2nd Sunday of Advent (c)
2nd Sunday of Advent. (a)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Sundays: Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
Weekday: 9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday) and 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, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Lawrie Malone, Irene Callan.
Anniversaries: John Collins, Jess Wight, George Bruce, Eileen MacIndoe, Joseph O’Neil Snr., Kenneth Oxford.
Died: Peggy Dunsmuir, Jessie Landgrebe.
Today marks the start of the second week of the Advent season. As in past years, we will collect for two charities. This weekend we will be collecting gifts for the children of prisoners in Saughton Prison. These are gifts for children up to the age of 12 and, if possible, should be clearly marked with the age and sex of the child. Often children of prisoners suffer as a result of their mother or father being in prison at this time.
Next weekend we will collect gifts for the homeless which will be distributed through the St. Catharine’s Convent Homeless project network
Lists are at the back of the Church for readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Passkeepers and volunteers to assist at the social events in the Hall after the Christmas Masses, to indicate their availability over the Christmas and New Year period. The social events in the Hall are in particular need of helpers.
Altar servers please come to the sacristy and tick on the appropriate list about their availability for serving Mass over Christmas and New Year.
Sunday: There will be a celebration of the Children’s Liturgy during the 10.00 a.m. Mass. During Advent, the Children’s Liturgy will be celebrated every Sunday along with some practical activities in the Hall after Mass. The team have come up with lots of exciting ideas for the children so parents please encourage your children to go along and take part.
Next Sunday: The Sisters of Mercy of St. Catharine’s invite you to the celebration of their congregational Feast Day Mass at 6.30 p.m. in the convent in Lauriston Gardens. All welcome.
16th December: Service of Reconciliation in the Church at Our Lady’s in Currie at 7.00 p.m. There will be three priests available for individual confession and absolution. Please take advantage of this service to prepare for Christmas. Please note confessions will not be heard on Christmas Eve.
17th December: Installation ceremony to the Chapter of Canons during the 12.45 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral.
17th December: St. Augustine’s High School Carol Service in St. Kentigern’s at 7.00 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. All welcome.
18th December: Service of Reconciliation in the Church at 7.00 p.m. There will be 5 priests available for individual confession and absolution. Please take advantage of this service to prepare for Christmas. Please note confessions will not be heard on Christmas Eve.
24th December: Christmas Eve.
Service of Readings and Carols at 8.30 p.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy.
Service of Readings and Carols at 11.30 p.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas at Midnight. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy. Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
25th December: The Nativity of Our Lord.
Mass at 9.30 a.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
Please note that the time of Mass is changed from previous years.
This is to allow a less rushed period between Mass in St. Cuthbert’s and Mass in Our Lady’s due to Father Tom being away.
Mass at 11.30 a.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
Many thanks indeed for the fantastic response to the materials for the Fresh Start Food Store. It was amazing to see how much was gathered and delivered to the base at Harrison.
This is on top of the tremendous response to the SCIAF Philippines appeal which raised £1530.73, a fantastic sum given that there was no warning about the collection being taken. A Poster receipt from SCIAF is on the notice board in the porch.
A final word of thanks goes to those who rented tables last Sunday and those who supported them. A total of £180.00 was raised by the ‘table rent’ and a further £365.00 was donated by some of the table holders from the proceeds of their tables and individual donations making a total for the Parish Project of £545.00.
With every best wish and blessing to you,
and all those who are dear to you.