26th Sunday of the Year (b)

26th Sunday of the Year. (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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


9.30 a.m. (Monday – funeral Mass)

9.00 a.m. (Tuesday – Thursday).

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

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: Anne Donoghue.

Anniv: Bruce MacFadyen, Anne Duffy


Sunday: The coffee mornings after Mass have resumed. The Noisy Nutters’ Group will be in charge today.  Why not go round to the Hall after Mass and sample the goods on offer.

Tuesday: 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.

Friday: ‘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.

Saturday: 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. Please note that, due to large numbers wishing to attend, the venue has been changed to St. Thomas of Aquin’s High School in Chalmers Street. Registration is essential if you intend going.


Diary Dates:

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.

12th October: St. Cuthbert’s Primary School will be hosting part of the Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning. It is from 11.00 a.m. – 12 noon.  All welcome to go along.  Entrance is £2.50 which includes teas or coffees and a plate of goodies.  If you would like to help plrsase contact the school on 443.2621

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.

31st October: St. Cuthbert’s Primary School Open Day from 9.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. or 1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. All are welcome but especially parents who have just moved into the area and are looking for a school for their child. If you can manage please contact the acting Head Teacher and arrange a suitable time.  You will be welcome.

5th November: During this week, St. Cuthbert’s school will be enrolling for the August 2019 Primary 1 intake. If your child was born between 1st March 2014 and 28th February 2015 and you live within the school catchment area then they are eligible for enrolment. The school will have Open Enrolment sessions on 5th November from 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. and 7th November from 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon. Non district application forms are available from the school office and must be returned to the City of Edinburgh Council by 21st December. If you cannot manage the days and times mentioned above please contact the school on 443.2621 to arrange an appointment. You need to provide your child’s birth certificate, Baptismal certificate (if applicable) a council tax notice with your valid for the current year and a utility bill in your name dated within the last six months.

17th November: The next Fundraiser for the Parish Project Fund will be a 60’s Disco in Currie Bowling Club organised by the social group in Our Lady’s. Tickets will be going on sale soon but in the meantime please put the date in your diary and come along to refresh your memories.


The current total for the Parish Project Fund is £7773.58 following on the Margaret Sinclair walk which to date has raised £1043.00.   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 by next weekend.. 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.