The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart,
Edinburgh, Scotland.

Here you will find information about us including Mass timesParish contacts, our history, forthcoming events at the church and also how to find us.

We are located in Lauriston midway between the Grassmarket and Tollcross – on the edge of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. The Church building dates from 1860. The Priests and Brothers of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have served here in the centre of Scotland’s capital city since the parish was started in 1859. We are part of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

As well as being responsible for the parish, the Jesuit Community does a variety of other work.

Download the latest parish newsletter in PDF format here: Bulletin 2nd Sunday of Advent

Christmas and New Year Services 2017/18

Sunday 24th December, The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Masses (Vigil: Sat. 6.30pm) 7:45am, 10:45am

Children’s Nativity Play at the 10.45am Mass

Christmas Vigil Mass    6:30pm (Children open the crib)

Mass of Christmas Night       11:00pm (Carols from 10.30pm)

Monday 25th December, Christmas Day

Masses              7:45am, 10:45am   (no evening Mass)

N.B. Church closes after 10:45 Mass

Tuesday 26th December, St Stephen’s Day

Mass                 12:30pm   (no morning or evening Mass)

Confessions       1pm – 2pm

Wednesday 27th December – Friday 29th December

Confessions and Masses at the usual weekday times

Sunday 31st December, Feast of the Holy Family

Masses (Vigil: Sat. 6.30pm) 7:45am, 10:45am, 8.00pm

Monday 1st January, Feast of Mary, Mother of God (Public Holiday)

Mass                 12:30pm   (no morning or evening Mass)

Confessions       12:00 – 12:25pm

Tuesday 2nd January – Friday 5th January

Confessions and Masses at the usual weekday times

Sunday 7th January, Feast of the Epiphany

Masses (Vigil: Sat. 6.30pm) 7:45am, 10:45am, 8.00pm

Monday 8th January, the Baptism of the Lord

Mass                 7.45am, 5.30pm

Confessions       12:00 – 12:25pm

Weekday Mass Times in the parishes of the Sacred Heart, St Patrick and St Albert

7.45am 11am 12 noon 12.30pm 1.15pm
(term-time)
5.15pm 5.30pm
Mon Sacred Heart St Joseph’s House St Patrick’s St Albert’s St Albert’s Sacred Heart
Tue St Patrick’s Sacred Heart St Albert’s St Albert’s St Joseph’s House
Wed Sacred Heart St Joseph’s House St Patrick’s St Albert’s St Albert’s Sacred Heart
Thu St Patrick’s Sacred Heart St Albert’s St Albert’s St Joseph’s House
Fri Sacred Heart St Joseph’s House St Patrick’s St Albert’s St Albert’s Sacred Heart*
Sat St Patrick’s St Joseph’s House St Albert’s Sacred Heart * Usually Mass only, but on First Fridays, Evening Prayer followed by Mass and Exposition until 7.30pm

Confession Times:
Sacred Heart: Monday to Friday: 12 noon-12.25pm. Sat: 1pm-2pm, 5pm-6.20pm
St Patrick’s: Mon, Wed & Fri: 12 noon-12.15pm. Sat: 11.30am-12.30pm, 4.15-4.45pm
St Albert’s: Wed 1.30pm-2pm (term-time) and by appointment.

St Joseph’s House,
43 Gilmore Place, EH3 9NG
(Little Sisters of the Poor)

St Patrick’s,
Cowgate.
(Presbytery at 5 South Gray’s Close EH1 1TQ)

St Albert’s University Chaplaincy,
24 George Square, EH8 9LD
(chapel accessible from George Square Lane)
The Dominicans (Order of Preachers)

Safeguarding Policy Statement

“The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.”

 

 

 

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