Palm Sunday 28th March 2010

Services for Holy week

  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am Mass 7.00pm
  • TUESDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY: Mass: 10.00 am  Ecumenical Way of the Cross 7.30 pm
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY: Mass of the Last Supper 7. 00 pm
  • GOOD FRIDAY: Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 pm Veneration& Way of the Cross 7.00 pm
  • HOLY SATURDAY: Easter Vigil Mass 8.00 pm

Maundy Thursday commemorates Our Lord’s institution of the Sacraments of Holy Communion and the Priesthood Good Friday is a day of Fasting and Abstinence


Collections: The Offertory collection last weekend realized £479.35 and the second collection, £109.68 Grateful thanks to all who donated.

Chrism Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday at 7.00 pm.The Cardinal will bless the holy oils for use in our parishes

This is Easter Duty time, which requires Catholics to receive Holy Communion and, if necessary, go to Confession.

A Plenary Indulgence may be gained by those who devoutly make the Way of the Cross.

There is a Lenten Alms Basket in the church. Proceeds go to charities of the Cardinal’s choice.

Please return the SCIAF Lenten Boxes ASAP- – Thank you!

Tea and Coffee will be served in the Hall after Mass today – All welcome!

In your charity, please remember; Roddy Chisholm, Thomas Gourlay, George McCallum, Peter O’Connor and all the sick and housebound.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: People of the Parish
  • SUNDAY: Mgr Brennan
  • MONDAY: Mary Rutherford
  • TUESDAY: Ian McAllister
  • WEDNESDAY: Helen Ward-Birkby
  • THURSDAY: Catherine Rodger

The new Gift Aid Envelopes are available in the Hall.

About the Gift Aid Scheme

The Scheme came into being in April 2000. It is of great benefit to the recipient charity, which can reclaim tax from the Inland Revenue and is simple and flexible to operate

  • You can pay variable amounts
  • There is no minimum time period
  • Any UK tax payer can join the Scheme
  • You can cancel at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone Gift Aid?

No. You must be a UK tax payer and have paid as much tax in the year as we are claiming back.  Example: If you give £5 each week, we can claim back a further £1.40 for each offering (28p in the £1), as long as you have paid at least £72.80 in tax during the year. (£1.40 [tax paid on £5] x 52 [number of offerings] = £72.80)

As a tax payer, why should I Gift Aid my offerings to the Church?

By doing so, the Parish can increase its income at no extra cost to you.

What does it involve?

You must sign a simple Gift Aid Declaration form, which states that you wish St Mary’s Church to treat all donations made from the date of the declaration as Gift Aid donations and to reclaim the tax accordingly.

Is there anything else I have to do?

You will have to make your offerings using numbered envelopes (or by Bankers Order or cheque) as all such payments have to be recorded by the Parish.

What if my circumstances change?

Simply let us know.

Who else will know about my offerings?

Be assured that the Church holds all information on Gift Aid offerings in the strictest confidence.

Can I support several charities at the same time?

Yes, as many as you like, but you must make a separate Gift Aid Declaration for each charity.

Can I Gift Aid retrospectively?

Yes, the rules allow us to reclaim tax retrospectively, back as far as six years.