30th Sunday of the Year (c)

30th 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 – Thursday)

9.30 a.m. (Friday, with school children present)

7.30 p.m. (Friday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


Confessions:                     After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday and 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:

Anniversaries: Jim and Ruth Brennan, Alan Pettigrew.


Today: Altar Servers please collect their new rotas from the sacristy after Mass which are now in effect.

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.

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.

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 wall have had their final spray with powerful chemicals after which there will be a deep clean.   The paint work is completed.   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.

Tueday: Joint meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of Our Lady’s and St. Cuthbert’s in the Hall at Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m.  Councillors please make every effort to be present.


Friday:                                                                           Solemnity of All Saints

                                                                                             A Holy Day of Obligation

Masses in St. Cuthbert’s  – 9.30 a.m. (with school children present) and 7.30 p.m.

         Masses in Our Lady’s, Currie  – 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.


Friday: 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.

Diary Dates:

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.


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.