29th Sunday of the Year (b)

29th Sunday of the Year.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:

Sundays:                               Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.

Weekday:      n.b.                9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday – Liturgy of the Word and distribution of Holy Communion)

n.b.  10.00 a.m. (Saturday –  No Mass or Service)

Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:

Sick: Sally McDermott, Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Owen Docherty.

Anniv: Marie Wynne, Father Jimmy Henry, Margaret Hay.

Sunday: The Vocations Group will be in charge of the Coffee Morning in the hall after Mass. All are welcome to go round to the Hall.

The monthly draw for the 200 Club will also take place in the Hall.

Monday –  Saturday:  I will be in Lourdes as chaplain with a group gathered from all over the United Kingdom and who have travelled by Jumbulance.

I am grateful to those who will be looking after the house while I am away and also to those who will be leading the Liturgies mentioned above.

I will be remembering you and your intentions at the Grotto of Our Lady.

Emergency calls will be dealt with by Father Tom (449.2372) or Father Tony Quinlan (453.5035).  I am grateful to them for providing this cover.

Saturday: Please remember Peter Martin and Olivia Downey who are being married in the Church at 2.00 p.m.  May the Lord bless them and watch over them in their married life.

Diary Dates:

18th November: The Sale of Work will take place after the 10.00 a.m. Mass.  To get things underway, a list is at the back of the Church with the various stalls we have had in the past and spaces for any new ones to be added.  Above all we need volunteers to look after the stalls.  If you can help, please sign up as soon as possible.  Nearer the time there will be a meeting of all volunteers.  This will be the last big push for the current Parish Project with 75% of the money collected over the last two years going to Aid to the Church in Need and 25% to Mary’s meals. There are  baskets at the back of the Church to collect items for resale.  Please note that all items must be in good condition and re-usable.  We are not able to take jumble or foodstuffs that are past their sell by date (yes, people do hand these in).

1st December: 60’s and 70’s Disco in the Hall from 7.30 p.m. – midnight.  Tickets will be going on sale soon for this event which will draw to a close the fund raising for the Parish project.  It will be a B.Y.O.B  and a B.Y.O.F. night.  In the meantime please put the date in your diary and be ready to buy your tickets when they go on sale soon.

The Stall has the new edition of Living Faith, covering October – December, priced £1.40 available along with Catholic diaries for 2013.  Why not pay a visit.

Over the past few weeks, a significant number of hymn books and Mass card text cards have disappeared from the Church.  If you have, by chance, taken them home, inadvertently of course, would you please return them as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Year of Faith: To mark the Year of Faith the Bishops of Scotland have set up a special website and social media feeds to help you learn about all that is happening at local, national and international level and to assist you to grow in faith during this time of grace.  The official website for the Year of Faith in Scotland is www.yearoffaithscotland.com.  In addition special services will be provided via Facebook and Twitter, offering news,  points for reflection and ideas on how to mark the Year of Faith. Please consider following these:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/yearoffaithscotland  (click “like”)

Twitter:     www.twitter.com/scotyearoffaith  (click “follow”)

A new readers’ rota is in the process of being prepared.  It will be ready for collection next weekend. If you are a new reader and have not had the opportunity of a practice please let me know so that you can have the chance to do so before you read.

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.