Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord (b)

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord.  (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:  Frances Brown, Dr. Enrique P. Martinez.

Anniv: Margaret Lowrie, Bill Allan.


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: Altar Servers please come to the sacristy after Mass.

Today: The new rotas for Eucharistic Minsters are ready for collection from the Sacristy after Mass.  Please collect your copy today and don’t leave it until the last minute.

Today: The new boxes of Gift Aid Envelopes are available in the sacristy after Mass.  They come into effect on 12th April (next Sunday) after which all existing envelopes should be destroyed.  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: Refreshments are available in the Hall for everyone after Mass.

Diary Dates:

14th April: 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.

19th April: 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.

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) will be on sale from next Sunday. Please put the date in your diary and come along.


Many thanks indeed to all who have made such great efforts to attend the Lenten, Holy Week and Easter Masses and services.  Your efforts are much appreciated especially in spite of  the inclement weather.

My grateful thanks go to all who have been involved in any way in helping us along the Lenten Journey and now to the celebration of the Resurrection.  Many people have given of their time and talents to help in all sorts of ways.  Their help is very much appreciated since, without their efforts, our liturgies would be the poorer.  The Servers, Musicians, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Passkeepers have all played their part.  Behind the scenes are the church cleaners, the flower arrangers, typist, sacristans, and those who look after us in the Hall after the Easter Masses.  All this work is done in addition to home and family responsibilities.  A very big thank you is due to every one of them for their efforts. Thank you also for the Easter cards and gifts.  They are much appreciated.


With every best wish and

Easter blessing to you, your families and

all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.