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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 17th    
9.30am Mass [Eleanor Summers]  
Confessions: 10-10.15am & 6-6.15pm .
6.30pm Vigil Mass  [Parish ]
Sunday 18th : 1st  in Lent Year B
10.30am Mass [Lambert Moore] 
Tuesday 20th   
7.30pm Mass [Pat McGlynn]  
Wednesday 21st 
Masses : 9.30am [Agnes Oates]
Thursday 22nd Feast: Chair of St Peter, Apostle  
9.30am Mass [ SI ]
Friday 23rd  
9.30am Mass  [Jessie & George Valentine]
6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Stations of the Cross at 7pm.
Saturday 24th  
9.30am Mass [Alistair MacDonald ] 
Confessions 10-10.15; 6-6.15pm.
6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Parish  ] 
Sunday 25th : 2nd in Lent Yr.B   
10.30am Mass [ Betty Mulvey ]
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses
Offertory £891.76    Thank you    
160th Anniversary Celebrations Our celebration Mass on the 160th Anniversary of the First Apparition of Our Lady to Bernadette in Lourdes on 11th February 1858 was a truly wonderful occasion. The unseasonably fine weather added to the warmth and delight all round making it possible for so many to join us. A very big THANK YOU to Peter for heading up the planning Team and for all the preparations beforehand which ensured all went off so well on the day. The Archbishop also wrote a heartfelt note saying….Dear John, It was a real pleasure to join you and your parishioners on Sunday, please extend to them my sincere thanks and warm good wishes. + Leo. Although Canon Urquhart has not been too well of late, it was good that he felt able to join us for this special day. Finally, a big thank you to Mrs Savage for making the school available for our refreshments after Mass.  Fr John
PARISH FINANCES 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 once again this year! So, on behalf of the Parish I once again extend our sincere thanks to John McGaffney and Mike Kelly our Parish Accountants for their work in keeping our finances in order week by week and for compiling the Finance Schedule.  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 you all for your generous contributions to the upkeep of the Church and in contributing to the many special collections and other financial demands made of us. John has prepared a Summary of Income and Expenditure – copies available on / by the Notice Board. If you have any queries, please speak to John or Mike.
Lent was originally 40 days of final preparation for those being received into the Church at Easter.  Over the centuries this developed into the penitential season we know it as today when each of us is invited to seek a deeper conversion of life as disciples of Jesus Christ through prayer, abstinence, fasting and charitable works.
Three Friday Evenings in Lent with Archbishop Cushley
Living the season of Lent can really change your life forever and for the better. In response to a request from young adults across, His Grace will lead a reflective evening of talks in The Cathedral starting at 7pm on 23rd Feb, 9th, 23rd and also on Sunday 25th March. See poster and cards for more details.
Walking the Way of the Cross during Lent is a devout tradition in our Church and obtains for participants a plenary indulgence.  There will be Stations of the Cross at 7pm on Friday evenings during Lent beginning on Friday 16th February preceded at 6pm by a Holy Hour of Adoration, quiet prayer and reflection. If you as a group / individually wish to lead the Stations please check the list on the Notice Board for available dates.   
Wednesday 14th March PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS CONCERT in Larbert East Church from 7pm. Tickets from all schools £4 adults, children FREE.  See poster for details.

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