17th Sunday of the Year (c)

17th Sunday of the Year. ( c)

Times of Mass and Confession:

Sundays:                      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 Saturday.


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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Antonio Arcielo, Sheila Turner, Elizabeth Brown.

Died: Father Tony MacDonald, retired Parish Priest of St. Margaret’s, South Queensferry and St. Mary’s, Ratho, Joe Gillon.

Anniv: Cardinal Gordon Joseph Gray, Annie Nelson, Julia Gaughan, John Pilley, Patrick & Anne Lynch.


Today: The new Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota is ready for collection in the Sacristy after Mass. It comes into effect this weekend, so don’t delay.


Sunday: There will be no Coffee Mornings during July.


Parish Project: After the success of the last Parish Project when Calum’s Cabin and the Hospice of Hope in Myanmar shared the proceeds it is hoped to launch the next Parish Project after the holiday break. If you have any suggestions as to who could be beneficiaries please jot them down and hand them in after mass over the next few weeks. Up until now, there has been a home based charity and an overseas one. Once we have enough suggestions a short leet will be drawn up and a decision taken as to who will be the beneficiaries for the next two years.

The recent barbeque raised £460.00 which is the first amount for the new Parish Project once it is chosen.


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. Please don’t write on the rotas themselves.


The Margaret Sinclair Story: This is a brand new one-woman play dramatizing the life, times and everyday sanctity of Edinburgh’s beloved Margaret Sinclair (1900-1925). Written and directed by Stephen Callaghan. Performed by Mary Frances Jennow. Venue: St Patrick’s Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh. Dates: August 6-12 at 7.45pm and August 9 and 11 at 3pm. Tickets: £6 waged and £5 unwaged/concession.


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.


Holiday Teasers:

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


The Stall has the new editions of ‘Living Faith’ and ‘Day by Day’ available after mass for 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