In 1995, the Augustinian Friars moved from Our Lady's Parish Currie & St Joseph's Parish Balerno to St Joseph's Sighthill. Fr Kevin Lowry OSA was appointed fifth Parish Priest in January 1995 and so begins the Augustinian era at St Joseph's. Alongside Fr Robert Marsh OSA, within the first week, Fr Kevin had organised a cheese and wine evening in the Priory as a house-warming. Besides rekindling the true community spirit (in true Augustinian fashion), it also helped ensure the support of the people, who got on board with the monumental task of "doing up" both the church and the house. This included central heating and rewiring for both buildings, double glazing for the house and clearing out of the house.
Fr Kevin established a proper parish bulletin, giving instruction, information and creating real involvement among the people. The sick and housebound became a focal point, with Eucharistic Ministers for the housebound established, as well as in the church. A St Monica's Guild was introduced and in a special way they took charge of all social events, as well as maintaining the Church and the hall. Fr Kevin was also Prison Chaplain and regularly sat on the Augustinian National Council.
Although Fr Robert was in the Parish at the weekends, his remit was to be full time chaplain to Heriot-Watt University and St Augustine's High School. The Augustinians were so friendly and appreciative that the people were determined to make them want to stay. However, as with all religious orders, changes were made and just as Frs Kevin and Robert were settling in, they were moved, and departed St Joseph's in October 1995.