2nd February 20


SUNDAY MASS               Vigil Mass.  6.00.p.m.   Morning Mass.  10.30.a.m.              DAILY MASS     Mon. Wed.  Frid.  10.00.a.m.


HOUR OF PRAYER        Before each weekday Mass     CONFESSION    Before Mass or on request       COLLECTION   N/A    




THANK YOU  Thank you to those who made it possible for me to be away last week. I am happy to report that I had a very relaxing and enjoyable time in Lancashire. I am especially grateful to Malcolm Milne for looking after things while I was away, and Michele for looking after the house. Thank you, too, to Eamonn Flynn for celebrating Mass last Sunday.




THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION  You are all welcome to come along to St Peter’s this coming Tuesday at 7.00.p.m.  and provide support to the three boys from our parish who are being confirmed. As I have said before, sometimes, coming from a smaller parish like St Bride’s, they can feel a bit overwhelmed by the crowd, so it would be nice if we were gathered around them that evening. One of our most important responsibilities as a parish is to nourish the faith of the children and young people in our midst and support them through an important stage in their lives.




NEXT MEETING FOR PARENTS  Just to remind you that the proposed date for the next meeting for parents is currently Tuesday 11th February. Please let me know if there is any problem with this date.




DIOCESAN MASS FOR THE SICK  The Diocesan World Day of Prayer for the Sick Mass will be held next Sunday, afternoon at 4.00.p.m. in St Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr. The Hospitalite looks forward to welcoming you. Those who wish to receive the Sacramnet of the Sick should make themselves known to a member of the hospitalite team on the day.  Mass will be followed by refreshments in the hall and by the AGM of the Galloway Lourdes Hospitalite




WORLD DAY OF PRAYER  The West Kilbride part of this will take place here in St Bride’s on Friday, March 6th at 2.00.p.m. This is still a few weeks away, but emails have already been sent out to those who normally help seeking their support again this year. But there may be other people who would like to help but who are not on the mailing list. So if you fall into this category, please let Betty Orr or one of the other regulars know. It is always a pleasant event.




AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT  On Thursday morning the Scottish Catholic Media Office published a Press Release referring to the publication of the Independent Audit reports on the Diocese of Galloway and the Archdiocese of Edinburgh. These reports together with comments from Baroness Liddle  can be found at www.bcos.uk/Mews/tabid/113/Default.aspx You may even have contributed to the report in that the opportunity to comment was made available to everyone at the time through this bulletin.




HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2020  From October 12th this year, for seven nights, there will be another Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The cost per person, sharing, will be £1,545. This will include four nights in Bethlehem and three nights in Tiberias. Return flights will be fron Manchester and if you are interested in being part of this, please contact Joe Walsh Tours on 0141 530 5060. There is a poster in the porch and I have some booking forms.




CROSSHOUSE AND AYR HOSPITALS   “If you, or any member of your family is going into Ayr or Crosshouse Hospital and would like to receive a visit and/or Holy Communion, please contact me, Deacon Bill Corbett (the RC chaplain),  on 01292 521208.”




I am repeating this item again because, when I came back this week, there was a phone message from someone whose relative was in hospital and had been told by a member of the hospital staff that there was no chaplain. Something must be done about this, because it is completely untrue. Deacon Bill Corbett (see above) is the official chaplain and a priest is on call twenty four hours a day and can be paged at any time, day or night. So if you hear this misinformation being repeated, please make sure you correct it,




ST MARGARET’S CHILDREN AND FAMILY CARE SOCIETY “Have you ever considered adoption as a way of growing your family? Could you provide a loving stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about the adoption process, please visit www.stmargaretsadoption.uk or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.