17th Sunday of the Year (a)

17th 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 – 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.

Anniv: Theresa Malone.

Died: Owen McCauley.


Today: There are still some new rotas for Eucharistic Ministers awaiting 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 makeup of the teams.

Today: The new altar servers’ rota is ready for collection. Please collect your copy from the sacristy after Mass today.

Tuesday: The Little Sisters of the Poor at Gilmore Place invite you to take part in their Prayer Chain for Vocations at the care home. It begins with Mass at 10.30 a.m. and finishes with Benediction and Evening Prayer at 5.30 p.m.  Fuller details of all the events in the course of the day are on a poster in the porch and you are welcome to drop in at any time.

Next Saturday/Sunday: The annual deanery appeal will be given by a Sister from the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary asking for support for their work in prayer and in a retiral collection at the end of Mass.

Diary Dates:

14th August: Big Hall clean up at 7.00 p.m. If you can help it would be much appreciated.  The more there are the less time it would take.

27th August: Forth Bridge Sponsored Walk to raise funds for the Parish Project. Sponsors fund you for the number of times you cross the bridge or with a single donation.  Plan is to meet at the Church Hall at 1.00 p.m. and make our way to the bridge.  Sponsor forms are available after Mass.  If you can’t manage the walk on 27th it can be done any time.  More details as we go along.

3rd September: National Pilgrimage to Carfin during which the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be welcomed as part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima. There will also be an act of consecration of Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as part of the celebration. Mass begins at 3.00 p.m. with Archbishop Tartaglia as main celebrant and Bishop McGee of Argyll and the Isles preaching.  All are welcome. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

9th – 10th September: Pilgrimage to Iona for young adults (ages 16–29). Come and join us on our journey to visit the island where Saint Columba lived, prayed and evangelised. Meet other young pilgrims from across Scotland, pray with your brothers and sisters, and participate in Holy Mass offered by Archbishop Cushley. Details can be found on the Iona Pilgrimage poster. For more information, and/or to register, contact Sister Mirjam at SrMirjamHugens@staned.org.uk or 0131 662- 923 8908


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.

Sid Lighting always moans that if only people would tell the truth he would sell more of his goods. What does he sell ?

Answer – Answer: Candles for birthday cakes !

Are there earthquakes on the moon ? Answer next week.


Amnesty: It is amazing, how over the weeks and months, a significant number of hymn books and Mass cards are ‘borrowed.’ The numbers of copies have diminished by quite a number so if you have any at home please bring them back as soon as possible – no questions asked !


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony