20th Sunday of the Year (c)

20th Sunday of the Year. ( c)

Times of Mass and Confession:

Sundays:                      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, Antonio Arcielo, Sheila Turner, Elizabeth Brown.


Today: The retiral collection gets underway again with the collection for the African Missions and the 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.

Today: The new Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota is ready for collection in the Sacristy after Mass. It came into effect on 23/24 July, so don’t delay.

Today: The new altar servers’ rota is ready for collection from the sacristy.

Monday is the Solemnity of the Assumption. Because it falls on a Monday it is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.

Sunday: There will be no Coffee Mornings until further notice.


Diary Dates:

25th August: Joint meeting of the Parish Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. in St. Cuthbert’s

4th September: The Annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin, this year, in honour of St. Margaret takes place with Concelebrated Mass at 3.00 p.m. Prior to that priests will be available to hear confessions from 12 noon onwards. Archbishop Tartaglia is the main celebrant and Archbishop Cushley is the preacher.


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. Today will be last day to hand in your suggestions.


Holiday Teasers:

Are there earthquakes on the moon ?

Answer: No – they would be moonquakes.


Two Fathers and two sons went into a bar to have a Friday night drink together. They spent £15.00 altogether with each spending the same amount of whole pounds. How much did each man spend ?

Answer next week and you can breathe a sigh of relief that this is the last one for a bit since the holidays will be over !


We remember the school staffs and pupils who return to school in the course of this week. May the Lord bless them in their efforts throughout the new session.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony