15th Sunday of the Year (c)

15th Sunday of the Year. ( c)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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


No Mass or Service in St. Cuthbert’s from 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, Antonio Arcielo, Sheila Turner, Elizabeth Brown.

Dead: Philip Cahill

Anniv: Roy Chisholm


Sunday: There will be no Coffee Mornings during July.


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.

The barbeque last Saturday night raised £460.00 which is the first amount for the new Parish Project once it is chosen.


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.


Sam has a question which can never be answered ‘Yes.’ ‘So do I’, said his friend Jim. How about ‘Are you a gorilla ?’ I could never answer that with a ‘Yes.’’ Oh yes you could,’ said Sam,’but you would have to lie. The question I am thinking of could never be answered with a yes even by the most brazen liar.’ What was the question Sam had in mind ?


Answer next week !


I will be remembering you and your intentions in my prayers during the course of the Pilgrimage to Lourdes this coming week.


Emergency Cover while I am in Lourdes will be provided by Father Tom (449.2372), Father Tony Quinlan at St. John Ogilvie’s (453.5035). I am grateful to them for providing this support and to the parishioners who will be looking after the house.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony