14th Sunday of the Year (b)

14th Sunday of the Year.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)

No Mass or Service on Saturday morning


By arrangement.


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

Sick: John McPartland, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Assunta Santangeli., Monsignor Regan, Monsignor Rae, Father Tony MacDonald.

Died:  Pat Farrell, Michele Ameno, Sandra McKenzie.

Anniv: Nora Corbet.


Today the final retiral collection before the holidays will be taken up. It is for Peter’s Pence, the fund which the Pope uses to respond to various requests he receives for financial assistance.

Today:  Summer Clothes Bank Uplift. We are looking for any unwanted clothing/paired shoes, belts, bags and soft toys for our Summer Clothes Bank collection in June. All donations will be weighed and we will receive 50p per kilo (approx. £5 per black bag). The pickup will be before Mass next Sunday. All proceeds will go to the Parish Project.

Today: Congratulations to those who completed the Sponsored Walk in aid of Parish Project Fund recently and those who walked even further than they needed to ! Any monies due should be returned as quickly as possible please. Final call for money please. So far £1041.00 has been handed in.

Sunday: A small group of volunteers have kindly agreed to run, for this week only a reduced service for coffee morning to provide an opportunity for parishioners to meet after Mass. It will also include a celebration and presentation to mark Father Tom’s 80th birthday. After this Sunday there will be no coffee mornings until after the holiday period is over.

Friday: The Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves.  If you wish to have petitions taken there will be a box at the back of the Church into which you can put them.  Please put them in a sealed envelope. The box will be removed on Wednesday.  Please do not put any money in the envelopes.


New Altar Servers are required to build up the existing band of loyal servers. Boys and girls, especially those who have just been confirmed and made their First Communion, are very welcome to offer their services to the Parish in this way. It would be good to see some of them coming forward. All ages are welcome. Adults also are very welcome to volunteer for this important role in the Parish.

A New Readers’ Rota is in the process of being prepared. If you would like to offer your services please contact Monsignor Tony or Mary Mulligan (455.7096) to let them know. Practices and training can be arranged if you are nervous about volunteering for this key role in Parish Life.

Situation Vacant: St. Joseph’s House in Gilmore Place have a vacancy for a part time R.G.N. nurse for night duties – three nights a week – 8.30 p.m. – 7.30 a.m. They are also looking for a volunteer for Reception Duties on alternate Saturdays from 2.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

In the first instance please contact Mary Lewis   TEL No  0131 229 5672 or E-mail  Filecentre@aol.com for further details.


The Parish Barbeque held last Saturday in St. Cuthbert’s raised £435.00. Along with the money raised for the sponsored walk (£1041 so far) means the total raised for the Parish Project is an amazing £10693.87. Well done. There is still time to organise a fund raiser. The money will be handed over in December to the two charities.


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.


The stall has the new editions of ‘Day by Day’ and ‘Living Faith’ for July, August and September ready for collection. If you have ordered either of these please collect them as soon as you can. If you no longer wish to receive them please let Catherine know at the stall.


With every best wish and blessing

To you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.