14th Sunday of the Year (c)

14th 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)

No Mass or Service in St. Cuthbert’s on Saturday Morning.

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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Father Tony MacDonald, Antonio Arcielo, Sheila Turner, Elizabeth Brown.


Anniv: Nora Corbett


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. The box will be emptied on Tuesday.

Sunday: There will be no Coffee Morning after Mass this week. The Fair Trade group who would normally have run it are on holidays.

Sunday: Mass in anticipation of the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes at 3.00 p.m. in the Church. All welcome to attend whether travelling to Lourdes or not.


The Archbishop’s Consultation Process has taken a step forward. Following on a meeting convened by Father Quinlan of St. John Ogilvie’s, the senior priest in the cluster, it was agreed to form a core group (parish priests of each parish along with two members from each Parish Pastoral Council) to plan and run the three main meetings based on the handbook which was distributed. These meetings will take place on 22nd September, 3rd November and 8th December respectively. More information will be given in due course but in the meantime please put these dates in your diary so that you can come along and participate.


Parish Project: After the success of the last Parish Project when Calum’s Cabin and the Hospice of Hope in Myanmar shared the proceeds it is hoped to launch the next Parish Project after the holiday break. If you have any suggestions as to who could be beneficiaries please jot them down and hand them in after mass over the next few weeks. Up until now there has been a home based charity and an overseas one. Once we have enough suggestions a short leet will be drawn up and a decision taken as to who will be the beneficiaries for the next two years.

As the holiday season is now upon us will all Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers please remember to ensure they have arranged cover if they are going to be away. This is especially important when a visiting priest is here to celebrate Mass.  Please use the ‘post its’ in the sacristy to let me know about any swaps you make. Please don’t write on the rotas themselves.


Holidays:  If you are going away, I hope you have a safe journey and come back refreshed and relaxed.  If you are staying at home, I hope you find some time to relax and take a break from your usual routine.

If you are a visitor, you are welcome to our Parish, our city and our country.


A story for those flying off to holiday resorts: An aeroplane flew into a violent thunderstorm and was soon swaying and bumping around the sky. One very nervous lady happened to be sitting next to a priest and turned to him. “Can’t you do something?” she demanded angrily. “I’m sorry ma’am,” the priest said gently, “I’m in sales, not management.”

If you have any better material please send it in.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony