Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, a Charity registered in Scotland—number SC008540
Legion of Mary
St Vincent De Paul
Sacred Heart Conference Christ the King Conference
Grans, Mums & Toddlers
Justice & Peace/Fair Trade
Friends of Jericho
St Peter's Society
Pro Life Cell
Apostleship of the Sea
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PRAESIDIUM has been meeting in Christ
the King every Monday at 7.30 pm. since October 1991. Every meeting follows
a pattern of Prayer with the Rosary and Work . Members give two hours a week
to visiting the sick at home and in hospital, praying a decade of the Rosary
with pupils in St Mungo’s Oratory, sharing the faith journey of Enquirers
at the RCIA Meeting, visiting our prayer partners : the Auxiliary Members
of the Legion.
New members are always welcome.
President : AIDAN BOYLE
Secretary : MARION McFARLANE
The Legion of Mary was founded by Frank
Duff. The first meeting took place on the eve of Our Lady's birthday, September
7th 1921, in Dublin. Two Falkirk Legionaires established the Legion in Grangemouth
in October, 1991. The weekly meetings are held in the coffee lounge, every
monday at 7.30pm and follow the pattern outlined in the handbook:
The work involves visiting the sick in hospital or at Home, circulating the Fatima Statue and encouraging the saying of the Rosary and Devotion to Our Lady.
The primary objective of the Legion is the sanctification of its members through an active apostolic spirit in union with Our Blessed Lady.
There are two types of member: Active and Auxiliary. Auxiliary members undertake a service of prayer. Active members would be asked to attend a meeting and undertake a visit. The Legion would benefit greatly from aditional members of both kinds.
The Legion has been blessed over many years witnessing miricles of graces in many people's lives through the intercession of Our Blessed Lady and her miraculous medal.
Annual events include a thanksgiving day at Carfin in Jun, a retreat in Edinburgh, an Acies ceremony which is held for the consecration to Our Lady and a reunion.
Our SPRED Group meets in Christ the King on a Monday Evening at 7.30 and is for children with support needs. The aim is to ensure that they can take their rightful place in the parish community by providing them with an environment of openness, acceptance and love and an appropriate method of catechesis to prepare them for sacraments. CONTACT PERSON : SR CECILIA DOWD Gillis Centre, Edinburgh. Befrienders attend 8 training sessions and are then invited to join a SPRED group to journey with their special faith friend. The help of Volunteers to transport the children to and from the classes and manage resources is always welcome.
New members are always welcome. Please speak to our Chaplain
Canon Leo or any member of the SVDP
History of St Vincent De Paul in Grangemouth click HERE
SACRED HEART HOUSE MONDAY 7.00 pm
PRESIDENT RICHARD ZAK
The Society began in Parish in 1833 with Frederic Ozanam and 6 companions visiting the poor in their homes. On the 19th June 1946 the Sacred Heart Conference was established. Today the members continue to visit the sick at home and in hospital. The needy are cared for. A caravan Holiday is allocated to three Families every year. Toys and Food parcels are distributed at Christmas.
The needs of Christ the King will now be looked after by the Sacred Heart Conference. Please continue to support our Food Banks and Our Collection after Mass
The Conference was started by Fr Kruger after he came to Grangemouth in 1970. His support for the needs of the poor led to the establishment of Grangemouth Enterprises, and in those days the Conference worked closely with them providing furniture for those in need.
Opportunity to get together and raise money for the Church Building.
CONTACT: CHARLOTTE McNIVEN
Monday 1.15p.m.-3p.m. in Christ the King. All welcome.
CONTACT: PAT GOURLAY or ANN ROBERTSON
Child care : Christmas Party : Pantomime
I regret to report the closure due to lack of members of the Club for our sprightly elderly parishioners and friends which met in Christ the King on a Tuesday afternoon. Thank you to Violet Caban and team who have kept the Club going all these years. If you have photographs from the past look them out now and we will have a stroll down memory lane.
To encourage commitment and action for all who are marginalized–
the poor, the oppressed and the excluded in the light of the Gospel message
and the social teaching of the Catholic Church .The Archdiocesan Director,
keeps us up to date with current issues coming before the Scottish Parliament.
Support is given to Fairtrade week, the Homeless , Peace and Justice at home
and abroad. A quiet day of Prayer is held in Advent. The Justice and Peace
Magazine is available in the Church Porch.
CONTACT: KATHY SMYTH
MEETING TIME : IST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH in CHRIST THE KING CHURCH
We (Sacred Heart and Christ the King Parishes) have agreed to:
• Use Fairtrade tea and coffee for all meetings and gatherings.
• Move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as biscuits, fruit and sugar.
• Promote Fairtrade goods during Fairtrade fortnight.
Lectio Divina :
READING : We listen to the scriptures prayerfully.
REFLECTION : If a word or phrase stays with me then what is this word calling me to do for myself, for others ?
APPROPRIATE SHARING RESPONSE : A short prayer of praise, thanksgiving, or petition.
RESTING : Hold that word or phrase in your heart and use it when you pray.
CONTACT: JOAN McGUIRE : HELEN YOUNG
MEETING TIME : Tuesday 6.30PM - 8PM
MEETING PLACE : CHRIST THE KING
The Jericho Benedictines were founded by Fr James Ferguson with
the aim of offering accommodation and counselling to alcoholics, drug addicts
, the homeless and the abused in society. The Brothers depend a great deal
upon the prayers and financial help given by the Friends of Jericho. Our Group
meets 6 times a year after 11 am Mass in Christ the King to plan and run Fund-raising
events. The total is presented to the Brothers on Ash Wednesday. Over the
past 4 years this has amounted to £11,000! In addition there have been
many trips to Jericho House, Edinburgh with clothing and bedding.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
CONTACT: EDDIE McAULEY
AIM : To sponsor students for the Priesthood on the Missions.
The needs are widespread . The society now subsidises the training of 80,000
seminarians. We support 4 seminarians in Good Shepherd Seminary, Nigeria over
the last 4 years of their course at a cost of £550 per student per year.
To date a total of 12 of our students have been ordained and hold us in their
CONTACT : FRANK HIGGINS
MEETING TIMES IN SACRED HEART AS ARRANGED . Members contribute £1 per week
With 25 years experience of providing layettes, prams and cots
for new-born babies, we now provide them as required for 2 or 3 babies per
year through Life-line, Edinburgh and Cardinal Winning Initiative. When needed
we supply baby clothes for Scottish International Relief and Orphanages in
HELEN CAMPBELL : Meetings as arranged.
CHAPLAIN ;RICHARD HAGGARTY Assisted by JOHN McATEER : JIMMY
International Organisation founded in Scotland in 1922 for the support of vulnerable Seafarers.
The Port Chaplains and ship visitors welcome seafarers to our shores and provide for their pastoral and practical needs.
For more information on what they do click HERE
Meets on a Thursday at 7.30pm in Christ the King.
The Programme of events is published each year and includes interesting speakers and events, outreach to neighbouring Guilds,
Social Evenings and Retreats.
New members are always welcome.
President : Pat Fulton
Vice-President Rose Higgins
Treasurer Liz Quinn
Secretary Betty Perrers
Christ the Kings Womens Guild was formed by Father Kruger in
1971. Initially the meetings were held in the Bowhouse Community Centre and
Mrs Mary Scanlan was appointed the irst president.
Father Kruger hoped that Guild evenings would provide "the Ladies" with an opportunity to meet socially and in doing so, make new friends. It would be fair to say that the "new friends" are now "old friends". Although many of the "old friends" are not members of the parish they hae made significant contribution to the Guil and indeed the wider parish community.
There is a varied programme throughout the year with craft and social evenings and interesting speakers. Hospitality is exchanged with other Guilds on an annual basis when visits are made to the others for an evening of entertainment.
Our Guild give support to the parish and to other charitable organisations. The main aim throughout the year is to give financial aid to the roof fund but they also give donations to visiting speakers and their charities. Members also collect small change on a weekly basis to support the Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust.
If you would like to know more about the activities of the Guild please ask any member of the Guild for a copy of the syllabus.
CONTACT PERSON : MOIRA TIERNEY (Snr)
Meeting Place : Sacred Heart Church House
The group first came together following a course in St Alexander’s, Denny in 1996. Members are available to help families who are bereaved by listening to their needs, and offering whatever spiritual comfort and practical help they can. A special Requiem Mass is offered in November .The group aim to contact those families bereaved during the past year, to welcome them to the celebration and encourage them to come and take part.