A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh
Parish Bulletin
22 October 2017
Today is the 29th Sunday, Year A
"Caesar and God"
(Prayers & Readings Page 143)

World Day of Prayer for the Missions: Mission Sunday is the former "Propagation of the Faith" you may remember from your school days, when you paid a penny or a halfpenny every month. This is now replaced by an annual collection in all churches in the world. The second collection today is sent to the Pope who allocates it to the poorest missions.


Parish Pledge: In the month of October each year we invite you to donate your 2nd instalment to the Parish Pledge. This parish pledge was established in the year 2000 to take the place of the old annual parish fete, the idea being to pledge the sum of money you would expect to spend at the parish fete.

Envelopes for your donation are available at the back of the church today. In 2016 income from this source came to £3,020.


November Envelopes: Envelopes for the names of your deceased relatives and friends are available at the back of the Church. Masses will be offered throughout November on Sundays and Tuesdays for those whose names are placed in the box at the Altar. Don’t include money in your envelope.

November Mass - 17th November 7.30pm: Our November Mass for family and friends who have gone before us will be on Friday 17th November at 7.30 pm. If you wish to light a candle in memory of your dear departed please write the name of your departed and the name of the person to light the candle on the sheet on the church notice board.

Fr Kevin Lowry: We regret to announce to death of Fr Kevin Lowry osa former Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Broomhouse. Only 65 years of age, died of a heart attack last week and was laid to rest in his native Lancaster. May he rest in peace

CMS Race Night: Saturday, 28th October, St Mary’s Star of the Sea. Leith. 7.30pm. Tickets, £5 includes light supper, are available from Kathy Barclay, 0131 554 2482. To Sponsor Horses £3 contact Kathy Barclay (Parish Administrator).

Children’s Liturgy 11am Mass – P1 children upward: This is a reminder that the Children’s Liturgy at 11am Mass is for children in Primary 1 upward. This is due to restricted room and for the safety and comfort of the children.

Little Sisters of the Poor: We are holding our Christmas Fair at St. Joseph's Care Home, 43 Gilmore Place on 4th November 2017 at 1.30pm - £1 entry.

Prayer for those Abused:

When One is Broken the Body Suffers - A time of prayer for people who have been abused whilst in the care of the Roman Catholic and other Christian Churches in Scotland.
Saturday 4th November 2017 at 2pm St Mary’s Star of the Sea, 106 Constitution Street Leith EH6 6AW.

You are warmly invited to a service of prayer and reflection for anyone who has experienced abuse, for anyone who have been affected and for anyone who wishes to show their concern and support for survivors and their families.

The service will last about 40 minutes and there will be tea and coffee in the hall afterwards. This is being organised by lay Catholics from different parishes.

For more information please contact Marie Louise Cochrane 0131 467 1449 or email marielouisecochrane@blueyonder.co.uk.

Oblate Advent Retreat – 8th – 10th December: Advent Retreat for Oblate Parishioners and Friends to be held in Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, Crewe from Friday 8th Dec 6pm – Sunday 10th Dec 2pm.

"Shout with a Loud Voice, Joyful Messenger"

Presented by Fr Brian Maher OMI and Sr Catherine Lavery HFB. Cost £99, to book a place, email: kirk.oblate.partners@googlemail.com or see poster at the back of the church for more details.

Anniversaries: Dennis Brownhill, Catherine Kozubal, Neil McLean, Hilary Muir, Margaret Conway, William Foren, Patrick Hanley, Connie Wilson, Fred Menelaws, Tony Swain, Andrew Gillon, Noran McCann, James Christie, Cepta McMorrough, Colum Sharkey, Patricia Monaghan, Bill Robertson, Sarah Milne, Cissie O’Donnell, Patricia McKessick and Fay Smith,

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