3rd Sunday of Lent 27th March 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 Way of the Cross 7.00 pm
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

WAY of the CROSS: Short version, after Mass every Friday throughout Lent.


Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £497.93 and the second collection, £132.82 Grateful thanks to all contributors.

Today: An Appeal will be made by a Holy Ghost Father on behalf of his Order

Next week: Special Collection for SCIAF and Papal & Episcopal Charities

This is now the period of Easter Duties:

The Church requires Catholics to go to Holy Communion at least once a year and, if necessary (ie in a state of Mortal Sin), to go to Confession.

· A Plenary Indulgence is available for those who devoutly make the Way of the Cross.

· A Lenten Alms basket is in the church and SCIAF ‘Wee Boxes’ are available in the Hall

In your charity, please remember; Gladys Docherty, James Docherty, , Michelle Orr, Gail Thomson and all the sick and housebound.

Agnes Dewar, Charles Hickman, John Murray, Mary Nawrocka, Joseph Ruth and Paddy Young, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Jessie Donaldson and Iain MacIntyre, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Annette Dunn
  • MONDAY: Paddy Young
  • WEDNESDAY: Calvin Purdie
  • THURSDAY: Annette Dunn (morning) Fr Boyd (evening)
  • FRIDAY: Annette Dunn
  • SATURDAY: Iain MacIntyre

Happy Anniversary St Mary’s!

The following press release appeared in the ‘ 50 Years Ago’ section of the Journal last week:

‘The first ever Roman Catholic church to be built in Bo’ness, St Mary’s of the Assumption, was officially blessed this week. Over 500 people attended the church’s first High Mass taken by Archbishop Gray’.

(from files of 24th March 1961)

New Website

Information on Catholic social teaching around important issues in politics is now available on a new website www.CatholicVotersGuide.org

Please visit the website to help you prepare for the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections on 5th May 2011.

Bo’ness Churches Together News

The following Holy Week timetable of Services has been arranged and a leaflet with further information will be available nearer the time:-

  • Monday, 18th April: St Catharine’s Church, 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 19th April: Carriden Church, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 20th April: St Mary’s Church, 7:30pm
  • Holy Thursday, 21st April: Richmond Park Hotel, 7:30pm
  • Good Friday, 22nd April: Salvation Army Citadel, 7:30pm
  • Holy Saturday, 23rd April: St Andrew’s Church. Time to be confirmed.

Easter Sunday, 24th April:

8.00 am…..Sunrise Service will be held in the ruins of Kinneil Church (behind Kinneil House). Afterwards, everyone is invited to the Old Kirk Parish Hall for a welcomed hot breakfast!

A Sunrise Service will also be held at Carriden Church, outside the old church ruins at 8.00 am, after which, everyone is invited to a hot breakfast.

6.30 pm…..Evening Service will take place in the Town Hall.

Everyone welcome to all these Services.

‘Growing Into Silence’ – Recommended Lenten Book

This year, the Cardinal’s Archdiocesan Recommended Lent Book is ‘Growing Into Silence following on from the highly successful BBC Programme ‘The Big Silence’, which generated a huge amount of interest around the country.

The book is a resource with various prayer exercises that can be used in the 6 weeks of Lent by individuals or groups. A guideline for group leaders is available for those who wish to lead a Reading Group.

Books are available at £5 per copy from yvonne.fleming@staned.org.uk