26th Sunday of the Year (b)

26th 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 – Thursday)

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

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:  Marion McGuire, Donald Mclean

Sunday: The Guides will be in charge of the Coffee Morning in the hall after Mass. All are welcome to go round to the Hall.

Tuesday: Third in a series of four lectures under the title ‘Vatican II, Fifty Golden Years -Part 2’.  The speaker is Gabriel Flynn whose current writings deal with the Second Vatican Council.  He will be speaking on ‘Gaudium et Spes’ (Joy and Hope) and giving a theological and philosophical insight into this document from the Second Vatican Council.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch. The meeting is at 7.30 p.m. in the Lauriston Centre.

Wednesday: 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.

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

Next Saturday/Sunday there will be a speaker at both Masses on the work of ‘Survive-Miva.’  This organisation, based in Liverpool, exists to provide one vital element to ensure the success of the Church’s healthcare and pastoral work in under-developed countries – mobility.  There will be a retiral collection at the end of Mass for their work.

Diary Dates:

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

16th October:  A Mass is being celebrated in St. Margaret’s Chapel at Gillis at 7.30pm to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Fr. Jimmy Henry, the first rector of what was then Gillis College. All are welcome to go along and take part.

9th – 11th November:   A Marriage Encounter Weekend will take place at the Conforti Institute, Coatbridge, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.  For fuller details please contact  Bob & Kathleen McKay on  0141 883 8369 or by e-mail   on bob.mckay@lineone.net.

18th November: The Sale of Work will take place after the 10.00 a.m. Mass.  To get things underway, a list is at the back of the Church with the various stalls we have had in the past and spaces for any new ones to be added.  Above all we need volunteers to look after the stalls.  If you can help please sign up as soon as possible.  Nearer the time there will be a meeting of all volunteers.  This will be the last big push for the current Parish Project with 75% of the money collected over the last two years going to Aid to the Church in Need and 25% to Mary’s meals. More details about the collection of goods for sale will be given soon but in the meantime if you are going off to exotic places during the School October break, don’t forget the sale on your way back through the Duty Free !

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.

Over the past few weeks, a significant number of hymn books and Mass card text cards have disappeared from the Church.  If you have, by chance, taken them home, inadvertently of course, would you please return them as soon as possible.  Thank you.

                                      With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.