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By means of the decree, the Apostolic Penitentiary “confirms and extends for the entire month of November 2021 all the spiritual benefits already granted on 22 October 2020” – that is, it allows the faithful to gain plenary indulgences for the souls in purgatory by visiting a cemetery on every day in November and praying for those who have died; normally, the indulgence is limited to the first eight days of the month. A second plenary indulgence is also established for the day of the commemoration of the faithful departed, All Souls’ Day, November 2. The current decree allows the faithful to obtain that indulgence for the benefit of the deceased on any day of November, at their choice.
The Sacred Heart & St Margaret's is parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh a charity registered in Scotland number SC008540  

The Sacrament of Matrimony

 

All love comes from God, and all love reflects the love that God has for His creation. The Sacrament of Marriage is, first and foremost, a sign and symbol of this love. Marriage is a sacrament of the self-giving love which two people offer to each other. The love which a couple have for each other mirrors the love God has for men and women.

 

The minister of the Sacrament of Marriage is the couple themselves. The priest serves as a witness.

 

The joy and mutual support of married love can be a source of strength which enables married people to serve others in a very powerful way. It should spill out to their children and to those around them and become a source of life, hope and comfort for others. This is reflected in the blessing which the priest often gives the newly-married couples, saying:

 

"May you always bear witness to the love of God in this world, so that the afflicted and the needy will find in you generous friends and welcome you into the joys of Heaven."

 

Please contact the Parish Office at 01968 673 709 for more information or at least 6 months in advance to make arrangements.

Sacraments

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage Preparation Courses in the

Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh

2021

 

You should be in touch with your parish priest at least six months before getting married of making any preparations.

 

A Marriage Preparation Course is a requirement for those wishing to get married in the Catholic Church. 

 

Your parish priest will give you guidance on how to do the preparation and which course to use.

 

As one of the options, there is a course run by the Archdiocese which seeks to lead couples to a greater understanding of God’s plan for marriage and his call to live this beautiful vocation.

 

Course details and dates can be found at bit.ly/ArchMarriagePrep2021-22