33rd Sunday of the Year (b)

33rd 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 Mass on Saturdays

By arrangement.


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

Sick: Caroline McNeish, Patricia Allison, Elizabeth Brown, Michael Malone.

Died: Gavin Ramsay

Anniv: Madge McPhillips, Owen Forker, Sarah (Cissy) Brannigan.


Today: The Pope has asked us to show our solidarity with the poor on the World Day of the Poor. There will be a retiral collection after Mass to support the homeless and marginalized through the work of the St. Catharine’s Mercy Project and the Missionaries of Charity. There are also some fliers available as you leave Mass giving more details.

Today: The Book of Remembrance is available after Mass in which you can add names of relatives, friends and parishioners who have died since this time last year so that they are remembered in our prayers during November, the month when we pray especially for those who have died. If names have already been included in previous years they do not need to be repeated this year.

Today: Eucharistic Ministers please collect their new rotas from the sacristy after Mass and not carefully the changes and the short form to be returned as soon as possible.

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

The monthly draw for the 200 Club will also take place with three £10.00 prizes.

Sunday:  There will be a Children’s Liturgy Meeting meeting for all the leaders of the Children’s Liturgy after Mass, round in the hall to get organised for Advent. Anyone else interested, please feel free to pop round to meet the team.  Children’s Liturgy will take place every week in Advent, so can parents please encourage their school-aged children to attend and celebrate Mass at their own level.

Wednesday:‘The Present State of the Church.’ In response to the high profile crisis in the Catholic Church worldwide, The Lauriston Jesuit Centre will host two talks during the Autumn season to explore the impact this has had on the United Kingdom. The first talk at 7.30 p.m. will be presented by Catherine Pepinster – former editor of The Tablet and broadcaster who will speak on ‘Can you hear us from the back? Thoughts on how the people of the Church are coping with Crises’ and will discuss how ordinary Catholics are coping with the crisis. Admission is free but you can make a donation on the night.

Saturday: St. Augustine’s High School Christmas Fair will be held in the school on from 12.00pm – 2.00pm. It is free entry and there will be various stalls including tombola, homebaking, Christmas crafts, tombolas, hot rolls, raffles and Throw the Sponge at the Teacher. All proceeds from the fair will go back into the school.


Diary Dates:

27th November: Meeting of for parents of children preparing to make their First Reconciliation. It is at 6.30 p.m. in the Church.  An update will be given as well as dates for the liturgical rites associated with the children’s journey of faith. The children do not need to be present.

27th November: Meeting of for parents of children preparing to receive our Lord in Holy Communion for the first time.  It is at 7.30 p.m. in the Church.  An update will be given as well as dates for the liturgical rites associated with the children’s journey of faith. The children do not need to be present.

27th November: The Newman Society lecture will take place in Mayfield Salisbury Church at 7.30pm with the theme Christianity in Action: A panel discussion with St Catherine’s Project for the Homeless, L’Arche  and Pregnancy Counselling and Care (Scotland). All warmly welcome to come along. A donation is requested to cover our costs.

28th November: Following on the upgrading of the gents’ toilets in the Hall, a major clean up of the whole hall and its contents is needed before the Ceilidh. It would be great if as many as possible came along to carry this out so that the Hall will in immaculate condition for the Ceilidh.  Any time from 7.00 p.m. onwards would be ideal.

29th November: Would you like to be involved in planning and preparing the liturgies for Advent and especially at Christmas ? Then you are welcome to come along to a meeting at 7.00 p.m. in the Church House.

29th November: The second of the Lauriston Centre talks will be given by Austen Ivereigh with the title ‘A Pope under pressure: Lessons from Pope Francis’ past that are guiding his response to the present’ Admission is free but you can make a donation on the night.

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 are on sale after Mass. All proceeds will go to the Parish Project Fund including various fund raisers on the night.

2nd December: The Blessing of the Crib in St. Andrew Square Gardens will take place at 3.00 p.m. involving Archbishop Cushley. All welcome

2nd December: The Archbishop will be leading the first of three sessions for young adults on ‘Faith, Hope and Love’ in the Gillis Centre. Booking is needed and the contact address is on the fliers or poster as you leave Mass.

13th December: Penitential Service in Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. This gives an opportunity for Confession before Christmas. Father Tom and I will be available.

17th December: Penitential Service in St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00 p.m. At least five priests will be available for individual confession and absolution as part of our preparation for Christmas.


A significant amount of food debris is being left behind in the Church. If you really do have to bring food with you to Mass please collect up what you or your children drop on the floor or leave in the pews and take it away with you. Please do not leave it to the church cleaners to tidy up after you. It is also encouraging mice to appear again.


With every blessing to you,

your families and

those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.