Solemnity of Pentecost (b)

Solemnity of Pentecost.  (b)



Times of Mass and Confession:

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

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m.  (Monday – Thursday)

9.30 a.m. (Friday, with school children present)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                      After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday.

Other times by arrangement.

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

Sick: Sally McDermott, Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Molly Weir.

Anniv: Margaret McCauley, Edward Malone, Tom Gaughan

Died:  Giovanna Di Rollo, Margaret Allan.

Sunday: We welcome very especially the 13 boys and girls from P4 who will be celebrating their Confirmation and making their First Communion during the 10.00 a.m. Mass. We welcome their parents, families and guests who have come to support them.  They have worked hard, supported by their parents and teachers to reach this important day on their journey of faith.  Please continue to pray for them.  May their enthusiasm and vitality continue and inspire us to renew our commitment. Refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards to which you are all welcome.

Tuesday: The first in a series of five talks, organised at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre, to mark the 50th anniversary of the second Vatican Council  The first one is on ‘Introducing Vatican 11’ and begins at 7.30 p.m.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

Thursday: The tea/coffee coffee morning takes place in the house after 9.00 a.m. Mass. All welcome.  Many thanks to those who hand in their loose bronze coins and even small silver ones.  These can continue to be handed in to the Card Stall at the weekend and the proceeds go to the Parish Project.

Thursday: The Keep Fit class meets in the Hall at 7.00 p.m.  All are welcome to come along and take part.

Next Saturday/Sunday: Although the actual Day for Life is on Thursday, the Bishops of Scotland have asked it be marked as a day of Prayer for Life.  There will be a retiral collection for this work at all Masses.

Diary Dates:

9th June: Monsignor Stephen Robson, currently parish Priest of Our Lady, Star of the Sea in North Berwick and Our Lady of the Waves in Dunbar will be ordained as auxiliary (assistant) Bishop to Cardinal O’Brien in the Cathedral at 1.00 p.m. and all are welcome to take part in the Mass of Ordination.  Please remember him in your prayers as he takes up this new role.

2nd – 6th July: ‘New Dawn in Scotland Family Conference’ will be held at St. Andrews and is timed to coincide with Scottish school holiday. For further information contact the New Dawn in Scotland Office on 447 6153 or use their website There is also a poster in the porch.

Sister Cecilia, the Diocesan Director of SPRED (Special Religious Development Programme for adults and children with Learning Difficulties) is looking for volunteers of any age, men or women, to help in this vital activity in the life of the Church.  The commitment is one evening a week from 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. during term time to accompany an adult with learning difficulties in his/her spiritual journey.  If you are interested please contact Sister Cecilia on 667.9202

Many thanks to all who completed a census form and returned it in the box at the back of the Church.  The first stage of analysis is now underway with the details being put in a Parish Register database. Once this part is complete, and it is a big task, it will be easier to see where people have expressed an interest which will then be followed up. The forms will be left at the back of the Church so that you can still complete one if you have not already done so or if you are a new parishioner.

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony