Third Sunday of Lent: 19th March 2017

Services for the week:

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


Children from St Mary’s Primary School will make their First Confessions on Thursday evening (23rd) at 7.00 pm

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

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

Proceeds of the Lenten Alms Box will go to charities of the Archbishop’s choice.

 Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £470.89 and the special collection for the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, £567.61. Grateful thanks to all donors.

Special Collection next week for Papal and Episcopal Charities – including SCIAF.

Bottle Bingo Reminder: This popular event will take place in the Hall on Friday, 31st March at 7.00 pm. Donations of prizes and home-baking / sandwiches would be gratefully received and welcomed!

Help needed! With spring approaching this is an appeal for volunteers to help with the maintenance of the church grounds. Two people willing to give 2 hours a week would make an enormous difference. If you can help please see William or Robert McAllister – or any member of the Finance and Fabric Committee.

SVP Caravans: These are available for parishioners who otherwise would not get a holiday. Dates available:

Pettycur Bay (Fife): 

  • Week commencing Saturday, 17th June.

Seton Sands (East Lothian): 

  • Week commencing Saturday, 24th June
  • Week commencing Saturday, 26th August

Either sign the sheet in the Hall or have a private word with an SVP member.

Linlithgow Clustering: St Michael’s has a very active Ladies Group and ladies from St Mary’s are welcome to attend. The Ladies Club meets on alternate Wednesdays at 7.45 pm, in the Queen Margaret Hall.

Programme for the next 3 meetings is as follows:

  • March 22nd: ​Talk on the Forth Road Bridge
  • April 5th​: Voluntary Teaching in Peru
  • April 19th: ​Inter-Church Evening Supper and Quiz

In your charity please remember in your prayers Bruno Corvi, Agnes Dickson, George Hamilton, John McCue, Angus McDonald, David Miller, Catherine Snedden and Joseph Tooey, whose anniversaries occur about this time, and Sadie Beveridge, who died recently.
Mass Intentions:

  • ​​VIGIL:​ People of the Parish​
  • SUNDAY: Margaret Murray
  • MONDAY: Agnes & Tommy Carlin
  • WEDNESDAY: George Hamilton & Catherine Snedden​​
  • THURSDAY: Deceased members of the Fairholm & Gourley Families
  • ​​FRIDAY: The Darrien Family​
  • SATURDAY: The Wardrop Family