7th Sunday of Easter 16th May 2010

Services for the week

  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • THURSDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • FRIDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

ROSARY: The Rosary will be recited before Mass (9.40 am) on Saturday mornings for the remainder of May


Collections: The Offertory collection last weekend realised £465.68, and the second collection, £77.66 Thanks to all who contributed.

‘Wee Boxes’: The SCIAF Lenten Collection boxes raised £479.50 and the Lenten Alms basket, £22. Grateful thanks to all donors.

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

Thank you to Fr Boyd, who will be here again this weekend in Fr Forrest’s absence.

Fabric and Finance Committee will meet next Sunday (23rd May )at 6.00 pm

In your charity, please remember; Tom Blair, Roddy Chisholm, Thomas Gourlay, Marri McIntosh, George McCallum, Peter O’Connor, John Wright, and all the sick and housebound. Nicola Biagini and Jean Darrien, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Prayer Walk: The ‘Churches Together Group’ has organised a walk, which will take place on Saturday, 22nd May, leaving Craigmailen Church, Braehead, at 10.00 am. and finishing about noon. Everyone welcome! For further details, please phone Margaret on 01506 511 008.

Teas and Coffees in the Hall after Mass next Sunday. Why not come and join us….everyone is welcome – particularly new-comers to the Parish!

The Friends of Strathcarron Hospice – Bo’ness Branch – are going to have a Ceilidh in Kinneil Bowling Club on Friday 21st May.   Time: 7.30pm – 11.30pm.  Tickets are £10.00 and will include supper.    Please come along and bring your family and friends to support this worthy Charity.

Archdiocesan Singing Day: Saturday, 15th May in St David’s, Dalkeith. 10.00 for 10.30 start. Cost: Free – Bring packed lunch Enquiries and booking: Mrs Katherine Cameron. e-mail: Katherine.Cameron@forthinpraise.co.uk tel: 01324 612034

200 Club: The following numbers are still available:- 74, 139, 177, 182, 188, 190, 200 Will one of them be lucky for you?? Please see Julia Cameron for details.

Photo Archive

We are still building a photographic Parish Archive – so take a trip down Memory Lane, look through your old photo albums and bring us ANYTHING that relates to St Mary’s and its people…… In these hi-tech days, we just need to scan your photograph into the computer and can return it to you, unchanged within seconds! Please help us if you can – the more material we have, the more interesting and nostalgic the end result!!

Dates for your Diary –

· St Vincent de Paul 350th Anniversary Masses

West Lothian Group:- Wednesday, 26th May. 7.30 pm – Whitburn.

Edinburgh Diocese:- Saturday, 19th June. 2.00 pm – St Patrick’s

· Annual Plant Sale  Saturday, 29th May. 10.30 am till 4.00 pm  All proceeds will go to Strathcarron Hospice, in memory of parishioners and friends.

· First Holy Communion  Sunday, 6th June. 1.00 pm – All welcome!

· Book Sale Saturday, 12th June. Noon till 4.00 pm – Springtime is a good excuse to clean out cupboards….and bookcases! We would be grateful to accept any of your surplus books in good condition – just hand them in to the Pass Keepers.
Proceeds will go to the Children’s Liturgy and the Flower Fund.