Parish News

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2 October 2022

Sunday                    27th Sunday of the Year    Mass   10.00am

Monday                   Holy Communion Service             10.00am

Friday                      Our Lady of the Rosary     Mass, with the pupils of St Mary’s Primary School, for Mrs Boyle   10.00am

Saturday                  Holy Communion Service             10.00am

                                                                 Vigil Mass      6.00pm

Sunday                  28th Sunday of the Year    Mass     10.00am



The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £398.75 - grateful thanks to all donors.


Bo’ness Churches Together: The annual quiz night will be held at Craigmailen Church Hall on Friday 7th October at 7pm. Tickets are £3 and include refreshments. For tickets, enquire in the church hall after Mass.


Season of Creation The Season of Creation is on from 1 September to 4 October. This year’s theme is ‘Listening to the voice of creation.’ Find out more at Please consider reading Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si,’ on caring for our common home – it is freely available online by searching ‘Laudato Si.’


St Mary’s Primary School Breakfast Club – Resuming from 25th October The volunteer run breakfast club will start up again, providing a fun and healthy start to the day for all children at the school. We want to run the club daily from 8:15 – 8:55, as we did before, providing a balanced breakfast for the children before they have time to chat and play together in a happy, safe environment. We are looking for volunteers to give a small amount of time to help us ensure the club can run each day. Our volunteers make cereal and toast for the children and then tidy the kitchen after service. No one is left unsupported, and our volunteers get a lot out of being part of the club. If you would be interested in helping us, please contact Michael Burnett on 07982 999 785 or

Parish Pastoral Council: The first meeting of the PPC since the pandemic will take place today, at 11am. A very warm welcome is extended to everyone!

Day for Readers: The Word Made Flesh: Full of Grace and Truth: Do you read the Word of God at Mass? A Day for Readers takes place at The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, 11am – 3pm on Saturday 8 October. Registration from 10:30am. It is also for anyone who wants to come and reflect on the Gospel of St John. Fr Andrew Garden of St David’s in Dalkeith will be the main speaker and there will be practical sessions. The day concludes with Mass at 2:15pm. A light lunch and refreshments will be available. Register at

Romero Lecture 2022: The Life, Loss and Legacy of Romero
The inaugural Romero Lecture will take place at Sacred Heart Church on Friday 14 October. Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop William Nolan at 6pm, followed by the Romero Lecture by Fr Martin Maier SJ at 7pm, introduced by Archbishop Leo Cushley. More information at

All Souls’ Day
Archbishop Cushley will offer Holy Mass for the repose of all the faithful departed who have died in the Archdiocese in the last year, especially those buried at Mount Vernon Cemetery.  This will take place at 10am on Wednesday 2 November (All Souls' Day) in the Mount Vernon Cemetery Chapel.

Divine Renovation
Divine Renovation is a ministry that supports parishes and coaches priests in leadership and making evangelisation central to parish life. St Charles Borromeo Parish in Paisley, Union Street, invites you to join them on Saturday 29 October 2022, 10am - 5pmfor a day of talks, workshops, music and prayer, delicious lunch and refreshments. Open to clergy and lay people. Tickets £20. Register:

Marriage Guidance Counsellors

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland seeks to increase the availability of marriage counselling to support those married in the Catholic Church. It is looking for experienced marriage counsellors to get involved. CPD training provided. Please contact 07706 063936