3rd Sunday of Lent (b)

3rd Sunday of Lent. (b)


Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)

 7.00 p.m. (Tuesday and Friday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


After Mass on Saturday morning.


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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Elizabeth Brown, Patricia Allison, Bridget Ferry, Margaret Bowen, Biddy Bonner, Nora Wood, Eddie Mulligan.

Anniv: Anton Bonner, Henry Livingstone.

Died:   Helen Printie.


Today: The new readers’ rota really is ready for collection. Please collect your copy from the sacristy after Mass today since it comes into effect this weekend.

Today: The new rotas for the Church Cleaning teams are ready for collection from the sacristy after Mass.

Today: The new Eucharistic Ministers’ Rotas are ready for collection. Please take your copy from the sacristy after Mass.

Today: The new Altar Servers’ Rotas are ready for collection. Please take your copy from the sacristy after Mass.

Today: If you did not collect your SCIAF materials last weekend there are still some left at the back of the Church.

Today: All of the Parish Project Bonus Ball numbers were taken last weekend. The bonus ball at the draw of 10th March will be the winning number this time. The owner of the winning number will receive £30.00 and the Parish Project Fund will receive £29.00 Pick your number, sign up and pay at the end of Mass.

Today: Due to the weather no Catholic Papers have been delivered. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Sunday: The Coffee morning due to take place in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Fair Trade group in charge has been postponed because of the weather conditions. This is the middle Sunday of Fairtrade fortnight when we are asked to be more aware and also to support the farmers and workers who grow our food. With Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day. Please see the following link for more information: https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Get-Involved/Current-campaigns/Fairtrade-Fortnight. All welcome.

Sunday: Stations of the Cross & Benediction at 4.00 p.m. Any group of parishioners or any individual parishioners who would like to lead the reflection is welcome to do so. Just let me know which Sunday you would like to be involved in.

Monday: Join the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh for the third in a series of four Lenten talks addressing the question: “Who is my neighbour?” (Luke 10:29). This talk was due be given by Sarah Teather, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service on the topic of “Our Neighbour the Refugee” but has had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions. It is hoped to reschedule for later in the year.

Saturday: New Altar Servers’ training at 11.00 a.m. It is still not too late to start if you are interested. Only requirement is that you must have made your First Holy Communion.

Next Saturday/Sunday there will be a retiral collection for Papal & Episcopal Charities which includes S.C.I.A.F.


Diary Dates:

23rd – 25th March: The Beginning Experience is holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering through bereavement, divorce, separation or widowhood. More details can be obrtained from Ros on 0131.669.0003 or via email at rcm2524@yahoo.co.uk. Applications for a place must be returned by 9th March.

6th – 13th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, will take place. 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the apparitions. Booking is now open and I have some forms and information if you are interested. I have a limited supply in the sacristy. You can also find information at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com. You can also contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 0131.564.0644 or 0800.917.357) ) or email to info@tangney-tours.com).  Booking for the Saint-Frai Centre must be done through the Hospital Booking Secretary, 61 Hailes Gardens, Edinburgh EH13 0JN – Tel 0131.441.1939.


During Lent: Mass will be celebrated in the evening on one night during the week.  It will be on a different night each week.  Hopefully this will give an opportunity for those who cannot come to morning Mass to come along as part of their Lenten preparation. This week it is on Tuesday at 7.00 p.m.

Many thanks indeed to those who battled through the terrible weather to be present for Mass during the week. It was both humbling and edifying.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you,

Monsignor Tony