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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Services this Week

Sunday 17 September 2023

Mass               10.00am

Mass Intention: Robert Rae (RIP)


Holy Communion Service     10.00am


Mass               10.00am

Mass Intention: Robert Rae (RIP)


Mass               10.00am

Mass Intention: Charles Trower (RIP)


Holy Communion Service     10.00am

Vigil Mass            6.00pm

Special Intention

Sunday 24 September 2023

Mass               10.00am


In your charity, please remember in your prayers Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Ishbel Grant, Lisa Tucker, Jan Stewart and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Edna McLeod, Peter Brankin, James Rutherford, Anita Livingstone and Paula Nicol whose anniversaries occur at about this time.


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The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £420.78, grateful thanks to all donors.


Safeguarding Training There will be mandatory safeguarding training for all parish volunteers who routinely work with children or vulnerable adults. This will take place on Monday 18th September at 7pm in the church hall. If you are unable to attend or unsure if you are required to, please speak to Callum or email 


RCIA The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the official title given to the journey taken by adults who wish to become Catholic. So often we are approached by families or individuals where someone attends Mass regularly and either wishes to become Catholic or wants to find out more about the faith. If this is you, or you know someone who would like to explore their faith, we’d like to offer a very warm welcome to our RCIA open evening in the church hall on Wednesday 27th September at 7.30pm! We will be joined by those who have made this journey before and will discuss what the sessions would look like. 


Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage: The 2023 National Pilgrimage to pray for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair is today (Sunday 17 September) at St Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NA. 12:30-1:50pm Refreshments and sale of candles & goods; 2:00pm Holy Hour with Rosary, Confession, Silence, Hymns & Benediction; 3:00pmReflection & Novena Prayers; 3:30pm break for refreshments and sale of candles & holy items; 4:30pmHoly Mass.


SCIAF event: Mark Booker from SCIAF hosts a two-part workshop on 21 and 28 September, 7-9pm at Sacred Heart Church, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ. It is titled ‘Catholic Social Teaching in Action: The SCIAF Approach’. It will highlight the charity’s work and how Catholic Social Teaching can be put into action in the light of the Gospel. Register at


Safeguarding Event : The National Safeguarding Conference takes place on Saturday 18 November in Glasgow. The event is for anyone who has a safeguarding responsibility in a parish. Register at


A View from Within: Those with experience of what life is like inside Scotland’s prisons share their stories at this free event to mark Prisoners’ Week. It takes place on Saturday 7 October from 10:00am - 3:30pm at The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Details and registration at


Teams of Our Lady: Teams is a worldwide lay movement within the Catholic Church that aims to help married couples grow in their love of Christ and each other, recognising that Christian marriage is a precious gift that we need to nurture. Teams consist of four to six couples and a spiritual counsellor, often a priest, who meet roughly once a month in each other's homes becoming, over time, a strong supportive group. An open information evening takes place on Tuesday 10 October, 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Ss John Cantius & Nicholas Church Hall, Broxburn, EH52 5RJ.


Searching for Jesus in the Gospel of Mark: St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh hosts five evenings of special talks with US theologian Professor James Edwards. Begins 23 October. Tickets/details at 


Retreat in Daily Life: Fr David Stewart SJ leads a four-week Retreat in Daily Life from 1 October to 5 November. You can make this individually guided retreat without leaving your home, just attend the welcome gathering at the start, and a similar shared closing at the end at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ. For an application pack and more details email


Mass for Young Adults: A Mass for Young Adults takes place each Sunday at 7pmat Sacred Heart Church in Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ. The new Young Adults Ministry programme for 2023-24 is available via