22nd Sunday of the Year (b)

22nd 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 a Saturday or by arrangement.


Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:

Sick: John McPartland, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan,. Monsignor Rae, Father Tony MacDonald.

Died: Monsignor Regan.


Tuesday: Do you know of anyone interested in becoming a member of the Church ? It may be someone from your own family, a friend, a neighbour, a work colleague. There will be a meeting in the house at 7.30 p.m. at which more information will be available about the process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or R.C.I.A. for short. No commitment is made by coming along to this initial meeting.

Wednesday: Laudato Sì – An opportunity to study the letter on the environment by Pope Francis on three evenings in September two chapters each evening The Green Group at Lauriston invites you to get to grips with Pope Francis’ challenging and inspiring text, during three informal ecumenical discussion evenings. We welcome the Eco­Congregation Scotland Environmental Chaplain, the Church of Scotland Climate Change Officer, and the other moderators, and look forward to working through this important document with you! Please contact Sarah at greeningourstreet@gmail.com to register and for further details.

Thursday: Hall big Clean up and Clear out. As a result of there being no regular cleaning of the hall it was felt that interim way of cleaning it would be to have a clear out and clean every so often with as many volunteers as possible coming along to help. This will begin at 7.00 p.m. It would also help if all hall users played their part by cleaning up properly after their event especially in the toilet area and the floor of the main hall. Thank you.

Next Sunday: There will be National Gathering at Carfin to pray for the success of the forthcoming Synod on the Family in Rome. Bishop Toal of Motherwell will be the main celebrant and preacher at the Mass at 3.00 p.m.. There will also be the opportunity to visit the recently re-opened shrines within the Grotto. If enough were interested it might be possible to organise a bus in conjunction with Our Lady’s but it would need someone to look into costs etc. Any volunteers ?


Diary Dates:

13th September: Archbishop Cushley will be leading a Youth pilgrimage from St. Mary’s in Haddington beginning at 11.45 a.m. and finishing with Mass in Nunraw at 2.45 p.m. If you are interested in going you need to register or if you require further information please contact Irene Furlong at Irene.furlong@staned.org.uk.

20th September: Annual Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage will take place in St. Patrick’s in the Cowgate from 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. More details will become available.

24th September: Annual Edinburgh Catholic Teachers’ Mass for staffs, teaching and support, along with retired staff members. It is at St. Catharine’s Convent at 7.00 p.m. with refreshments following on. All are welcome.

3rd October: Conference on ‘Vocation & Mission ‘today’ of family in the Church’. It begins with Mass at 12.30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart, celebrated by Archbishop Cushley who will then give the key note speech in the Lauriston Centre. This is in anticipation of the Synod on the Family being held in Rome in October. There will be other speakers, discussions and times for prayer along with information about family life organisations. It is scheduled to finish at 4.30 p.m. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

9th – 11th October: The Beginning Experience are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves alone again through widowhood, separation or divorce. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

22nd July – 3rd August 2016: The World Youth Day takes place in Krakow in Poland. The Archdiocese has a limited number of places (35) available for young adults. Full details are on the poster in the porch.


New Altar Servers are required to build up the existing band of loyal servers. Boys and girls, especially those who have just been confirmed and made their First Communion, are very welcome to offer their services to the Parish in this way. It would be good to see some of them coming forward. All ages are welcome. Adults also are very welcome to volunteer for this important role in the Parish. One or two have indicated that they would like to become servers. If you wish to volunteer for a future Servers’ Rota please let me know.


Job Vacancies at Gillis (2) are advertised on posters in the porch. One is for a Night Supervisor and the other is for a Caretaker/Gardner.


With every best wish and blessing

To you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.

In this week of the Feast of St. Cuthbert (4th September)

Let us ask God’s blessing on the people of our Parish that they continue to grow in love of God and each other.

Let us also remember the priests and people of the Parish who served the parish so faithfully and have died and gone to their eternal reward.

May they rest in peace.

St. Cuthbert, pray for us and them.