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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 25h March:                         9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4PM Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 26th March:                      9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Tuesday, 27th March:                     9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


                                                                10am Mass at Mount Carmel


Wednesday, 28th March:               10am Eucharistic Service in Mount Carmel


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


Thursday, 29th March:                    9am Hour of Prayer at St. Sophia’s


10am Mass at St. Sophia’s


7pm MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER at Mount Carmel


Friday, 30th March:                           3pm COMMEMORATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION


at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                7pm STSATIONS OF THE CROSS at St. Joseph’s


Saturday, 31st March:           8pm EASTER VIGIL Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 1st April:                              9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s




Recently Deceased: Margaret Fisher; Sylvia Armstrong; Jim Watson; Pat Cochrane; . May all our Departed rest in peace


Anniversaries: Annie O’Brien; Frank, Rosie and Paddy Morrison; John Steven.


FEASTS THIS WEEK: Thursday – Holy Thursday; Friday – Good Friday; Sunday – Easter Sunday.


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 18/03/18 Weekly: £699.92; Youth Hub: £11.49; Ecuador Box: £16.48


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 18/03/18: £50 - No.56 (E. Allan); £25-No.95 (G. Doonan).


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


BISHOP NOLAN: We WELCOME Bishop William Nolan to our Parishes this weekend for a Pastoral Visit.


MASS OF CHRISM: This will take place at St. Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr THIS Tuesday, 27th March at 7.30pm.


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.


GOOD FRIDAY VIGIL: This ecumenical Prayer Service of readings and meditations (in 20 min slots) will take place at the New Laigh Kirk, Kilmarnock on 30th March from Noon till 3pm.  Fr. Martin will lead the first slot.


GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION: There will be a Special Collection at the Good Friday 3pm Service in St. Matthew’s. As Catholics commemorate Jesus' Passion on Good Friday, the Vatican is asking them to support the Church in the Holy Land with their prayers and financial contributions.


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!!


MUSIC WORKSHOP: For anyone interested in Church Music.  This will take place at Mount Carmel, Kilmarnock on Saturday, 21st April (10.30am-3pm).  Hymns on the theme of ‘a pilgrimage round the Church’ plus Marian hymns will be practised.  A light lunch will be provided.  For more information – call Nicola 0141 886 7963


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


DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP: This Prayer Group meets every Thursday in a member’s house from 1.30-3.30pm.  New members welcome.  Speak to Carole McCluskey (07752 386 798), Isobel (01560 601199), Aileen (01563 522156) or Rose (07724 893 478)


SCIAF WEE BOX: Please hand in your WEE BOX this week at one of the Church Services.


LOURDES PETITIONS: Fr. Martin will travel to Lourdes during Easter week with the HCPT children’s pilgrimage.  If anyone wishes him to place Prayer Petitions at the Grotto, please hand them to him before Easter Sunday.


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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