Third Sunday of Advent: 17th December 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



Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £463.89 and the special collection for Mary’s Meals, £578.45, making a total donation this week of £1,042.34! Very grateful thanks to all donors!

Memorial Christmas Tree: Memorial tags are to be found next to the Christmas Tree. Please take a tag, write a personal message of remembrance on it and place it on the Tree. The messages will be displayed throughout the Christmas period.

Christmas Services:

  • CHRISTMAS DAY: MASS AT MIDNIGHT; 8.30 am; 10.00 am

Christmas Parcels for housebound Parishioners are being provided by the SVP, so please let them know of anyone who is housebound!

Can You Help Store House to supply Christmas Dinners? The Salvation Army (organisers), are asking for help from the various Churches in the town, to assist in providing Christmas Dinners for those in need. Each Church has been designated a specific area. St Mary’s has a nice, easy one this year – desserts: Cranberry Sauce; Cream; Jelly; Custard; Rice… Additionally, any donations of cash or new toys would be greatly appreciated! The pick-up date (from Church), is today (Sunday, 16th).

More Help Needed! Our winter nights are unbelievably cold -specially if you have to spend them outdoors or dossing on somebody’s floor! This appeal is for sleeping bags for the homeless. If you have any unwanted spare, clean or new sleeping bags, please let us know. We can find them a Good Home!

Scout Post: The Scouts’ Post Box will be available in the hall until this weekend. Cards will be delivered in the Bo’ness area. Price is still 30p

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, Margaret Clelland, John Macbeth, Margaret Thomson, James Valance and Jimmy White, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions:

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Angus McDonald
  • THURS: Jim Valance
  • FRIDAY: John Macbeth