2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - 14th January 2024
Services this Week
Sunday 14th January 2024
Holy Communion Service 10.00am
Mass (Sadie Mulraney RIP) 10.00am
Mass (For the sick and the housebound) 10.00am
Exposition and Private Prayers 6.00pm
Teaching Session 6.30pm
Mass (For the Souls in Purgatory) 10.00am
Holy Communion Service 10.00am
Vigil Mass 6.00pm
Sunday 21st January 2024
In your charity, please remember in your prayers.......
Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker, Jan Stewart and Sadie Clelland and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Alexander McIntosh, Evelina Corvi, Fanny Carlin, Andrew McCleary, Patricia McAllister, Marion Crombie and John Temperly whose anniversaries occur at about this time.
The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £401.31, and the Special Collection for Justice and Peace raised £194.12, grateful thanks to all donors. The beautiful flowers at Christmas were paid for by an anonymous donor – very many thanks from us all.
200 Club: We are collecting the 2024 subscriptions to the 200 Club at Masses today – the price of an individual entry remains at £13 for the year. With more members we can increase the value of the monthly prizes as well as those special prizes that we draw in the Summer and at Christmas.
Parish Pastoral Council There will be a meeting of the PPC at 7pm this Thursday 18th January in the Hall. Any member of the Parish is welcome to attend and is encouraged to do so!
As children at St Mary’s Primary School begin to prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, please note the following dates:
- Parental Information Evening for the Sacrament of Reconciliation: 16th January at 7pm
- Parental Information Evening for the Sacrament of Confirmation: 6th February at 7pm
- Parental Information Evening for First Holy Communion: 16th April at 7pm
- Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: 13th March at 7pm
- Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation: 24th April at 7pm in Christ the King, Grangemouth
- Celebration of First Holy Communion: 2nd June at 1pm
Please ensure that you have completed a registration form for your child if they are to be welcomed into any of the sacraments this year. Typically, children will make their first Reconciliation in primary 3, receive First Holy Communion in primary 4 and be Confirmed in primary 7. If your child does not attend St Mary’s, please make sure that the parish is aware by speaking to any passkeeper or emailing Callum.Timms@staned.org.uk.
Job vacancy The Archdiocese is looking to recruit a Finance Officer (full-time). The role holder should have accountancy experience with relevant qualifications and training. For details and how to apply visit https://archedinburgh.org/vacancy-finance-officer/. Closing date for applications is Friday 26 January.
Calling all singers and musicians! The Archdiocesan Music Day is on Saturday 27 January 2024 at The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. It is a free event for those who contribute to the liturgy in their parish through music and/or singing, as well as for anyone interested in finding out more about sacred music. Register at bit.ly/musicday2024
Diploma in Catechetics 2024 Register by Sunday 21 January! Explore the richness and depth of our Catholic faith with the Diploma in Catechetics from the Archdiocese, led by Sr Miriam Ruth Ryan RSM. Includes guided readings, one-to-one support and a retreat. The course begins on Thursday 25 January. Visit bit.ly/archdiploma2024.
Archdiocesan vocations Mass The next Mass to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Archdiocese is on Sunday 21 January at 6:15pm at St Albert's Catholic Chaplaincy, 24 George Square, Edinburgh, EH9 9LD.
Explore God’s will Thinking about a vocation to the religious life? Join other young Catholic women to chat and explore God's will in monthly get-togethers in Edinburgh. Led by Sr Mirjam Hugens FSO, the first one takes place on Sunday 28 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 same time/venue: 25 Feb, 17 Mar, 21 Apr, 12 May and 22 June. To register email email@example.com
Save the date The Archdiocesan Valentine’s Retreat for Married and engaged couples will take place at St Kentigern’s Church, Parkgrove Avenue, Barnton, Edinburgh, on Saturday 10 February 2024. Details to follow soon.
Event The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland Committee for Interreligious Dialogue hosts its Annual Colloquium Residential from Friday 23 February to Saturday 24 February 2024. It takes place at the Conforti Centre in Coatbridge and this year’s theme is The Role Of Religious Experience In Interreligious Dialogue. For details visit https://www.interreligiousdialogue.org.uk/colloquium/