5th Sunday of Easter (a)

5th Sunday of Easter.   (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 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

Anniv: Michael Fallon, Ruth Brennan, Jim Brennan, Maggie Kelly, Kevin Duffy, Mark Duffy, Maureen McCauley, Helen & Peter Crossan, Margaret Duffy

Died: Lily McLaughlin


Today is the third Sunday of May, the month traditionally associated with Our Lady in the life of the Church.  As in the past couple of years, flowers would be welcomed to create a shrine around the statue of Our Lady.  These will be gathered at the start of Mass by children present.  Please feel free to bring a single flower or a bunch.

Sunday Welcome to the boys and girls of P4 who are reaching the final stages of their preparation for Confirmation and First Communion.  They will be taking part in a little ceremony after the Gospel.

Sunday: Bacon Rolls etc available in the Hall after Mass with the Vocations Group in charge.  All welcome.

The monthly draw for the 200 Club will also take place.

Monday: Father Geoff Wheaton S.J. will give the third of four presentations on the various images of Jesus and their basis in the New Testament and how artists from the Catacombs to the present day have interpreted Jesus. It is at 7.30 p.m. in the Lauriston Centre.  All welcome.


Diary Dates:

22nd May:  Leaning on Christ to Stand Tall’ – an evening of reflection led by James J. Clarke, Ph.D., S.J., Director of Spiritual Formation and Assistant Professor of Spirituality at St. John’s Seminary in California – a key note conversation with Fr James Clarke S.J.  All welcome at Gillis from 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. but you need to register if you intend to be present.

27th May:  Mass at 7.30 p.m. in St. Ninian’s Restalrig for all 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.

30th May: Canon’s Celebration Supper in Currie Rugby Clubat 7pm. A charity evening of fun and entertainment for all. Proceeds towards the Parish Projects.
Tickets on sale  – £7 for adults, £4 for children. For further information or to reserve your ticket please ring Catriona 449 3422

1st June: Parish Project Sponsored walk beginning at Our Lady’s in Currie and finishing in St. Cuthbert’s Hall. It is approximately five miles.  Sponsor forms will be available  as you leave Mass.  It will begin at Our Lady’s at 1.00 p.m. and finish in St. Cuthbert’s Hall whenever, preferably before night falls ! Please note any children taking part must be accompanied by a responsible adult, with their parents’ permission.  We cannot allow unescorted children to take part.

5th June: Annual Gillis Lecture at 7.00 p.m. in the Gillis Centre under the auspices of the Archdiocesan Heritage and Arts Commission.  The lecture will be given by Professor Dauvit Broun, Professor of Scottish History at Glasgow University on ‘The Medieval Church and the Beginnings of Scottish Independence.’



With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.