The Solemnity of Our Lady of Aberdeen

This coming Sunday, 9th of July, we will celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lady of Aberdeen and not the 14th Sunday on Ordinary time.

While Mass will be at the usual time of 9 am, the readings will be different.

They will be:

1st reading: Genesis 3:9-15.20
Psalm: Judith 13:18-19
2nd reading: 1 Cor 15:20-26
Gospel: John 19:25-27

Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul

On Thursday the 29th of June we celebrate the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, which is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass will be at 7 pm in the Main Church.


Please note there will be no morning Mass or Adoration that day. 

Solemnity of the Ascension

For the Solemnity of the Ascension, there will be a Vigil Mass at 6pm in Trinity Church this Wednesday 17th of May.

There will be no Mass and none of the usual activities on Thursday this week.


Normal service will resume the following week.

Lenten Station Masses

During Lent Station Masses will take place in various churches across the city of Aberdeen.

They will occur each Friday until the 31st of March. The evening begins with confessions from 18:00, then at 18:30 Stations of the Cross, followed by Mass at 19:00.

Our Stations for this Lent are:

  • Friday 24 February: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen
  • Friday 3 March: Sacred Heart, Torry
  • Friday 10 March: St Columba’s, Bridge of Don
  • Friday 17 March: St Peter’s, Castlegate
  • Friday 24 March: St Francis’, Mannofield
  • Friday 31 March: St. Joseph’s, Woodside

The “Station Mass” belongs to the ancient History of the Church. These Masses likely began as a daily pilgrimage in the footsteps of the martyrs and saints of Rome, the people would then gather at the stopping place, the statio, or Station Church where Mass was to be celebrated. They were already a practice by the 4th Century. It was Pope St Gregory the Great (A.D. 590 – 604) who formalised and regulated the practice.

In recent decades this ancient Lenten tradition has been revived at Rome and elsewhere throughout the Catholic World.


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.