Parish News

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time: 31st October 2021

Services this week:

  • Monday: Mass at 10am
    Solemnity of All Saints
  • Tuesday: Mass at 10am
    Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
  • Friday: Mass at 10am
    Friday of 31st Week in Ordinary Time
  • Saturday: Mass at 10am
    Saturday of 31st Week in Ordinary Time
  • Saturday: Mass at 6pm
    Vigil Mass of 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Sunday: Mass at 10am
    32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 14 November is the World Day of the Poor which was initiated by Pope Francis in 2017 with the theme of “let us love, not with words but with deeds.” The Christian is called to follow the example of Jesus in loving God and neighbour, especially the most vulnerable. In our Archdiocese the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) has been carrying out this mission since 1845.  This year the Caritas, Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese wish to use the Special Collection to be taken that weekend to support two SSVP projects; The Furniture Project based in Dunfermline and the Caravan Project based in Port Seton. 

As COP26 begins in Glasgow and world leaders gather to discuss the climate emergency, Pope Francis led BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day earlier this week. Click here to listen to the Holy Father's words. The Bishops of Scotland will celebrate Mass during COP26 at St Aloysius’ Church, Rose Street, Glasgow, on Sunday 7 November at 1pm. The Mass is for delegates, visitors to Glasgow and all the Faithful of Scotland. Register to attend by clicking here.

SCIAF invites you to march at the Glasgow Global Day of Action on Saturday 6 November. The event takes place during COP26 and brings together those who support Climate Justice. Click here for more details

Annual Archdiocesan SSVP Mass: Everyone is welcome to attend the annual Mass to mark the charitable work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in our Archdiocese. It will be celebrated by Archbishop Cushley at St Patrick’s in the Cowgate, Edinburgh, at 11am on Saturday 20 November.

Synod 2021-2023: Read Archbishop Leo's pastoral letter by clicking here. We will consider how best to take this forward in the parish, and welcome your suggestions.