3rd Sunday of the Year (a)

3rd  Sunday of the Year.  (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)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday

By arrangement


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

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

Anniversaries: John Garrahan, George Pike, Michael Maguire, Pat Brce, Bernard Allison, John Hayes.

Died:  Maura Houlihan, Elsie McKeon.


Today: The new readers’ rota and servers’ rota are available for collection from the sacristy.  Please make sure you take you copy today.

Sunday: There will be a celebration of the Children’s Liturgy during the 10.00 a.m. Mass.  Those who lead the Children’s Liturgy have kindly agreed to lead the Liturgy every Sunday until Easter.   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: The Coffee Morning after 10.00 a.m. Mass takes place in the Hall with the Ladies Group in charge.

The 200 Club subscriptions for 2014 are now due.  If you are an existing member please put your money in an envelope with your number and name on it.  The subscription is £12.00 per annum.  If paying by cheque please make it payable to ‘St. Cuthbert’s Church.’  If you are a new member please put your name and ‘new member’ on the envelope.  There are three £10 prizes for ten months of the year and in June and December prizes of £200 and £50.  Many thanks for your support.

At this point in time there are 83 unallocated numbers so it not really a 200 club it is a 117 club.  If it stays at this level then the prizes given in June and December will have to be reviewed since only 50% of income can be given in prizes. Several existing members have yet to renew their subscription.  Please do so as soon as possible so that we can get a clear picture of how many members there are.

Tuesday:   Mass will be celebrated in St. Ninian’s Church Marionville Road at 7.00 p.m.for those who have been abused,  physically, mentally or sexually – by those in positions of trust in the Catholic Church in Scotland. We warmly invite you to join us 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.

Wednesday: Meeting with Parish Fabric and Finance Committee at 7.00 p.m. in the house.

Thursday:  Coffee morning has resumed in the house after 9.00 a.m. Mass.  All welcome.

Next Sunday: There will be a collection for the Fresh Start Food Store.  Please remember you should only bring items on the lists and please check use by dates to make sure they are in date. There are supplies of the list at the back of the Church in case you have mislaid the original one.

Diary Dates:

4th February: Meeting with parents of children who are preparing for Confirmation and First Communion at 7.00 p.m. in the Hall.  Hopefully every child will be represented but the children themselves do not need to be present.

13th February:  How can our faith help us in our reflection on the upcoming Independence Referendum? What are our hopes and dreams for our nation, whatever the outcome of the vote? If you would like to take time to reflect on these questions, and support others to do the same, why not train to be a Reflection group leader?

The Justice & Peace office is offering training for individuals interested in leading reflection groups in parishes to reflect on these questions and more in advance of the Independence Referendum.

Training for individuals willing to lead the groups is available for the St Giles/Edinburgh Deanery at St Albert’s, George Square Edinburgh. All courses will start at 7.30pm and finish by 9.30pm, unless a local arrangement has been made.  Group leader packs and group materials for these groups will be provided at this time.

7th March:The Canon’s Ceilidh with live music led by Dave Vernon.  Tickets will be on sale from next week, priced £7.00 and £3.00 (children)  which includes Haggis & Neeps. Any profit will go to the Parish Project Fund.

4th – 11th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place.  Booking is now open and I have some forms and information if you are interested. I have a limited supply in the sacristy. You can also contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 01732.886666 or email to info@tangney-tours.com).  Booking for the Saint-Frai Centre must be done through the Hospital Booking Secretary, 61 Hailes Gardens, Edinburgh EH13 0JN – Tel 0131.441.1939.  Early booking is advised since there are limited places available especially in the Saint Frai centre


The St. Andrew’s Children’s Society which provides Adoption & Foster Care in our Archdiocese is looking for Catholic families who could offer long term foster care or adoptive homes to a wide range of children in our Archdiocese and beyond who cannot live with their birth families. For further information please contact us at: St. Andrew’s Children’s Society, 7 John’s Place, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7EL, Tel. 0131 454 3370, Email: info@standrews-children.org.uk . website: www.standrews-children.org.uk


The Social Group would be glad to hear of any ideas you have for fundraising for the Parish Project or simply to bring parishioners together socially.  With this in mind there is a suggestion box for ideas at the back of the Church.  The important thing to remember is that they will assist or coordinate events but cannot be expected to run them.  Hopefully if you have an idea you will take on the planning and running of it with friends or parishioners.

With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.