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Parish Bulletin – 21st August


Many thanks to all who contributed in any way to the great success of Fr. Ninian Doohan’s first Masses here in Immaculate Heart on Thursday and Saturday. Thanks to your great generosity, Fr. Doohan was given two sets of Holy Oil stocks, a ritual book for the Sacraments, a financial contribution and a whole month of Mass stipends.

SCIAF Africa Food Crisis Appeal: £275 has been raised so far. Donations can be given throughout the month of August – give your donations directly to Fr. Morris or any of the Passkeepers.

Bus Run to Schoenstatt Shrine: Thursday 25th August, leaving at 10.30pm and returning approximately 5.30pm. Suggested donation £5. Bring a packed lunch and money for tearoom visit. If you would like to book a seat, add your name to the list in the hall.

Legion of Mary Parish Visitation: From Saturday 27th August until Saturday 3rd September. A group of 10 Legion members from Ireland will come and visit as many houses as possible within the boundaries of the parish.

National Pilgrimage to Carfin: Sunday 4th September. Mass at 3pm, bus leaves at 1.30pm returning to parish at approximately 5.30pm. Suggested donation for minibus travel £2. If you would like to book a seat, add your name to the list in the hall.

Rosary in George Square: Saturday 15th October, 12 noon until 1pm. Minibus will leave from parish at 11.30am.

The August-September edition of Christian Order is on sale in the sacristy, priced £3.50. The previous two editions are also available for purchase.

Mission Sunday this year takes place on 16th October. The proceeds of the second collection that day will go to Missio Scotland.

Sponsor the weekly sanctuary lamps in memory of a deceased relative or friend, or for some other prayer intention. Give £5 and intention to John or Fr Morris.

To sponsor the church flowers, please give £10 or more plus your intention to Agnes or Irene.


The next Sale of Work will take place on Saturday 3rd September, from 11am until 1.30pm. Donations of unwanted gifts, tombola prizes and home baking will be gratefully received.

The next Bingo Nights will be on 14th September and 12th October, all starting at 7.30pm.

Parish lotto – see notice-board in hall for details.


Help needed! Loretto Housing Support are requesting support for a young mother in need. She is due a baby boy in September and she needs a cot, a high chair, and any other baby goods that you might have. Please let Fr. Morris know if you can help.

The Parish Food Store has food available for those who need a helping hand. Speak to Fr Morris if you know of someone in need. Sincere thanks to the parish St. Vincent de Paul group for their recent very kind food donations. The Food Store helped to feed 7 people last week. Please bring your donations to church or to the chapel house. A list of suggested items can be found here.

The next soup run will take place on Saturday 3rd September. Donations of men’s clothing, sandwiches, fruit, chocolate and cigarettes are needed.

Upcoming Events

  • 25th August – 10.30am – Bus Run to Schoenstatt Shrine
  • 27th August – 3rd September – Legion of Mary Parish Visitation
  • 2nd September – TBC – Legion of Mary Social Evening
  • 3rd September – 11am – Sale of Work
  • 3rd September – 9pm – Soup Run
  • 4th September – 1.30pm – National Pilgrimage to Carfin
  • 14th September – 7.30pm – Bingo
  • 12th October – 7.30pm – Bingo
  • 15th October – 12pm – Rosary in George Square
  • 16th October – Mission Sunday
  • 19th November – 11am – Sale of Work – Tinsel Sale
  • 25th November – 7.30pm – St Andrew’s Ceilidh