26th Sunday of the Year (a)

26th 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 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: Charlie Mallarkey, Eddie McGinley, Winnie Bonner

Anniv: Marion McGuire


Today, at the request of the Holy Father, is to be set aside as a Day of Prayer for the Synod of Bishops, due to take place from 5th to 21st October on the Pastoral Challenges of the Family.  Archbishop Tartaglia will attend the Synod in Rome as Scotland’s representative. The Holy Father asks that we pray for the Bishops of the Synod during Mass in the days leading up to the assembly in Rome and during the synod itself.

Today: The new issue of Living Faith is available from the stall. Those of you who have it ordered please collect it as soon as possible.

Sunday: Full service has resumed for the Coffee Morning after Mass i.e. bacon rolls etc. This weekend the Ladies Group will be in charge.   Why not make time to pop round to the Hall and see what is on offer as well as meeting fellow parishioners.

Next Saturday/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.


Diary Dates:

10th – 12th October: The Beginning Experience is running a time together for those who find themselves single again at the Conforti Centre in Coatbridge. For further information please contact Roz on 669.0003 or email rcm2524@yahoo,co,uk

14th NovemberThe proposed Talent Show is in danger of having to be postponed due to a lack of participants. 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 you intend taking part please sign up today so that the organisers know whether it would be a viable evening.

21st November: ‘Sangstream’, Edinburgh’s Scots folk choir will give a concert in St Cuthbert’s hall at 7.30 p.m. in aid of the Parish Project. The choir, which sings traditional and contemporary Scots songs, has performed throughout the Edinburgh area. It is hoped you will come to support the charity and at the same time have an enjoyable evening hearing their rich sound. The choir has also performed in Italy and Denmark. Tickets and further information will be available soon but in the meantime please put the date in your diary.


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


Historical Safeguarding review: At the beginning of Advent, the Bishops of Scotland announced an historical safeguarding review, known as the ‘McLellan Commission.’ Until 30 September 2014, the Commission welcomes submissions from all the faithful who have a view or experience of the Church’s safeguarding procedures, whether positive or negative. This can be done securely and confidentially on the McLellan Commission website www.mclellancommission.co.uk or by writing to: The Secretary, The McLellan Commission, Centrum House, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3DX. Submissions can also be emailed to info@mclellancommission.co.uk .



Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod, composed by the Holy Father.


Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love, to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony