14th Sunday of the Year (a)

14th Sunday of the Year. (a)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


No Mass or service (Monday – Friday)                           

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


After Mass on Saturday morning


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:    Robert Fischer, Robert Gilfillan.

Anniv: Rosaleen McGuire


Tiday: The new rota for Eucharistic Ministers is ready for collection. Please take your copy today.  Please also note that the changes agreed at the recent meeting have been put in place especially with regard to the make up of the teams.

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.


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 – ‘Are you dead ?’

Alex and Georgina were born at the same hour of the same day of the same year to the same mother in the same hospital.  They have the same father and yet they are not twins.  Why ?


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.


Day Care Assistants required for St. Joseph’s Care home, 43 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh. Enjoyable working atmosphere; Free parking; Uniform provided; Competitive rate of pay; Free in-house training; Working 32.5 hours weekly; PVG and SSSC required; Eligibility to work in the UK required. If interested, please contact: pers.edinburgh@lspscotland.com or telephone 0131 229 5672.


Many thanks go to all who organised and all who supported the Barbeque and Quiz last weekend. Even though the numbers were relatively small the amount raised was an incredible £437.00 for the Parish Project.  It is hoped to have speakers from both strands at the end of the month or the beginning of August.


The Edinburgh Catholic Youth Group (16-35 year olds) are hosting a selection of social events this summer including a ceilidh, a BBQ, a picnic and a walk in the Pentland’s (including Mass up a hill!). This is an easy and informal way to make new friends, and you are all most welcome. To be sure not to miss out, join the Facebook group by searching ‘St Mary’s Cathedral Young Adults Group’, or contact Victoria for more details. (vs514@hotmail.com)


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.