Pope Benedict XVI RIP

Papal Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland.
Photo By Paul Mc Sherry

We will celebrate a Requiem Mass for Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday Morning 5th Janurary 10 am at Westhill Church.

It will be in the small chapel preceded by Adoration and Rosary.

 

There will also be three Requiem Masses at the Universities Chaplaincy on 7 High Street, Aberdeen AB24 3EE. 

These will be at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of January respectively.

 

Bishop Hugh, whom Pope Benedict appointed as Bishop of our Diocese, will concelebrate the Funeral Mass in Rome with Pope Francis.

 

“Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life.”

Pope Benedict XVI, Mass of Inauguration, 24/3/2005

 

Image from Pope Benedict’s State Visit to the UK and his Mass at Bellahouston Park used by permission of the Scottish Catholic Media Office.

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 in 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.

“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.

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.