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Bhileag 30th September 2018

Funeral: we pray for the repose of the soul of Dolina MacKinnon (Dolly Dhomhnall Uileam) of Southampton and Barra. Dolly’s remains will be brought to Barra on Friday 5th October and then on Saturday 6th October the Requiem Mass will be at 11am in Our Lady Star of the Sea. Afterwards Dolly will be laid to rest in Cuithir Cemetery. Eternal rest grant unto her O lord and let perpetual light shone upon. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Recent Deaths: we pray for the repose of the soul of Captain RODDY JARDINE of Heatherhill who passed away last Sunday 23rd September at the age of 69. Roddy’s Funeral service took place on Thursday 27th September in Our Lady Star of the Sea and then afterwards Roddy was laid to rest in Eoligarry Graveyard. Roddy was a great supporter and helper of the Fisherman’s Mass each year and was a huge supporter of the RNLI. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. May he rest in peace. Amen.

We also pray for the repose of the soul of MOIRA MacNEIL (Moria Dughnall Dhondaidh of Ardmhor & Oban) who died at the age of 82 and whose Requiem Mass was on Friday 28th September in St. Barr’s Northbay. Afterwards Moira was laid to rest in Eoligarry Graveyard.. Eternal rest grant unto her O lord and let perpetual light shone upon. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Fr John Paul and Fr Emmanuel: will head over to Arisaig mid-week to attend the Requiem Mass of  Antonia MacLean (mother of Fr William MacLean of Skye) on Wednesday 3rd October.

“Annie Jane” Ecumenical Service: today, Sunday 30th September, there will be a religious ecumenical service led by Fr. John Paul and Rev. Lindsay at the Annie Jane Memorial on Vatersay. The service will begin at 3pm outside at the memorial. The “Annie Jane” was the name of the famous boat that was wrecked off Vatersay on the 28th September 1853. Over 350 lives of men, women and children were drowned and all buried in a Mass grave on Vatersay. The Annie Jane was the worst maritime disaster in British peacetime History. After the service you are welcome to Vatersay Hall. All Welcome.

Child Protection Statement on safeguarding: The Bishops of Scotland have made the following commitment to safeguarding-“all components of the Catholic church in Scotland, especially those in positions of leadership and responsibility, value the lives, wholeness, safety and well being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone. We seek to uphold the highest safeguarding standards in our relationships with people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the church and its organisations. And therefore as a church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us –ordained, professed, employed and voluntary members- to work together to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or harm”. Please pick up a copy of the Statement.

MISSION APPEAL:Next weekend we will have a Mission appeal made by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. Sr. Alberta will come to each of the Masses next weekend and speak about her missionary work. There will be a special collection taken up at all the Masses for the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.