3rd Sunday of Advent. (c)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
7.00 p.m. (Thursday)
10.00 a.m. (Saturday )
After Mass on Saturdays
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: Caroline McNeish, Patricia Allison, Elizabeth Brown.
Died: Father John Robertson, retired parish Priest of the Archdiocese, Madge Pennycook, Norma Miller.
Anniv: Thomas Sheridan.
Today we will begin the collection of gifts for the homeless of Edinburgh itself. These will be distributed through the St. Catharine’s Homeless Project. Sleeping bags would be especially welcomed.
Lists are at the back of the Church for readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Passkeepers and volunteers to assist at the social events in the Hall after the Christmas Masses, to indicate their availability over the Christmas and New Year period. The social events in the Hall are in particular need of helpers. This is the last opportunity.
Altar servers please come to the sacristy and tick on the appropriate list about their availability for serving Mass over Christmas and New Year. This is the last opportunity.
Sunday: During Advent, the Children’s Liturgy will be celebrated every Sunday. The team have come up with lots of exciting ideas for the children so parents please encourage your children to go along and take part.
Sunday there will a Ceremony of Light during the 10.00 a.m. during which the children preparing for their First Reconciliation will take part.
Sunday: The coffee morning takes place in the Hall after Mass. The Vocations group will be in charge today. Why not go round to the Hall after Mass and sample the goods on offer. The half yearly prizes for the 200 Club will also be drawn, £200 and £50, a nice bonus for Christmas.
Monday: Penitential Service in St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00 p.m. At least five priests will be available for individual confession and absolution as part of our preparation for Christmas.
Wednesday: St. Augustine’s High School Annual Christmas service, followed by a musical celebration of Christmas at 6.30 p.m. in the school theatre. All welcome.
Thursday: The daily Mass will be at 7.00 p.m. and following on the efforts in previous times there will be Big Clean of the Church in preparation for Christmas. It would be tremendous to see a big crowd both at the Mass and also staying on to help with the clean up. If enough come along we could split into two teams with one in the Church and one refreshing the Hall.
Monday 24th December: Christmas Eve.
Mass in St. Cuthbert’s at 9.00 a.m.
Service of Readings and Carols at 8.30 p.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy.
Service of Readings and Carols at 11.30 p.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas at Midnight. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy. Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
Tuesday 25th December: The Nativity of Our Lord.
Mass at 9.30 a.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
Please note that the time of Mass is changed from previous years.
This is to allow a less rushed period between Mass in St. Cuthbert’s and Mass in Our Lady’s due to Father Tom being away.
Mass at 11.30 a.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
Friday 28th December: To mark the Feast of the Holy Innocents, Archbishop Cushley will celebrate Mass in St. Margaret’s Chapel in the Gillis Centre.a 12 noon. All are welcome.
The current total for the Parish Project Fund is £9937.00. The proceeds of the Bonus Ball have still to be added in, all in all an amazing achievement.