Parish Amalgamation

The Archbishop has received word from Rome that his decision to merge our parishes has been upheld by the Congregation for Clergy. This means that St Andrew’s and the Cathedral are now one Parish. While I can understand why some may regret this merger, we should take comfort from the fact that, unlike in many other places, we will retain our beautiful church and the name of St Andrew. Soon we will begin the process of bringing our two communities together in as many ways as we can.

St Margaret Pilgrimage – Sunday 2nd June

The annual pilgrimage in honor of St Margaret will take place on Sunday 2nd June. Pilgrims are invited to visit sites in Dunfermline associated with the life of the saint from 11am. At 1.45pm we will gather at the Pittencrieff Park gates for the procession. The day will conclude with Holy Mass, celebrated by His Grace the Archbishop, in St Margaret’s Memorial Church at 3pm. For more information, please visit www.stmargaretsdunfermline.co.uk.

Safeguarding Audit

The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available at the back of the church.

Childrens’ Catechists Needed

We need new catechists to join our Childrens classes in early September. Classes take place in this church 9:30-10:10am on Sunday mornings during school term. The more volunteers we have; the easier it is to job-share. As this role involves working with our P1-P7 children, who are at a vulnerable age, applicants will need to receive regulatory safeguarding (PVG) approval in advance of taking up the position. Therefore, we are seeking commitment now so that the safeguarding process can be completed with no last-minute rush. If you could help, please speak to Fr Jamie or Mary Buchan before or after mass. Thank you – we would love to hear from you!

Parish Outing to Scone Palace – Sat 11th May

For the first time in literally ages the parish is going on a day out!! On Saturday 11th May we will travel in two coaches to Scone Palace, near Perth. It will be a lovely day out and a great occasion to build up the Community of the parish. Tickets are priced at only £20 for adults which includes everything including lunch (Cheap – Ed!). And to encourage families (through the generosity of a very kind benefactor) we are offering tickets for children at only £5!! There are only 100 places on the trip – so hurry to buy your tickets after Mass today – while stocks last!!

Rota for Next Sunday – 24th March

Role Person(s)
Readers Catherine & Finn Stewart
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott, Margaret Guest
Bidding Prayers Fey Family
Passkeeper Michael McNaught-Davies
Flowers Pat Hernandez
Tea/Coffee Nancy & Fiona McDermott
Cash Counting Siun & John Whyte

If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member.

Extraordinary Ministers: we need only the 1st and 2nd named, if 2 priests concelebrate the Mass.

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sunday 17th 10:30 am NA Tom Sutherland (RIP)
Sunday 17th 12 noon Extraordinary Form NA
Tues 19th 09:30am St. Joseph Bridget Martin (RIP)
Fri 22nd 09:30 am NA Moyra Veronica Banks (RIP)