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Newsletter 30th October 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

Web-site  http://www.stbernadette.rcstanded.org.uk/  ‘Like’ us on FACEBOOK

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

 

MASSES + DEVOTIONS + CONFESSIONS THIS WEEK
 
Saturday 29th  
9.30am [Fr Richard Higgins]
Confessions 10-10.15 +  6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Grace Brannigan ]
 
Sunday  30th  : 31st  Sunday Yr.C 
10.30am [ Parish ]
 
Tuesday 1st November ALL SAINTS ; [Holy Day of Obligation]    
9.30am [Parish] &  7.30pm [SI]  
1.30pm in St Bernadette’s PS.[SI]
 
Wednesday 2nd ALL SOULS   
9.30am [ Fr John’s Intention ]
 
Thursday 3rd   
9.30am [ Jimmy McAuley ]
 
Friday 4th  Mem: St Charles Borremeo   
9.30am [Hannah Kolenko]
 
Saturday 5th   
9.30am [Fr William Harkins ]
Confessions 10-10.15am and 6-6.15pm 
6.30pm Vigil [ Deceased of the Mochan & Sludden Families ]
 
ANNUAL MASS CENSUS WILL BE TAKEN OVER 5th / 6th NOVEMBER
 
Sunday 6th th  : 32nd  Yr C  
10.30am [ Parish] with Rite of Enrolment for children at P4 stage who will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion next spring.
 
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses
 
 
COLLECTION LAST WEEK   Offertory £968.76  Thank you
 
 
St Bernadette’s PS  200 CLUB
1st prize £100 - 019 Veronica Cully   
2nd prize £50 - 071 Francine Stewart
Runner-up £25 - 069 Katrina Mackenzie  
Runner-up £25 - 128 Donna Kennedy
Thanks for your continuing support. 
If anyone would like to join please email stbernadettes200club@gmail.com
 
HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY 
Under article 9 # 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights, you have the right to Chaplaincy services when you or a loved one enters hospital for treatment. In the past, clergy had access to Admission Registers and could identify Catholic patients whom they would then visit on their rounds.  This no longer happens, so it is vital that you tell nursing staff that you wish to receive a visit from a member of the Catholic Chaplaincy Team during your stay in Hospital.
 
YOUTH GROUP 
We are keen to create a YOUTH GROUP. This would be an opportunity for our High School parishioners to meet on a regular basis. This Group is for YOU and we want to know your ideas as to how this would work best – if you have any ideas/ suggestions then please speak to one of the Children’s Liturgy leaders, Fr John or add these to the sheet on the notice board. The aim is to have the first meeting sometime before the end of this year.
SOCIAL COMMITTEE 
1) We intend to hold a bottle raffle this week.Tickets will be on sale at Saturday 6.30pm Mass and Sunday 10.30 am Mass.Your support in this event will be very much appreciated.  2) The Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner will take place this year in Glenbervie Golf Club on Thursday the 15th of December at 2pm. Anyone who wishes to attend this function should add their name to the list at the back of the Church.
 
NOVEMBER
 
Wednesday 2nd 2.15-3pm
Meeting at St Bernadette’s PS for parents / carers with children at P4 who will soon begin preparations for Confirmation and First Holy Communion next  spring.  If your child attends another school, please contact me to ensure that you have all the information and support you need.  Fr John
 
Saturday 5th
New Movements Conference, St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley.  Speaker Bishop Leahy.  Mini-bus from St Francis Xavier’s.  If you wish to go please contact Ann Burmann  01324623567 
                                   
Sunday 6th 
Rite of Enrolment during 10.30am Mass for our P4 stage children as they begin preparations for reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion in the spring of 2017.
 
Sunday 13th Remembrance Sunday
3pm Annual Service of Prayer and Remembrance at Larbert Cemetery for loved ones who have died since this time last year; for those we remember in a special way this month; for all who lose their lives through natural and man-made disasters and for family and friends in mourning.  In the event of severe weather, we shall hold the short service in Church and Fr John will visit the cemetery later to offer a prayer and blessing.
 
DECEMBER
 
Saturday 3rd
St Mungos High School Winter Fete will be taking place this year in the school Social Area from 10am until 1pm. There will be a variety of stalls, activities, refreshments and entertainment on the day. Entry at the door will be £1 for all ages. We look forward to welcoming you on the day.
 
LOCAL INTEREST
Do you care for an Armed Forces veteran suffering from Dementia ?  The ‘Helpful Hints for Carers’ training programme has been launched in Falkirk and District  to support armed forces veterans and their families.  For more information contact Lorraine McAuley on 01786467342.

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