Star of the Sea, Castlebay, The Isle of Barra. HS9 5XD.
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Bhileag 2nd June 2019

Recent Funeral: we remember in our prayers the repose of the soul of PEGGY HARKESS of  Glen & Glasgow. Peggy died last Sunday 25th May at the age of 80 in Glasgow and her Requiem Mass took place in Our Lady Star of the Sea on Saturday 1st June. After the Requiem Mass Peggy was then laid to rest in Cuithir Cemetery. We extend our prayers of sympathy to all Peggy’s family. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.  Amen.


Day for Life Collection: today there will be a special collection for Day for life.


Communications collection: next Sunday there will be a special collection for the work of Communications.


Vatersay Mass: today is the first Sunday of June and there will be Mass at 4pm on Vatersay.


Lapaich: Fr. John Paul will take the opportunity this weekend to visit the housebound-Monday in Glen, Brevig and Castlebay. Tuesday in Eoligarry & Northbay. Wednesday in Castlebay, Borve & Craigston & Vatersay. Friday in Vatersay. If you know of anyone who would like the priest to visit with the Sacrament please speak with Fr. John Paul.


SPUC: The Society for the Protection of the unborn Child (SPUC) will be hosting an event in St. Mary’s Benbecula on Saturday 8th June at 7pm. The church has a strong view on the right to life especially the rights of the unborn child. There are flyers at the church entrance with the details of the SPUC event. If anyone would like to go from the parish to the SPUC meeting please speak with Fr. John Paul.


First Holy Communions: this year the First Holy Communions will be over 2 weekends. The Northbay children – Erin MacNeil, Robbie Campbell & Domhnall Eachann MacLean will make their First  Holy Communion on Sunday 16th June during the 9.30am Mass in St. Barr’s. Then on Sunday 23rd June the Castlebay children-Liam Paterson, Anthony Gillies & Lewis Walker will make their first  Holy Communion during the 11.30am Mass.


Craigston Church: Last week the outside of St. Brendan’s Church in Craigston was painted and it looks wonderful. It’s nice, bright and clean looking. Makes the Church look younger!!


Northbay church work: please note that there will be work going on at the front entrance of St. Barr’s church all this week. The grass has now spread through the tarmac at the front entrance and it does not look nice. We are now going to rip up the tarmac and put down instead concrete with a cobbled effect. Therefore work will be going on from Monday to Saturday- so there will be no access to the church for those days.


Castlebay Church heating: new radiators & pipes will be going into Castlebay church this week. It will take a few days to get the work done. The radiators will be bigger than what we have already which will be better for the church and better for all of us in the church.


Northbay Gift Aid: Fr John Paul would like to check who has gift aid number 29 in Northbay to update records.