Bulletin Holy Family Dec 29th 2019

January 1st is the Feast of Mary, Mother of God, and as well as being New Year’s Day is the World Day of Prayer for Peace.  Vigil Mass at 6.00 on Tuesday and New Year’s Day Mass with Archbishop Conti 11.00 (Wednesday)



The Intercessions 

For all families, particularly our own and those of our fellow parishioners.   Lord, hear us

For the families that make up our neighbouring parishes and our own city, and especially for those who suffer from any hardships.     Lord, hear us

For families in every land and place: that God will grant peace and good will, reconciliation and forgiveness.
We think of families who suffer in Syria, the Holy Land, the Yemen, and elsewhere.    Lord, hear us

For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them:  Erich Harrison, Catherine Mulrine, Anna Shearer,  Margaret Grant, Jane Cameron, Bill Meechan,  John Gibson, Jack Rae, Irene Docherty, Lewis Harte, Ray McVey, Brian Gallagher, Kathleen Mallon, Anne Judge,  Yvonne Watt, and Joan Burns.  

Lets pray also for the patients and staff in the local Hospice, and for those who serve the community in the armed forces.    Lord, hear us

For all those who were dear to us in life: and those who have died recently including Paddy Gilbride, Dominic Gallagher,  Patricia McDonald,  Douglas Campbell,Adrienne Airlie, Winifred Hart, John Ferguson, Michael Rigetti, John Feeley, and for those  whose anniversaries  fall at this time including Elizabeth Mulligan,  Tam Haley, Kevin Barrett,  Ian Davidson, John McVey,  Eugene and Matilda Rossi, 

Liam Brogan, Adrian Rogers, Mary McKenna, Betty McKinney, Rosina Gara, Cecilia Harrison, Charlie Hamilton, Tommy and Anne McMahon, Mary Conroy,  and May McNulty. Lord, hear us


radioalba.org for the week of the 29th December 2019
the week of the Feast of the Holy Family and of Mary Mother of God (New Year’s Day)

Morning Prayers ((‘Morning Prayer this week comes  from Joe Docherty, Rev Tom Pollock, Rev Chris Foxon,), school prayers ( this week led  children of Our Lady of the Rosary with Magdalen MacInnes, and Evening and Night Prayers), Canon Bob Hill looks ahead to next Sunday’s Gospel,  and we hear a short introduction to the daily readings from the Lectionary. At 7.25 Chris McDonnell reflects on the latest iconic mural by Banksie in Bethlehem.   At 7.30: (and hourly)  In our Magazine we hear Marian Pallister identifying some justice priorities – climate change, refugees and poverty; then Liz Adam reads ‘Tiny Tim’ by Charles Dickens (a shorter version), and ’The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson.

The Lunchtime Hour (12.00) includes news, prayer with the Bereaved, and music The archive then lasts until 6.00 when we repeat the Lunchtime Hour. The Evening Hour at 8.00 (repeated at 9.00 and 10.00) brings us Vespers, Magazine and Compline.


Gift Aid Envelopes These are now available in the porch, if you have not already collected yours for the coming year. If you pay tax or capital gains tax and have not yet signed up for Gift Aid, please consider doing so and speak to with Fr Gerry or with Grace