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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 11th February:                   9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s

 

                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel

 

                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s

 

Monday, 12th February:                 9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s

 

                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s

 

Tuesday, 13th February:                9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel

 

                                                                10am Mass at Mount Carmel

 

Wednesday, 14th February:         ASH WEDNESDAY

 

9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s

 

                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel

 

                                                                7pm Mass at St. Sophia’s

 

Thursday, 15th February:               9am Hour of Prayer at St. Sophia’s

 

10am Mass at St. Sophia’s Church

 

Friday, 16th February:                     9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s

 

                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s

 

Saturday, 17th February:      6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s

 

                                                Sunday, 18th February:                   9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s

 

                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel

 

4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s

 

 

 

Recently Deceased: VINCENT DUFFY; JUNE JOHNSTONE. May all our Departed rest in peace

 

Anniversaries: Ellen Friel; Lucy & William Hughes; John & Brian Loy.

 

St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 04/02/18 Weekly: £693.04; Youth Hub: £4.45; Ecuador Box: £27.35

 

St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 04/02/18: £50 - No.37 (H. Sharkey); £25-No.117 (V. Watters).

 

ST. MATTHEW’S CHURCH TOILETS: What a great job on the renovation of the Toilets.  Many thanks to all who worked on the project.  Many thanks also for the generosity of the parishioners – the cost of this project was met from Parish funds and also from the 200 Club funds.

 

POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION: Please remember the Pope’s Prayer for February - For Priests, religious and lay people: may they all work together with generosity in the work of evangelisation.

 

THINKING OF BECOMING A PRIEST? Thinking about Diocesan Priesthood in 2018?  For more information please contact your Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Willie Boyd, St Mary’s, Irvine : Phone: 01294-279130   :  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or e-mail the Priests for Scotland Office at    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PIONEER TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION:  Is once again promoting the ‘Short-term Pledge for Lent’ – leaflets are available at the back of Church.

 

CHILDREN’S INITIATION: The next DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME weekend will be TODAY 10th/11th February. The children are invited to bring along their candles to Mass.

 

DIOCESAN WORLD DAY OF THE SICK: A Mass will be held TODAY Sunday 11th of February at 4pm in St Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr.  The Hospitalite looks forward to welcoming you, if you wish to be anointed please make yourself known to a member of the Hospitalite team on the day.  Mass will be followed by tea in the hall and the Hospitalite AGM.  

 

JOINT PASTORAL COUNCIL: The Joint Pastoral Council for St. Sophia’s, Mount Carmel and St. Matthew’s will now take place THIS TUESDAY, 13th February at 7pm in Mount Carmel Church.  Please note the change of date.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY: Will be celebrated on 14th February.  Fr. Martin will celebrate 3 Masses that day: 9.30am at St. Matthew’s; 11am at Mount Carmel; and 7pm at St. Sophia’s

 

Other Masses for Ash Wednesday are: 10am-St. Paul’s, Hurlford; 10am-St. John’s Cumnock; 12 noon-St. Thomas’, Muirkirk; 12.30pm-St. Joseph’s, Kilmarnock; 7pm-St. Patrick’s, Auchinleck and St. Joseph’s, Kilmarnock

 

CHILDREN’S INITIATION:  The Children preparing for First Communion later this year will be presented to the parish at Masses next weekend – 17th/18th February.

 

ST. KENTIGERN’S CEILIDH: Parishioners are invited to the annual Ceilidh at St. Kentigern’s Church of Scotland on Saturday, 24th February at 7pm.  Please put names on list at back of St. Matthew’s Church.

 

FREESPACE: This faith-sharing group will take place at St. Matthew’s Church House on Tuesday, 27th February at 7pm.  All people from all Churches are welcome.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Is on Friday, 2nd March and the Galston Service will take place at the Hog Hall that day at 2pm.  All welcome.

 

CONFIRMATION 2018:  Many thanks to all who worked hard to make last Thursday’ celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at Mount Carmel such a faith-filled event.

 

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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