2nd Sunday of Easter (a)

2nd Sunday of Easter.   (a)


Times of Mass and Confession:

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

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m. (Monday – Thursday)

                                                9.30 a.m. (Friday – with children from school present)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                       After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday

By arrangement


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

Sick: John McPartland, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Assunta Santangeli

Anniv: Philip Ross, Robert & Margaret Stafford.

Died: .


Today: Altar Servers please come to the Sacristy after Mass.

Today: Some readers and some Eucharistic Ministers have still not collected their new rotas.  Please come to the sacristy after Mass and collect them.

Sunday: The Canonisation of Blessed Pope John XXlll and Blessed Pope John Paul ll takes place in front of St. Peter’s Square. We pray that their canonisation will bring many blessings on the Church and their lives will continue to inspire the Church of today.

Sunday: Refreshments available in the Hall after Mass.  All welcome.

Tuesday: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s

at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall.  All councillors please make every effort to attend.

Wednesday: Meeting for parents of P4 children preparing for Confirmation and First Communion at 7.00 p.m. in the Hall

Saturday: Please remember in your prayers Joseph McShane and Freya Walton who are being married in the Church at 1.00 p.m.  May the Lord bless them and watch over them all the days of their married life.

Next Saturday/Sunday: Next Fresh Start food collection will take place. There are copies of the lists available at the back of the Church indicating what they need.


Diary Dates:


The recent Rich Man Poor Man meal raised a combined total of £177 for the Parish Projects Fund.  It was an interesting and enjoyable evening.  Many thanks to all who worked to bring it about and those who supported it.


Copies of Living Faith for  April – June are now available at the stall price £1.40.


Many thanks indeed to all who have made such great efforts to attend the Lenten, Holy Week and Easter Masses and services.  Your efforts are much appreciated especially in spite of  the inclement weather.

My grateful thanks go to all who have been involved in any way in helping us along the Lenten Journey and now to the celebration of the Resurrection.  Many people have given of their time and talents to help in all sorts of ways.  Their help is very much appreciated since, without their efforts, our liturgies would be the poorer.  The Servers, Musicians, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Passkeepers have all played their part.  Behind the scenes are the church cleaners, the flower arrangers, typist, sacristans, and those who look after us in the Hall after the Easter Masses.  All this work is done in addition to home and family responsibilities.  A very big thank you is due to every one of them for their efforts. Thank you also for the Easter cards and gifts.  They are much appreciated.


With every best wish and Easter blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.