24th Sunday of the Year (b)

24th Sunday of the Year. (b)

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Both these issues and indeed the web site as a whole is being checked in case there has been a hacking of the site.



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 Saturday.

Other times by arrangement.


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

Sick: Caroline McNeish Patricia Allison, Elizabeth Brown.

Died: Kitty O’Donnell, Matt Whitelaw.

Anniv: Bridget Forker, Canon Davison, Kate & Alex Hand, Mary & Edward O’Keefe


Today there are still copies of the letter from Archbishop Cushley relating to the Aged & Infirm Clergy Fund. It is in anticipation of today’s Retiral Collection..  If you intend to Gift Aid your donation please use one of the special Gift Aid envelopes for your donation.  Please don’t forget to sign it on the reverse.

Today: The Bonus Ball sheet is available as you leave Mass. It costs £1.00 to buy a number. This will be for the draw due on Saturday 22nd September with the winner receiving £30.00 and the Parish Project Fund £29.00.  There a few numbers remaining.

Sunday: The coffee mornings after Mass have resumed. The Vocations Group  will be in charge today.  Why not go round to the Hall after Mass.

The monthly draw for the 200 Club will also take place in the Hall during the Coffee Morning.

Tuesday: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s takes place at 7.00 p.m. in Our Lady’s. All councillors please make every effort to be present at this important meeting.

Thursday:Meeting of Parish Finance and Fabric Committee in the house at 7.00 p.m.


Diary Dates:

27th 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 Schools. It is at 7.00 p.m. in St. Catharine’s Convent and all are welcome.

2nd October: St. Augustine’s High School will be hosting an Open Evening in the school between 4.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. for parents considering their options for their children’s secondary education especially if in P6 or P7 There will be a presentation by the Head Teacher, Mr. McGee, and the opportunity to see round the school and learn of the various opportunities for your children in their education. More details are on the poster in the porch.

5th – 7th October: ‘The Beginning Experience’ will be hosting a weekend for those who have lost a loved one through separation, divorce or death. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch but you do need to book.

6th October: A Day Conference on the theme ‘The Role of the Laity in the Church Today.’ Full details of the programme for the day and details of the key note speakers are on the poster at the back of the Church and also on the fliers available as you leave Mass. Registration is needed if you wish to attend and details of this are on the flier.

10th October: ‘Share the journey exhibitionStories from the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh will take place in St. Patrick’s Cowgate from 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. every day until 9th November. All welcome to view this moving exhibition.

14th October: Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the Canonisation of Oscar Romero, the late Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass. The Mass will be at 4.30 p.m. in St. Patrick’s, Cowgate and all are welcome to mark this occasion.


The current total for the Parish Project Fund is £6589.41 following on the Barbeque in Our Lady’s last Sunday which raised £165.50. Once the fund raising is finished at the end of the year this will be split between the Aid to the Church in Need project in North East Nigeria and Street work here in Edinburgh.

Please hand in any sponsor money from the walk last Sunday as soon as soon as possible. Many thanks to all who took part and completed the course.

The Universe Catholic Newspaper has now gone up to £1.50.


With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.