Third Sunday of Advent 13th December 2015

Services for the week

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

Notices

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £495.83 and the Special Collection for ‘Mary’s Meals’, £692.52, making a total giving this week of a splendid £1,188.35 Grateful thanks to all donors. Thanks to the Music and Movement Group, for a further donation of £25.

Bo’ness Churches Together: The annual Christmas Toy Appeal has now started!New toys for children of all ages and small gifts for adults, are requested once again (in conjunction with the Store House ‘Food Bank’) These will be distributed to families in need, along with a hot meal on Christmas Day. PLEASE HELP if you can! No need for wrapping paper! This will be done after matching the gift with a suitable recipient. Please hand gifts in to either the Church or the Salvation Army.

In your charity, please remember: Neil Johnston, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound.  John McGarry and Patrick McCrae, whose anniversaries occur about this time. Marion McCarthy and Helen McRae, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Fr Daniel Boyd
  • MONDAY: John Sneddon
  • TUESDAY: Deceased of the Burns Family
  • WEDNESDAY: Helen McRae
  • THURSDAY: Mary Gordon
  • FRIDAY: Tom McLaughlin
  • SATURDAY: John Sneddon

The Children’s Liturgy Nativity Play ….will take place during morning Mass next Sunday (20th December). There will be a dress rehearsal on Saturday 19th December immediately after morning Mass. If your child wishes to take part, we can always make room for more Shepherds and Angels! Please contact Maria Ford (01506 510629) for further details.

Scout Post is again available this year!  Post Box will be placed in the Hall from this weekend until the final collection date of 20th December. Stamps still cost only 25p.

Please note that cards will be delivered in Bo’ness only, and please address them clearly.

Dates for your Diary…

Sunday 20th December 18.30. St Catharine’s Church. Carol Service … plus Mulled Wine and Mince Pies. All welcome!

The Rev. Albert Bogle, who will be leaving St Andrew’s Church at the end of the year, has extended a warm welcome to all the people of Bo’ness, to four Sunday evening services with refreshments afterwards. Every Sunday evening at 18.30, from the 8th until his final Service on 29th December.

Prayer Day – All welcome! . Soup and Sandwiches after prayers. Saturday 30th January 2016, 10.00 – Noon. St Catharine’s Church.  Theme this year is Women of the Bible.

SVP News

Our Christmas Lunch for Senior Citizens will be held on Friday, 18th December at Kinneil Bowling Club (meet at noon for 12.30). More details shortly.

Christmas Parcels for housebound Parishioners. If you know of anyone who would appreciate a Parcel – please contact us!

MEMORIAL BOOK ENTRY SLIPS

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Date of death………………………………………………..

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Date of death………………………………………………..

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