Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ (c)

Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ.  ( c)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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

Weekday:                         9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                      After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday


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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Father Tony MacDonald, Wullie Gray, Antonio Arcielo.


Today is kept in Scotland as the ‘Day for Life.’ The Bishops of Scotland have asked that there be a retiral collection to support the work of the apostolate of life. There is also a leaflet from the Bishops.

Today: The new Readers’ Rota is ready for collection in the sacristy after Mass. It comes into effect next weekend so don’t delay in collecting your copy.

Today:  If you wish, over the weekends of May, you would be welcome to bring either a single flower or a bunch of flowers which would be gathered at the start of Mass and then taken to the statue of Our Lady. Hopefully this would build up into a great shrine of flowers symbolising our devotion to Our Lady. Many thanks to those who brought flowers along last weekend.

Today: If you have not already done so, please collect a copy of the booklet ‘Cluster Parishes Together Handbook’. This is the booklet which will be used in the next stage of the debate and discussion on the way forward for the Archdiocese.  Please read it carefully.  In due course meeting dates and venues will be notified.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning will take place in the Hall after Mass, organised by the Noisy Nutters Group.  Bacon rolls etc will be available.

Sunday: Are you interested and willing to help plan and organise social events in the Parish ? There is a meeting after 10.00 a.m. Mass round in the Hall to see what events and ideas people come up with.

Sunday: : The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh inaugural Lourdes Day will take place at 3pm on Sunday 29 May with a Marian procession through the streets of Edinburgh followed by Solemn Benediction and the blessing of the sick. The procession will be led by Archbishop Leo Cushley and will set off from the Archbishop’s residence, 42 Greenhill Gardens, at 3pm. It will conclude at the nearby St Margaret’s Chapel, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road. A celebratory reception will follow. All are very welcome. The event is organised by the Archdiocesan Edinburgh Hospitalité.  For more information go to

Friday: Monthly Vocations Mass will be celebrated at 7.30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s, Gilmore Place. Refreshments served afterwards.  All welcome.

Friday: Free Film and Popcorn Evening at the Ogston Hall in Balerno. Doors open 7.00 p.m. and Sister Act begins at 7.30 p.m. Admission is free but donations would be welcome. Soft drinks, DVDs and raffle will be available on the night with all money raised going towards the costs of the young people travelling to Lourdes to work on the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage.

Next Sunday: The children who were confirmed last Tuesday will celebrate their First Holy Communion during the 10.00 a.m. Mass. Seats will be reserved in the centre for the children and their immediate families. Refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards to which you are all welcome.

Many congratulation to the children following on their Confirmation. They were a great credit to their families and themselves. Many thanks to all who helped them prepare especially the teachers in the school and to all who made the ceremony so prayerful – the music group, the servers, Passkeepers and all who provided the refreshments in the Hall afterwards.


Diary Dates:

12th June:   The annual summer pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret of Scotland will take place in Dunfermline. From 10.00 a.m.  pilgrims can explore the many historic sites associated with our national patroness. Pilgrim guides will be on hand. At 3.00 p.m.  a grand procession of St Margaret’s relics will make its way through the town concluding with Holy Mass at 4.00 p.m.  in St Margaret’s Memorial Church celebrated by the Archbishop. All are very welcome. It should be a great family day out! For more information please contact the Parish Priest, Father Chris Heenan at

16th June: St. Cuthbert’s School Summer Fair in the school and grounds from 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. All welcome to go along and support this.

8th – 15th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, will take place. Booking is now open and I have some forms and information if you are interested. I have a limited supply in the sacristy. You can also contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 01732.886666 or email to  Booking for the Saint-Frai Centre must be done through the Hospital Booking Secretary, 61 Hailes Gardens, Edinburgh EH13 0JN – Tel 0131.441.1939.


The new editions of ‘Day by Day’ are now in stock. If you have ordered one or ‘Living Faith’ please collect your copy today.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony