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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 18h March:                         9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4PM Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 19th March:                      9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Tuesday, 20th March:                     10am Funeral Mass at St. Sophia’s


Wednesday, 21st March:               10am Eucharistic Service in Mount Carmel


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


Thursday, 22nd March:                    9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


10am Mass at Mount Carmel


Friday, 23rd March:                          9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 24th March:           6pm Vigil Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 25th March:                        9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s




Recently Deceased: MARGARET FISHER. May all our Departed rest in peace


Anniversaries: Jim Mellon; Elizabeth Gallagher; Jack Milarvie; Andrew McCulloch; Mons. Edward Traynor.


FEASTS THIS WEEK: Monday - St. Joseph; next Sunday – Palm Sunday.


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 11/03/18 Weekly: £838.31; Youth Hub: £0.60; Ecuador Box: £11.80


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 11/03/18: £50 - No.79 (S. Bogle); £25-No.68 (B. Dalton).


SCIAF SUNDAY: Many thanks to all who contributed to last Sunday’s collection.  £569.42 was raised at St. Matthew’s, PIONEER TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION:  Is once again promoting the ‘Short-term Pledge for Lent’ – leaflets are available at the back of Church.


CATHEDRAL SUNG EVENING PRAYER FOR LENT: Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in St Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr TODAY Sunday, 18th March at 5.00 pm.  You will be very welcome.


LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICE: This will take place at St. Matthew’s Church on Thursday, 22nd March at 7pm.  It is for all parishioners of St. Sophia’s, St. Matthew’s and Mount Carmel.


BISHOP NOLAN: Will visit St. Sophia’s, St. Matthew’s and Mount Carmel NEXT weekend - 24th/25th March.


MASS OF CHRISM: This will take place at St. Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr on Tuesday, 27th March at 7pm.


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.


EASTER BREAKFAST:  This ecumenical prayer service (very short) will take place at the Kay Park memorial (beside the Burns Statue) at 7am on April 1st (this is NOT an April Fools).  It will be led by St Kentigern’s Church and will be followed by a Breakfast at their Church.  ALL PEOPLE ARE WELCOME!!


LONDON MARATHON: Fr. Martin Chambers will run the London Marathon for two charities: MS SOCIETY – his Mum has had MS for over 40 years; ECUADOR TRUST – where he worked for 5 years. Please sponsor him on the sheets at the back of Church (if you wish, you can take a form away and gather sponsors from your own family/friends). Alternatively, you can sponsor him online at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MartinChambers12


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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