Charity registration No. SC002876  
Sunday June 2nd. 2013
Spean Bridge Reader: Liz Campbell Prayers: Margaret Muncie Euch. Mins: David Mac Farlane ,Moira Coutts
Roy Bridge: Readers : Tony Sargent, Richard Sidgwick Prayers: Lorna MacGregor Euch Mins: Catrina MacDonald, Nilda Hawke, Margaret Sargent
Rota June 8th. – June 9th.
Day for Life— the Visitation How can we respond to Pope Francis' words - how can we promote a culture life? We can build a culture of life by our compassion and care for others, especially those who are vulnerable. It means seeing life as a whole, caring for it as a "seamless garment" stretching from natural birth to natural death. The Church strives to protect the lives of unborn children and their mothers and to support them practically, emotionally and spiritually. As parishioners, parents, politicians, members of the legal, caring and medical professions we have a duty to do all we can to build a culture of life by encouraging our society in its laws and medical practice to care for and protect the life of unborn children and their expectant mothers. From conception to natural death, life is a precious gift. The life of a mother and her unborn child are both sacred and deserve to be equally protected. Care of the elderly Whether you are a carer in the home or a professional carer, you contribute to a culture of life when you are  part of caring for a person with special physical or mental needs and see the inherent dignity and eternal nature of the person you are called to care. As Christians we can also offer up the challenges that sometimes come with caring for others as a spiritual sacrifice and an opportunity to grow in personal holiness and grace. While many individuals and institutions provide outstanding care for the aged, there have also been recent disturbing reports of very poor care for the elderly and the infirm The culture of life, on the other hand, embraces a love that inspires self-giving. It is a love that allows us to see Christ in each individual.
Prayer for Day for Life Holy Mary, Mother of Love, holding in your arms, the fruit of your womb, graciously look upon our earth and remove from it all that hardens our hearts and dims our eyes to the preciousness of human life, from the moment of conception to natural death. Through the example of your tenderness teach us the ways of compassion and love that we may build up the civilisation of love among us and a society that is truly worthy of the human person. Help us to reject all that contributes to a culture of death, and to work with others of goodwill in promoting the culture of life. Bring us ever closer to your Son, so that we may know the fullness of life that he offers us and come to know that life more perfectly, with you, and all the angels and saints, in the eternal life of Heaven.   Amen.
Next weekend there will be a special collection to protect the life of the unborn child
We are like children of marriage which has ended in a divorce, and through no fault of ours the family has broken up - but we are we still brothers and sisters through our common baptism! We pray through the influence of the Holy Spirit that a communal love of the Eucharist, as it is understood in the various denominations, will gradually bring us together to the fulfilment of the unity of which the Blessed Sacrament is the ultimate symbol.
Global Holy Hour today from 4 -5 p.m  United with Pope Francis and parishes throughout the world Our Holy Father has asked on this feast of the Body and Blood of Christ that parishes all over the world have a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament exposed, as near as possible at the same time, to ask God for a greater appreciation of the liturgy and an increase in our faith and devotion to the Holy Mass and the Eucharist which is the centre of all the Church’s liturgy. Devotion to the Eucharist is the most powerful grace offered to us by God to grow in holiness and become more Christ-like in our daily life. The Holy Hour has been specially prepared by parishioners, and I ask that our parishioners come and join us in this hour, united with our  Holy Father, and millions throughout the world, in an act of devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.   Next weekend there will be a special collection to support the pro-life movement