3rd Sunday of the Year (b)

3rd  Sunday of the Year.  (b)

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

Other times by arrangement.

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

Sick: Sally McDermott, Catherine Wilson, Patricia Mechan, John McPartland, Henry Livingstone, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Molly Weir, Eileen Kennedy

Anniv: Christina O’Rourke, Michael Maguire, Minnie Campbell

Sunday: The Coffee Morning takes place in the Hall after Mass today with the Ladies Group in charge.  All welcome to go round for bacon rolls etc.

Sunday: Engaged Couples Marriage preparation course in the Hall.

Please remember in your prayers all those taking part, the couples preparing for their marriages and those leading the day.  If you would like to be involved in helping with the presentations on these days please let me know so that I can discuss it further with you.

Tuesday: To mark ‘Holocaust Memorial Day’ there is an event taking place in the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Lauriston Street at 7.30 p.m. called ‘Speak Up; Speak Out’.  There will be short films of survivors of the Holocaust, the Genocide in Cambodia and a current persecution story all followed by an opportunity for reflection and discussion. Fuller details are on a poster in the porch.  Entry is by donation and all are welcome.

Wednesday: There will be an ecumenical evening service of prayer and worship to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  It takes place in St. Margaret’s Chapel at Gillis at 7.30 p.m. The guest preacher will be Reverend Fiona Bennett, minister of St. Augustine’s United Reform Church.  All welcome.

Friday: You are invited to the St. Cuthbert’s Primary School Burns’ Day Celebration in the school at 10.30 a.m. You are welcome to come and enjoy the annual poetry competition, Highland dancing and performances of Scottish Songs performed by the children – all followed by refreshments.  Please inform the school if you would like to attend by phoning 443.262.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

Diary Dates:

4th February: A ‘Haggis and Neeps  Night’ to raise funds for the Parish Project and also for the support of Pro Life Activity here in the City.

Entertainment will be a mixture of ceilidh, rock and pop music.

Tickets, priced £7 for adults and £3 for children, are on sale as you leave Mass. Please don’t leave it until the last minute to get your ticket.  The organisers will need to know by next weekend so that they can organise the catering.  There are regretfully tickets left. Food will be included as part of the ticket price but please bring your own bottle

Are you Interested in joining a Pilgrimage to Poland, visiting Krakow, Czestochowa, Auschwitz, among other Christian sites ?  Father Marcin, Parish priest of St. Kentigern’s, is organizing a five day visit in May of  this  year.  Full details are on a poster at the back of the Church. He can also be contacted on 336.4984.

200 Club subscriptions for 2012 are now due.  If you are an existing member, please put your name and number along with your subscription in an envelope and hand it in.  If you wish to join, the cost is £12 per year, preferably payable in one go, although it can be paid in monthly instalments if you wish. Please do not hand in loose cash but always put it in an envelope with your name and number (or new member, if you are joining) clearly marked

A new readers’ rota is in the process of being prepared, to come into effect next weekend.  If you would like to offer your services as a Reader please contact either Patricia Allison or myself to discuss it further and arrange practice times.

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.