19th Sunday of the Year (b)

19th Sunday of the Year.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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

Weekday:                              9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

9.30 a.m. (Wednesday, with school children present)

7.30 p.m. (Wednesday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                      After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday.

Other times by arrangement.

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

Sick: Sally McDermott, Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Molly Weir, baby Vladeeslaff Russia

Anniv: William Fitzgerald, Father Pat Fallon, Edward McGowan

Died:  Alex Pennycook

Today: A new Altar Servers’ rota has been prepared.  Please collect your copy after Mass from the Sacristy.

Sunday: Over the holiday period, some parishioners and one of the normal groups have agreed to run a reduced menu with teas coffees and biscuits/croissants available in the Hall after Mass. So why not go round to the hall and find out what is on offer.

Monday: Meeting in the house at 7.00 p.m. of the existing members of the RCIA team.

Wednesday:                Solemnity of the Assumption

A Holy Day of Obligation.

Masses in St. Cuthbert are at 9.30 a.m. with school children present and 7.30 p.m.

Masses in Our Lady’s in Currie are at 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Next Saturday/Sunday: There will be a retiral collection for African Missions and Holy Places after both Masses. This is split between the Vatican for use in African countries where the Church needs financial support and the Holy Land where it is used to maintain the Christian sites and support pastoral work with both Christian and non-Christian groups.

Thursday: Teas, coffees and biscuits resume in the house after 9.00 a.m. Mass.  All welcome.

Next Sunday: Mass of Thanksgiving for the recent Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  It is at 3.00 p.m. in the Church and all are welcome whether you travelled to Lourdes this year or not.

Diary Dates:

20th August: Meeting in the house at 7.00 p.m. of new members of the RCIA team who volunteered their services on the recent census form.

26th August: Meeting in the Church for those new reader volunteers to learn about the role and what is involved. Existing readers are welcome to come as well to have an update and refresher course.

3rd September: Meeting of new enquirers and R.C.I.A. team members in the house at 7.00 p.m.

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.

R.C.I.A.   Do you know anyone who might want to know more about the Catholic Faith oris thinking about becoming a Catholic? Or, are you perhaps one of these people? The R.C.I.A (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)  process will begin soon for those who wish to be received into the Church at Easter 2013. If you are interested in finding out more, speak to Monsignor Tony, or simply put a note through the presbytery door.

Please remember in your prayers the staff and pupils of our schools who return to school this week.  May the Lord bless them and their efforts in the new session ahead.

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony