Monastic Experience Weekend

The monks of Pluscarden Abbey are offering a special opportunity to see at first-hand what monastic life is about during the weekend Friday 3rd to Monday 6th August 2018. There will be no charge for the weekend. The invitation is extended to single young men, Catholics who practice their faith, aged 18-35. Anyone interested is invited to contact Fr Benedict at

Sea Sunday 2018

Thank you for your generous donations of Rosary beads.  Anne Marie will be in the porch at all Masses next Sunday (8 July) which is Sea Sunday, the day on which the Church remembers all those who earn their living from the sea. There will be a retiral collection for the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) which is the Church’s organisation for the pastoral care of seafarers. 

Date for Your Diaries

Archbishop Leo Cushley will be celebrating Mass for the Holy Souls at Mount Vernon Cemetery on Friday 2 November 2018 at 10:00am. All are welcome! If you wish to discuss any matter relating to the cemetery, please phone Anna on 01316238906.

Appeal for Repairs in Mount Vernon Roadways

The roadways in the Cemetery of Mount Vernon are in major need of repair works. The total cost for renewing all roadways within the Cemetery is £58,000. We appeal to your generosity and hope that Lair Holders, Relatives and Friends of Mount Vernon will fully support the efforts being made for improvements at the Cemetery. Once work is complete (envisaged taking around 2 weeks) it will totally transform the appearance of the Cemetery. Donations should be sent to the Manager of Mount Vernon based at the Archdiocesan Office, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9 1BB. Many thanks.

Seeking experts

Do any parishioners have expertise in the following areas: heritage, museums, grant applications, event management, Catholic history, grant applications for major projects? If so, please contact Father Patrick, Nicola McDonagh (St Mary’s) or Rosemary Milligan (St Andrew’s).

Volunteers Needed for a Summer Clean Up

A team of dedicated volunteers are needed for Saturday’s during the month of July 2018 to help clean up the Catholic Cemetery of Mount Vernon. Volunteers are required any time between 10:00am and 4:00pm to pick up rubbish, plastic, broken ornaments and to aid with cleaning of headstones. All welcome!

Fr. David Cullen to Visit

Fr David Cullen, whose work in Zambia was, for several years, the official parish project, will be visiting St Andrew’s parish for the weekend of 29 June and 1 July. He looks forward to seeing friends old and new. We very much look forward to welcoming him in our community. 

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sun 1st July 10:30am NA Rosie Gillespie (RIP)
Sunday 1st July 12:00 Extraordinary Form NA
Friday 6th July 09:30am St Maria Goretti Patrick Jessie Morgan (RIP)

Rota for Next Sun 8th July

Role Person(s)
Readers Nancy McDermott, Maureen McGregor
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Nancy McDermott, George Paluchowski, Fergus Christie
Bidding Prayers Nancy & Fiona McDermott
Passkeeper Frances Milne
Flowers Teresa Howison
Tea/Coffee Geraldine Rooney, Marie McQuillan
Cash Counting John & Angela Byrne

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.

The Schoenstatt Sisters

The Schoenstatt Sisters (in Campsie Glen) are organising their “Pilgrim Mather Rally” on Sunday 1st July. Mass at 3.30pm will be followed by a procession to the Shrine. It will be a lovely occasion and would make a great family day out. Why not think about it?

Faith Summertime Youth Camp

Forms are now available for the annual Summer Camp at Ampleforth Abbey from 16-19 July for our 9 to 15 year olds. It promises to be a great few days of fun as well as learning more about the faith. The price of £160 includes transport to Ampleforth, full board, all activities and entrance to Flamingo Land Theme Park. See Fr Patrick or Fr Nick for more details.

Catholic App

The Catholic App is your smart Catholic companion that helps you to find Mass & Confession with a single tap. You can now download the updated version for iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet by searching for “The Catholic App Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.