3rd Sunday of the Year (b)

3rd Sunday of the Year.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:

Sundays:                               Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

No Mass or Service on Wednesday

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, Madison Mulligan

Died: Margaret Shields, Marie Cecilia Pearson, Ellie Armstrong, James Turnbull, Rita Carlyon, Dennis Mullins

Anniv: Christine O’Rourke, Pat Bruce, John Hayes, Bernard Allison, Minnie Campbell.


Today: The new readers’ rota is ready for collection from the sacristy after Mass.  Please take your copy today since it comes into effect next weekend.

Today: There are still copies of Archbishop Cushley’s letter available if you didn’t get one last weekend.  It is also on the parish web site.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning takes place after 10.00 a.m. in the Hall with teas, coffees, bacon rolls etc on sale. The Ladies Group will be in charge of it this weekend.

Sunday: 200 Club Subscriptions for 2015 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.  At this point it is not really a 200 Club since there are many unallocated numbers due to various circumstances. We need to keep numbers up if the prizes are to remain at the existing level. Even if everyone who had numbers last year renewed their subscriptions there would still be 81 unallocated numbers.

Tuesday: An information evening on an initiative called ‘Safe Families for Children’ is being held in the Hall from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to help in this initiative which is being launched in Wester Hailes. It aims to provide some degree of support for children whose parents are facing a difficult time.  More information is available from Alan Gray the coordinator on 603.8430 or by email at alangray@safefamiliesforchildren.com.  Fuller details are also on the poster in the porch.

Tuesday:  The Sacred Heart Justice and Peace group will lead a reflection at 7.30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart entitled ‘Keep the Memory Alive.’  Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year as this date marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It’s a time for everyone to pause and remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On this day we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.

Friday: Get your Ceilidh shoes ready for a fund raiser organized by 4 young people from Our Lady’s going to Lourdes to help. It will take place in St. Cuthbert’s Hall from 7.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale after Mass priced £5.00 for adults or £3.00 for children.  There is also a family ticket available covering 2 adults and up to 4 children for £15.00. Please come along, support their efforts and also get rid of some of the Christmas and New Year excesses.


Diary Dates:

21st February: The Race Night to add funds to the Parish Project Fund will take place.  The first stage will be to get ‘horse owners’ and lists will be available after Mass to give you the opportunity to become an owner. To become an owner costs £5.00 and gives you the chance of being a prize winner if your horse wins. You can also choose the name of your horse ! Most of the horses have now been sold but even if you do not have one you are more than welcome to come along on the night and bet on your favourites. It is a B.Y.O.B and Nibbles night. If you would like to sponsor a race and have it named after you then please speak to Ben Malone after Mass for further information.  Basically the Sponsor gives a prize which in turn goes to the winning owner of each race.

10th – 17th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, 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.

As always, it is hoped to take a group of young people to Lourdes to help and work with the sick pilgrims from around our Archdiocese.  An Information Meeting will be held on Sunday 25th January 2015 at 3pm in St. Kentigern’s Church Hall, Barnton, Edinburgh.  Please come along to find out about YFL and our Pilgrimage.  This year the all inclusive cost is £689.  For more information, email youthforlourdes@hotmail.co.uk or give Kris a call on 07747867003.

The Stall still has some copies of ‘Living Faith’ uncollected.  If you have it ordered please collect it as soon as possible. If you no longer wish to take it please let the stall holder team know so that the order can be adjusted accordingly. Uncollected copies will be put on general sale.


With every best wish and

blessing to you, your families and

all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony