5th Sunday of the Year (a)

5th  Sunday of the Year.  (a) 

Times of Mass and Confession:

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

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m.   (Monday & Wednesday – Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Holy Communion.)

                                                  No Mass or Service on Tuesday

                                                   9.00 a.m. (Thursday)

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

                                                10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday or by arrangement


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

Sick: John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan.

Anniversaries: Peter Allan, John McParlane.

Died:  Elizabeth Chappelle.


Today: The new readers’ rota and servers’ rota are available for collection from the sacristy.  Please make sure you take you copy today. There still one or two to be picked up.

Sunday: There will be a celebration of the Children’s Liturgy during the 10.00 a.m. Mass.  Those who lead the Children’s Liturgy have kindly agreed to lead the Liturgy every Sunday until Easter.   The team have come up with lots of exciting ideas for the children so parents please encourage your children to go along and take part.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning after 10.00 a.m. Mass takes place in the Hall with the Noisy Nutters Group in charge. Why not pop round to the Hall for bacon rolls etc.

The 200 Club subscriptions for 2014 are now due.  If you are an existing member please put your money in an envelope with your number and name on it.  The subscription is £12.00 per annum.  If paying by cheque please make it payable to ‘St. Cuthbert’s Church.’  If you are a new member please put your name and ‘new member’ on the envelope.  There are three £10 prizes for ten months of the year and in June and December prizes of £200 and £50.  Many thanks for your support.

At this point in time there are 83 unallocated numbers so it not really a 200 club it is a 117 club.  If it stays at this level then the prizes given in June and December will have to be reviewed since only 50% of income can be given in prizes. Several existing members have yet to renew their subscription.  Please do so as soon as possible so that we can get a clear picture of how many members there are.

Tuesday: : The Monthly Mass for Vocations will take place in the Little Sisters of the Poor at 7.30 p.m.  All welcome.  Car parking is available.  Refreshments served after Mass.

Thursday:  How can our faith help us in our reflection on the upcoming Independence Referendum? What are our hopes and dreams for our nation, whatever the outcome of the vote? If you would like to take time to reflect on these questions, and support others to do the same, why not train to be a Reflection group leader?

The Justice & Peace office is offering training for individuals interested in leading reflection groups in parishes to reflect on these questions and more in advance of the Independence Referendum. Training for individuals willing to lead the groups is available for the St Giles/Edinburgh Deanery at St Albert’s, George Square Edinburgh. All courses will start at 7.30pm and finish by 9.30pm, unless a local arrangement has been made.  Group leader packs and group materials for these groups will be provided at this time.

Next Sunday: Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes at 3.00 p.m.


Diary Dates:

17th February: Meeting of Parish Pastoral Council in the house at 7.00 p.m.  Councillors please make every effort to attend.

23rd February: ‘A Remembering Service’ for all those who have lost a child from the bginning of pregnancy onwards, will take place in St. John the Baptist’s Church at 5.00 p.m.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

7th March:The Canon’s Ceilidh with live music led by Dave Vernon.  Tickets will be on sale from this week, priced £7.00 and £3.00 (children) which includes Haggis & Neeps. Any profit will go to the Parish Project Fund. It is a Bring Your Own Bottle night.

4th – 11th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 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


Many thanks to those who are looking after the house and leading the liturgies while I am in Lourdes at the Conference of Pilgrimage Directors. I will be remembering you and your intentions at the Grotto. In the case of emergency please contact Father Tom on 449.2372 or Fr. Tony Quinlan on 453.5035


The Social Group would be glad to hear of any ideas you have for fundraising for the Parish Project or simply to bring parishioners together socially.  With this in mind there is a suggestion box for ideas for events at the back of the Church.  The important thing to remember is that the social group will assist or coordinate events but cannot be expected to run them.  Hopefully if you have an idea you will take on the planning and running of it with friends or parishioners.


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.