2nd Ordinary Sunday: “There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee” (John 2:1)

 

SAINT OF THE WEEK: ST. ANTONY, ABBOT (d. 356)

St Antony is the originator of the monastic life. He was born in Egypt: when his parents died, he listened to the words of the Gospel and gave all his belongings to the poor. He went out into the wilderness to begin a life of penitence, living in absolute poverty, praying, meditating, and supporting himself by manual work. He suffered many temptations, both physical and spiritual, but he overcame them. Disciples gathered round him, attracted by his wisdom, moderation, and holiness. He gave support to the victims of the persecutions of Diocletian, and helping St Athanasius in his fight against the Arians. He lived to be over a hundred years old, and died in 356. (from Universalis, abridged)

 

 

Notice

SYNOD EVENT, 12th FEBRUARY 2022: The Bishops of Scotland will host this event online entitled, “Synodality in the Life and Mission of the Church”, at which the key note speaker will be the Cardinal in charge of organising the Synod throughout the world, Cardinal Mario Grech. I encourage everyone to “tune in.” For more details: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2022/01/21/synodal-event-12th-february-2022/

 

ST. COLUMBA’S SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH will hold its usual Candlemas Service on Sunday 30th January at 6.30pm. All are welcome. The offering will go to the Aberlour Children’s Fund.

 

BOOKLET FOR THE OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: This booklet contains prayers, reflections and other helps to aid us make of this Octave a real time  of fervent prayer and action for the sake of Christ’s last will and testament: that all who believe in Him may be one. https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2022/01/15/booklet-of-prayer-and-reflection-for-the-week-of-christian-unity-18-25-january/

 

URGENT CALL TO PRAYER FROM POPE FRANCIS: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2022/01/13/call-to-prayer-from-pope-francis/

SACRAMENTS FOR CHILDREN NOT ATTENDING ST. MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL: If you are a parishioner in Fairlie, Largs, Millport or Skelmorlie and have a child who does not attend St. Mary’s Primary School in Largs, and if you wish your child to receive the Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Holy Communion), you must fill out the required form by clicking the following link. I encourage all parishioners to encourage in turn the parents or guardians of any child who should be given the opportunity to receive the Sacraments to put them forward. – Fr. Peter. The form can be sourced at: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2022/01/18/sacraments-for-children-not-attending-st-marys-primary-school/

ENROLMENT FOR ST. MARY’S PRIMARY: Catholic children whose 5th birthday falls between 1 March 2022 and 28 February 2023 should be registered for St. Mary’s Primary, to start their education in August 2022. The registration period will take place from Monday 10 January 2022 until Sunday 30 January 2022.  You should register your child’s details by completing a registration form at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=stT1vp5s4Eb30U5irQzJ5QtUc4mo9KnjJrsVzk_H9UNVNaRDBXVlRMR05MUzBKMkc1V0pTTkFUTS4u

 

DIOCESAN WEB-PAGE & FACEBOOK PAGE ON THE SYNODhttps://gallowaydiocese.org.uk/synod https://fb.me/gallowaysynod

 

“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/

 

CHRISTOMETER: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/02/28/christometer/

 

RESOURCES FOR THE YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH:

https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/01/16/resources-for-the-year-of-saint-joseph/

 

Keep up to date with all news from the Vatican in English at: https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html

 

LITURGY

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.

Live-stream links:

Our Location

St Marys Star of the Sea
28 Greenock Road
Largs, KA30 8NE

Tel: 01475 740 019
largs@gallowaydiocese.org.uk

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

2 George Street, Millport,
Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0BE
Tel: 01475 740 019
millport@gallowaydiocese.org.uk