Parish News

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: 31st Julu 2022

Services this week

  • Sunday (18th Sunday of the Year):
    Mass at 10.00am
  • Monday (St Alphonsus Mary de’ Liguori, Bishop & Doctor)
    Mass at 10.00am
  • Wednesday (in 18th Week of the Year)
    Funeral Service of Jordan Russell at 11.00am
  • Friday (in 18th Week of the Year)
    Mass at 10.00am
  • Saturday (Transfiguration of the Lord) 
    Mass at 10.00am
    Vigil Mass at 6.00pm
  • Sunday (19th Sunday of the Year) 
    Mass at 10.00am

The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £346 - grateful thanks to all donors. 

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Jordan Russell and Nora Garrett who have died recently, and for the comfort and consolation of those who mourn their loss. Jordan’s funeral service will take place at 11am this Wednesday, and Nora’s funeral Mass will be at 10am on Monday 8th August.

Volunteers Needed! We are actively seeking additional volunteers to support the work of our parish. Could you help by reading at Mass or serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion? Are you able to spare some time to help maintain our church grounds? Or would you be willing to support our digital ministry, including the operation of our live stream camera during weekday or weekend Masses? All offers of support will be gratefully received and we would love to hear from you! Training and support is provided for all roles. For more information, email or speak to a passkeeper.

Bo’ness Car4U is a newly formed local charity offering free and friendly hospital transport for cancer patients registered at any Bo’ness medical practice needing support to get to travel to hospital for treatment. They are actively looking for volunteers and leaflets are available in the church hall. For more information, call 07716 378950 or email 

Feast of St Ignatius Loyola: The Jesuit-run parish of Sacred Heart, Lauriston, Edinburgh, will celebrate the Feast Day of St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, on Sunday 31 July. They invite everyone, especially former students of Jesuit schools and universities, to the 7pm Mass that day and to witness the reconsecration of the church and their ministry to the Sacred Heart. There will be a glass of wine afterwards to celebrate.

Youth Pilgrimage: The National Pilgrimage for young people aged between 16-30 takes place on Saturday 24 September in Dunkeld, Perthshire. It includes walks to holy sites, talks and Mass. A bus will leave from the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh at 9:30am (£10). To book your place email

Schola Cantorum sings MacMillan: This recital takes place at 7:30pm on Monday, 15 August, at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. The event will include composer Sir James McMillan discussing the relation between faith and music with Michael Ferguson, Director of the Schola Cantorum. For details, visit

Festival Mass: Archbishop Cushley will celebrate the Festival Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral at midday on Sunday 21 August, followed by a reception in Coffee Saints café.

Margaret Sinclair: The national Venerable Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage is on Sunday 18 September. Find out more about this holy Edinburgh woman at

A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine: O Loving God, your Son, Jesus Christ, came into the world to do your Will and leave us His Peace. Through the intercession and example of our Blessed Mother Mary, Queen of Peace, grant us the wisdom and humility to reflect that peace to the world. Inspire our thoughts, words, and deeds to bear witness to your presence in our hearts. May your Holy Spirit fill us with every grace and blessing so that we may pursue what leads to peace for all humanity. Amen.