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Newsletter Sunday 21st August

St Fillan’s, Crieff and St Margaret’s, Comrie

(01764) 653269

21st August 2022 21st Sunday of the Year C

All the Nations of the Earth are called to be with God

Sunday Mass times as usual

5.30 pm Saturday Vigil St Fillan’s

9.30 am St Margaret’s

11 am St Fillan’s

Daily Masses and Services

Monday 7 pm

Tuesday – Friday 9.30 am

Facebook Live Services will recommence on Monday October 24th. Our theme will be the future of devotional life in the Church.

Canon Andrew Clark

On Thursday 1st September at 7 pm we shall celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Canon Andrew’s priestly ordination. This will be followed by a buffet in the hall. All are welcome. If you have any dietary requirements, would you please indicate them on the sheet provided.

Canon Tom would like to offer the chance for folk to contribute towards a gift to Canon Andrew, and so there will be a special collection today at the Sunday Masses.

Social Action Survey

Please hand in your forms by the end of the month

St Fillan’s Memorial Hall

Please consider responding to Canon Tom’s appeal from last week for members of a hall committee.

PPC Meeting

Please note that the next Parish pastoral Council Meeting is on Monday 29th August at 7.30 pm. It is very important that all members try to attend as there will be several important items to discuss.

Camino de Santiago

As announced on the Feast of St James, Canon Tom would like to organise a pilgrimage to Santiago, with perhaps pilgrims walking part of the Camino, and arriving in Santiago de Compostela a day or two before the Feast Day on 25th July 2024 (Thursday that year). The Jubilee Year is in 2025, but perhaps three years is a bit of long wait, and we might consider something else for that year. Would anyone who is interested, please contact Canon Tom in the next couple of weeks? We can then get a rough idea of numbers and look at prices and concrete arrangements before asking for a firm commitment.

Dates for your diaries

Sacraments’ Meeting for Parents 31st August

Canon Tom invites all parents of children who are at the stage of celebrating their sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion), to attend a meeting in St Fillan’s Hall on Wednesday 31st August at 5 pm. Please come to this meeting as there will be important information, and changes announced in the way we celebrate these sacraments in the future.

Children’s Mass 4th September

The next children’s mass is on Sunday 4th September at 11 am. Please encourage young families to come.

Mariposa Trust service for those who have lost babies 11th September

The Mariposa Trust, which supports those who have lost babies at any stage in pregnancy, is holding a series of services throughout Scotland. The nearest service to us will take place in Dunblane Cathedral on Sunday 11th September at 3 pm. For more information and to see the work of the Trust, please visit their site at

National Youth Pilgrimage 24th September

This year, the National Youth Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 24th September in Dunkeld (as in the village which gives the name to our Diocese). Please follow the Dunkeld Youth Service Facebook Page and website for details. This is a great opportunity to meet young people across Scotland. If you are of high school age and above, please contact Canon Tom.

Scottish National Pilgrimage and the relics of St Bernadette 25th and 28th September

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Carfin Grotto. To celebrate, the relics of St Bernadette are due to be brought to Carfin in September. The Mass to celebrate the National pilgrimage is on Sunday 25th September at 3 pm, and the Diocese of Dunkeld has joined with the Diocese of Paisley to lead events on Wednesday 28th September. Parish and school groups are encouraged to visit on that day. If anyone is interested in going, please put your name and contact details down on the sheet provided. Please turn up on the day if you have put your name down to go!

Please pray for: peace in Ukraine, for refugees, for the Ukrainians who have already arrived in the parish and those who will arrive, and for the repose of the souls of Anne McColgan, Marie MacArthy, and all the faithful departed.

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