2nd Sunday of Easter (b)

2nd Sunday of Easter.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)

 10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday and by arrangement.


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

Sick: John McPartland, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Assunta Santangeli., Monsignor Regan.

Died:  Martin Lynch

Anniv: Anne Scott, Mamie McPheely


Today there is a letter from the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland concerning the forthcoming General Election.  Please make sure you receive a copy as you leave Mass.

Today: There are still copies of the Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Cushley entitled ‘We have found the Messiah’ in which he presents his vision for the future of the Church in the Archdiocese available as you leave Mass. This is the document, along with the letter previously issued on which discussion and meetings will take place soon.  There is a covering letter from the Archbishop to go with it.  Please make sure you have copies of both to enable you to take a full and informed role in the discussions and meetings to follow.

Today: The new boxes of Gift Aid Envelopes are available in the sacristy after Mass.  They come into effect today so please destroy existing envelopes and only use those from the new boxes. There are sets even for those who use standing orders to make their contribution.  Please take your set today and don’t leave it until the last minute.

Non gift aid envelopes are now available in the sacristy for collection for those who use them.  Please sign on the appropriate sheet.

Sunday: The Coffee Mornings resume their normal cycle with the Noisy Nutters group being in charge. All welcome in the Hall after Mass for bacon rolls etc.

Tuesday: The Monthly Mass for Vocations will take place in the Little Sisters of the Poor at 7.30 p.m. All welcome. Car parking is available. Refreshments served after Mass.

Next Sunday: The 50’s and 60’s dance night is fast approaching, and there’s nothing worse than showing up to a shindig without the right moves. So shimmy on down to the church hall at 2.00 p.m. to learn how to Swing Dance like a professional. All ages and dance backgrounds welcome; blue suede shoes not required. For more information contact Victoria Stephens on 0131 443 9778.


Diary Dates:

21st April: Open Parish Meeting in the Hall at 7.00 p.m. to pray, reflect on and discuss the Archbishop’s recent Pastoral letter ‘We have found the Messiah.’ and his other letters.  Please read these before you come and bring your copies with you on the night.

25th April: ‘Stand up for Life’ the annual Pro life chain will begin with the praying of the Rosary in the Sacred Heart at 10.00 a.m. gathering thereafter at the Usher Hall from 10.45 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.  A light lunch will follow in Laurtiston Hall afterwards.  All welcome.  Fuller details on the poster in the porch.

25th April: Advance warning ! 50’s & 60s Dance Night in the Church Hall with live music. All proceeds will be going to the Parish Project Fund. It will be a BYOB and nibbles night and tickets (£6 for adults and £3.00 for children) are on sale now. Please put the date in your diary and come along.

30th April: Meeting with parents of P4 children in anticipation of their Confirmation and First Communion. It will be at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall. Please note that the children do not need to be present but every child should be represented by a parent or guardian.


Church Stall: If you have ordered copies of ‘Day by Day’ or ‘Living Faith’ reflection booklets please collect them as soon as possible.  Other goods are also available from the stall so why not stop and have a look.

Lost Property: If you have lost something and have not yet checked the lost property cupboards at the back of the Church please do so as soon as possible.  They are now reaching their capacity with glasses, soft toys, false teeth, missals, scarves, umbrellas, jewellery and so on.  You name it – it has been left in the Church.  Anything not claimed will be disposed of appropriately in a couple of week’s time.


With every best wish and

Easter blessing to you, your families and

all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.