual.
Sunday 11th  This year the Church celebrates the 160th anniversary of the first Apparition of Our Lady to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes on 11th February 1858. Archbishop Cushley will be Chief Celebrant at our 10.30am Mass on Sunday 11th February. Canon Urquhart is also happily able to join us. St Bernadette’s Primary School has generously offered to host a finger buffet after Mass and so for catering purposes please add your name to the sheet on the Notice Board if you are hoping to join us for the buffet. Please also let Fr John know if you know someone requiring transport to and from Church and / or the School.
Anyone involved in ministries working with vulnerable adults or children must have a valid PVG certificate and must also attend training.  If anyone has not yet attended training, you MUST do so as soon as possible. Also, if you attended training before the beginning of 2016, you MUST now attend another training session. Training will be held as noted below in our parishes this year:
Tuesday 6 February 2018 in St Mary of The Angels Church Hall, Camelon 7-9pm
Thursday 22 March 2018 in St Francis Xavier's Church Hall 7-9pm
Thursday 6 September 2018 in St Francis Xavier's Church Hall 7-9pm
Tuesday 16 October 2018 in St Francis Xavier's Church Hall 7.30-9.30pm
Are you thinking about Diocesan Priesthood?
The Application Process for 2018/9 is now underway. We’d be delighted to hear from you. For further information, please contact the Vocations Director, Fr Galbraith at or tel. 01334 472856. Likewise, visit

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