27th Sunday of the year 2nd October 2011

Services for the week

  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Funeral Mass (Mrs Patricia Cadden) 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 : Communion Service 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

ROSARY after Saturday morning Mass throughout October

RECEPTION into church of Mrs Patricia Cadden at 4.00 pm today.


Collections: The Offertory collection last weekend realized £493.13, and the second collection for the Fr. Sukpe Pick-up Truck Appeal (S.V.P.), £351.00. Grateful thanks to all contributors.

Welcome back to Fr Boyd, who will be looking after our spiritual needs for the next two weekends.

Teas and Coffees will be served in the Hall after Sunday Mass today. Please come and join us….everyone is welcome – particularly new-comers to the Parish!

Baptisms: We are happy to announce that Xavier Gerald, (son of Pamela Henderson), was baptised at St Mary’s on 25th September. Congratulations and may God bless the family.

In your charity, please remember: David Clelland, Michelle Orr, and all the sick and housebound. James Hamilton, Jeanie McAvoy, Angeline McKenna, Minnie Mulholland, Scott Ramanes and Mary Savage, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Patricia Cadden and John Cain who died recently

S.V.P.News: This week, we will use our boxes to collect money for the Fr. Sukpe is spending a year as assistant priest at St John’s, Broxburn. His home parish in Ghana – a very deprived part of the world – is desperately in need of a pick-up truck. Please be generous in your support of this very worthy cause.

Date for your Diary: Bo’ness ‘Churches Together’ Prayer Day
The next Prayer Day will take place on Saturday, 22nd October in St Catharine’s Church, Cadzow Avenue from 10.00 am to12 noon. The Day’s theme will be based on readings from Ephesians, Chapter 6. We will be sharing verse 15:- "let the shoes on your feet be the gospel of peace, to give you firm footing", with St Andrew’s. This is the first year St Mary’s will be participating, so we hope for a good representation from the parish.

Christmas Toy Appeal:

The Salvation Army is urgently appealing for new children’s toys/games, to distribute among needy and vulnerable families in the area, at Christmas time. If you can contribute, please either hand your donations directly into the Salvation Army, or leave them with one of our Pass Keepers and we will forward them.  Please help if you can!

Children’s Liturgy …..All children between the ages of 3 and 12 are invited to attend – and very young children are welcome to sit at the back of the Hall with accompanied adults. We have a number of religious books that are suitable for young people – and would be grateful of any relevant donations of unwanted books, games or jigsaws in good condition. Finally- and very urgently – more Leaders are required. Full training will be given. If you can help us with this, please contact Maria Ford.

Please note: The latest rotas for Readers and Counters etc are now posted in the Hall