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3rd Sunday of Easter - 23rd April 2023

Services this week

Sunday 23rd April 2023

Mass      10.00am


 Holy Communion Service         10.00am


Reception of Lillian Fraser             6.00pm


Funeral Mass for Lillian Fraser     11.30am


 Holy Communion Service            10.00am


 Holy Communion Service             10.00am

Vigil Mass                                         6.00pm

Sunday 30th April 2023

Mass                                               10.00am


In your charity, please remember in your prayers Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker and Gerry Henderson and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Mary Hamilton, Maureen Robertson, G Cuthbertson, David Clelland and Neil Martin whose anniversaries occur about this time. And Lillian Fraser who died recently.


Latest News…

The Offertory Collections on 9th and 16th April amounted to £485.09 and £413.08 respectively - grateful thanks to all donors.

Congratulations to the children of St Mary’s and Sacred Heart Primary Schools who were confirmed here on Wednesday evening. It was lovely to see the church so full and busy and to welcome everyone as we celebrated the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the children! Just as at Pentecost over 2,000 years ago, may the Spirit now fill them with the gifts needed to do God’s work throughout the world!

Prepare for Pentecost Join this six-week online  talk series to prepare and learn more about two major feasts at the end of Eastertide: Pentecost and Holy Trinity Sunday. Led by Sister Anna Marie McGuan RSM and Fr Kevin Douglas, it will take a closer look at what we believe about the Holy Trinity based on the writings of St Thomas Aquinas. Begins on Tuesday 2 May at 7:30pm (1 hour). Register at

St Margaret’s Pilgrimage 2023 St Margaret Pilgrimage returns to Dunfermline on Sunday 18 June. Mass is at 2:30pm in St Margaret’s Memorial Church in East Port, with Archbishop Cushley as principal celebrant. Prior to that there is an ecumenical service at 12:30pm in Dunfermline Abbey, followed by prayers at the tomb of St Margaret. Join people from across the Archdiocese and beyond to give thanks to God for St Margaret’s example of faith, charity and leadership. 

Mass for Married & Engaged Couples Archbishop Leo Cushley will celebrate Mass for Married and Engaged Couples at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh at 7:15pm on Wednesday 31 May. Reception in Coffee Saints afterwards. If you are celebrating a significant anniversary this year, or know couples who are, please email Fr Jeremy Milne so an invitation can be sent. Submit names, address and number of years being celebrated to, or phone 0131 334 1693.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2023 There’s still time to book your place on the Archdiocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, which takes place from 7-14 July. Everyone is welcome, and those with disabilities/medical issues are especially invited - you will be cared for 24/7 by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and support workers. Financial assistance may be available to support your pilgrimage. For full details visit or email

World Day of Prayer for Vocations Next Sunday (30 April) is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Please pray that more men and women answer God’s call to the priesthood and the religious life. Keep in your prayers the seminarians from the Archdiocese – Peter Shankland and Paul Henderson (Beda College, Rome), Gerard Holden and Matthew McCafferty (Scots College, Rome) and Matthew Frankland (Royal Scots College, Salamanca). If you feel called to the priesthood or religious life, have a chat with our vocations director Father Andrew Garden on 0131 663 4286 ( or Sister Mirjam Hugens, director for Religious Vocations, on 0131 623 8902

Called & Gifted Workshop Identify your charisms (spiritual gifts) and discern God’s call through the Called and Gifted Workshop. It is hosted by the Archdiocese in collaboration with the St Catherine of Siena Institute and takes place on Saturday 20 May from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Cost is £25 and includes materials, online access, and lunch. Details and registration at

Rethink Abortion Training Day This day will help you clarify your own beliefs to become more effective and informed in real-life discussions about pro-life issues. It takes place on Saturday 13 May from 10am-5pm in Turnbull Hall Catholic Chaplaincy, 15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8LG. To book a place go to Tickets £25 (includes lunch and refreshments).

Baroque Concert Young professional musicians will perform Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in Cm, Bach Harpsichord Concerto in Dm, Bach Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (‘May our mouth be full of laughter’) BWV110. Tickets on the door £14 (Students and u16 £7). Saturday 28 April, 7:30pm at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston, Edinburgh.

Songs of Heavenly Visions – the Music of St Hildegard of Bingen Rebecca Tavener introduces the life and music of St Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) with concert performance by Scottish Early Music group Canty.  Free admission (donations welcome).Thursday 4 May at 7pm at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston, Edinburgh.