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Third Sunday of Easter: 15th April 2018

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: After Saturday Mass and from 5.30 – 5.55 pm

Notices

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

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £448.09, and the second collection, £90.02. Grateful thanks to all donors.

Special Collection next week for the Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund.

Memorial Mass: “Month’s Mind” Mass will be held in the Cathedral at 12.45 pm next Sunday (22nd), in memory of Cardinal O’Brien.

SVP News:

Port Seton Caravan dates available: June 9th;  June 30th ;  August 25th. If you are interested or would like more details, please put your name on the list in  the hall – or come and have a private word.

Aberdeen Diocese SVP may have a few free dates for their caravan in Nairn – first come, first served!

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Eileen Smullen and all the sick and housebound. Also, Esther McCallum and  Sophie McIntosh, whose anniversaries occur about this time and Bert Johnson, who died recently.

Mass intentions:

  • VIGIL: Bert Johnson
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Fr Patrick Kelly
  • WEDNESDAY: Billy Ruth
  • THURSDAY: Tom Mulholland
  • FRIDAY: Ben McAllister
  • SATURDAY: Helen McFarlane
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Easter Sunday: 1st April 2018

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: After Saturday Mass and from 5.30 – 5.55 pm

Notices

Easter Duty Time (Reception of Holy Communion and – if necessary – Confession), lasts until after Easter.

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £774.29 and the second collection, £119.97. Grateful thanks to all donors.

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

My sincere thanks and appreciation to each and every one of you, who so kindly remembered me this Easter.

Congratulations to our dedicated small band of gardeners, who keep the church grounds in such beautiful condition. Extra help – even a little – would be greatly appreciated.

200 Club Winners:

  • 4.3.18: no. 122 – William McAllister
  • 11.3.18: no. 51 – B. Fairgrieves
  • 18.3.18: no. 95 – L. Beeby
  • 25.3.18: no. 199 – M.Corvi

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Eileen Smullen and all the sick and housebound. Also, Agnes Dewar, Martin, Leo McMoran, Alexander Morrison and Mary Nawrocka, whose anniversaries occur about this time, and Billy Ruth who died recently.

Mass intentions:

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Tom Mulholland
  • MONDAY: Agnes & John Gourley
  • WEDNESDAY: Billy Ruth
  • THURSDAY: Cardinal O’Brien
  • FRIDAY: Helen Stirling
  • SATURDAY: Ben McAllister

Palm Sunday: 25th March 2018

Services for the week:

  • SUNDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Communion Service at 10.00 am; Mass at 7.00 pm
  • TUESDAY: Mass at 9.30 am
  • WEDNESDAY: Mass at 9.30 am; Ecumenical Way of the Cross at 7.00 pm
  • HOLY THURSDAY: Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 pm
  • GOOD FRIDAY: Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00 pm; Veneration and Way of the Cross at 7.00 pm
  • HOLY SATURDAY: Easter Vigil at 8.00 pm
  • CONFESSIONS: After weekday Mass, Good Friday services and Holy Saturday, from 11.00 – Noon.

N.B. GOOD FRIDAY IS A DAY OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE

Notices

The Chrism Mass will be concelebrated by the Archbishop and Priests of the Diocese in the Cathedral at 8.00 pm on Tuesday.

Easter Duty Time (Reception of Holy Communion and – if necessary – Confession), lasts until after Easter.

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £454.46 and the special collection, £474.58, making a total giving this week of £929.04!  Grateful thanks to all donors. Please return your SCIAF “Wee Boxes” now!

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Eileen Smullen and all the sick and housebound. Also, Charles Hickman, Bernard McCafferty, Christopher McCrae, John Murray, Mary Nawrocka,  Joseph Ruth, Jay Young and Paddy Young, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass intentions:

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Cardinal O’Brien
  • MONDAY: Ben McAllister
  • TUESDAY: Christina & James Walker Fairholm
  • WEDNESDAY: Tom Mulholland
  • THURSDAY: Agnes & Tommy Carlin

Fourth Sunday of Lent: 11th March 2018

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 & Way of the Cross at 7.00 pm
  • THURSDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • FRIDAY: Mass at 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: (Feast of St Patrick) Mass at 10.00 am; Vigil Mass  6.00 pm
  • CONFESSIONS: Saturday, after morning Mass and from 5.30 – 5.55 pm

Notices

Collections: The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £297.30 and the second collection, £58.08.

Special Collection today for Papal & Episcopal Charities and SCIAF. Special Appeal next week for Survive MIVA (Missionary Vehicle Association).

Fellowship of ‘The Least Coin’: A dish will be placed in the Church Hall for ‘Least Coin’ contributions. Maria Ford will take St Mary’s contribution to the Salvation Army, where the collated Bo’ness contribution will be forwarded to the Treasurer of the Fellowship.

The idea for the Fellowship of the Least Coin emerged as a vision from God to Mrs. Shanti Solomon of India.  She was a member of the Pacific Mission Team, organized by Dr. Margaret Shannon on behalf of the women of the Presbyterian Church of the United States.

The Team comprised seven women of different nationalities, who travelled throughout war-torn Asian countries after World War II.

In September 1956, Shanti visited Manila, Philippines, while other members proceeded to Korea (she was denied a Korean visa). She reflected on the experiences of their travels throughout Asia and was inspired to promote reconciliation, justice and peace.

Suggesting that prayer could transcend all national boundaries, she challenged the Christian women from Asia and 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. This was to be a project of Christian prayer and positive action, in which every Christian woman could participate, no matter what her background. Every time a woman prayed, she was asked to set aside the least valuable coin of her currency. This was an encouragement to the women of the Team to demonstrate their unity in Christian faith, regardless of nationality or financial circumstances.

Everyone expressed their solidarity and in 1958, at the first Assembly of the Asian Church Women’s Conference (ACWC) in Hong Kong, it was agreed to launch the Fellowship of the Least Coin.

In Thailand in 1962, a second 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. Solomon was named as Executive Secretary of the FLC and of the ACWC. Since then, the ACWC has administered the FLC Fund.

Annual Parish Assembly: As part of the constitution of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), an annual Parish Assembly must be held. This will take the form of a meeting after Mass next Sunday, (18th March at 11am), and will include an update on the activities of both the PPC, the Fabric and Finance Committee, and the latest information we have available regarding the process of parish clustering. All parishioners are encouraged and welcome to take part in this meeting!

200 Club Winners:

  • 4.2.18: no. 65 – Juliet Williamson
  • 11.2.18: no. 79 – C. Darrien
  • 18.2.18: no. 144 –L. Devine
  • 25.2.18: no. 71 – Y. Sneddon

In your charity, please remember in your prayers, Maureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen and all the sick and housebound. Also, Canon Hanlon, Agnes Carlin, Mary Clelland, Linda Kilgallon, Margaret Maguire, Catherine Orr, John Owen Spiers, George Stewart and Lawrence Tooey, whose anniversaries occur about this time, and Danny Moore, who died recently.

Mass intentions:

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Helen McFarlane
  • MONDAY: David & John Burns
  • WEDNESDAY: Tom Mulholland
  • THURSDAY: Ben McAllister
  • FRIDAY: Margaret & Joseph Phimister
  • SATURDAY: John Hempstead

Third Sunday of Lent: 4th March 2018

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 & Way of the Cross 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 realised £468.07 and the second collection, £98.57. Special Collection next week for Papal & Episcopal Charities and SCIAF.

Fellowship of ‘The Least Coin’: A dish will be placed in the Church Hall for ‘Least Coin’ contributions. Maria Ford will take St Mary’s contribution to the Salvation Army, where the collated Bo’ness contribution will be forwarded to the Treasurer of the Fellowship.

The idea for the Fellowship of the Least Coin emerged as a vision from God to Mrs. Shanti Solomon of India.  She was a member of the Pacific Mission Team, organized by Dr. Margaret Shannon on behalf of the women of the Presbyterian Church of the United States.

The Team comprised seven women of different nationalities, who travelled throughout war-torn Asian countries after World War II.

In September 1956, Shanti visited Manila, Philippines, while other members proceeded to Korea (she was denied a Korean visa). She reflected on the experiences of their travels throughout Asia and was inspired to promote reconciliation, justice and peace.

Suggesting that prayer could transcend all national boundaries, she challenged the Christian women from Asia and 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. This was to be a project of Christian prayer and positive action, in which every Christian woman could participate, no matter what her background. Every time a woman prayed, she was asked to set aside the least valuable coin of her currency. This was an encouragement to the women of the Team to demonstrate their unity in Christian faith, regardless of nationality or financial circumstances.

Everyone expressed their solidarity and in 1958, at the first Assembly of the Asian Church Women’s Conference (ACWC) in Hong Kong, it was agreed to launch the Fellowship of the Least Coin.

In Thailand in 1962, a second 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. Solomon was named as Executive Secretary of the FLC and of the ACWC. Since then, the ACWC has administered the FLC Fund.

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.

Annual Parish Assembly: As part of the constitution of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), an annual Parish assembly must be held. This will take the form of a meeting after Sunday Mass on 18th March at 11am, and will include an update on the activities of both the PPC, the Fabric and Finance Committee, and the latest information we have available regarding the process of parish clustering. All parishioners are welcome,  and encouraged to take part in this meeting!

In your charity, please remember in your prayersMaureen Simpson, Eileen Smullen and all the sick and housebound. Also, John Boyd, Robert Clelland, Gordon McFarlane, Flo Snedden and Helen Stirling, whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Mass intentions:

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Ben McAllister
  • MONDAY: Annette Dunn
  • WEDNESDAY: Tom Mulholland
  • THURSDAY: Kathleen Lakeland
  • FRIDAY: Annie Andrews & Owen McAvoy
  • SATURDAY: Oonagh Anderson