25th Sunday of the Year (b)

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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 Saturday.

Other times by arrangement.


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

Sick: Caroline McNeish Patricia Allison, Elizabeth Brown.

Died: Peter McGee, Joseph Cannon, Matt Whitelaw, Anne Donoghue

Anniv: Marjory Blyth, Tom Lamb, Peter Allan, Marjory Coll.


Sunday: There will be a celebration of the Children’s liturgy during Mass If you have children of Primary School age then this is for them. It is not a babysitting service or crèche but is a Liturgy of the Word with and for the children which mirrors the Liturgy taking place in the Church but is at the children’s level and in language they will understand.  It is an opportunity for them to pray together as the adults do. Please encourage your children to come along and take part. It is not suitable for pre-school children. I am grateful to those who give of their time and their skills to lead the children in this way not just at Mass but also in the time they take to prepare at home.

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

Thursday: 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.


Diary Dates:

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 £7538.41 following on the Margaret Sinclair walk which to date raised £918.00 and this week’s Bonus Ball which raised £31.00. There were also some small donations.  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 outstanding sponsor money from the walk as soon as possible. Thank you 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.