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Weekday Services:          Sunday, 13th May:                            9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


                                                                                                                4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


Monday, 14th May:                          9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                10am Mass at St. Matthew’s


Tuesday, 15th May:                         9am Hour of Prayer at Mount Carmel


                                                                10am MASS at Mount Carmel


10am Eucharistic Service at St. Matthew’s


Wednesday, 16th May:                   10am Eucharistic Service in Mount Carmel


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


Thursday, 17th May:                        No Mass/Service today


Friday, 18th May:                               9am Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s


                                                                10am MASS at St. Matthew’s


Saturday, 19th May:              6pm Mass at St. Sophia’s


                                                Sunday, 20th May:                            9.30am Mass at St. Matthew’s


                                                                                                                11am Mass at Mount Carmel


4pm Hour of Prayer at St. Matthew’s






Recently Deceased: BARTIE PATON. May all our Departed rest in peace


Anniversaries: Jim Dorby, Gregory McLelland, Stephen Mclelland, Lily Clark, Tommy Carolan


Baptism Congratulations: to EDEN ADAM JORDAN and JACK ROBERT HOPE who received the Sacrament of Baptism recently.  May this Baptism be a moment of blessing from God.


Wedding Congratulations:


FEASTS THIS WEEK: Monday – St. Matthias;


St. Matthew’s Collection Amounts: 06/05/18 Weekly: £596.34; Youth Hub: £3.20; Ecuador Box: £119.21


St. Matthew’s 200 Club: 06/05/18: £50 - No.   (J. Blaney); £25-No.133 (D. Gordon).


LONDON MARATHON: Fr. Martin thanks everyone who has been so supportive in sponsoring his recent Marathon run. Generous Sponsorship has been received through Parishes, individual donors and online. Altogether £12,900 has been raised so far for which Fr Martin is so grateful. This money will be divided between the MS Society and the Ecuador Trust.


FIRST COMMUNIONS: Please pray for the children who will be celebrating First Communions this weekend.  May it be a time of great blessing for the children and their families.  Please also pray for the children who in St. Matthew’s will receive the Sacrament in the next few weeks.




JOINT PASTORAL COUNCIL: All parishioners of St. Sophia’s, Mount Carmel and St. Matthew’s are invited to this meeting to share and pray together.  It will take place at St. Matthew’s THIS Thursday, 17th May at 7pm.


COMMUNICATIOSN SUNDAY: This will take place TODAY (12th/13th May) when we will pray for the Church in the field of communications.  There will also be a collection to support the work of the Church in the media.


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.


MOUNT CARMEL OPEN MEETING: This will take place on Thursday, 31st may at 7pm in Mount Carmel Church and is open for any parishioner to discuss items of importance to the Parish


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)


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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