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

Notices

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
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27th Sunday of the Year: 8th 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

 

Notices

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

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £395.84 and the second collection, £101.62. Grateful thanks to all donors.

Thanks to the Music and Movement Group for a further donation of £25.

Dates for your Diary:

  • 15th October: A Torchlight Procession will take place at CARFIN next Sunday evening at 7.00 pm. Please inform the Pass Keepers TODAY if you wish to attend!
  • 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, Mary Baptie, Anna Rosa Corvi, John Hamilton, Bridget Herron, Alex Hunter, Francis Leishman, William McMahon and George Scobie, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions:

  • VIGIL: George Scobie (Snr & Jnr)
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: John Clelland
  • WEDNESDAY: Sylvia Markey
  • THURSDAY: The Savage Family
  • FRIDAY: David Ward
  • SATURDAY: Catherine McKenna

 

26th Sunday of the Year: 1st October 2017

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​​​
  • THURSDAY:​​ Communion Service​ at ​10.00 am​​
  • ​FRIDAY: ​​Communion Service​​ 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

Notices

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £441.08 and the second collection, £110.36. Grateful thanks to all donors.

Thank you to Fr Henry (McLaughlin), for looking after our spiritual needs in Fr Forrest’s absence.

Fabric & Finance Committee will meet in the Presbytery this afternoon at 3.00 pm. 

A volunteer-run ‘Breakfast Club’ has now started at 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.

If any parishioner has an hour to spare on the odd morning and would be interested in helping out with this new venture, please contact Michael Burnett on 07982 999 785 or by email to mburnett@blueyonder.co.uk

RCIA: This is a process of faith formation, by which adults who choose to do so, are welcomed into the Catholic Church. Weekly sessions guide those who seek to become full members of the Catholic Church, through the teachings and beliefs of the Church and what being ‘Catholic’ means. 

These sessions are also a great opportunity for all Catholics to learn more and also welcome and support those new to Catholicism.

ALL ARE WELCOME to attend the weekly sessions, which are held in the Hall each Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm.

For more information, please contact Callum Timms on 07817 510 850 OR by e-mail to callum.timms@rcboness.org

Bo’ness Churches Together:

  • St Catharine’s: 3rd October – (Church Hall, 10.00 am – Noon): ‘Simple Cookery’. For adults (especially widowers) who may struggle to make a meal for themselves. Come along and learn how to prepare, cook and then eat your lunch – with new friends!
  • 28th October – St Catharine’s Church, (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.

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Gerry Henderson, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, Ellen Boyd, John Clelland, James Hamilton, Helen Holland, Jeannie McAvoy, Minnie Mulholland, Mary Savage and Thomas Wilson, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

25th Sunday of the Year: 24th September 2017

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
  • THURSDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am
  • FRIDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am; Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm
  • CONFESSIONS: Saturday, after morning Mass and from 5.30 – 5.55 pm

 

Notices

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £408.67 and the special collection for the Aged and Infirm Clergy, £402.88, making a total donation this week of £811.55. Grateful thanks to all donors.

Once again, a warm welcome to Fr Henry (McLaughlin), who will be here this weekend and next, as I shall be away on a break.

Fabric & Finance Committee will meet in the Presbytery on Sunday, 1 st October at
3.00 pm.

A volunteer-run ‘Breakfast Club’ is starting in St Mary’s Primary School tomorrow! 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. More adult volunteers are required!!! If any parishioner has an hour to spare on the odd morning and would be interested in helping out with this new venture, please contact Michael Burnett on 07982 999 785 or by email to mburnett@blueyonder.co.uk

RCIA: This is a process of faith formation, by which adults who choose to do so, are welcomed into the Catholic Church. Weekly sessions guide enquirers, who seek to become full members of the Catholic Church, through the teachings and beliefs of the Church and what being ‘Catholic’ means. These sessions are also a great opportunity for all Catholics to learn more and also welcome and support those new to Catholicism.

ALL ARE WELCOME to attend the weekly sessions, which are held in the Hall each Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm. For more information, please contact Callum Timms on 07817 510 850 or by e-mail to callum.timms@rcboness.org

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Gerry Henderson, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, Jean Bell, Colin Elder, Frank Maguire, Michael McCullough, Margaret McGeachan, Angeline McKenna,
Annie MacPhael and Scott Romanes, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

 

24th Sunday of the Year: 17th September 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: Communion Service at 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am; Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm
  • CONFESSIONS: Saturday, after morning Mass and from 5.30 – 5.55 pm

Notices:

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £542.18 and the second collection, £123.84. Grateful thanks to all donors. There will be a Special Collection this week for the Aged and Infirm Clergy.

Once again, a warm welcome to Fr Henry McLaughlin who will be here at the weekend as I will be away on a break.

Fabric & Finance Committee: there will be a committee meeting in the Presbytery on Sunday 1 October at 3pm.

Pastoral Parish Council: there will be a meeting in the Church Hall on Thursday 21
September at 7pm.

RCIA: this is the process of faith formation by which adults who choose to do so are
welcomed into the Catholic Church. Weekly sessions will guide enquirers, who seek to become full members of the Catholic Church, through the teachings and beliefs of the Church, and what being Catholic means.

These sessions are also a great opportunity for those who have been Catholic for some time longer, or even since infancy, to learn our faith while offering a supportive environment for those new to the Church. All are very welcome to attend. Sessions will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the church hall, starting this week, 19th September.

For more information, please contact Callum Timms on 07817 510 850 or by email to
callum.timms@rcboness.org

A volunteer-run ‘Breakfast Club’ is starting in St Mary’s Primary School on 25 September. 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. More adult volunteers are required. If any parishioner has an hour to spare on the odd morning and would be interested in helping out with this new venture, please contact: Michael Burnett on 07982 999 785 or by email to mburnett@blueyonder.co.uk

Dates for Your Diary:

  • Linlithgow SVDP are running a bus to Carfin on 30 September for a Mass,  celebrated by Archbishop Cushley, for the 400 th anniversary of the Vincentian Foundation. The bus will leave St Michael’s at 11:30 and there are a small number of seats available. Please give your name to the Passkeepers if you are interested.
  • Social Evening in Grangemouth: There will be an Inter Parochial Social Evening Night in Christ the King (Church Centre), on 21st September at 7.30 pm. Buffet will be served – BYOB. Admission is £7.00. Please forward your name to Julia Cameron or one of the Pass-Keepers.
  • Ladies’ Club at St. Michael’s Church, Linlithgow: The Club meet in the Queen Margaret Hall on Wednesday evenings. Meetings generally start at 7.45pm, although ladies usually arrive around 7.30pm.
  • Bo’ness Churches Together:
    • 22nd September – Craigmaillen Church Beetle Drive / Fish Supper night. – Craigmaillen Church Hall – 7:00pm – £5.00
    • 30th September – Salvation Army – Coffee Morning – Salvation Army Hall – 10:00am – Noon – Donations towards the India Mission.
    • 3rd October – St Catharine’s Church – “Simple Cookery” – St Catharine’s Church Hall – 10:00 – Noon For adults who struggle to make a meal for themselves, especially some widowers. You are shown how to prepare, cook then eat your lunch with new friends.
    • 28th October – St Catharine’s Church – 10:00am – 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 to join afterwards into the Church Hall for soup/sandwiches and tea/coffee.
  • 30th November – St Mary’s RC Church – St Andrew’s night. Family event in St Mary’s Church Hall. More information to follow.

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, Morag Elder, Jean Hamilton, Anita Livingstone, Dan Martin, Patrick McLaughlin, Peter Muldoon, James Rutherford and David Ward, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions:

  • VIGIL: Catherine McKenna
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Nan & Jackie Wardrop
  • WEDNESDAY: Margaret & John Martin
  • Thursday: Jean & Patrick Darrien