Groups & Activities

For Adults

Music and Movement Group

The Music and Movement Group meets weekly on a Friday morning in the church hall, from 10.30am – 12.00pm. Exercises take place from 10.30am – 11.30am, and the final half-hour is reserved for tea, coffee, biscuits and conversation. The group is full at present, however names are being taken for a waiting list. The cost is £2.50 per session.

For more information, contact the church hall on 01506 510678. If no-one is available please leave a message. 

Church Hall – 01506 510678

The 200 Club

The 200 club was set up to provide funds for our church. There is a weekly £10.00 draw and four draws for £200.00 throughout the year. There are quite a few numbers available just now so why not consider joining? You can join at any point during the year, for just 25 pence per week or £13.00 per year. Yearly members pay in the first week in January.

For more information, speak to Julia Cameron at Mass or call Julia on 01506 828932. 

Julia Cameron – 01506 828932

Society of St. Vincent de Paul (S.S.V.P.)

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (S.S.V.P.) is a lay Catholic organisation whose mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy. The S.S.V.P. in St. Mary’s meet in the church hall in the evening of the second Monday of each month.The group offer help wherever needed, including visiting parishioners at home or in hospital, donating furniture or offering other help as required. Often concerned friends, family and neighbours will contact the S.S.V.P. and many parishioners have taken the opportunity to enjoy a caravan holiday thanks to the group. To support the society’s work, please place a donation in the wooden collection boxes as you leave the church following the Vigil or Sunday morning Mass.

For more information on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Scotland, visit their website at www.ssvpscotland.com. For more information about the society’s work in our parish, if you know of someone who would benefit from their help, and to get involved, contact William Ballantine (Chairperson) on 01506 829033 or Michael Burnett (Secretary) on 01506 202574. 

William Ballantine – 01506 928033

R.C.I.A. Group

Our R.C.I.A. group is not only for adults seeking to join the Church, it is for everyone who wants to deepen their awareness and understanding of our faith. Please consider coming along to join in the conversation, to raise questions and share your experiences.

We meet each Tuesday at 7.30pm in the church hall. More information is available by clicking here, or from Callum Timms.

Callum Timms – 07817 510850

For Children

Children’s Liturgy

During the school term, at the beginning of Sunday Mass, the children are invited to follow the leader of the children’s liturgy into the church hall. Adults are very welcome to accompany their children too. Children of all ages are very welcome to attend.The children participate in a special Liturgy of the Word, helping them to understand the readings from sacred scripture. They also prepare to share what they have learned with the congregation, and also prepare a song which they will sing.

Please encourage your children to attend. Donations of games, puzzles and jigsaws with biblical themes are also gratefully received.

For more information, please contact Maria Ford.

Maria Ford – 01506 510629

For Families

Mother and Toddler Group

On Monday mornings during the school term, this group meets in the church hall at St. Mary’s. The group gathers from 10.30am until 12.00pm and children aged from birth to school age are most welcome. The cost is £1.50 per session for one child, or £2.50 per session for two children.

For more information, contact the church hall on 01506 510678. If no-one is available please leave a message. 

Church Hall – 01506 510678

For Young People

St. Oscar Romero Group

The Saint Oscar Romero Group are a community of young Catholics striving to live an active, informed faith, following St. Oscar Romero's example of sharing Christ’s loving message of Justice and Peace with his people which inspires us to love Christ more fully in everyone around us. To do this, the group reflects and discusses the issues facing society through the lens of Church teaching.

For more information, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @DocatatStPats

Docat Falkirk

Docat Falkirk is a space for young people to come together to explore the social teaching of the Catholic Church and consider the ways in which the Church is striving to make a positive difference in the world. The group meet at the church hall at St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church in Falkirk on the second Sunday of each month at 8pm.

For more information, contact us or visit their Facebook page or Twitter @DocatFalkirk