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Bhileag 11th March 2018

SCIAF: on this 4th Sunday of Lent the Catholic Church in Scotland asks us to pray in a special way for our Catholic charity of SCIAF and also to support the charity with a special collection. For every £1 given the UK Government will double. This year SCIAF is helping families in Cambodia.

 Deanery Meeting: this coming Thursday (15th March) the priests from the Deanery will come to Barra for a meeting. They will celebrate Mass together in St. Barr’s in Northbay at 11am before moving to Castlebay for their meeting. Come along to the Mass and join the Priests of the Deanery for the Lenten Mass.

 Sacrament of Confession: Fr. Ross Crichton from Eriskay will be available to hear confessions this coming Thursday (15th March) from 4pm-5pm in St. Barr’s Church in Northbay. Please make use of Fr. Ross being available. Also the week beginning 19th March Fr. Pat McSorley will be on the island for a couple of days and he will also be available to hear Confessions too.

 Fatima Holy Hour; this coming Tuesday (13th March) there will be a holy hour in Eoligarry church beginning with Mass at 10am and then there will be Rosary and Exposition.

 Stations of the Cross: an important devotion in Lent is to pray the Stations of the Cross. Today on the 4th Sunday of Lent there will be Stations of the Cross at 4pm in St. Brendan’s, Craigston. The meditations and prayers of the Stations of the Cross will be from SCIAF.

*Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm on Wednesday in Craigston.

*Stations of the Cross at 7pm this Thursday in Northbay.

 SCIAF Wee Boxes: Please pick up a “Wee Box” and take it home with you.

Chrism Mass: will be on Wednesday 21st March at 7pm in St. Columba’s Cathedral in Oban. Bishop Brian invites all from around the diocese to come along to this important Mass.

Eoligarry Sunday Mass: next Saturday 17th March there will be the extra Vigil Mass in Eoligarry at 4.00pm.

Mass for Burial of Ashes: of the Late Neil Campbell (Niall Dhunnachaidh) will be on Saturday 24th March at 10.00am in Vatersay Church and thereafter burial of ashes in Vatersay graveyard.