29th Ordinary Sunday “For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10: 45)



He was born at Ovada in Liguria. As a young man he helped his father, who was a merchant. He aspired to a perfect life, abandoned all his possessions and started to live in the service of the poor and sick. He gathered companions to help him in the task. He became a priest and worked more and more for the salvation of souls. He founded the Passionist Order, set up houses for his congregation and devoted himself to apostolic labours. He inflicted harsh penances on himself. He died at Rome on 18 October 1775. (Taken from “Universalis”)


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MS. RENA VALERIO, RIP: I regret to announce the death of Ms. Rena Valerio at the age of 69. On behalf of the whole parish, I extend our deepest sympathies to her brother Robert and to the whole family, and assure them of our prayers for her eternal rest. Funeral details to be announced. – Fr. Peter


PARISH BULLETIN – UPDATE: At the request of some parishioners, the printed version of the bulletin will once again be available at the back of both parish churches. To keep costs down, I would ask those who are able and satisfied with the online bulletin to refrain from picking up the printed version. I will only print out the new booklet format since it is much easier to handle. Since numerous copies were left over last weekend (9-10 October), this week there will be only 50 copies for each of the Largs Masses and 50 copies for the Millport Mass. Let’s see how that goes and then we can adapt if necessary, either up or down. – Fr. Peter


AGNES PATRICIA McLURE-McGONIGAL, RIP: I regret to announce the death of Ms. McLure-McGonigal of Fort Street, Largs, who passed away at the age of 93 years on 3rd October last. I express condolences to her family and friends on behalf of the whole parish. The Requiem Mass will be on Friday, 22nd October at 10am, and thereafter to the Clyde Crematorium. – Fr. Peter


ST. MARY’S CHURCH OPENING DURING THE DAY: The church will be open for private prayer during the day from Monday 11th October 2021. Track and Trace Regulations still apply. Upon entering you will need to register your attendance by using the QR Code card displayed in the foyer. For this you will need to have the Check in Scotland app on your smartphone. This will be available to download from Google play for Android phones or the App Store for iPhone. It is simple to download and to use. Alternatively, please write your name and contact number on a page from the book on the table and post it into the locked box alongside it. Please use the wall Sanitizer unit to sanitize your hands before entering the church. If you light a candle at the candle stand, please be careful and remember that sanitizing gel is flammable. – Fr. Peter



MONTHLY SAFEGUARDING BULLETIN FROM THE DIOCESE: https://www.rclargsandmillport.com/2021/09/12/monthly-safeguarding-bulletin-n-7/


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/


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






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