27th Sunday of the Year (a)

27th 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 – Wednesday)

No Mass in St. Cuthbert’s on Thursday due to Feast Day Mass in St. Augustine’s High School, celebrated by Archbishop Cushley

9.30 a.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: Bridget Tolland.

Anniv: Lilian Kane.


Today being the first weekend 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.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning will take place after Mass with bacon rolls etc available. This weekend the Fair Trade 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.

Friday: 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

Diary Dates:

14th November: The proposed Talent Show has been deferred for the time being. A new date will be announced in the near future..

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

Confirmations 2015: Parents of children in P4 who are eligible please note that Archbishop Cushley will confirm the children of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s on Wednesday May 27th 2015 at 7.00 p.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.  Fuller details will be given during the forthcoming Parents’ meetings.


Parish Pastoral Council: Over the past joint meetings of the Parish Pastoral Council meetings of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s, a great deal of discussion has taken place about revitalising the Councils in both Parishes. As a result of people retiring or moving away the number of Councillors has dropped significantly.  The need therefore is to encourage new councillors to come forward.

A strong, vibrant and active Council is going to be vital for the future of both Parishes as Archbishop Cushley’s plans for the future of the Archdiocese emerge over the next weeks and months.

If you are interested please sign on the sheet at the back of the Church. It would be good for a real cross section of the parish to be represented.  The list will remain at the back of the Church until the end of October after which, in early November, there will be a meeting for all those who have expressed an interest to hear about what is involved and what could be happening before making a decision as to whether or not you decide to go ahead. Depending on how many names are on the list elections may have to take place.  Putting your name on the list and coming to the meeting does not commit you in any way.



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 Synod of Bishops, taking place in Rome, 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