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.

Weekday:                           9.00 a.m.   (Monday – Friday)

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, Rita Allison, Lawrie Malone, Father Dennis Cormican O.M.I.


Annniversaries:  Jim Daly, Nan Layton, Nancy O’Keefe, Therese Johnston, Father Pat Fallon


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.

Today: 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.

Today: Eucharistic Ministers please collect your new rota from the Sacristy after Mass.  It comes into effect next weekend.

SundayTeas, coffees etc in the hall after Mass.  All welcome to pop round and spend some time before you head home.

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.

Monday: 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.

Thursday: The Coffee and Teas resume after the 9.00a.m. Mass.  All welcome to come through to the house straight after Mass.


Diary Dates:

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.


Thank you to those who gather on a Thursday after Mass for coffee and those who hand in 1p and 2p coins.  As a result a cheque for £200 was received for the Parish Project Fund.


Prayer to be said at the end of Mass for Archbishop elect Leo Cushley in the days running up to his Episcopal Ordination.


Lord our God

You have called Leo your servant

as bishop and pastor of your Church

in St Andrews and Edinburgh.

May he keep watch over the whole flock

to which the Holy Spirit has appointed him as shepherd,

preaching the word of God with unfailing patience and sound teaching

so that with faith and love he protects the bride of God, his holy Church.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.