25th Sunday of the Year (b)

25th Sunday of the Year.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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

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

Confessions:                      After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday.

Other times by arrangement.

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

Sick: Sally McDermott, Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Molly Weir, Veronica Allan, Owen Docherty.

Died:  Theresa McAllister. Stan Wood, Tony Capaldi

Anniv: Nuala Campbell, Thomas Lamb.

Today: There will be a retiral collection after both Masses for Aged & Infirm Clergy Fund, a fund which is used to help towards meeting the costs of the retired priests of our Archdiocese who have served us so well over the years. There is also a letter from Bishop Robson on this issue.

Sunday: The Ladies group will be in charge of the Coffee Morning in the hall after Mass.

Sunday: There will be a meeting of all existing Children’s Liturgy leaders and those who have offered their services on the census form.  It is in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass.

Sunday: The Sisters of Mercy invite you to the celebration of their Congregational Feast Day Mass of Our Lady of Mercy on Sunday 23rd of September in their Convent Chapel at 6:00 p.m.

Monday: The Annual Romero Lecture will take place in the Lauriston Jesuit Centre at 7.00 p.m. The title for the lecture is ‘Blood and Sweat: the witness of Romero’s relics’ and will be given by Jan Graffius, Curator at Stoneyhurst College who has worked on the conservation of the various relics linked to Archbishop Romero including the vestments he was wearing when he was murdered in 1980.

Tuesday: Planning Meeting for the forthcoming Sale of Work which is due to take place on November 18th.  Even if you have been involved before please make every effort to come to this meeting at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall. New helpers, volunteers and ideas will be welcome.

Tuesday: Second in a series of four lectures under the title ‘Vatican II, Fifty Golden Years -Part 2’.  The speaker is Father James Corky S.J. whose current writings deal with the Second Vatican Council.  He will be speaking on the Church.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch. The meeting is at 7.30 p.m. in the Lauriston Centre.

Thursday: Teas, coffees and biscuits have resumed in the house after 9.00 a.m. Mass.  All welcome.

Thursday: Meeting at 7.00 p.m. in the Church hall for all those currently involved in the Keep Fit class and those who expressed an interest on the census sheets.  It is to discuss whether or not the group will be able to function given the small numbers.

Thursday: Meeting of the Parish Fabric and Finance Committee in the house at 7.00 p.m. This is for the existing members and those who expressed an interest in becoming members on the recent census sheet.

Diary Dates:

3rd October: St. Augustine’s High School is holding an Open Session between 4.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.  It is for the parents of children in the current P6 and P7 who will be moving to High School in August 2013 and August 2014 and is an opportunity to go along meet the staff and find out what is on offer in St. Augustine’s for your children. Your children are also welcome to come along and tour the school and take part in some hands on activities. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch along with a Polish Translation due to the significant number of Polish children already in the school.

12th – 14th October: The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves alone again through bereavement, separation or divorce.  It is taking place at the Xaverian Centre in Coatbridge.  More details available from Ros on 0131.669.0003 or roz25@hotmail.co.uk

Child Protection Mission Statement: In conformity with good practice, we now remind you of the mission statement.  “The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone.  It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.  As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.”

Safeguarding Awareness SessionsAll volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults are required by the Archdiocese to regularly attend Safeguarding Awareness Sessions. If you have not been on one within the last couple of years please make an effort to go along to one of the following sessions being heldin the Gillis Centre.

Saturday 6 October 2012 from 10.00a.m. until 12.00 noon

Thursday 15 November 2012 from 7.00p.m. until 9.00 p.m.

Saturday 9 March 2013 from 10.00a.m. until 12.00 noon

Thursday 25 April 2013 from 7.00p.m. until 9.00 p.m.

The office staff at Gillis Centre need to know the number of people attending each session in order to have sufficient resources available so please book on either by phoning 623.8943 or by email at childprotect@staned.org.uk and let Monsignor Tony know.  If you are not sure whether you should be going please ask.  It probably means you should be going.

The Stall has the new edition of Living Faith, covering October – December, priced £1.40 available along with Catholic diaries for 2013.  Why not pay a visit.

 With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.