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This Week

SUNDAY 20th May Pentecost B

  • 9.30 am St John Vianney's: Mass

  • 11.00 am St Catherine's: Mass

MONDAY 21st May

  • 11.00 am Mount Vernon Cemetery: Mass

TUESDAY 22nd May

  • 9.00 am St Catherine's: Mass

  • 9.45 am St Gregory's: Funeral Mass for Carmen Lee

  • 7.00 pm St Gregory's: Novena


  • 9.45 am St Gregory's: Mass


  • 9.00 am St Catherine's: Mass

  • 9.30 am St Gregory's: Communion Service

  • 9.45 am St John Vianney's: Mass

FRIDAY 25th May

  • 9.45 am St Gregory's: Mass


  • 6.00 pm St Gregory's: Vigil Mass

SUNDAY 27th May

  • 9.30 am St John Vianney's: Mass

  • 11.00 am St Catherine's: Mass

If you're new to the area, or just live here, you are most welcome in all our cluster parishes. We are delighted you have joined us.


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Bishop Barron

Bishop Barron from Los Angeles is rated to be one of the best speakers in the English speaking Catholic Church. He will be speaking at the usher Hall on Thursday 6th September at 7.30 pm. Tickets are priced £10 and £6 for concessions. It is thought that this will be a heavily subscribed event. The cluster parishes have booked 60 tickets: 30 full price and 30 concession. These are available on a first come first served basis.

Edinburgh Newman Meeting

Prof. Tom O'Loughlin, University of Nottingham, will speak on "The Eucharist, Yesterday and Tomorrow" at Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall, 18, West Mayfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ. This is on Tuesday 22nd May at 7.30 pm. All are warmly welcome to this meeting. We ask for a small donation to cover our costs.

Lauriston Jesuit Centre

Friday 25th May 7.30 pm Lauriston Hall – Bishop Robert Bourgon will present ‘Amoris Laetitia – What’s it all about?’ followed by Q&A session. Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love is an Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis which addresses the pastoral care of the family. Admission by donation. Join us and hear why it has the potential to change lives, from a Canadian Bishop who believes in its message for church and society.

Faith Sharing Sessions at Harmony Crescent

Dates for the next sessions are:  June 4th, July 2nd. We begin at 7.30 pm and usually end by 9.30 pm after a cup of tea and chat. Why not come and join us! If you need any more information please contact Maureen Wallbanks, or Srs Christine and Jeannette.


Seecat logoThe recent fund raising event raised £280. This will go Freedom Unlimited an ex-offenders charity. Thanks to all who helped on the night. SEECAT have also donated a further £350 to this good cause.

What is happening in our Cluster

Divine Renovation cover Divine Renovation continues
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Reflecting on our Faith:

Adult: What gift of service have you received from the Holy Spirit and how well are you using it right now?

Children: What gift do you hope to receive from the Holy Spirit? How could you use it to serve others?


How often do you get a chance to explore your faith and the big issues of life?
Alpha gives you that opportunity in a very relaxed setting with like-minded people.
Enjoy food, watch a video and share discussion.

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This week:
Why and How do I read the Bible?



  • Monday 21st May Morning Alpha @ St Gregory’s 9-10.30am

  • Monday 21st May Alpha @ Danderhall: Salon Sixty-Nine  7-9pm

Connect Group
A follow-up to Alpha for anyone who wishes to understand better the riches of Scripture. There will be no bible study this week because of the Mount Vernon Mass. Resumes next week.

Youth News

docat@stpats the next gathering will look at Chapter 8 of DOCAT: Power and Morality (The
Political Community). How and why does a Catholic get involved in political issues.
Sunday 27th May at St Pat’s 5.30-7.00pm, followed by pub.

Missionaries of Charity
Rosary Procession

Saturday 26th May 2.30 pm beginning from 18 Hopetoun Crescent and ending with the crowning of Our Lady in St Mary’s Cathedral.


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St Catherine's News

Offertory: £741.42; Gift Aid: £100; Communications: £199.34.
Cleaning Group: 5.
Date for Your Diary: St Catherine’s Senior Afternoon Tea Dance Saturday 26 May 1-4pm in St Catherine’s church hall. To all our Senior Members you are warmly invited to the above Afternoon Tea. Please give your name to Janet Logan or Moyra Reynolds. Please also let them know if you require transport or have any dietary requirements. We do hope you can make this, so please, put it in your diary and we will see you there!
Children in Primary 3: Children who are in the Primary 3 class at St Catherine’s, will be in the class who will celebrate First Holy Communion next year, when they are in Primary 4. They will shortly begin the preparation Sessions for the Sacrament of Forgiveness in class at school.
The Celebration of the Sacrament will be on Wednesday 27 June at 7pm. Parents of children who do not attend St Catherine’s Primary School should make contact with Father Mike during the course of the next week to ensure that their children are included in the preparation for these Sacraments, and are on the mailing list for information about Parents’ Meetings, which will begin in the new school session.

St Gregory's News

Offertory: £268.15; Total Income: £377.35; Gift Aid: £23.27
Expenditure: £244.81; Special Collection (not included above) £84.41.
Bonus Ball: 5
Edinburgh Direct Aid: Edinburgh Direct Aid requires the following items for their next shipment to the Refugee camp in Lebanon. Good clean clothing, good shoes & boots, new underwear. Toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, sanitary towels, razors. Simple First Aid: painkillers, plasters, disinfectants. School supplies: paper, pens, pencils. Fabrics, wool. No bedding please. They have plenty.
Hall Bookings: The charge for booking the hall is £15 an hour or £100 for a full day until 10.30pm. To book the hall please call: 07941 398 625.
Please note Mass on Saturday 2nd June will be at 4pm (rather than 6pm) to allow for the celebration of First Eucharist.

St John Vianney's News

Offertory: £426.09; Total Income: £435.19; Gift Aid: £52.67
Expenditure: £956.46 (high due to utility bills); Special Collection (not included above) £98.52.
Church Cleaning: Group 5.
Edinburgh Direct Aid: There is a box at the back of church for donations of good clothing/shoes/toiletries and pens/pencils for shipment to the refugee camp in Lebanon. Please do what you can to help them.
Church Stall: First communion cards and gifts now on sale.
Tea Coffee and Breakfast Rolls after Mass next Sunday 27th May.

© St Catherine's, St John Vianney's and St Gregory's are parishes of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, charity registered in Scotland - SC008540