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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  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






Saturday 25th

9.30am Mass [ Michael Weir ]

Confessions: 10-10.15 am & 6-6.15pm 

6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Parish ] 


Sunday 26th

26th  Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)  

10.30am Mass  [ SI ]


Tuesday 28th 

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


Wednesday 29th Feast: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael Archangels 

9.30am Mass [ SI: Kathleen Mayers ]


Thursday 30th Mem: St Jerome 

9.30am Mass [ Sadie McCabe ]


Friday 1st October: Mem. St Therese of Lisieux 

9.30am Mass [ SI: Mass seeking a change of heart for perpetrators of violence

and relief and blessing for their victims around the world ] 


Saturday 2nd Mem: Holy Guardian Angels  

9.30am Mass [ SI: Cecil O’Donnel ]

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

6.30pm Vigil Mass [ Mary Mochan ]  


Sunday 3rd27th  Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

10.30am Mass [ Parish ]


Offertory last week – £497.70

Thank you for your generosity



Mass Arrangements –Vigil Mass will be at 6.30pm on Saturday and a return to a single Sunday morning Mass (at 10.30).  Children’s Liturgy will be an integral part of the 10.30 Mass each week.  Eventbrite bookings no longer required for attending weekend Masses.  

Parish Annual Retreat – Saturday 20th NOVEMBER 

It has been a long wait but we are now able to go to Kinnoull Monastery in Perth for our annual retreat. It is a whole day retreat leaving by bus from Larbert at approx. 9.00am and returning between 4 and 5 o’clock.  One of the Redemptorist Fathers will lead us through the day.  More details on timings etc will be given later and a list will go up some time in October. If you want more information about St Mary’s Monastery go to

Altar Servers – we have recruited an additional 4 Altar Servers but there is still room for some more, so another ‘familiarisation’ session for anyone (adult or child) wishing to take part in Holy Mass as an Altar Server will be held on Saturday 2nd October @ 14:00 in the Church – come along and find out more.

Dates for Sacraments – the following is a list of provisional dates/timings for 2022.  

Sacrament of Reconciliation (P3) – Wednesday 27th April (11:00 & 14:00)

Sacrament of Confirmation (P7) – Saturday 21st May (11:00 & 14:00)

Sacrament of First Holy Communion (P4) – Saturday 11th June (10:30 & 14:00)

Pro-Life Group -   In 2020, there were 739 abortions in the Forth Valley area.  38 of these children were aborted because they were thought to be disabled.  Peaceful Pro-Life vigils offer a chance for women to receive help and support.   Learn more on our Facebook page and from Archdiocesan Pro Life Office


Safeguarding webinar -The Bishops of Scotland invite clergy, religious, church employees and volunteers across Scotland to a national safeguarding webinar at 11am on Saturday 2 October. It will be a chance to find out more about the safeguarding document In Gods Image v2 and reflect upon on its implications for your safeguarding role in the Church. The link to register is:

PRAYING FOR LIFE (22 Sept – 31 October Mon, Wed, Fri 8.30am – 5pm)  - You are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside the Chalmers Sexual Health Centre, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh. For more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact or visit

Clergy Retirement Funding - The Archdiocese has issued an update on the funding position for Clergy Retirement (see attached).  Most likely outcome to resolve situation is to replace existing ‘Special Collections’ with a more sustainable annual assessment levied on each Parish (addresses current £7.7m funding gap). 

SPUC Scotland’s annual raffle draw is an important fundraiser for our vital work in saving unborn babies  - This year’s draw will take place on Saturday 30th October 2021. If you would like some books of raffle tickets, please contact:


New Dawn In Scotland Virtual Conference

Click here for details on 

New Dawn In Scotland's

11th Annual Conference - Online



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