26th Sunday of the Year (c)

26th Sunday of the Year.  (c)

Times of Mass and Confession:

Sundays:                               Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m.   (Monday – Thursday)

9.30 a.m. (Friday, with school children present)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday or by arrangement at other times.


Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:

Sick: John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Rita Allison, Lawrie MaloneLilian Kane, Peter Crossan, Irene Callan.

Those who have died: Francis Owens, Italo Cavaroli, , Father Dennis Cormican O.M.I..



Today: Retiral collection for the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund of the Archdiocese.  This was delayed due to the collection for SCIAF’s work in Syria which raised £1669.64.  Many thanks and well done.

SundayA virulent outbreak of dry rot has been discovered in the hall kitchen and this means there has to be a chemical treatment of a significant area followed by a full clean and redecoration of the kitchen.  Until all this has been done the kitchen is not useable due to the amount of dust generated by the work and the strong smell of the chemicals being used. The work is progressing well but will take some time yet before the kitchen is useable. My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. The main hall is useable.

Monday: Meeting of all readers (weekend and weekday) at 7.00 p.m. in the Church.  Please make every effort to attend to update and reflect on the role of reader in the life of the Church. Anyone interested in offering their services as a reader is also welcome to come along.

Monday: ‘Where the Hell is God ? – Holding to Faith through the Tough Times.’ Is the latest talk in the series at the Lauriston Centre.  It is being given at 7.30 p.m. by Father Richard Leonard S.J.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

Wednesday: Meeting for parents of children in P4 who are eligible to celebrate Confirmation and First Communion in the course of the current school session. Please make every effort to come along to the Hall at 7.00 p.m.  The children do not need to be present.

Thursday: The Coffee and Teas have resumed after the 9.00 a.m. Mass.  All welcome to come through to the house straight after Mass.

Saturday: A relic of St Faustina Kowalska will be received into St Mary’s Cathedral at 2.00 p.m.  A suitable shrine is being prepared so that it can be on permanent display in due course. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch. There will also be some elements of preparation for the event in the run-up (2-4 Oct) as detailed on the poster.


Diary Dates:

11th –  13th  October: The Beginning Experience is holding a weekend for those who find themselves alone again through bereavement, divorce or separation.  It will take place in the Conforti Centre in Coatbridge.  More details are available from Ros on 669.0003 or rcm2524@yahoo.co.uk


The Stall has the new edition of Living Faith, priced £1.40, available. This covers the period October – December.

Children’s Liturgy: Many thanks to those who encouraged their children to take part in the Children’s Liturgy last Sunday.  The leaders appreciated having such an improvement in the numbers.  Hopefully it will continue at this level.  The sessions are designed for children from P1 – P7. The time together provides the children to share in a Liturgy of the Word based on the Sunday readings and reflect and pray at their level.


Applicants are currently being sought for the following 3 Head Teacher positions in Catholic Primary Schools in West Lothian

1.       St Marys Primary School, Polbeth

2.       Our Lady’s  Primary School, Stoneyburn & St Thomas’ Primary School, Addiewell

3.       Holy Family Primary School, Winchburgh

Further details are available on the ‘myjobscotland’ website.  The closing date for all three posts is October 13th 2013.  Please bring these posts to the attention of anyone you think might be interested and eligible.


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.