5th Sunday of Easter

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)

n.b.                No Mass or service on Wednesday morning.

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass (Saturdays)

Other times – by arrangement.

Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:

Sick: Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Mary Pike, Jean Lund, Rita Allison.

Died: Katie MacLeod.

Annniversaries: Maria Riccio, Robert Stafford, Margaret Stafford.

Today: The new readers’ rota is ready for collection.  Readers please collect you copy from the sacristy after Mass.  It comes into effect from next Sunday.

Sunday: The coffee/tea/bacon rolls in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass are being organised by the Ladies group this weekend.  Why not go round to the Hall after mass and meet up with fellow parishioners and taste what is on offer.

Monday: Meeting at 7.00 p.m. in the house for those who expressed an interest in building up the SVP Society and those who expressed an interest in helping with Pastoral care in the parish from the census forms last year.  No commitment is made by coming along to this meeting but hopefully people will come to be involved themselves in this important part of Parish life.

Tuesday: Joint meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s in the Church Hall Committee Room at 7.00 p.m.  All councillors please make every effort to attend.

Thursday: Meeting at 7.00 p.m. in the house of those who have expressed an interest in helping with the sacristy work of the Liturgical life of the Parish. It is for existing helpers and new helpers to hear what is involved and how to better organise what happens at the moment in terms of all aspects of the sacristy work.

Friday – Sunday: John Henry Cardinal Newman Exhibition at The Grassmarket Centre in the Candlemaker Row.  On Friday various speakers will give presentations at 7.00 p.m.  on the life and influence of Cardinal Newman.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

Diary Dates:

17th May: Cheese and wine tasting evening. Come and discover an exciting assortment of wines from around the world with an accompanying selection of Cheeses. Peter McNaught from Oddbins Wine will guide you through what’s in your glass at this fun and interesting informal tasting. Beginners and wine buffs welcome. It begins at 7.00 p.m in the Church Hall and finish around 9.00 p.m. Price £10 per head (over 18’s only). Please contact Stuart Harley on 07717 193425 or stuart@scotia-finance.co.uk  or put your name on the list at the back of the Church if interested.

19th May: Pentecost Mass in the Cathedral at 3.00 p.m.  This is especially for all those who have become members of the Church recently and their families.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

S.C.I.A.F ‘Wee Boxes’: If you used these as part of your Lenten efforts and collected during Lent for SCIAF please return the money from the boxes direct to SCIAF as soon as possible.  The money collected can be gift aided by following the instructions of the side of the box.

Over  the past months small bronze coins and the occasional silver ones have been collected with the proceeds going to the Parish Project.  This collecting is starting up again either via the Card Stall or at the Thursday morning Coffee Morning.  The proceeds will again go to the Parish Project once a new one has been chosen.

If you have any suggestions for a new project, either abroad, in the U.K. or here in the City please let me know so that a considered choice can be made. The only thing to remember is that the project wherever it is must be approved and registered.

Urgent: The rainbow pack is in need of new members due to some of the existing girls moving on to the Brownies.  It meets in the hall on a Thursday at 5.30 p.m.  Fuller details available from Sophie on 07883.075690. Also see poster in porch.

With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.