Third Sunday of Lent - 3rd March 2024
Services this Week
Sunday 3rd March 2024
10.00am Mass (Andrew Liddle)
10.00am Holy Communion Service
10.00am Mass (Richard Blair rip)
7.00pm Stations of the Cross
10.00am Mass (Ann McQuade rip)
10.00am Holy Communion Service
6.00pm Vigil Mass (Kevin Doak)
Sunday 10th March 2024
In your charity, please remember in your prayers...
Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker, Jan Stewart, Susan Dunn and Sadie Clelland and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Gloria, Danuta Wojtasinska, Andrew Liddle, Andrew Cummings, Annette Dunn, Peter Malarky and Cameron Dunne whose anniversaries occur at about this time.
The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £483.40 grateful thanks to all donors. There will be a special collection for SCIAF on Sunday 10th March.
The Beginning Experience is holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. The weekend will take place from -7th April 2024 at St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth. For details contact: Louise on 07926 571004 or email: email@example.com. Completed application forms need to be returned by 22 March 2024.
Pathways of Hope - A forum on Catholic Social Teaching and Poverty titled ‘Pathways of Hope’ takes place on Saturday 16 March 10:30am-3:00pm at The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Register at bit.ly/pathwaysofhopeevent
200 Club – The winners of the February Draw are Angela Irvine and Catherine Robinson – congratulations!
Scotland's Pro-Life Stations of the Cross - Mondays in Lent - Every Monday in Lent we’ll gather online to reflect, repent and renew our commitment to “the greatest work on earth” – protecting unborn children and their mothers. We’ll pray for the strength and encouragement to play our part in building a culture of life where no child is unwanted, no woman unloved and the pressures which lead to abortion no longer exist.
Register here: https://bit.ly/lentstations
The Fellowship of the Least Coin The idea for the Fellowship of the Least Coin emerged as a vision from God to Mrs. Shanti Solomon of India. She was part of the Pacific Mission Team of seven women from different countries that travelled in Asian countries after the World War II, in September 1956. It was organized by Dr. Margaret Shannon on behalf of the women of the Presbyterian Church of the United States. Shanti Solomon, who was refused a visa to Korea, went to Manila, Philippines while other members of the team proceeded to Korea. She reflected on the experiences of their travel in the war-torn countries of Asia and was inspired to promote reconciliation, justice, and peace.
On the return of the team, she suggested that prayer could transcend every national boundary. She challenged the Christian women of Asia and the women from the Presbyterian Church of the United States to combine their efforts and resources and launch a project of justice, peace, and reconciliation on an international basis. It was to be a project of Christian prayer and positive action in which every Christian woman could participate, no matter what her economic position was. Every time a woman prayed, she was to set aside a “least coin” of her currency. It was an encouragement to the women of the team to demonstrate their unity in Christian faith, regardless of their country or economic circumstances. They all accepted it as their sincere desire to express their solidarity with suffering humanity and with women of every nation. In 1958, at the first Assembly of the Asian Church Women’s Conference (ACWC) held in Hong Kong, the ACWC agreed to launch the Fellowship of the Least Coin. At the second Assembly in Thailand in 1962, the Assembly voted to make the promotion of the FLC a basic outreach programme of the ACWC. The East Asia Christian Conference (EACC), now known as the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) administered the FLC fund from 1958-1970. In 1970 Mrs. Shanti Solomon, the founder, was named the Executive Secretary of the FLC and of the ACWC. From then on, the ACWC took the responsibility to administer the FLC Fund. If you wish to contribute your coins, please place them in the basket in the Church Hall. Thank you.
Sale of Cards – Pauline will be selling cards after Mass to raise funds for ‘Butterfly AVM’, see butterflyavmcharity.org.uk for more information.
There will be tea and coffee – and baking! – after 10.00am Mass today.