Category Archives: St. Martin’s Church, Tranent

School Mass

Today the whole school attended mass at St. Martin’s Church for the first time this term.

Primary 6 were given the important responsibility of doing the readings from the Bible, leading the bidding prayers and taking up the bread and wine in the Offertory Procession. Even the altar servers were Primary 6 pupils!

All of these duties were carried out with great respect and devotion. As the class teacher of Primary 6 for the last few weeks, I would like them all to know how proud I felt today. Well done Rhys, Courtney, Tyler, Ryan, Sophie, Liam,  John, Elle, Amy, Rebecca, Aysa, Christopher, Ronan, Katey, Oliver and Saul! You were great!!!


We have made the online news!!!

In St Martin’s of Tours RCPS we spent time in the week prior to Catholic Education Week reflecting on the theme ‘Opening hearts and minds to God’. In celebration of our hard work and reflection time we have made the NEWS!!

Click on the link below to have a look at the article and the picture of our great work.

A Message from Michael McGrath – Scottish Catholic Education Service(SCES)

SCES are keen to hear your views on the materials provided this year for Catholic Education Week 2013 .  Hearing the views of teachers, parents, clergy and young people will help to develop the approach for future years.  It would be most helpful if you could encourage teachers, parents, clergy and pupils to complete the short on-line evaluation which is available directly on the SCES website or by using this link:


Lent: What are you doing?


Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent 2013.

What have you decided to do to show your preparation for Easter and your commitment to your faith?
Use this picture to think about what you are going to give, fast from, prepare for and when are you going to pray?

Try to collect a SCIAF ‘wee box’ from church and start by ‘giving’ some small change to our school charity during Lent, The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund.


Catholic Education Week – 3rd to 9th February 2013

In school this week all classes have been working on posters to display in St. Martin’s Church  during Catholic Education Week. Primary 4- 7  have been thinking about growing in faith by looking more closely at the words of the Nicene Creed. Primary 1-3 have looked at some of  the miracles of Jesus and have been thinking about how special Jesus is. We hope Father Jim  and the people of the parish enjoy looking at our posters and reading their very important messages of faith.

There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.”

Pope Benedict XVI


Sacramental Preparation Timetable

As the website is now functional again I thought parents/guardians of Primary 3 and Primary 4 might find it useful to have a copy of these dates. Paper copies have already been given out but I know they often get mislaid. Next meeting for P.3 parents is next Tuesday, 5th February.

 2012 Timetable with recommendations from Rite of Catholic Initiation for Children Review Group