Message from Mary Buchan

Dear All

A bumper update today, as the Scottish Govt start easing lockdown – enjoy phase one safely and we can look forward to phase two!

Parish News:
Attached are the Parish newsletter for this weekend (and the previous two Sundays) in case you haven’t seen them.

There is an amazing spiritual reading list for your ‘home’ time.

Also, a request for volunteers (aged 18-70) to join the new church attendants rota – a requirement for the opening of churches for private prayer in Scottish Govt’s Phase 2.

Archdiocesan news

1) The Archdiocesan website recently shared news of a postponement to Sept 2021 for the launch of Post-grad courses in Theology and Education at Gillis (Archdiocese HQ in Strathearn Road, Edin). In mid-March, St Mary’s University Twickenham had announced its provision of these courses in association with this archdiocese – very exciting news for the whole of Scotland. Sadly, Covid-19 has caused a delay in the original plans.
See here for details

2) The Bishops of Scotland have issued guidelines to be followed when re-opening churches for private prayer.

See here for details

All being well, this should be around June 18th. The parish newsletter contains the proposed opening hours for the Cathedral and St Andrews.

3) The annual St Margaret’s pilgrimage in Dunfermline will be online this year – Sunday 7 June at 3pm. See here for details.

4) Childrens Liturgy material for today, Trinity Sunday available here

5) Mount Vernon Cemetery remains open for funerals but has been closed to visitors during lockdown. It has recently reopened to visitors at the weekends. See here.

Two uplifting musical clips for you (with thanks to Chris for the prompt):

UK Blessing:

Irish Blessing: