25th Sunday of the Year (b)

25th 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: David Swift, Stuart Torrance.

Anniv: Tom Lamb.


Today: There will be a retiral collection at the end of both Masses for the Aged & Infirm Clergy Fund of the Archdiocese a fund which helps meet the costs involved in looking after the priests of the Diocese who have served long and well and have now retired.

Today: There is a letter from Bishop Toal, writing as Bishop President of SCIAF, asking for your support in response to an emergency appeal to help in the response to the refugee crisis of which everyone is well aware. Please make sure you have a copy as you leave mass. There will be an opportunity for you to respond directly by means of a retiral collection after Mass next Sunday

Sunday:The Tea/Coffee Morning takes place in the Hall after Mass. This week the Noisy Nutters group will be in charge. Why not pop round after Mass for teas/coffee bacon rolls etc and also the chance to meet fellow parishioners ?

Sunday: 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.

Thursday: 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.

Friday: St. Cuthbert’s Primary School will be hosting a Tea and Cake event in the school as part of the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. It begins at 11.00 a.m. so don’t be late. All are welcome.


Diary Dates:

29th September: St. Augustine’s High School Open Evening from 4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. All are welcome to visit the school. There will be guided tours round the school along with opportunities to meet some staff and pupils and see displays of work. Why not go along and see what the school has to offer especially if your children are coming up to High School age.

1st October: Meeting for parents of P4 children who are eligible to make their Confirmation and First Communion in the course of the current school year. It is at 6.00 p.m. in the Church hall. The children need not be present but hopefully each child will be represented.

1st October: Meeting for the parents of P3 children who are eligible to make their First Reconciliation/Confession in the course of the current school year. It is at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall. The children need not be present but hopefully each child will be represented.

1st October: The Annual Gillis Lecture will be delivered by Father James Crampsey of the Sacred Heart on the topic of ‘Pope Francis and his Jesuit Legacy.’ It will take place at 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. in the Gillis Centre and will be followed by refreshments. If you plan to go you should reserve a place by contacting Owen Gormley on 01592 81793 or via email on ogormley46@gmail.com

2nd October: St. Augustine’s Parent Council are running a Family Social/Disco night from 7.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. in St. Kentigern’s Church hall to raise funds for the school. Tickets are priced £3.00 or £8.00 for a family oner and are available from the school office or by email at stauggiespc@hotmail.com. It is is a bring your own food and drink occasion.

3rd October: Car Boot Sale in the car park of Our Lady’s Currie from 12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.   If you would like to book a spot for your car, please phone Diana on 07846929052 or Gerard on 07799078531. It is £10.00 per spot. This goes to the Parish Project Fund. You keep what you make unless of course you donate that to the Fund as well. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

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 practices will be starting very soon. Those who have offered their services will be contacted with the date. It is still not too late to offer your services.


The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is a voluntary charity whose aim is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need. There is now a combined conference covering St. Cuthbert’s Our Lady’s and St. Mary’s Ratho. This ranges from visiting the sick and the lonely, to offering financial assistance.  If you, or someone you know, needs assistance the local conference can be contacted on the following mobile phone number:  0793 332 7051.


With every best wish and blessing

To you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.