11th Sunday of the Year (c)

11th Sunday of the Year. ( c)


Times of Mass and Confession:


Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday


Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Father Tony MacDonald, Wullie Gray, Antonio Arcielo.


Anniv: John Gaughan, Bill Gibson, Jean Lund.


Today: There are two letters being distributed at the end of Mass. They relate to the Aged & Infirm Clergy Fund.  One is from the Archbishop and the other is from the Diocesan Director of Finance. I delayed issuing them last week due to the First Communions but there will be, as you will read, another retiral collection for the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, which looks after some of the costs of our retired priests should have been taken up today. An announcement was made this week that there 21 changes taking place between now and the beginning of September including four retirals of senior priests. There are two ordinations on June 24th. This additional collection will be taken up next Saturday/Sunday.  If you intend Gift Aiding your contribution please do not use the special collection envelope in your pack.  There is a special one to be used and which can be collected today after Mass.  You need to fill in the Gift Aid Declaration on the envelope.

Today: The new Readers’ Rota is ready for collection in the sacristy after Mass. It comes into effect last weekend so don’t delay in collecting your copy.

Today: If you have not already done so, please collect a copy of the booklet ‘Cluster Parishes Together Handbook’. This is the booklet which will be used in the next stage of the debate and discussion on the way forward for the Archdiocese.  Please read it carefully.  In due course meeting dates and venues will be notified.

Today: If you wish any petitions taken to Lourdes on the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage there will be a box into which they can be put. They should be in a sealed envelope with ‘Lourdes Petitions’ written on it. Please do not put money into the envelope.

Sunday: The coffee morning takes place in the Hall after Mass with the Noisy Nutters group in charge. All welcome to sample the bacon rolls and other goodies.

Sunday:   The annual summer pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret of Scotland will take place in Dunfermline. From 10.00 a.m.  pilgrims can explore the many historic sites associated with our national patroness. Pilgrim guides will be on hand. At 3.00 p.m.  a grand procession of St Margaret’s relics will make its way through the town concluding with Holy Mass at 4.00 p.m.  in St Margaret’s Memorial Church celebrated by the Archbishop. All are very welcome. It should be a great family day out! For more information please contact the Parish Priest, Father Chris Heenan at st.margaretdunfermline@gmail.com

Monday: Meeting of Parish Finance and Fabric group in the house at 7.00 p.m.

Thursday: St. Cuthbert’s School Summer Fair takes place in the school and grounds from 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. All welcome to go along and support this.


Diary Dates:

2nd July: It is hoped to hold the annual Parish Barbeque and Quiz after the 6.00 p.m. Mass. Tickets will br £7.00 which includes two burgers and salads. Children’s tickets will be £3.00. In order to guage interest and avoid unnecessary ordering of food there will be a list at the back of the Church next weekend.

8th – 15th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, will take place. Booking is now open and I have some forms and information if you are interested. I have a limited supply in the sacristy. You can also contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 01732.886666 or email to info@tangney-tours.com).  Booking for the Saint-Frai Centre must be done through the Hospital Booking Secretary, 61 Hailes Gardens, Edinburgh EH13 0JN – Tel 0131.441.1939.


The new editions of ‘Day by Day’ are now in stock. If you have ordered one or ‘Living Faith’ please collect your copy today.


Many congratulations to the children who received Our Lord in Holy Communion for the first time last Sunday. We ask the Lord to bless them as they continue on their faith journey.  We pray for their parents that they give the example and support that is so essential for them. Many thanks also go to all who helped in the Church and in the Hall.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony