Parish News

4th Sunday of Advent - 22 december 2019

Services for the Week


                      SUNDAY:                                            Mass                             10.00 am     

                      MONDAY:                                           Mass                              10.00 am                                  

                      TUESDAY:                          Communion Service                      10.00 am

                                              Midnight Mass preceded by carols                   11.30 pm

                      WEDNESDAY:                 Christmas Day Mass                       10.00 am 

                       THURSDAY:                     Communion Service                      10.00 am

                       FRIDAY:                                             Mass                            10.00 am                     

                     SATURDAY:        The Holy Innocents Mass                             10.00 am                                                                                              

                                                                         Vigil Mass                               6.00 pm


       Vigil – People of the parish;        Sunday –Nancy McCaffrey;

       Monday – John & Marie Hepburn; CHRISTMAS DAY: People of the Parish

       Friday – Annette Dunn;   Saturday: Lilian Barber          


       Confessions: After Saturday morning Mass and 5.30 – 5.55 pm


 In your charity please remember:

Scott Allan, Annie Kennedy, Jean McCullough, and all the sick and housebound.

Also, Lilian Barber,  Margaret Clelland, William Doudie, John  McBeth, Joseph McIntosh, Giuliana Panfighi, Margaret Thomson, James Vallance and Jimmy White, whose anniversaries occur about this time.



WEDNESDAY, the Feast of the Nativity, is a Holyday of Obligation. Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve will be preceded at 11.30 pm, by Christmas Carols. Christmas day Mass is at 10am.


SATURDAY is the Feast of the Holy Innocents and Mass is at 10am and 6pm. 


SINGING SUNDAY - Join us to sing some hymns and carols old and new in preparation for Midnight Mass and the Christmas season - after Mass TODAY.

PILGRIMAGE - We are currently investigating the possibility of a parish pilgrimage to Iona Abbey, which would include two night's accommodation on the Isle of Mull, in August 2020. The cost would be approximately £350, and if preferred a payment plan can be arranged in the months prior to the pilgrimage. The cost includes accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, the hire of a coach, and both entrance to and a guided tour of Iona Abbey. If you would be interested in going, please add your name to the list in the church hall, or email Callum on

OUR MEMORIAL CHRISTMAS TREE - Please feel free to take a memorial tag to write a personal message of remembrance and place it on our memorial Christmas tree. The messages will be displayed on our tree during December.

COLLECTIONS The Offertory Collection last weekend realised £486.37, and the Second Collection, £84.61; Grateful thanks to all donors.

MASS FOR THE HOLY INNOCENTS - The Archdiocesan Pro-Life Office is hosting a Mass for the Holy Innocents on Saturday 28th December at 12 noon in St. Margaret's Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB.


Tea and Coffee will be served after Mass today …. Hope you can join us!!