Star of the Sea, Castlebay, The Isle of Barra. HS9 5XD.
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Bhileag 3rd November 2019

Recent Funerals: we pray for the repose of the soul of  PEGGY MacNEIL (Peigi Ipeil) of  Upper Borve who passed away suddenly last Sunday 27th October  at the age of 79. Peggy’s Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday 30th October in St. Brendan’s in Craigston and afterwards Peggy  was laid to rest in Eoligarry graveyard. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

We also remember to pray for the repose of the soul of  NEIL JOSEPH MacLEAN (Tinan ) of St. Brendan’s Road who peacefully passed on Monday 28th October  at the age of 74. Tinan’s Requiem Mass took place on Thursday 31st October in Our Lady Star of the Sea in Castlebay and then Tinan was laid to rest in Cuithir Cemetery. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


Remembrance Sunday Service: next Sunday is the 10th November and there will be the Remembrance service at the Nask War memorial at 2pm. It is an important day to remember those on our islands who gave their lives in the great World Wars.


Graveyard Rosary: Each Sunday afternoon in November the Rosary will be prayed in each of the graveyards at 3.00pm

Sun 3rd Nov- Vatersay

Sun 10th Nov- Cuithir

Sun 17th Nov- Eoligarry

Sun 24th Nov- Borve

If the weather is poor then the Rosary will be prayed in the nearest church.


Lapaich: Fr. John Paul is delaying the housebound visits till next week- week beginning11th November.


November Lists: The Month of November is the Month of the Holy Souls. It is a very important Month in which we are encouraged to pray for the Holy Souls, to pray for all the faithful departed, praying for all our deceased family, relatives and friends. Please take home with you a November List and envelope. Please write down the names of any deceased family you wish to remember and please put an offering in the envelope and please pass on to Fr. John Paul or put into the collection plate or leave upon the Altar. The names that you write down will be remembered at all the masses through the month of November. Our prayers for the Holy Souls are very important and it is an important prayer to do because one day we will need the prayers of the church to guide our souls to the glory of heaven.


Mission Wee Boxes: if you have filled in your Missio Wee Box could you hand it into the church as soon as possible so that the money can be sent to Missio Scotland.


Recent Baptism: we warmly welcome into the family of the Church CARA MacLEAN who was baptised on Saturday 2nd November in Our Lady Star of the Sea in Castlebay. We wish Cara every health, peace, love and happiness. May God bless her and her parents and Godparents.


Prize Bingo: on Friday 15th November in Castlebay School for a local charity. Donations towards the Bingo will be gratefully accepted. For more details please contact Christine Galbraith (890 380).