5th Sunday of Easter (a)

5th Sunday of Easter. (a)

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)


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, Pat Carlin, Margaret Bowen, Biddy Bonner.

Died: Rose Boyle.

Anniv: Doreen Fallon, Thomas Hand, Betty & James Hegarty, Ruth & Jum Brennan, Philip & Ruth Ross.


Today:  If you wish, over the weekends of May, you would be welcome to bring either a single flower or a bunch of flowers which would be gathered at the start of Mass and then taken to the statue of Our Lady. Hopefully this would build up into a great shrine of flowers symbolising our devotion to Our Lady.

Sunday: The Noisy Nutters group is in charge of the Coffee morning in the Hall after Mass. All welcome to go round and sample the fares on offer.

Tuesday: Meeting for all readers and also for anyone interested in joining the team of readers who play such a key part in the celebration of our Liturgies. It is at 7.00 p.m. in the Church. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.

Wednesday: Newman Association 75th Anniversary Lecture. The Edinburgh Circle celebrates 75 years of the Newman Association with a special lecture by Sir James MacMillan. The subject is “Music, Modernity, the continual search for the Sacred, and the place that Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius has in it.” It takes place in Mayfield Salisbury Church, 18,West Mayfield, Edinburgh EH91QT at 7.30 pm.  All are warmly welcome to attend.

Thursday: The Archdiocesan Heritage Commission hosts the annual Gillis Lecture which will be held this year at 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. at Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road. Stephen Callaghan, director and writer of The Margaret Sinclair Story, will speak on Truth, Beauty, Goodness: Faith and the Arts. If you wish to attend email ogormley46@gmail.com.

Next Sunday:   Meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers at 2.30 p.m. in the Church. It will be followed by May Devotions and Benediction at 4.00 p.m. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.


Diary Dates:

24th May: It has been a while since the Hall has had a thorough cleaning so it would be good to catch up. The more who can come to the Hall at 7.00 p.m. the better and the less time it would take. Will you give a hand ?

27th May: A special celebration after the Vigil Mass to which you are welcome. Listen carefully to what is said by a speaker at the beginning or end of Mass.  Numbers will be needed since a light buffet is going to be provided so collect a free ticket if you plan to come.   There will be some entertainment. All very mysterious!

11th June: Annual Pilgrimage to Dunfermline in honour of St. Margaret.  Pilgrims can arrive from 10.00 a.m. onwards to explore the historic sites associated with St Margaret. Guided tours will be available. A covered picnic area will also be available in the town’s Pittencrieff Park.  The procession of the saint’s relics through the streets of Dunfermline will start at 2.15 p.m. led by the Dunfermline District & Scottish Transport Regiment Pipe Band.  Mass will then be celebrated in St. Margaret’s Church at 3.00 p.m. with Archbishop Cushley as the main celebrant followed by individual/family blessings with the relic.

Holy Mass will follow at 3pm in St Margaret’s Memorial Church with Archbishop Leo Cushley as the principal celebrant. Individual and family blessings with the relic will be available afterwards. Holy Mass will follow at 3pm in St Margaret’s Memorial Church with Archbishop Leo Cushley as the principal celebrant. Individual and family blessings with the relic will be available afterwards. Scottish Transport Regiment Pipe Band.

Congratulations to the boys and girls who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday evening. It was a beautiful celebration and everything went very well. Thank you to parents, sponsors, teachers, musicians, servers, those involved in preparing the Church and all who helped with the refreshments in the hall afterwards but above all to the boys and girls themselves who are a great credit to their families, their schools and themselves.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.