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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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Children's Christmas gift offerings

Sunday, 9 December 2018

On Sunday,16th December (3rd Sunday of Advent), Parishioners are invited to bring along to Mass (in either St. Margaret's or Holy Name) a Christmas present for a child who might otherwise not receive one. Please mark the present as to wheth... Read more ...

Christmas Mass Times St. Margaret's and Holy Name

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Christmas Mass times 2018 Thursday 20th December Parish Reconciliation Service at St. Margaret's at 7:00pm Christmas Masses Holy Name Oakley 24th December: Vigil Mass at 6:00 pm 25th December Christmas Day at 10:00 am Christmas Masses ... Read more ...

Fabric Committee Newsletter and Works Update

Monday, 3 December 2018

At masses last weekend the Fabric Committee provided an indepth update on the works that are required to be carried out on the Church, both internally and externally to continue to provide the Parish with a place of worship worthy of its st... Read more ...

New Times of Masses - Update

Monday, 19 November 2018

November 2018 - Fr Augustus Duriheakor from Nigeria has now received his visa and he will come to Scotland during the last week in November. He will take up work assisting in the Parish from Sunday, 2nd December. As a result, the current Ma... Read more ...

SCIAF Real Gifts

Sunday, 4 November 2018

SCIAF Real Gift catalogues are available in the Church porch. At this time of year many of us think about the Christmas presents we want to buy for our loved ones. A Real Gift as a present can make a huge difference to people living in pove... Read more ...

Church in Crisis?

Friday, 26 October 2018

Imitating Martin Luther (see right), and in response to the present crisis in the Church, an anonymous author pinned these 21 Theses to the door of the Cathedral of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania U.S.A. They give us much to reflect on. ... Read more ...

Merger of Parishes - Parish Councils

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Following on from the decree issued by Archbishop Leo Cushley the Churches of Holy Name and St. Margaret's have now started the process of working together as one parish titled St. Margaret's, with two Church communities of the Holy Name, O... Read more ...

Deacon Willy meets Pope Francis

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Deacon Willy McQuillan was recently introduced to Pope Francis at the Vatican. Prior to the meeting of the Scottish Bishops with the Pope, the Bishops and Scots seminarians celebrated Mass at the Tomb of St Peter in St Peter's Basilica. Af... Read more ...

One World Group - "Rags to Riches"

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The One World Group has organised another "Rags to Riches" appeal in support of Mary's Meals. Any unwanted clothes, blankets, textiles can be put in black bin bags for collection. Please separate any new, or nearly new items into bags and ... 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 ...