34th Sunday of the Year (a)


Solemnity of Christ the King.  (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)

7.00 p.m. (Thursday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturdays or by arrangement


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

Sick: John McPartland, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Assunta Santangeli.

Died: Mary Lindzell, Father George Stibbles O.S.A., (St. Joseph’s),

Anniv: Sarah Brannigan, Frank Wight


Today there will be a retiral collection after both Masses for the Pastoral Formation Fund in the Archdiocese which helps meet some of the costs if the courses run at Gillis.

Today: The Book of Remembrance will be available at the back of the Church in which you can add the names of relatives, friends or parishioners who have died within the past twelve months.  If names are already entered they do not need to be repeated.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning will take place after Mass with bacon rolls etc available.  This weekend the Ladies Group will be in charge.   Why not make time to pop round to the Hall and see what is on offer as well as meeting fellow parishioners.

Tuesday: Over the years a gallant band of volunteers have taken the time and effort to clean the hall on a regular basis. Sadly the numbers involved have dropped to a level where the remaining members cannot continue. To find out if there are any parishioners willing and able to help in this area of parish life there will be a meeting at 6.00 p.m. in the Hall  to explain what is involved and see if enough come forward to create 2/3 teams.

Tuesday: Meeting for parents of children in P3 who will be celebrating their First Reconciliation in 2015.  This is to explain what will be happening during the ceremony on 7th December. It will be in the Church Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Tuesday: Mass at 7.00 p.m. in St. Ninian’s, Restalrig for all those who have been abused – physically, mentally or sexually – by those in positions of trust in the Catholic Church in Scotland.  You are invited to pray for those who have been abused to ask God to empower us with His spirit that we may go forward in solidarity with all those who have been abused seeking truth and justice, and reconciliation.

Thursday: Mass of Remembrance for all deceased parishioners, relatives and friends in St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00 p.m.

Saturday: St. Cuthbert’s School Christmas Fair from 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  Admission is £1.00 for adults, children free.  Lots to buy; Santa will be there if the reindeer can get him through; the school choir will be singing at 12.45 p.m.

Next Saturday/ Sunday Advent begins.  As in previous years we will be collecting gifts for prisoners’ children at Christmas. The gifts will be collected at all Masses on Sunday 30th November and 7th December. The gift should be new, wrapped in Christmas paper and bearing a label showing the suitable age of the child and whether for a boy or girl. Gifts for older children of 12+ years would especially be appreciated. Last year there was a difficulty meeting the demand for boys’ presents in general, but particularly older boys. Music or book tokens would be very welcome or even gift cards that could be put towards PlayStation or Xbox related items. These can be purchased in most supermarkets. Thank you in anticipation of your kindness. On the final two Sundays of Advent we will collect for the homeless, these gifts being given out via the St. Catharine’s Convent Homeless project.

Next Sunday: Ceremony of Enrolment for children in P4 who will eligible to be confirmed and make their First Communion in 2015.  Please remember to hand in yellow form if you have not already done so.

Next Sunday: Carol Service and Blessing of Crib in St. Andrew’s Square at 3.00 p.m..  All welcome to go along and take part.

Diary Dates:

3rd December: ‘Where does Scotland stand on assisted suicide ?’ As the debate continues its way through the Scottish parliament, two distinguished catholic physicians, Professor Anthony Busuttil, professor emeritus of Forensic Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and Professor Robert A. Minns, Professor emeritus of Paediatric Neurology at the University of Edinburgh explore the present state of the discussion.  It is in the Lauriston Centre at from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.  All welcome.

7th December: P3 children’s liturgy of signing with the cross during the 10.00 a.m. Mass.

15th December: Meeting of existing Parish Pastoral Council at 7.00 p.m. in the house.


The Card Stall has copies of the new edition of ‘Day by Day’ available priced £1.40.  It begins with the first Sunday of Advent.


Many thanks to those who came along and supported the Concert on Friday night despite the awful weather.  The final amount raised will be in the bulletin next Sunday.


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families and

all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony