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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 29th October:                    9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 30th October:                  9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s     


                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                Tuesday, 31st October:                   9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


10am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Wednesday, 1st November:        FEAST OF ALL SAINTS


9.30am Mass at St. Sophia’s (School)


                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                7pm Mass at St. Matthew’s


Thursday, 2nd November:             9am Hour of Prayer at St. Sophia’s


10am Mass at St. Sophia’s


Friday, 3rd November:          9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 4th November:     11am Mass at Our Lady & St. John’s, Stewarton


6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 5th November:                 9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s




Recently Deceased: PATRICIA McGOWAN; PATRICIA MILLAR. May all our Departed rest in peace


FEASTS THIS WEEK: Wednesday – All Saints; Thursday – All Souls; Saturday – St. Charles Borromeo.


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 22/10/17 Weekly: £515.56; Youth Hub: £15.30; Ecuador Box: £17.26


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 22/10/17: £50 - No.14 (M. McGowne); £25-No.48 (D. Bias).


SPECIAL COLLECTION: many thanks to all who contributed to last weekend’s collection for Mission Sunday.  £398.41 was collected at St. Matthew’s, £???? At Mount Carmel and £??? at St. Sophia’s


FREESPACE: This faith sharing group will meet this Tuesday at 7pm in St. Matthew’s House.  All welcome


MEN’S GROUP: This faith sharing group will meet this Wednesday at 7pm in St. Matthew’s House.  All welcome


NOVEMBER LISTS: These lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church.  Please fill them in so that the intentions can be placed on the altar during each November Mass.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Fr. Martin will lead a session for ALL Eucharistic Ministers of St. Sophia’s, Mount Carmel and St. Matthew’s.  It will take place at St. Matthew’s Church TODAY Sunday, 29th October from 5pm until around 6.30pm.  It will look at the Ministry in general but in particular how to take Communion to the Sick and Housebound. 


CONFERENCE ON LITURGICAL MUSIC: The National Liturgy Commission has invited Benjamin Saunders, Director of Music for the Diocese of Leeds, to speak to church musicians and singers on Saturday, 11th November 2017. The conference will take place at St Margaret of Scotland Church, Drip Road, Stirling, from 2-5pm.   More information from  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS: Will take place on Wed 1st Nov and is a Holyday of Obligation.  Masses will be celebrated as follows: St. Paul’s Church-9am; St. Sophia’s School-9.30am; Mount Carmel Church-11am; St. Joseph’s Church-12.30pm; St. Matthew’s  Church-7pm.


JOINT PASTORAL COUNCIL: For ALL parishioners of Mount Carmel, St. Matthew’s and St. Sophia’s.  It will take place in St. Sophia’s Church Hall, Galston on Thursday, 2nd November at 7pm.  All are welcome to come and discuss all pastoral matters                                                                              


CATHOLIC EDUCATION COMMISSION: There will be an Open Forum on Saturday 18th November 2017 (10am-1pm) at St. Mirin’s Cathedral Halls, Incle Street, Paisley PA1 1HR.  All welcome


RCIA:  Do you know of anyone in Kilmarnock and Loudoun who wishes to become a Catholic or know more about the Catholic faith?  Come to an information evening on Sunday, 5th November at 5pm in St. Matthew’s Hall.  This is for parishioners of St. Sophia’s. Mount Carmel and St. Matthew’s.


ST. MATTHEW’S FABRIC & FINANCE GP: Will meet in the Hall on Thursday, 9th November at 7pm.                                                      

FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR: Pope Francis has called for Sunday 19th Nov to be the ‘World Day of the Poor.’  In his letter for that day, Pope Francis says: Let us love, not with words but with deeds.  As a practical step for that day you are invited to bring ONE TIN TO MASS (any food item) which will be the distributed to the Foodbank.  Boxes will be placed at the back of Church.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER:  This will take place at St. Matthew’s Church from Sunday, 26th November til Friday, 1st December.  It is open to parishioners from St. Sophia’s, Mount Carmel as well as St. Matthew’s.  In such weeks people sign up for two things: to pray with a particular Scripture passage; and to meet with a Prayer Guide to review the prayer life.  Please sign up in the porch today so that we can arrange how many guides are needed.


ADVENT FORWARD PLANNING:  In an effort to unite in “Embracing Change”, there will be ONE Advent Reconciliation Service for Kilmarnock and Loudoun.  It will take place at St. Joseph’s Church on Monday, 11th Dec at 7pm


CHRISTMAS FORWARD PLANNING: So that people can plan ahead ….For the Feast of Christmas Masses will be celebrated as follows:


Dec 24th: 6pm-Mount Carmel; 8pm-St. Sophia’s; 9pm-St. Joseph’s


Dec 25th: St. Paul’s-9am; 9.30am-St. Matthew’s; 11am-St. Joseph’s


YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME: Fr Stephen McGrattan will lead a pilgrimage to Rome for young people from 4th to 9th June 2018.  Cost £650 to include flights, accommodation, half-board, excursions.  For more information or to book contact Fr Stephen before 31st October at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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


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