21st Sunday of the Year (a)

21st Sunday of the Year. (a)


Times of Mass and Confession:

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

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

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday

By arrangement


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

Sick: John McPartland, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Assunta Santangeli.

Died: Kathleen Fillingham, Agnes Rough

Anniv: Edward McGowan, Tom Davies, Katherine Davies


Today: Readers please collect your new rotas from the sacristy after Mass.  They have come into effect so it is important for you to check and see if you are on duty.

The new Eucharistic Ministers’ rota is now ready for collection.

Sunday: There will be no bacon rolls during the coffee morning after Mass for the time being.  There will be continental style fare on offer so why not go round and see what is available.  Many thanks are due to the volunteers who keep things ticking over on the Sundays during the holiday period.

Tuesday: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall at St. Cuthbert’s.  All councillors please make every effort to be present.

Tuesday: Mass at 7.00 p.m. in St. Ninian’s, Restalrig for all those who have been abused – physically, mentally or sexually – by those in positions of trust in the Catholic Church in Scotland.   We warmly invite you to join us to pray for those who have been abused to ask God to empower us with His spirit that we may go forward in solidarity with all those who have been abused seeking truth and justice, and reconciliation.

Thursday: The coffee morning will take place after 9.00 a.m. Mass.  All welcome in to the house.

Thursday: Many thanks to the valiant few who came along to take part in the Hall Big Clean up and Clear out.  Despite their best efforts only half of what was needing done was able to be completed so there will be another opportunity to come along at 7.00 p.m. and help finish the job.  If more came we could be sure it would be finished sooner rather than later.

Next SundayAll are welcome to the Annual Pilgrimage Day to the National Shrine of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair in St Patrick’s; It begins with a Holy Hour at 2:30pm led by Father Desmond C.Ss.R.. Archbishop Leo Cushley is the main celebrant and preacher at Holy Mass at 4:30 p.m


Diary Dates:

5th September: Sir Tom Devine O.B.E. will give a lecture on “Catholics in Scotland: the silent revolution 1960 – present” in the Cathedral at 7.30 p.m.  This is part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the Cathedral.  All welcome. Fuller details on the poster in the porch.

7th September: National Pilgrimage at Carfin in honour of St. Margaret.  Mass will begin at 3.00 p.m. with Bishop Keenan of Paisley preaching.  All welcome.  Fuller details on the poster in the porch.

14th November may seem a long way off but on that night at 7.00 p.m. in the hall there will be an opportunity to raise money for the Parish Projects by holding a talent contest.  So if you have a talent, or think you have, please let us know so that we can gauge whether this would work.  There is a list at the back of the Church on which you can sign up and entry is open from P7 upwards to any age.  If there are a lot of entries it may be necessary to hold preliminary heats.  Judges will have their say but the winners will be voted for by the audience.  Each vote will cost 50p and you will be able to buy as many ballot papers as you wish.  More details in due course.


New Opportunity: Would you like to socialise with young Catholics? Are you between 18 and 30 years of age? Why not join the brand new parish social group? Put your name and email address on the sheet at the back of the church to find out what happens next! For more details speak to Victoria Stephens at the back of the Church or phone on 443.9778


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.