Eighth Sunday of the Year. 2nd March 2014

Services for the week

  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am Mass 7.00 pm
  • ASH WEDNESDAY: Mass 10.00 am Mass & Way of the Cross 7.00pm
  • THURSDAY: Mass 10.00 am Mass 7.00 pm
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

Ash Wednesday is a day of Fasting and Abstinence and marks the beginning of Lent.

Ashes will be blessed and distributed at both Masses.

Easter Duty Time (reception of Holy Communion and, if necessary, Confession)begins today and lasts until after Easter.

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


Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £485.26, and the Special Collection for the Catholic Education Fund, £240.14. Grateful thanks to all contributors.

In your charity, please remember: Sadie Clelland, Jean Cummings, Nancy McCaffrey, and all the sick and housebound. Robert & Mary Clelland, Linda Kilgallon, Gordon McFarlane, Margaret McGuire and Helen Stirling, whose anniversaries occur about this time. Pat McGlynn and Michaela Waddell, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Colleen Malarky
  • TUESDAY: Michaela Waddell
  • WEDNESDAY (morning) : Jane Brogan (evening): Colleen Malarky
  • THURSDAY: Pat McGlynn
  • FRIDAY: Moira Sneddon
  • SATURDAY: Jeanie Cullen

Thank You;  To the SVDP for the donation of £400 for Church funds, and to the donor of £60 for flowers for the Church.

200 Club Winners:

  • 19.1.14: no.52 – S.Mulraney
  • 26.1.14: no.128 – J. Mitchell
  • 2.2.14: no. 38 – R. Mulholland
  • 9.2.14: no.25 – C.A.Boyle
  • 15.2.14: no.137 – D. Burns

Bo’ness World Day of Prayer Service: Friday 7th March, in St Andrews Church Bo’ness at 7:00pm All are welcome.

Mary’s Meals; This wonderful charity is again appealing for support….. Highlighted priority is the need for Rucksacks – plus contents (or contents to be added to rucksacks, such as jotters, pencils, rubbers etc)  Clothes – Shorts, Polo shirts, flip-flops.As well as general things such as towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste and games, such as Play Ball. Please hand your donations to the Pass Keepers.

Justice and Peace Lent retreat: “One body in Christ – Many the gifts”.

Saturday 15th March, 2014, Time: 11.30-6pm, ending with a Vigil Mass, at St Catherine’s Convent, Lauriston, Edinburgh.

A contextual bible study led by Br Stephen Smyth, General Secretary of ACTS.

Tea & coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. Cost: £15 (£10 unwaged).

Places MUST be booked at miriam.mchardy@staned.org.uk, or 0131 623 8922.

Lent Lecture Series

All at the Gillis Chapel at 7.00 pm, Fridays of Lent.

7.3.14: Freedom and Joy in the Gospel Dr Helen Costigane SHCJ

14.3.14: Proclaiming Gospel Joy Fr John Farrell OP

21.3.14: Whose Kingdom are we building? Canon John Mulligan

28.3.14: Resurrection and Mission in the Joy

of the Gospel. Fr James Harvey SJ

4.4.14: The Generosity of the Gospel Message Bishop John Arnold

11.4.14: Renewing our Gospel Joy Archbishop Leo Cushley

Taize Community

Saturday, 15th March, 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh

‘Prayer Around the Cross’ – Taize Brothers