Category Archives: St. Martin’s Church, Tranent

First Mass Celebration of 2013

We will be celerating Mass as a school community on Friday the 18th of January at 10am.

The children have been practising their singing today and have been having an input into which hymns they would like to sing at their Masses throughout the year.
P6 will be leading us in this mass celebration and we look forward to seeing you there.

Sacrament of Confirmation

On Thursday, 8 March eleven pupils in Primary 4 will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Mass is at 7.00 p.m. in St. Martin’s Catholic Church. Everyone is welcome to attend mass and witness the children receiving the sacrament. The children are excited and looking forward to the celebration. They have been preparing for this since last October. It is a very important time in their journey of faith and we ask you to pray for them and their families.

Father Mike Visits Us

Yesterday, our parish priest, Father Mike, came to visit us in school. He came primarily to see the Primary 4 pupils who are going to be confirmed next week and to talk to us all about The Holy Spirit. It was great to have time to speak to Father Mike and ask him lots of questions. We had questions such as:

Q: Have you ever seen the signs of the Holy Spirit?

A: “Yes. I see the effects of the holy spirit all around me. Courage, Awe and Wisdom are amongst my favourites.”

Q: How long have you been a priest?

A: “I was ordained on the 12th of Decemeber 1978, 34years ago this year.”

Q: Do you like your job?

A: “I love what I do. I get to meet so many people. I was ordained to be with people. If I was to work in another job, I don’t think I would be the same person I am today.”

We then started talking about Angels. Leeroy in P5 asked Father Mike “Have you ever seen an angel and if so what did they look like?” Father Mike then asked us to answer this one. Katey in P5 said “An angel is someone who can fly” and Leeroy added ” It’s someone who God chooses. They have wings and are bright people who look over us.”

We found out lots about Father Mike that we didn’t know already. He became a priest 34years ago on the 12th Dec 1978 and was planning on being a quantity surveyor but decided to join the priesthood instead. We found out that he usually baptises around 15-20 babies a year although when he was in Nigeria he baptised 40 babies in ONE celebration! He also showed us his collar and spoke to us about the uniform that a priest has to wear in order for his people and the community know who he is. Someone who can help us.

Thank you Father Mike for taking the time out to come and speak with us. We hope to see you soon.