“In old age they will still bear fruit” (Ps 92:15)

On Sunday, July 24, 2022, the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated throughout the universal Church.

The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the occasion is “In old age they will still bear fruit” (Psalm 92:15) and intends to emphasize how grandparents and the elderly are a value and a gift both for society and for ecclesial communities.

The Holy Father’s letter for today can be found here: Pope’s Letter

There is also a lovely prayer for grandparents and the elderly which can be found here: Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly

We too remember all of our grandparents and those wise heads who have guided and supported us.

Synod Update

The Diocesan synthesis of the various Synodal meetings held across the diocese has now been published.

You can access it here: Diocesan Synthesis

Thank you again to all who took part.

The Scottish dioceses will now bring together their various reports to synthesise them into a document that they hope will reflect Scotland as a whole.

No weekday Masses this week (6&9th June)

There will be no weekday Mass this week at Trinity.

There will be a Communion Service, and the usual prayers and devotions, on Thursday 9th June at the usual times.

The normal timetable will resume for the weekend and for the following weekdays.

Holy Week Schedule 2022

Palm Sunday: Vigil Mass at 5 pm and Sunday Mass at 9 am (With the blessing of Palms at all Masses)

Maundy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm

Good Friday: Oecumenical Service at 12:30 pm, Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at 3 pm

Holy Saturday: No Mass at Westhill

Easter Sunday: Mass of the Ressurection at 9 am

Lenten Station Masses

This year our Lenten Station Masses continue on Fridays as usual. 

 

They will kick off with Confessions from 6 -7 pm

Stations of the Cross will be from 6:30 pm to 7 pm and Mass will follow these.

After Mass, we will have light refreshments of Tea, Coffee, and Biscuits.

The Station Masses are as follows:

Friday 8th April St. Joseph’s, 2 Tanfield Walk, Woodside. (Map Location)

Do come along if you can.

Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Scotland On the Restoration of the Mass Obligation in the Dioceses of Scotland 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The obligation for Catholics to celebrate Sunday as a Holy Day by gathering together for Mass will be restored from the First Sunday in Lent, Sunday 6th March.

Given the easing of restrictions in every other walk of life, the Church looks forward to welcoming Catholics back to Holy Mass. As always, the obligation does not apply to those who are sick and their carers or to those aware of their greater vulnerability to the virus. May the continuing recovery of our country bring new hope to us all especially those who are ill, those who mourn loved ones, those who are apprehensive and those who have sustained us in so many ways throughout the Pandemic.

We, the Bishops of Scotland, take this opportunity to thank our clergy and our parish volunteers for all their efforts. May our Lenten journey this year lead us to a renewed appreciation of our Catholic faith, of the celebration of the Eucharist and of the presence of the Risen Christ who is always at our side.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert
President
Bishops’ Conference of Scotland