23rd 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 




MASS ON MONDAY  Monday is an Assembly Day at St Bride’s P.S. and we also have a funeral in the church at 1.00.p.m. And so, after discussion with the people at Mass on Friday, it was decided that there would be no morning Mass that day and that people would come to the Mass at 1.00.p.m. instead. I hope this is not s great inconvenience for anyone.




CELEBRATING LENT 2020  Lent begins on Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, when Mass will be at 10.00.a.m. Looking towards the rest of lent, I offer you the following:




Weekday Mass: A number of people make this a part of Lent each year. We have Mass on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.00.




Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament: There is an hour of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrmanent before each of the weekday Masses. I am there myself from 9.00.a.m. and people trickle in at times of their own choice right up to the start of Mass. So why not give this form of prayer a try this year?




Stations of the Cross: Remember that the church is open all day every day. I know that some people do drop in for a shrt visit to the Blessed Sacrament, but during Lent you may also like to consider the Stations of the Cross.




Lenten Booklets: these will be available at Mass this weekend, so please make sure you take them and use them. Many of you do.




SCIAF Wee Boxes: you are also very familiar with these and they will be available on Ash Wednesday as well as next weekend. The money collected should be handed in during Holy Week, or on Easter Sunday at the latest, so that it can be counted.




A Lenten Retreat Online: This is available from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre (ISC) at www.iscglasgow.co.uk You will find it, not surprisingly, under Lenten Retreat. Ideally this would be done in a group, but there is no reason why an individual should not use the material during Lent or at any other time. I strongly recommend it!




Our Lenten Films:  These have been very successful over the last few years and we are offering them again this year. This week’s offering is The Wild Rose, in which a Scottish woman, fresh out of prison, juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. She soon gets her chance when she travels to Nashville on a life-changing journey to discover her true voice. The film begins at 6.30.p.m.




The Lenten Penance Service: This will take place on Wednesday 8th April, the Wednesday of Holy Week. In that sense it marks the end of our period of preparation and the beginning of the Holy Week Services




MEETING FOR PARENTS We will meet on THIS TUESDAY in the house at 8.00.p.m.   A number of parents were unable to attend the last time we meet, so I hope more are able to come this time.




A MEETING WITH THE BISHOP   On Thursday evening we had a very successful meeting in preparation for our meeting with the bishop which will now take place on TUESDAY 3rd MARCH. On Thursday we tried to clarify the questions we want to ask the bishop and the things we want to say to him. On the back of this bulletin you will find a summary of these, a copy of which will be sent to the bishop so that he comes prepared for his meeting with us. Please make a note of the date and come along.




BOYS BRIGADE DAFFODIL TEA  This annual event in the village is being held in the lower hall of the Parish Church on Saturday 29th February from 10.00.a.m. to 12. Noon. The cost is £2.50. for adults and £1 for children which includes fresh baked scone, tea and coffee. The money raised is going towards an adventure weekend with PGL in Dalguise, Perthshire planned for May with children of P6/7 age. I am sure many of you will support this event.




PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES BY JUMBULANCE  This takes place from Thursday 23rd April – 2nd May, leaving from Kilmarnock.The cost is £850 per person, which includes travel to and from Lourdes and full board accommodation. Everyone on the pilgrimage has an essential role to play from the assisted pilgrims to the chaplain, doctor, nurses and lay helpers. Further information and application forms can be obtained by contacting the group leader, Alison Neil: tel 07749555955 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Across at www.across.org.uk or tel. 020 3542 1800.




WORLD DAY OF PRAYER  This will take place here in St Bride’s on Friday, March 6th at 2.00.p.m.