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Link to current newsletter:  13th - 20th August

Link to last week's newsletter  6th - 13th August

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This Week

SUNDAY 13th August 19th Sunday of the Year A

  • 9.30 am St Gregory's: Mass

  • 11.00 am St Catherine's: Mass

MONDAY 14th August

  • 7.30 pm St Catheirne's: Vigil Mass of the Feast of the Assumption

TUESDAY 15th August Feast of the Assumption of Mary

  • 10.00 am St Gregory's: Mass

  • 7.00 pm St John Vianney's: Mass

WEDNESDAY 16th August

  • 9.30 am St Gregory's: Communion Service

THURSDAY 17th August

  • 9.30 am St Gregory's: Communion Service

FRIDAY 18th August

  • St Gregory's: Communion Service

SATURDAY 19th August

  • 6.00 pm St Gregory's: Mass

SUNDAY 20th August

  • 9.30 am St John Vianney's: Mass

  • 11.00 am St Catherine's: Mass


Sacrament of Reconciliation: before Vigil Mass or by arrangement.
Sacrament of Anointing: by arrangement.

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.



What is happening in our Cluster

Please see our Cluster response to the proposed reorganisation of the archdiocese.

Reflecting on our Faith:

When have you doubted the loving care of God for you as the apostles did in the boat?

Children: How do you know that Jesus is with you at all times?

Weekend Mass in August

Father Henry will celebrate Mass in the Cluster Parishes on the next two weekends in August as both Father Anthony and Father Mike will be on holiday. In the event of any pastoral emergency contact should be made with Maureen Wallbanks – 07783 408210.)

Please Note

There will be no Vocations Mass at St Joseph’s Gilmore Place during July and August.

Illustrated Talk

Advanced notice of an illustrated talk: "The Holy Land: what a routine pilgrimage does and does not show you"
Mike Mineter will be speaking about his 3 recent visits. St Catherine's Church Hall, Thursday 17 August, 7pm           

Basil Paterson Edinburgh

Would you like to be part of an enriching intercultural exchange? Meet students from all over the world; experience different cultures and traditions; share your language and local culture; earn between £120 and £169 per week by offering a home-from-home experience? For further information contact: or 0131 225 3802

Play Group

 You might remember that, back in May, the Parish Pastoral Council spoke about their Pastoral priorities for 2017. One of those priorities was establishing a Playgroup. We have been working on this over the past few months and have made some progress. Our plan is to run the playgroup at St John Vianney's Church Hall on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning from 9.30 to 11.30 (dates and times to be confirmed dependent on volunteer availability). It will operate during school term time and we hope to be up and running during September.
Before we start gathering toys and finalising our plans, we need to make sure that we have enough volunteers to run the group. We need at least two people who can commit to being there most weeks and another four plus people who could help on a rota basis.
What would the role involve? It will include setting up toys, tables and seats; preparing and serving teas and coffees; chatting with the parents who come along; helping tidy away.
If you think you could help, or would like to find out more about what would be involved, please phone or email Lauren Doody (tel: 07789934818; email:

Youth Cluster group

Following the summer break, the Cluster Youth Group will start up again on Friday 25 August. We meet every two weeks in St John Vianney’s church hall from 6pm to 8pm. The group is open to everybody in primary 6, primary 7 and secondary school. We have crafts, table-tennis, Play Station, X Box etc. We look forward to welcoming you.
For further information, please contact Susanne Lackie (07446 910 846) or Fred McConnell (07901 964 100).

Youth News

Vatican Youth Survey: Pope Francis has called a Synod of Bishops for 2018 to discuss young people. This is to make the Church more aware of what young people think, go through and need in life. Before the Synod begins he would like to know how young people actually feel about important issues in life. You can participate online (choose: ‘English’)



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