Bhileag (newsletter) 5th November 2023


Mon 6th November……..No Mass

Tue 7th November……..10.00am EOLIGARRY

Wed 8th November……12 Noon CRAIGSTON

Thu 9th November……..10.00am NORTHBAY

Fri 10th November……..10.00am VATERSAY

Sat 11th November……..10.00am CASTLEBAY



11th & 12th November  2023

32nd Sunday of Year A

Vigil (Saturday)….4.00pm  CRAIGSTON *****

Sunday Masses…9.30am NORTHBAY & 11.30am  CASTLEBAY


Confessions: every Saturday from 9.30am – 9.50am in Castlebay & 12noon -12.30pm in Northbay.




Recent Funeral: we remember in our prayers the repose of the soul of Peigi Anna Campbell of Vatersay who peacefully passed away last Sunday in St. Brendan’s Hospital aged 87. Peigi’s Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday 31st October in Our Lady of the Waves & St. John on Vatersay and afer the Mass Peigi Anna was then laid to rest in Vatersay graveyard. Peigi Anna was one of Vatersay’s great loveable characters. She ran the local Post office for many years. Herself and DD always made time for everyone around their “famous kitchen table”. We extend our prayers of love and sympathy to all the family at this sad time. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.


Craigston Vigil Mass at 4pm for Winter: we have now begun a 4.00pm Vigil Mass time for Craigston this weekend. From Saturday 4th November until at least March 2024 we will celebrate the Vigil Mass at the earlier time of 4.00pm. When the clocks go forward in 2024 we will move the Vigil Mass time back to 6pm. We will monitor how it goes with this change of vigil time for Winter!!


November Lists: one of the important things that the Church encourages us to do during the month of November is to pray for our faithful departed. The Month of November is often called the “Month of the Holy Souls”. It is a very important prayer to pray for our faithful departed and to help lead all souls to heaven. There are November lists with envelopes available at the church entrance. Please write down on the lists the names of any deceased family, relatives, friends, parishioners you would like to remember and pray for. Once you have filled in your list place the list in an envelope along with your offering. Please pass on the envelope to Canon John Paul or to place in the Sunday offertory basket. These envelopes will then be placed upon the Altar at every Holy Mass and those names you have written will be remembered at every Holy Mass during the month of November.


Graveyard Rosary: Each Sunday in November we will gather to pray the Rosary in each of our graveyards. Please note the times and dates and places. As always if the weather is really poor we will move to the nearest church.

Sunday  5th November  CUITHIR at 3pm

Sunday 12th November VATERSAY at 3pm

Sunday 19th November EOLIGARRY at 3pm

Sunday 26th November BORVE at 2pm


Sacrament Classes: Canon John Paul has sent out letters through the Schools to see how many children will be preparing for their First Holy Communion (P4) and also the children for the Sacrament of Confirmation (P7).


Northbay Church Tea: will be today (5th Nov) and therefore all are invited into the Hall for Tea after the Sunday Mass.


Remembrance Sunday Service: will be held next Sunday 12th November at 2.00pm at the War Memorial in Nask.