21st Sunday of the Year (a)

21st Sunday of the Year. (a)

Times of Mass and Confession:

Sundays:                      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: Patrick & Anne Lynch

Died: Mick Galvin, Antonio Pia, Paolo Pia.


Today: The new Readers’ Rota is ready for collection in the sacristy. Please get your copy today since the rota comes into effect next weekend.

Today: 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.

Sunday: Children’s liturgy restarts and will continue every two weeks during term time. If you have children of Primary School age then this is for them. It is not a babysitting service or crèche but is a Liturgy with and for the children which mirrors the Liturgy taking place in the Church but is at the children’s level and in language they will understand.  It is an opportunity for them to pray together as the adults do. Please encourage your children to come along and take part. It is not suitable for preschool children

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.

Next Sunday: There will be a short meeting in the hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass for everyone involved in leading the Children’s liturgy. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the Children’s Liturgy is most welcome to come along and meet the team.

Next Sunday: 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.


Diary Dates:

4th September: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council at 7.00 p.m. in the Church House.

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

17th September: The annual pilgrimage to the tomb of Venerable Margaret Sinclair to pray for her beatification will take place at St Patrick’s in Edinburgh’s Cowgate. All are very welcome.  A Holy Hour at 2pm will be followed by Holy Mass at 4.30pm. The principal celebrant will be Archbishop Cushley. The guest homilist will be the Redeptorist Father Richard Reid CSsR of St Mary’s in Clapham, London, but formerly of St. Patrick’s Patrick’s in Edinburgh. .

7th October: The St. Andrew’s First Aid will be running the four hour course for the passkeepers. More details in due course but in the meantime please put the date in your diary. This is a combined St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s session and due to numbers involved it will be held in St. Cuthbert’s Hall.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.