FIFTH ORDINARY SUNDAY: “No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub” (Matt. 5:15).

St. Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947), 8th February

Josephine Bakhita was born near Jebel Agilere in South Darfur (Sudan). Kidnapped when still very young, she experienced the cruelty of slavery as she was sold several times in slave markets of Africa. Finally she was rescued by an Italian family and brought to Italy where she not only became a Christian but also felt the call to consecrate her life to God as a sister. She joined the Canossian Daughters of Charity and lived the rest of her life at Schio, a small village near Vicenza. She died on 8 February, 1947. (from Universalis)



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:


YOUTH EVENTS: The Diocesan Youth Office invites the young people of the Diocese to consider participating in a youth pilgrimage to Lourdes in July 2023 and to Portugal for the World Youth Day in July 2023. For more details, please click on the 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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