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
- WAY of the CROSS: Shortened version after the Communion Service on Friday
Collections: The Offertory collection last weekend Communion Service realized £450.00, and the second collection, £106.72 Thanks to all who contributed.
Welcome back to Fr Boyd, who is with us this weekend, as Fr Forrest is away on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Pastoral Council will meet this evening at 6.00 pm in the Hall. (Please note this change in the usual time)
In your charity, please remember; Bridie Allan, Tom Blair, Kathleen Dalyell, Thomas Gourley, Tommy McAllister, Marri McIntosh, George McCallum, and all the sick and housebound.
Care For Older People:
A new phone line and website for people seeking information about community care for older people has been launched. Care Information Scotland – developed by the Scottish Government – provides information on all aspects of care including how to get care, how to pay for care and how to get help with caring for somebody. It can also give details on the services and support available locally. NHS health information advisors manage calls via the phone number 08456 001 001
The service will be available from 10.00 am – 8.00 pm Monday to Friday.
10.00 am – 4.00 pm on Saturday. Calls are charged at local rate.
More information at www.careinfoscotland.co.uk
Police Warning: Police in Central Scotland have warned householders to be on their guard against thieves who try and gain access to homes using distraction techniques, such as asking for a drink of water. The warning follows three thefts in the Falkirk area where items and cash were taken after a thief conned his way inside. The police spokesman warned that elderly and vulnerable people were particularly at risk: "Criminals will target those who they think are the most vulnerable, in order to steal. No matter how plausible the person may appear, the message is simple – treat strangers with caution. If you are still unsure contact the police immediately."
Remember the advice for staying safe while answering the door to unexpected callers:
· Lock the door – especially if you are upstairs or outside – this gives you control over who enters your house.
· Stop before you open the door and think about whether you are expecting anyone.
· Use a chain or door bar. These allow you to only open the door a little to see who is outside.
· Check the caller’s identification before letting anyone in. Use the phone number in the phone book, not on an identity card.
The Parish Photographic Archive is building up nicely – but we’re still looking for more! Please bring us any photographs that relate 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!!