Sunday Parking Charges

As you know, Edinburgh City Council are currently discussing the proposal to introduce Sunday parking charges in the city. This move could potentially have a devastating effect on the life and viability of the city center churches. Specifically, it could have a terrible effect on our Cathedral. If you didn’t fill in a form last week – would you please take a couple of minutes to fill one in today and hand it back before you leave Church. The form is also on the website:

Rota for Next Sunday – 21st July

Role Person(s)
Readers Geraldine Rooney
Valerie Thomas
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion  Fergus Christie
Philip Dorrian
Mairi-Angela Foster
Bidding Prayers  Family
Passkeeper Michael McNaught-Davis
Flowers Clare McKendrick
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.

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

DayTimeHoly DayMass Intention
Sunday 14th 10.30amN/AThe Romano Family
Sunday 14th 12.00noon Extraordinary FormN/A
Monday 15th 09.30amSt Bonaventure Patrick Duffy
Tuesday 16th 09.30amOur Lady of Mount CarmelMaureen Dillon (RIP)
Wednesday 17th 09.30amN/AJohn Doyle
Thursday 18th 09.30amN/AMaria McLaren
Friday 19th 09.30am
N/ACarol Anne Higney
Saturday 20th 10.00amSt ApollinarisJ. Bonozzo

Confessions: Saturday 10.30am-11am

Day for Life 2019

Each year the Church dedicates a day to raise awareness about the meaning and value of human life from conception to natural death. This year, the Bishops wants to focus on the problem of domestic abuse, a phenomenon which is not only widespread, but also often hidden or covered up. It can occur in all kinds of homes where both men and women can be subject to violent abuse and exploitation. For more information please visit will take up a second collection today to help victims of domestic abuse to receive the professional help they need in order to heal and recover. Thank you for your generosity!  

Parish Baby/Toddler Group Starting Soon!

One of our young parishioners is planning to start a parent/baby group at the Cathedral. The idea is to provide a space for Catholic parents with babies and/or toddlers to meet up and get to know each other! The group will be held in the Cathedral Cafe from 11-12 on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. To get up and running the group are looking for donations of: any toys (in good condition) suitable for the age group 0-3, baby mats, plastic pens, pop up playhouses, baby gyms, musical toys, foldable baby walkers, plastic bowls, spoons, cups, folding booster seats. If you could donate any of these or if you want to know more search on Facebook for St Mary’s RC Cathedral Parent/Baby group.

“Faith Summertime”

Forms are now available for the annual Summer Camp at Ampleforth Abbey for 9-15-year olds. It takes place from 16-19 July andpromises to be a great few days of fun as well as learning more about the faith. Please speak to Fr Patrick or Fr Jamie for more details.

40 Hours Devotion at the Cathedral: Monday-Wednesday This Week

The 40 Hours Devotion begins on Monday this week in the Cathedral. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration from Monday-Wednesday between 8.30am-8pm. Each night there will be a Holy Hour at 7pm for which we are very happy to welcome our guest preachers: Archbishop Cushley (Monday), Father Matthew Carlin (Tuesday) and Father Jonathan Whitworth (Wednesday). The night will conclude with Benediction at 7.45pm. Please do take the opportunity to come along to experience this beautiful devotion and to grow in love of Our Lord in the Eucharist!

Rota for Next Sunday – 16th June

ReadersLouise Gardiner, Valerie Thomas
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Nancy McDermott, Fergus Christie,
Philip Dorrian
Bidding Prayers Nancy & Fiona McDermott
PasskeeperAndrew & Rosemary Milligan
FlowersPat Hernandez
Tea/CoffeeSarah McNaught-Davis
Cash CountingSiun & John Whyte
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.