31st Sunday of the Year (b)

31st Sunday of the Year. (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)

No Mass or Service in St. Cuthbert’s on Wednesday or Thursday.

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


After Mass on Saturdays

By arrangement.


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

Sick: Caroline McNeish Patricia Allison, Elizabeth Brown, Mary Neill.

Died: Sandy Boraird

Anniv: Eva Chisholm


Today: The Book of Remembrance is available after Mass in which you can add names of relatives, friends and parishioners who have died since this time last year so that they are remembered in our prayers during November, the month when we pray especially for those who have died.

If names have already been included in previous years they do not need to be repeated this year.

Today: All altar servers please collect their new rotas from the sacristy after Mass and read the notes with it carefully.

Sunday: The coffee morning takes place in the Hall after Mass. The Fair Trade will be in charge today.  Why not go round to the Hall after Mass and sample the goods on offer.

Monday: During this week, St. Cuthbert’s school will be enrolling for the August 2019 Primary 1 intake. If your child was born between 1st March 2014 and 28th February 2015 and you live within the school catchment area then they are eligible for enrolment. The school will have Open Enrolment sessions on 5th November from 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. and 7th November from 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon. Non district application forms are available from the school office and must be returned to the City of Edinburgh Council by 21st December. If you cannot manage the days and times mentioned above please contact the school on 443.2621 to arrange an appointment. You need to provide your child’s birth certificate, Baptismal certificate (if applicable) a council tax notice with your valid for the current year and a utility bill in your name dated within the last six months.

Wednesday: Teresa McCormick who is an art historian, a parishioner and one of the member of the team working on the restoration of the Runciman Apse murals at St Patrick’s Church in Edinburgh is going to talk on ‘Apse Mosaics in  Rome 400-1300 AD: an Illuminating Journey”. Teresa is going to explore in an accessible way how features of these spectacular works of art evolved to reflect the development of the liturgy in the early Church and provide insights into how these wonderful murals will have been experienced by early church goers. This will take place at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB at 6.30p.m. for 7.00 p.m.

Friday: Singing the Faith, Building the Church – Steven Warner, Associate Director, Notre Dame Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin, will lead a music and ministry weekend at St Catherine’s Convent, Lauriston Gardens beginning at 7.30 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3.00  p.m. More details on the poster in the porch.


Diary Dates:

17th November: ‘Preparing for the Year of Luke’ – to help prepare ourselves for the start of the new Liturgical Year there will be a seminar led by Father Andrew Garden from 11.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. It will consist of input from him, as well as directed prayer opportunities and a presentation on public reading. Those attending should book at VECatechetics@staned.org.uk and also bring a packed lunch.

17th November: The 60’s Disco in Currie Bowling Club organised by the social group in Our Lady’s has had to be cancelled due to a lack of support.

22nd November: ‘The Present State of the Church.’ In response to the high profile crisis in the Catholic Church worldwide, The Lauriston Jesuit Centre will host two talks during the Autumn season to explore the impact this has had on the United Kingdom. The first talk will be presented by Catherine Pepinster – former editor of The Tablet and broadcaster who will speak on ‘Can you hear us from the back? Thoughts on how the people of the Church are coping with Crises ‘and will discuss how ordinary Catholics are coping with the crisis. The second talk will be presented by Austen Ivereigh – author of The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope and will discuss how Pope Francis’ past is guiding his response to the present.

28th November: Following on the upgrading of the gents’ toilets in the Hall, a major clean up of the whole hall and its contents is needed before the Ceilidh. It would be great if as many as possible came along to carry this out so that the Hall will in immaculate condition for the Ceilidh.  Any time from 7.00 p.m. onwards would be ideal.

29th November: The second of the Lauriston Centre talks will be given by Austen Ivereigh with the title ‘A Pope under pressure: Lessons from Pope Francis’ past that are guiding his response to the present’

30th November: St. Andrew’s Night Social evening in the Church Hall with mix of ceilidh music, live 60s/70s music and haggis neeps and tatties available. Tickets priced £10 for adults and £3.00 for children are on sale after Mass. All proceeds will go to the Parish Project Fund including various fund raisers on the night.


Share the journey exhibitionStories from the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh will take place in St. Patrick’s Cowgate from 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. every day until Friday. All welcome to view this moving exhibition.


With every best wish and blessing

To you, your families and those

Who are dear to you?

Monsignor Tony.