Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (c)

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  ( 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


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.

Died: Jeannie Ramage, Tony Donaghy, Kathleen Jordan.

Anniv: Michael Fallon, Edward Malone, Maureen McCauley, Helen & Peter Crossan,.


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 Vocations Group.  Bacon rolls etc will be available.

Sunday: Practice in St. Cuthbert’s at 2.00 p.m. for those being confirmed by Archbishop Cushley. If possible, sponsors also should attend.

Sunday: There is an Ecumenical Service, organised by the Archdiocesan Ecumenical Group, involving the Notre Dame Folk Choir from the U.S.A.. in St. Andrew’s Church of Scotland in Clermiston View at 6.00 p.m. All welcome.

Tuesday: The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Archbishop Cushley on the children from St. Cuthbert’s, Our Lady’s, St. Joseph’s, St. John Ogilvie’s and St. Mary’s Ratho all of whom have been preparing over these past weeks. The ceremony is here at 7.00 p.m. and all are welcome.

Friday: “Wine & Cheese Tasting Night” in the Hall from 7.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. Come and discover an exciting assortment of wines from around the world with an accompanying selection of cheeses. Beginners and wine buffs welcome. Tickets are £12.00 per person (over 18’s only). Please put your name on the list at the back of the church or call or text Stuart Harley on 07717 193425. There are restricted number of tickets available so don’t delay.

Next Saturday/Sunday 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.

Next 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.

Next 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


Diary Dates:

3rd June: 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.

5th June: The children who are being confirmed on Tuesday of this week will celebrate their First Holy Communion during the 10.00 a.m. Mass.

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.

A New Readers’ Rota is in the process of being created. If you would like to offer your services please contact Mary Mulligan on 0131 455 7096. No experience necessary since practices will be arranged.

With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and thoe who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony