18th Sunday of the Year (a)

Solemnity of the Transfiguration of the Lord. (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, Bruce MacFadyen.

Anniv: Phil Rowlinson, Alex Donoghue, Assunta Santangeli, John O’Rourke.

Died: Tina Laing, Terry Martin, Maurice Kiely.


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

Today: 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.

15th August: ‘The Reformation from the Catholic Perspective’ – a talk given by Peter Stanford, writer, broadcaster and former editor of the Catholic Herald. It is taking place in St. Patrick’s in the Cowgate at 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m.  There will be a Mass at 6.30 p.m. in St. Patrick’s  since this day is the Solemnity of the Assumption and a Holy Day of Obligation.

19th/20th August: There will be speaker from ‘Streetwork’ the homebased strand of the Parish project to give us an insight into the work they do here in Edinburgh.

26th /27th August: There will be speaker from ‘Aid to the Church in Need’ the African strand of the Parish project to give us an insight into the work they do in North Eastern Nigeria.

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


Are there earthquakes on the moon ? No – they would be moonquakes.

Two Fathers and two sons went into a bar to have a Friday night drink together. They spent £15.00 altogether with each spending the same amount of whole pounds. How much did each man spend ?

Answer next week and you can breathe a sigh of relief that this is the last one for a bit since the holidays will be over !

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