30th Sunday of the Year: 29th October 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 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 Sunday Masses, sometime within the next few weeks.

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £496.10 and the Special Collection, for the Propagation of the Faith (Foreign Missions), £423.09, making a grand total of £919. 19. Most grateful thanks for such generosity.

SVP News:

  • Christmas Lunch will be held on Friday, 15 December in the usual venue, Kinneil Bowling Club.
  • Christmas Parcels for housebound Parishioners. Please let us know of anyone who is housebound.
  • Overseas Aid Fund. £300 has been sent to help with overseas disasters.

Dates for your Diary:

  • 30th November: St Mary’s “St Andrew’s Night” (Family Event for all-comers; in the Church Hall).
  • St Michael’s (Linlithgow) Ladies’ Club meets every two weeks on Wednesdays, for a social evening which also includes presentations on various topics of interest. Ladies from St. Mary’s are cordially invited and will be welcomed to join us. Talks for the next two sessions are:
    • 8th November: Podiatry
    • 22nd November: Breadshare – Community Bakery

R.C.I.A: Weekly faith formation sessions resumed last Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Hall. We are continuing with the theme of prayer, reflecting on different methods of prayer and considering examples of prayer from figures in the Bible. All are very welcome.

DOCAT: In 2015 Pope Francis, speaking directly to young people, gave an inspirational call for us to change our world by becoming active, living examples of Catholic Social Teaching to the world today.  He spoke of a million young Christians or, even better, a whole generation, who are for their contemporaries “walking, talking, social doctrine”. To enable us to achieve this, he gave us an instruction manual – a book, and smartphone app, called “DOCAT.” DOCAT groups are being set up around the world as young people come together to respond to Pope Francis’ Call.  Through educating ourselves, and deepening our understanding of the issues, we are aiming to explore ways of becoming active, living examples of Catholic Social Teaching to our world today. DOCAT Falkirk will meet on the second Sunday of every month in St Francis Xavier’s Church Hall, from 8 – 9.30pm.  All young adults, (from 18-30 years old), from across the St Mungo’s cluster are welcomed to attend! Please come along and bring a friend! We look forward to welcoming you at our launch on Sunday November 12 th at 8pm. For further information, contact Callum on 07817 510 850 or by emailing callum.timms@rcboness.org

200 Club Winners:

  • 10.9.17: no. 112 – William McAllister
  • 17.9.17: no. 17 – E. Clover
  • 24.9.17: no. 13 – M. Scobie
    1.10.17: no187 – William Temperley
  • 8.10.17: no. 37 – Agnes Kennedy
  • 15.10.17: no. 156 – B.Corvi
  • 22.10.17: no.80 – C.Sugden

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Larry Barrett, William Dunn, Ewan Hamilton, Helen Hamilton, Peter Hempstead, John Maguire and Edith McDonald, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions:

  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish