The Feast of Corpus Christi 14th June 2009

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 Mass 7.00 pm
  • THURSDAY: Mass 10.00 am Mass and Novena 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
  • Shortened Way of the Cross: Friday, after Mass


Collections: The Offertory collection last weekend realized £414.43 and the special collection, £198.08 Grateful thanks to all contributors

St Mungo’s High School will be showing “High School Musical” in the evenings of 22nd to 25th June. Tickets cost £6.00 and are available from the school.

In your charity, please remember; Mgr. Brennan, Fr John McAllister, Patsy Cadden, Veronica Forrest, David Hogg, George McCallum and all the sick and housebound.

Nicolo Biagini, James Darrien, Frank Maguire and John McAllister, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Betty Rose, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: John McAllister SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Nicolo Biagini WEDNESDAY: John McAllister
  • THURSDAY: James Darrien [morning]; Betty Rose [evening]
  • FRIDAY: Frank Maguire SATURDAY: Mary Elder

200 Club:

Recent winners: 25.05.09: no.138 – Mr John Docherty; 31.05.09: Mrs Winnie Brown

07.06.09: Mrs Bark

The following numbers are available:-

42. 47. 68. 73. 78. 81. 84. 87. 109. 110. 125. 126. 135. 139. 164. 170. 200.

Please see Julia Cameron for details.

During the year, there are 48 weekly draws of £10 and 4 bumper draws of £200 each.

Cost for the year is £13, which amounts to only 25p a week.

St Vincent de Paul Caravans:

SVP Scotland has a caravan at Nairn Caravan Park, with spaces are available (in weekly lets)

right up to the end of September.

These dates have been circulated to all SVP groups in Scotland on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Please contact the SVP for further details – you would probably have to organise your own transport.

Bar Facilities in the Church Hall:

The Social Club committee has decided that, due to the financial implications of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, the bar will cease trading on 31st August 2009.

The Law, which takes effect on 1st September 2009, requires that, in addition to a Premises Licence, bar staff must have a Personal Licence. An operational plan must also be submitted, giving details of the bar layout and operating hours etc.

Falkirk Council Licensing Board strongly advises that “we seek legal advice on the most appropriate method of application for our club”

Taking into account the £200 cost of the annual application, staff training costs for personal licences and legal fees, we cannot justify the expense of providing a facility which is used infrequently.

Chienne & Tait, Chartered Accountants, who carried out a parish audit in April 2008, also expressed concerns about the effect of bar facilities on the charitable status of the Archdiocese.

Discussions with Falkirk Council are ongoing about the limited use of outside bars and occasional licences for church functions.