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The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette

Parish Priest: Rev John McInnes BD

323 Main Street Larbert FK5 4EU

Tel: 01324 553250        Mobile: 07550011795   



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Parish Safeguarding Coordinator : Paul McLaren 01324563667

The St Vincent De Paul Society emergency contact number is 07568354828

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
9.30am Mass [SI]  
Confessions: 10-10.15am & 6-6.15pm. 
6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Parish] 
Retiring collection at Vigil on 27th and Sunday 28th
for the work of AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
Sunday 28th   
10.30am [SI: Baby Fawkes ]
NB  No parish Masses over Tuesday to Thursday this week as Fr John will be away from Monday 29th July to Thursday 1stAugust inclusive. If you need a priest urgently during that time, please contact the clergy at St Francis Xavier’s on 01324623567.
Friday 2nd August
9.30am Mass [SI ]
Saturday 3rd   
9.30am Mass [SI ] 
Confessions: 10-10.15am & 6-6.15pm,  
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [Margaret & John Burns:
Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass]   
Retiring collection over Saturday Vigil & Sunday Masses
for the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Sunday 4th  
10.30am Mass [ Parish ]
Recitation of the Holy Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass
and after other daily morning Masses.
Offertory last week  £847.60    Thank you
Congratulations and prayerful good wishes  Angela Guzik and Alan MacFarlane who were married here last Saturday.
6-10 August   Don’t miss “Crowned with Glory and Honour” at the Edinburgh Fringe. An original Christian play asking key questions about life and who we value in todays’ society at Carubbers Christian Centre, High Street Edinburgh. For more details phone 01312260000.
Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th   SPUC White Flower Appeal at Vigil and Sunday morning Masses
Wednesday 14th  4pm WOL Group meet in the Annex.
Sunday 18th   Parish Summer BBQ after morning Mass in the Church grounds with proceeds going to help fund Social Committee annual events and activities.  Please note that for Health and Safety considerations, the car park will be closed that morning except for dropping off / collecting aged and infirm parishioners.
Wednesday 28th [7-9pm] +  Monday 2nd September [2-4pm]   
ALL PVG VOLUNTEERS  Mandatory Level 2 Safeguarding Training Sessions at St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk. All of our volunteers working with vulnerable adults and / or children MUST attend one of these Level 2 session to be allowed to continue in their work. If you have any questions please contact our Parish Coordinator Paul McLaren 0n 563667.
Saturday 31st  Laudato Si  Care for our Common Home. Day of reflection on Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment at Gillis Centre from 11am -3.30pm. To register please phone 01316238900.  
ARCHDIOCESAN EVENTS DIARY : August 2019 - July 2020 
A leaflet has been prepared outlining significant dates, times and locations of the various events planned by the Archdiocesan Commissions for the coming year. Please pick up a copy of the leaflet as you leave Mass today.  
VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST THERESE OF LISIEUX   We have the great privilege of receiving the relics of St Therese of Lisieux to our Archdiocese over 7th to 9th September. Se poster for further details.
CATHOLIC VOTING RIGHTS the Catholic Church and others presently have the right in Scotland to sit in the Council education committees and to vote on matters affecting our Catholic schools.  On 22 August, the City of Edinburgh Council is to vote on a Green Party motion to remove those voting rights. If this motion is carried it will pose a serious threat to the Church’s capacity to influence decisions regarding Catholic education and Catholic Schools in the City of Edinburgh. I would therefore ask you to contact your local councillors as a matter of urgency to vote against this motion. Write to your councillor soon: to facilitate a numerous response, a template letter will be available on postcards at all Masses next weekend.  With thanks and every blessing, +Leo Cushley”
PS His Grace alerts all of us to this proposal being put before Edinburgh Council to remove the voting rights of Catholic Church representatives, in order to make us vigilant and ready to respond should any similar proposal arise in our own Council area.

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