2nd Sunday of Lent 28th February 2010

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 & Way of the Cross 7 00 pm
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

Notices

Collections: The Offertory collection last weekend realized £525.60 and the Second Collection £114.59 Grateful thanks to all who donated.

Special Appeal today by a Sister of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

World Day of Prayer: This year, the Service will be held in Craigmailen Church, Braehead, on Friday evening (5th March) at 7. 30 pm. All welcome!……

This is Easter Duty time, which requires Catholics to receive Holy Communion and, if necessary, go to Confession.

· A Lenten Alms Basket will be in the church. Proceeds go to charities of the Cardinal’s choice.

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

In your charity, please remember: Gail French, Thomas Gourlay, George McCallum, Peter O’Connor and all the sick and housebound.

Peter Malarky and Ellen O’Kane, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Elizabeth Coombes who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: Special Intention
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Peter Malarky
  • WEDNESDAY: Betty Shankly
  • THURSDAY: John & Colin Wardrop (morning) Chrissie Campbell (evening)
  • FRIDAY: Elizabeth Coombes
  • SATURDAY: Bessie Darrien

Lenten Mass: There will be a special Lenten Mass, concelebrated by the Cardinal and priests of the Deanery, in St Alexander’s Denny, on Wednesday at 7.30 pm All welcome!

Teas and Coffees will be served in the Hall after Sunday Mass

The Pastoral Council will meet at 7.00pm on Sunday 14th March

Donation In the name of the Parish, the SVP has sent a donation of £500 to the Haiti Disaster Appeal.

World Day of Prayer: 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 5th of March and the collated collection of Bo’ness will be sent to the Scottish Treasurer: Mrs Helen Galloway, Kirkcaldy.

Message from the 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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