The month of September is traditionally dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.**** Most holy Virgin and Mother, whose soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the Passion of thy divine Son, and who in His glorious Resurrection wast filled with never-ending joy at His triumph; obtain for us who call upon thee, so to be partakers in the adversities of Holy Church and the sorrows of the Sovereign Pontiff, as to be found worthy to rejoice with them in the consolation for which we pray, in the charity and peace of the same Christ our Lord. Amen. ********* Seven Sorrows of Mary: • The Prophecy of Simeon. • The Flight into Egypt. • The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem. • Mary's meeting Jesus on the Via Dolorosa (not found in the New Testament) • The Crucifixion of Jesus on Mount Calvary. • Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross. • The Burial of Jesus by Joseph of Arimathea. ***** Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray for us!
The Sacred Heart & St Margaret's is parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh a charity registered in Scotland number SC008540  

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St Margaret's Catholic Church



There are many wonderful ministries here at St Margaret's Church. 

Please prayerfully consider how you can use your time, talents and treasure to get involved in  this amazing community.




Directory of Ministries and Organizations


Adult Choir

St Margaret's adult choir is made up of volunteers who enjoy music.  Contrary to popular opinion, some choir members do not read music.  All we require is that you have a love of music, can carry a tune, are willing to give up one night a week, and desire to worship in song.   Learn More >>


Altar Servers

St Margaret's Altar Server program is open to all youth, 4th grade and older who have received their First Holy Communion and whose families are members of the Parish. Training is provided for all youth and Mass preference and all  scheduling requests are honoured. Any interested families should contact the parish office at 01968 673709 or email: and the youth's name will be given to the coordinators.  Learn More >>



The lector proclaims the Scripture readings during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass – a very special privilege for anyone who commits to this ministry. If you are interested in becoming a lector contact the Parish Office at 01968 673709.  Learn More >>



Cantors at St Margaret's provide a great service to the liturgy on Sunday.   Cantors need to be comfortable singing in front of the church, committed to one Mass per month, and be available prior to Mass to go over the liturgy with the Organist.  Learn More >>


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) have been commissioned to distribute Holy Communion to the faithful during Mass. They can also distribute Holy Communion to those in hospitals, and nursing homes, or are otherwise sick and unable to attend Mass.  Learn More >>


Rosary Prayer Group

Parishioners gather together for the purpose of praying the rosary. At the Sacred Heart Church we pray the Rosary every Wednesday before 9.30am Mass.  Learn More >>


Divine Mercy Prayer Group

Parishioners gather together for the purpose of praying the chaplet of the Divine Mercy. At the Sacred Heart Church we pray the chaplet every Friday before 9.30am Mass.  Learn More >>



Sacristans prepare the church for the celebration of the Holy Mass and other rites. Some have care of the linens, others of the altar cloths and coverings; some sacristans clean and care for the holy vessels; some prepare the chalices, vestments, and liturgical books before Mass.  Learn More >>



Ushers are responsible for greeting and welcoming parishioners and guests as they arrive for Mass, pass the collection baskets and distribute bulletins. This ministry is open to both men and women.  Learn More >>


St Vincent de Paul Society



Church Cleaning - Altar Society

The responsibility of the Altar Society is to make the church, chapel, cry room and vestibules presentable for the weekend. This is usually done on Saturday morning after the 11:00am Holy Hour. It takes about 1-½ to 2 hours, depending on how many people we have helping.   Learn More >>