!st Sunday of Lent 26th February 2012

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 on Friday, throughout Lent.

Notices

Easter Duty Time started on Ash Wednesday and runs until after Easter. During this period, all Catholics must receive Holy Communion and, if necessary, go to Confession.

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

Collections: The Offertory collection realized £580.54, and the second collection, £108.76. Grateful thanks to all contributors.

Thank you! to the SVDP, for the donation of £200

In your charity, please remember: David Clelland, Rona Forrest, Michelle Orr and all the sick and housebound. James Barrett, Andrew Cummings, Annette Dunn, Gloria Dunn, Peter Malarky, Roseanne Temperley and Danuta Wojtasinska, whose anniversaries occur about this time. Pauline O’Keefe, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: Mary Cannon
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Annette Dunn
  • WEDNESDAY: Special Intention
  • THURSDAY: Peter Malarky (morning) James Barrett (evening)
  • FRIDAY: Tom Sneddon
  • SATURDAY: Special Intention

Fabric and Finance Committee will meet this evening at 6.00 pm

200 Club:

  • 5.2.12: no. 2 – Elma Brown
  • 12.2.12: no.112 – William McAllister
  • 19.2.12: no.138 – John Docherty 2
  • 6.2.12: no.198 – Eddie Tooey (Snr)

Please note that subscriptions for all who pay annually (£13) are now due. The following numbers are still vacant: 83, 120, 129,136, 153. See Julia Cameron for details.

World Day of Prayer 2012: ‘Let Justice Prevail’

The World Day of Prayer Scottish Committee and Christian women of Malaysia, invite you to share in prayer and worship with people from all over the world. This year, the Bo’ness prayer and worship will be hosted in the Apostolic Church, Stewart Avenue, on Friday 2nd March at 7. 00 pm. A warm welcome 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 at the service on the 2nd March and the total collection from Bo’ness, will be sent to the Scottish Treasurer, Mrs Anne Griffith (Baptist Church, Tullibody).

‘The Beginning Experience ‘ are holding a weekend for those who find themselves alone because of divorce, separation or bereavement. The event will take place from Friday, 23rd March – Sunday, 25th March. At St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth. For details, please contact Ros on 0131 669 0003 or e.mail: roz25@hotmail.co.uk

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