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Bhileag 13th May 2018

Communications Sunday: today the Church asks to pray in a special way for the work  of Communications in the Church. We live in a Digital, social media World and the Church needs to play a part in using communications like the TV, Radio and Internet to get the message of the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic Faith out to the Faithful of the world. There will be a letter read out at all Masses this weekend from Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow who is the Bishop in charge of Communications in the Scottish Catholic Church. The letter talks about the Church spreading the truth of the Gospel and for people not to listen to “fake news”.

Second Collection: today for the work of Communications in the Scottish Catholic Church.

Recent Funeral: we pray for the repose of the soul of MARGARET SOMERVILLE who peacefully passed away in St. Brendan’s Hospital on Tuesday 8th May at the age of 83. Margaret’s Funeral took place on Saturday 12th May in St. Barr’s Church in Northbay. Afterwards Margaret was laid to rest in Eoligarry Graveyard. Eternal rest grant unto her O lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.

Fr. John Paul: will be away from Monday 14th May till Friday 25th May on a break. While he is away Fr. Pat McSorley will be looking after the parish.

Gift Aid Number: could whoever has envelope number 46 for Castlebay please speak with Fr. John Paul so that he can update his records. Thanks.

Eoligarry Sunday Mass: please note the extra Sunday (vigil) Mass for St. Vincent’s in Eoligarry will be on Saturday 26th May at 4pm.

May Devotions: we will have Devotions today (13th May) at 4.00pm in St. Vincent’s in Eoligarry. The Devotion will be Rosary and Benediction. Of course 13th May has special significance as it was the first day Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the 3 Shepherd children. Come along and receive the graces and blessings of the May Devotion.

New Parish Emails: The Diocese has started a new system in regard parish emails. Each parish has been given an email address and therefore if you wish to contact Castlebay Parish or Northbay parish by email please use-  or  Fr John Paul can still be contacted on his gmail address but it would now be better to use the new parish email addresses. Moran Taing.