Wed, November 13, 2019

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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 9th  Feast: The Dedication of The Lateran Basilica
9.30am Mass [Mochan & Sludden families ]
Confessions: 10-10.15am & 6-6.15pm,  
6.30pm Vigil Mass [Parish ]  
Remembrance Sunday 10th   
10.30am Mass [ Renee’ McLean] 
Tuesday 12th Mem: St Josaphat 
7.30pm [Bill Wood]
Wednesday 13th   
9.30am Mass [Patricia Ferguson]
Thursday  14th  
9.30am Mass [Patricia Ferguson]  
12.45pm Funeral Service for the late Gerry (James) Fivey followed by interment at Larbert Cemetery.
NB   Friday 15th   
7.30pm Mass [Yvonne Copland]
Saturday 16th : Feast: St Margaret of Scotland  
9.30am Mass [ APCD : Canon John Healy  ] 
Confessions 10am – 10.15am & 6pm-6.15pm. 
6.30pm Vigil Mass [ SI: Christine Campbell]
Retiring collection after Masses over 16th / 17th in support of The Refugee Survival Trust & The Scottish Churches Anti-Human Trafficking Group
Sunday 17th   
10.30am Mass [Parish] 
Recitation of the Holy Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other daily morning Masses.
Offertory last week £824.89  Thank you    
MASS CENSUS  taken last week-end = 305.  [2018= 309, 2017=296, 2016=329]
POPE FRANCIS FAITH AWARD  The children from the parish who are taking part in the Pope Francis Faith Award would like to say a huge thank you to the parishioners for their generosity and encouragement in their recent charity walk up Dumyat.  The 2 groups made it to the top and back raising a whopping £1150 !   £720 of this grand total has been donated to Mary’s Meals - £310 of which was raised by our very own parishioners ! Other charities who have received donations from the charity walks are Strathcarron Hospice, MacMillan Cancer Support  and Crohns and Colitis. Pictures will be added to their display at the back of the church.
Our PARISH BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE will be brought up at Offertory during Vigil & Sunday morning Masses throughout November and placed on the Altar, remembering before God all who have died since this time last year and whose names are inscribed therein. You are respectfully invited to add the names of other loved ones who have gone to God. Vigil Mass on Saturday 30th November will be offered for all deceased loved ones.
Friday 15th   MASS AT 7.30pm as Fr John has to attend an early-start clergy meeting in Edinburgh that day.
Saturday 16th Scripture Reflection Day from 11am at Gillis Centre. Discover how the evangelist St Matthew helps deepen our understanding of Jesus and his Church and also how to improve one’s public reading at Mass. Led by Fr Andrew Garden and Margaret McGill. See poster.
Saturday 16th – Saturday 23rd   Adoption Week Scotland   St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society are looking to recruit suitable adopters throughout Scotland. See posters for further details.
Tuesday 19th  SPUC will be hosting an event in Falkirk Free Church from 7.30pm informing people about the campaign to decriminalise abortion which proponents describe as just another medical procedure.  For us it is the deliberate ending of an innocent human life. Please consider going along and supporting this Pro-Life initiative.
Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner  This event will be held this year on 12th of December.  As in previous years it will be held in Glenbervie Golf Club.  Time:1.30pm for dinner at 2pm.  Price is £5 per person.  Anyone who wishes to attend should add their name to the list at the back of the Church.
Sunday 15th - Nativity Play: The children's nativity play will be held during Mass on Sunday 15th . Rehearsals will start on 24 November (0930 to 1015). All Primary School children are welcome to participate. 
     also     Children's Christmas Party: The Christmas party for all children up to and including Primary 4 (including those not yet at school) will be held on Sunday 15th in the Lesser Hall at the Dobbie Hall (1200 to 1330). A 10-pin bowling night will be arranged in January for all our younger parishioners (P5 upwards) - more details to follow. 

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