Parish Newsletter – 24/10/21

Parish Notes October 24, 2021
30th Sunday Also : Mission Sunday

i. Donations for the Missions can be placed in the large basket at the back of the Church.
ii. Monday, November 1st All Saints Day.
iii. Tuesday, November 2nd. Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. November envelopes available.
iv. Masses will be offered during November for those Holy Souls whose names are returned on the lists.

A Personal Note

Due to advancing years, I reluctantly asked Bishop Stephen to accept my resignation as the priest in Dunblane and he kindly accepted it.
I felt the parish needed, and deserved, a younger man who could carry out the parish duties more efficiently . He is appointing Fr Louis, a Nigerian priest, as Administrator. An Administrator has all the faculties and responsibilities of a parish priest, but his appointment may not be permanent.
Fr Louis will take up his appointment at the weekend of November 13/14.

I am confident the parishioners of the Holy Family will give him a very warm welcome and all the support he needs. This is especially true for the early stages of his ministry as he tries to find his feet. To simplify arrangements, from this Sunday on, Oct. 24, only the Saturday Vigil Mass will be screened . The other streamed services , Sunday evening devotions, Stations and Mass on Wednesdays and the Friday Holy Hour are postponed until further notice. This will give Fr Louis a free hand to make his own arrangements.
My other request to the Bishop was to be allowed to carry on as the priest in Auchterarder for as long as I am able, to which he kindly agreed.
Please pray that these arrangements by the Bishop will be pleasing to the Lord and blessed by Him—Blessed and a Blessing.

Mgr. Basil.

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