Parish News

Easter Sunday - 31st March 2024

Services this week

Sunday 31st March 2024     Easter Sunday

10.00am     Mass (Richard Blair rip)


10.00am     Holy Communion service


10.00am     Holy Communion service

4.30pm      Angus McDonald – Reception into church


10.00am     Angus McDonald – Funeral Mass


10.00am     Mass (Angus McDonald rip)


10.00am     Holy Communion Service

5.30pm      Confessions

6.00pm      Vigil Mass

Sunday 7th April 2024

10.00am     Mass


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

Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker, Jan Stewart,  Sadie Clelland and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Christopher McCrea, Joseph Ruth, Bernard McCafferty, Barry Anderson and Alexander Morrison. whose anniversaries occur about this time. And Angus McDonald and Susan Dunne who died recently.


Latest News…


Message from Father Forrest:  A happy and holy Easter to you all, full of the joy of our risen Saviour, Jesus Christ. My sincere thanks to all who so kindly remembered me this Easter.


Funeral Mass for Angus (Gus) McDonald will take place at 10.00am on April 4th. His remains will be received into the church at 4.30pm on Wednesday 3rd April.


SVP News: Caravans. We have been allocated two dates for the caravan site at Port Seton – Saturday August 10th and Saturday August 17th – for parishioners who would not otherwise get a holiday. Contact SVP if you are interested.


The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £546.50 including a donation of £45 - grateful thanks to all donors.


200 Club: The March draw winners are: No. 72, Gerry Henderson and No 38, Christopher Ball – congratulations!


Gift Aid: If you are a taxpayer and not currently in the parish gift aid scheme please consider joining; signing a simple form is all that is required. The scheme allows us to claim back from the Government 25% of your envelope offerings. In the last Final Year (2023/2024) envelope offerings amounted to just over £12,000 and the loose  offerings amounted to just over £10,000. If a sizeable proportion of the loose offering were to be included in the Gift Aid scheme, then this would significantly increase our tax rebate. This is particularly important currently because our outgoings are significantly greater than our income. William McAllister or Tony Edwards can provide further details if you are interested in finding out more.


Volunteers for the Garden: With Spring having arrived the work on the parish gardens increases apace. There is currently only a very small group that regularly tend to our award-winning grounds. More volunteers are needed to help spread the load – if you could even just give an hour or so of your time it would be such a great help.


SCIAF ‘Wee Boxes’: It is now time for the return of the ‘Wee Boxes’ – just leave them on the table in the hall.