28th Sunday of the Year: 15th October 2017

Services for the week:

  • ​SUNDAY:​​​ Mass​​​ at 10.00 am
  • MONDAY:​​​ Mass​​ at ​10.00 am
  • TUESDAY:​​​ Mass​​​ at 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY:​ Communion Service​​ at 10.00 am​​​; Mass 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 – 5.55 pm


The annual fire evacuation exercise will take place during both Masses sometime within the next few weeks.

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £448.06 and the second collection, £85.05. Grateful thanks to all donors.

Special Collection next week, for the Propagation of the Faith (Foreign Missions).

Dates for your Diary:

  • This Evening (Sunday): A Torchlight Procession will take place at CARFIN, starting at 7.00 pm.
  • 28th October: St Catharine’s Church, Bo’ness (10.00 am – Noon): Prayer Day. Theme – ‘Parables of the Bible’. (St Mary’s is reflecting on the Parable of the Good Samaritan). All are welcome to participate and afterwards, adjourn to the Hall for soup and sandwiches, tea/coffee.
  • 30th November: St Mary’s “St Andrew’s Night”…. Family Event for all-comers in the Church Hall – More details later. 
  • 15th December: The SVP Christmas Lunch in the Church Hall Details and Menu, later.

A volunteer-run ‘Breakfast Club’ started at the beginning of the Autumn Term, in St Mary’s Primary School. The aim is to ensure that every child has breakfast each school day, thereby helping them to achieve their potential, whilst creating a sociable environment where the children interact. For further details and to volunteer with the Breakfast items, please contact Michael Burnett on 07982 999 785 or by email to: mburnett@blueyonder.co.uk

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, John Clelland, Andrew Johnston, Rose McCue, Jack MacPhee, Jessie Martin , Peggy Robertson, Lawrence Smullen, Margaret Tooey and Susan Wines, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions:

  • VIGIL: ​Catherine McKenna​​
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Paddy Rafferty​​​​
  • WEDNESDAY: Special Intention
  • THURSDAY: Jean Neilson​​​​
  • FRIDAY: Len Hancock
  • SATURDAY: Jeannie McAvoy