Bhileag 31st March 2019

SCIAF- 4th Sunday of Lent: today our thoughts and prayers are with the work of SCIAF. There is a letter from Bishop Toal who is the Bishop President of SCIAF which can be picked up at the church entrance. There will be a second collection at all the Masses today for SCIAF.

Lapaich: Fr. John Paul & Fr Emmanuel will visit the housebound this coming week on the usual days.

Future Wedding: we remember in our prayers John Lawrence MacNeil & Cheryl Docherty who will be married next Saturday 6th April at 2pm in Our Lady Star of the Sea. If any choir members could come along and help at the nuptial service- it would be much appreciated.

SCIAF Coffee/Tea Morning: There will have a fund raising event of a “Coffee/Tea Morning for SCIAF on SATURDAY  13th APRIL from 11.30am-1.00pm in Castlebay School. Teresa McGoldrick & Penelope Blackwell who work for SCIAF will be there to represent SCIAF. Donations of baking will be gratefully accepted on the day. Come along and enjoy a “wee cuppa and a cake or two” and help support the good work of SCIAF.

Vatersay Sunday Mass: next Sunday will be the first Sunday of April and so there will be a Sunday Mass at 4pm.

The Chrism Mass: this year will take place Wednesday 10th April at 7pm in St. Columba’s Cathedral in Oban. Bishop Brian a warm invitation to everyone to come along to the Mass.

Stations of the Cross: today Sunday 31st March there will be Stations of the Cross in Castlebay at 4pm.

On Wednesday at 7.30pm in Craigston (after Mass)          

On Thursday at 6.30pm in Northbay

 On Friday at 10.30am in Vatersay (after morning Mass)

Sacrament of Confession: Lent is a good time of seeking God’s mercy and forgiveness and especially making more use of the sacrament of Confession. Fr. John Paul & Fr. Emmanuel will be available-

On Wednesday…… from 6.30pm-6.55pm in Craigston.      On Thursday…….. from 6.00pm-6.25pm in Northbay

On Saturday………. from 9.30am-9.50am in Castlebay.

Also  from 5.15pm-5.45pm in Craigston.

On Sunday…………. from 9.00am-9.15am in Northbay.

Gift Aid Envelopes: The new Gift Aid envelopes for the year are now available for collection in the Church.

Canon William Fraser: will celebrate his Golden jubilee of  Priesthood on the 10th April. Fr Fraser was Parish Priest in Northbay from 1986-1991. It’s a wonderful moment for Fr Fraser to celebrate 50 years of  his Priesthood.

Fr. Fraser is parish priest in Taynuilt-however  this Summer he will retire from the parish and enjoy his retirement. If you wish to send a card you can reach him at- Canon William Fraser, The Visitation, Taynuilt, PA35 1JQ.