12th Sunday of the year 18th August 2013

Services for the week

  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • THURSDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am Mass 7.00 pm
  • FRIDAY: (Birthday Mass!) Mass 7.00 pm
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm


Collections: The Offertory Collection last week realized £408.13, and the Second Collection, £86.13. Grateful thanks to all contributors. Special Collection today for the African Missions and the Holy Places.

Celebration! A Mass to celebrate the 80th birthday of Fr Forrest will be concelebrated by Bishop Robson, Fr Forrest, and Priests of the Deanery on Friday at 7.00 pm Family and friends will be in attendance, and an open invitation is extended to all Parishioners who wish to join in the celebration. A buffet will be provided after Mass. Please give your names to the Pass Keepers if you wish to attend.

Congratulations…and most grateful thanks to our dedicated and wonderful gardeners, who have once again won the Church Gardens competition. More volunteers to help them would be welcomed!

Larbert Hospital and Strathcarron Hospice: 01324 823 310 (Fr Boylan)


In your charity, please remember: Nicola Patrick and all the sick and housebound.James Clelland, Joseph Roth, Florence Rutherford and Peter Young, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Vrellia Corvi
  • TUESDAY: William, Ethel and Margaret Bell
  • THURSDAY: Sammy Martin
  • FRIDAY: Special Intention
  • SATURDAY: Rhoda McLeo

Mary’s Meals Backpack Appeal

As this is the time of year that most of our children are ‘kitted out’ with new schoolbags for the coming school term, we are appealing for donations of old backpacks and materials for Mary’s Meals Backpack Project.

The Backpack Project appeals to organisations and individuals to fill backpacks with basic educational materials to send to children receiving Mary’s Meals. Most of the children who benefit from Mary’s Meals and the Backpack Project have suffered war, poverty, famine, or natural disaster. Very often families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and copy books, or even suitable clothes for their children to wear to school, so the children miss out on school and an education.

A simple backpack with educational materials can often be a lifeline to these children: studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.

200 Club Winners:

  • 30.6.13: no.153 – D.Burns
  • 7.7.13: no. — – C.A. Joyce
  • 14.7.13: no. 162 – E. Ward
  • 21.7.13: no.146 – Margaret Torley
  • 28.7.13: no. 53 – V. Corvi
  • 4.8.13: no. 51 – B. Fairgrieves
  • 11.8.13: no. 13 – M. Scobie
  • 18.8.13: no. 141 – M. Black

The September draw for £200 will take place shortly – and there are still a few numbers available! One of them could be the lucky winner……….. Not a bad return for 25 pence! – Please see Julia Cameron for details.

Vatican 11 – 50 Years On:


Monday, 19th August at 7.00 pm in the Gillis Centre (100 Strathearn Rd,Edinburgh EH9 1BB)

If you would like to run a small group in the parish or at home, please register for this short training session in the Gillis Centre.

You will be given an orientation and material to deliver five parish sessions on the Second Vatican Council.

The small groups who meet, will have the opportunity to connect the teaching of Vatican II to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and YOUCAT.

This is ideal for Youth Leaders, Catechists, Readers and Minister of Holy Communion.

You can register by emailing jacqueline.heron@staned.org.uk or telephone 0131 623 8903.