21st Sunday of the Year (c)

21st Sunday of the Year. ( c)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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.

Died: Dino Pacitti, Mary Gannon

Anniv: Peter & Helen Crossan, Nan Layton, Edward McGowan.


Sunday: The Coffee Mornings resume with the Noisy Nutters running it this week. All welcome round to the Hall for bacon rolls etc

The monthly draw for the 200 Club will also take place.

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

Next Sunday: The Children’s Liturgy will begin next Sunday. If you have children of Primary School age then this is for them. It is not a babysitting service or crèche but is a Liturgy with and for the children which mirrors the Liturgy taking place in the Church but is at the children’s level and in language they will understand. It is an opportunity for them to pray together as the adults do. Please encourage your children to come along and take part. It is not suitable for preschool children.

Next Sunday: The Mass of Thanksgiving for the recent Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place in St. Cuthbert’s at 3.00 p.m. followed by refreshments in the Hall afterwards. All welcome


Diary Dates:

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 bishops and priests will be available to hear confessions from 12 noon onwards. Archbishop Tartaglia is the main celebrant and Archbishop Cushley is the preacher.

22nd September: The cluster core group made up representatives from St. John Ogilvie’s, St. Joseph’s, Our Lady’s and St. Cuthbert’s met last week to plan further the open meetings for parishioners from the cluster to reflect on the Archbishop’s plans for the future. There will be a series of three meetings based on the booklet (Cluster Parishes Together) which was distributed earlier in the year. The first of these is in St. Cuthbert’s. It will begin with teas and coffees at 7.00 p.m. and the meeting proper starting at 7.30 p.m. prompt, finishing at 9.00 p.m. More details will be available in due course but in the mean time please read up the booklet relating to meeting 1 so that you can come prepared to share in the meeting.


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.


A new readers’rota is in the process of being created.   If you would like to offer your services in this important ministry in the life of the Parish please let Mary Mulligan know (455.7906).   No experience is needed since training and practices will be arranged.


Holiday Teasers:

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:- £5.00. The men were a grandfather, his son and his grandson !



With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony