13th Sunday of the Year (a)

13th Sunday of the Year. (a)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Thursday)

No Mass or service on Friday and Saturday mornings.


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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Elizabeth Brown, Patricia Allison, Bridget Ferry, Margaret Bowen, Biddy Bonner, Nora Wood.

Died: Father Martin Xavier Vazachira C.M.I. administrator of St. John the Baptist in Corstorphine, Catherine McKeon.

Anniv: Norah Corbett.


Today the box will be at the back of the Church into which you can put your petitions for Lourdes. These will be collected and taken to Lourdes and placed at the Grotto in the course of the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage which leaves on the 7th July. Please hand them into the Church or house by Tuesday.

Today: The stall has the new copies of ‘Day by Day’ and ‘Living Faith’ for the month of July ready for collection as soon as possible.

Today: Guess what – the last retiral collection before the holidays. (hopefully). This one is for Peter’s Pence the fund which the Pope uses to respond to various requests he receives for financial assistance.

Sunday: Mass in anticipation of the Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place here at 3.00 p.m. All welcome to attend whether travelling to Lourdes or not.

Thursday: Archbishop Cushley will celebrate a Requiem Mass for Father Martin, from St. John’s, at 12.45 p.m. in the Cathedral. All are welcome to attend.


As the holiday season is now upon us will all Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers please remember to ensure they have arranged cover if they are going to be away. This is especially important when a visiting priest is here to celebrate Mass.  Please use the ‘post its’ in the sacristy to let me know about any swaps you make.

Holidays:  If you are going away, I hope you have a safe journey and come back refreshed and relaxed.  If you are staying at home, I hope you find some time to relax and take a break from your usual routine. If you are a visitor, you are welcome to our Parish, our city and our country.


Sam has a question which can never be answered ‘Yes.’ ‘So do I’, said his friend Jim. How about ‘Are you a gorilla ?’ I could never answer that with a ‘Yes.’’ Oh yes you could,’ said Sam,’but you would have to lie. The question I am thinking of could never be answered with a yes even by the most brazen liar.’ What was the question Sam had in mind ?

Answer next week – maybe !


Emergency Cover while I am in Lourdes will be provided by Father Tom (449.2372), Father Tony Quinlan at St. John Ogilvie’s (453.5035). I am grateful to them for providing this support and to the parishioners who will be looking after the house. I will be remembering you and your intentions in my prayers during the course of the Pilgrimage to Lourdes this coming week.


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With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony