27th Sunday of the Year (a)

27th Sunday of the Year. (a)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

n.b.      10.45 a.m. (Wednesday – Funeral Mass)                    

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


After Mass on Saturday morning


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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Elizabeth Brown, Patricia Allison, Bridget Ferry, Margaret Bowen, Biddy Bonner, Nora Wood, Eddie Mulligan.

Died: Father Kevin Lowry, former Parish Priest in Our Lady’s and then in St. Joseph’s, Bruce MacFadyen, John Steward.

Anniv: Bob Dickson.


Sunday: The teas and coffees after Mass in the Hall are being looked after by the Noisy Nutters Group today. All welcome to go round and sample their fare.

Monday: Mass for Vocations in St. Joseph’s in Gilmore Place at 7.30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards.  All welcome.


Diary Dates:

19th October: I will be travelling to Lourdes with a National Across group on the Jumbulance. If you have any prayer intentions you would like taken to the shrine please put them in to a sealed envelope with ‘Lourdes Petitions’ on the outside. I will take them to the Grotto and will remember them in my prayers.

28th October: Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Kentigern’s, to mark 70th Anniversary of the Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage and the Edinburgh Lourdes Hospitalité. Archbishop Cushley will be the main celebrant. The Mass will be followed by a celebratory Meal & Reception in the Hall. You are very welcome to attend one of these events if you cannot make both. Tickets cost £30 for the Meal/Reception only (3 course meal and drinks). A ticket is not needed for the Mass alone. Details of purchasing tickets are on the poster in the porch.

3rd November: ‘Romero: Heartbeat of El Salvador’ – a play by RISE theatre in association with the Romero Trust, looking at the life and legacy of the man who chose to challenge those in power and stand up for social justice. It is being performed in Lauriston Main Hall at 7.30 p.m.  (It is only suitable for those 11+) and tickets can be obtained by contacting Andrew Cassidy on pastoral@lauriston.org.uk or on 229.9821.  Poster and fliers are at the back of the Church.


Many thanks (1)  to all who Gift Aid their collection.  As a result I have received word that £8706.04 has been credited to the Parish account from H.R.M.C. via the Archdiocese. Please consider Gift Aiding your offerings if you are a tax payer.

Many thanks (2): The new running total for the Parish Project Fund is now £3226.11. Well done to anyone who has contributed in any way to achieving this total. If you want to do some fundraising just let me know so that it can be advertised and also to coordinate dates etc.


St. Cuthbert’s has always had a tremendous team of altar servers who add so much to the various Masses and ceremonies throughout the year. They are often commented upon by visiting priests and people. Training for new servers will begin soon. If you are not at St. Cuthbert’s school but would like to join the rota please collect a form from the sacristy.  You need to have made your First Holy Communion and be prepared to commit to turning up for training and then serving.


The Church Stall has the October edition of ‘Day by Day’ available for collection by those who have it ordered. The new edition of ‘Living faith’ is also available.


Changing Parishes: It is a hard time for both parishioners and priests when the Archbishop moves a much loved priest to another parish so please remember in your prayers the priests affected by having to move over the next week.. Please also remember the people of the parishes affected.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.