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Here you'll find the current Parish Newsletter and previous editions. Use them to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and events in St. Margaret's Parish and the wider community. This page is updated each Saturday/Sunday.

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World Mission Sunday

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Sunday, 21st October 2018 is World Mission Sunday. It is a day set aside for the Catholic Church throughout the world to publicly renew its commitment to the missionary movement. There will be a special collection at all Masses this weeken... Read more ...

Archbishop's Pastoral Letter on the Apostolate of the Laity

Monday, 15 October 2018

A Pastoral Letter to the clergy and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh on the "Apostolate of the Laity" was issued by Archbishop Cushley 14th October 2018. The pastoral letter comes only a week after a very succes... Read more ...

New Times of Masses - Update

Sunday, 7 October 2018

The proposed changes to Mass times will be postponed at least until November. The Bishop of Orlu in Nigeria has given his permission for a Nigerian Priest who is writing his doctoral thesis to come and assist in St. Margaret's / Holy Name f... Read more ...

Safeguarding Training

Friday, 5 October 2018

NEW DATE ADDED It is a legal requirement for all of those who work with children or vulnerable groups to attend safeguarding training. A number of sessions are being run over the next 3 months in various locations. Please let Rosemary Thom... Read more ...

Merger of Parishes - Update

Monday, 24 September 2018

The Archbishop's Decree dated 3rd August 2018 re-organising the parish boundaries of St. Margaret's Dunfermline, and Holy Name, Oakley becomes effective 23rd September. Fr Chris states "The key to understanding this move is that it is an a... Read more ...

Pope Francis' Letter on Abuse

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Pope Francis has published an unusually blunt letter on abuse. In it, he condemns unequivocally both the abuse of minors and the failure to hold perpetrators to account. He describes abuse as both a crime and a sin and acknowledges the terr... Read more ...

New Times of Masses

Sunday, 12 August 2018

The new times of Saturday Vigil / Sunday Masses locally have been announced. St. Margaret's, Dunfermline & Holy Name, Oakley from the weekend of the 6th/7th October 2018 the Mass times will be: Times of Masses Saturday Vigil... Read more ...

Sacraments of Initiation (RCIA)

Saturday, 11 August 2018

The first meeting for the new session of the Right of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) will take place on Monday, 3rd September 2017 at 7pm in the Crypt. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith is welcome to attend... Read more ...

Decree on Merger of Parishes

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Decree concerning the pastoral provision for St Margaret's, Dunfermline and The Holy Name, Oakley. Fr Heenan becomes Parish Priest of Holy Name, Oakley from the 1st, September 2018. The Decree (which can be read by clicking here) outlines ... Read more ...

Church Building - New Project Update

Saturday, 21 July 2018

UPDATE (JULY 2018) Unfortunately, the Parish's second application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding has not been successful. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make the submission. However, the show must go on; the repair work is n... Read more ...