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Parish Bulletin – 28th August


Legion of Mary Parish Visitation: From Saturday 27th August until Saturday 3rd September. A group of 9 Legion members have arrived from Ireland and during this week will visit as many houses as possible within the boundaries of the parish. This type of work is called Peregrinatio Pro Christo, meaning adventuring for Christ. To round off the Legion of Mary visit, everyone is invited to a social evening with our visitors on Friday evening at 7.30pm in the parish hall, preceded by Mass at 6.45pm.

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: £280 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.

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.


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

Many thanks to all who helped the young mother in need – thanks to you she got many of the things she needed.

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 and several other individuals for their recent very kind food donations. The Food Store helped to feed 12 people last week. Please bring your donations to church or to the chapel house. A list of suggested items can be found here.


Upcoming Events

  • 27th August – 3rd September – Legion of Mary Parish Visitation
  • 2nd September – 6.45pm – Legion of Mary Social Evening
  • 3rd September – 11am – Sale of Work
  • 3rd September – 9pm – Soup Run
  • 4th September – 1.30pm – National Pilgrimage to Carfin
  • 9th September – TBC – Fundraising Social for Homeless Dinner
  • 14th September – 7.30pm – Bingo
  • 18th September – TBC – Homeless Men’s Dinner
  • 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