18th Sunday of the Year (c)

18th Sunday of the Year. ( c)

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.


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: Dave Moyes.

Anniv: Billy Wilson, Ena McIntyre, Phil Rowlinson, Valerie Allison, Theresa Malone


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.

Today: The new altar servers’ rota is ready for collection from the sacristy.


Sunday: There will be no Coffee Mornings until further notice.


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.


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:

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 ?

Polar bears are only found in the Arctic


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 ?

He held it 2.5 metres above the floor so it fell two metres without breaking but on hitting the floor it smashed into smithereens !


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

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