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Start date: July 24, 2020

End date: July 31, 2020

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ENG 26JulyCall to Prayer


Start date: July 24, 2020

End date: August 11, 2020

Will be closed until Monday 10th August. For all enquiries please contact Canon Martin at St John’s. For Mass bookings however you can still call the parish office on 463461 between Monday and Friday 9.30am-12 Noon.



Start date: July 17, 2020

End date: August 31, 2020

We will be livestreaming all our Masses in both churches. You can access this by following this link – .

Public Masses this week will be:

St Mary’s – Tuesday 10am, Thursday, Saturday Vigil 4.30pm and Sunday 10am

St John’s – Wednesday 10am, Friday 10am and Sunday 11.30am


Start date: July 9, 2020

End date: August 31, 2020

The Knights of St Columba, in conjunction with Middlesbrough Diocese, have set up Dial-a-Mass for those who do not have the internet.  For the cost of a local call someone can listen to the Mass which is recorded at 12midday on Sunday, and available on the phone till 11.59 the following Sunday.
To access the Mass phone 01642 130 120.


Start date: July 3, 2020

End date: July 31, 2020

Please find below details below re Children’s Online Liturgy from a Primary Teacher from the Dunkeld Diocese. 

I’m Emily, a primary teacher, children’s liturgy catechist and mother of 4 children from the Dunkeld Diocese. Since the lockdown started I’ve been creating children’s liturgy videos so that children can still have access to some form of children’s liturgy sessions. I originally was just doing this for my own parish children’s liturgy group but recently quite a lot of other parishes have been using them also so I thought I would share this resource with anybody else who this may be helpful for 🙂

The Facebook page I have created to share resources on is called ‘Children’s Liturgy during Lockdown’ and has weekly videos for each Sunday as well as craft ideas for children to have a go at which link to that Sunday’s Gospel. The videos are just 10 minutes long, with a children’s version of the Gospel, short explanation as well as little song, prayer and something for the children to make to help remind them of each week’s Gospel message.

I’m going to be putting some more liturgical craft ideas up on my Facebook page this week (Children’s Liturgy during Lockdown) as well as some simple ideas for ways that families can pray together. I absolutely love sharing Christ’s message with the children and would be really happy for people to use this.

Hope you are well and staying safe 🙂

God bless,

YouTube link below…


Start date: June 26, 2020

End date: July 31, 2020

Please click on link below to see statement from Bishop Nolan regarding the postponement of the 2021 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Lourdes 21 Postponement Statement



Start date: June 22, 2020

End date: July 31, 2020

Please click on link below for update from Guyana

Saltcoats June 2020


Start date: June 22, 2020

End date: August 31, 2020

COVID-19. The Scottish Government has announced Phase 3 of the lockdown and the resumption of communal worship in Catholic Parishes from Wednesday 15th July so long as we fulfil the necessary requirements. Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s on Thursday at 10am and St John’s on Friday at 10am and the weekend Masses at the usual times. In order to fulfil all the requirements people will need to sanitise their hands, wear a facemask and sit in designated seats which they have booked beforehand. To enable social distancing both churches will have a maximum capacity of 40 people-hence the need to book a place beforehand for all masses. To book a place in St Mary’s Church please phone the parish office on 463461 between Monday and Friday 9.30am-2.30pm. To book a place in St John’s please phone Teresa Thornton on 07564903401 between Monday and Friday 10am-4.30pm and you will be asked for a contact number in order that track and trace can be achieved if necessary. Please do not attend either church unless you have made a booking beforehand. You can only book a maximum of 4 places unless more come from the one household At present a funeral Mass is still restricted to 15 people and this would take precedence over a weekday Mass. To enable our churches to open for Mass we require welcomers, stewards and cleaners as the church requires to be cleaned after every Mass. If you can assist please let us know using these contact numbers provided. In the church we ask you to follow the directions of the stewards to enable social distancing and follow the one-way system as indicated. We look forward to welcoming you back into the church building but if you are nervous about attending (eg shielding at present) Bishop Gilbert reminds us that the Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains suspended and those who return fulfil all the infection control measures in force in each parish, mindful always of the need to protect themselves and others. We will be livestreaming all our Masses in both churches from Thursday 16th July and you can access this by following this link – . And thanks to Kevin Rennie (Student for the Priesthood) who has installed the cameras in each church and also installed wifi in both church halls.


Start date: June 17, 2020

End date: July 31, 2020


Start date: June 15, 2020

End date: June 19, 2020

Below are details of two catholic-themed documentaries which will be broadcast next week on the BBC Scotland channel.


Channel 9 (SD) Channel 108 (HD)


Channel 106 (HD) Channel 108 (SD)


Channel 115 (HD: Scot) Channel 876 (SD)

“MY FIRST COMMUNION” – Tuesday 16th June @ 8pm

“OUR FATHERS” – Thursday 18th June at 8.30pm


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