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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 10th September:              9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer TODAY


Monday, 11th September:   9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                Tuesday, 12th September:            9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


10am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Wednesday, 13th September:     10am Eucharistic Service at Mount Carmel


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


Thursday, 14th September:  9am Hour of Prayer at St. Sophia’s


                                                10am Mass at St. Sophia’s


Friday, 15th September:       9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 16th September:  No morning Mass


6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 17th September:              9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s




Recently Deceased: Jim Hefron (Stewarton). May all our Departed rest in peace




FEASTS THIS WEEK: Wednesday – St. John Chrysostom; Thursday – Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Friday – Our Lady of Sorrows; Saturday – St. Ninian.


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 03/09/17 Weekly: £634.81; Youth Hub: £3.55; Ecuador Box: £9.69


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 03/09/17: £50 - No.67 (J.Batchelor); £25-No.11 (P. Gilhooley).




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 Collection at Mass NEXT weekend 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.


VENERABLE MARGARET SINCLAIR: The Annual Pilgrimage for the Beatification of Venerable Margaret Sinclair will take place NEXT Sunday, 17th September at 2pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh. EH1 1TQ.  All welcome


CATHEDRAL EVENING PRAYER: ‘Evening Prayer of the Church’ will be sung in St Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr NEXT Sunday, 17th September at 6pm.  All are welcome.


PEACE ONE DAY: Is the day each year when when “all countries vowed not to wage war: a worldwide ceasefire and day of non-violence.”  A celebration will take place in the Howard Centre, 5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock on Monday, 18th September at 7pm


MUSIC WORKSHOP: Galloway Music Network are running a workshop for anyone interested in Church music.  It will take place at Mount Carmel Church, Kilmarnock on Saturday, 23rd September from 10.30am-3pm.  A light lunch will be provided.  For more information contact Nicola 0141 886 7963.


FIRST COMMUNION 2018: Letters have gone out this week through the Catholic schools inviting parents to enrol their P4 children for First Communion and Confirmation next year.  You can enrol your child by sending Fr. Martin a note detailing the parents’ names, postal address, e-mail and contact number and, in respect of the child, their name, school, class and where/when they were baptised.


POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION-SEPTEMBER: Please make this prayer your own …FOR PARISHES: That our Parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.


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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