Monday,  Tuesday, Thursday,  Friday — Mass at 10 a.m.

Saturday : Exposition and Confessions.   4.15 – 4.45 p.m.


Monday : St. Scholastica.        

Tuesday : Our Lady of Lourdes.  World Day of Prayer for the Sick

Friday : St.  Cyril  and St. Methodius .  Feast.  The two brothers  spread the Faith among the Slavonic Peoples

Named  Patrons of Europe by John Paul ii.


Going to Hospital ?

When  a loved one goes to hospital it is very important to inform the  hospital  chaplain  of this so that he/she can receive the spiritual care which we all need.  Or inform the parish priest who will inform the chaplain for you.

 Phone numbers of the  R. C. chaplains  to Forth Valley  Hospital, Larbert,  are in the porch


Mary’s Meals and Lent.

Filling back-packs for Mary’s Meals.   Please consult the notice in porch on what to put in a back-pack.

Filled bags may be left in the porch during Lent .


Something else to think about for Lent with family/friends / or on your own.

Lectio Divina ( Divine Reading )  is an ancient  means of prayer .  Take a short section of the Gospel; read it slowly.  Read the passage  again–even more slowly. Reflect on  some word or phrase that attracts your attention.  Ponder on this  phrase.  Read it again .  If  you wish, speak to the Lord about it.   Tell him of your concerns and worries.  What is  important is that you are in  the presence of the Lord using his Divine Word and He loves you more than you can ever imagine and it is unconditional.  Be confident of a warm welcome, as  a parent welcomes his child.  Don’t be put off by distractions–they are a a part of you. You are  what you are.    Do this for 10-15 minutes. 

Finish off by thanking the Lord for allowing you into His presence.

 

 

A very warm welcome to Seamus, son of Iain and Sheena Logan, who was baptised at the weekend.  The Logans live in Blair Drummond but have a long connection with the Holy Family.   Congratulations.  Well Done !


Ash Wednesday :  February 26

Easter  Sunday : April 12


EU. Residents in Scotland  : An important leaflet  from the Scottish Government  about the   right to stay .

Available  in porch.  Please distribute to people who may not have access to this information


First Holy Communion  Mass :  Sunday  June  14.

Parents of children in  P. 4  who want their  child to make his /her First Communion in June   and who do not attend Dunblane or Newton Primaries  should make themselves known  before  the end of February.  Thanks.


Going to Hospital ?

When  a loved one goes to hospital it is very important to inform the chaplain  of this so that he/she can receive the spiritual care which we all need.  Or inform the parish priest who will inform the chaplain for you.

 Phone numbers of the  R. C. chaplains  to Forth Valley  Hospital, Larbert,   are in the porch


Church Teaching on Baptism :     Catechism —–paras. 1262—1267

The two principal  effects of baptism are  purification from sin and new birth in the Holy Spirit.  Immersion in water symbolises not only death and purification, but also regeneration and renewal.  Besides purifying  the person from all sins, original and personal, it also makes him/her a new creature, an adopted child of God;  he becomes a partaker of the divine nature, member of Christ, and co-heir with him to the kingdom of heaven, and a temple of the Holy Spirit  ( How about that ! )

The Most Holy Trinity   gives the baptised person sanctifying grace, the grace of justification, enabling him /her to believe in God , to hope in God and to Love Him–these are the so–called theological virtues.  He gets the power to  live and act under the guidance  of the Holy Spirit   through the gifts  of the Holy Spirit;    it allows him to grow in goodness through the moral virtues ( e.g.chastity, honesty, temperance etc. )  Thus the whole organism of the Christian’s supernatural life has its roots in Baptism