PENTECOST SUNDAY: “He breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit'” (John 20:22).


Lay Dominican and Wife. She is also known as Zedislava Berkiana. Saint Zedislava was born in Moravia around the year 1220. As a wife and mother she provided well for-her own family and was also known as a loving mother of the poor. She received the Dominican habit and together with her husband helped to build up the Order in Bohemia. Renowned for her service to the poor, she died in 1252. (from Universalis)

Corpus Christi

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CORPUS CHRISTI: The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ takes place on Sunday 11th June. It is my intention to launch formally the Eucharistic Revival of both our parishes that weekend under the patronage of Blessed Carlo Acutis.

     To mark the occurrence, on the Saturday and Sunday, we will mount the exhibition in St. Mary’s parish hall of the Eucharistic Miracles documented by Bl. Carlo on the website he himself, barely a teenager at the time, created for this purpose. More importantly, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day on both days.

     I ask parishioners to sign up on the sheets provided at the back of the church to ensure that there is at least one person present while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, though I encourage everyone to come and spend some time in prayer before the Monstrance at some point during the two days.

     Here is the programme of events for the Corpus Christi weekend in Largs (I am consulting with parishioners in Millport to see what may be done there, too):


Saturday 10th June:

What Where When
Eucharistic Exhibition Parish Hall, main space 11am-8pm
Eucharistic Adoration Church 11am-6pm
Video of Blessed Carlo Parish Hall, small room 11am-8pm
Confessions Church 5-5.45pm
Vigil Mass of Corpus Christi Church 6pm

Sunday 11th June:

What Where When
Holy Mass Church 10am
Eucharistic Exhibition Parish Hall, main space 11am-6pm
Eucharistic Adoration Church 11am-6pm
Video of Blessed Carlo Parish Hall, small room 11am-6pm
Confessions Church 5-5.45pm
Benediction & Veneration of Relic Church 6pm




JOURNEYING WITH MARY – Prayer Service in Preparation for the Synod. Carfin Grotto – Feast of the Visitation Wednesday 31st May 2023 7pm. At the invitation of Pope Francis the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland is hosting an hour of prayer at the National Marian Shrine, Carfin, for the success of the Synod. All are most welcome. Personal reflections will be shared on four aspects of Mary’s life interspersed with silence, hymns and the Rosary while pilgrims journey between various Marian stations. Tea etc will be available at 8pm. The Prayer Service will be livestreamed on On the Feast of the Visitation Pope Francis has also encouraged prayer at diocesan and parish level for the success of the Synod. 


SAFEGUARDING MATTERS, MAY 2023: The first newsletter of 2023 from the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency has just been published. Please read it at:


ST. MARY’S PARISH CENSUS: If you are a Catholic who lives within the boundaries of St. Mary’s Parish (Largs, Fairlie and Skelmorlie), please consider filling out a Census form. Hard copies of the form are available in St. Mary’s church porch. Alternatively, you can fill in one on line by using the following link:


SCOTTISH CATHOLIC SAFEGUARDING STANDARDS AGENCY (SCSSA): The official website of the new Agency can be found at:


“IN GOD’S IMAGE”, version 2: The Safeguarding Instruction of the Bishops of Scotland.




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LARGS (live-streamed): Saturday Vigil, 6pm & Sunday 10am; Monday-Friday: 10am Mass, with exception of 2nd Thursdays.

MILLPORT (live-streamed): 12.15pm, Sunday; 10am on 2nd Thursdays.





LARGS: Vigil Mass at 7pm; 10am Mass on the Day

MILLPORT: 12.15pm Mass on the Day

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Largs, KA30 8NE

Tel: 01475 740 019

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

2 George Street, Millport,
Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0BE
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