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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 15th October 2023

Services this Week

Sunday 15 October 2023

Mass                10.00am

Mass Intention: Edie McKenna (RIP()


Holy Communion Service     10.00am


Rosary               9.30am

Mass                10.00am


Rosary               9.30am

Mass                 10.00am


Holy Communion Service     10.00am

Vigil Mass          6.00pm

Sunday 22 October 2023

Mass               10.00am


In your charity, please remember in your prayers Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker, Jan Stewart, Sadie Clelland and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Agnes Nelson, Bridget Herron, Francis Leishman, George Scobie, Anna Rosa Corvi, Alex Hunter, William McMahon, Inas Wan Sun, Mary Baptie, Rose McCue, Jessie martin, Andrew Johnston, James Cummings and William McAdam whose anniversaries occur at about this time. 


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The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £364.9, grateful thanks to all donors.


Special Collection On Sunday 22 October there will be a special collection to mark World Day of Prayer for the Missions. Funds raised will go to Missio Scotland, the Pope’s charity for world mission. It helps support Catholic projects and those in need across the world. Find out how your donation will help improve the lives of others at


Parish Pastoral Council: There will be a meeting of the PPC on Tuesday 24th October at 7pm in the church hall. This meeting will include discussion on our annual St Andrew’s Night, as well as how we will mark the month of the Holy Souls in November. As always, all are very welcome to come along even if you have never been to a PPC meeting before. If you have any questions, please see Callum or email


Altar Servers: We are actively seeking children from Primary 5 upwards who might be interested in becoming an Altar Server. There will be two training sessions, on Sunday 5th November and Sunday 12th November beginning after Mass and finishing at 2pm. More information will be available in the coming weeks, but if you are at all interested or would like further information, please see Callum or email


Archdiocesan Youth Day! A day of faith and fun for p4-7s on Saturday 25 November. Join us as we unpack Jesus the King of the Universe and explore how we can prepare to meet our King this Christmas. Games, talks, sweets, confessions, mass and more! 10:30am to 3:30pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. Speak to the parish priest to register.


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 


Synod Prayer  Archbishop Cushley encourages us to pray for the success of the Synod of Bishops, which is taking place in Rome throughout October: We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


All Souls’ Day Archbishop Cushley will offer Holy Mass for the repose of all the faithful departed who have died in the Archdiocese in the last year. It takes place on All Souls’ Day, Thursday 2 November at 10am in the Chapel at Mount Vernon Cemetery, 49 Mount Vernon Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6JG. All welcome.


Vocations retreat Thinking about a vocation to the religious life? Join other young women at a retreat in Edinburgh led by Sr Mirjam Hugens FSO, the Archdiocesan Director for Religious Vocations. It takes place from 3-5 November 2023 at St Columba’s, 9 Upper Gray Street, EH91SN. Email


Vocations Mass The next Mass to pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Archdiocese is on Tuesday 31 October at 7pm at St Margaret’s, Drip Road, Raploch, Stirling, FK9 4UA.