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  

New-look hall allows church to reach out



ADVERTISER - Thursday, June 8, 2006



Sacred Heart RC Church will be able to increase its work in the Penicuik community thanks to refurbishment of the church hall. The Michael Room has undergone a £ 6,500 transformation after the congregation received a WREN landfill tax credit grant.


Officially re-opened last week, the hall now features a fully fitted kitchen, which was installed and plumbed thanks to the award.


The parishioners also paid for the hall to be carpeted, decorated and furnished with tables chairs and to complement the works the church grounds has been landscaped and car parking provided.


Priest, Fr John McInnes said: "I am delighted with the potential of this. Our community is about mission - reaching out into the community  - and what better way than having this facility. All the churches are doing that in their own way. In some ways, we weren't lagging behind, but we did not have the opportunities."


Parishioner, Mrs Margaret Drummond, who co-ordinated the project, added that the hall, named after Cannon Michael Jackson, Penicuik longest serving priest, would be a welcome community facility.


As well as being used for the church's owns meetings and the children's liturgy, it is open for use by outside organizations.  A Fair Trade stall is open at weekends and the hall has also hosted charity events.