2nd Sunday of the Year (a)

2nd Sunday of the Year.  (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)

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, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan.

Anniversaries: Minnie Campbell, James Cunningham.

Died:  Florence Sutherland


Sunday: There will be a celebration of the Children’s Liturgy during the 10.00 a.m. Mass.  Those who lead the Children’s Liturgy have kindly agreed to lead the Liturgy every Sunday until Easter.   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.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning after 10.00 a.m. Mass takes place in the Hall with the Vocations Group in charge.

The first monthly draw of the 200 Club will take place.  The Subscriptions for 2014 are now due.  If you are an existing member please put your money in an envelope with your number and name on it.  The subscription is £12.00 per annum.  If paying by cheque please make it payable to ‘St. Cuthbert’s Church.’  If you are a new member please put your name and ‘new member’ on the envelope.  There are three £10 prizes for ten months of the year and in June and December prizes of £200 and £50.  Many thanks for your support.

At this point in time there are 91 unallocated numbers so it not really a 200 club it is a 109 club.  If it stays at this level then the prizes given in June and December will have to be reviewed since only 50% of income can be given in prizes.

Sunday is the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Monday: The Lauriston Centre lectures begin again with one entitled ‘Faith Values around Asylum Issues’ led by Louise Zanré who is the Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service U.K and has a wide experience of Refugee work.

The centre is also planning a number of talks on the Referendum.  How does our nation stand on the international stage?  What values go into decisions on asylum?  All welcome.  Entrance is by donation.

Wednesday: To mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity there will be a service in the Gillis Centre at 7.30 p.m.  It will be based on the theme ‘Has Christ Been Divided ?’ and the special preacher will be Reverend Stewart McPherson, the incoming Moderator of the Edinburgh Presbytery of the Church of Scotland.  Refreshments will be served afterwards and all are welcome.

Thursday: The Annual Edinburgh Catholic Schools Community Mass will be celebrated in St. Catharine’s Convent in Lauriston Gardens at 7.00 p.m.  All current teaching staff, support staff and retired teachers are welcome to be present.  Refreshments will be served after Mass.

Thursday:  Coffee morning has resumed in the house after 9.00 a.m. Mass.  All welcome.


Diary Dates:

29th January: Meeting with Parish Fabric and Finance Committee at 7.00 p.m. in the house.

4th February: Meeting with parents of children who are preparing for Confirmation and First Communion at 7.00 p.m. in the Hall.  Hopefully every child will be represented but the children themselves do not need to be present.

13th February:  How can our faith help us in our reflection on the upcoming Independence Referendum? What are our hopes and dreams for our nation, whatever the outcome of the vote? If you would like to take time to reflect on these questions, and support others to do the same, why not train to be a Reflection group leader?

The Justice & Peace office is offering training for individuals interested in leading reflection groups in parishes to reflect on these questions and more in advance of the Independence Referendum.

Training for individuals willing to lead the groups is available for the St Giles/Edinburgh Deanery at St Albert’s, George Square Edinburgh on Thursday 13th February 2014

All courses will start at 7.30pm and finish by 9.30pm, unless a local arrangement has been made.  Group leader packs and group materials for these groups will be provided at this time.

4th – 11th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place.  Booking is now open and I have some forms and information if you are interested. I have a limited supply in the sacristy. You can also contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 01732.886666 or email to info@tangney-tours.com).  Booking for the Saint-Frai Centre must be done through the Hospital Booking Secretary, 61 Hailes Gardens, Edinburgh EH13 0JN – Tel 0131.441.1939.  Early booking is advised since there are limited places available especially in the Saint Frai centre


The St. Andrew’s Children’s Society which provides Adoption & Foster Care in our Archdiocese is looking for Catholic families who could offer long term foster care or adoptive homes to a wide range of children in our Archdiocese and beyond who cannot live with their birth families. For further information please contact us at: St. Andrew’s Children’s Society, 7 John’s Place, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7EL, Tel. 0131 454 3370, Email: info@standrews-children.org.uk . website: www.standrews-children.org.uk


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.