12th Sunday of the Year (c)

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)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass (Saturdays)

Other times – by arrangement.

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

Sick: John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Mary Pike, Rita Allison, Lawrie Malone.

Died:  Jean Lund, Russell Groves, Vincenzo Pacitti

Annniversaries: Honor McGowan


Today there will be a box at the back of the Church into which you can put petitions for prayer to be taken to Lourdes on the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage. 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.

Today: The new altar servers’ rota is ready for collection from the sacristy.  Please make sure you collect your copy today.  It comes into effect soon.

Sunday: The Tea/Coffee morning resumes after Mass with the Ladies Group in charge.  All welcome to go round to the hall to sample their efforts.

This will be the last coffee morning until after the summer holidays.  There may be a restricted style on some of the Sundays in between.  Watch this space for further information.

Tuesday: Joint meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s in Our Lady’s Church Hall at 7.00 p.m. All Councillors please make every effort to attend.

Next Saturday is the Solemnity of St. Peter & St. Paul.  Normally it is a Holy Day of Obligation but because it falls on a Saturday this year, the Bishops have decided that while the Feast is kept the obligation is removed.

Next Saturday/Sunday: The annual collection for Peter’s Pence will be taken up after both masses.  This is used to enable the Holy Father to respond to the many charitable requests he receives each week.

Next Sunday: Mass in preparation for the annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place in the Church at 3.00 p.m.  All are welcome whether travelling to Lourdes or not.


Diary Dates:

21st July: Mary’s Meals is a charity well known to many of you for their outstanding work.  One of the ways they raise funds is by collecting unwanted/unused clothing towels, curtains, bedding,  blankets, handbags shoes and belts and any other textiles. and then turning them in to funds to carry out their work overseas.  For better clothing they receive a better price but even for rags they can raise money. 2 black poly bags filled with textiles can generate enough funds to feed a child in Malawi for one whole year (approx £7.00).   A van will be collecting unwanted/unused clothing and other textiles after 10.00 a.m. Mass. Please note only textiles can be collected so no bric a brac please.  Volunteers will be needed to fill black bags as materials are handed in.  More on that part later. This collection and then reselling of the textiles raised £73,000 last year for Mary’s Meals. There will also be an opportunity to buy raffle tickets with some star prizes – more details later. You are welcome to start bringing materials from next Sunday or as you start packing all your new clothes for your holidays.


Urgent: For a variety of reasons, all three leaders of the rainbow pack, who have given sterling service over several years, will be leaving at the end of the term due to work commitments elsewhere and the end of studies at University.  Many new rainbows are expected to join the pack after the summer holidays and it is essential to have new leaders to look after them. If you think you can help please contact Kathy Wallace, the Slateford-Longstone District Commissioner on 07742.454213 as soon as possible.  New members of the pack are also welcome due to some of the existing girls moving on to the Brownies.  It meets in the hall on a Thursday at 5.30 p.m.


The Stall has the latest edition of ‘Living Faith’ available, covering July – September, available, priced £1.40. 


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.