Sixth Sunday of Easter: 6th May 2018

Services for the week:

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



The Feast of the Ascension is a Holyday of Obligation.

Easter Duty Time (Reception of Holy Communion and – if necessary – Confession), lasts until Trinity Sunday (27thMay).

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £425.28, and the Second Collection, £115.18. Thank you to Matthew Mulholland for selling Home Baking last weekend! The proceeds will be donated to SCIAF.

Special Collection next weekend for the work of the Church in Communications.

Parish Youth Group: During the last few months, the Parish Pastoral Council has been considering the feasibility of establishing a Youth Group in the parish. We are delighted to tell you that there will be a trial session on Sunday 20th May from 6.30pm until 8pm in the Church Hall. The age-group targeted is middle-primary to lower-secondary school levels. We aim to provide a fun environment for children and young people to enjoy games and learn new skills whilst also learning about our faith. For further information/details, and for a consent form for your child, please contact Callum Timms or Richard Mulholland either at Mass, by calling or texting 07817 510 850, or by emailing

Exploring our Faith: Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Why not join us in the Church Hall on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm! This week we will continue to ‘unpick’ the Mass, looking at the Liturgy of the Eucharist in particular. Please feel free to come along to all or any of the sessions. Everyone is welcome!

Breakfast Club Volunteers: The Breakfast Club at St. Mary’s Primary School still needs more volunteers! If you can help or would like more information, please contact Michael Burnett by email at

Live-Stream Volunteers: Our live broadcasts of Sunday Mass continue to be very successful with around 20 people tuning in to watch each week. If you would be interested in supporting this work and getting involved with the operation of the system at Sunday Mass, please contact Callum Timms or Richard Mulholland either at Mass, by calling or texting 07817 510 850, or by emailing

Bo’ness Churches Together Events:

  • Floral Display: (Friday and Saturday, 11thand 12th May from 10.30am – 4.30pm)
    The overall theme is ‘The Year of the Young People’. (Helen Rintoul is creating St Mary’s display, entitled  ‘Love/The Family Tree’). The event takes place in the Salvation Army Hall. There is a small entrance charge. Refreshments /  home baking will be served.
  • Songs of Praise: (Sunday 13th May at 6.30 pm)
    This will take place in the Salvation Army Hall. The music has been chosen by all the Bo’ness churches.
  • Prayer Walk:  (Saturday 19th May at 10.00am)
    The Walk will assemble and return to Craigmailen Church. All welcome!

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Eileen Smullen and all the sick and housebound. Also, Amy Boyle, John Cain, Denis Johnstone and Johnnie Maguire, whose anniversaries occur about this time.