The Nativity of Our Lord: 25th December 2022
My best wishes to you all for a truly happy and Blessed Christmas. Also, my thanks to everyone for your support and prayers especially over the last few months.
Services this week
Sunday Christmas Day Mass 10.00am
Monday St Stephen Communion Service 10.00am
Friday The Holy Family Communion Service 10.00am
Saturday Communion Service 10.00am
Vigil Mass 6.00pm
Sunday Mass 10.00am
In your charity, please remember in your prayers Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Rosaleen Bostock and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Joan McBeth, Margaret Clelland, Bridget Timms, Faith Doherty, Helena Moffat, Alice Reaburn, Thomas McGeachan, Samuel Coward, Douglas Snedden, Lilian Barber, William McLaughlin and john Darrien whose anniversaries occur about this time
The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £305.41 - grateful thanks to all donors. Also, proceeds from the stall sales amounted to £270.
SVP News – we have a perfectly working second hand Samsung vacuum cleaner available if anyone needs one.
Archdiocesan Directory - The 2023 Archdiocesan Directory is now available for sale. It includes a liturgical calendar and key contacts for churches, schools, organisation and religious orders in the Archdiocese. It is a perfect stocking filler and costs just £3.
Female vocations - Thinking about a vocation to the religious life? Join other young Catholic women to chat and explore God's will in five monthly get-togethers in Edinburgh. Led by Sr Mirjam Hugens FSO, the first one takes place on Sunday 29 January, 4-7pm at St Columba’s, 9 Upper Gray Street. It is a chance to pray, share and discuss in a relaxed environment, and refreshments will be served. The series continues on the last Sunday of each month at the same time/venue: 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr, 28 May. To register or find out more, please email email@example.com
Holy Hour with Archbishop Cushley - Join Archbishop Cushley for Eucharistic Adoration at St Margaret’s Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, to pray for “insight, courage and joy in our mission,” as part of the Synod 2023. It takes place at 6pm on the following dates: Tue 10 Jan, Sun 12 Feb, Sun 12 Mar. No registration required, just turn up and pray.
Valentine’s Retreat 2023 - This free half-day retreat offers couples a chance to reflect on their love and commitment to each other, to God and to their community. It will be led by Annette and Paul O’Beirne, of Equipes Notre-Dame - Teams of Our Lady, which supports married couples in their vocation. They will share some of the stories and tools gathered over their 42 years together. The retreat takes place from 2-5pm on Saturday 11 February at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB (free parking onsite). Register at bit.ly/valentineretreat
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