20th Sunday of the Year (a)

20th 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 – 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: Peter & Helen Crossan, Jim Daly, Barbara Turner, Tom and Katherine Davies.

Died: Bethelan Campbell, Raymond Dori.


Today 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.

Today: 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.

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. Entry

Next Saturday/Sunday: 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.

Next Sunday: 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.  If you need transport to South Queensferry, please meet at the Church Hall at 1.00 p.m.otherwise please meet at the telephone box in the car park beside the visitors’ centre at South Queensferry.  Sponsor forms are available after Mass.  If you can’t manage the walk on 27th it can be done at any time.  Please note that any children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Unaccompanied children will not be allowed to take part.


Diary Dates:

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


We remember the school staffs and pupils who returned to school in the course of the past week. May the Lord bless them in their efforts throughout the new session.


There is a letter of thanks on the notice board from Sister Pennie MacInnes who made the recent Deanery Appeal (£1260.54). In it, Sister says she is very grateful for the generosity towards the work of her community and says “every penny will go to the most vulnerable and needy and will make such a difference to their lives.”


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony