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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 4th March:                          9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s

 

                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel

 

                                                                                                                4PM Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s

 

Monday, 5th March:                        9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s

 

                                                                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s

 

Tuesday, 6th March:                       9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel

 

                                                                10am Mass at Mount Carmel

 

Wednesday, 7th March:                 10am Eucharistic Service in Mount Carmel

 

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

 

Thursday, 8th March:                       9am Hour of Prayer at St. Sophia’s

 

10am Mass at St. Sophia’s CHURCH

 

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

 

                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s

 

Saturday, 10th March:           11am Mass for the Sick at St. Sophia’s

 

6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s

 

                                                Sunday, 11th March:                        9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s

 

                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel

 

4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s

 

 

 

Recently Deceased: VINCENT DUFFY; JANET DONNELLY, JANICE LENNON, JOSEPH SHARKEY (Brother of Hugh Sharkey). May all our Departed rest in peace

 

Anniversaries: Fred Powers, Jimmy Loy.

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK: Saturday - St. John Ogilvie.

 

St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 25/02/18 Weekly: £722.65; Youth Hub: £4.74; Ecuador Box: £23.73

 

St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 25/02/18: £50 - No.2 (A. Morton); £25-No.106 (A. Murray).

 

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.

 

FIRST RECONCILIATION: The children of all the Parishes in our area who have been preparing for Reconciliation will celebrate FIRST RECONCILIATION on Monday, 12th March at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Church.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME: The children preparing for First Communion are invited to bring their candles TODAY and take their special part in the Mass.

 

PARISH OPEN MEETINGS: At the recent Joint Pastoral Council, Fr. Martin announced that, instead of calling ‘Fabric and Finance’ meetings, there would be general OPEN MEETINGS in each Parish community so that all Parish items (incl finance) could be discussed.  Such meetings are open to all parishioners. The following dates are set for OPEN MEETINGS:

 

St. Sophia’s – Thursday, 8th March at 7pm

 

St. Matthew’s – Thursday, 15th March at 7pm

 

It is hoped that parishioners will volunteer to run such meetings.

 

PRAYER INTENTION FOR MARCH: FOR FORMATION: That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and community levels. Since 1922, Missio has been the Catholic Church's official charity for overseas mission. We bring the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty and uncertainty in the world. Why not visit the MISSIO SCOTLAND website? www.missioscotland.com

 

SERVICE OF PRAYER FOR HEALING: Will take place in Holy Trinity Church, Kilmarnock TODAY at 6pm.  All welcome.

 

CATHEDRAL SUNG EVENING PRAYER FOR LENT: Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in St Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday, 18th March at 6.00 pm.  You will be very welcome.

 

EASTER TRIDUUM: After some initial discussion at the recent Joint Pastoral Council, Fr. Martin has set the following arrangements for the Easter Triduum: Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 29th March at 7pm in Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion – 30th March at 3pm in St. Matthew’s; Easter Vigil – 31st March at 8pm in St. Sophia’s; Easter Sunday Masses – 1st April at 9.30am in St. Matthew’s and at 11am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

 

SCIAF SUNDAY: Will be celebrated NEXT weekend of 10th/11th March at all Masses.  There will be SPECIAL COLLECTION at all Masses

 

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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