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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 29th April:                            9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 30th April:                          9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Tuesday, 1st May:                            9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


                                                                10am MASS at Mount Carmel


10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Wednesday, 2nd May:                    10am Eucharistic Service in Mount Carmel


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


Thursday, 3rd May:                          10am MASS at St. Sophia’s SCHOOL


Friday, 4th May:                                 9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                10am MASS at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 5th May:                6pm Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 6th May:                              9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s






Recently Deceased: JEAN BROWN May all our Departed rest in peace


FEASTS THIS WEEK: Tuesday – St. Joseph the Worker; Wednesday – St Athanasius; Thursday – Sts Philip & James;


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 22/04/18 Weekly: £532.02; Youth Hub: £3.78; Ecuador Box: £11.49


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 22/04/18: £50 - No.118 (A. Bennett); £25-No.67 (J. Batchelor).


LONDON MARATHON: Fr. Martin ran the London Marathon in 5 hours exactly 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


SPRED APPEAL: WELCOME to Helena Kerr from SPRED will be making an appeal for volunteers and friends at Masses on the weekend of 28th/29th April


FIRST COMMUNIONS: Please pray for the children who will be celebrating First Communions in the next weeks: in St. Sophia’s on Saturday, 12th May at Noon; in Mount Carmel on Sunday, 13th May at 11am; and in St. Matthew’s at the 9.30am Mass on 13th/20th/27th May (at pre-arranged dates).


SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION: Will take place on Thursday, 10th May.  Fr. Martin will celebrate 3 Masses for the Feast: 9.30am at St. Matthew’s; 11am at Mount Carmel; and 1.45pm in St. Sophia’s School


CHURCH OF SCOTLAND WOMEN’S GUILD: Are holding their Annual Rally to which our parishioners are invited.  It will take place in John Knox Church, Stewarton on Monday, 14th May at 7.30pm.


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)


BISHOP ROBERT BARRON: Will speak at the usher Hall, Edinburgh on 6th September on ‘how best to evangelise a contemporary culture that is often hostile to Christianity.’  For tickets call 0131 228 1155.                                                                          20-40 EVENTS


Aged 20-40? We are running a Communication Skills workshop with lots of activities to help you meet fellow young Catholics and develop your talking / listening skills. Sunday 13th May, 1pm at Blackfriars Bar. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to buy a ticket (£5)


CALLING ALL RETUIRED HEAD TEACHERS: The Association of Catholic Head Teachers, Diocese of Galloway, are holding their annual meeting, Mass and Meal with Bishop Nolan on Tuesday 22 May 2018 in St. Joseph’s RC Church, 15 Hill Street, Kilmarnock, KA3 1HA. As this is a very special year, commemorating 100 years of the Education (Scotland) Act, we would like to extend an invitation to all retired Headteachers to join us for the full event. The day begins with tea/coffee and light lunch at 12.45pm, followed by our guest speaker, Mass is at 4pm, followed by a meal in the Park hotel Kilmarnock at 5.30pm. If you would like to join us for all, or part of the day, please RSVP to Ann Tierney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NO LATER THAN MONDAY 14 MAY.


SCIAF 6K FAMILY FUN RUN:  This will take place on Saturday 2nd June 2018 @ Strathclyde Country Park


Fun starts 10am, run starts at 11am. Adults £10 / Children £5. Millions of people walk for hours every day in search of food and water. Others flee across continents to get to safety. The steps you take can help share their journey. Whether you’re old or young, running or walking, with SCIAF’s 6k Family Fun Run you can raise money


Sign up at www.sciaf.org.uk/sciaf-6k-fun-run or call Teresa on 0141 354 5555.


HOSPITAL: If you have a family member in one of the Hospitals, please hand in a written note to Fr. Martin so that he can pass the message to the Chaplain.


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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