Fourth Sunday of Lent
Services for the Week
- SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
- MONDAY: Mass 10.00 am
- Lenten Service 7.00 pm
- FRIDAY Mass 10.00am
- SATURDAY Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm
Confessions: On request to Father Forrest
ANNIVERSARIES - The following have anniversaries that occur at about this time:
Paddy Young, Jay Young, Christopher McCrea (Jnr.), Joseph Ruth, John Murray, Bernard McCafferty and Barry Anderson
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
MASS – THE SIGN OF PEACE - The ‘Sign of Peace’ will be introduced back into the Mass this weekend. For the time being it is recommended that a bow instead of a handshake would be the safest way of showing the sign.
COLLECTION - The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £356.35 - grateful thanks to all donors. We also received a donation of £30 towards the minibus, £25 from the Music and Movement Group and £50 from the St Vincent De Paul group – very many thanks.
SVP BULLETIN - As we come to the end of the financial year the Parish SVP would like to thank all who contributed so generously to its funds. This has enabled the group to send £500 to the SVP Ukraine Appeal. The SVP is on a limited schedule at Port Seton; the group hopes to have at least one caravan available this year – details later.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY - After two long years the Children’s Liturgy will restart at the 10am Mass on Sunday 24th April 2022 – we look forward to seeing you all back.
PRAYING FOR OUR SICK AND HOUSEBOUND PARISHIONERS - We would like to return to praying weekly for our sick and housebound parishioners at Sunday Masses, and including such prayer requests in our weekly newsletter. To add someone’s name to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to any passkeeper. Please get agreement from the person concerned, and don’t forget to let us know if they no longer should be on the list.
EVENT FOR MARRIED COUPLES - A testimony and reflection event for married and engaged couples takes place on Sunday 3 April at 4pm in the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. The testimony comes from Anton and Angela Colella, a Catholic couple from Glasgow, who will discuss the spirituality of marriage and the importance of faith in family life, based on their own experience of 34 years’ marriage. To register and find out more visit bit.ly/ArchEventbrite
LENT – ARCHDIOCESAN STATIONS OF THE CROSS - The Archdiocesan Pro-Life Stations of the Cross takes place online throughout Lent, each Tuesday on Zoom at 7:45pm. It continues on 22 March and will feature a reflection from Deacon Tom McEvoy. Pray with clergy and parishioners from across the Archdiocese for mothers, unborn children and all pro-life intentions. Register at bit.ly/prolifeevents
LENT WITH ST PAUL - The Archdiocese is hosting Lent with St Paul – a Saint’s guide to making the most of Lent. It’s a 30 minute talk at 7:30pm on 21, 28 March and 4 April. Fr Andrew Garden (St David’s, Dalkeith) explores insights and advice from St Paul to help us prepare for Easter. No need to register, watch live on the YouTube Channel of the Archdiocese at bit.ly/ArchYouTube
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE - The Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage is back! Demand is expected to be high for this popular and life-enhancing trip so booking now is recommended. It takes place from 8-15 July and will be led by Archbishop Cushley. All the details you need are at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com/lourdes22
THE MARGARET SINCLAIR STORY - The online Premiere of The Margaret Sinclair Story will be broadcast live on Tuesday 29 March at 7.00pm The Story of Venerable Margaret Sinclair, from Edinburgh, is vividly brought to life in this docu-drama. Watch live at https://youtu.be/7LYFhRoRPz8 After the premiere, Rachel (who plays Margaret in the film) and director Stephen Callaghan will host a public Zoom chat from 8:00pm at https://zoom.us/j/96814393754
GIFT AID - If you are a gift aider and you also put cash into the collection it would be better if you were to put that money in your gift aid envelope instead, we can then reclaim 25p for every pound donated. If you are a taxpayer and not currently in the parish gift aid scheme please consider joining; signing a simple form is all that is required. William McAllister or Tony Edwards can provide further details if you are interested in finding out more.
VOLUNTEERS FOR THE GARDENS - With Spring arriving the work on the parish gardens increases apace. There is currently only a very small group that regularly tend to our award winning grounds. More volunteers are needed to help spread the load – if you could even just give an hour or so of your time it would be such a great help.
SCIAF UKRAINE APPEAL - As well as your prayers, please consider supporting SCIAF’s emergency appeal for Ukraine, if you are able. Donations can be made at https://www.sciaf.org.uk/ To find out how the Catholic Church is helping those in Ukraine see https://www.caritas.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