Safeguarding Training Opportunities

Our recent safeguarding audit highlighted a need for more volunteers to do training. Mr Coyne will have already been in touch about this. Chris McCabe is the co-coordinator for this training and she is keen to help us address our training backlog.  She has booked the following dates: Monday 26th March at 7 pm and Tuesday 17th April at 7 pm. The venue is the parish rooms. Can you contact Chris directly at to say if you are able to make one of the sessions.

Keith Patrick Cardinal O’Brien RIP


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Cardinal O’Brien, Archbishop Emeritus of this Archdiocese, who died last week. The late Cardinal’s Requiem Mass will take place at the Church of St Michael, Westmoreland Road, Newcastle on Thursday 5 April at 1.00pm. The interment of his body will then take place at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Edinburgh on 6 April at 1.00pm The Cardinal’s body will be laid to rest in the grave of his mother and father. The Archbishop will offer a Month’s Mind Mass here at the Cathedral at 12.45pm on 19 April. 



As you know, at the Easter Vigil we received six people into the Church: Ross, Morag, Jennifer, Lesley, Jamie and Tracey – and we confirmed a further 18 adults. This is the end of a long journey of faith for them. I know that you will make them very welcome as they make this step and I ask you to keep them all in your prayers as the get used to being part of our Christian community.

Happy Easter!

On behalf of all the clergy and the whole team I would like to wish you all a truly Happy and Holy Easter. It has been a great Lent – with consistently high turn outs for Stations of the Cross and Confessions and so I would also like to thank you for participating so well and so wholeheartedly throughout Lent this year. I would also like to thank all those of you who have worked so hard to make all the services of the Sacred Triduum so beautiful and so memorable: the servers, the cleaners, the flower team, the passkeepers, the RCIA team and of course our wonderful choir led by Marian. Thank you all for all you do for the Church. We wish you all a Blessed Easter.

Day, Time, Holy Day & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sunday 1st April 10:30am Easter Sunday Mary Montgomery (RIP)
Sunday 1st April 12:00 noon Extraordinary Form N/A
Friday 6th April 09:30am N/A Patrick & Eileen O’Driscoll

Rota for Next Sunday – 8th April

Role Person(s)
Readers Louise
Gardiner, Nancy
Ministers of Holy Communion
Philip Dorrian, Anna Fraser, Margaret
Fey Family
Passkeeper Andrew & Rosemary Milligan
Flowers Pat Hernandez
Tea/Coffee Fey Family
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.