Feast of the Holy Family: 31st December 2017

Services for the week:

  • SUNDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am; Mass at 7.00 pm
  • THURSDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • FRIDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass at 10.00 am; Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm
  • CONFESSIONS: Saturday, after morning Mass and from 5.30 – 5.55 pm

Monday, New Year’s Day, is the Feast of Mary, Mother of God.

Wishing Everyone a very Happy New Year!

My thanks to all of you who so kindly remembered me this Christmas – it is much appreciated!



CollectionsThe Offertory Collection last weekend realised £462.69 and the second collection, £108.89. The Christmas Day collections realised £422, making a total donation this week of £993.58. Very grateful thanks to all donors!

Special Collection next weekend for the work of Justice and Peace.

A Big Thank-You to everyone for the splendid response to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Store House appeal. Thanks to your great generosity, St Mary’s was able to make very significant donations of food, toys and cash to the Appeal, and so helping the ‘Midwinter’ to be a little bit less ‘Bleak’ for some of the needy people in this area!

More Help Needed! Our winter nights are unbelievably cold -specially if you have to spend them outdoors or dossing on somebody’s floor! This appeal is for sleeping bags for the homeless.  If you have any unwanted spare, clean or new sleeping bags, please let us know. We can find them a Good Home!

200 Club Winners:

  • 18.11.17: no.104
  • 25.11.17: no.58 – K. Dickson
  • 3.12.17: no.27 – Richard Mulholland
  • 10.12.17: no. 194 – C. McGonigal
  • 17.12.17: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL DRAW: no. 81 – M. Burnett wins £200
  • 24.12.17: no.24 – Mary Rockland
  • 31.12.17: no. 124 – Deirdre Croxford

Like to come and Play? See Julia Cameron!

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, Fanny Carlin, Evelina Corvi, Jessie McCann, Christopher McCrae, James Rutherford and Bill Tooey, whose anniversaries occur about this time, and John Carolan, George and Peggy Gouldrson, Netty Hood and Alan Paul, who died recently.

Mass Intentions:

  • VIGIL: Margaret McAllister
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: The Dunn and Robertson Families
  • WEDNESDAY: Alan Paul
  • THURSDAY: George & Peggy Gouldrson
  • FRIDAY: Agnes Prior
  • SATURDAY: Arellano Napasindayro