Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231), 13th June.

Saint Anthony was first of all an Augustinian monk, but he was so impressed by the martyrdom of five Franciscans who had been spreading the faith in Morocco that he became a Franciscan friar himself, so that he could preach the gospel in Africa too. Illness obliged him to leave Morocco, and a storm then drove his ship to Sicily, so that he found himself taking part in the General Chapter of the Franciscans in 1221, where he met Saint Francis of Assisi himself. His preaching career then took him to northern Italy and southern France, then a stronghold of the Albigensian heresy. Later he returned to Italy, to Padua, where he was an outstanding preacher and the first Franciscan theologian. His sermons are full of gentleness, but he reproved the wicked with fearless severity – especially backsliding clergy and the oppressors of the weak. His shrine is a centre of pilgrimage, and he is also the patron saint of the lost and found.


JOSEPH DONAGHEY, RIP (Largs): I am truly sorry to announce the death of Mr. Joseph Donaghey. May the Lord grant him the joy of his Kingdom. Our deepest condolences with our prayers go to his family and friends at this very sad time. The Requiem Mass will take place at St. Mary’s on Monday 14th June, 2021, at 12 Noon, and thence to the Clyde Crematorium.


RUTH PARKER, RIP (Largs): I regret to announce the sad death of Ms. Parker at the age of 56. May the Lord grant her eternal rest and the glory of his countenance. We extend our prayers and our deepest condolences to her entire family. The Requiem Mass will be on Wednesday 16th June at 12 Noon, and thence to the Brisbane Glen Cemetery.


RESOURCES FOR THE YEAR DEDICATED TO “AMORIS LAETITIA”, THE DOCUMENT OF Pope Francis ON MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY: http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en/amoris-laetitia.html


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28 Greenock Road

Largs, KA30 8NE

Tel: 01475 740 019

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