Pentecost Sunday 15th May 2016

Services for the week

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

Notices Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £500.78 and the Special Collection, for the Apostolate of Communications, £196.01 Grateful thanks to all donors.

SVP News: Two dates are currently available for Caravan Holidays at Port Seton, for Parishioners.The dates are:- 18th June and 30th July. To apply, please add your name to the list in the Hall.

St Margaret’s Summer Pilgrimage: The annual pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret of Scotland will take place on Sunday, 12th June, in Dunfermline. At 3.00 pm, a Grand Procession of St Margaret’s relics will make its way through the town, culminating with Mass, celebrated by the Archbishop, in St Margaret’s Memorial Church at 4.00pm.Please add your name to the list in the Hall, if you wish to travel by bus.

In your charity, please remember: Fr Carr, Cindy McDonald, Jimmy Moncur, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound.  Isobel Boardman, Mary Hardie, Catherine Maguire, William McCubbing, Frank McGowan, Bernard Rutherford,William Simmons, Danny Welsh and John White , whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Bo’ness Churches Together Fun Day: Saturday, 21st May from 1.00 – 4.00 pmVenue: Newtown Park. Admission: Adults – 50p (Children – free if accompanied by an adult). As a part of the celebration, each church will provide toys/games to play with. Our stall will be providing Gliders to assemble – and take home. We’ll also be selling Cake and Candy. Donations would be greatly appreciated – please deliver them to the Church Hall between 11.00 – 12.00 on Saturday morning. If you can spare an hour or so to ‘help out’ on the stall please let us know! If anyone has a Gazebo we could borrow for the event, we would be very grateful! If you can help, please contact William McAllister.

Parish Pastoral Council: The inaugural meeting of our re-convened Parish Pastoral Council (‘PPC’) was held on 20th April. The following Office Bearers were elected:- Chair…Maria Ford l Vice-Chair…Callum Timms l Secretary…Theresa McPhail. Our initial aims will be:- To focus on the Cluster meetings. Discuss what we, as a Parish, would like to see as the way forward, and discuss how this could be achieved. Organise at least one pilgrimage. The next PPC meeting will be held in the Hall on Tuesday 24th May from 7.30 – 8.30 pm  Everyone welcome! Guidelines for the Parish Pastoral Council can be found on the notice board in the Church Hall.

Cluster Meetings: The meeting for St Mary’s group will be held after Mass on Sunday 29th May. The next meeting of the full Cluster (Sacred Heart, Christ the King and St Mary’s), will be held on Friday 10th June. Details later.

SPREDSpecial Religious Development – is a spiritual programme, existing to nourish and nurture faith in children and adults with learning disabilities. Currently, there are 13 groups in the Archdiocese, with a maximum of 8 adult volunteers per group of 6 people with learning disabilities.  We hope to start a new children’s group in the SPRED Centre at 26 George Square Lane, Edinburgh, in September. We urgently need volunteers to come forward and undergo the necessary training.Training takes place in George Square Lane, usually on Saturdays, with sessions from 10.00 – Noon and 1.00 – 3.00 pm. However, this can be flexible and evening sessions may be possible. Eight 2-hour sessions are required, prior to joining a group (either the proposed new group or an established group in Edinburgh, Falkirk or Bannockburn, depending on location preferences). As a volunteer, you need no qualifications or experience – just a big heart and the willingness to share your life and faith experiences. If you think this is something that might interest you, please phone me, Emma Robertson, on 0770 7811 595 or e-mail Emma. robertson@staned.org.uk

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