Sunday 26th March 2023: 5th Sunday of Easter

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


Sacrament of Confirmation 2023

On Tuesday 30th May 21023, Archbishop Cushley will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in Our lady of Loretto and St. Michael Catholic Church in Musselburgh. This will be for young people in Primary 7 or older.

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

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


Normal Mass Times

Mass is offered by Father John Peter.
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 2023 please click on the links below.

Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael Synod Summary

Synod 2023 Archdiocese Report

Synod 2023 Bishops Conference, Final Synthesis

Synod update 12th Feb 2023

The Continental Assembly for the Synod Scottish Delegation concludes today (Sunday 12 February) in Prague. Find out more about the Scottish input at this event at


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


Items from the Archdiocese



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).


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


Archdiocesan Stations of the Cross

This takes place on Monday 3 April at 7:45pm on Zoom. It is a chance to pray for all pro-life intentions and includes a reflection from Archbishop Leo. Register at

Palm Sunday talk

Archbishop Leo hosts a talk about Palm Sunday on Monday 27 March at 7:30pm. It is for those who want to better understand the background to the liturgy and prepare for the day. Register for this Zoom talk at


Called & Gifted Workshop

Identify your charisms (spiritual gifts) and discern God’s call through the Called and Gifted Workshop. It is hosted by the Archdiocese in collaboration with the St Catherine of Siena Institute and takes place on Saturday 20 May from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Cost is £25 and includes materials, online access, and lunch. Details and registration at  


Craig Lodge in Dalmally has announced dates for its family retreats. These are 3-7 July, 17-21 July and 31-4 July/August For details and to book visit 


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]

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


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