27th Sunday of the Year (c)

27th 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 – Thursday)

N.B.              No Mass on Friday due to Feast Day Mass

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, Peter Crossan, Irene Callan.

Those who have died: Father Dennis Cormican O.M.I., Father Ben Robinson, Lilian Kane.

Anniversaries: Josephine Cusick.


Sunday:  There will be a celebration of the Children’s Liturgy during Mass.   Many thanks to those who have encouraged their children to take part in the Children’s Liturgy.  The leaders appreciated having such an improvement in the numbers.  Hopefully it will continue at this level.  The sessions 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.

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. The work is progressing well but will take some time yet before the kitchen is useable. It looks as if it will be the first week in November.  My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. The main hall is useable.

Tuesday:  Vocation Mass will be celebrated in the Little Sisters of the Poor, St Joseph’s House, 43 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh.  Parking available.   Refreshments will be available afterwards.  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.


Diary Dates:

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.

26th October: The Little Sisters of the Poor will be holding their annual Fayre in St. Joseph’s, Gilmore Place from 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.  There is a wide range of stalls, details of which are on the poster in the porch.  All welcome.

27th October: Next in series of Lauriston Lectures entitled ‘Dead Man Walking – the journey continues’ given by Sister Helen Prejean CSj, author of the book ‘Dead Man Walking’ on which the film was based.  It is at 5.00 p.m. in the Lauriston Centre.  All welcome.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

1st  November: The Annual Romero Lecture will be given by Timothy Radcliffe O.P. entitles ‘A Disturbing Truth: the Church, the Poor and Oscar Romero’.  It is at 7.00 p.m. in the Lauriston Centre.  All welcome.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

24th November: Rent-a-Table to raise funds for the Parish Project. This is an opportunity to show off your skills and talents in a different way. It will take place in tandem with the Coffee Morning after Mass. You ‘buy’ a table for £15 which will go to the Parish Project Fund and from it you sell whatever you want as long as it is legal.  It could be knitting, homemade cards, no restrictions.  What you make, you keep, unless of course you want to make a further donation to the Parish Project.  For further information contact Frances Divit, 444.1635 or Ben Malone 443.1768.  There will be a list at the back of the Church from next weekend on which you can sign if interested.


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


Lourdes: I will be travelling to Lourdes with an Across Jumbulance group, leaving in the early hours of 17th October.  If you have any petitions you wish taken please bring them with you next weekend in a sealed envelope and I will take them to the Grotto and remember you and your intentions as we pray there.


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.