Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  (c)


Times of Mass and Confession:

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

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

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

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass (Saturdays)

Other times – by arrangement.


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

Sick: Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Mary Pike, Jean Lund, Rita Allison.

Died:  Stella Shearer

Annniversaries: Kevin & Mark Duffy, Maggie Duffy, Edward Malone.


Today is the fourth and final Sunday of May, the month traditionally associated with Our Lady in the life of the Church.  As in the past couple of years, flowers would be welcomed to create a shrine around the statue of Our Lady.  These will be gathered at the start of Mass by children present.  Please feel free to bring a single flower or a bunch.  Many thanks to those who have brought flowers over these last weeks.

Sunday: The coffee/tea/bacon rolls in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass are being organised by the Ladies group this weekend.  Why not go round to the Hall after Mass and meet up with fellow parishioners and taste what is on offer.

Monday: First in a series of talks at the Lauriston Centre under the title ‘Prayer, Trust and Freedom.’  Each talk begins at 7.30 p.m. and the first one is by Father Gero McLoughlin S.J. on ’Prayer in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.’  All welcome.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

Next Sunday: Celebration of Confirmation and First Communion takes place during the 10.00 a.m. Mass.  Seats will be reserved for the 13 children and their immediate families at the front of the Church.  All are welcome to come along and support the children in the latest landmark in their journey of faith.  Refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards.

Next Sunday:  On the Feast of Corpus Christi, The Holy Father, Pope Francis, is leading a time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the Vatican.  Pope Benedict when launching the Year of Faith intended that the feast be marked by worldwide exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  Pope Francis is honouring that wish and he has asked that all over the world, as far as is possible, parishes should join with him by having Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to coincide with this.  He will be leading the prayers at 5.00 p.m. Rome time which is 4.00 p.m. Edinburgh time. Accordingly there will be a time of silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, praying for the needs of the Pope and the Church throughout the world.  I hope that many of you will make this extra effort to be present

Diary Dates:

6th June: Meeting of Parish Fabric and Finance group at 7.00 p.m. in the Church House. Members please collect the pack which has been prepared from the sacristy so that you can read it through before the meeting.


S.C.I.A.F ‘Wee Boxes’: If you used these as part of your Lenten efforts and collected during Lent for SCIAF please return the money from the boxes direct to SCIAF as soon as possible.  The money collected can be gift aided by following the instructions on the side of the box.


Over  the past months small bronze coins and the occasional silver ones have been collected with the proceeds going to the Parish Project.  This collecting is starting up again either via the Card Stall or at the Thursday morning Coffee Morning.  The proceeds will again go to the Parish Project once a new one has been chosen.

If you have any suggestions for a new project, either abroad, in the U.K. or here in the City please let me know so that a considered choice can be made. The only thing to remember is that the project wherever it is must be approved and registered.


Urgent: For a variety of reasons, all three leaders of the rainbow pack, who have given sterling service over several years, will be leaving at the end of the term due to work commitments elsewhere and the end of studies at University.  Many new rainbows are expected to join the pack after the summer holidays and it is essential to have new leaders to look after them. If you think you can help please contact Kathy Wallace, the Slateford- Longstone District Commissioner on 07742.454213 as soon as possible.  New members of the pack are also welcome  due to some of the existing girls moving on to the Brownies.  It meets in the hall on a Thursday at 5.30 p.m.


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.