Bhileag (Newsletter) 7th January 2024


Mon 8th January………No Mass

Tue 9th January……….10.00am EOLIGARRY

Wed 10th January…..12 Noon CRAIGSTON

Thu 11th January……. 10.00am NORTHBAY

Fri 12th January……… 10.00am VATERSAY

Sat 13th January…….10.00am  CASTLEBAY



13th & 14th January 2024

2nd Sunday of Year B

Vigil (Saturday)…..4.00pm   CRAIGSTON

Sunday Masses….9.30am NORTHBAY & 11.30am  CASTLEBAY

Sacrament of Confession: every Saturday9.30am-9.50am in Castlebay12 Noon-12.30pm in Northbay




Justice & Peace: during this weekend’s Masses a letter from Archbishop William Nolan will be read out on behalf of Justice and Peace in Scotland.  There will also be a special collection taken up for the work of Justice & Peace. For more information on the good work of Justice & peace then please go online-


Church cleaning: sadly the Christmas Season comes to an end tomorrow on Monday 8th January. Therefore we will start to clear away the Church Christmas decorations over the next few days. After the 11.30am Castlebay Mass on Sunday (7th January) we will tidy away the decorations in Castlebay. Canon John Paul wishes to thank all who will help tidy away the church decorations and Christmas trees and Nativity Scenes for another year. Moran Taing uile!


Children’s Sacraments Classes: Very soon the children preparing for their First Confession/First Holy Communion and also the Sacrament of Confirmation will soon begin their classes in the School.


New Scottish Bishop: Pope Francis on Friday 22nd December announced in Rome that he has appointed a new Bishop for the Diocese of Galloway in Scotland. It is Fr Frank Dougan who is a Priest of Motherwell Diocese and he has accepted this important appointment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Fr. Frank as he begins to prepare for his Episcopal Ordination and to become the new Bishop for the Diocese of Galloway.