Bhileag (Newsletter) 18th June 2023


Mon 19th June………..11.00am EOLIGARRY

(Requiem Mass of Allan MacNeil)

Tues 20th June……….10.00am EOLIGARRY

Wed 21st June……..  12 Noon CRAIGSTON

Thur 22nd June……. 10.00am NORTHBAY

Fri 23rd June………….10.00am VATERSAY

Sat 24th  June……….. 10.00am CASTLEBAY



24th  & 25th  JUNE  2023

12th Sunday of Year A

Vigil (Saturday)…6.00pm CRAIGSTON

Sunday Masses..9.30am NORTHBAY & 11.30am  CASTLEBAY


Sacrament of Confession: Every Saturday from 9.30am – 9.50am in Castlebay and 12 Noon-12.30pm in Northbay




Recent Death: we remember in our prayers the repose of the soul of Allan MacNeil (Ailean Mor) from Eoligarry who peacefully passed away in St. Brendan’s Hospital on Saturday 17th June at the wonderful age of 94. We extend our prayers of love & sympathy to Ailean’s family. The Requiem Mass will be on Monday 19th June at 11am in St. Vincent’s in Eoligarry. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


Day for Life Collection: This weekend the 2nd collection will be for the “Day for life collection”. This is a fund to help support the Catholic Church in Scotland to uphold the dignity of every human life and especially to uphold the rights of the unborn child. Please be generous in supporting this collection.


Craigston Church work: the three church windows are now in and the next step is to paint the inside of the church especially around the windows and also to have the Church painted outside.


First Holy Communion Sunday: once again we congratulate the 11 boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion last Sunday. It was a beautiful celebration. Canon John Paul wishes to thank Castlebay & Eoligarry School for their help with instructing the children for their Sacraments.


Fisherman’s Mass & Blessing of boats: Date for the diary- Sunday 9th July at 2.00pm in Castlebay.


Lourdes Parish Pilgrimage 2024:  we will look at May 2024 for the Lourdes Pilgrimage. Canon John Paul will check with the Pilgrimage tour company which weekend of May 2024 is best with the Hotel & flights. The pilgrimage will be for 4/5 days. The hotel will be 4 star and will be half-board. Flying from Edinburgh to Toulouse and then a bus drive to Lourdes-about 2hrs 30mins drive. If anyone still wishes to put their name forward then please speak with Canon John Paul.


The Universe Catholic Paper: has decided to try once again to have a weekly paper copy. If anyone is interested in getting a copy of the Universe Paper Canon John Paul is happy to start a subscription from the parish but only if there is enough interest.


Castlebay Church Clock: Canon John Paul has been in touch with the professional Clock firm called “Smiths of Derby” and they will send one of their engineers to try and get the Castlebay Church Clock going again. Canon John Paul wishes to thank all those who handed in donations. Moran Taing!