4th Sunday of Easter (b)

St. Cuthbert’s.                                                                                               Tel. 443.1317.

E-Mail: staned@stcuthbertshurch.com.                 Website: www.stcuthbertschurch.com

4th 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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

No Mass or Service in St. Cuthbert’s on Wednesday

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


Confessions:                 After Mass on Saturday morning.


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.

Anniv: Betty & George Lavery.

Died: Eddie Mulligan, Mary Fergusson, David Laird, Isobel Keenan,


Today 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. There is also a little booklet with a Novena of Prayer for Vocations available as you leave Mass.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning will take place after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Ladies group in charge. All welcome to go round to the Hall after Mass.

Monday: 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.


Diary Dates:

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 are now on sale priced £5.00 including the tea.

21st May: You may be aware that the Holy Father has instituted a Feast called “Our Lady, Mother of the Church.” It is a feast to be kept throughout the whole church every year from now on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday.  There has not been such a Feast in the Church until now.  Since this Feast has a particular relevance to the parish of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, in Currie and to mark the occasion there will be a 7.00 p.m. Mass there followed by refreshments in the Hall afterwards. All are welcome.

If you would like to help with the refreshments please contact Val Lawrie. This could be by donating, helping set up and serve or any way you feel able to contribute

6th September: Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles will lead an evening on “Proclaiming Christ in Our Culture.” This will take in the Usher Hall. Admission is by tickets which are on sale now, priced £10.00 and £6.00 (concessions). 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 from a parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh.  Until May 1st priority is being given to people from this Archdiocese and after that tickets will be on open sale.


Parish Project Update: Following on the Bonus Ball draw the total has now risen to £4622.30


Sensitive Issue: Someone asked me recently if the only way your name comes off the request for prayers for the sick is by dying. Obviously this is not the case but it did alert me to the fact that some names have been on for a significant time and no one seems to know who some of the people are and whether they should still be on the list.  Therefore I propose to take all the names off the list from the first weekend in June unless someone from the family asks that they be kept on.  The list would then be built up again. It is best if it is a family member makes this request since it can happen that someone does not want their name on the list and a well intentioned neighbour, friend or parishioner has made the request without asking the person’s permission.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you,

Monsignor Tony.