Solemnity of Pentecost (b)

Solemnity of Pentecost. (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)

10.00 a.m. (Thursday –Funeral Mass)

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, Nora Wood.

Anniv: Helen & Peter Crossan.

Died: Cathy Duffy, Suzanne Laird.


Sunday: The Coffee Morning will take place after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Vocations group in charge. The monthly draw for the 200 Club will also take place. All welcome to go round to the Hall after Mass.

Today: All Parish Project Quiz answer sheets need to be returned. There is a box for them at the back of the Church. If more than one answer sheet is correct there will be a draw for the £5.00 prize and the Bag of Scottish goodies.

Monday: You may be aware that the Holy Father has instituted a Feast called “Our Lady, Mother of the Church.” It is a feast to be kept throughout the whole church every year from now on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday.  There has not been such a Feast in the Church until now.  Since this Feast has a particular relevance to the parish of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, in Currie and to mark the occasion there will be a 7.00 p.m. Mass there followed by refreshments in the Hall afterwards. All are welcome.

Monday: “In God’s Image” comes into effect. This document has been issued as an ‘instruction’ aand promulgated by decree of Archbishop Cushley It defines the safeguarding standards which must be complied with by all those responsible for Safeguarding in every Parish in Scotland. All future training will be based on this document. It can be downloaded at .aspx. There are leaflets available as you leave Mass. There is also a letter from the Bishops’ Conference giving more detail.

Tuesday: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council in the Parish House at 7.00 p.m.

Tuesday: Edinburgh Newman Meeting at which Professor Tom O’Loughlin, University of Nottingham, will speak on “The Eucharist, Yesterday and Tomorrow” at Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall, 18, West Mayfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ  All are warmly welcome to this meeting.  We ask for a small donation to cover our costs.

Friday: Bishop Robert Bourdon from Hearst and Monsonee, Canada, will speak about Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love – what’s it all about? in the Lauriston Centre at 7.30 p.m. All welcome.

Saturday: Scottish Christians against Nuclear Arms are holding a peace witness vigil from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Faslane Royal Naval Base. All welcome.

Next Saturday/Sunday there will be retiral collection help meet the costs of supporting the Retired Priests of the Archdiocese. If you Gift Aid your donation please do not use the Special Collection envelopes in your book of envelopes but take one of the special ones available as you leave Mass.


Diary Dates:

29th May: The Archdiocese is launching a new Pro Life Office. Its aim is to give a positive message of hope and support to unborn children, their mothers and all who need help.  It will be run under the supervision of Father Jeremy Milne, Vicar Episcopal for Marriage and Families.  He has asked that two delegates from each parish to go along to this launch at 7.00 p.m. in Gillis with the possibility of becoming the ongoing Parish pro Life representatives and point of contact.  If you are interested on representing the Parish please let me know so that I can advise Gillis accordingly.

3rd June: Celebration of First Holy Communion during the 10.00 a.m. Mass. Seats will be reserved in the centre aisle for the children and their immediate families.

3rd June: The Annual Pilgrimage in honour of St. Margaret takes place in Dunfermline. Full details are on the poster in the porch, giving details of times for Procession and Mass. There are also fliers available for you to take as you leave Mass.

2nd – 6th July: New Dawn Catholic Pilgrimage Conference takes place in St Andrews, Fife from Monday 2 to Friday 6 July. More details at

Parish Projects: Last Saturday’s Tea dance raised an amazing £611.50 for the fund. Many thanks go to those who worked so hard to organise this and to those who came along to support it.  It brings the total to £5282.80 with the quiz total still to be added. It was good to see so many enjoying themselves.

Sensitive Issue: Someone asked me recently if the only way your name comes off the request for prayers for the sick is by dying. Obviously this is not the case but it did alert me to the fact that some names have been on for a significant time and no one seems to know who some of the people are and whether they should still be on the list.  Therefore I propose to take all the names off the list from the first weekend in June unless someone from the family asks that they be kept on.  The list would then be built up again. It is best if it is a family member makes this request since it can happen that someone does not want their name on the list and a well intentioned neighbour, friend or parishioner has made the request without asking the person’s permission.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you,

Monsignor Tony.