Special Day of Prayers

Tuesday 25th March which is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord in the Catholic Calendar is a special day of prayers for life from conception to its natural death, of prayers for expecting parents, for institutions and individuals who support and help the pro-life fundamental option.

“The Beginning Experience”

“The Beginning Experience”
Are holding a weekend for those who find themselves alone through divorce, separation or bereavement. The weekend will take place from 21st – 23rd March at St. Mary’s, Kinnoul, Perth. For details contact Ros on 0131 669 0003 or e-mail: rcm2524@yahoo.co.uk

Real Easter Egg competition

Real Easter Egg competition
Tell us what Easter means to you and win a Fairtrade Easter Egg! To mark Fairtrade Fortnight the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh have a number of Easter eggs to give away,, kindly donated by the Meaningful Chocolate Company. To decide who to give them to, we would like to hear from children and young people what Easter means to them.

Liturgy groups, youth groups and families in parishes are invited to produce a sentence telling what Easter means to them. The best sentence will receive a Fairtrade Sharing box from the Meaningful Chocolate Company containing 20 mini eggs and booklets telling the story of the First Easter and the resurrection of Jesus. The best runner up will receive a large Easter egg and chocolate bar for the group to share or give to their priests!

Competition entries must be in by Monday 17th March, and prize winners will be informed before Friday 28th March.
Send entries with contact details to: Miriam.mchardy@staned.org.uk

Fairtrade Stall

Fairtrade Stall
Please note that there will be another Fair trade stall in the Parish rooms after Mass
next Sunday, 23 March, so Rosemary can display the Easter gifts and eggs there was not room for during Fair-trade Fortnight.

Next Sunday’s Rota

Readers Nancy McDermott, Maureen McGregor
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Chris McCabe, Margaret Guest, Alan MacLeod
Bidding Prayers Katie Macleod
Passkeepers Andrew/Rosemary Milligan
Flowers No Flowers–Lent
Tea/Coffee May Macdonald, Maureen McGregor

Congratulations to P. 3 Children

Congratulations to P. 3 Children:
They have celebrated and experienced their FIRST CONFESSION on Sat. 15th March 2014. We pray that this encounter with Jesus the Good Shepherd will inspire them to appreciate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and so that through this sacramental experience of God’s mercy and forgiveness they will come to love God even more and be happy with the gift of grace in their hearts.

Sacraments

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at 10.00am on Sat. 22 March 2014 in St. John’s.
Regular Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. John’s from 5.15pm till 5.45pm, before 6pm Vigil Mass every Saturday.