5th Sunday of Lent (c)

5th Sunday of Lent. (c)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


After Mass on Saturday morning.

Other opportunities – see below.


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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Father Tony MacDonald, Wullie Gray.

Died:  Alice Kelly.

Anniv: Charles Mulholland, Catherine McCue, Hugh Deery


Today: Lists are at the back of the Church for Readers, Eucharistic Minsters, Passkeepers, and Servers to indicate their availability for the Holy Week Liturgies. Please indicate this as soon as possible so that the rotas can be drawn up soon. The lists will be removed after Mass on Sunday

Today: The Accounts for the Year ending 31st December 2015 are pinned to the notice board along with the comparative figures for 2014 and 2013.  Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sunday: The coffee morning takes place after Mass with the Noisy Nutters group in charge. You are all welcome to go round to the Hall after Mass to sample the fare on offer.

Sunday: The children’s liturgy has recommenced during the 10.00 a.m. Mass and will continue each week for the remainder of Lent.   This is specifically aimed at children of primary school age, so if this is your child, please do encourage them to attend.

Tuesday: Penitential Service in Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. Father Tom and myself will be available for confession and absolution.

Wednesday: The boys and girls who have been preparing for their First Reconciliation will celebrate the sacrament at 6.30 p.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.   After they have been to confession I will be available for any adults who wish to avail themselves of the opportunity.


Diary Dates:

21st March: The traditional Penitential Service will take place 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 and also as part of our efforts for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  All welcome

24th 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.

25th 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


26th March:                  No Mass in the Morning.

                                    Morning Prayer of the Church at 10.00 a.m.

(In accordance with the ancient tradition of the Church, confessions will not be heard today)


No 6.00 p.m. Vigil Mass in St. Cuthbert’s.


Vigil of the Resurrection and First Mass of Easter in St. Cuthbert’s at 8.30 p.m.

(followed by refreshments in the hall to which all are welcome)


27th March:                              Easter Sunday.

                                    10.00 a.m.        Easter Mass.

                                    (Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass)

Diary Dates:

8th – 15th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, will take place. 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 contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 01732.886666 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.  Early booking is advised since there are limited places available especially in the Saint Frai centre.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.