1st March 2009

1st SUNDAY of LENT

Services for the week

SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am

MONDAY Communion Service 10.00 am

TUESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am Mass 7.00 pm

WEDNESDAY: Mass 10.00 am

THURSDAY: Mass 10.00 am Way of the Cross & Mass 7.00 pm

FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am

SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass, 6.00 pm

CONFESSIONS: Saturday, after morning Mass and from 5.30 – 5 55 pm.

Notices

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £552.79 and the Second Collection, £125.67 Grateful thanks to all who contributed.

Easter Duty Time lasts until after Easter. Catholics are required to receive Holy Communion and, if necessary, go to Confession during this period.

Lenten Alms Box will be in the church throughout Lent. Proceeds will go to charities of the Cardinal’s choice. SCIAF Lenten Boxes are available in the Hall.

A Plenary Indulgence may be gained by those who devoutly make the Way of the Cross.

A Penitential Service will take place on Wednesday at 7.00 pm, during which our children will make their First Confessions. All welcome!

Reminder: The Fabric & Finance Committee will meet in the Hall this evening at 6.00 pm

Tea & Coffee will be served in the Hall after Mass today…….. Please join us!

Fr Forrest will celebrate his Golden Jubilee on 14th March

In your charity, please remember

Mgr. Brennan, Mary Allison (McAllister), Danny Burns, Patsy Cadden, Mary Elder, Veronica Forrest, David Hogg, George McCallum, Gordon McFarlane and all the sick and housebound.

John Hempstead, whose anniversary occurs about this time.

Helen Ward-Birkby and Mary Therese McLaughlin , who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Helen Ward-Birkby
  • TUESDAY: Betty Shankly
  • WEDNESDAY: John & Colin Wardrop
  • THURSDAY [morning]: Mary Therese McLaughlin THURSDAY [evening]: Maria Corvi
  • FRIDAY: Slava Tomasevic SATURDAY: Myra Cullen

World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer Scottish Committee and Christian women of Papua Guinea, invite you to share in prayer and worship with people from all over the world.

This year the Bo’ness prayer and worship, is being hosted by The Salvation Army, Corbiehall, Bo’ness on Friday 6th of March. The Service will commence at 7:30pm.

The theme chosen for the World Day of prayer 2009, “In Christ There Are Many Members, Yet One Body”. Discover the warm welcome that awaits you

Fellowship of the Least Coin.

The idea for the Fellowship of the Least Coin emerged as a vision from God to Mrs. Shanti Solomon of India. In September 1956, she was part of the Pacific Mission Team of seven women from different countries that travelled in Asian countries after World War II. It was organized by Dr. Margaret Shannon of the National Office of Presbyterian women in the U.S.

When Shanti Solomon was refused a visa to Korea in the middle of the trip, she went to the Philippines to wait. While there, she reflected on the experiences of their travel in the war-torn countries of Asia and the national and economic barriers that kept women apart. 

Upon the return of the team, she suggested that prayer could transcend every national boundary. She challenged the Christian women of Asia and of the Presbyterian Church of the U.S. to launch a project of Christian prayer and positive action in which every woman could participate, no matter her economic position.

Every time a woman prayed she was to set aside a "least coin" of her currency. It was an encouragement to the women of the team to demonstrate their unity, in Christian faith, regardless of their country or economic circumstances. They all accepted it as a way to express their solidarity with suffering humanity and with women of every nation.

You are invited to participate with the Christian women of every continent, be it a penny to a pound. There will be a collection plate in the Church hall to place your contribution. The collection will be taken down to the service on the 6th of March and the collated collection of Bo’ness will be sent to the Scottish Treasurer: Mrs Helen Galloway, Kirkcaldy.

Message from International Executive Secretary.

On behalf of the ICFLC and all the women children and communities who feel the love of God through the prayers and Least Coins this year. I thank you and all the FLC women of Scotland from the bottom of my heart.

It is through faithful, hopeful and loving women that we can make a difference in our world. We are specially reaching out to the people of Burma through prayers and the FLC emergency fund.

I pray that the women of Scotland will feel their lives being spiritually blessed by thoughts of God’s love flowing through them.

With love and prayers.

Corazon Tabing-Reyes

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St. Vincent de Paul Caravan Holidays:

The following dates are available for Parishioners who, otherwise, not be able to get a break

Port Seton…………………………….May 9th and August 15th

Pettycur Bay…………………………..September 5th

Please add your name to the list on the Board, if you’d like more information.

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