On the 10th December 1967, Bishop Thomson formally opened St. Edward’s Church.                                                 

The parish was delighted to welcome Bishop Toal on 10 Decmber 2017 to celebrate Mass marking the 50th Anniversary of the St. Edward’s Church. Father Desmond is very grateful to the many parishioners who have worked so hard in so many different ways to prepare the parish for this very special anniversary. A selection of photos of the celebration can be seen below. 

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Come Holy Spirit,
Replace the tension within me with holy relaxation,
Replace the turbulence within me with a sacred calm,
Replace the anxiety within me with a quiet confidence,
Replace the fear within me with a strong faith,
Replace the bitterness within me with a gentle peace,
Replace the coldness within me with a loving warmth,
Replace the night within me with Your light.



Father Travers, the Catholic Chaplain to the Monklands Hospital is looking for Ministers of The Eucharist who would be willing to commit for at least a year to bring Holy Communion on a Sunday to those in hospital. If you think that this is a ministry you might be interested in, please have a word with Father Desmond

If your child is in Primary 3 or 4 and you wish him/her to go forward for these Sacraments please collect an Enrolment form from the sacristy after Sunday Mass. This form should be returned to Father Desmond personally at Sunday Mass when Father Desmond will arrange to meet with each individual family.                                                           

If your child is not baptized and you wish him/her to go forward for the Sacraments, you MUST come and see Father Desmond at Sunday Mass as soon as possible in order to ensure your child is  able to go forward for the Sacraments this academic year.



St Edwards Brownies meet every Wednesday evening in the church hall from 6.30-8pm. All girls aged 7-10 years are welcome. Why not come along and have some fun? See you there!

Many sincere thanks to all who prepared and participated in the lovely afternoon tea on Friday 29 September. The remarkable total of £680 was raised for MacMillan Cancer Care.

Below are some photos from a previous afternoon tea which, as you can see, was enjoyed very much by those in attendance.




400 Club winners, Congratulations                               

1. Rhona Dalziel 215

2. Joe Kennedy 27

3. Tom Fagan 33

4. A Boyle 290

Many sincere thanks to everybody who participates and organizes the 400 Club. Over the past 9 months, nearly £5,000 has been fundraised for the parish through the 400Club, the Afternoon Teas and the Monday morning coffee mornings. Many sincere thanks for the generosity and thank you to the parishioners who worked so hard to organize these events.

On Wednesday 8 June, the Parish had a lovely visit to Carfin Grotto. Thank you to all at the Grotto for making us welcome, to St Edward's St Vincent de Paul for organising the day and to Father Desmond for a most uplifting and spiritual experience at all services.

The day began with a lovely breakfast. This was followed by a Prayer and Healing Service. There was time to walk round the grotto and visit the Shrines and Chapels before Mass in the afternoon. Our day ended with Evening Prayers.












Baptismal Preparation Evening

fontAs a new initiative at St. Edward’s, parents will be asked to participate in a Baptismal Preparation evening prior to the actual Baptism of the baby. These evenings will be held every month and details will be posted well in advance in the parish bulletin. The Sacrament of Baptism is a very important event in the life of the baby and the family and these evenings are a way of ensuring that everybody is as well prepared as possible to enjoy this wonderful celebration. The Preparation evening and the Baptism will be arranged during a meeting with Father Desmond. The best way to make contact with Father Desmond is after one of the Sunday Masses.