1st Sunday of Advent 27th November 2011

Services for the week

  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY (St Andrew’s Feast) Communion Service 10.00 am Mass 7.00 pm
  • THURSDAY Mass 10.00 am Mass & Novena 7.00 pm
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY : Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm


Collections: The Offertory collection last weekend realized £423.61, and the special collection for the Pastoral Formation Fund, £209. 26. Grateful thanks to all contributors.

St Andrew’s Day Mass will be celebrated with pupils from our Primary School, guests from the Churches in Bo’ness and members of the Community. 

In your charity, please remember: David Clelland, Michelle Orr and all the sick and housebound. Monsignor Brennan, Tommy Carlin, Peter Croxford, Elizabeth Hamilton, Margaret Murray and Isabel Savage, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Dom McCann and Ian James Scott Russell, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: Mgr. Brennan
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Frances Wilson
  • WEDNESDAY: Agnes & Tommy Carlin
  • THURSDAY: Nellie Maguire (morning) Anne Hancock (evening)
  • FRIDAY: Michael McAvoy
  • SATURDAY: Bishop Rafferty

Music and Movement Group

Thanks to their recent raffle, Colleen Malarky’s group raised £100, which has now been forwarded to CHAS……. Grateful thanks to everyone who helped and contributed to this success.

Volunteer Driver

We are appealing for a driver to join the 5/6 weeks rota to pick up Mrs Coward (from her home in Blackness), for Sunday Mass, and take her home afterwards.

Teas and Coffees next Sunday – instead of today, as the Hall is being used to celebrate a family Christening

SVP Christmas Treat for senior parishioners…..

The Christmas Dinner will take place in the Church Hall on Friday 16 December at 6.30 pm (meet at 6.00 pm) If you wish to join us, please add your name to the list in the Hall and also, please indicate your choice of menu.

Christmas Toy Appeal: The Salvation Army is still 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!

200 Club:The Christmas draw for £200 will take place shortly – and the good news is that there are still a few spare numbers! One of them could be the lucky number……….. Not a bad return for 25 pence! – Please see Julia Cameron for details.

Dates for Your Diary:

Advent Praise
Next Sunday, (4th December) in Craigmailen Church at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome!
Salvation Army Carol Service
Wednesday, 7th December in the Town Hall at 7.00pm. All welcome
Salvation Army Shop
The Salvation Army shop in South Street will now open in January, not December, as was previously announced.