SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 2
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 in the Oratory at 9.30 am and 7.00 pm. Thank you for your presence at the Mass which you have requested.
T Kelly |
Sunday 17 May
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Monday 18 May
Tuesday 19 May
Saint Anne's Guild Discussion
Wednesday 20 May
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.30 to 9.30 pm
Thursday 21 May
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Friday 22 May
to 2.00 pm|
Disco for 8 to 13 year olds
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Parish Cente caretaker is Joe Higgins and the letting secretary is Marlene Fleming.
ASCENSION OF THE LORD
The feast of the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on Thursday and is a Holiday of Obligation. The Vigil Mass is on Wednesday at 7.00 pm and Masses on Thursday are at 9.30 am and 7.00 pm.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday from 2.00 to 2.30 pm and on Thursday from 10.15 am to 6.45 pm.
The Rosary will be said in the Convent on Wednesday from 1.30 to 2.30 pm.
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
The Charasmatic Prayer Group will meet in the Convent on Thursday at 7.30 pm.
REFRESHMENTS AFTER SUNDAY MASSES
Coffee, tea and home baking are served in the parish Centre after 10.00 am and 12.00 noon Masses each Sunday. Do please come and relax, meet your friends and enjoy the facilitues of our lovely Centre. Everyone is welcome. Tea and coffee are also available on a self-serve basis after each morning Mass. Please put your name on the list on the noticeboard in the Church porch or Parish Centre is you are willing to help either with baking or serving on a Sunday.
NATIONAL LOURDES DAY CELEBRATION
The National Lourses Day Celebration will be held at Carfin Grotto next Sunday at 3.00 pm. If you are interested in going in the bus, please put your name on the list in the Church porch.
Ten children celebrate the Sacrament of First Communion today at 10.00 am and 12.00 am Masses. They are Michael Agnew, John Coulter, Sharon Donnachy, Stephen Iversen, Stephen Kane, Darren McCallum, Michelle McCallum, Leigh Toner, Stephen White and Keiran Wilson. Please pray for them and their families.
MASS FOR PEOPLE WITH
Mass for people with special needs will be celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Kilmarnock today at 3.00 pm.
I would welcome nominations and/or suggestioins for a Parish Pastoral Council which will consider strategic and othe pastoral issues within the parish.
The annual collection for the Communications Fund will be taken at all Masses next weekend.
An offer of £350000 for the surplus Church ground was considered and agreed by the Parish and Diocesan Finance Committees last week. It is subject to planning permission and bore trials.
OF OUR LADY
The generosity of an anonymous parishioner has made possible the beautiful mosaic at the unused outside door near the Parish Centre entrance. I hope that you agree that it enhances the Church.
SAINT ANDREW'S ACADEMY SCHOOL BOARD
Saint Andrew's Academy School Board will meet in the Academy on Monday at 7.45 pm. All are welcome.
There will be a Kindergarten Open Day on Friday 22 may from 11.00 am to 2. 00 pm in the playroom of the Parish Centre. Come and visit, meet the staff and relax with a coffee. All aare welcome. Enrolment forms will be available. A limited number of places is available at £2.60 per session of £13 per week.
There will be a disco for eight to thirteen year olds on Friday 22 May from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Tickets, costing 70p, are on sale at all Masses or from Saint Peter's Primary School, Donna or Marlene.
There will be no Children's Liturgy for the next four Sundays.
The Thursday Club will lead the Rosary before morning Mass during the month of May. The Club will have a trip to Glasgow on Thursday. The bus will leave Stanley School to 10.00 am and follow the usual bus route.
The possibility of providing badminton facilities in the Parish Centre is being looked at by the management committee. To find out if there would be a demand, interested parties of all age groups are invited to put their names on the lists on the Parish Centre or Church noticeboards.
WORDS OF WISDOM
Abba Anthony said: Anyone working a piece of iron has thought about what he wants to make - a sickle, a blade or an axe. So we too should ask ourselves what we are trying to achieve otherwise we may exhauast ourselves in vain.
An old man was asked by a certain soldier if God received penitents. After heartening him with many words, he said to him "Tell me, if your cloak were torn, would you throw it away?". The soldier replied "No, I would patch and wear it.". The old man said to him "If you would spare your garment, will not God have mercy on his own image?".