MARRIAGE

Within the Archdiocese of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh anybody wishing to marry must inform the parish priest at least six months in advance of the intended date of the marriage.  There are no marriages on Good Friday or Holy Saturday of any year.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The Sacrament of Baptism must be by arrangement with Fr Franco, Fr Nicholas or Fr Dominic.  At least one of the Godparents/Sponsors must be a practising member of the Catholic Church.  In the case of the Baptism of infants, one of the requesting parents should be Catholic.  Please avoid Baptisms during Lent.

MASS INTENTIONS

Because we celebrate Mass in four churches, it would be helpful when requesting a Mass to be said for a specific reason, that a Mass Intention Envelope be used for each request detailing the name for whom the Mass is to be offered for, the church in which you would like the Mass to be celebrated and the purpose of the intention ie death, anniversary, special intention etc.  These envelopes are available in all our churches.  Although it is not always possible to fulfil every request, Father Franco, Father Nicholas and Fr Dominic will endeavour to accommodate each

1st HOLY MASS OF REV. SIMON WILLIS

REV. SIMON WILLIS will celebrate his 1st Holy Mass on Saturday 14th July 2018 at 12 noon in St Mary’s Church in Stirling.  Fr Simon is the first Scottish priest to be ordained into the Order of the Institute of the Incarnate Word. Those wishing to attend will be welcome.  Please pray for him and his family on this sacred occasion.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK

If you know of a forthcoming visit to hospital involving serious illness or an operation and you wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing, please speak to the parish priest and arrange to be anointed before admission.  Once in hospital, if you wish the Sacraments [Holy Communion, Confession, Anointing] please ensure that you make your wishes known to the hospital chaplaincy through the charge nurse on the ward.  Please do not leave your request to the last minute as you may not be guaranteed an