Parish News

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: 6th November 2022

Services this week:

  • Sunday at 10am: Mass
    Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Monday at 10am: Holy Communion Service
    Monday in the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
  • Tuesday at 10am: Requiem Mass
    Funeral of the late John Mullen
  • Thursday at 7pm: Parish Memorial Service
    Feast of St Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor
  • Friday at 10am: Holy Communion Service
    Feast of St Martin of Tours
  • Saturday at 10am: Holy Communion Service
    Feast of St Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr
  • Saturday at 6pm: Vigil Mass
    Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Sunday at 10am: Mass
    Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Father Forrest and Father John McAllister, and all the sick and the housebound Also Edith McDonald, Peter Hempstead, James and William Dunn, Ewan Hamilton, Mary Barrett, Teddy Gilbert, Josephine McAllister and Anthony Donnachie whose anniversaries occur about this time. 


The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £350.12 and the special collection for the missions raised £392.80 - grateful thanks to all donors. 

Safeguarding Matters - The latest edition of the Safeguarding Matters newsletter for the Catholic Church in Scotland is now available in the news section at

Save these dates for your diary:

To mark the month of November, dedicated to praying for the Holy Souls and remembering all those who have died, we will gather in prayer on the following occasions:

  • 10 Nov at 7pm in the church - evening of prayer and remembrance for those who have died, especially those who died during times of restrictions and pandemic. 
  • 20 Nov at 11am, following Sunday Mass - prayers in Bo’ness Cemetery (a short time of prayer for the Holy Souls buried in Bo’ness Cemetery). 
  • 27 Nov at 11am, following Sunday Mass - prayers in New Carriden Cemetery (a short time of prayer for the Holy Souls buried in New Carriden Cemetery). 

Our annual St Andrew’s Day celebration is also returning following the pandemic:

  • 30 Nov at 7pm in the church - St Andrew’s Day celebration (a time of prayer and music followed by a fish supper in the church hall - tickets are now on sale in the hall for £3 each). 

Holy Hour with Archbishop Cushley: Join Archbishop Cushley for Eucharistic Adoration at St Margaret’s Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, to pray for “insight, courage and joy in our mission,” as part of the Synod 2023. It takes place at 6pm on the following Sundays: 18 Dec, 8 Jan, 12 Feb, 12 Mar. No registration required, just turn up and pray.

Vacancy – administrator: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an Administrator. The position is full time (Mon-Fri) and the annual wage is £21,000 per annum. Full details at To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to by Monday 7 November.

ACN event: Dr John Newton from Aid to the Church in Need gives a talk at St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, on Wednesday 9 November on The Crisis in the Church in East Asia. The event is hosted by Friends of St Mary's Cathedral, and is a special event to highlight Red Wednesday, an event to raise awareness and to pray for persecuted Christians, who are the most discriminated against religious group in the world. Tickets £5. Register at 

Bethany Welcome Centre: The Bethany Welcome Centre in Jane Street, Edinburgh, is looking for catering teams to help serve food. If your parish would like to organise a team to assist the homeless please contact Naomi Miller on 07551 264 516 or at

Prisoners’ Week: Prisoner’s Week begins on Sunday 20 November. A launch service takes place at Bishopbriggs Community Church that day at 5pm. For full details and resources please see