18th Sunday of the Year (b)

18th 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 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: Phil Rowlinson, Alex Donoghue, John O’Rourke.

Died: Cath Mackintosh.


Today: The next Bonus Ball sheet is available for the draw of 18th August. Each entry costs £1.00 with a prize of £30 and £29 going to the Parish Project.

Today: Please continue to 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: Tickets for the Parish Barbeque in Our Lady’s are on sale after Mass, priced £7.50; £5.00 for children; £20.00 for a family ticket. (same prices as last year). Please see poster and sheets at the back of the Church for indicating any special dietary needs.  All are welcome so why not stay a bit after Mass and join in.

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.

8th September: Archbishop Cushley will be celebrating the 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s, Ratho. This marks the Decree he has issued coming into effect.  All welcome to attend this Mass especially if you have some connection with the Parish in the past.

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 the Venerable 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. The day there begins at 2.00 p.m., with time for prayer, then the showing of a new 30 minute film on the Venerable Margaret, and finishes with Mass at 4.30 p.m. You can drop in for as much or as little of the time at the Church.

Sponsor forms are ready after Mass if you are interested in taking part and raising funds for the Parish Project. Please also sign on the sheet to let us know you have taken one so we know how many people to expect. If you want to meet us there and go in on the bus, that is fine also. Maybe get people to sponsor you by the number of bus stops between Dominoes and St. Patrick’s.

15th September: ‘A Day for Children’s Liturgy Leaders at the Gillis Centre from 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. If you are involved and are interested in going, Janice has some fliers and there are also some in the sacristy. Booking is required.

6th October: A Day Conference on the theme ‘The Role of the Laity in the Church Today.’ Full details of the programme for the day and details of the key note speakers are on the poster at the back of the Church and also on the fliers available as you leave Mass. Registration is needed if you wish to attend and details of this are on the flier.


Holidays:  If you are still planning on 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.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team has reminded us that, under the guidelines laid down, no child should go to the toilet without an adult member of his/her family escorting them. Please try to avoid going at critical times during the Mass e.g. during readings and especially during the Eucharistic Prayer and the words of consecration.  Ideally, the toilet should be used before or after Mass and only during Mass if it is a genuine emergency.

Many thanks to those of you who bring foodstuffs for Fresh Start. They are much appreciated. Please only bring it on the first weekend of the month otherwise it can sometimes lie at the back of the church and can attract unwanted visitors with four legs and a long tail.


With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.