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

The Sunday Obligation

The Bishops have issued the following Statment regarding the Sunday Obligation:

“At the beginning of Advent, the Bishops of Scotland looked forward to welcoming the faithful back to Holy Mass and anticipated that the restoration of the Sunday Obligation might be possible as we begin the New Year.

Sadly, there has been a serious worsening of the situation and the restoration of the obligation will be postponed until a more favourable time.

For us Sunday is always a Holy Day and we invite those who are unable to be with us in person to continue to join with us in prayer and spiritual communion either by personal or family prayers or by online celebrations of Mass.

We ask everyone to continue to pray for a speedy end to the Pandemic and for the good health of you and your loved ones in 2022.

We also pray for all those who passed away during 2021 and those who grieve. May Our Lady Health of the Sick pray for us and may Saints Andrew and Margaret protect us.”

Christmas At Trinity

The Christmas Mass times are:
The Vigil Mass will be at 8 pm.
The Children’s Liturgy planned for before the Vigil Mass has now been cancelled in light of the latest guidance.
Mass will still begin at 8pm
The Christmas Morning Mass will be at 9 am.
You MUST book if you intend to attend these Masses
The Christmas Vigil has now reached capacity.
There are plenty of spaces available at the Christmas morning Mass.
Here is the booking form for the Morning: Christmas Morning Mass
This year, of course, Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, as such there will be no Vigil Mass on Saturday 25th December.

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