33rd Sunday of the Year: 13th November 2016

Services for the week:

  • SUNDAY: Mass at 10.00am
  • MONDAY: Mass at 10.00am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service at 10.00am
  • WEDNESDAY: Communion Service at 10.00am, and Mass at 7.00pm
  • THURSDAY: Mass at 10.00am
  • FRIDAY: Mass at 10.00am
  • SATURDAY: Mass at 10.00am, and Vigil Mass at 6.00pm
  • CONFESSIONS: Saturday after morning Mass and from 5.30 – 5.55pm



CollectionsThe Offertory Collection last weekend realized £402.15 and the Special Collection for the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child, £301.06. Grateful thanks to all donors. Many thanks for a further anonymous donation of £1000, for the church and donations for the upkeep of the minibus and the SVP.

Clustering with LinlithgowFollowing the result of the recent clustering ballot, Fr Paul Kelly has invited St Mary’s parishioners to an informal joint Parish Meeting, to discuss, over a glass of wine (or cup of tea!), possible areas for collaboration. The Meeting will take place at 7.00 pm on Thursday, 24th November. All parishioners are cordially invited and encouraged to attend.

SVP Christmas Lunch: The Christmas Lunch will be held on Friday 16th December (12 noon for 12.30pm) at Kinneil Bowling Club. We will be collecting menu requests shortly.

Scout  Post is again available this year! A Post Box and Stamps will be placed in the Hall from the weekend of 26th& 27th November until the final collection date of11th December. Stamps cost only 30p. Please note that cards will be delivered in Bo’ness only, and please address them clearly.

Retreat: As part of the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) a parish retreat has been organised. The retreat will take place in our Church Hall on Saturday 19th November, beginning at 3.30pm and concluding with the Vigil Mass. The focus for the afternoon is prayer, and there will be opportunities to engage in a variety of forms of prayer, including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction. All are very welcome.

RCIA: The weekly sessions for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are continuing every Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. All are very welcome to attend as we explore our faith and support those preparing to become Catholic.

Parish Pastoral Council: The next meeting of the PPC will be on Thursday evening, the 17th of November, at 7.00pm in the Church Hall.

200 Club Winners:

  • 23.6.9 16: no.18 – Helen Rintoul
  • 28.9.16: no.163 – Jean McCullough
  • 2.10.16: no.97 – J. Simmons
  • 9.10.16: no. 21 – C. Clelland
  • 16.10.16: no.24 – Mary Rockland
  • 21.10.16: J. Hannah
  • 28.10.16: no.88 – Richard Mulholland

In your charity, please remember in your prayersFr Carr, Cindy McDonald, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, John Allison, Andrew Dickson, Selena Kuzstyn, Frances Maguire, Grace McAllister, Hugh  McGeachan and Sandy Romanes, whose anniversaries occur about this time, and Helen Mitchell who died recently.

Mass intentions:

  • VIGIL:People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY:  Helen Mitchell