ST ANDREW’S ST PETER’S ST PHILIP’S ST THERESA’S
126 Victoria Street 9 Carmondean Centre The Lanthorn Kilronan Park
Craigshill Deans Kenilworth Rise 41 Main Street
Livingston Livingston Dedridge, Livingston East Calder
EH54 5BJ EH54 8PT EH54 6NY EH53 0ES
T: 01506 432141 T: 01506 438787 T: c/o 01506 880918 T: 01506 880918
Fr Kenneth Owens, Fr Simon Hughes, Fr Peter Krakowiak SAC & Fr John Semnanke
Email: [email protected] PPC Email: [email protected]
Fr Peter Mobile: 07460 676 278 (text only) Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Livingston and East Calder Catholic Parishes
SVDP Contact Numbers:
St Andrew’s & St Theresa’s: 07342 793611 St Peter’s: 07796 662264 St Philip’s: 07502 031701
St Andrew’s: Sat 9am & 4.30pm
St Peter’s: Sat 10am
St Philip’s: Sat 9am
St Theresa’s: Sun after 11.30am
St Andrew’s: Tue 10am to 11am
Thu 7pm to 8pm
Sat 4.30pm to 5pm
St Peter’s: Sat 10am to 10.30am
St Philip’s: Sat 9am to 9.15am
St Philip’s: Tue, Thu & Sat
Charismatic Prayer Group
St Andrew’s: Tue 7.30pm
SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2019
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - Year C
In the Gospel today (Luke 23:35-43) we see how the
inscription over the cross, and all those who witnessed
the crucifixion (the crowd, the rulers, the soldiers and the
thieves) unwittingly proclaim the true identity of Jesus.
The irony is that the titles, which are pronounced in
mockery, are true: Jesus is both messiah and king.
Parish office opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu
9.30am to 12.30pm
Second Collection: Today there will be a second collection taken for Catholic Education.
Youth Club: Will meet tonight, Sunday 24th, from 6.00pm - 8.00pm in the Lanthorn.
Congratulations!: To St Margaret’s Academy now celebrating their 25th anniversary. We wish God’s blessing on them for the future.
Livingstones Prayer Group: Tuesday 26th at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s church. Fr Kenneth will speak on The Beatitudes in Matthew’s Gospel.
All welcome to the meeting.
Remember & Reflect: As St Margaret’s Academy celebrate 25 years, a warm invitation is extended to pupils, staff, former and current,
families, friends and the wider community to gather together to express their gratitude for all who have gone before us and to remember
them with love and respect. Takes place on Wednesday 27 November at 7.00pm. See poster for more details.
Social Committee: Will next meet on Wednesday 27th at 7.00pm in St Theresa’s.
RCIA: Will meet on Thursday 28th at 7.00pm in St Peter’s.
Martha & Mary Day - Attention all ladies of the cluster! A day’s retreat from the busy preparation for Christmas, a day of Christmas crafts
in the morning and time in the afternoon for reflection based on Mary visiting Elizabeth. Held in St Peter’s on Saturday 30 November from
11.00am - 3.30pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits supplied; soup available at lunchtime; please bring a packed lunch. Cost is £5.00 per person and
the proceeds will go to Fr John’s Ghana Project. Please contact Frances McGuire or Nancy MacGillivary (Tel: 07801 533 104).
One World Group Peace Service: This year’s service will take place in St Andrew’s on Tuesday 3 December at 7.00pm.
Men’s Breakfast: This event is open to all men over 18 years and will take place on Saturday 7 December from 7.45am - 9.30am in St
Peter’s. Cost is £2.50. Guest speaker to be announced nearer the time. If interested, please contact Brian Rolfe (Tel: 07538 153 582 or
email [email protected])
Thank You: A very special thank you from Fr Matthew in St Martin de Porres in Semana in Malawi to the St Andrew’s Polish community here
in Livingston. Their generous gift of £2,400 recently arrived just in time for Christmas celebrations for the children at the Mission Parish and
17 outstations. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
PPC Minutes: Are available on the noticeboard for anyone who is interested.
Next Sunday’s Readings (01.12.19): Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 121; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44
Recently Deceased: Osemedua Kachikwu, Charles Purdie, Maria Adeline Long, Catherine Edgar Anniversaries (November): Colin Phair,
Charlie McGillivray, Adelaide Martins, Brian McKenna, Elizabeth Fleming, Ella Conway
Shared News …
ST ANDREW’S ...
Friday 29th: The primary school will join us for Mass on
SSVP Christmas Appeal: We are appealing to you once
again to support children of less well-off families who
live among us. Please take a tag from the Giving Tree at
the rear of the church. Wrapped gifts should be
returned to any of the Masses in St Andrew’s & St
Theresa’s on 30 November & 1st, 7th & 8th December.
If you prefer to donate voucher or cash, we would be
Christmas Nativity Cribs: Anyone who would like to buy
a crib with figures can contact Joe or Jenny McDermott
(Tel: 779 871) or see them after weekday/Saturday
Last Sunday’s Collection: £880.09; Building Fund:
£231.22; 2020: £100.00; 200 Club: TBC; Sanctuary
Candle: T Donoghue
St Peter’s £1,070
Polish Community £873
St Philip’s £623
St Andrew’s £298
St Theresa’s £200
One World Group £350
ST PETER’S ...
SPRED Mass: This morning we will celebrate our SPRED Community
Family Mass and welcome everyone from the group.
Rosary Group: Will meet after Mass on Wednesday morning.
Knit & Natter: Until further notice, will meet at 1.00pm on
Project Ghana: Any donations for Fr John should be put in an
envelope marked ‘Project Ghana’ and given directly to Fr Simon.
Last Sunday’s Collection: £914.95; Church Stall: £85.40; Mission
Iona an island of
tranquility and prayer
It is seldom that I find I have
a free weekend in my
calendar but towards the end
of my convalescence I took
the opportunity to go to the
island of Iona. Having made
the necessary arrangements
the night before my
departure I was disappointed
to see that the weather
forecast was four days of
However the run to Oban
had rain, sun, wind and snow
on the hills after Crianlarich.
The boat to Mull was most
pleasant but the single track
drive to Fionnphort is always
quite demanding. Arriving
mid afternoon the sun was
there to greet me.
I had had several other visits
to Iona but always with
groups so it was good to
have time and space to
enjoy the beauty of the
island. I celebrated Mass in
the Catholic House of Prayer
with other pilgrims on the
I wrote four Advent
reflections while in Iona
which I shall share with the
parishes. I wrote them in
four different locations on the
The White Strand of Monks
in the North of the island is a
beautiful sandy area looking
out to sea. A marvellous
celebration of nature and
Martyrs bay is the place
pilgrims first see when they
arrive having been the site of
battles with invaders in the
The Machair is the common
grazing ground and also an
18-hole golf course now. It
has a lushness and sense of
The ruggedness of
Columba’s bay reminds us
all what St Columba first
encountered when he arrived
Perhaps you may be
encouraged to visit or we
could arrange a parish
pilgrimage in the future.
Rosary: The rosary will be recited
every Monday morning after 9.00am
Mass. Everyone is welcome.
SSVP Christmas Appeal: Since St
Andrew’s and St Theresa’s SSVP
conferences merged, we are inviting
St Theresa’s parishioners to
participate in our appeal. Please see
more details under St Andrew’s
Community Carol Service: Will take
place on Sunday 22 December at
6.30pm in the Partnership Centre,
East Calder. If anyone would like to
be involved, please contact
Kirknewton & East Calder Church of
Scotland (Tel: 357 083).
Christmas Cards: Are now on sale
from the stall at the rear of the
Last Sunday’s Collection: £453.97;
Bonus Ball Winner: No 17 Ann
ST PHILIP’S ...
Gifts for Christmas: The SVDP Giving
Tree will be up today and next week.
Please pick up a tag and return gifts
by 8 Decemb