23rd Sunday of the Year 4th September 2016

Services for the week

  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY Mass 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am Mass 7.00 pm
  • THURSDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm


Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £430.21 and the Second Collection, £104.18. Grateful thanks to all donors. Special Collection today for Mary’s meals.


In your charity, please remember: Fr Carr, Cindy McDonald, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. May Patrick, Christina McAllister, James Tooey, Joan Clack and Jean Cumming, whose anniversaries occur about this time. Eddie Crawley who died recently.


Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: Christina McAllister
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Eddie Crawley
  • THURSDAY: May Patrick
  • Friday : Denis McLaughlin Sr & Jr and May McLaughlin

200 Club The 200 Club was set up many years ago to provide funds for the Church. It consists of a weekly draw of £10.00 and four additional quarterly draws of £200.00. Membership is restricted to 200 contributors, who can join at any time and who pay a mere 25p a week – or £13 p/a. (Annual subscriptions are due in January) Currently, we have 40 spare numbers! Unless at least 20 of these numbers can be allocated shortly, we will have to abandon the Autumn (September) £200 draw this year. Please help!

Carfin: The national annual Pilgrimage to Carfin, in honour of St Margaret of Scotland, will take place next Sunday, 4th September. At 3.00 pm, Mass will be concelebrated by the Bishops and Priests.

Mary’s meals Film Show –  Those who attended the showing of Mary’s meals film ‘Generation of Hope’ last Sunday in the Church Hall were moved by the stories in the film and the updates from John Helliwell afterwards. It is all too easy for us to become complacent about the privileges that we enjoy, such as education, health care and child care. It is humbling to see evidence of the level of need that exits in the world.Mary’s meals provide a daily meal and education for over one million children. This gives them the hope of a better life. Yet there is still an estimated 59 million children in the world who do not receive an education. Please be generous in the second collection today.

Health and Safety Issues: During the past 6 months, there have been two instances of parishioners falling on the church steps, despite the fact that non-slip steps were installed last year. In accordance with our health and safety rules, the Fabric Committee has undertaken a risk assessment and is researching further measures to reduce, as far as is reasonably practicable, the risk of any further falls.

However, we ask that:

· If you use the steps, please use the handrails provided

· If you are carrying anything, please use the slope provided

· If you are unsteady on your feet, please use the slope

· If you need any assistance – just ask!

…. and of course there is another access slope at the rear entrance to the church.

These are just sensible measures to ensure that no-one is seriously hurt in the future.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.