Bhileag 8th April 2018

Requiem Mass: for the late Murachadh MacNeil will be on Tuesday 10th April at 11am in St. Barr’s in Northbay and thereafter burial in Eoligarry graveyard.

Recent Death: we pray for the repose of the soul of Brother Jim Spence who was a Jesuit brother based at St. Aloysius in Glasgow. Brother Jim often visited Barra especially the Northbay Parish. Brother Jim peacefully passed away last Wednesday 4th April in Hospital in Glasgow. Brother Jim lived in the same community House as Fr. Peter Banyard. The Funeral of Brother Jim will be in St. Aloysius on 18th April. Eternal rest grant unto him O’ lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Lapaich: Fr. John Paul will visit the housebound this week. Monday & Wednesday in Castlebay & Vatersay. Thursday in Eoligarry & Northbay.

Divine Mercy Sunday: today is Divine Mercy Sunday and there will be Rosary & Benediction in Our Lady Star of the Sea, Castlebay at 4.00pm.

Fatima Holy Hour: this Friday13th April at 12 Noon in St. Vincent’s in Eoligarry.

Gift Aid: the new envelopes for the new Tax year are available in Castlebay and Northbay church. Anyone interested in wanting to sign up for Parish gift Aid please speak with Fr. John Paul.

Recent Baptisms: we warmly welcome into the family of the church DANNY JOHN DAVIDSON who was baptised on Easter Sunday in Our Lady Star of the Sea in Castlebay. Also we welcome into the family of the church OONA CHRISTINA McGILL who was baptised on Easter Sunday in St. Vincent’s in Eoligarry. May God continue to pour out his blessings upon Danny and Oona and their families and Godparents at this holy time of Easter.

Rosary on the Coast: Thank you to all those who came along to the meeting last Tuesday. It was decided that the “Rosary on the Coast” should take place on the Traigh Mhor in Eoligarry at 3.00pm on Sunday 29th April. There is plenty parking there, also access to toilet facilities. The last plane leaves at 12.20pm and thereafter we have the beach to ourselves! There is of course easy access for cars to drive onto the beach and for our housebound to be a part of the Rosary. We will make one big circle to represent the rosary- and have the children a part of it too. After the Rosary there will be refreshments in Northbay Hall. All welcome!