Sunday 29th March 2015

Sunday Mass

Vigil (Saturday); 6.00 pm;

9.00 am; 10.30 am; 12.00 noon


Holy Week Services



6.15pmEvening Prayer in St. Brides

6.30-9.00pmConfessions in St. Brides




6.15pm Evening Prayer




10.00amFuneral Mass

Rosena Mentior RIP


10.00am Morning Prayer

7.30pm     Mass of the Lord’s Supper

11.00pmNight Prayer

at the Altar of Repose


10.00am        Morning Prayer

3.00pm          Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7.30pm          Stations of the Cross and

         Adoration of the Cross


10.00am Morning Prayer

9.00pm Easter Vigil

Please join us in the Hall for refreshments after the Easter Vigil

The church is open for prayer:

Monday to Friday 9.00 am till 4.00 pm

Saturday 9.00 am till 6.00 pm


 Volunteers Required

We are looking for volunteers to participate in the offertory procession at each mass. If you are interested, please put your name on the  list in the porch at the back of the church. If you already assist and wish to continue, please also add your name or let one of the pass keepers know you wish to continue.

New rota starts 19th April 2015. Thank you for your assistance.

Stirling 2015 – Scottish Catholic Youth Festival

30th July – 2nd August 2015

At the invitation of St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI & Pope Francis young Catholics have gathered around the world to celebrate their faith at World Youth Day. Inspired by these gatherings we invite you to experience the fun, prayer and joy of a World Youth Day at Stirling. Join young people from Scotland and beyond in the University of Stirling Campus.

For people between 14-25 years of age. Each young person is asked to pay £100 toward the cost of the event. For more information or to register your interest please contact: Elizabeth, Email: yamt@rcdom.org.uk Tel: 01698 269114 or speak to Fr Parkes.


Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Brides – Monday 30th March 6.30-9.00 pm

Our Lady of Lourdes – Tuesday 31st March 6.30-9.00pm.

Both evenings at 6.15pm there will be Evening Prayer and from 6.30pm three priests will be available to hear confessions until the Chruch closes at 9.00pm. You can visit the Church at any point.


Lourdes Petitions

Fr. Parkes is off to Lourdes on Easter Sunday with HCPT. If you would like a petition placed at the grotto please pass it to him before Easter Sunday.


Gift Aid

If you have been part of the Gift Aid Scheme using either envelopes or standing order and  stopped paying tax over the last few years, can you please let Fr. Parkes know. It will allow us to keep our records up to date. Many thanks.

A Gift Aid form is available on the noticeboard in the porch. If you pay tax you could increase your donation by 25p for each pound you donate at no extra cost to yourself, if you contribute using envelopes or by standing order and have signed a Gift Aid form.


The Wednesday Tea Room

Will be closed on 1st April and will re-open on 8th April.


 Holy Thursday– Night Prayer

Following the Mass of the Lord’s Supper you are invited to spend time in prayer at the Altar of Repose (in the Oratory) until night prayer at 11.00pm.

Community Food Bank

Next collection at all masses on Easter weekend. Thank you for your ongoing support for this cause.



Please return your SCIAF Wee Box to the church before 12th April.


Kirk James Cabaret Night

In aid of Pro-Life

Friday, 10th April, 7.00pm -11.00pm,  in Hall, BYOB and glass

Nibbles and light supper provided (pie/beans & sausage roll/peas & tea and coffee).

Tickets on sale after mass Sun 21st &28th March, price £10, or from Ennis, 243844 and Cilla 571421

A great night guaranteed!

Also raffle tickets on sale, £5 each, for Celtic top with the current team signatures. Will be drawn on Friday 10th April.

Pro-life Prayer Group

Wednesday 25th March, 7.00pm

Holy hour, Rosary and Benediction

Also Raffle for hamper

Tickets on sale after Mass Sunday 22nd March, £2.00 per ticket in aid of Pro-Life


Church Bookstall

Volunteers required to help out at bookstall. Anyone willing to help please speak to one of the priests or someone at the stall/