First Holy Communions 2018

First Communions 2018 On Sunday 3rd June, the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of our Lord, ten children from the Sacred Heart parish made their First Holy Communion at the 10.45 Mass.  Some families had travelled great distances to be there to support the children, and with the help of the music […]

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Mass at the Castle

About thirty parishioners visited Yester Castle, near Gifford in East Lothian, on Sunday 10th June for Mass at the Castle with Parish Priest, Fr Peter Scally SJ.   We were blessed with a fine, warm, sunny day, and thanks to the kindness of Castle Park Golf Club, we were able to find parking nearby and walked […]

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Church of the Sacred Heart Welcomes 7 at the Easter Vigil

The Church of the Sacred Heart is delighted to welcome Joseph, Felicia, Melissa, Keith, Patrick, Anne Marie and Annie into the Catholic Church. After a long journey, that began formally in September with RCIA, Keith received the sacrament of baptism and Joseph, Felicia, Melissa, Patrick, Anne Marie and Annie received the sacraments of confirmation and […]

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Fr Peter in Pakistan (last post!)

Celebrating St Ignatius in Lahore We had three days of celebrations at Loyola Hall, the Jesuit centre in Lahore, for the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola.   On Saturday night, the religious of the Archdiocese were invited for Mass, celebrated by Fr Renato, the Jesuit Mission Superior, with the homily from Fr Imran, followed by […]

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Fr Peter in Pakistan (Part 6)

A Night Out in Karachi At the end of the their retreat, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary took me for a night out in Karachi!  First we made a visit to the must-see spot in Karachi, the tomb of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, which is set in a beautiful park. […]

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Fr Peter in Pakistan (Part 5)

Arrived in Karachi now, and spending some days with the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, staying at the Dominican House of Studies. Karachi is a huge city of 27 million people – the largest city in the world that has no resident Jesuits! This Dominican house is in a large Catholic compound that includes […]

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Father Peter in Pakistan (Part 4)

The journey from Murree to Rawalpindi was a long, slow descent on a narrow, windy road.   Then we drove along the motorway from Rawalpindi to Lahore, mostly very flat land, with a lot of rice fields, like this: And this: Finally we arrived in Lahore – which is a “garden city” full of trees, plants, […]

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Father Peter in Pakistan (Part 2)

Fr Peter has been with the Sisters of Jesus and Mary at their convent in Murree, in the hills to the northeast of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.   The sisters finished their retreat on Saturday, and in the evening were singing songs together in the hall – they sing beautifully!  This one is an Urdu song: […]

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Father Peter in Pakistan

Father Peter is currently visiting Pakistan at the invitation of the Jesuit community in Lahore.   He arrived in Islamabad on Thursday accompanied by Fr Michael Holman SJ, and they were hosted by the Presentation Sisters in Rawalpindi.  He has sent a few pictures of the first day, visiting Islamabad and Rawalpindi.         […]

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