Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ (b)

Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ.  (b)

Corpus Christi.

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 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, Monsignor Rae, Father Tony MacDonald.


Anniv: Jean Connolly


Today: The new Altar Servers’ Rota is ready for collection from the sacristy after Mass.  Please collect it today since it comes into effect this weekend.

Today: Please take a copy home of the notes from the recent Parish meeting about the re-structuring process initiated by Archbishop Cushley.  If you wish, the reverse side provides an opportunity for you to complete a SWOT response to the proposed plan and return in due course. They will become part of any response being made to the Archbishop when he comes to meet the clusters. There is a box at the back of the Church should you wish to return your replies. They do not need to be signed. SWOT = Strengths; Weaknesses; Opportunities and Threats.

Today: Congratulations to those who completed the Sponsored Walk in aid of Parish Project Fund last Sunday and those who walked even further than they needed to !  Any monies due should be returned as quickly as possible please.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning after Mass will be taking place.  This week it will be run by the Fair Trade group. All welcome in the Hall after Mass.

Tuesday: 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.

Next Saturday: The first Open Forum meeting of the Catholic Education Commission will take place at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  The theme of the morning is: “Developing Catholic Teachers and School Leaders: to ensure the future of Scotland’s Catholic schools”.   Members of the Scottish Catholic community – parents, teachers, clergy – are invited to discuss issues such as: How are teachers being recruited, educated and supported to work in Catholic schools?

Next Sunday: Celebration of First Communion during the 10.00 a.m. Mass for the children of St. Cuthbert’s.  Seats will be reserved in the centre of the Church for the children and their families.

Next Sunday: There will be a special Mass in the Cathedral at 3.00 p.m. to mark the 50th Anniversary of SCIAF.  The organisers say “This is an opportunity for us to thank you and your parishioners for being part of SCIAF’s history and for your support over the years. Together, we’ve touched the lives of millions of people around the world.  We’d also like to share Pope Francis’ 50th Anniversary message to SCIAF with you and join with you in prayer for our brothers and sisters overseas.

After Mass there will be a reception in St Mary’s Parish Hall. Please join us for tea and coffee and explore our SCIAF Story exhibition sharing stories and photos of some of the life-changing work you’ve helped us achieve over the last 50 years.” If you intend going please advise Andrew Forsyth 0141 354 5555 or

Diary Dates:

21st June:   Summer Clothes Bank Uplift. We are looking for any unwanted clothing/paired shoes, belts, bags and soft toys for our Summer Clothes Bank collection in June. All donations will be weighed and we will receive 50p per kilo (approx. £5 per black bag). Bags can be handed in on the morning of 21st June. All proceeds will go to the Parish Project.

27th June: Annual Barbeque & Quiz Night after the evening Mass.  Tickets will be on sale from next weekend, priced £7.00 and £3.00 with all proceeds going to the Parish project.

28th June: The Parish of St. Margaret’s in Dunfermline will play host to a revitalised and new summer pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret of Scotland. The day’s events will include:

12 noon onwards: Pilgrims can explore the numerous holy sites associated with St Margaret throughout Dunfermline using the Pilgrim Guide Booklet.

12 noon to 2.45 pm: SCIAF Family activity in St Margaret’s Church Hall.

3.00 pm Procession with relics from Pittencrieff Park to St Margaret’s Church

4.00 pm Holy Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Leo Cushley

If you plan to attend, please let Fr Chris Heenan know so he can gauge the number of Pilgrim Books (£1) to prepare. Email:

30th June – 4th July:  ‘Setting out on the Road’ – an introductory course on teaching Religious Education in Catholic schools, leading to an award of a certificate by the Scottish Catholic Education Service recognised by the Catholic Bishops of Scotland. Further details can be found on the notice board.

The Church Stall still has cards and gifts suitable for First Communions in stock.  Why not have a look and see if there is anything that suits you.

Situation Vacant exists within the Archdiocese for a R.E. Primary Advisor.  Fuller details are on a poster in the porch.


With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.