Parish News

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - 21st January 2024

Services this Week

Sunday 21stJanuary 2024

Mass                          10.00am


Holy Communion Service     10.00am


Mass                          10.00am (Sadie Mulraney RIP)


Mass                          10.00am (Kathryn Markey RIP)


Exposition and Private Prayers                  7.00pm

Teaching Session (Know Your Faith)          7.30pm


Rosary                        9.30am

Mass                         10.00am   (James Barrett RIP)


Holy Communion Service     10.00am

Confessions               5.30pm

Vigil Mass                    6.00pm  (Sadie Mulraney RIP)

Sunday 28th January 2024

Mass                      10.00am (Kathryn Markey RIP)



In your charity, please remember in your prayers......

Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker, Jan Stewart, Amy Robertson and Sadie Clelland and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Margaret Martin, Patrick Darrien, Isobel McAvoy, John Carlin, Maureen McAllister, John Dunn, Mary Rohanes, Catherine Hodge, Kate Tooey, George Scobie, Richie Blair and Betty Hughes whose anniversaries occur at about this time.; and Hugh Temperly who died recently.


Latest News…


The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £401.31, grateful thanks to all donors.


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.


Sacraments  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


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 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


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


New Dawn in Scotland hosts a one-day conference and parish healing service at Ss John Cantius & Nicholas Parish in Broxburn on Saturday 3 February. The day will include: Speakers are Fr Frankie Mulgrew, former comedian and a priest from the Diocese of Salford, and Terry Quinn, an International Catholic Evangelist and bible scholar. No registration fee, just turn up on the day (donations welcome).


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.


The February Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes takes place at 3pm on Sunday 4 February at St John the Baptist Church, 37 St Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 8AL. The Mass is organised by the Edinburgh Lourdes Pilgrimage team. Refreshments in hall afterwards. All welcome


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


Tea and coffee will be available after Mass next Sunday and on the last Sunday of the month thereafter– you are all welcome!