World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
 
Pope Francis has designated this Sunday, 25th July 2021, as a day of prayer for our grandparents and the elderly. 
The Pope’s Special Message and Prayer are now available. Paper copies are also available in Church.
 
Sacrament Of Baptism
 
We welcome to the Family of the Church Danielle Kirana Malloy at St Bride’s and Tommy William Ferguson Margery at St Peter’s who were baptised on Saturday 17th July. Congratulations to the parents and Godparents.
 
Prayer of Adoration At St. Bride's
 
As we slowly come out of the restrictions, Parishioners have asked that the prayer of Adoration be restarted again. There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament before Holy Mass on Tuesdays at 9.30am and on Fridays at 11.30am. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with the Lord. Everyone is welcome!
 
St. Bride's 100 Club
 
The subscription for the year is only £12 per number and is now due. We would be delighted to welcome new members. Half of the money goes to our church funds and half go to our members by monthly draws.
 
Year of Saint Joseph
 
Here is a beautiful and simple Novena to St Joseph for the Year of St Joseph, begins on Fathers’ Day on Sunday 20th June 2021.
 
Galloway Diocese News now available
 
The summer edition of the Galloway Diocese News is now available. This edition contains an article about the ordination of Deacon Kevin Rennie.
 
Free Booklet on the Meaning of the Eucharist now available
 
"God works through all these messy human realities and wants to encounter us at every Mass." - The Lord wants to deeply encounter everyone in the Mass and especially in the Eucharist. However, it can be hard for us to recognise his presence. By learning about the deeper meaning behind what Catholics do at Mass, we left the veil between the human and divine. In this excerpt, Dr. Edward Sri (a founding leader of FOCUS and professor at Augustine Institute) discusses what the Mass is and the three ways that every Catholic should know the Eucharist. Learn about the Eucharist as: 
  • the memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross
  • the real presence of Jesus
  • Holy Communion with Our Lord
Ready to learn more about the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? Click here to get your FREE copy.
 
Letter to a Suffering Church book from Bishop Barron Now Available
 
Feeling hurt, angry, or demoralised about the sexual abuse crisis plaguing the Catholic Church? Our parish wants to help, and that’s why we’ve made available a  downloadable version of a new book on our Parish websites. It’s titled “Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis” by the well-known American Bishop Robert Barron.  We invite you to download your free copy. I think you’ll find it helpful and uplifting. Bishop Barron provides clear insight on the crisis and where we should go from here. So please make sure to take a copy of the book and know that the Parishes of St Bride’s and St Peter’s care deeply about helping you navigate these stormy waters
 
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
 
The Novena in honour of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all Novenas, since it was first made at the direction of our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light, strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian, especially in these challenging times. We hope that you will be prompted to ask the Holy Spirit to empower, encourage, and embolden you to follow His lead. We pray the Novena from Ascension Thursday, 13th May until the Solemnity of Pentecost, 23rd May 2021. Come, Holy Spirit!
 
With a Father’s Heart Booklet - now available

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled “With a Father’s Heart”, Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021. The Holy Father wrote “With a Father’s Heart” against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.” 
 
Support Your Parish If You Can
 
Our Parish Communities of St Bride’s and St Peter’s work tirelessly to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in a culture bent on pushing God to the margins. I am very grateful for all your financial contributions and donations, however, I would ask you that you consider making a Standing Order to aid our critical mission. Also if you pay tax, please consider signing a “Gift Aid Form” - this will not cost you anything, but contributes an extra 25% added to your donation. Both forms are available at the back of Church or from the Parish Office. Another, and relatively new way of giving, is by clicking on the QR Code below. This will take you to the Online Parish Offertory at the Galloway Diocesan Website. There, you can sign up online for either St Bride’s or St Peter’s. As a Catholic Charity, we very much rely on your support to sustain our ministry. Each year, our efforts help many people to come to a closer knowledge of Jesus Christ and to deepen their relationship with him in the Church. Please consider a regular Standing Order and Gift Aid so that we can continue to proclaim Christ in the culture in new and engaging ways. Please have a look at Bishop Nolan’s Appeal Message.
 
Or scan QR Code:
 
 
COVID 19 Update: Our churches have reopened - Booking for Mass
 
Due to the Scottish Government restricting the number of people attending church to a limit of 50. You are required to book if you would like to attend Mass. Bookings will be taken from Monday 22nd March. Please try to call only during booking times below.
 
To book for St. Bride’s call Phyllis Howie on 07843 602745 or 01294 822320, 7pm – 9pm.
To book for St. Peter’s call the Parish Office on 01294 464063, Monday to Friday, 9am – 11.30am.
 
Please see the COVID UPDATE for the latest information on Mass services affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
    
Living in Faith in the age of COVID-19
 
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has published a Newsletter, which has emerged from the work of the Pastoral Ministry Working Group. Much of the material has arisen from the Pastoral Ministry survey which the group had invited parishes to complete by the end of July. It is hoped that the contents will prove to be informative and useful to clergy and laypeople.
 
Novena to St. Joseph in the Year of St. Joseph
 
 
Galloway Diocese News (Pentecost 2021)
 
 
Meaning of the Eucharist
 
 
Letter to a Suffering Church (from Bishop Barron)
 
 
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
 
 
With a Father's Heart
 
 

Rosary eBook

 
 
 
Galloway Diocese News