2nd Sunday of Lent: 17th March 2019

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; Stations and Communion Service at 7.00 pm
  • THURSDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am
  • FRIDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass at 10.00 am; Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm
  • Confessions: After Saturday morning Mass and 5.30 – 5.55 pm

Mass Intentions:

  • Vigil – People of the parish;
  • Sunday Jessie Rintoul;
  • Monday Frances Dunlop;
  • Friday – Agnes and Tommy Carlin;
  • Saturday – Catherine Snedden and George Hamilton

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Aoife Glen, Jean McCulloch, Eileen Smullen and all the sick and housebound. Also, Cardinal O’Brien; Canon Gerard Hanlon;   Canon Joe Portelli; Agnes Carlin; Bruno Corvi; Agnes Dickson; George Hamilton; David Miller; Jessie Rintoul; Catherine Snedden: John Owen Spiers; George Stewart; Joseph Tooey and Laurence Tooey whose anniversaries occur around this time.

Congratulations to Father Forrest on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood on 14 March 2019. Fantastic!!

LENT: On Wednesdays at 7pm throughout Lent there will Stations of the Cross and a Holy Communion Service.

 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: There will be a St Patrick’s Night Out at St Francis Xavier, Falkirk on 20th March. The cost is £12 to include a two course meal – bring your own refreshments! Anyone who wants to go please let Julia Cameron know as soon as possible.

The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) will take place on 20 March at 7.30pm in the hall. All are welcome.

 A Bottle Bingo Evening will be held on Friday 29 March at 7pm in the church hall. Tickets are still available and donations of prizes would be very much appreciated.

SVP NEWS: Caravan Holidays for 2019 (of one week’s duration), Port Seton, West Lothian. Available for church members – Saturday May 25thand Saturday August 17th. We also have a slot for Saturday August 10th, but as this is during the school holidays, it will be reserved for a family with children. Transport will be provided, if needed. Lists will be available soon, or come and have a private word – we need a full name, address and telephone number.

COLLECTIONS: The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £420.85 and the Second Collection £99.90. Grateful thanks to all donors.

LENTEN TALKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS: AN INVITATION: Archbishop Leo Cushley would like to invite the young adults of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh to join him for a series of talks during Lent, to be given by himself and beginning this Sunday, entitled “On the Way: Walking with Jesus and His Disciples towards Jerusalem”. The talks will take place on Sunday 24 March and Sunday 7 April from 5pm to 7pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. The evening will consist of a talk by the Archbishop, Q&A, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and Confession, and will conclude with social time and pizza.