31st Sunday of the Year (b) – Solemnity of All Saints

Solemnity of All Saints. (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday)

12.30 p.m. (Tuesday – Funeral Mass)

No Mass or service on Wednesday & Thursday.

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

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, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Father Tony MacDonald, Owen Bonner.

Died: Laurence Furlong, John Farrell, Hugh Mazs.

Anniv: Alan Pettigrew, John Pettigrrew.


Today is the Solemnity of All Saints. Please note that the readings and prayers are from this Mass and not those of 31st Sunday of the Year.

Sunday: The Tea/Coffee Morning takes place in the Hall after Mass. This week the Fair Trade 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?

Wednesday: St. Cuthbert’s School Open Day from 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon and from 1.45 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.  If you are new to the area and are looking for a school for your child then come along to visit.  A warm welcome awaits you and your child at your local small and friendly neighbourhood school.

Fuller details are available on the poster in the porch especially with a view to the procedure for non-catchment area children applications.


Diary Dates:

10th November: Was your child born between 28th February 2011 and 29th February 2012 ? Do you live within the school’s catchment area? Then your child is eligible for enrolment for the Primary 1 intake in August 2016. Times available are between 9.30 a.m. and 12 noon and between 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

12th November: There is a further opportunity for enrolling your child between 9.30 a.m. and 12 noon.

Fuller details are available on the poster in the porch especially with a view to the procedure for non-catchment area children applications.

18th November: “The Church Here and Now” is a series of four talks being hosted by the Newman Association, with speakers and dates as follows below. All are from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. in St. Catharine’s Convent in Lauriston Gardens. The third session is entitled “The Church Here and Now” – with Archbishop Leo Cushley as the speaker. All welcome

21st November: Concert for St. Cecilia in the Cathedral at 7.30 p.m. featuring the Cappella Caeciliana from Northern Ireland and its founder members the world famous trio ‘The Priests.’ Admission is free with a retiring collection. More details on fliers at the back of the Church and the poster in the porch.

24th November: The Annual Mass when we remember all our deceased relatives, friends and parishioners will take place at 7.00 p.m. See notice below for further details.

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.


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.


November is the month when traditionally we remember in a special way all our deceased relatives, friends and parishioners who have died. The Book of Remembrance will be at the back of the Church if you wish to add any names to it. The annual Mass of Remembrance will take place on 24th November at 7.00 p.m.


Job Vacancy: Pastoral Assistant – The Sacred Heart Parish in Lauriston Street is seeking to employ a full-time Pastoral Assistant (35 hours per week).  Working with the Parish Priest, the successful candidate’s responsibilities will include the co-ordination and development of sacramental preparation, youth catechesis, adult education and communications, and supporting the work of volunteers in catechesis and safeguarding.  Salary £20,000 per annum. For more information, visit www.sacredheartedinburgh.org


With every best wish and blessing

To you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.