Star of the Sea, Castlebay, The Isle of Barra. HS9 5XD.
Phone 01871 810267
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A’ Bhileag 26th January 2020

Recent Funeral: We remember in our prayers the repose of the soul of Mairi MacIntyre (Mairi Coinneach of Bolnabodach)-the Funeral took place on Saturday 25th January. After the Requiem Mass in St. Barr’s Mairi was laid to rest in Eoligarry graveyard. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her, may she rest in peace. Amen.


Recent Baptism: we warmly welcome into the family of the Church Callan Barr Campbell who was baptised in St. Barr’s Church in Northbay on Saturday 18th January. May God bless Callan and his parents and Godparents every health, happiness and blessings .


Castlebay Church Choir: we are always looking for more voices to join the Church choir. All ages are welcome to join the choir. It’s not just Castlebay choir but Craigston and Northbay Choir are always happy to welcome new voices to join them. It’s one of the lovely things to hear at every Holy Mass is the Hymns and Mass parts being sung. If you can help -then please go along and sit with the Choir.

It has been suggested that Castlebay Choir will have a practice each Sunday after the 11.30am Mass –therefore at about 12.30pm.


Children’s Liturgy helpers: we are also looking for more names for helpers for the children’s Liturgy. If you would like to help with the children’s Liturgy during the Sunday Mass please speak with Fr. John Paul. Of course if you are going to help you will be asked to fill in forms for “Safeguarding”.


Vatersay Sunday Mass: next Sunday being the first Sunday of February there will be the extra Sunday Mass at 4.00pm on Vatersay.


Barra 200 Club: it has come to that time of the year to once again renew our subscription to the Barra 200 club. Subscriptions can be left at the post office. For more information contact Mary Sarah at 810 539


Castlebay Church Cleaning: we are always looking for parishioners to help clean Castlebay church and to be a part of  a rota – so that the work is not left to the same 2 or 3 who faithfully clean the church. If you can help give some time in help keep the church of  Our Lady Star of the Sea clean -then please speak with Fr. John Paul.