6th Sunday of Ordinary Time - 11th February 2024
Services this Week
Sunday 11h February 2024
10.00am Holy Communion Service
10.00am Mass (Michael Feechan Rip)
Wednesday (Ash Wednesday)
7.00pm Exposition and Private Prayers
7.30pm Teaching Session (Know Your Faith)
10.00am Mass (Christopher Duncan Rip)
10.00am Holy Communion Service
6.00pm Vigil Mass (Shug Temoerley Rip)
Sunday 18th February 2024
10.00am Mass (Chris Callaghan)
In your charity, please remember in your prayers..........
Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker, Jan Stewart, Amy Robertson, and Sadie Clelland and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Nan Wardrop, Hugh Hamilton, Collette Milne, Charles Byrne, Tom Mulholland, James McLauglin, James Dickson, Owen McAvoy, Greta Bryce, Patricia McMoran, Catherine Meadam, maria Corvi and Ben McAllister whose anniversaries occur at about this time. Also, Richard Blair who died recently.
The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £387.06, and the special collection for Father Emmanuel’s Congregation raised£328, grateful thanks to all donors.
The Bo’ness World Day of Prayer will be held here in St Mary’s R.C. Church on Friday 1st March at 7:00pm. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome.
The Fellowship of the Least Coin The idea for the Fellowship of the Least Coin emerged as a vision from God to Mrs. Shanti Solomon of India. She was part of the Pacific Mission Team of seven women from different countries that travelled in Asian countries after the World War II, in September 1956. It was organized by Dr. Margaret Shannon on behalf of the women of the Presbyterian Church of the United States. Shanti Solomon, who was refused a visa to Korea, went to Manila, Philippines while other members of the team proceeded to Korea. She reflected on the experiences of their travel in the war-torn countries of Asia and was inspired to promote reconciliation, justice, and peace.
On the return of the team, she suggested that prayer could transcend every national boundary. She challenged the Christian women of Asia and the women from the Presbyterian Church of the United States to combine their efforts and resources and launch a project of justice, peace, and reconciliation on an international basis. It was to be a project of Christian prayer and positive action in which every Christian woman could participate, no matter what her economic position was. Every time a woman prayed, she was to set aside a “least coin” of her currency. It was an encouragement to the women of the team to demonstrate their unity in Christian faith, regardless of their country or economic circumstances. They all accepted it as their sincere desire to express their solidarity with suffering humanity and with women of every nation. In 1958, at the first Assembly of the Asian Church Women’s Conference (ACWC) held in Hong Kong, the ACWC agreed to launch the Fellowship of the Least Coin. At the second Assembly in Thailand in 1962, the Assembly voted to make the promotion of the FLC a basic outreach programme of the ACWC. The East Asia Christian Conference (EACC), now known as the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) administered the FLC fund from 1958-1970. In 1970 Mrs. Shanti Solomon, the founder, was named the Executive Secretary of the FLC and of the ACWC. From then on the ACWC took the responsibility to administer the FLC Fund.
If you wish to contribute your coins, please place them in the basket in the Church Hall.
The Beginning Experience is holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. The weekend will take place from -7th April 2024 at St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth. For details contact: Louise on 07926 571004 or email: email@example.com. Completed application forms need to be returned by 22 March 2024.
The Fabric and Finance Committee will meet in the Hall on 18th February at 3pm
The SCIAF Wee Boxes are available in the Hall