Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (b)

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

6.00 p.m. Wednesday – Mass of Remembrance.

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.

Died: Michael Malone.

Anniv: Cathal McTiernan, Anne McTiernan, John McMeeking


Today: The new Readers’ Rota is available from the sacristy. Please collect your copy today since it comes into effect next week.

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. The Mass of Remembrance will take place on Wednesday evening. My apologies for the awkward time but fitting this Mass in before the end of November was proving difficult.

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

Tuesday: 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.

Tuesday: 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.

Tuesday: 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.

Wednesday: 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.

Thursday: 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.

Thursday: 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.

Friday: 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.

Saturday: St. Cuthbert’s School Christmas Fair in the school from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. All welcome to go along and support this event raising funds for the well being of the children in the school.

Next Sunday marks the beginning of the new Liturgical Cycle. Readers please note we move to Cycle C for Sundays and Year 1 for weekday readings.  As in past years, we will collect for two charities.  The first two weekends we will be collecting gifts for the children of prisoners in Saughton Prison.  These are gifts for children up to the age of 12 and, if possible, should be clearly marked with the age and sex of the child.  Often children of prisoners suffer as a result of their mother or father being in prison at this time.

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

Next Sunday: 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.


Diary Dates:

7th December: The Dovecot Singers will be leading an Advent evening of reflection through poetry and music in St. Catharine’s Convent at 7.30 p.m. All welcome.

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.

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With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony