23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - 4th September 2022
Services this week
Sunday 23rd Sunday of the Year Mass 10.00am
Monday St Theresa of Calcutta Mass 10.00am
Tuesday Funeral – Bobby Davidson Mass 12.00pm
Thursday Nativity of Our Lady Mass 10.00am
Friday Mass 10.00am
Saturday Mass 10.00am
Vigil Mass 6.00pm
Sunday 24th Sunday of the Year Mass 10.00am
The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £413.80 - grateful thanks to all donors.
Tuesday 6th September – the funeral Mass for Bobby Davidson takes place at 12 noon.
Thursday 8th September is the feast of the Nativity of Our lady. Mass will be at 10am and the pupils of St Mary’s Primary School will attend and will undertake the readings, bidding prayers etc.
Season of Creation The Season of Creation is on from 1 September to 4 October. This year’s theme is ‘Listening to the voice of creation’. Find out more at https://seasonofcreation.org/. Please consider reading Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si,’ on caring for our common home – it is freely available online by searching ‘Laudato Si’.
Annual Caritas, Justice & Peace Mass This takes place at 7pm on Monday 5 September at St Columba’s, Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh. The lead celebrant is Canon Brian Gowans, Vicar Episcopal for the Archdiocese’s Caritas Justice & Peace Commission, and there will be a homily from Fr David Stewart SJ. Buffet and refreshment served in hall after. Register at bit.ly/caritasmass
My Faith & Scotland Is Scotland a tolerant country for people of faith? Take part in an in-depth conversation on the experience of Christians and Muslims, with guest speakers outlining obstacles and opportunities. This event takes place at the parish hall of St John Cantius & Nicholas, Main Street, Broxburn, on Saturday 10 September, from 11am to 3pm. Register at bit.ly/myfaithscotland
Margaret Sinclair The national Venerable Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage is on Sunday 18 September. It starts at 2pm and concludes with Mass at 4:30pm. This will be an afternoon of quiet reflection and prayer for the beatification of Margaret Sinclair. Find out more about this holy Edinburgh woman at www.margaretsinclair.scot
Red Mass The annual Red Mass will see members of Scotland’s legal fraternity come together for Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh at midday on Sunday 18 September. It will be celebrated by Archbishop Cushley and a reception will follow in Coffee Saints café. All welcome.
Youth Pilgrimage The National Pilgrimage for young people aged between 16-30 takes place on Saturday 24 September in Dunkeld, Perthshire. It includes walks to holy sites, talks and Mass. A bus will leave from the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh at 9:30am (£10). To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine: O Loving God, your Son, Jesus Christ, came into the world to do your Will and leave us His Peace. Through the intercession and example of our Blessed Mother Mary, Queen of Peace, grant us the wisdom and humility to reflect that peace to the world. Inspire our thoughts, words, and deeds to bear witness to your presence in our hearts. May your Holy Spirit fill us with every grace and blessing so that we may pursue what leads to peace for all humanity. Amen
Telephone numbers in case of emergency:
St Michael’s, Linlithgow: 01506 842145
Christ the King/Sacred Heart, Grangemouth: 01324 482 253
St. Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk: 01324 623 567
St. Alexander’s, Denny: 01324 823 310
Please call St Alexander’s for the chaplain for Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Strathcarron Hospice.