31st Sunday of the Year (c)

31st 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, Tuesday)

No Mass or Service on Wednesday orThursday

10.00 a.m. (Friday , Funeral Mass)

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, Rita Allison, Lawrie Malone, Irene Callan.

Those who have died: Father Michael Purcell, Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Angels in Camelon, Peter Crossan, Mary Clephane, Mary McLernon, Meg Turner

Anniversaries: Hugh Cusick, Nellie MacDonald, John Pettigrew, Eileen Taylor, Euan Groves, Margaret Hay.


Today: As we enter the month of November, the month in which the Church traditionally remembers all those who have died, the Book of Remembrance will be available at the back of the Church for names of family members and parishioners who have died since this time last year to be added.

Today: Readers and altar servers please collect their new rotas from the sacristy after Mass along with the notes prepared following on the recent meeting.   There are still a few stragglers to collect their copies.

Sunday:    There will be a celebration of the Children’s Liturgy during 10.00 a.m. Mass to which all children from P1 – P7 are welcome. There is also a meeting of the existing leaders and anyone who would like to offer their support or find out more after Mass in the house.

Tuesday: St. Cuthbert’s School is holding an Open Day 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. & 1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Are you new to the area and are you looking for a friendly welcoming school.  Why not pop in to the school and see for yourselves what goes on, on a day to day basis. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

Next Sunday: The Hall work will be completed and the normal Sunday Coffee Mornings will resume after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Noisy Nutters in charge.  Bacon rolls etc will be available.


Diary Dates:

11th November: Latest in the Lauriston Lecture series will be given by Father Geoffrey Wheaton S.J. on ‘Caravaggio – Pope Francis’ favourite painter.’  It is at 7.30 p.m. in the Lauriston Hall.

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.


At the end of the month, a new venture is being launched in the parish.  Fresh Start, the charity which does so much excellent work in and around the city in terms of helping homeless people settle into flats etc. is launching a new scheme.   Up until now it has supplied materials like cookers, furniture and so on to help people set up their new homes.  They have not provided food but as a result of a growing number of people approaching them for help, they are launching The Food Station’, which will be based in the Phoenix Club in Harrison Place. It will provide a variety of services but, a sign of the current difficulties people are facing they are now going to provide food packs.  To support the venture, the Parish Pastoral Council is proposing that once a month, baskets will be at the back of the Church to collect food which will then be taken to the Centre for packing and distribution.  There is a specific list, provided by Fresh Start, of the food that is to be collected and this will be given out in due course. Needless to say that everything must be in date and you need to check use by dates before giving anything in. Volunteers will be needed to transport the food collected to the centre but more information will be given. The first collection proposed is 24th November, the Feast of Christ the King.


Primary 1 Enrolment: Was your child born between 28th February 2009 & 28th February 2010 and do you live within the school catchment area.  Then your child can be enrolled at St. Cuthbert’s for the August 2014 intake on 12th November from 1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. and on 13th November from 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.  If these times do not suit, an appointment can be made to enrol your child at a different time.

Fuller details are on the poster in the porch. If you are not sure about the catchment area please contact the school for clarification


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.