7th Sunday of Easter (A) 21st May 2023

7th Sunday of Easter (A) 21st May 2023

Vigil Mass (Saturday) 5.00pm. Holy Mass at 9.30 & 11.00am on Sunday.
Holy Mass: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30am.

Pentecost Novena Prayer (below) suggested, each day, until next Sunday.

Sacrament of Confirmation: Tuesday at 7.00pm (P.7 St Fillan’s Primary)

Month of May: Rosary before all weekday Masses. Procession into Mary’s
Garden and the Shrine after the Vigil & Sunday Masses (weather permitting)
Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation & Penance) on Saturdays at
4.30pm, and again immediately after Vigil Mass on request.

Your prayers, please for our parish family: Lorraine Wagstaff,
Paul Kearney, David Crewes, their carers, those in hospital and residential
homes, including the staff, and for all suffering in mind and body, especially
those alone: Lord, bless them with your grace and peace.

RECENTLY DIED: Rose Gilchrist, Margaret Gilchrist (Dunfermline)
ANNIVERSARIES: James Lowrie, Sarah Doherty, Canon Martin Doherty,
Canon Ferdinand Tritschler (WW2 Military Chaplain, who took part in D Day
and its aftermath of carnage, also a former Parish Priest of St Fillan’s) Fr Jim
Byers and Fr John Fitzsimmons. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord.

SPECIAL COLLECTION today for Bishops’ Communications Fund.

ROME PILGRIMAGE: this meeting with the Anne Marie, the Alba Tour rep.,
will now take place on Sunday 11th June after 11.00am Mass.

REFURBISHMENT works at back of church/hall porch and WCs continue.
Thank you for your continued generosity in making these long-overdue
renovations, possible.

SAFEGUARDING THOUGHT: safeguarding is a duty, rooted in the message of Jesus
and in the very mission of the Church.

NOVENA PRAYER FOR PENTECOST: remembering, especially, those to be
confirmed this week, who participated in a most memorable and really enjoyable
Retreat-Day last week up in the hall, down in the garden and within the church.
Thanks to Sr M. Frances, Mrs McVicker and Mrs McAlaney who helped with all the
preparations. Below, is a favourite prayer of the late Bishop McGill. He inscribed
this prayer in my missal on the occasion of my own Confirmation. I share it now
with you as we prepare for Confirmations and the week ahead as our Pentecost

O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You.
Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me.
Tell me what I should do; give me Your grace.
I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me
and to accept all that You permit to happen to me.
Let me only know Your Will.