24th Sunday of the Year (a)

24th 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, Eddie Mulligan.

Anniv: Canon Davison

Died: Canon Donald J.McKay


Today: There will be a retiral collection for the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund. If you intend Gift Aiding this please take one of the special envelopes from the back of the Church today and use that.  It needs to be signed on the reverse.  Please do not use the special collections envelopes in your ordinary pack

Sunday: The teas and coffees after Mass in the Hall are being looked after by the Vocations Group today. All welcome to go round and sample their fare.

The monthly draw for the 200 club will also take place.

Sunday: The annual pilgrimage to the tomb of Venerable Margaret Sinclair to pray for her beatification will take place at St Patrick’s. All are very welcome.   A Holy Hour at 2.00 p.m. will be followed by Mass at 4.30 p.m. The principal celebrant will be Archbishop Cushley.

Wednesday: Do you know anyone who might want to know more about the Catholic Faith or is thinking about becoming a Catholic? Or, are you perhaps one of these people? The R.C.I.A (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) process will begin soon for those who wish to be received into the Church at Easter 2018.  If you are interested there will be an introductory explanation of the process at 7.00 p.m. in the Church House.  No commitment is made by coming along.

Thursday: Illustrated talk and presentation on the History and Characters of the Old Grassmarket (I am too young to figure in it), given by Mr. Tommy Carson, a local historian and guide,. It is in the Church Hall at 7.00 p.m.  Admission, with light refreshments, is £3.00 with any proceeds going to the Parish Project Fund


Diary Dates:

26th September: This first Newman meeting of the new session takes place in Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall at 7.30pm. The topic is ‘Towards a new ecclesial relationship with between ordained and lay people in the Roman Catholic Church.  The speaker is Dr. Mary Cullen, Editor Open House Magazine. A small donation will be requested to cover expenses. All are warmly welcome to attend.

26th September: Meeting for the parents who have children eligible (P3 or above) to make their First Reconciliation next term. It is at 6.30 p.m. in the Church. Registration forms will be distributed so it is important your child is represented.  The children do not need to be present.

26th September: Meeting for the parents who have children eligible (P4 or above) to make their First Communion next year. It is at 7.30 p.m. in the Church.  Registration forms will be distributed so it is important your child is represented.  The children do not need to be present.

28th September: The annual Catholic Community Mass for all staff, past and present, teaching and non-teaching who have served and are continuing to serve in our Catholic Schools. It is at 7.00 p.m. in St. Catharine’s Convent,

4th October: There will be a meeting to consider running a joint men’s group for St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s Church in St. Cuthbert’s R C Church Hall. It is proposed that the group run on similar lines to other men’s groups throughout the Diocese which meet regularly throughout the year generally in the local Church hall. Possible activities could be to meet for prayer, reflection, listen to a guest speaker or just socially. Other away activities could include a visit to a neighbouring Church, Cathedral or religious retreat. The exact format and number of meets per year would be agreed by the members.  Men of all ages welcome. For further information please contact Stuart Harley on 07717 193425 or by email at  srharley62@gmail.com

7th October: The St. Andrew’s First Aid will be running the four hour course for the passkeepers. It will last from 1.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.   I need an accurate number since there is a charge per person and packs need to be prepared by the trainer for each participant.  Please confirm with me whether you intend to be present as soon as possible by signing on the list at the back of the Church. This is a combined St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s session will be held in St. Cuthbert’s Hall.

The Sponsored Walk over the Forth Bridge was duly completed. If you sponsored anyone please pay any money due by Monday so that a final total can be worked out.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony