2nd Sunday of the Year (c)

2nd Sunday of the Year. (c)

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.

By arrangement.


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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Father Tony MacDonald,

Died: Annie O’Donnell, Margaret Fraser.

Anniv: Richard Gaughan.


Sunday: The coffee morning after Mass resumes with the Vocations group in charge. You are all welcome to go round to the Hall after Mass to sample the fare on offer.

The monthly draw for the 100 Club will take place. Please see below for further informarion.

Tuesday: The next of the series of evenings on the theme “The Church Here and Now” hosted by the Newman Association. This one is on the topic “Breaking the Bread” and will be led by Fr. Jock Dalrymple. It will take place in St. Catharine’s Convent, Lauriston Gardens, from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. All welcome.

Tuesday: ‘Sing of His Mercy’ an opportunity to learn new hymns and learn the music for the Rite of Election can come along to the first practice on the 19th January 7.00 p.m. until 9.00 p.m. in St Patrick’s Cowgate with the Archdiocesan choir.


Diary Dates:

31st January: Enrolment ceremony for the children preparing for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion will take place during 10.00 a.m. Mass.

7th February: Annual Mass to mark the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes will take place at 3.00 p.m. in the Church with refreshments in the Hall afterwards. All are welcome.


‘Day by Day’ and ‘Living Faith booklets for January are now ready for collection and sale at the stall. If you have ordered one please collect it today.


200 Club subscriptions for 2016 are now due. If you wish to renew your subscription please put your name and number on an envelope with you subscription.  It costs £12.00 for the year’s membership. If you are taking out a subscription for the first time simply write new member on the envelope containing your money.

The numbers have dropped considerably due to the deaths of members, members, moving away and others not paying their subscription for whatever reason. As it stands, there are 79 numbers unallocated. If it continues at this level the prize money will have to be reduced to comply with legal requirements.  We need 12 new members and all existing members to renew their subscription to be legal.


Very many thanks (1) from SCIAF has been received for their share of the Parish Project Fund. It reads as follows:

Thank you so much for your letter and cheque of £7356.50, for the Centre of Hope in Myanmar/Burma.  Please pass on my gratitude to everyone in the parish who has contributed. Sister Mary’s Hope Centre gives shelter to people receiving treatment for HIV and AIDS. Many of them live far away from clinics and if they weren’t welcomed at the centre they’d have to go without their life-saving medicine.  One of Sister Mary’s greatest successes has been breaking through a lot of the discrimination people living with HIV and AIDS face. By encouraging the sick to share their stories they’ve been able to increase people’s compassion and understanding. At the Hope Centre, people’s emotional wellbeing is restored. Residents and their relatives help each other with chores. When a patient dies the other residents are often the only ‘family’ who remain for the funeral, which Sister Mary organises.  Your generous gift will bring hope to people in need at the centre.”


Very many thanks (2) from Caroline and Duncan Spiers who are the parents of Calum of ‘Calum’s Cabin’. It reads “On behalf of Calum’s Cabin, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the absolutely amazing donation that we received. It has been an absolute honour to be your chosen charity for the last two years and your fundraising has been amazing. We have had the pleasure of attending some of your events and I know all the hard work that goes in to organising them. Calum’s Cabin and Calum’s Cabin Cottage were full entirely last year helping 122 families and over 300 children. This is only possible thanks to wonderful inspirational people like yourselves. Thank you so much again and next time I am in Edinburgh I hope to be able to thank you in person.”


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.