Bhileag (Newsletter) 12th October 2023


Mon 13th November…….No Mass

Tue 14th November…….10.00am EOLIGARRY

Wed 15th November……12 Noon CRAIGSTON

Thu 16th November…….10.00am NORTHBAY

Fri 17th November……….No Mass

Sat 18th November…….. No Mass



18th & 19th November  2023

33rd 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.




Remembrance Sunday Service: will be held today Sunday 12th November at 2.00pm at the War Memorial in Nask. Everyone is welcome as we gather together in prayer and remember those who died in our great World Wars and to pray for those who continue to die in war.


Craigston Vigil Mass at 4pm for Winter: we have now begun a 4.00pm Vigil Mass time for Craigston last 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 12th November VATERSAY at 3pm

Sunday 19th November EOLIGARRY at 3pm

Sunday 26th November BORVE at 2pm


Recent Baptism: we warmly welcome into the family of the Church Craig MacLean who was baptised last Saturday in St. Brendan’s, Craigston. We wish Craig every health, joy and happiness and every blessing upon Craig’s parents and Godparents.


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).


Canon John Paul: will be heading over to South Uist to attend a funeral which is taking place in St. Mary’s Bornish on Friday 17th November. Therefore he will be away from Thursday afternoon till Saturday morning over on South Uist.


Lourdes Pilgrimage 2024: we are trying to get the last bits of information about flights and prices for Lourdes in May 2024 and then we will ask for definite names going.