Parish News

21st Sunday of the Year: 25th August 2019

Services for the Week:

  • SUNDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am
  • THURSDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am
  • FRIDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass at 10.00 am; Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm
  • Confessions: After Saturday morning Mass and 5.30 – 5.55 pm

Mass Intentions:

  • Vigil – Beth MacDougall;
  • Sunday – people of the parish;
  • Monday – Ian McAllister;
  • Friday – Margaret Duffy;
  • Saturday – Dante Biagioni.

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Jean McCulloch, Scott Allan and Eileen Smullen and all the sick and housebound. Also, Elizabeth Johnston, Ian McAllister, Dante Biagioni and Peter Young whose anniversaries occur about this time and Fr. Stephen Judge who died recently.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY: Children’s liturgy will start again after the summer holiday on 1 September at 10 am Mass. If there are any adults who would like to be part of the children’s liturgy team please have a word with Maria Ford. 

VENERATION OF THE RELICS OF ST THERESA OF LISIEUX: The arrival of the relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux to Scotland is greatly anticipated, and we would like to extend an opportunity to everyone in St. Mary's to engage in the spiritual celebrations surrounding this important event. St. Thérèse, also known as the Little Flower, entered the Carmelite Monastery at the age of 15, but died at the young age of 27 in 1897. In her short life she inspired a spiritual revolution, and has helped many to understand God's love and grow closer to Him in prayer. The parish minibus will leave St. Mary's at 12.30pm on Sunday 8th September 2019, and we will spend 1 hour with the relics at St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh. We will join in prayer and veneration while at the Cathedral before returning to Bo'ness. If you would be interested in joining us for this special occasion, please add your name to the list in the church hall.

ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB: The new term has started and with it the Breakfast Club. The Club needs more adult volunteers so if you can spare an hour once a week (from 8am to 9am) then please add your name to the list in the hall. Thank you.

COLLECTIONS: The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £385.40 and the Second Collection for Father Henry’s work in Mexico raised £665.06. Very grateful thanks to all donors!

HEALTH AND SAFETY: The annual Fire Evacuation Practice will be take place at both Masses sometime over the next few weeks.

TEA AND COFFEE: Tea and coffee is available in the hall after 10am Mass next week – EVERYONE is welcome! The proceeds from the teas and coffees after 10 am Mass on 29th September will be donated to  MacMillan Cancer Support.