3rd Sunday of Easter (b)
3rd Sunday of Easter. (b)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)
N.B. No Mass or Confessions on Saturday morning
(I am preaching at the 50th Anniversary of the opening of St. Mary Magdalene’s)
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Elizabeth Brown, Patricia Allison, Bridget Ferry, Margaret Bowen, Biddy Bonner, Nora Wood, Eddie Mulligan.
Anniv: Anne Scott.
Died: Canon Michael Bagan, Parish Priest of Our Lady & St. Ninian’s in Bannockburn and the Sacred Heart in Cowie, Margaret Lowrie, Dave Smith.
Today: There is a letter from Archbishop Cushley giving details of an event he is organising in September. He has invited Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles to lead an evening on “Proclaiming Christ in Our Culture.” This will take place in the Usher Hall and admission is by tickets which go on sale from tomorrow. Contact the Usher Hall Box Office by telephone at 0131 228 1155 or online at usherhall.co.uk or in person and give them the code “Fire 18” prior to booking your tickets. That lets them know that you are a parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. Fuller details and prices are given about Bishop Barron and the booking arrangements in the letter and a flier. Until May 1st priority is being given to people from this Archdiocese and after that tickets will be on open sale.
Today: The next Parish Project Bonus Ball numbers will be on sale. It will cost £1.00 with the chance of winning £30.00. £29.00 will go to the Parish Project Fund. The bonus ball at the draw of 21st April will be the winning number this time. Pick your number, sign up and pay at the end of Mass.
Sunday: The Coffee Morning will take place after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Vocations group in charge. All welcome to go round to the Hall after Mass.
The monthly draw for the 200 Club will also take place in the Hall.
Thursday: Month’s Mind Mass for Cardinal O’Brien in the Cathedral at 12.45 p.m. All welcome.
Next Saturday/Sunday is kept as the World day of Prayer for Vocations. There will be a retiral collection for the Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund which supports the students currently studying for the priesthood.
23rd April: Joint Meeting of the Parish Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. in the Hall at Our Lady’s.
1st May: Meeting of parents of children preparing for First Communion at 6.30 p.m. in the Church. Each child should be represented at this meeting but the children do not need to be present.
6th May: Enrolment ceremony during 10.00 a.m. Mass for children preparing for their First Communion.
12th May: Afternoon Tea Dance organised by the Social Group in Our Lady’s, Currie in aid of the Parish Project Fund. It is in the Gibson Craig Hall in Currie from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Tickets, on sale soon, priced £5.00 including the tea.
New Envelopes for Gift Aid Donors: The new envelopes should now be being used. There are still some Gift Aid envelopes to be collected from the Sacristy. Housekeeping has been done on the records, so some donors will now have a different number; to avoid any confusion please do not use any old envelopes and destroy any remaining old envelopes once the new tax year begins.
The envelopes for non-Gift Aid contributors are also now available in the sacristy after Mass. These are the ones without labels on them.
Parish Project Update: Between the Easter Egg Raffle and the best decorated Easter eggs £181.10 was raised bringing the current total for the Fund to £4564.30.
If you have any suggestions further about Fund Raising events please let me know so that everything can be coordinated.
Each year a significant part of the old Easter Candle is left. If anyone is interested they can take the 2017 candle and use it in a dignified way otherwise it will end up going to landfill/recycling.
With every best wish and Blessing
To you, your families
and those who are dear to you,