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Palm Sunday - 2ns April 2023

Services this week commencing Sunday 2nd April 2023

Palm Sunday   

Mass      10.00am

Tuesday of Holy Week

Lenten Service (Stations of the Cross and Holy Communion Service)      7.00pm

Wednesday of Holy Week

Ecumenical Way of the Cross      7.00pm

Maundy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by keeping watch at the Altar of Repose      7.00pm

Night Prayer      10.00pm

Good Friday

Morning Prayer      10.00am

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion        3.00pm

Veneration & Way of the Cross     7.00pm

Holy Saturday

Morning Prayer      10.00am

Easter Food Blessing      11.00am

Easter Vigil      8.30pm

Easter Sunday

Mass      10.00am


In your charity, please remember in your prayers: Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker and Gerry Henderson and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Bernard McCafferty, Barry Anderson, Alexander Morrison. Mary Marrocka, Leo McMoran and Sammy Martin whose anniversaries occur about this time.


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The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £457.72 including donations of £40 - grateful thanks to all donors.


As we enter Holy Week, we hope that you will be able to join us for many of the services during this most important time in the Church’s calendar. We look forward to welcoming you to these celebrations!


Ecumenical Holy Week Services: You are warmly invited to join with the Christian community across Bo’ness at this year’s Ecumenical services which take place daily at 7pm:

Monday: Salvation Army

Tuesday: St Catharine’s Church 

Spy Wednesday: St Mary’s Church (we will host the Ecumenical Way of the Cross)

Holy Thursday: Craigmailen Church

Good Friday: Carriden Church 

On the morning of Easter Sunday, Bo’ness Old Kirk will lead a service at 8am at the ruins of Kinneil Kirk in Kinneil Estate. 


Thank you from St Mary’s Primary School’s Faith in Action Group to everyone who donated sweet treats for their bake sale earlier this week. This event has raised over £170 for SCIAF and the children and staff are very grateful for your support!


There will be teas and coffees in the church hall after Mass on Easter Sunday. You are warmly invited to come along! 


Archdiocesan Stations of the Cross: Start Holy Week by joining people across the Archdiocese for Stations of the Cross. It takes place on Zoom on Monday 3 April at 7:45pm and is a chance to pray for all pro-life intentions. Includes a reflection from Archbishop Leo. Register at

Holy Week talk: Archbishop Cushley’s talk on Palm Sunday and Holy Week is now available on the Archdiocesan YouTube channel. Visit

Called & Gifted Workshop: Identify your charisms (spiritual gifts) and discern God’s call through the Called and Gifted Workshop. It is hosted by the Archdiocese in collaboration with the St Catherine of Siena Institute and takes place on Saturday 20 May from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Cost is £25 and includes materials, online access, and lunch. Details and registration at