SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3
The Saturday Vigil Mass is at 6.30 pm. Sunday Masses are at 10.00 am, 12.00 noon and 6.30 pm.
Masses during the week are at 9.30 am and 7.00 pm. Thank you for your presence at the Mass which you have requested.
Neil and Rea Mealey
OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday from 2 00 to 2 30 pm and Thursday from 10 15 am to 6 45 pm.
SAINT ANDREW'S ACADEMY - TESCO VOUCHERS
Please keep any Tesco Computers for Schools vouchers you may have and send them in after the school holiday. Many thanks for your generosity.
FEASTS DURING THE WEEK
Tuesday is the feast of Saint James. Wednesday is the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne. Saturday is the feast of Saint Martha.
There will be no Rosary in the Convent until after the summer holiday.
The various Parish organisations may wish to mark the opening of the long-awaited school by an appropriate gift. Please contact Mrs Shiells or Father Lynch.
Congratulations to the following 500 Club members who win £10 each.
week ending 9 July - B Docherty 267 and Janet Procter 368
week ending 16 July - Alison Erskine 300 and Robert Magee 401
Furniture and household goods are urgently required. Please telephone 464063.
Members of the Lourdes Group are taking part in a sponsored cycle round Cumbrae this Sunday. Anyone wishing to sponsor the group, please place your name on the sponsor form in the Porch.
There will be a pilgrimage to Whithorn, the cradle of Christianity in Scotland on Sunday 27 August when Mass will be celebrated at the Cave at 4 00 pm. A bus will be available if there are sufficient people interested in going. The cost is £7.50 for adults and £3.00 for children. Please put your name on the list in the Porch.
Do you think that you might be interested in coming to the eight week Parenting Course beginning on Wednesday 23 August led by Sister Mary Agnes SND who has run similar courses very successfully in Glasgow over a number of years? Please telephone Anne Smith.
Would you be willing to donate a couple of tins or packets of non-perishable food to help feed the refugees in Bosnia? There will be a box in the Porch for your donations over the next two weeks.
There will be a meeting of parents involved in the Eucharistic Programme in the school on Tuesday at 7.45 pm.
The monthly collection for the Roof Fund will take place at all Masses next weekend.
I have received information from my Advocate in Rome, who has confirmed that the Bishop has been informed, that the Supreme Tribunal in the Catholic Church has given its decision regarding ther Bishop's actions in which he tried to transfer three Diocesan Priests. The Tribunal has upheld the appeal of the Priests and declared that the Bishop's actions were a violation of Canon Law.
A PRAYER FOR THE CHILDREN OF BOSNIA
Almighty God, Father of all, who has concern for all peoples and who calls us to live with compassion for others as well as with responsibility for ourselves. We commend to You the children of Bosnia and all those who have suffered in this terrible disaster. We remember especially the children who have lost parents and those now struggling for life. We remember all those who have seen their children suffer from such appalling atrocities. We ask that you bless the work of UNICEF and all those who are now bringing comfort and hope to these children. May they be strengthened as they help those in such great need. We ask these prayers through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen