Liturgy and Sacraments
Ministers of the Word
At Sunday Mass, there are two readers; one reads the 1st Reading and Responsorial Psalm and the other reads the 2nd Reading and Gospel Acclamation. You can join the reading rota for whichever Mass you attend by contacting Fr. Peter Kelly after Sunday Morning Mass. Training will be given.
Eucharistic Ministers, who are invited by the parish priest, distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to those who come forward during the Eucharistic celebration. Those who choose not to receive the Eucharist are welcomed with a blessing. If you would like to become involved in this area of ministry then please contact Fr. Peter Kelly.
Anyone who has made his or her First Holy Communion and would like to train to serve on the altar is welcome. Please contact Fr. Peter Kelly for further information.
Sacrament of Baptism
Congratulations! The arrival of a new baby is a wonderful event. It is a time of joy, thanksgiving and celebration. Soon you hope to be sharing in another wonderful event - your baby's Baptism. This, like the birth of your child, has to be prepared for.
Baptism, or Christening, is the sacrament by which we are born again of water and the Holy Spirit, and by which we are received into a new and spiritual life and become the Children of God.
Before having your baby Baptised, you should be attending Mass regularly in our parish. Having your baby Baptised is an important step and it needs to be thought about carefully. You, as parents, are undertaking to bring up your child to know and practise their faith and the faith of the Church. It is vitally important that you attend Mass in order to be able to do this.
Parents who wish to have their child Baptised in St Margaret's, Davidson's Mains, must live in the parish area or attend here regularly for Mass. Otherwise permission and preparation by your local Priest will be required. When choosing godparents for your child, please note that at least one godparent must be a practising Catholic who has been confirmed. It is permissible for additional godparents to be members of another Christian Church. Please contact our parish priest for further information.
Sacrament of Marriage
For Catholics, marriage is a sacrament, a sacred sign of God's love for us all, and the way to celebrate the union of a man and a woman in the context of that love.
The Church will do everything possible to help the couple gain every grace and blessing from the sacrament, both during the time of preparation, and afterwards.
To be married at St Margaret's RC Church you should either live in the parish or have chosen St Margaret's as your regular place of worship. The best way to make contact is to introduce yourselves at one of the Masses to our Parish Priest. If St Margaret's is your regular place of worship but not the parish in which you reside, then it is still necessary to obtain written permission from your own Parish Priest.
It is the policy of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh that a couple give at least six months notice of their intention to marry. A couple should first ascertain whether the church is available before booking a venue for the wedding reception.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we find God's unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.
This Sacrament is provided throughout the year in regular Services of Reconciliation and by appointment with Fr. Kelly. Keep an eye on the notices and on this website for details of Services available.
The parish priest can call to administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to the housebound on request.
Sacrament of the Sick
Anyone wishing to organise the Sacrament of the Sick should contact our Parish Priest.
Becoming a Catholic
If you are a non-Catholic but are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith then please contact Father Kelly.