3rd Sunday of Lent 11th March 2012

Services for the week

  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am Mass and Way of the Cross 7.00 pm
  • THURSDAY Mass 10.00 am
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: (Feast of St Patrick) Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm


Easter Duty Time started on Ash Wednesday and runs until after Easter. During this period, all Catholics must receive Holy Communion and, if necessary, go to Confession. A Plenary Indulgence is available for those who devoutly make the Way of the Cross

Collections: The Offertory collection realized £564.37, and the second collection, £114.96. Grateful thanks to all contributors.

An Appeal today by Sister Eleanor Breen on behalf of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate.

Special Collection next weekend for Papal and Episcopal Charities (including SCIAF)

Children from St Mary’s will make their First Confessions on Thursday evening at 7.00pm

In your charity, please remember: David Clelland, Rona Forrest, Michelle Orr and all the sick and housebound. Rosina Roy, George Stewart and Lawrence Tooey, whose anniversaries occur about this time. Margaret Mullen, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: Rosina Roy
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • MONDAY: Agnes & Tommy Carlin
  • THURSDAY: Margaret Mullen
  • FRIDAY: Bruno & Maria Corvi

Spring Fete : Pupils and Staff of St Mungo’s High School are holding a Spring Fete on Saturday, 17th March from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm. Proceeds in aid of Project India and Duke of Edinburgh Group.

The Knights of St Columba – an Opportunity to Serve: His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is appealing to the laity to assist in the Mission of the Church by becoming more involved in the work of the parishes and communities. Membership of the Knights of St Columba provides the opportunity to respond to the Holy Father’s appeal. Installation of our Office Bearers takes place Mass today.

‘The Beginning Experience’ are holding a weekend for those who find themselves alone because of divorce, separation or bereavement. The event will take place from Friday, 23rd March – Sunday, 25th March. At St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth. For details, please contact Ros on 0131 669 0003 or e.mail: roz25@hotmail.co.uk

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.

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 £1.25 for each offering (25p in the £1), as long as you have paid at least £65.00 in tax during the year. (£1.25 [tax paid on £5] x 52 [number of offerings] = £65.00)

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.