Sunday 4th December 2022

2nd Sunday in Advent

“Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight, and all mankind shall see the salvation of God..


Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, and Sacrament of the sick – Tranent & Musselburgh

Please contact the Parish Administrator: Father John Peter  0131 665 2137


Mass Times

Mass will be offered by Father John Peter of Saint Mary’s Cathedral parish. Please keep an eye on the Parish Newsletter for changes to times and other notices.
Normal Weekend Mass Times
Sat   –  5-15 pm   Confessions Our Lady of Loretto Musselburgh
Sat   –  6:00 pm Our Lady of Loretto Musselburgh
Sun –  8:50 am Confessions
St Martin of Tours Tranent
Sun –  9:30 am St Martin of Tours Tranent 
Sun –  11:00am Our Lady of Loretto Musselburgh 
Mass is also available on YouTube for the sick and housebound and you can click on the links below to access Mass at the times indicated.

Mass on Youtube

St Martin of Tour,  Sun Mass from about 09:30 am  – (If you do not have a Facebook account you can still access St Martin youtube Mass here on the Parish Communities YouTube channel )
Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael the Archangel Mass Sun from about 11:00 am Parish Communities YouTube channel 



My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. Although You have already come, I embrace You & unite myself entirely to You; never permit me to be separated from You. Amen


Archdiocese of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh

To discover more about our Archdiocese of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh and the activities in the Archdiocese – please follow the link below.

The Archdiocese of St Andrew and Edinburgh

To read or download the following report on Synod 2022 please click on the links below.

Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael Synod Summary

Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh Synod Report 2022

Bishops Conference Synod Report 2022


Items from the Archdiocese

SCIAF Ukraine Appeal

As well as your prayers please consider supporting SCIAF’s emergency appeal for Ukraine, if you are able. Donations can be made at To find out how the Catholic Church is helping those in Ukraine see 

A prayer for peace in Ukraine

O Loving God, your Son, Jesus Christ, came into the world to do your Will and leave us His Peace. Through the intercession and example of our Blessed Mother Mary, Queen of Peace, grant us the wisdom and humility to reflect that peace to the world. Inspire our thoughts, words, and deeds to bear witness to your presence in our hearts. May your Holy Spirit fill us with every grace and blessing so that we may pursue what leads to peace for all humanity. Amen



A Catholic bookshop is open at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. St Paul’s Bookshop has a wide range of Christian literature as well as gift items. Opening hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, including weekends (closed Mondays).


Entering Advent

On ZoomMonday 28 November at 7:30 pm-8:30 pm. Register now at
Mark the beginning of Advent with an online talk titled ‘Entering Advent with Isaiah’ with Fr Jamie McMorrin, of St Margaret’s in Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh.

Let us Pray

Rediscover prayer as we await anew the gift of life in Jesus. Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM leads this series of three 30 minute online talks on different forms of prayers – vocal, meditative, contemplative – on Monday 5, 12, and 19 December at 7:30pm on Zoom. No registration required, just use the following link on the night to join any of the talks:

Female vocations
Dates between Jan 2023 to May 2023 see below.

Thinking about a vocation to religious life? Join other young Catholic women to chat and explore God’s will in five monthly get-togethers in Edinburgh. Led by Sr Mirjam Hugens FSO, the first one takes place on Sunday 29 January, 4-7 pm at St Columba’s, 9 Upper Gray Street. It is a chance to pray, share and discuss in a relaxed environment, and refreshments will be served. The series continues on the last Sunday of each month at the same time/venue: 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr28 May.To register or find out more, please email [email protected]


Advent Rosary for Life

Join people from across the Archdiocese to pray for unborn children, their mothers and all pro-life intentions. Includes a reflection from a priest of the Archdiocese each week. Each Wednesday in Advent, 7:45pm – 8:20pm. Register at (Zoom event).

Catholic Education

Make sure Catholic voices are heard in the national discussion on the future of education in Scotland! Submit your response to the Scottish Government’s 10-question survey at


Advent talks

Join Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM for a series of 30 min Advent talks at 7:30pm on Monday 5, 12, and 19 December. No registration required, just use the following link on the night to join any of the talks:


December 7th
Light from Light: choral music for Advent by candlelight

This December, be uplifted with a candlelit Advent music concert from the Schola Cantorum of St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. They will sing at the following churches: St Francis Xavier’s in Falkirk on Wednesday 7 December; St Patrick’s in Kilsyth on Saturday 10 December; St Margaret’s in Dunfermline on Friday 16 December. All concerts 8 pm. Pay at the door on the night or get your £5 ticket (family ticket £10) at


Holy Hour with Archbishop Cushley, St Margaret’s Chapel, 100, Strathern Road, Edinburgh @ 6 pm – 18th Dec (22), 8th Jan (23), 1th Feb (23) 12th Mar (23)

Join Archbishop Cushley for Eucharistic Adoration to pray for “insight, courage and joy in our mission,” as part of the Synod 2023 – no registration, just turn up and pray.



African & Caribbean Mass, St Patrick’s, Cowgate, Edinburgh
@ 1pm – on the first Sunday of every month – c
ome along.
All Welcome


Alma Mater Fund

The Alma Mater Fund is an initiative of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, which provides financial grants to pregnant students facing difficulties at university to support them in pursuing their academic and personal goals. For more information, visit or email [email protected]
The Parish Pastoral Council – Meeting Monthly If you wish anything to be discussed at this meeting then contact the secretary  Click -> Our Lady of Loretto – Parish Office



Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael Parish Finance Appeal
Please click this Secure Link if you wish to make a donation to the Parish of Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael the Archangel
Mass and Service Times