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Bhileag (Newsletter) 25th September 2022

Fr. Donald Ewen Campbell : We continue to remember in our prayers the repose of the soul of Fr. Donald who died on 16th September in Arisaig at the age of 75. Fr. Donald was from Garrynamonie in Uist and he had studied for the Priesthood in Valladolid in Spain. He was parish priest of various parishes on the islands and on the mainland. He had been ordained for 50 years which was a wonderful blessing. The Requiem Mass took place on Saturday 24th September in St. Peter’s Daliburgh with Bishop Brian McGee and Fr Donald was then laid to rest in Hallan Graveyard in Daliburgh. May God be gracious and merciful upon his humble and faithful Priest. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


Wedding Celebration: we congratulate Caitlin Rea & Allan Russell who were married in Our Lady Star of the Sea on Saturday 24th September. We wish Mr & Mrs Russell every joy, peace,  happiness and blessing in their marriage.


Northbay “Church Tea” after Sunday Mass: next Tea in the Hall will be next Sunday- 2nd October! All welcome!


Diocese of Argyll & the Isles and the Relics tour: the relics of St. Bernadette will be in Carfin Grotto from 24th September -1st October. On Friday 30th September the Diocese of Argyll & the Isles will join the Diocese of Motherwell and celebrate together the various liturgies on that day. Bishop Brian McGee will celebrate Holy Mass at 1.00pm on Friday 30th September and it will be lovely from those around the Diocese to be able to be there. Over the course of the day (from 8am-10pm) there will be- Morning prayer; Confessions, Rosary, anointing of the sick, Holy Mass (1pm), Liturgy of Water and of course there will be the torchlight procession in the evening. All welcome. Please check the Carfin Grotto website for timetable of what is going on each day!


Canon John Paul: will be heading to the mainland this week as he will be going to Carfin Grotto for the pilgrimage of the relics of St. Bernadette. Canon John Paul will remember you all in his prayers when he is at Carfin Grotto. Therefore no weekday Mass till Saturday morning. Canon John Paul can always be contacted on his mobile.



Mon 26th September …….No Mass

Tue 27th September……..No Mass

Wed 28th September ….. No Mass

Thu 29th  September……No Mass

Fri 30th  September……..No Mass

Sat 1st October………….10.00am   CASTLEBAY



1st  & 2nd OCTOBER 2022

27th  Sunday of Year C

Vigil Mass ……  6.00pm   CRAIGSTON

Sunday Masses..9.30am NORTHBAY & 11.30am  CASTLEBAY