25th Sunday of the Year (c)

25th 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., Lilian Kane, Peter Crossan, Irene Callan.

Those who have died: Anne Bradley.

Anniversaries: Tom Lamb, Marion McGuire


Sunday: Following on the disappointing response last time when only four children attended the Children’s Liturgy, there will be another celebration this morning.  The leaders put a lot of time and effort in to preparing these sessions.  They are designed for children from P1 – P7. The time together provides the children to share in a Liturgy of the Word based on the Sunday readings and reflect and pray at their level.  I hope more children will be encouraged to go otherwise there is a risk this vital service to the Parish may be stopped.

SundayA virulent outbreak of dry rot has been discovered in the hall kitchen and this means there has to be a chemical treatment of a significant area followed by a full clean and redecoration of the kitchen.  Until all this has been done the kitchen is not useable due to the amount of dust generated by the work and the strong smell of the chemicals being used. My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. The main hall is useable.

Monday:   Mass at 7:00p.m. in St Ninian’s Church, Marionville Road for all those who have been abused, physically, mentally or sexually, by those in positions of trust in the Catholic Church in Scotland.  All are welcome to go along and 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.

Tuesday: Meeting of Parish Pastoral Council at 7.00 p.m. in the house.  All Councillors please make every effort to attend. Please collect your agenda from the sacristy.

Tuesday – Thursday: Vatican ll study days with Bill Huebsch in the Lauriston Centre.  Each day there is soup at 1.00 p.m.  in the Church Hall followed by a talk on a different theme each day.  Full details are on the poster in the porch.  All welcome.

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

Thursday:   Do you know anyone who might want to know more about the Catholic Faith or is thinking about becoming a Catholic? Or, are you perhaps one of these people? The R.C.I.A (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) process will begin soon for those who wish to be received into the Church at Easter 2014. If you are interested in finding out more please come along to a preliminary meeting at 7.00 p.m. in the house.

Friday: Macmillan Coffee Morning  will take place in St. Cuthbert’s School from 9.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m..  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.  All welcome.

Next Saturday/Sunday: Retiral collection for the Aged and Inform Clergy Fund of the Archdiocese.  This was delayed due to the collection for SCIAF’s work in Syria last weekend.


Diary Dates:

30th September: Meeting of all readers (weekend and weekday) at 7.00 p.m. in the Church .  Please make every effort to attend to update and reflect on the role of reader in the life of the Church. Anyone interested in offering their services as a reader is also welcome to come along.

30th September: ‘Where the Hell is God ? – Holding to Faith through the Tough Times.’ Is the latest talk in the series at the Lauriston Centre.  It is being given at 7.30 p.m. by Father Richard Leonard S.J.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

2nd October: Meeting for parents of children in P4 who are eligible to celebrate Confirmation and First Communion in the course of the current school session. Please make every effort to come along to the Hall at 7.00 p.m.  The children do not need to be present.

11th –  13th  October: The Beginning Experience is holding a weekend for those who find themselves alone again through bereavement, divorce or separation.  It will take place in the Conforti Centre in Coatbridge.  More details are available from Ros on 669.0003 or rcm2524@yahoo.co.uk.


The Stall has the new edition of Living Faith, priced £1.40, available. This covers the period October – Decembe


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.