22nd Sunday of the Year (a)

22nd  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 – Thursday)

9.30a.m. (Friday, with school children present)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday or 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:  Giovanni Carpico

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Today there is a Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Cushley concerning the forthcoming Referendum.  Please make sure you receive a copy as you leave Mass.

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

The new Altar Servers’ Rota is also ready for collection from the sacristy.

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.

Sunday: All 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 2:30 p.m. led by Father Desmond C.Ss.R.. Archbishop Leo Cushley is the main celebrant and preacher at Holy Mass at 4:30 p.m.

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

Friday: Although Thursday is the actual date of the Feast of St. Cuthbert, it will be marked on Friday morning when Mass will be celebrated at 9.30 a.m. with the school children taking part.  I hope as many as possible come along to take part in this Mass at which we  ask God’s blessing on the people of our Parish that we continue to grow in love of God and each other. Let us also remember the priests and people of the Parish who served the parish so faithfully over 125 years and have died and gone to their eternal reward.  May they rest in peace.

Friday: 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.

Saturday: Please pray for Ian Fawns and Louise Ramsay who are being married in the Church at 1.00 p.m.  May the Lord bless them in their married life.

Next Sunday being the first Sunday of the month we will be collecting foodstuffs for the Fresh Start Food packs.  Lists are at the back of the Church in case you have forgotten what kind of materials they need.

Next Sunday: 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.


Diary Dates:

21st September: The first National Youth Pilgrimage to St. Margaret’s Dunfermline will take place organised by the catholic Youth Service of Scotland beginning at 1.30 p.m.  Full details on the poster in the porch

23rd September: Meeting for parents of P3 children who will be preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation in 2015.  It is important for each child to be represented but the children themselves do not need to be present. The meeting is at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall.

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


The Hall has been cleared of rubbish and is now tidy and clean thanks to the hard work of a few volunteers who gave of their time over the two sessions.  All hall users should make sure it remains so by tidying up after their meetings or coffee mornings and not leaving rubbish lying around for others to clean up.  If chairs and tables are taken out they should be put back when they are finished with.  No food or drinks should be left, especially in the kitchen, to avoid attracting mice or other vermin.  There is still a little work to be carried out in the side hall to complete the work caused by the rot problem that was discovered.


St. Cuthbert, pray for us


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.