Parish News

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 20th August 2023

Services this Week

Sunday 20th August 2023

Mass            10.00am


Holy Communion Service    10.00am    


Holy Communion Service    10.00am


Holy Communion Service     10.00am

Vigil Mass              6.00pm

Sunday 27th August 2023

Mass            10.00am


In your charity, please remember in your prayers Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker, Jan Stewart and all the sick and the housebound. Also, James Thomson, Marie Dunn, James Clelland, Florence Rutherford and Joseph Ruth whose anniversaries occur at about this time.


Latest News…

The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £408.81, grateful thanks to all donors.

Arrival of Father Emmanuel: When Father Emmanual arrives as our parish Administrator in September he will be housed in Grangemouth. However, Father has not yet passed his UK driving test, so we are looking to put together a rota of drivers to transport him to and from Grangemouth when necessary. There is a list in the hall so please add your name and contact details if you can help in any way. Thank you.

Celebration Mass We look forward to celebrating the 90th birthday of Fr Forrest and marking the Silver Jubilee of Fr Alex Davie which took place during the pandemic. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Alex at 7pm on Monday 21st August and will be followed by tea, coffee and refreshments. All are very welcome and we’d love to see you there!

Safeguarding Training There will be mandatory safeguarding training for all parish volunteers who routinely work with children or vulnerable adults. This will take place on Monday 18th September at 7pm in the church hall. If you are unable to attend or unsure if you are required to, please speak to Callum or email

RCIA The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the official title given to the journey taken by adults who wish to become Catholic. So often we are approached by families or individuals where someone attends Mass regularly and either wishes to become Catholic or wants to find out more about the faith. If this is you, or you know someone who would like to explore their faith, we’d like to offer a very warm welcome to our RCIA open evening in the church hall on Wednesday 27th September at 7.30pm! We will be joined by those who have made this journey before and will discuss what the sessions would look like. 

Special collection There will be a special collection today for the African Missions & Holy Places. Please give generously.

Altar Servers Day A day of faith, fun, and friendship for altar servers takes place at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh on Saturday 16 September at 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please speak to any passkeeper for more information.

Season of Creation Friday 1 September is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It launches the Season of Creation which concludes on 4 Oct. This year’s theme is Let Justice and Peace flow. The Holy Father’s message for the day can be read at

Carfin Pilgrimage The Annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin takes place on Sunday 3 September. Join Archbishop Cushley and Bishops from across Scotland to pray for peace, particularly in the Ukraine.

Caritas, Justice & Peace Mass The annual Caritas, Justice and Peace Mass takes place at St Columba's Church, Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh, at 6:30pm on Monday 4 September. This year’s preacher is Fr Ian Stevenson, Principal RC Chaplain (Army) & Deputy Assistant Chaplain General who will speak on the theme: 'Peace in a Military Context'.  After Mass there will be a hot food buffet. Please register at so organisers can estimate numbers for catering.

Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage The 2023 National Pilgrimage to pray for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair is on Sunday 17 September at St Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NA. 12:30-1.50pm Refreshments and sale of candles & goods; 2:00pm Holy Hour with Rosary, Confession, Silence, Hymns & Benediction; 3:00pm Reflection & Novena Prayers; 3:30pm break for refreshments and sale of candles & holy items; 4:30pm Holy Mass.