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Bhileag (Newsletter) 5th June 2022

Recent Funeral: we remember in our prayers the repose of the soul of  Mairi MacKinnon (Mairi Scottie of St. Brendan’s Road) who peacefully passed away on Wednesday 1st June in St. Brendan’s Hospital at the age of 71 after a very short illness. The funeral Mass took place on  Thursday 2nd June in Our Lady Star of the Sea. We extend our prayers of love and sympathy to Margot and all the family, and relatives and friends at this sad time.  Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.


Recent Baptisms: we warmly welcome into the family of the Church Catriona & Cody MacDougall -the twins of Stuart & Lesley MacDougall who were baptised in Our Lady Star of the Sea in Castlebay on Sunday29th May. We wish Catriona & Cody and their parents and Godparents every health and blessing.


Fr. David Stewart: we warmly welcome Fr David to the island. He will be here just for the weekend and will head away on Monday. Let’s hope the weather will be kind to him and to all visitors to the island at this time.


Canon John Paul: will be back on Tuesday evening.


Castlebay Church Cleaning: we are going to return back to a fortnightly rota for church cleaning in Castlebay Church. If you can help in church cleaning please let Canon John Paul know and a rota will be organised.


Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Philip Bua: on Tuesday 21st June the Diocese will celebrate the Ordination of Rev Philip to the Priesthood for our Diocese. The Ordination Mass will begin at 7pm and will be in St. Columba’s Cathedral in Oban. Philip’s first Mass as a Priest will then be on Wednesday 22nd June at 10am in St. Columba’s Cathedral. There is an open invitation to everyone to attend.  If anyone is interested in going to the Ordination could they let Canon John Paul know so that numbers attending can be put forward.


Synod Questionnaire: conclusions from the Questionnaire and from the gathering we had  in St. Barr’s Hall have been forwarded to Fr. Danny Convery. Thank you to all who put forward their thoughts, feelings and suggestions on the Synod. Moran Taing!



Mon 6th June ……….No Mass

Tue 7th June…………No Mass

Wed 8th June ……….12 Noon  CRAIGSTON

Thur 9th June…….10.00am  NORTHBAY

(Feast of St. Columba)

Fri 10th June……….10.00am VATERSAY

Sat 11th June ……..10.00am CASTLEBAY



11th & 12th June 2022

Trinity Sunday

Vigil Mass…….  6.00pm CRAIGSTON

Sunday Masses….9.30am NORTHBAY & 11.30am  CASTLEBAY