Act of Contrition — a traditional Catholic prayer said by sinners who are repentant for their sins
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam — "to the greater glory of God"
in a bake — angry
bally — a euphemism for "bloody," a British curse
black twist — a cigarette of tobacco leaves twisted together
boatbearer — a participant in the Catholic Mass who carries the container of incense (the "boat")