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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   

e-mail: stbernadettelarbert@aol.co.uk

Web-site  http://www.stbernadette.rcstanded.org.uk/ 

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Parish Safeguarding Coordinator : Paul McLaren  07770381272

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

 

MASSES + SERVICES THIS WEEK

 

ALL MASSES and SERVICES WILL BE STREAMED 

 

Saturday 22nd 

9.30am Mass [ SI ]

Confessions: 10-10.15 am & 6-6.15pm.

6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Barbara Geoghegan ]  

 

Sunday 23rd : 3rd in Ordinary Time (Year C)

10.30am Mass [ Parish ]

 

Tuesday 25th Mem: St Francis De Sales 

Recitation of The Rosary before 7.30pm Mass [ Margaret Woods ]

 

Wednesday 26th Mem: Ss Timothy & Titus

9.30am Mass [ Margaret Woods ]

 

Thursday 27th

9.30am Mass [ James Henderson ]

 

Friday 28th Mem: St Thomas Aquinas

9.30am Mass [ SI ] 

 

Saturday 29th

9.30am Mass [ Margaret Watson ]

Confessions: 10-10.15 am & 6-6.15pm.

6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Mary Anne Kelly ]  

 

Sunday 30th : 4th in Ordinary Time (Year C)

10.30am Mass [ Parish ]

 

Monday 31st 

6pm Reception into Church of the remains of the late Rena [Rachel] Watson

 

Tuesday 1st February   

9.30am Requiem Mass for the late Rena [Rachel] Watson followed by cremation at Camelon. 

Recitation of The Rosary before 7.30pm Mass [ SI ]

 

Offertory last week £488.10

Thank you for your continued generosity

      

PARISH NEWS

Scottish Catholic magazine – New edition now available (£2) 

Covid update -  Please do not attend if you are displaying any signs of COVID.  If you are attending Mass then please:

- ensure you wrap up well as we will have windows and doors open during mass to improve ventilation

- do a Lateral flow test before attending church if possible 

- wear face covering at all times in Church and use hand sanitiser on entry/exit

- Maintain a respectful distance between households

Annual Accounts – Financial statement for 2021 (Extract from the Parish Annual return recently submitted) 

The Gift Aid collection increased year on year which meant we also received a slightly higher tax rebate (£8,566) from the Government.  Non‑Gift aid contributions remain subdued due to COVID restrictions. Please consider joining the Gift Aid scheme. 

Our Cash surplus for 2021 was £11,700 which was due in large part to the focus on us minimising non-essential maintenance, as we have been aware for many years now that the windows in the house would need replaced to improve heat efficiency and reduce dampness.  We have now scheduled this work to commence on 21st February.  Additionally, a new Parish Levy from the Archdiocese for the Retired Priests Fund will be introduced this year to address future projected funding gaps for pensions.

 

2021 Annual Accounts – Summary

 

 

 

2021

2020

 

 

Parish Income

   

 

 

Gift Aid Offertory

£32,807 

£28,165 

 

 

Non-Gift Aid Offertory

£8,530 

£9,716 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Parish Expenditure

     
 

Archdiocese Levies

£16,630 

£8,520 

 

 

Building Maintenance

£6,200 

£12,026 

 

 

Annual Cash Surplus

£11,700 

£6,651 

 

             

Offertory Collections - Gift Aid is a government scheme allowing Parishes to increase the value of donations made to them. If you are a UK Tax Payer through work or pension, you can Gift Aid your donations (at no additional cost to yourself) to the Parish. Annually, HMRC give back 25p to the Parish for every £1 you put into collection using weekly Gift Aid envelopes or direct from your bank. Please speak to Fr John or Mike Kelly to register as a Gift Aid donor or to receive more information. 

ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS

 

National safeguarding update – The new Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency has been established as an independent body to oversee the Church’s safeguarding practice. The latest issue of the Safeguarding Matters newsletter provides details of what the agency will do (available at bit.ly/3tyeInn). 

Lady Rae is looking to recruit people to act as Board Directors to support the work of the agency. Details at https://aspenpeople.co.uk/microsite/scssa/

New Dawn In Scotland Virtual Conference

Click here for details on 

New Dawn In Scotland's

11th Annual Conference - Online

 

 

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Tel: 0845 143 4040

 

 

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