4th Sunday of the Year (b)

4th week of the year. (b)

Catholic Education Week.

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Thursday)

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

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


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, Eddie Mulligan.

Anniv: Bernard Allison, John Hayes, Elizabeth Dewar, Margaret Meenan

Died: Tom Shields, Anne Hannan, Norma Kopsch, Matt Coll.


Sunday: The Coffee mornings resume in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Ladies group in charge. All welcome.

Today is the start of Catholic Education week in Scotland. The theme this year, chosen by the Scottish Bishops, is ‘Serving the Common Good.’ There will be a retiral collection after both Masses for the work of the Scottish Catholic Education services which provide resources and support for teachers in our Catholic schools. There is also a letter from Archbishop Tartaglia the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland. Please make sure your get a copy as you leave Mass.

Monday: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. in St. Cuthbert’s Church House.

Monday: ‘The Claim’ a highly acclaimed film about Archbishop Romero, his people and Pope Francis followed by a Question and Answer session will take place in the Jesuit Centre in Lauriston at 7.30 p.m. All welcome. Admission free but donations welcome. For more details contact Andrew Cassidy on 0131.229.9821

Tuesday: Meeting of Parish Fabric & Planning Committee at 7.00 p.m. in the house.

Next Sunday: There will be a meeting of the social committee in the Hall after Mass. New members welcome to come along with ideas and enthusiasm to create a programme for the months ahead.


18th February: Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lordes at 3.00 p.m. in the Cghurch. All welcome. Refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards.

6th – 13th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, will take place. 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the apparitions. 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 find information at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com. You can also contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 0131.564.0644 or 0800.917.357) ) 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.


200 Club: Last call for subscriptions, new and old – Please remember to pay your subscriptions or if you want to join, and we do need some new members, please put your name and ‘new member’ on an envelope and a number will be allocated to you. It costs £12 per year.  Prizes are 3 £10 prizes for ten months and in June and December prizes of £200 and £50 each month. If you are paying by cheque please make your cheque payable to St. Cuthbert’s Church.


Church Cleaning: The Church cleaning teams urgently require new members. The Church, at the moment, is cleaned fortnightly but unless new recruits come forward the current teams may have to be amalgamated and clean every three/four weeks.  The commitment is to 2 hours maximum every eight weeks.  If you would like to help or wish further information please contact Jean O’Rourke on 443.4651. Following on the success of the ‘Big Clean’ just before Christmas a similar event will be held before Easter.  Watch this space for more details in due course. Please check, before you leave the Church, that you have not left anything behind especially food, crumbs etc.  This will deter unwanted four legged visitors.


Lighting of Votive Candles:  I have noticed a couple of things with regard to the Votive Candle stand and the lighting of candle.  In the interest of safety please note the following.  Please do not use candles to light other candles.  If the candle lighter needs refilled either bring it to the sacristy yourself or ask one of the Passkeepers to do so.  Unaccompanied children should not be lighting candles.  There must be an adult with them.  Please do not lean over into the area behind the candle stand.  This could cause you to overbalance and hurt yourself.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you,

Monsignor Tony