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Bhileag 11th November 2018

Recent Death: we remember in our prayers the repose of the soul of IAIN GILLIES (Iain Mickety of Caolis) who sadly passed away last Tuesday 6th November at the age of 51. Iain’s remains will return back to Barra on Monday evening and will go home to Caolis. Iain’s Requiem Mass will be Wednesday 14th November at 11am in Vatersay Church and thereafter to Vatersay graveyard. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

November Lists: The month of November is the month of the Holy souls -when we pray for all our deceased family, relatives, friends, parishioners and all the holy souls who have no one to pray for them. Once you have filled in your list and put in your offering please pass on the envelope to one of the Priests and they will be placed into the book of Remembrance which will be called the “Book of Life” and placed upon the Altar at every Holy Mass.

Special Collection: next weekend for the Pastoral Formation of the Diocese.

Eoligarry Vigil: next Saturday 17th November there will be the extra vigil mass in Eoligarry at 4pm.

Remembrance Sunday Service: today the 11th November there will be the Remembrance Day service at the War memorial in Nask at 2.00pm. This year marks the centenary of the end of World War I. Everyone is invited to come along and unite in prayer in remembering those who died in our Great World Wars from the islands.

Please note at 12.30pm on Sunday 11th November the bell in the clock-tower of Our Lady Star of the Sea church and the bell on St. Barr’s church will ring out. All over the United Kingdom bells will be ringing out in a symbolic way to give thanks for the end of war 100 years ago and it will replicate the national outpouring of relief that took place at the end of World War I as news of the Armistice filtered through and bells which had long been silent then rang out.

Following in St. Peter’s Footsteps: St. Peter’s parish in Daliburgh is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a pilgrimage to Rome next year-from Monday 20th May- Friday 24th May and the total cost of the is £638. If you are interested in going please contact Fr. Ross over in Eriskay on Tel: 01878 720201

Diocesen financial Deficit: Next weekend at all the Masses you will hear a message from Bishop Brian to let you know that our Diocese is sadly running at a financial deficit. You will receive a leaflet, which will provide you with more information on this and details of an appeal from the Diocese for your help in resolving this situation.

GRAVEYARD  ROSARY: An important custom in the month of November is to visit our graveyards and to pray the holy Rosary for our faithful departed. The Rosary will be prayed at 3.00pm on the following Sundays;

Sunday 11th Nov- CUITHIR

Sunday 18th Nov- EOLIGARRY

Sunday 25th Nov- BORVE

Come along and pray for the faithful departed especially those who have died this last year; since last November. If the weather is very poor we go to the nearest church.