16th Sunday of the Year (b)

16th 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)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


After 10.00 a.m. Mass on a Saturday or 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: James Brown

Anniv: Cardinal Gray Annie Nelson.


Sunday: There will be no coffee mornings until after the holiday period since there are not enough volunteers to set them up and run them.

Monday: Meeting of Parish Pastoral Council at 7.00 p.m. in the house. The members of the previous Pastoral Council have very generously agreed to stay on in an interim basis to help prepare for the forthcoming meetings, in the autumn, with Archbishop Cushley about the re-structuring process on which he has embarked.

This will involve meeting with representatives from the other Parishes in the proposed cluster of St. Cuthbert’s, Our Lady’s, St. Joseph’s and St. John Ogilvie’s.

I am very grateful to them for taking up this critical role and for their support.

Next Sunday sees the start of Ignatius Week. It involves a Week of Guided Prayer; Talks/workshops on theology and spirituality by visiting Jesuits; Mass and Party for the Feast of St Ignatius on Friday 31st July What is a Week of Guided Prayer? A Week of Guided Prayer is an opportunity to develop your relationship with God by setting aside time each day to pray, and meeting every day with a prayer guide.  Prayer guides will be available both daytime and in the evening. As well as trying to pray for up to half-an-hour each day, reviewing how that prayer time went and meeting daily with your prayer guide, there is an opening meeting for all participants at 6.30pm on Sunday 26th July in the Lauriston Jesuit Centre  To help us plan the Week of Guided Prayer, and to make sure sufficient prayer guides are available, please register your interest by  just send an email to lauriston@lauriston.org.uk) or contact The Jesuit Centre at Lauriston on 477.5788.


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.

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.


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.


With every best wish and blessing

To you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.