29th Sundayof the Year (c)

29th 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, Wednesday, Friday)

Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Holy Communion

Confessions:                        By arrangement


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: Denis Equi

Anniversaries: Marie Wynne, Molly Weir, Neill Boyd.


Today is Mission Sunday, the day kept throughout the Church as a Day of Prayer for the spreading of the Gospel in Mission Countries.  There will be a retiral collection at the end of Mass for the work of Missio Scotland

Today: Altar Servers please collect their new rotas from the sacristy after Mass which comes into effect next weekend.

Today: Readers please collect their new rotas from the sacristy after Mass along with the notes prepared following n the recent meeting.  Notes are also available for those who read during the week.

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.  The new fans have been installed, the floor is in place but not the floor covering.  The joists and the walls are due another spray with powerful chemicals after which there will be a deep clean.   Then it will be decorated before the units are moved back.  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.

Thursday: The Gillis Lecture for 2013 will be delivered in the Gillis Centre at 7.00 p.m. It will be delivered by Dr. Jenny Wormald on ‘What Happens When The King Gets Wet, James VI, Royal Power and Ecclesiastical Aspirations’.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

Friday: Please remember Brian McCann and Louise Moscrop who are being married in the Church at 1.00 p.m.  May the Lord bless them and watch over them in their married lives.

Saturday: 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.

Next Sunday: 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.


Diary Dates:

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 443.1708.  There is a list at the back of the Church on which you can sign if interested.


Lourdes: I will be on Pilgrimage in Lourdes with an Across Jumbulance group made up of pilgrims from all over the United Kingdom. I will remember you and your intentions as we pray there.

Emergency cover while I am absent will be provided by Father Tom (449.2372) or Father Tony Quinlan O.M.I. (453.5035).  I am grateful to them for providing this cover and to the parishioners who will be looking after the house and leading Liturgies of the Word and Distribution of Holy Communion on some of the weekdays.

With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.