5th Sunday of the Year (C)

5th Sunday of the Year (c)

08 Feb 2013

Times of Mass and Confession: Sundays: Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m. Weekday: n.b. 9.00 a.m.
(Monday – Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Holy Communion) 9.00 a.m. (Tuesday – Friday) 7.00 p.m. (Wednesday)
10.00 a.m. (Saturday) Confessions: Saturdays – after 10.00 a.m. Mass By arrangement at other times.

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.

Died: Teresa McArthur, Frank O’Donnell, Donnie Brennan.

Annniversaries: Frank McKue, Peter Allan, Anastasia Shannon.

Today: There will be a retiral collection for the work of the Scottish Catholic Education Service which is the official arm of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland in all matters relating to Catholic Education. It provides support, resources and advice to the Bishops, to schools and to parishes across Scotland. Sunday: The Tea/Coffee morning with bacon rolls etc takes place in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass. This week the Noisy Nutters Group is in charge. All welcome Monday: Part two of the series of talks by Father Jack Mahoney S.J. in the Jesuit Centre at Lauriston at 7.30 p.m. The next four sessions will focus on looking at the Bible, the Church and the Sacraments as providing the grounds for Christian and Catholic identity. Tonight’s session focuses on ‘The future of the Christian Church.’ Tuesday: Meeting at 7.00 p.m. in the house for those who expressed an interest in setting up something for youth in the Parish in last year’s census forms. Even if you didn’t sign on the sheet you are still welcome to come along.


Ash Wednesday.

A day of Fasting and Abstinence.

Fasting means reducing the amount of food which we would normally eat. Abstinence means not eating meat. The law of Fasting binds all those who are between eighteen years of age and sixty years of age. The law of Abstinence binds everyone (except for the frail and the sick) once they have reached their fourteenth birthday.

Masses will be at 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.

Thursday: The tea/coffee morning in the house takes place after 9.00 a.m. Mass. All welcome. Next Sunday: Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes will take place at 3.00 p.m. in the Church. Refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards. All welcome.

Next Sunday: A ‘Remembering Service’ will be held in St. John’s Corstorphine at 5.00 p.m. It provides an opportunity for all those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, together with those who wish to come in love and support, to have a quiet time to reflect and pray and find help with healing and may help those who feel they have not had the opportunity to acknowledge and grieve for their loss.

Diary Dates:


20th February:

The rescheduled meeting of the Parish Finance & Fabric Committee will take place in the house at 7.00 p.m. 25th February: Meeting in the house at 7.00 p.m. for those who expressed an interest in looking after things in the sacristy before and after the weekend Masses and during the week. Even if you didn’t sign on the sheet you are still welcome to come along.

17th March:

is the 40th Anniversary of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Monsignor Tony. The Parish Pastoral Council is organising a Ceilidh in the Hall on Friday 15th March with a buffet supper. More details about tickets etc will appear in due course but in the meantime if you wish to come please put your name, telephone number and the number of tickets requested on the sheet at the back of the Church. Tickets will be £3 each and £1 for children. Regretfully tickets may have to be rationed depending on the response and children must be at least of P4 age and accompanied by a responsible adult. From next weekend there will be box at the back of the Church for donations towards a gift for Monsignor Tony.

5th – 12th July:

The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place. This year it will be led for the first time by Bishop Robson. Booking is now open and forms for hotels can be obtained from the agents – Access Travel, The Hillock, Astley, Manchester M29 7GW – Telephone 01942.888844. I have a limited supply in the sacristy. Booking for the Saint Frai Centre must be done through the Hospital Booking Secretary, 61 Hailes Gardens, Edinburgh EH13 0JN – Tel 0131.441.1939. Fuller information is on the notices in the church porch and on the Hospitalité website at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com which is worth a visit if you have access to the web. Early booking is advised since there are limited places available. The annual parish accounts for the year ending 31st December 2012 are on display on the notice board at the back of the Church. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. They have been discussed and accepted at the recent Parish Pastoral Council meeting.

Thank you to those who are looking after the house and leading the weekday liturgies while I am in Lourdes at the meeting of Pilgrimage Directors. I will be remembering you and your intentions at the Grotto. In case of emergency, Father Tom can be contacted on 449.2372, Fr. Tony Quinlan O.M.I. on 453.5035.

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.