Parish News

3rd Sunday of Advent 15 December 2019

Services for the Week


                      SUNDAY:                                            Mass                             10.00 am     

                      MONDAY:                                           Mass                             10.00 am                                  

                      TUESDAY:                          Communion Service                     10.00 am

                      WEDNESDAY:                 Communion Service                     10.00 am    

                       THURSDAY:                     Communion Service                   10.00 am

                       FRIDAY:                                             Mass                          10.00 am                     

                     SATURDAY:                                        Mass                            10.00 am                             V                                                                                        

                                                                         Vigil Mass                              6.00 pm


       Vigil – People of the parish;        Sunday –Nancy McCaffrey;

       Monday – Ignancy Nawroki;        Friday – Christmas Intention;

      Saturday: John McBeth.   


       Confessions: After Saturday morning Mass and 5.30 – 5.55 pm


 In your charity please remember:

Scott Allan, Mildred Herron, Annie Kennedy, Jean McCullough, and all the sick and the housebound.

Also Patrick McCrae, John McGarry and John McIntosh, whose anniversaries occur about this time.


SINGING SUNDAY - Join us to sing some hymns and carols old and new in preparation for Midnight Mass and the Christmas season - after Mass on SUNDAY DECEMBER 22ND.

PILGRIMAGE - We are currently investigating the possibility of a parish pilgrimage to Iona Abbey, which would include two night's accommodation on the Isle of Mull, in August 2020. The cost would be approximately £350, and if preferred a payment plan can be arranged in the months prior to the pilgrimage. The cost includes accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, the hire of a coach, and both entrance to and a guided tour of Iona Abbey. If you would be interested in going, please add your name to the list in the church hall, or email Callum on

OUR MEMORIAL CHRISTMAS TREE - Please feel free to take a memorial tag to write a personal message of remembrance and place it on our memorial Christmas tree. The messages will be displayed on our tree during December.

COLLECTIONS - The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £434.62, and the Second Collection, £89.22.  Grateful thanks to all donors.

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH WITH THE SALVATION ARMY - Anyone who will be alone on Christmas Day is invited to attend at the Salvation Army Hall. The Service begins at 10:30am. Meal begins at Noon and finishes at 4:00pm. Transport is included if required. Please leave your name in the hall if you wish to attend.

SCOUT POST – A post box and stamps for the Scout Post will be in the Church Hall during December. Cards will be delivered in the Bo’ness area. Stamps cost 30p each. This is less than half the price of a second class stamp.  The last collection from the hall will be Sunday 16 December.

MASS FOR THE HOLY INNOCENTS - The Archdiocesan Pro-Life Office is hosting a Mass for the Holy Innocents on Saturday 28th December at 12 noon in St. Margaret's Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB.

SVP NEWS - Christmas Lunch will be held this Friday 20th, 12 for 12.30pm, at Fison’s, Linlithgow Road (please note the change of venue). Just a reminder that the event is for church members. If you wish to bring a friend, carer etc you are most welcome to do so, but we need to know the numbers for catering, and we respectfully expect a donation for outsiders.


Tea and Coffee will be served after Mass next Sunday …. Hope you can join us!!