28th Sunday of the Year (b)

28th 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 – Wednesday)

n.b.                 9.00 a.m. (Thursday & Friday – Liturgy of the Word and distribution of Holy Communion)

n.b.                 10.00 a.m. (Saturday –  No Mass or Service)

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

Sick: Sally McDermott, Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Owen Docherty.

Died:  Mary Findlay, Harry Worobec, Margaret Kerr, Shirley Dupré.

Anniv: Kitty McLeod, Margaret & Robert Stafford.

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

Tuesday:  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.

Thursday: I leave very early on Thursday morning (4.45 a.m.) to travel by Jumbulance to Lourdes as chaplain with a group gathered from all over the United Kingdom. I am grateful to those who will be looking after the house while I am away and also to those who will be leading the Liturgies mentioned above.

I will be remembering you and your intentions at the Grotto of Our Lady.

Emergency calls will be dealt with by Father Tom (449.2372) or Father Tony Quinlan (453.5035).  I am grateful to them for providing this cover.

Saturday: Please remember Andrew Street and Kathryn Finlay who are being married in the Church at 3.00 p.m.  May the Lord bless them and watch over them in their married life.

Next Sunday is Mission Sunday, the day when the Church throughout the world remembers those who are working in Mission countries, bringing the Gospel to those who long to hear it.  There will be a retiral collection after both Masses.

Diary Dates:

29th October: Meeting of Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. in the Hall at Our Lady’s.  This will be to look and decide on how we celebrate the Year of Faith, launched by Pope Benedict on Thursday last.

4th November: Enrolment ceremony for children who are preparing for First Communion and Confirmation  next year.  It will take place during the 10.00 a.m.  Mass. Parents who have not yet done so please return the registration forms as soon as possible.

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. There are still a lot of spaces.  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. We will have baskets at the back of the Church from next weekend to collect items for resale.  Please note that all items must be in good condition and re-usable.  We are not able to take jumble or foodstuffs that are past their sell by date (yes, people do hand these in ). 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 !

1st December: 60’s and 70’s Disco in the Hall from 7.30 p.m. – midnight.  Tickets will be going on sale soon for this event which draw to a close the fund raising for the Parish project.  It will be a B.Y.O.B  and a B.Y.O.F. night.  In the meantime please put the date in your diary and be ready to buy your tickets when they go on sale soon.

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.

Year of Faith: To mark the Year of Faith the Bishops of Scotland have set up a special website and social media feeds to help you learn about all that is happening at local, national and international level and to assist you to grow in faith during this time of grace.  The official website for the Year of Faith in Scotland is www.yearoffaithscotland.com.  In addition special services will be provided via Facebook and Twitter, offering news, points for reflection and ideas on how to mark the Year of Faith. Please consider following these if you know how to do it.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/yearoffaithscotland  (click “like”)

Twitter:     www.twitter.com/scotyearoffaith  (click “follow”)

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.