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Parish Newsletter

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


(01764) 653269


30th October 2022 31st Sunday of the Year C


Salvation has come to this house


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 – Please note the Masses for the Holyday


Monday 9.30 am

Monday in St Margaret’s 6 pm Vigil for Feast of All Saints

Tuesday, Feast of All Saints, 9.30 am and our celebration Mass at 7 pm.

Wednesday, Feast of All Souls, 9.30 am and 7 pm

Thursday – Friday 9.30 am

NO THURSDAY MORNING MASS IN ST MARGARET’S THIS WEEK


St Fillan’s is open for private prayer Monday-Friday and on Sundays from after Mass until it gets dark.


Sacrament of Reconciliation


Saturday 5 pm – 5.15 pm in the sacristy until further notice.


Our Mass with the Bishop to celebrate 150th Anniversary of the blessing of the present church building of St Fillan is this Tuesday 1st November 7 pm in St Fillan’s. Please come and join in the celebration if you can


Children's Mass is next Sunday 6th November at 11 am in St Fillan's. All are welcome!


November Envelopes


Envelopes and lists are now available for the month of November. Please hand them in by the end of October. Should you wish to donate, these are gratefully received and go directly to Canon Tom for his upkeep.


Benches in St Fillan’s


The benches in St Fillan’s are being lovingly restored after the ravages of time and the recent cleaning regime prescribed during the pandemic. The cost of each bench being refurbished is around £340. Our sincere thanks to those who have already donated, it is very much appreciated.


Canon Tom’s Day Off


Canon Tom tries to take as much of a Friday off as possible after celebrating morning Mass. An emergency contact number will always be available on the answering machine. Thanks.


World Youth Day Lisbon 2023


From the 1st until the 6th of August 2023, the World Youth Day will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. The youth from Scotland will probably be travelling a little before that and coming back to Scotland a little afterwards. We invite all those between the ages of 16-35 to apply for a place before the end of October. The cost is high (probably in the region of £1,400-£1,500) but the parish will pay half of the cost up front and will help in fund raising efforts. Also, no one should be barred on the basis of cost, and if people are really keen, we shall find a way to make it happen. This can be a life-changing opportunity. Please see Canon Tom soon.


Registration of all children for First Holy Communion and Confirmation


All parents of children who would be due to celebrate their First Holy Communion or Confirmation are asked to register their child with Canon Tom in writing (email or on paper with a contact detail) before the end of October of this year.


PPC Meeting: there will be a meeting for members of the Parish Pastoral Council on Monday 28th November. This will be a very important meeting, and we ask all members to attend.


Celebrating 150 Years Plus


This year, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the blessing of the present St Fillan’s Church. The parish is, of course, 223 years old and is one of the oldest established parishes in Scotland. We have a series of events to mark the occasion.



During November


Masses and services for all the deceased members of the parish and priests who served in St Fillan’s and St Margaret’s.


Sunday 4th December 11 am (Second Sunday of Advent)


Mass celebrated by priests from the Redemptorist Community followed by exposition and Benediction in the afternoon


Monday 5th December 6.30 pm


Service of Reconciliation led by priests from the Redemptorist Community.


Canon Tom would also like to add a few social events like something on or near St Andrew’s Day. If you would like to be involved, please see Canon Tom.


Please pray for


the repose of the souls of

John McManus, Tom Murphy, and all the faithful departed.


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