Parish News

3rd Sunday of the Year - 26 January 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vigil Mass                              6.00 pm



       Vigil – People of the Parish;        Sunday – James Barrett;

            Monday – Hugh & Unity Mulraney; Friday – Anne Shaw;  

            Saturday - Private Intention.


       Confessions: After Saturday morning Mass and 5.30 – 5.55 pm

In your charity please remember:

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

Also, James Barrett, Ritchie Blair, Margaret Buchanan, Betty Hughes, Colleen Malarky, Sarah Marshall, Peter Maguire, Isabella McLaughlin, George Mitchell, Edward Ryan, George Scobie and Kate Tooey, whose anniversaries occur about this time; and Anne Shaw, who died recently


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The next meeting will take place in the Hall on Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm - all are welcome!


SVP NEWS - The S.V.P. wish to thank all those who generously donated to their funds over the Christmas period: Thank you!

The ‘Nairn Caravan’ This caravan belonged to the Aberdeen Diocese, and was offered our for holiday use (In the past, we have taken advantage of this generosity). However, the caravan has now reached the end of its useful life. It is simply too expensive to replace and sadly, therefore, the ‘Nairn Caravan’ is no more……  


PILGRIMAGE - This is just to remind you that we are still looking into the feasibility of a Parish Pilgrimage to Iona Abbey in August! The event will cost in the region of £350. This includes two night’s accommodation of bed, breakfast and dinner plus coach hire and entrance/guided tour of the Abbey. A Payment Plan can be arranged in the months prior to the Pilgrimage. If you’re interested /would like to know more, please either add your name to the list in the Hall or contact Callum on


COLLECTIONS - The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £400.99, and the Second Collection, £60.97; Grateful thanks to all donors.


200 CLUB – Renewal of membership of the 200 Club is now due. There are quite a few spaces vacant in the 200 Club; so, if you fancy an additional number or want to enrol for the first time please see Julie or one of the Pass Keepers. It’s only £13 for a whole year’s worth of chances!!


HEALTH AND SAFETY – with winter upon us here is a timely reminder to take care when entering and leaving the church. In particular:

If you use the steps then please use the handrails provided

If you are carrying anything then please use the slope provided

If you are at all unsteady on your feet then please use the slope

If you need any assistance – just ask



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

Telephone numbers in case of emergency:

St Michael’s, Linlithgow (Canon Kelly): 01506 842145; Christ the King/Sacred Heart, Grangemouth (Fr Francis Ututo): 01324 482 253; St. Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk (Fr Jamie Boyle, Fr John Peter Sippai Siluvappan and Rev. Kenneth Anyanyeya Atia): 01324 623 567; St. Alexander’s, Denny (Canon Boylan - Chaplain to Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Strathcarron Hospice): 01324 823 310