For parish email contacts, click on the links below.

Parish Admin Office
Fr Basil Clark 

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The Parish Council

Our Lady of Loretto and St. Michael the Archangel
Meetings – If you wish anything to be discussed at the Parish Council Meetings please contact the secretary  Click -> Our Lady of Loretto – Parish Office

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Sunday 3rd March 2024

3rd Sunday in Lent

“I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord, whoever believes in me will never die.“.

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Lent 2024 + Easter Mass Times.

For information, times and dates at St Martin of Tours, and Our Lady of Loretto for Lenten Prayer Group, Stations of the Cross, Reconciliation, plus the Easter Triduum – click this link below.

Lenten Prayer Group 2024: Stations of the Cross, Reconciliation plus Easter Triduum 

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Normal Mass Times at St Martin of Tours, and Our Lady of Loretto.

Mass is offered by Father Basil Clark.
Please keep an eye on the Parish Newsletter for changes to times and other notices.

Especially as this week (21 to 26 Jan 2024) there are morning masses at St Anne’s Convent so please check the Newsletter.

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
 – https://www.facebook.com/StMartinsTranent/ (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 

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ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

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

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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  

Message for Lent from Archbishop Leo

My dear friends, Ash Wednesday is this week and marks the beginning of Lent. It is a day of fasting and abstinence as we head into six weeks of spiritual preparation for Easter Sunday. I want to offer three things we can do in Lent.

1. Receive your Ashes. Make every effort to get your ashes on Ash Wednesday and embrace this day of prayer and fasting. The ashes signify repentance and death. When the priest places the ashes on your forehead, he says: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”. Or he will say: “Repent and believe the Gospel”. So, it is a chance to come before God in humility and to say sorry for our sins.

2. Take time out for private prayer. Pope Francis has suspended his busy schedule for the first week of Lent to dedicate himself to private, prayerful spiritual  exercises. He is putting prayer first, and we can follow that example. Whether that means getting up a little earlier to spend time with God, or switching off the TV or radio, let us prioritise prayer each day in Lent.

3. Make sacrifices. Often, we resolve to ‘give up’ something in Lent, such as chocolate, alcohol, caffeine. Done in the right spirit, with an intention to get closer to God, this is a good thing. Let us also make small sacrifices for others, to help them, especially when it may be inconvenient to ourselves.

That way we can imitate Jesus who sacrificed his life for us all. Please also read the Holy Father’s message for Lent 2024 at this link.

Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2024, 01.02.2024

God bless you!

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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 https://www.sciaf.org.uk/ To find out how the Catholic Church is helping those in Ukraine see https://www.caritas.org/ 

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

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Weekly Mass for Young Adults

A Mass for Young Adults takes place each Sunday at 7pm at Sacred Heart Church in Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ. The new Young Adults Ministry programme for 2023-24 is available at the Church or via [email protected].uk

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Bookshop

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).
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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 almamaterfund.org.uk or email [email protected]
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Donations

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
Donate
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