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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 9th July:                                                9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 10th July:                9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Tuesday, 11th July:                9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                10am Mass at Mount Carmel


10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Wednesday, 12th July:                    10am Eucharistic Service at Mount Carmel


Thursday, 13th July:              9am Hour of Prayer at St. Sophia’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Sophia’s


Friday, 14th July:                    9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 15th July:               6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 16th July:                             9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s




Recently Deceased: CATHIE FLANAGAN and GEORGE KANE. May all our Departed rest in peace


Baptism Congratulations: to AILA JENNY STEWART and NICHOLAS KYLE MARKEY who were baptised recently.  May God bless your Faith Journey


FEASTS THIS WEEK: Tuesday – St. Benedict; Saturday – St. Bonaventure;


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 02/07/17 Weekly: £551.48; Youth Hub: £2.60; Ecuador Box: £31.48


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 02/07/17: £50 - No.68 (J. Goodwin); £25-No.78 (S. Bogle).


Can you help to increase our numbers which have dropped to 130?


If you would like the chance to win £50 or £25 every week while contributing  to our church community, then sign up today. You must be 16yrs old or over. All that's required is your name, address and contact no. Entry costs £1 per week and can be paid in cash or standing order.  See Clare Gordon for further info or call 07984434477


SPECIAL COLLECTION: Many thanks to all who contributed to last week’s Peter’s Pence collection.  £240.99 was collected at St. Matthew’s.  This will be forwarded to help the Vatican offices and support Vatican charities throughout the world.


ST SOPHIA’S GALSTON: A warm welcome to our sisters and brothers in St. Sophia’s, Galston.  Let’s pray that, as we make this new stage in our journey of faith, we might work closely together with Jesus at our side. 


SEA SUNDAY: TODAY Sunday 9th July we will remember in prayer all who work on the seas.


LAY-LED FUNERAL LITURGIES:  The Church has made provision in its Funeral Liturgies for Lay-led Services to be conducted.  With a view to preparing for the day when this will happen in our area, Fr. Willie McFadden will lead a training course for those who are thinking of joining this ministry.  If you are also interested, please speak to Fr. Martin


FR. MARTIN CYCLE: Please think of sponsoring Fr. Martin next weekend by taking a form home or by sponsoring him on the forms at the back of Church.


AYRSHIRE EAST FOODBANK: If you can help that would be great, we are short of Sugar, tins of meat and fish, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables and toiletries. Also if you can help for a couple of hours a month on either Tuesday or Thursday 2- 4 please ring John Goodwin 01563 528995 or speak to the S V de P at OLMC.


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Loudoun Musical Society are performing this much acclaimed and rarely performed musical in the Palace Theatre 26th till 30th September. Best seats can be booked now by contacting Martin McCutcheon at OLMC or John Goodwin at St Matthews or 01563 528995. If a group of ten wish to go to the performance on the same night a block booking with a 10% discount can be arranged. Normal ticket price is £17 


with £15 concessions  forTues, Wed, or Sat Matinee (2.30 pm) performances.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Would all Eucharistic Ministers who are willing and able to help take Communion to the Sick and Housebound make themselves known to Fr. Martin.  Suitable training will be put in place.


POPE’S MISSION INTENTION FOR JULY:  We pray that, through OUR prayer and witness to the Gospel, all brothers and sisters of good will may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and beauty of the Christian life.


VIDES UK: Is a Youth Charity run by the Salesian Sisters who will come to Kilmarnock from 7th -10th August running a Summer Activity Week for young people in the mornings (for P5-7) and evenings (for S1-3) each day of that week.  The activities will take place in St. Matthew’s Hall but are open to all young people from the whole area.  Any young person interested should see Fr. Martin for a Registration Form.


The 15 volunteers leading the programme will be staying in St. Matthew’s House that week.  Since there is no outright cost to the Parish, parishioners will be asked to volunteer either to make dinner for the volunteers or to donate towards the cost of their breakfast or lunch. The lead volunteers will come to St. Matthew’s & Mount Carmel on 23rd July to make final arrangements.


PRAYER ONLINE: There are several websites where people can pray with the help of an online app.  Try these: a) www.sacredspace.ie or b) www.pray-as-you-go.org


WEDDINGS: Any couple wishing to be married in Mount Carmel or St. Matthew’s in the coming years should speak to Fr. Martin as soon as possible.


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