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Newsletter 29th January 2017

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 28th Mem: St Thomas Aquinas
9.30am [Billy Halliday jnr]  
Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass [Parish]
Sunday 29th  : 4th  OT Yr. A
10.30am [ SI ] 
Tuesday 31st Mem: St John Bosco
7.30pm [ George Corrieri]
Wednesday 1st February 
9.30am [Jim McGuire] 
Thursday 2nd : Feast of the Presentation
9.30am [ Pat + Teresa Nevins ]    
Friday 3rd  Mem: St Blaise with Blessing of Throats for those suffering illness of the throat  
9.30am [ Pat +Teresa Nevins ]
Saturday 4th   
9.30am [Jim McGuire ]
Confessions 10-10.15am + 6-6.15pm.  
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [Parish]
Sunday 5th  : 5th in OT Yr.A
10.30am [Lambert Moore ]   
11.45pm Baptism
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses.
OFFERTORY    £ 842.04  Thank you.
Saturday 11th February The Memorial feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes
the co - Patron with St Bernadette of our own Parish.  In Lourdes and across the world there will be special Masses to mark this day.  Our own Saturday Morning Mass will be a Mass of Thanksgiving with the administration of the Sacrament of the Sick for anyone facing illness, infirmity and immobility or about to enter hospital for tests or surgery.
The Church’s Financial Year runs from January to December when a formal return has to be made on all income and expenditure.  I am delighted to say that this Schedule of Finance has been prepared and forwarded to our Archdiocesan Offices in record time this year! So, on behalf of the Parish I once again extend our sincere thanks to John McGaffney, our Parish Accountant and to Mike Kelly his deputy for their hard work in managing our finances week by week and for compling the return and to our cheerful and dedicated Counting Teams who give so much of their time and skill in counting and recording Sunday collections throughout the year and of course to everyone for your generous contributions to the upkeep of the Church and the ready support you offer to the many special collections and other financial demands made of us. John is preparing a Summary of Income and Expenditure to be posted on the Notice Board for your interest.
What a great night we had at the youth bowling night. Lots of strikes and spares....and laughter and fun. Thanks to Fr. John and the parish for enabling us to strengthen the community spirit in our young parishioners through events like this. A great turnout !
Bernadette’s PS  
P6 are currently exploring their individual talents and using these in positive ways. We will be soon moving on and considering how we could offer our strengths and talents through the different ministries within the Church. I was wondering if someone involved in Church life and ministry within the parish might like to come in and speak to the children about this ?  If so then please contact the school on 01324503400 about arranging a visit.  Thank you. Gillian Rooney P6
St Bernadette's PS 200 club 
January's lucky numbers and winners are:-
£100 - 102 Caroline Smith, £50 - 65 Seamus Duggan, £25 - 155 Richard Masterson, £25 - 92 Laura Kenny. Congratulations to all 4 winners and a big thanks to you all for your support!
St Bernadette's PS Race Night
will be held in the school on Friday 3 March.  Please save the date and more details will follow. 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
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.
Thinking about Diocesan Priesthood in 2017? The Catholic Church in Scotland is now inviting you to apply for seminary. For more information please contact your Diocesan Vocations Director (Fr Michael John Galbraith  tel. ‪01334472856   oremail
The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a dynamic and results-orientated Business Manager to be responsible for the provision of a range of professional and business support services to the Archdiocese. For more information go to:
Wednesday 1st February 
John Deighan , Chief Executive Officer of Society of the Protection of the Unborn Scotland has been invited by the St. Patrick’s Caritas Group, Kilsyth, to give a talk at 7.30pm in the hall., will give a short but interesting update on pro-life initiatives in Scotland since the Abortion Law was passed 50 years ago. This could give us some positive guidelines as to what might lie ahead when Holyrood take full responsibility for our NHS.  An invitation is extended the neighbouring parishes to join us, you will be all very welcome. Please come and support this event.

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