19th Sunday of the Year (c)
19th Sunday of the Year. (c)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Sundays: Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
Weekday: 9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)
11.00 a.m. (Wednesday –funeral Mass)
9.30 a.m. Thursday (with school children present)
7.30 p.m. Thursday
10.00 a.m. (Saturday)
Confessions: After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday or by arrangement at other times.
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Mary Pike, Rita Allison, Lawrie Malone.
Died: Helen Robertson, Maga Maczek, Kathleen Blake, Martin Grant, William Ronald
Annniversaries: Billy Wilson, Edward O’Keefe
Today: We continue to pray especially for our new Archbishop elect Leo Cushley appointed on Wednesday as successor to Cardinal O’Brien as our Archbishop. We pray for him as he prepares to take over the leadership of the Archdiocese. May the Lord grant him courage, compassion and wisdom in the days ahead. There is a prayer card available as you leave Mass for you to use in the days leading up to his Episcopal Ordination. The Passkeepers will be giving them out.
Sunday: Teas, coffees etc in the hall after Mass. All welcome to pop round and spend some time before you head home.
Tuesday: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall. All councillors please make every effort to attend.
Thursday: Solemnity of the Assumption.
A Holyday of Obligation.
Masses in St. Cuthbert’s – 9.30 a.m. (with school children present) and 7.30 p.m.
Masses in Our Lady’s, Currie – 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Next Saturday: Barbeque and Quiz Night after evening Mass in aid of the Parish Projects. Tickets will be on sale after Mass today priced £5 for adults and £3 for children.
Next Saturday/Sunday: There will be a Retiral Collection for African Missions and Holy Places. 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.
Next Sunday: The Mass of Thanksgiving for the recent Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place in the Church at 3.00 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards. All welcome whether you travelled to Lourdes or not.
19th August: Meeting of St. Cuthbert’s Parish Pastoral Council at 7.00 p.m. in the Church House. All councillors please make every effort to be present.
1st September: The two councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s have planned a pilgrimage to St. Mary’s Cathedral to mark the Year of Faith. It will begin with a talk from Monsignor Regan, the administrator after which he will show some of the historical artifacts which are housed in the Cathedral. There would then be a short service followed by a High Tea in the Cathedral Hall. There will be a list at the back of the Church from today. Please indicate how many places you require. The cost will be £5.00 for adults and £1 for children. This will be payable in advance.
8th September: The annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin takes place, this year in honour of St. Columba. Mass begins at 3.00 p.m., with Bishop Toal from Argyll and the Isles, being the preacher. All welcome to attend. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.
You will have noticed that the Baptismal Font has been moved and has replaced one of the lecterns. I have often felt that, to some degree, the font has been tucked away to such an extent that it cannot be seen when a Baptism is celebrated during Mass and when a Baptismal service is celebrated the family and their guests are crushed in to the side aisle which takes the back row even further away. After much thought and discussion, the decision was taken to move the font to its new prominent position, highlighting the importance of Baptism in a very visual way. The lectern has been taken away and will be recut and made in to an ‘Olearium’ i.e a way of showing the sacred oils used in the Church’s liturgy rather than having them hidden in the safe in the sacristy. This will remind us of the sacramental life of the Church which is part of our journey of faith, stressed by both Pope Benedict and Pope Francis. This will be positioned in a few weeks time in the place where the font stood and will have a glass tabernacle on top to enable the oils to be seen. It will seem strange for a few weeks, only having the one lectern, but I am sure we will become accustomed to it.
Holidays: The holidays are drawing to a close and the staffs and pupils of our schools are preparing to return in the course of this week. We remember them in our prayers as they begin the new session.
If you are a visitor, you are welcome to our Parish, our city and our country.
With every best wish and blessing to you,
and all those who are dear to you.