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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 27th August:                       9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 28th August:           9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                Tuesday, 29th August:                     9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


10am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Wednesday, 30th August:             10am Eucharistic Service at Mount Carmel


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


Thursday, 31st August:         9am Hour of Prayer at St. Sophia’s


                                                10am Mass at St. Sophia’s


Friday, 1st September:         9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 2nd September:    No morning Mass


6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 3rd September:                                9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s




Recently Deceased: BARMA DAWSON (St. Sophia’s) and CANON DONALD MacKAY (South Uist). May all our Departed rest in peace


Anniversaries: Bridget Maxwell; Harry McFarlane




FEASTS THIS WEEK: Monday – St. Augustine; Tuesday – Passion of St. John the Baptist;


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 20/08/17 Weekly: £657.23; Youth Hub: £4.75; Ecuador Box: £13.24


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 20/08/17: £50 - No.65 (K. Ainsworth); £25-No.4 (P. McGill).


FREESPACE: This faith-sharing group is open to all and will next meet at St. Matthew’s THIS Tuesday, 29th August at 7pm.


BAPTISM TALK: For those who wish to have their children baptised, please attend the short talk by the Sisters at Mount Carmel Church THIS Tuesday, 29th August at 7pm.




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 NEXT 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 NEXT Sunday, 3rd September with Mass at 3pm …. to consecrate Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


NATIONAL YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO IONA: Young people aged 14-25 from Scotland are invited to travel on pilgrimage to Iona on Sunday 10th September.  Cost £30.  To register and for more information please email Fr Stephen McGrattan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


SPECIAL COLLECTION: There will be a 2nd Colelction at mass on the 16th/17th September for the ‘Diocesan Retired Priests Fund’.  If anyone wishes to Gift Aid their donation, this can be done in the envelopes that are now available in the Church porch.


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


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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