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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 6th August:                         9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 7th August:             9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s *PLEASE NOTE EARLY TIME*


Tuesday, 8th August:            9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                10am Mass at Mount Carmel


10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Wednesday, 9th August:                                10am Eucharistic Service at Mount Carmel


                                                                11.30am Eucharistic Service at Our Lady & St. John’s, Stewarton


Thursday, 10th August:         9am Hour of Prayer at St. Sophia’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Sophia’s


Friday, 11th August:              9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am MASS at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 12th August:         6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 13th August:                       9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s




Recently Deceased: DOROTHY WILLIAMS, MARGARET KELLY & ANN RANKIN. May all our Departed rest in peace


Anniversaries: Allison Cumisky


Baptism Congratulations: to RONI BROADFIELD who were baptised recently.  May God bless your Faith Journey


Wedding Congratulations: to ****************** who celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage recently.  May God bless their love.


FEASTS THIS WEEK: Tuesday – St. Dominic; Wednesday – St Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein); Thursday – St. Lawrence; Friday – St. Clare


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 30/07/17 Weekly: £621.72; Youth Hub: £6.70; Ecuador Box: £16.12


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 30/07/17: £50 - No.165 (D. Dorrans); £25-No.5 (N. Rattray).


Mount Carmel Collection:  Ecuador Box - £26.63.  Many thanks !


St. Sophia’s Collection Amounts: 30/07/17 Weekly: £***; Building Fund - £**


VIDES UK: NEW MESSAGE … This Youth Activity Week will take place at St. Matthew’s THIS WEEK at the following times


Monday 7th-Thursday 10th Aug from 10am-2pm for those entering P5-7


Monday 7th-Thursday 10th Aug from 7pm-9pm for those entering S1-3


If you know of anyone who wishes to take part in the activities, please pick up a form from the Sacristy


SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION: this will be on 15th August and is a Holyday of Obligation.  Fr. Martin will celebrate the following Masses: Vigil Mass on Monday 14th at 7pm in St. Sophia’s; Tuesday 15th at 9.30am in St. Matthew’s and 11am in Mount Carmel. 


Fr. Stephen will celebrate the following Masses on the 15th Aug: 10 am in St Paul’s; 12.30pm in St Joseph’s; and 7pm in St Joseph’s.


Our Lady and St. Patrick's Church, Birniknowe, (Auchinleck)


It is 150 years since Mass was first celebrated at this site.  Bishop Nolan will celebrate Mass at the original church site on Sunday, 20th August at 2:30pm. All people are welcome.




ST. MATTHEW’S FINANCE GROUP: This will take place in St. Matthew’s House on Tuesday, 22nd August at 7pm.  All welcome.


JOINT PASTORAL COUNCIL: This will take place at St. Matthew’s on Thursday, 24th August at 7pm.  It is open to parishioners of all our Churches.  If you have any item you wish discussed, please mention it to Fr. Martin


SATURDAY MORNING MASS:  The Monthly Mass will now be celebrated at Our Lady & St John’s, Stewarton.  It will take place on the last Saturday of the month and will begin at 11am.  The first date will therefore be Saturday, 26th August at 11am.


ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WHITHORN: Will take place on Sunday, 27th August with 4pm Mass at the Cave and Mass in Whithorn Church for those unable to walk to the cave.  A coach will travel for all Kilmarnock, and Hurlford and Galston parishes.  It will leave Galston (probably from Tesco) at 10.45 am, pick up at St Paul’s Church, Hurlford at 10.50 am and then pick up at St Joseph’s Church, Kilmarnock at 11.00 am.  Please bring a packed lunch.  The coach will stop in Girvan for toilets and to eat lunch.   After Mass the coach will leave Whithorn, stopping at Girvan at the Harbour Café for a sit-in fish tea.  Cost for the bus £5, children/young people under 16 free.  Fish and chips or alternative to be paid at the café.  A great day out for individuals and families.  Please add your name to the list in the porch before Sunday 20th August to book a place on the coach.


MOUNT CARMEL FINANCE GROUP: This will take place in the Church on Thursday, 31st August at 7pm.  All welcome.


CELEBRATE SCOTLAND: Is a weekend of faith sharing and celebration designed to appeal to families of all sizes – old and young. It is a Catholic event which is welcoming to our brothers and sisters from all parts of the Christian family.  This year’s theme is “Seek first his Kingdom”, running in St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire from Saturday 2nd till Sunday 3rd September.  For more details and to book see website www.celebrateconference.org 


JOINT PARISH SOCIAL DAY: Parishioners of Mount Carmel, St. Matthew’s and St. Sophia’s are invited to this Joint Social Day on Sunday 3rd September beginning at 2pm.  There will be games at St. Matthew’s, a Treasure Hunt around Kay Park and eats back at the Church.  Originally it was intended to have the event at the Dean park but it is out of commission during their renovations.  Please come along and join in the fun!


NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE: To Carfin Grotto on Sunday, 3rd September with Mass at 3pm …. to consecrate Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


ST SOPHIA’S PHONE: Please be aware that the phone in the Chapel House is out of commission for the meantime.  If you need Fr. Martin, call him on 01563 533587.


VOCATIONS CALL: “I have heard you calling in the night ….” Is God calling you to be a Priest or a Permanent Deacon in Galloway Diocese?  Please speak to Fr. Martin


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.


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: NEW MESSAGE…… many thanks for all your generosity.  Please hand in any sponsorship to the Sacristy.  Gracias


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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