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Second Sunday of Advent: 10th December 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

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £467.05 and the second collection, £89.45. Grateful thanks to all donors. Special Collection today for Mary’s Meals.

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.

Dates for your Diary:

  • December 15th – The St Vincent de Paul Christmas Lunch: will be held in the usual venue, Kinneil Bowling Club. We are also providing Christmas Parcels for housebound Parishioners – so please let us know of anyone who is housebound!
  • 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 in!

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 the church), is Sunday, 16th December.

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 during the first three weekends in December. Price is still 30p. Cards will be delivered in the Bo’ness area.

In your charity,  please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, John McGarry and Patrick mcCrea, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions:

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Monica Gourley Odierna

 

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First Sunday of Advent: 3rd December 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 (Requiem) 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

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £460.86 and the second collection, £157.89. Grateful thanks to all donors.

Thanks once again, to the Music and Movement Group, for another donation of £25.

Dates for your Diary:

  • December 15th: The St Vincent de Paul Christmas Lunch will be held on Friday, 15 December in the usual venue, Kinneil Bowling Club. We are also providing Christmas Parcels for housebound Parishioners – so please let us know of anyone who is housebound!
  • RCIA: This is the final weekly session of exploring our Catholic Faith before Christmas, and will be held in the Church Hall on Tuesday at 7.30 pm. This week, we will be exploring the signs and symbols in our church. All are very welcome.
  • 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 in!

Can You Help Storehouse 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 Sunday, 16th December.

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 during the first three weekends in December. Price is still 30p. Cards will be delivered in the Bo’ness area.

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, Margaret Cummings, Aidan Holland, Moira Hutchison and Agnes Ryan, whose anniversaries occur about this time, and Gerry McBride and George Mitchell, who died recently.

Mass Intentions:

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: The Stirling Family
  • MONDAY: The Clelland Family
  • WEDNESDAY: Gerry McBride
  • THURSDAY: George Mitchell (Requiem)

32nd Sunday of the Year: 12th November 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

Remembrance Day Service: All Parishioners are invited to attend the Remembrance Day Service, at the Cenotaph, Stewart Avenue, at 12.15 pm today.

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realized £462.78 and the Second Collection, £87.00. Grateful thanks to all donors.

Next weekend Fr Javier will be here to make an Appeal on behalf of the Comboni Missionary Society.

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Fr Carr, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen, and all the sick and housebound. Also, John Joseph Addison, Grace McAllister, Michael McAvoy, Hugh McGeachan, Robert Meldrum and Sandy Romanes, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass Intentions:

  • VIGIL: Peter Croxford
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Ewan Hamilton
  • WEDNESDAY: Ewan Hamilton

Dates for your Diary:

  • Parish Pastoral Council: There will be a PPC meeting this Thursday, 16th November, in the Hall at 7.00 pm. All welcome!
  • 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 in! Next Talk is on 22nd November on Breadshare – Community Bakery.
  • 30th November: St Andrew’s Night: There will be an evening of prayer and music followed by a fish supper in honour of St Andrew at 7.00 pm in the Church and the Hall. Cost is £2.00 (includes fish & chips, tea and cakes). All welcome! The children of St Mary’s School will take part in the service. Tickets will be on sale in the Hall before Mass over the next few weekends. Transport is available, please leave your name with the Pass Keepers should you need a lift to and from the service.

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.

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 this evening at 8pm. For further information, contact Callum on 07817 510 850 or by emailing callum.timms@rcboness.org

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

 

Notices

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

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