22nd Sunday of the year (c)

22nd Sunday of the Year.  (c)


Times of Mass and Confession:

Sundays:                               Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.

Weekday:                           9.00 a.m.   (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

9.30 a.m. (Wednesday, with school children present)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday

or by arrangement at other times.

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

Sick: John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Rita Allison, Lawrie Malone, Father Dennis Cormican O.M.I.

Died: Joe Noone.


Today: We continue to pray especially for our new Archbishop elect Leo Cushley appointed as successor to Cardinal O’Brien as our Archbishop. We pray for him as he prepares to take over the leadership of the Archdiocese.  May the Lord grant him courage, compassion and wisdom in the days ahead.

Today: Eucharistic Ministers please collect your new rota from the Sacristy after Mass.  It came into effect last weekend.

SundayThe full coffee morning resumes in the Hall after Mass with the Fair Trade Group in charge.   All welcome to pop round for bacon rolls etc and spend some time before you head home.

Thursday: The Coffee and Teas have resumed after the 9.00a.m. Mass.  All welcome to come through to the house straight after Mass.

Sunday: The two councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s have planned a pilgrimage to St. Mary’s Cathedral to mark the Year of Faith.  It will begin with a talk from Monsignor Regan, the administrator after which he will show some of the historical artifacts which are housed in the Cathedral.  There would then be a short service followed by an Afternoon Tea in the Cathedral Hall.  All going should assemble on the steps of the Cathedral at 2.15 p.m. and should note that Mass is not part of the visit. Payment is now due and should be handed in after Mass today.

Wednesday is the Feast of St. Cuthbert and our Parish Patron.  Mass will be celebrated at 9.30 a.m. with the school children taking part.  I hope as many as possible come along to take part.  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.

Saturday:  You are invited to join the Little Sisters of the Poor in celebrating 150 years of service in Edinburgh.  A Mass of Thanksgiving will take place in the Sacred Heart, Lauriston at 3.30 p.m. to which all are welcome.

Next Sunday: The annual Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage will take place at St. Patrick’s in the Cowgate, beginning with a Holy Hour at 2.30 p.m. followed by Mass at 4.00 p.m. with Bishop Robson being the main celebrant and preacher.

Next Sunday: The annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin takes place, this year in honour of St. Columba.  Mass begins at 3.00 p.m., with Bishop Toal from Argyll and the Isles, being the preacher.  All welcome to attend.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.


Diary Dates:

14th September: ‘Why does the Pope have an Astronomer’ a lecture by Brother Guy Consolmagno S.J. who works at the Vatican Observatory.  It is at 7.30 p.m. in the Lauriston Jesuit Centre.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

21st September: The Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop elect Leo Cushley as Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh at 11.00 a.m. in the Cathedral.  The Parish has been allocated four tickets for the Mass and reception afterwards at Gillis.  The fairest way to allocate these is by ballot so there is a list at the back of the Church on which you can put your name and contact details.  Please put your name down only if you are certain you will be free to go.  The Mass will last around 2½ – 3 hours. You are welcome to go along without a ticket but it is unlikely you would be able to be inside the Cathedral. The ticket is not transferable and in the event of you not being able to attend it should be returned to Monsignor Tony for re-allocation. The names will be drawn after Mass next Sunday.


Prayer to be said at the end of Mass for Archbishop elect Leo Cushley in the days running up to his Episcopal Ordination.


Lord our God

You have called Leo your servant

as bishop and pastor of your Church

in St Andrews and Edinburgh.

May he keep watch over the whole flock

to which the Holy Spirit has appointed him as shepherd,

preaching the word of God with unfailing patience and sound teaching

so that with faith and love he protects the bride of God, his holy Church.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen




With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.