5th Sunday of Lent (b)

5th Sunday of Lent. (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)

7.00 p.m. (Thursday)

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, Cardinal O’Brien.

Anniv: Dan Meenan, Charles Mulholland, Catherine McCue, Bridget & Michael Mulraney

Died:   Father Joe Portelli, retired Parish priest in the Archdiocese, in Malta, Ricardo C. Ponciano, Gerald Martin.


Today: Lists are at the back of the Church on which Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Passkeepers, Altar Servers and volunteers for the social events in the Hall after the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday are invited to indicate their availability for services and Masses from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday. Please sign up today if you can so that the rotas can be drawn up.

Sunday: The Coffee morning will take place in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Vocations group in charge. The monthly draw of the 200 Club will also take place. All welcome.

Sunday: Stations of the Cross & Benediction at 4.00 p.m.

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

Next Sunday: Blessing and Distribution of Palms at 10.00 a.m. Mass.

Next Sunday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. in Our Lady’s at Currie during which there will be opportunities to go to confession as part of your Easter Preparation. Both Father Tom and I will be available.


Diary Dates:

26th March: Service of Reconciliation in St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00 p.m. There will be five or six priests available for individual confession and absolution as part of our Lenten journey towards Easter.


27th March:      Mass of the Chrism in the Cathedral at 7.00 p.m.

(During this Mass the oils used throughout the year in the Church’s Liturgy are blessed and the priests of the Diocese renew their priestly promises. All welcome).


28th March: Mass at 7.00 p.m. Following on the success of the Christmas Big Clean Up there will be an Easter Big Clean up after this Mass.


29th March:                      Holy Thursday.

Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 p.m. followed by watching at the Altar of Repose until Night Prayer of the Church at 10.00 p.m.

We need at least two people to be present for the watching to ensure the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended. Please indicate on the list at the back of the Church if you intend to be present.


30th March:                      Good Friday.

(A Day of Fasting and Abstinence)

Solemn Liturgy                            3.00 p.m.

(Liturgy of the Word, Prayers of Intercession, Veneration of the Cross and Distribution of Holy Communion)               

Stations of the Cross & Veneration of the Cross               7.00 p.m.

Holy Communion is NOT distributed at this Service


31st March:         Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter                   8.30 p.m.

(Please note there is no 6.00 p.m. Vigil Mass in St. Cuthbert’s.

(The Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter will take place at 8.30 p.m.)


1st April:       Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord.

Mass at 10.00 a.m.


The Church Stall now has the new copies of ‘Day by Day’ and ‘Living Faith’ available for collection by those who have them pre-ordered or purchase.


Two different Easter Egg competitions coming:  One is the raffle for the decorated egg at the back of the Church and tickets are available as you leave Mass.  The other is for the best decorated Easter Egg by children with categories being for under 5 year olds, 6 – 10 year olds and over 11 year olds.  You need to provide your own egg.  £1.00 entry per egg with the judging being done on Easter Sunday. Proceeds from both will go to the Parish Project Fund.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you,

Monsignor Tony