Sunday April 20th. 2014                                                                                        Charity registration No. SC 002876

St. Margaret's,                        St. Joseph's,                        St. Finnan's
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NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

The present offertory envelopes books finish this weekend, so please obtain your new book of offertory envelopes today before leaving the church after Mass. There was a slight glitch with the computer, and should any name have been accidentally left out, I would be grateful if you would contact me as soon as possible so that it can be rectified and restored to the list on the computer.

I am very grateful to everyone who so faithfully bring their envelopes each weekend to mass with their contribution for the upkeep of the parish. May God bless you all for your continued generosity.


GIFT AID

A large number of our parishioners who pay tax have signed a Gift Aid form and this brings in a considerable amount of money to the parish from tax you have already paid. If you pay tax, every pound you contribute becomes £1.25. Check up to see if you have signed a Gift Aid form. If you have not signed a form, please come along to the  sacristy and after Mass and this can be done in just a few minutes. Many thanks in advance.

Help with church cleaning: Sally Mackenzie would be delighted if a few more parishioners would volunteer to help with cleaning the church.

With sufficient numbers, it would only mean coming once every 8 weeks or so.

If you are willing to help,  please contact Sally on 717-414

Sympathy

We offer our sympathy to Dorothy MacLean whose husband, Peter, died during the week after a long illness so bravely borne. Peter was a cousin of Ann MacKintosh. After his Requiem Mass in Glasgow, his remains will come to St. Margaret's next Saturday at 1 p.m. for a short service and afterwards to Cille Choirill.  Some of our parishioners may wish to attend the service and will be welcomed by the family.


The community was shocked and saddened at the death of Catherine Sutherland last week. We offer our deepest sympathy to her husband Ian and his family, and we pray that God will comfort them at the loss of such a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Catherine had the joy of seeing her beautiful identical twin daughters who are now 8 months old. The service will be in the Duncansburgh-MacKintosh church on  Wednesday at 12 noon.


Anniversaries

We remember in our prayers Chrissie MacKenzie,  Frank's mother, whose anniversary was recently and for whom Mass was said last Monday

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.


Thank you

Edward and Marie, brother and sister of  Bertha Jones, wish to thank everyone sincerely for the kindness and support they received in their recent bereavement. The friendship and hospitality of the people brought them great comfort.

Second Collection for Papal Charities this Sunday

This collection should have been taken up in March to allow Pope Francis help people in distress all over the world—refugees, people suffering from drought, famine and other disasters.

There was an error a fortnight ago when it should have been taken up on Palm Sunday. However, there should be no hitches today,

St. Joseph's has already contributed.

Last Sunday was a very happy day for Bruno and Ali Berardelli when their third child, Victor, Dante, Douglas was baptized and became  a member of the Church, the Body of Christ.

It was a lovely service with all the families present, some who travelled a distance to be   there, especially Ali’s sister, Charlotte, who came all the way from Barcelona for the occasion.

May God bless Victor who has brought so much happiness to all the members of his extended family.

Baptism of Victor Dante Douglas Berardelli