15th Sunday of the Year (a)

15th 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, Friday)

No Mass or service on Tuesday or Wednesday

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.

Anniv: Cardinal Gray, Julia Gaughan.


Today: 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.


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 ?

Because they are two of a set of triplets.


Although the discoverers of Antarctica were often close to death by starvation they would never touch the meat of the polar bear even though they possessed the means to kill them. Why ?

Answer next week


Leonardo Da Vinci carried out the following experiment. He held a sphere of very thin fragile glass above a floor of solid stone. When he dropped the sphere it fell 2 metres without breaking.  How ?

Answer next 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 recent Barbeque and Quiz. 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