28th Sunday of the Year (b)

28th 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 – Wednesday).

No Mass or Service from Thursday – Saturday morning.

Confessions:                     By arrangement.


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

Sick: Caroline McNeish Patricia Allison, Elizabeth Brown.

Died: Attracta McAuley, Minnie Paterson, Elizabeth Coyle

Anniv: Neill Boyd, Josephine Cusick, Bob Dickson


Today: All altar servers please collect their new rotas from the sacristy after Mass and read the notes with it carefully.

Today: Please collect a copy of a letter from Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen, President of the Scottish National Liturgy Commission about a change in the observance of Holy Days of Obligation in Scotland.

Today: There is a second letter from the Director of Missio Scotland in advance of Mission Sunday next weekend. There will be a retiral collection after Mass

Today: It’s a bit like the buses when they all arrive at once – a third letter has arrived this time from Archbishop Cushley on the Lay Apostolate.

Please make sure you receive a copy of all three letters as you leave Mass.

Today: The next Bonus Ball sheet is available for the draw of 22nd October. Each entry costs £1.00 with a prize of £30 and £29 going to the Parish Project. Last few numbers remaining.

Sunday: The coffee morning takes place in the Hall after Mass. The Noisy Nutters Group will be in charge today.  Why not go round to the Hall after Mass and sample the goods on offer.

Sunday: 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.

Thursday: I will be leaving in the early hours to go on pilgrimage to Lourdes as chaplain to a National Across group on the Jumbulance. If you have any prayer intentions you would like taken to the shrine please put them in to a sealed envelope with ‘Lourdes Petitions’ on the outside. I will take them to the Grotto and will remember them in my prayers.

Emergency Cover while I am in Lourdes will be provided by Father Tom (449.2372), Father Tony Quinlan at St. John Ogilvie’s (453.5035) or the Augustinian Community at St. Joseph’s Broomhouse (443.3777). I am grateful to them for providing this support and to the parishioners who will be looking after the house. I will be remembering you and your intentions in my prayers during the course of the Pilgrimage to Lourdes this coming week.

Diary Dates:

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.

30th November:St. Andrew’s Night Social evening in the Church Hall with mix of ceilidh music, live 60s/70s music and haggis neeps and tatties available. Tickets priced £10 for adults and £3.00 for children will be on sale from next weekend. All proceeds will go to the Parish Project Fund including various fund raisers on the night.


The current total for the Parish Project Fund is £8084.58 following on the Margaret Sinclair walk which to date has raised £1294.00.   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 as soon as possible so that a final total can be calculated.


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.


With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.