Priest in Charge
Canon John Paul MacKinnon
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01871 810267
Email Address
castlebay@rcdai.org.uk

The Catholic Community on the Island of Barra Welcomes you!

Canon John Paul MacKinnon
Canon John Paul MacKinnon

Our faith-mission as a Catholic Community can be described in three areas: our liturgical life, our life-long learning and our outreach. It is our hope that this website will give you an insight into the church on Barra.

Bhileag Newsletter
Bhileag Newsletter

There is stuff for visitors and stuff for parishioners. We pray that St Brendan the Navigator, after whom our oldest church is named, will help you find your way around the website so that you might find something of interest here.

Fishing context of Northbay
Fishing context of Northbay

Our church is dedicated to St Barr and is situated by the old natural harbour. A nearby island is the home to a statue of the patron saint of the Northbay Parish who is also pictured on the wall of the church porch.

Some Historical events

St. Barr’s church was celebrated
St. Barr’s church was celebrated

a very significant landmark in the history of Barra. A group of parishioners gather outside the church in its’ Golden Jubilee year.

Vatersay Raiders Centenary Mass
Vatersay Raiders Centenary Mass

Parishioners gather after the Vatersay Raiders Centenary Mass. The local Pipe Band gives their inaugural performance.

Blessing of ten crosses
Blessing of ten crosses

Fr Michael, Fr Calum, Canon Angus and Fr Peter SJ join in blessing the 10 crosses, each one representing the 10 “Raiders”.

Eoligarry, Feast of Corpus Christi 2007
Eoligarry, Feast of Corpus Christi 2007

Servers bow their heads as Canon MacQueen gives the Benediction at the ancient site of Kilbarr.

Please check weekly Parish Newsletter (Bhileag) for any changes to Mass times.

Weekly Mass Times

Sunday ( Vigil Mass )
6:00pm Craigston
Sunday
9:30am Northbay
11:30am Castlebay

Monday: No Public Mass
Tuesday: 10:00am Eoligarry
Wednesday: 12 Noon Craigston
Thursday: 10:00am Northbay
Friday: 10:00am Vatersay
Saturday: 10:00am Castlebay

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday:
Castlebay 9:30am - 9:50am
Northbay 12 Noon-12.30pm

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