2nd Sunday of Lent 4th March 2012

Services for the week

  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am Mass 6.00 pm
  • WEDNESDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • 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. A Plenary Indulgence is available for those who devoutly make the Way of the Cross


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.

Collections: The Offertory collection realized £626.58, and the second collection, £82.28. Grateful thanks to all contributors.

Appeal next weekend by Sister Eleanor Breen on behalf of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate.

Special Lenten Mass Wednesday 7th at 7.30 pm: Special Lenten Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Falkirk, concelebrated by the Cardinal and Priests of the Deanery. It is hoped there will be a good turnout from the various parishes.

In your charity, please remember: David Clelland, Rona Forrest, Michelle Orr and all the sick and housebound. Agnes Carlin, Robert & Mary Clelland, Linda Kilgallon and Margaret Maguire, whose anniversaries occur about this time. Winnie Riley, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: John & Colin Wardrop
  • TUESDAY: Pauline O’Keefe
  • WEDNESDAY: Winnie Riley
  • THURSDAY: Winnie Riley (morning) Holy Souls (evening)
  • FRIDAY: Agnes & Tommy Carlin
  • SATURDAY: Paddy Duffy

Spring Fete : Pupils and Staff of St Mungo’s High School are holding a Spring Fete on Saturday, 17th March from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm. Proceeds in aid of Project India and Duke of Edinburgh Group.

The Knights of St Columba – an Opportunity to Serve:

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is appealing to the laity to assist in the Mission of the Church by becoming more involved in the work of the parishes and communities. Membership of the Knights of St Columba provides the opportunity to respond to the Holy Father’s appeal. Installation of our Office Bearers will take place next Sunday at the 10.00 am Mass.

Update from Fr Joseph Sukpe:  In a recent e-mail Fr Sukpe writes:- “I send you greetings from Bimbilla. Hope you are doing well. I am forwarding to you a thank you letter, for circulating to all the SVP Conferences, who had a collection towards the purchase of a Pick-Up Truck for my work in Yendi Diocese.I am indeed grateful to you for your support in this fundraising. God bless you “  Fr. Joseph

‘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