Parish News

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time: 30 October 2022

Services this week

Sunday    31st Sunday of the Year    Mass    10.00am

Monday   Holy Communion Service               10.00am

Tuesday  All Saints                           Mass      11.30am       Holyday of Obligation


Wednesday   All Souls                      Mass      10.00am

Friday  St Charles Borromeo Holy Communion Service  10.00am

Saturday  Holy Communion Service                10.00am

                                                   Vigil Mass         6.00pm

Sunday 32nd Sunday of the Year      Mass       10.00am



Latest News

The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £350.12 and the special collection for the missions raised £392.80 - grateful thanks to all donors.

Vacancy – administrator
The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an Administrator. The position is full time (Mon-Fri), and the annual wage is £21,000 per annum. Full details at apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to by Monday 7 November.

Special talk on family life - Professor Stephan Kampowski is a world renowned expert on marriage and the family in a Catholic context. He is visiting the Archdiocese from Rome next month to give a series of talks and will speak at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, at 11am on Saturday 5 November. He  will give a morning talk titled ‘Family relationships and personal identity,’ then in the afternoon a talk titled ‘To Promise and to Forgive: Establishing and Healing the Bond between Persons.’  Then follows a Q&A, with Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM and Fr Michael John Galbraith joining the professor. Register at:

ACN event - Dr John Newton from Aid to the Church in Need gives a talk at St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, on Wednesday 9 November on The Crisis in the Church in East Asia. The event is hosted by Friends of St Mary's Cathedral and is a special pre-#RedWednesday event. Tickets £5. Register at

Catholics: Faith and Engagement in Scotland - What does the work of the Scottish Catholic Media Office (SCMO) and Scottish Catholic Parliamentary Office (SCPO) involve? Find out in Catholics: Faith and Engagement in Scotland, a webinar featuring Peter Kearney of the SCMO and Anthony Horan of SCPO. Two optional dates: 1-2pm Wednesday 2 November, register at or 7:30-8:30pm on Thursday 3 November, register at

Safeguarding Matters - The latest edition of the Safeguarding Matters newsletter for the Catholic Church in Scotland is now available in the news section at

All Souls’ Day - Archbishop Cushley will offer Holy Mass for the repose of all the faithful departed who have died in the Archdiocese in the last year, especially those buried at Mount Vernon Cemetery. This will take place at 10am on Wednesday 2 November (All Souls' Day) in the Mount Vernon Cemetery Chapel.


Save these dates for your diary - To mark the month of November, dedicated to praying for the Holy Souls and remembering all those who have died, we will gather in prayer on the following occasions:

• 10 Nov at 7pm in the church - evening of prayer and remembrance for those who have died, especially those who died during times of restrictions and pandemic. 


• 20 Nov at 11am, following Sunday Mass - prayers in Bo’ness Cemetery (a short time of prayer for the Holy Souls buried in Bo’ness Cemetery). 


• 27 Nov at 11am, following Sunday Mass - prayers in New Carriden Cemetery (a short time of prayer for the Holy Souls buried in New Carriden Cemetery). 


Our annual St Andrew’s Day celebration is also returning following the pandemic:


• 30 Nov at 7pm in the church - St Andrew’s Day celebration (a time of prayer and music followed by a fish supper in the church hall - details including ticket prices to follow).