19th Sunday of the Year (a)

19th 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, Wednesday, Thursday, 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: Edward McGowan, Nan Layton.


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

Monday: 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.

Tuesday:     Solemnity of the Assumption.

                        A Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass in St Cuthbert’s will be at 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Mass in Our Lady’s in Currie will be at 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Tuesday: ‘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.

Next Saturday/Sunday there will be a retiral collection for the African Missions and the Holy Places. This is split between the Vatican for use in African countries where the Church needs financial support and the Holy Land where it is used to maintain the Christian sites and support pastoral work with both Christian and non-Christian groups.

Next Saturday/Sunday: There will be a speaker from ‘Streetwork’ the homebased strand of the Parish project to give us an insight into the work they do here in Edinburgh which we will be supporting through fundraising events over the next period of time.

Next Sunday: Mass of Thanksgiving following on the recent Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. It is at 3.00 p.m. here and all are welcome whether you travelled to Lourdes or not. entre, Leith Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3AU.

Diary Dates:

26th /27th August: There will be a 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 which we will be supporting through fundraising events over the next period of time.

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


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:- £5.00. The men were a grandfather, his son and his grandson !


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony