Palm Sunday Sunday
Dominica II Passion is 2nd Sunday of Passiontide 14th of April AD MMXIX
Holy Week Schedule 2019
The Chrism Mass is on Spy Wednesday at 7pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral – therefore no 7pm EF Wednesday Mass in the convent.
Maundy Thursday 18th April
Missa Cantata Mass 7pm; Adoration at the altar of repose until Midnight.
Good Friday 19th April
3pm – Sung Passion of the Lord
(please arrive EARLY as late comers disturb the silence of 3pm)
8pm – Stations of the Cross 8pm;
Saturday Easter Vigil 20th April Missa Cantata 10pm; (Blessing of the Holy Fire outside on the car park side)
4pm – Low Mass
Extra confession times
Please note all extra times are contingent on Fr Doohan not being called away for the last rites at the hospitals, your understanding of the priority for the dying is very much appreciated.
6pm-6.45pm and eventually after Mass for as long as necessary (which involves the reposition of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose, and the stripping of the altars).
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose (in the refectory, converted into a temporary chapel) will conclude at Midnight, so anyone wishing to obtain confession need only alert Father Doohan who will gladly then proceed to the confessional.
Father Doohan will be in the chapel from 1pm onwards for confession requests, and in the confessional box from 2pm-2.45pm. Confessions afterwards for as long as necessary.
Confessions after the Stations of the Cross also for as long as necessary.
Easter Sunday: any penitent may request confessions after the Easter Vigil.
Otherwise confessions 3.15-3.45pm and after Sunday Mass for as long as necessary.
Children will always have preference over adults in the confession queue.
Future Second Collections
Good Friday (19th April), for the Holy Places
Sunday 26th May, for the Apostolate of Communications
Sunday 2nd June for the Apostolate of Life
Sunday 23rd June for Peter’s Pence
I’d like to take up a voluntary collection on Sunday 28th April post missam for the work of the Missionary Servants of the Poor of the Third World, via our friend Father Giuseppe Cardamone MSP working in the Andes. I know the pressure on your alms giving. I thank you for whatever can be given, Father Ninian Doohan
Gift Aid Scheme
If you pay tax we receive 25% back from HMRC, there’s no set amount you need to place in your weekly collection envelope, but please do consider registering with us (via Genek). Confidentiality assured.
Children’s Catechism Class
Please continue to pray for the children preparing for their First Confession and First Holy Communion. Sunday 26th of May at 4pm will be the First Communion Sunday, and we hope to conclude Holy Mass with a procession outside the grounds with a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Bite-size catechesis for everyone on the Old Rite: will take a break and begin again on Friday 3rd of May.
St Gerard Majella’s Mothers Group
Meets every Tuesday 10.30-12 Noon at St Mary’s RC Church Hall. Primarily aimed towards mothers with young children, but helping hands would be greatly appreciated with setting up and putting away. Contact Rachel 07789 811 946 or Ruth 07858 774 196.
Registration for the 2019 Chartres Pilgrimage: The Our Lady of Aberdeen Chapter from Scotland leave Edinburgh 7th June, return 11th June.
TLM Retreat in May
The Confraternity of St Ninian at Pluscarden Abbey, 17th May 9pm – 19th May 2pm, contact Mr Mark Hamid for further details firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dunkeld Diocesan mini-Eucharistic Congress
17-19th of May held in St Andrew’s Cathedral.
St Theresa’s relics to Dundee: 4/5th-7th September, present in St Andrew’s Cathedral.
Hospital Chaplain :
Ninewells/RVH/Roxburghe House: 07821 624 124 or “Last Rites pager” 01382 660 111
Rosary Movement for Reparation: “God’s Mercy” for Sins against Faith, Life and Love. We will join nationally with them on Sunday 28th of April with Divine Mercy Devotions.
“Low Sunday” Schedule:
2pm-2.55.pm Confessions with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament;
3pm “three o’clock prayer” followed by the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet;
followed by confessions again until 3.45pm and the 4pm Low Mass.
After Mass resumed Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Sung Divine Mercy Chaplet,
Litany of Mercy and other prayers from St Faustina Kowalska,
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with veneration of the Divine Mercy Image.