1st Sunday of Advent: “May you be blameless in the sight of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus Christ comes with all his saints” (1 Thessalonians 3:13).
SAINT OF THE WEEK: ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE
He was born in Bethsaida, in Galilee, and worked as a fisherman. He may have been a disciple of St John the Baptist. He became one of the first to follow Jesus and introduced his brother, Simon Peter, to him. As one of the twelve Apostles he was widely venerated in ancient times, and became patron saint of Scotland because according to legend some of his bones were brought there and buried at the place where the town of Saint Andrews now stands. (from Universalis)
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LARGS COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER BUFFET: Largs Churches Together is supporting this initiative which is being led by Largs Church of the Nazarene. It is for those who would be alone on Christmas Day. The meal will be on Christmas Day itself from 1.30-3pm. Volunteers will be needed to help set up, serve and clean up after the event. You can donate your skills and time on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day. If you want to volunteer, either phone 079263 75708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations for the event will be gratefully accepted, but there is no cost. Please give any donations to Fr. Peter in an envelope marked “Christmas Dinner.” Please click on the link to see the flier: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/12/01/largs-community-christmas-dinner-25-12-21/
MR. EDOARDO GATTI, RIP (Skelmorlie): I am sorry to announce the death of Mr. Gatti who passed away at Spiers Care Home, Beith, on Friday 26th November at the age of 87. May he rest in peace. Our prayers and condolences go out to Mr. Gatti’s son Edward and to all the family. The funeral will consist of a brief and private Crematorium service on Monday 13th December at 12 Noon. The morning Mass at St. Mary’s that day, which will not be a funeral Mass, will be offered for his eternal repose. I encourage parishioners to make an effort to come that morning and pray for Mr. Gatti and his family. – Fr. Peter
ASSISTED SUICIDE BILL, CONSULTATION GUIDE: Please take a full and active part in the consultation concerning this Bill being proposed to the Scottish Parliament. https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/11/30/assisted-suicide-bill-and-consultation-guide/
GALLOWAY DIOCESAN NEWSLETTER, ADVENT EDITION: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/11/29/galloway-diocesan-news-advent-edition/
PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE BISHOPS OF SCOTLAND to all Catholics in Scotland on the Season of Christmas and the Restoration of the Sunday Obligation on 2nd January 2022: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/11/27/pastoral-letter-of-the-bishops-of-scotland-on-christmas-and-the-restoration-of-the-sunday-mass-obligation/
MRS. THERESA CASSIDY, RIP (Millport): With great sorrow, I announce the death of Tessa Cassidy, a Millport parishioner, who passed to God on Sunday 21st November. May she rest in peace. On behalf of everyone, I offer our deepest condolences to Trish and Tony and assure them of our prayers for their mum’s eternal glory and for their own comfort and peace at this difficult time. The funeral Mass will take place this coming Thursday, 2nd December, at 12 Noon at the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Millport. Tessa will be buried in the grounds of the Cathedral of the Isles on Millport.
MONTHLY SAFEGUARDING BULLETIN FROM THE DIOCESE: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/11/08/galloway-diocese-monthly-safeguarding-bulletin-november-2021/
MEMBERSHIP OF ST. MARY’S PARISH ADVISORY BODIES: Please click on the link to know who’s who – https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/10/30/membership-of-st-marys-parish-councils-committees-etc/
SAFEGUARDING MATTERS, NOVEMBER 2021: Please click on the link to access the latest edition of this leaflet of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland: Safeguarding Matters, November 2021
THE SCOTTISH CATHOLIC MAGAZINE: This new publication will begin in October 2021. Click on the link for more information: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/08/28/the-scottish-catholic-magazine-new-publication-in-scotland/
“IN GOD’S IMAGE”, version 2: The Safeguarding Instruction of the Bishops of Scotland. https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/08/28/in-gods-image-version-2-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.
St Marys Star of the Sea
28 Greenock Road
Largs, KA30 8NE
Tel: 01475 740 019