12th Sunday of the Year (b)

Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:

Sundays:                               Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. &10.00 a.m.

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m.  (Monday -Thursday)

9.30 a.m. (Friday, with school children present)

7.30 p.m. (Friday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                      After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday.

Other times by arrangement.

Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:

Sick: Sally McDermott, Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Molly Weir, baby Olivia Cox, Phil Cox, baby Vladeeslaff Russia

Anniv: Michael Ferry

Died:  Paul Hislop

Today:  The box is at the back of the Church into which you can put petitions for prayer to be taken to Lourdes. These should be in a sealed envelope and with no money inside since they are often burned unopened.  These will be taken to the Grotto and Mass will be offered for all the intentions.

Sunday: The tea/coffee morning takes place in the Hall after Mass.  This week the ladies Group is in charge.  All welcome.

Tuesday: The fifth and final in a series of five talks, organised at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre, to mark the 50th anniversary of the second Vatican Council.  The fifth  one is on ‘Unveiling the Page’ reflecting on the constitution on Divine Revelation  and begins at 7.30 p.m.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

Thursday: The tea/coffee coffee morning takes place in the house after 9.00 a.m. Mass. All welcome.  Continued thanks go to those who hand in their loose bronze coins and even small silver ones.  These can continue to be handed in to the Card Stall at the weekend and the proceeds go to the Parish Project.  Along with the donations at the Coffee Morning this enabled a cheque for £250 to be added to the Parish Project total.

Thursday: Meeting of Parish Pastoral Council at 7.00 p.m.  Please make every effort to attend this final meeting before the holidays to see the work that has been done so far following on the building up of the census data base and also to discuss the next stage.

Friday:                Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul

                                      A Holy day of Obligation

Masses in St. Cuthbert’s will be celebrated at 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Masses in Our Lady’s Currie will be at 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Next Saturday/Sunday: There will be a retiral collection at both Masses for Peter’s Pence.  The money collected is sent to the Vatican and is used by the Holy Father to respond to various charitable requests he receives for aid.

Next Sunday:  The Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes takes place in the Church at 3.00 p.m.in advance of the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage.  All welcome whether you are travelling to Lourdes or not.

Diary Dates:

2nd – 6th July: ‘New Dawn in Scotland Family Conference’ will be held at St. Andrews and is timed to coincide with Scottish school holiday. For further information contact the New Dawn in Scotland Office on 447 6153 or use their website www.newdawninscotland.com. There is also a poster in the porch.

The Stall  has the new editions of ‘Living Faith’ covering the months from July – September available, priced £1.40.

St. Andrew’s Children’s Society have provided Adoption & Foster Care for 90 years. We are looking for Catholic families who could offer short or long term foster care or adoptive homes to a wide range of children in our Archdiocese and beyond who cannot live with their birth families.

For further information please contact us at: St. Andrew’s Children’s Society, 7 John’s Place, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7EL, Tel. 0131 454 3370 or Email: info@standrews-children.org.uk or visit their website which is at www.standrews-children.org.uk

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony