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


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 18th September:   9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                Tuesday, 19th September:            9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


10am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Wednesday, 20th September:     10am Eucharistic Service at Mount Carmel


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


Thursday, 21st September:  10am Eucharistic Service at St. Sophia’s


Friday, 22nd September:      9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 23rd September:  No morning Mass


6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 24th 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. Andrew Kim & Korean Martyrs; Thursday – St. Matthew; Saturday – St. Pio Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 10/09/17 Weekly: £644.10; Youth Hub: £5.50; Ecuador Box: £12.17


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 10/09/17: £50 - No.94 (T. McHugh); £25-No.50 (P.Brown).


SPECIAL COLLECTION: There will be a 2nd Collection at Mass TODAY 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 TODAY 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 TODAY, 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.


CHILDREN’S INITIATION:  There will be a Parents’ Meeting in St. Matthew’s Hall on Thursday, 5th October at 7pm.  This is for all children who will celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist in 2018 and is for all Churches served by Fr. Stephen McGrattan and Fr. Martin


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.  You can do this by snail mail (through the letter box) or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. … please make sure you have the correct e-mail address


ANNUAL DIOCESAN TEACHERS' MASS: Bishop William Nolan will celebrate Mass in Saint Joseph’s, Kilmarnock on  Thursday, 28th September at 7.00 pm.  All teachers from the diocese are warmly invited and welcomed. After Mass, there will be a light buffet in the hall and a chance to socialise.


OUR LADY OF FATIMA: This image of Our Lady of Fatima is presently in Scotland and will be in St. Joseph’s, Kilmarnock from 27th – 30th September.  St. Matthew’s Marian Group will lead the Rosary on Friday, 29th September at 7pm. All welcome.


FR. MARTIN:  Will be on a family holiday from 21st-28th September.  For emergencies, please call Fr. Stephen McGrattan on 01563 521832


SCOTS COLLEGE MAGAZINE:  These are available at the back of Church.  Please take a copy and spread the word about what is happening in our National Seminary.


ST. MICHAEL’S KILMARNOCK: An excellent DVD has been produced to commemorate the closing of this Parish at the cost of £5.  If anyone wishes a copy, 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


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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