The Nativity of the Lord & the Christmas Season.
The Nativity of the Lord and the Christmas Season. (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.
Anniv: Henry Duffy, Bill Lightheart, Ronnie Fraser, Susan McGowan.
Died: John Daly, Edith Ramsay, Andy Arnott., Thomas Gorman, Celestina Costa.
Wednesday: Mass will be offered today, the Feast of the Holy Innocents at 12 Noon in St Margaret’s Chapel, Gillis Centre, Edinburgh. The Mass will be said for all those who have been victims of abortion, and for the promotion of a culture of life within the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. All are very welcome.
Next Sunday: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
World Day of Prayer for Peace
New Year’s Day
Masses as normal for the weekend.
Vigil Mass at 6.00 p.m. (Saturday) and 10.00 a.m. (Sunday)
11.30 a.m. (Sunday)
In addition to it being a Sunday it is very appropriate to come to Mass and ask God’s blessings on the New Year just begun.
Readers and Eucharistic Ministers please note the normal rota applies to these Masses with readings for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
The money collected in the basket beside the crib goes to the Archbishop’s Care Fun, a fund which he uses to respond to the many requests he receives for financial assistance.
On this last Sunday of the year, it is also appropriate to thank all those members of the Parish who help in different ways to keep the Parish going throughout the year. I sometimes feel that many do not realise just how much work is done behind the scenes and as a result take for granted the efforts made by fellow parishioners. The work that is done to enhance the Liturgy in so many ways, to leading the Children’s Liturgy, to looking after the Fabric of the Church, Hall and House, to counting the collection, to carrying out administration roles such as typing and preparing the Newsletter, to working in the sacristy, to organising social events, to fundraising, to the groups carrying out pastoral roles, is critical to the well-being of the parish. My thanks go to all who help in these ways. My thanks also go to the members of the Parish Pastoral Council who support and advise in all sorts of ways.
The numbers involved are gradually diminishing and so there is a real need for more to become involved both to keep things going which exist and develop the lay involvement in the running of the Parish. Perhaps 2017 will see some fresh blood and new faces come forward to help in these areas.
Thank you also for the cards and generous gifts which you have kindly given. They are much appreciated and will be put to good use.
Day by Day and Living Faith booklets for January are now available from the stall. Please collect your copy of you have ordered one as soon as possible.
With every best wish and Christmas Blessing
To you, your families
And those who are dear to you