8th Sunday of the Year 27th February 2011

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

Notices

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £443.78, and the Special Collection for the work of Catholic Education, £264.71. Grateful thanks to all contributors.

The Fabric and Finance Committee will meet on Sunday evening at 6.00pm in the Presbytery

In your charity, please remember; Bridie Allan, Isabel Boardman, David Clelland, Gladys Docherty, James Docherty, Annette Dunn, Thomas Gourley, Jane McCafferty, George McCallum, Michelle Orr and all the sick and housebound.

Andrew Cummings, John Hempstead, Peter Malarky and Rosie Temperley, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: John Hempstead
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Peter Malarky
  • WEDNESDAY: Nan Cummings
  • THURSDAY: Rosie Temperley (morning) May Cullen (evening)
  • FRIDAY: Annette Dunn
  • SATURDAY: John & Colin Wardrop

World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer Scottish Committee and Christian women of Chile, 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 in the Baptist Church, Boundary Street Bo’ness on Friday 4th March. The Service will commence at 7.30pm. The theme chosen for the World Day of Prayer 2011 is “How many loaves have you?” A 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 to the service on the 4th of March and the collated collection of Bo’ness will be sent to the Scottish Treasurer, Mrs Anne Griffith of the Baptist Church Tullibody.

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 Chile 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

SVP News….

The Christmas Party, postponed because of the bad weather, will be held on Friday evening, 29th April in the Hall. We considered moving it to January/February, but the weather then, is still unpredictable. Lent follows and so we decided that April 29th would be a good time and hopefully, everyone can come and ‘let their hair down’!

· This year’s Christmas Party is scheduled for Friday, 16th December (weather permitting!……)

· Caravan lets for 2011 are available to parishioners who otherwise, would not get a break. There is a list for names on the notice board. We have 4 lets available this year. Please remember that we sometimes have more requests than spaces available.

· The new SVP President for West Lothian will be local man William; the first parishioner to hold this post for a very long time!

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