Sunday 26th November 2017

The Month of the Holy Souls: Let us remember in a special way during this month of November all who have died, remembering all our deceased family, relatives, friends, parishioners and especially those who have died this last year on our island. The church teaches us that it is good and holy to pray for the souls of the faithful departed- so let us use our times of prayer to pray for all souls to enter the fullness of heaven.

November Rosary in the Graveyards: Sunday 26th November the Rosary will be in BORVE Graveyard at 2.00pm. If the weather is poor we will go to Craigston Church.

Vatersay Sunday Mass: next Sunday will be the 1st Sunday of December and also the 1st Sunday of Advent – there will be Mass at 4.00pm in Our Lady of the Waves & St. John on Vatersay.

Parish Dues: about this time of the year “Parish Dues” can be handed in.

ACROSS Jumbulance: every year the “ACROSS Jumbulance” goes from Glasgow to Lourdes and is a wonderful way for pilgrims to get to Lourdes especially those needing special care. The Jumbulance is a unique, specially designed “coach ambulance” which provides a safe and comfortable transport for pilgrims with disabilities and illnesses. ACROSS provides travel opportunities for groups and individuals. Groups comprise of a team of helpers, including medics and a chaplain taking care of a range of things for the pilgrims. Hughina MacKinnon from Ardmhor regularly travels out with ACROSS to Lourdes and helps the groups with her nursing medical background. Would anyone be interested on the island in going to Lourdes with the Jumbulance next year (maybe about Easter time) If you want more information please contact Hughina on 01871 890351 or email hughinamackinnon@aol.com or you can speak with Fr. John Paul who has travelled out once with the Jumbulance for information too. An average cost of the trip would be about £700.00.

MARY’S MEALS Appeal: Castlebay School are organising a “Backpack Project” for Mary’s Meals and would appreciate your support. There are leaflets at the church door in what to do for the Project. It’s all about filling a backpack with various useful things for children like, Pencils, pens, crayons, eraser, sharpener, towel, shorts, t-shirt, skirt/dress, flip-flops/sandals, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, spoon. Deadline is 8th December 2017. All backpacks can be handed into Castlebay School.