Chrism Mass


The Chrism Mass is a special annual celebration led by the diocesan Bishop with the diocesan clergy.

 

The postponed Chrism Mass is now planned to take place in St Mary’s Cathedral at 12 noon on Thursday 22nd April.

 

Please note that this year the format will differ. Only some clergy will be in attendance and attendance is strictly by invitation only.

Everyone is welcome to watch the celebration via the live stream.

 

Solemnity of St Joseph

Today, the 19th of March, is the Solemnity of St Joseph.

It also marks one year since the suspension of Public Masses and of the suspension of the obligation to attend. We look forward to returning to Mass on the 27th of this month.

 

Here is a beautiful Prayer by Pope Francis for this Solemnity:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil.  Amen.

 

The Holy Father’s letter for the Year of St Joseph can be found here on the Vatican Website: Patris Corde

The Return to Mass at Trinity

The Bishops Conference and the Scottish Government have agreed that, assuming that there is no deterioration in the situation with the virus between now and then, communal worship will resume in Scotland on Friday 26th March.

For our purposes, this means that we will return for the Vigil Mass on the 27th of March.

We return with the previous restrictions in force, which you can view more about here and here.

Booking forms will be made available closer to the time.

If you would like to contact Fr Emmet you can do so by email here.

All Saints

The Bishop has recorded a video for the Great Feast of All Saints. It’s well worth a watch as usual!

 

November Lists

November is the month we traditionally pray for all those who have gone before us, especially those we have known and loved, and those who have formed part of our community.

Below are links to November lists, one is MS Word format and the other PDF.

November List(MS Word)

November List(PDF)

You can either download them, fill them in and send them back to me via email, or print them off and bring them to Mass with you the next time you come. We will place them at the Altar for all of our November Masses.

You can book for the All Souls Mass here: All Souls Mass

Return of Mass at Westhill

Today we had our first Mass back, and it was a joy to begin the return to regular Mass at Westhill.

 

We prayed for all those unable to join us today.

 

Please use this booking form to secure a Place at Holy Mass next Sunday the 16th 

Fr Emmet will contact you to confirm your place(s)

This will allow those who do not have access to the Internet to book via phone.

If there is no more place at the upcoming Sunday Mass, Fr Emmet will put your name at the top of the list for the following Sunday.

Mass this weekend 9/08/2020

Unfortunately, given the current restrictions, there are no more places available for Mass this weekend 9th of August.

Any further bookings will be assigned to Mass next Sunday 16th August.

Thank you for your replies and response, it’s truly heartening to see.

First Mass

It is with great joy that I can say we will have our first Mass back at Westhill this Sunday 9th of August at 9am.

After this, I hope to increase the Mass Schedule as time and volunteers allow.

Please go to the ‘booking a place for Mass’ page under the ‘coming to Mass’ heading above for more information.

 

God Bless,

Fr Emmet