2nd Sunday of Lent. 1st March 2015

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/Way of the Cross 7.00 pm
  • THURSDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am World Day of Prayer 7.30 pm
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

Notices

Easter Duty Time – reception of Holy Communion and, if necessary, Confession, lasts until after Easter.

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

A Lenten Alms Box is in the church; proceeds of which will go to charities of the Archbishop’s choice.

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £467.02 and the Second Collection, £105.88. Grateful thanks to all donors.

Many thanks to the Music & Movement Group, for a further donation of £25.

In your charity, please remember: Marion McCarthy, Agnes Shields, and all the sick and housebound. Andrew Cummings, Dick Dolan, Anne Henderson, Peter Malarky, Gordon McFarlane and Ian McGillivray, whose anniversaries occur about this time. Fr John McLaughlin [Kiltegan Father from Stirling], Helen McGarey and Tommy Keenan, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Tommy Keenan
  • MONDAY: Russell McAllister
  • WEDNESDAY: Anne Henderson
  • THURSDAY: Maggie Liddle
  • FRIDAY: Ian McGillivray
  • SATURDAY: Helen McGarey

World Day of Prayer, 2015 The World Day of Prayer Scottish Committee and Christian Women of The Bahamas, invite you to share in prayer and worship with people from all over the world. This year, the Bo’ness Prayer and Worship is being hosted here in St Mary’s, on Friday evening at 7:30pm. The theme chosen for 2015 is: Jesus said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?”Discover the warm welcome that awaits you and please join us after the Service for refreshments!

Fellowship of the Least Coin The idea for the Fellowship of the Least Coin emerged as a vision from God to Mrs. Shanti Solomon from India. In September 1956, Mrs Solomon was a member of the Pacific Mission Team of seven women from different nations, who travelled through Asian countries after World War II. The tour was organized by Dr. Margaret Shannon of the National Office of Presbyterian Women in the U.S.

When she was refused a visa to Korea, Shanti Solomon went to the Philippines to await the return of her colleagues. Whilst there, she reflected on the experiences of their travel throughout war-torn Asia and the national and economic barriers that kept women apart.  When the team returned, she suggested that prayer could transcend every national boundary.

She challenged the Christian women of Asia and 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 what her economic status. Every time a woman prayed, she was to set aside the "least coin" of her currency. (This was to encourage these women to demonstrate their unity, in Christian faith, regardless of their country or economic circumstances). Everyone accepted this as a way to express their solidarity with suffering humanity and with women of every nation.

You are invited to participate and contribute, with the Christian women of every continent, be it a penny or a pound! You will find a collection plate in the Church Hall for your contribution. The main collection will be taken at the Service on Friday evening and the collated collection from Bo’ness will be sent to the Scottish Treasurer, Mrs Anne Griffith – Baptist Church, Tullibody.

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