3rd Sunday of Advent (c)
Third Sunday of Advent. (c)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Sundays: Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
Weekday: 9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)
Confessions: Saturdays – after 10.00 a.m. Mass
By arrangements at other times.
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Owen Docherty.
Died: Irene Alexander
Anniv: Tommy McCabe
Today marks the beginning of the third week of the Advent season. These last two Sundays we will collect for the homeless here in our own city. These gifts will be distributed via the St. Catharine’s Convent Homeless project.
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. There is also a list for children to indicate if they wish to be involved in the Liturgy on Christmas day.
Sunday: The normal Coffee morning resumes in the Hall after Mass with the Vocations group in charge.
The half yearly draw for the 200 Club will also take place with prizes of £200 and £50 being drawn.
Monday: To mark the Year of Faith the priests of the area have agreed that this week will be a Week of Reconciliation. They have committed themselves to being in a different Church in the area each night to provide the opportunity for people to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. St. Cuthbert’s is hosting the service tonight. The same order of service will be held in each Church throughout the week. Each service will be at 7.00 p.m. except the one in St. Joseph’s which will be at 12 noon on Saturday 22nd. Hopefully as many as possible will avail themselves of this opportunity which is slightly different to the normal practice. Full details of the Churches being used and the days are on a poster in the porch.
Tuesday: St. Augustine’s High School Annual Carol Service in the School Theatre at 7.00 p.m. All are invited to attend and take part with refreshments available afterwards.
Friday: Third of three sessions on the Gospel of Luke, led by Father Jim Crampsey S.J. in the Lauriston Jesuit Centre from 1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. St. Luke’s Gospel is the Gospel for Year C of the Lectionary. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.
24th December: Christmas Eve.
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.
25th December: The Nativity of Our Lord.
Mass at 10.00 a.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
Mass at 11.30 a.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
The stall now has Christmas Cards, Calendars, Candles, Diaries and pens on sale. The new edition of ‘Living Faith’ covering January – March will be on sale soon priced £1.40.
With every best wish and blessing
to you, your families and those
who are dear to you.