Roman Catholic Parishes of:

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS, MINGARRY

ST. MARY'S, ARISAIG

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL AID AND ST. CUMIN'S, MORAR

ARISAIG MINGARRY MORAR
 St. Mary's, ArisaigSt. Agnes, GlenuigOur Lady of Perpetual Succor and St. Cumin's, MorarSt. Patrick's, MallaigOur Lady of the Angels, Mingarry
Sunday Mass10am2pm (every 1st and 3rd Sunday)Vigil-Mass 6pm11.30am2pm (except 1st and 3rd Sunday)
Holy Days of Obligation10.15amno Massno MassVigil-Mass day before 7pm12noon
Weekday MassWednesday, Saturday: 10.15amno Mass unless announced otherwiseMonday, Friday: 10.15amTuesday 5pm; Thursday 10.15amno Mass unless announced otherwise
Houseboundevery 1st Thursdayevery 4th Sunday or following Mondayevery 2nd Thursdayevery 3rd Thursdayevery 4th Sunday or following Monday
May DevotionsLitany of Loreto during Exposition
June DevotionsLitany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus during Exposition
October DevotionsRosary before weekday Mass
Stations of the Crossevery Thursday 7pmbefore Mass on Sundayevery second week between Morar and Mallaig: Tuesday or Friday before Massbefore Mass on Sunday
Exposition of the Blessed SacramentMorar, Friday 10.30am - 11am
Confessionsevery 1st Saturday: 10.30ambefore Mass on Sundayevery 2nd, 4th, 5th Saturday: 5pmevery 3rd Saturday: 5pmbefore Mass on Sunday

Baptism

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word."

This sacrament is called Baptism, after the central rite by which it is carried out: to baptize (Greek baptizein) means to "plunge" or "immerse"; the "plunge" into the water symbolizes the catechumen's burial into Christ's death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him, as "a new creature."

This sacrament is also called "the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit," for it signifies and actually brings about the birth of water and the Spirit without which no one "can enter the kingdom of God."

"This bath is called enlightenment, because those who receive this [catechetical] instruction are enlightened in their understanding . . . ." Having received in Baptism the Word, "the true light that enlightens every man," the person baptized has been "enlightened," he becomes a "son of light," indeed, he becomes "light" himself:

Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift. . . .We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light; clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship.

 

Parents requesting Baptism for their child should contact the parish priest to arrange a meeting. At this meeting they should bring the full copy of the child's birth certificate.

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Things of day

We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.

Jimmy Carter

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