Mass for Married Couples – Wednesday 1st May in the Cathedral

Are you married? Archbishop Leo Cushley cordially invites you and your spouse to join him on 1 May 2019, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, to celebrate the gift of marriage in the Cathedral at 7.30pm. The Archbishop will offer Mass during which he will impart his blessing upon those married couples present. A celebratory reception will follow in the Café. All who wish to celebrate the gift of marriage are very welcome, especially couples celebrating significant anniversaries this year. 

Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April

There will be a celebration of the Feast of the Divine Mercy in the Cathedral on Sunday the 28th April at 3-5.30pm. The celebration will be led by the Cathedral’s Divine Mercy Group and will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions and Divine Mercy devotions. All are welcome!

How to Grow Your Parish – Information Day at Gillis on Saturday 27th April

The Catechetical Commission invites all who are interested in learning more about adult formation and resources to an information day at the Gillis Centre (100 Strathearn Road, EH9 1BB) on Saturday 27th April. Registration runs from 11am-11.30am and the day concludes with Holy Mass at 2.30pm. The hall can only hold 90 people, so please contact Joan Forster on 0131 623 8900 or as soon as possible to book a place.

Visitation of the Housebound

We are trying to compile a comprehensive list of all the sick and housebound in the Parish in order to ensure that they are visited on a regular basis. If you know of, or are currently visiting, any Catholic in the parish who is housebound can you please ensure that we have the name and address of that person. Also, if you know of any Catholic in the parish who is sick and housebound and who does notreceive regular visitations from the parish can you please (with their permission) let us know their contact details. The idea will be to set up regular monthly vitiations by the clergy to all those who are housebound in the parish. Thank you for your help with this.


At the Easter Vigil this year we will receive ten people into the Church: Rowena, Jolanda, Carmen, Timothy, Justin, Tom, Laura, Jonathan, Elizabeth and John. This is the end of a long journey of faith for them and I ask you to keep them all in your prayers this week as they prepare to make this important step in their lives. I encourage you also to try to attend the Easter Vigil which is a beautiful celebration

Confession Times during Holy Week

Remember that it is a Precept of the Church that all Catholics should go to confession at least once a year, at Easter or thereabouts. In order to help you to make your “Easter Duties” there will confessions this week at the Cathedral on Monday-Thursday from 12noon-2.00pm and from 4.00pm-6.00pm. And then on Good Friday, there will be confessions from 4.30pm-7.00pm.

Rota for Easter Sunday – 21st March

ReadersNancy McDermott, Gerry McCloskey
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Anna Fraser, Margaret Guest, Nancy
Bidding Prayers Fey Family
PasskeeperRobbie Clarke
FlowersMarolyn Cogswell
Tea/CoffeeSarah McNaught-Davis
Cash CountingKarla Castro & Sergio Puente

If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member.Extraordinary Ministers: we need only the 1stand 2ndnamed, if 2 priests concelebrate the Mass.

Rota for Good Friday – 19th April

ReadersFergus Christie (1st/2ndReading), Catherine Stewart(‘Narrator’), Finn Stewart (‘Other’), Louise Gardiner (‘Crowd’)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Nancy McDermott, Fergus Christie, Mairi-Angela Foster
Bidding Prayers Nancy & Fiona McDermott
PasskeeperGerry McCloskey
If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member.
Extraordinary Ministers: we need only the 1st and 2nd named, if 2 priests concelebrate
the Mass.

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

DayTimeHoly DayMass Intention
Sun 14th10:30amNADonald MacDonald (RIP)
Sun 14th12 noonExtraordinary FormNA
Sacred Triduum
Holy Thurs 18th7PMExtraordinary FormNA
Good Friday 19th3PMPassion of the LordNA
Good Friday 19th5PMExtraordinary FormNA
Holy Saturday 20th08:00PMExtraordinary FormNA
Easter Sunday 21st10:30AMNATom Sutherland (RIP)
Easter Sunday 21st12:00 noonExtraordinary FormNA