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Please note that we are returning to having two vigil Masses every Saturday. 


Starting from this weekend (Saturday 10th October) times will be as follows:

Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:00pm  and 6:00pm

Sunday Mass times remain unchanged at 9:30am and 11:30am

Fr Desmond 20th October'20


Many sincere thanks for the wonderful generosity on World Mission Sunday. A cheque in the region of £900 will be sent to MissioScotland this week. Many, many sincere thanks for a remarkable total, especially in these very difficult financial times.

This weekend the November Lists will be distributed. If parishioners list the names of deceased loved ones and return the envelope to Father Desmond. Every Mass during the month of November will be offered for the Holy Souls. Although not necessary, any donation included will be gratefully received. 

On Tuesday 10th November there will be a Mass at 7.00pm for all our deceased loved ones, especially those loved ones who have died during the last 12 months. To book a place(s) for this Mass, please do so on If this Mass is oversubscribed then there will be a second Mass a week later at the same time. May all our deceased loved ones rest in peace and rise in glory.

The Mass of Confirmation for those young people who missed out on the Sacrament of Confirmation before the Summer when they were in Primary 7 of St. Dominic’s will be celebrated on Sunday 1st November at 1.00pm. The numbers will as usual be restricted to 50 and places must be booked beforehand. There are 6 young people out of a possible 16 who have come forward for the Sacrament. Therefore, this is the last call to any young person in the above category to contact Father Desmond as soon as possible on if he/she wishes to go forward for the Sacrament on the 1st November.

Help in Cleaning the Church

If any parishioners are able to come along this Saturday morning 18th July at 11.00am to clean the Church please e-mail Father Desmond.

Important Information On How To Attend Weekend Mass

Masses this weekend on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday morning at 9.30am and 11.30am. Only 50 people are allowed in the Church for a Mass.

To book a place please e-mail by Friday 6.00pm to book a place indicating which Mass; 25 spaces will be allocated by e-mail.

Or phone 07561 607249 between 6.00pm and 9.00pm on FRIDAY EVENING ONLY.

At 9.30am Mass on Saturday Father Desmond will announce how many spaces are still available for each Mass.

Father Desmond appreciates that these are difficult times but working together we can make the system outlined above run smoothly and efficiently.



Father John Receives Parish Donation


Father John may have left our parish but he's not forgotten!

Here he is receiving the parish donation for shoes for Kenya from two young friends of Father Desmond who carried the £1,050 to Rome before Father John returned to Kenya.

Father John will buy 105 pairs of shoes for children in his village who walk barefoot to school.

God willing, we can continue to help and support Father John in his great work in Kenya.

Thank you to everybody for the wonderful generosity of St. Edward’s parish.

Programme of Worship for This Week

Monday 9.30am streamed Mass from St. Edward’s

Tuesday no Mass from St. Edward’s; Father Desmond is celebrating the Requiem Mass of Mrs. Olive Smith in Corpus Christi that morning

Wednesday at 9.30am, a public Mass at St. Edward’s which will be also streamed. Only 50 people will be allowed to attend the Mass. If you are the 51st etc then it is not permissible to go over 50. In consultation, Father Desmond is trying to organise a booking system which is fair to everybody.

Thursday 9.30am streamed Mass from St. Edward’s, not open to the public

Friday 9.30am Mass at Corpus Christi, no streamed Mass from St. Edward’s

Saturday 9.30am Mass streamed from St. Edward’s, not open to the public

Saturday 4.00pm and 6.00pm Masses from St. Edward’s; only 50 people allowed in the Church. These Masses will be streamed

Sunday 9.30am Mass and 11.30am Masses from St. Edward’s; again only 50 people allowed in the Church. These Masses will be streamed.


If in doubt or worried about health issues, please stay at home

It may happen that when you arrive at Church there are already 50 people in the Church. If this is the case parishioners are asked to go home and return for another Mass. Father Desmond appreciates that this is very inconvenient but asks that parishioners are patient and understanding.

With 4 Masses, 200 parishioners of St. Edward’s will have the opportunity to attend Mass next weekend. In normal times about 300 people attend Mass at St. Edward’s over the weekend.

FOR THIS PROVISION OF MASSES TO CONTINUE THE PARISH MUST HAVE VOLUNTEERS TO CLEAN THE CHURCH AFTER EACH CELEBRATION. If not enough volunteers come forward then the number of Masses will have to be reduced. Therefore, if you are able and eligible please do volunteer by e-mailing Father Desmond.

These are unprecedented times and Father Desmond asks parishioners to be patient and understanding as we move out of lockdown BUT AGAIN IF IN DOUBT, STAY AT HOME, PRAY AT HOME AND KEEEP SAFE.



Airdrie Foodbank is looking to recruit additional volunteer drivers to help continue to provide essential community services to people in crisis.

The role would be suitable for someone who is retired/ works part-time, has a full Driving Licence and is able to lift and transport crates safely.

The days and hours can be flexible however Mondays and Fridays between 10am - 2pm are particularly busy and help on these days would be most especially welcome

The Foodbank operates under government guidelines on social distancing

For further information please contact:

Amanda Ritchie -  Development Officer   Tel.No.   07986 888161

St Edwards Parish SSVP Notice: COVID-19 Emergency

Airdrie Food Bank has partnered with Scottish Gas who will deliver food and other basic essentials to the homes of those most in need of help. 

If you or someone you know needs to use this service please telephone St Edwards Parish SSVP HELPLINE number 07592771194.

All you need do is provide the following:

  • Your name & address
  • The number of adults
  • The age and the number of children
  • A contact telephone number.

This information will then be passed to Airdrie Food Bank who in turn will arrange for their partners Scottish Gas to deliver food etc to your home whilst complying with all social distancing rules.

DONATIONS of food and other essentials can be deposited in the food bank basket at Tesco Airdrie or at  Calderbank Parish Church on a Monday 11am to 1pm, St Edwards Parish Hall on a Wednesday 11am to 1.30pm,  Cairnlea Church Hall on a Friday 11am to 1.30pm.  Financial help may be available in special circumstances from SSVP funds.

If you wish or need to visit the food bank in person it will be open and operate under normal rules only on Wednesday & Fridays at the above locations and times.

May the Blessings of St Vincent de Paul & Blessed Frederic Ozanam be with you all at this time.

St Edwards Parish SSVP


Diocesan Prayer Resources

Every Easter joy and blessing. These are difficult and challenging times we are living through and I pray that you are all well. This is to let you know of prayer and meditation resources the Adult Formation Team has put together and which you may find useful. 

Our twitter account has been up and running for some time: @LectioMotherwe1

We have a closed Facebook group—please search Contemplative Theology and sign up.

On the diocesan website there are links to various sites offering some wonderful material. On the Homepage, click Holy Week Reflections and then click Online Prayer Resources -- this will change soon to Online Prayer Resources (on the Homepage.)

Recently we have opened a new Facebook page: Diocese of Motherwell Adult Formation. There are resources there for spiritual and faith formation.

Please go to the "Information Regarding Coronavirus" section of this website for full information on how our Church is helping guide us through these difficult times.

Parish Priest - Father Desmond Keegan C.Ss.R.

St Edward's RC Church

Lady Anne Crescent,




Telephone : 01236 897557

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