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


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 6th November:                               9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s     


                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                Tuesday, 7th November:               9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


10am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Wednesday, 8th November:        10am Eucharistic Service at Mount Carmel


                                                                11am Eucharistic Service at Our Lady & St. John’s


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


10am Mass at St. Sophia’s


Friday, 10th November:        9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 11th November:   6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 12th November:                               9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s




Recently Deceased: JOAO BRANCO. May all our Departed rest in peace


Anniversaries: Willie Coyle; Jim Collins; Tommy Thomson.


FEASTS THIS WEEK: Wednesday – St John Duns Scotus; Thursday – Dedication of the Lateran Basilica; Friday – St. Leo the Great; Saturday – St. Martin of Tours.


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 29/10/17 Weekly: £653.66; Youth Hub: £8.41; Ecuador Box: £38.45


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 29/10/17: £50 - No.145 (C. McCloskey); £25-No.18 (J. Brown).


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.


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.


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


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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