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)

Confessions:                 After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday.

Other times by arrangement.


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

Sick: Caroline McNeish Patricia Allison, Ian Petrie, Elizabeth Brown, Tony Stanton.

Anniv: Annie Nelson, Roy Chisholm, Owen & Maureen McCauley, Ena McIntyre, John Pilley.


Today: The Decree, promulgated by Archbishop Cushley, affecting the parishioners of St. Mary’s Ratho and Our Lady, Mother of the Church, Currie is being made available to the parishioners of both parishes. If you wish to read it it can be found on the Archdiocesan Website. This can be accessed by opening  http://www.archdiocese-edinburgh.com/ and then click on the Archdiocese Tab; scroll down to the foot of the page and you will see a number of decrees listed.  Click on the Ratho/Currie one and it should open up. Although it does not affect St. Cuthbert’s directly it will indirectly since as Parish Priest of Our Lady’s it is an added responsibility. The practicalities will be worked out in due course but it should not be assumed that there will be no impact on St. Cuthbert’s. There will be.

Please pray, in particular, for the parishioners of St. Mary’s Ratho who are losing both their Church and their Parish as they become part of Our Lady’s.

Diary Dates:

2nd September: National Pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of St. John Ogilvie with Mass at 3.00 p.m. at which Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow will be the main celebrant and Bishop Robson of Dunkeld will be the preacher. All welcome.

9th September: Annual Pilgrimage to pray for the Canonisation of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair. This year it has been suggested that we have a sponsored walk along the canal to arrive in time for the time of prayer and the showing of a film about Blessed Margaret. It is approximately 3½ miles and takes about 1½ hours gathering at Dominoes and from there along the Canal Path or going straight in along Slateford Road, Fountainbridge, Bread Street Grassmarket, Cowgate. Mass is celebrated in St. Patrick’s at 4.00 p.m. Sponsor forms will be ready for next weekend if you are interested in taking part and raising funds for the Parish Project.

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.

The Stall has the new edition of Living Faith and the Day by Day booklet, covering August. Please collect your copy today.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony