5th Sunday of Lent 17th March 2013

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 Way of the Cross and
  • First Confessions 7.00 pm
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

CONFESSIONS: Saturday, after morning Mass and from 5.30 – 5.55pm

Short version of the Way of the Cross, after morning Mass on Fridays, throughout Lent.


Easter Duty time – Holy Communion and, if necessary, Confession – began on Ash Wednesday and ends on Trinity Sunday.

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

· SCIAF’s ‘Wee Boxes’ are available in the Hall.

· A Lenten Alms Box is in the church during Lent.

Collections: The Offertory collection realized £488.84, and the special collection for Papal and Episcopal Charities, £381.35. Many thanks to all contributors.

In your charity, please remember: All the sick and the housebound. Bruno Corvi, Agnes Dickson, George Hamilton, Charles Hickman, John McCue, Angus McDonald, Joseph McIntosh, David Miller, Jessie Rintoul and Catherine Snedden, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: Jane Brogan
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Agnes & Tommy Carlin
  • WEDNESDAY: Nan Wardrop
  • THURSDAY: Jessie Rintoul
  • FRIDAY:Maria Capaldi
  • SATURDAY: Catherine Snedden & George Hamilton

First Confessions

Children from St Mary’s Primary School will make their First Confessions after the Way of the Cross on Thursday evening.

Holy Week Services in Bo’ness:-

  • Monday 25th March, 7.30 pm – St Catharine’s Church
  • Tuesday 26th March, 7.30pm  – St Andrew’s Parish Church
  • Wednesday 27th March, 7.30pm  – St Mary’s Church 
  • Thursday 28th March, 7.30pm  – Craigmailen Church
  • Friday 29th March, 7.30pm  – Old Kirk Parish Church
  • Saturday 30th March, 7.00pm  -  Carriden Parish Church
  • Salvation Army  Citadel – open every day from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, throughout Holy Week. Breakfast will be served at 9.00am daily.

Footsteps to the Cross, day 10.00 am – 4.00 pm daily

Meditation time, 2.00 -3.00 pm daily

Service by the sea of the Firth of Forth, Wednesday 27th March, 10.00am – Noon.

Film Show – The Passion of Christ, Saturday 30th March, 6.00 pm

Offering of the week;  All proceeds will be given to the Store House, who are also appealing for donations of foodstuff.

SVP Caravans Available dates are May 18, July13 and August 24. If you’re interested, please add your name to the list in the Hall……and please remember that the lets are for parishioners only.

Prize Bingo and Tombola in aid of the Champion’s Arch, will be held in the Kinneil Bowling Club, on Wednesday, 20th March at 7.30 pm. Admission – £2.00 (Bring your own cup!)