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!

Weekend for Those Suffering through Divorce, Separation or Widowhood

The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood, from 22nd-24th March at St. Mary’s Monastery, Kinnoull. For details see or contact Catherine on 0131 665 3383. Completed Applications must be returned by 9th March 2019.

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.

Young Adults Group – St Josemaria Escriva

Josemaria Escriva

Josemaria Escriva

The Young Adults’ Group meets as usual this Tuesday at 7pm in the Cathedral Café. This week we are delighted to welcome the Mary McGinty, who will talk about St Josemaria Escriva, the Spanish priest and founder of Opus Dei. His message was that everyone, regardless of their state of life, is called to seek holiness through the fulfilment of the ordinary duties of everyday life.

Host UK Lenten Appeal

Would you like to do something extra thoughtful and special this Lent? Host UK’s mission is to give international students a welcome in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Our hosts invite students into their homes for one day or three days and two nights at the weekend. For more information, please visit: or phone us on: 0207 739 6292.

Short-Term Pledge for Lent

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart is once again promoting the “Short-Term Pledge for Lent”. Prayer leaflets and a poster for further information are available in the back. There will also be a Lenten Evening Retreat lead by Father Eamon Sweeney in St. Patrick’s Church, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire on Tuesday 9th April commencing at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Wee Box, Big Change



This year’s SCIAF Lent appeal focuses on Uganda and the thousands of vulnerable young people who, with your support, are being helped to create a brighter future for themselves. The SCIAF packs will be handed out on today. Please give to SCIAF this Lent, make big changes happen with your WEE BOX.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. It is a day of fasting and abstinence which means that all Catholics are obliged to abstain from meat, and all adults between 16 and 65 are obliged to fast. Ashes will be distributed at all Masses here in the church, which will be at 9.30am and 6.00pm (Extraordi-nary Form), and at the Cathedral at 8am, 10am, 12.45pm, 6pm (Polish) and 7.30pm.

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sunday 3rd 10:30 am NA Vincent Short (RIP)
Sunday 3rd 12 noon Extraordinary Form NA
Wednesday 6th 09:30 Ash Wednesday Mary Fennell (RIP)
Wednesday 6th 6 PM Extraordinary Form NA
Fri 8th 09:30 St John Of God Judy Bolton (RIP)
Sat 9th 10:00 St Frances of Rome Jim Clarke (RIP)

Rota for Next Sunday – 10th March

Role Person(s)
Readers Maureen McGregor, Marie McQuillan
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Nancy McDermott, Margaret Guest, Chris McCabe
Bidding Prayers Fergus Christie
Passkeeper Robbie Clarke
Flowers No flowers during Lent
Tea/Coffee Gillian Alexander & Caroline Reid
Cash Counting John & Angela Byrne

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.

Rota for Next Sunday – 3rd March

Role Person(s)
Readers Gerry McCloskey, Nancy McDermott
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Fergus Christie, Philip Dorrian, Anna Fraser
Bidding Prayers Fey Family
Passkeeper Fergus Christie
Flowers Clare McKendrick
Tea/Coffee Geraldine Rooney & Marie McQuillan
Cash Counting Sheila Hannah

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.