4th Sunday of Easter (b)

4th Sunday of Easter.  (b)

World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the

Priesthood and Religious Life.

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Thursday)

n.b.         9.30 a.m.  (Friday, with school children present)

 10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday and 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., Monsignor Regan, Monsignor Rae.

Died:  James Gunn, Father Tom Hennessy, chaplain at the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Anniv: Ruth Ross, Philip Ross, Robert & Margaret Stafford.


Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life, often called Good Shepherd Sunday. There will be a retiral collection at both Masses for the Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund which helps support the students in training for the priesthood. There is letter on this topic from Archbishop Cushley available as you leave Mass.

Today: The new rotas for Church Cleaning are available from the sacristy. Those involved please collect your copy today. Some of the groups need new members.  If you would like to offer your services or find out more about what is involved please contact Jean O’Rourke on 443.4651.

Sunday: The Coffee Mornings resume their normal cycle with the Ladies group being in charge. All welcome in the Hall after Mass for bacon rolls etc.

Thursday: Meeting with parents of P4 children in anticipation of their Confirmation and First Communion. It will be at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall. Please note that the children do not need to be present but every child should be represented by a parent or guardian.

Next Saturday/Sunday the annual Mission Appeal will be made by one of the sisters of St. Peter Claver. She will tell us about the work of the order and seek spiritual and financial support.

Next Saturday/Sunday marks the first weekend in May. If you wish, over the weekends of May, you would be welcome to bring either a single flower or a bunch of flowers which would be gathered at the start of Mass and then taken to the statue of Our Lady. Hopefully this would build up into a great shrine of flowers symbolising our devotion to Our Lady.

Next Saturday/Sunday, being the first Sunday of the month, foodstuffs can be handed in for the Fresh Start Food Centre in Harrison Gardens.


Diary Dates:

27th May: Archbishop Cushley will be administering the Sacrament of Confirmation to the children of St. Cuthbert’s, Our Lady’s and St. John Ogilvie’s at 7.00 p.m. in the Church. It will be his first official visit to St. Cuthbert’s so I hope there will be a good response fromSt. Cuthbert’s parishioners, first and foremost, to support the children as they take this important step on their journey of faith and then to meet the Archbishop informally in the Hall afterwards.


SCIAF Wee Boxes: If you have been collecting money for SCIAF in this way please remember that the money must be in SCIAF’s hands by 17th May to enable them to claim the £1 for £1 which the UK Government has promised.


Lost Property: If you have lost something and have not yet checked the lost property cupboards at the back of the Church please do so as soon as possible.  They are now reaching their capacity with glasses, soft toys, false teeth, missals, scarves, umbrellas, jewellery and so on.  You name it – it has been left in the Church.  Anything not claimed will be disposed of appropriately in a couple of week’s time.

The cupboard will be emptied in the course of this week.


A new readers’rota is in the process of being prepared.  If you would like to offer your services as a reader please let me know or contact Mary Mulligan who now coordinated the rota on 455.7096.


With every best wish and

Easter blessing to you, your families and

all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.