Fifth Sunday of the Year 9th February 2014

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 7.00 pm
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

Notices

Collections:  The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £451.93, and the Second Collection, £93.76 Grateful thanks to all contributors.

In your charity, please remember: Sadie Clelland, Jean Cummings, Nancy McCaffrey, Jane McCaffertry and all the sick and housebound. Greta Bryce, Maria Corvi, James Dickson, Mary Hickman, Catherine McAdam, Owen McAvoy, Danny McLaughlin and Patricia Moran, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: Catherine McAdam
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Colleen Malarky
  • WEDNESDAY: Catherine Sorley
  • THURSDAY: Chrissie McClusky (morning) Jeanie Cullen (evening)
  • FRIDAY: Jane Brogan
  • SATURDAY: Thanksgiving

Bo’ness World Day of Prayer Service.

Friday 7th March  in St Andrews Church Bo’ness at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

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 who travelled in Asian countries after World War II. The event 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. There will be a collection plate in the Church Hall for your contribution – be it a penny or a pound.  The collection will be taken to the world Day of Prayer Service on the 7th March in St Andrews Church and the collated collection of Bo’ness will be sent to the Scottish Treasurer: Mrs Anne Griffith – Baptist Church, Tullibody.

Thank you for contributing.
Maria Ford

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