6th Sunday of Easter (a)

6th Sunday of Easter.   (a)


Times of Mass and Confession:

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

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

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

                                                7.30 p.m. (Thursday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

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


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

Sick: John McPartland, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Assunta Santangeli

Anniv: Josie Wilson

Died: Annie MacDonald, Catherine Connolly


Today is the fourth Sunday of May, the month traditionally associated with Our Lady in the life of the Church.  As in the past couple of years, flowers would be welcomed to create a shrine around the statue of Our Lady.  These will be gathered at the start of Mass by children present.  Please feel free to bring a single flower or a bunch.

Sunday: Bacon Rolls etc available in the Hall after Mass with the Ladies Group in charge.  All welcome.

Monday: Father Geoff Wheaton S.J. will give the fourth and final of four presentations on the various images of Jesus and their basis in the New Testament and how artists from the Catacombs to the present day have interpreted Jesus. It is at 7.30 p.m. in the Lauriston Centre.  All welcome.

Tuesday: Mass at 7.30 p.m. in St. Ninian’s, Restalrig for all those who have been abused – physically, mentally or sexually – by those in positions of trust in the Catholic Church in Scotland.   We warmly invite you to join us to pray for those who have been abused to ask God to empower us with His spirit that we may go forward in solidarity with all those who have been abused seeking truth and justice, and reconciliation.


Thursday:       Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

A Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass in Our Lady’s at 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Mass in St. Cuthbert’s at 9.30 a.m. (with school children present) and  7.30 p.m.

Friday: Canon’s Celebration Supper in Currie Rugby Clubat 7pm. A charity evening of fun and entertainment for all. Proceeds towards the Parish Projects.
Tickets on sale  – £7 for adults, £4 for children. For further information or to reserve your ticket please ring Catriona 449 3422.

Saturday: Please pray for Alex Hannay and Silvie Simons who are being married in the Church at 1.00 p.m.  May the Lord bless them all the days of their married life.

Next Saturday/Sunday: The annual Deanery Appeal for one of the Missionary Orders will take place.  This year it will be Father Gary Howley, a Kiltegan Father.  There will be a retiral collection at both Masses.

Next Saturday/Sunday is also the World day of Prayer for Communications.  Normally there would be a retiral collection for the work of the Press Office here in Scotland but this will be deferred until a later date due to the Deanery appeal mentioned above.

Next Sunday: Parish Project Sponsored walk beginning at Our Lady’s in Currie and finishing in St. Cuthbert’s Hall. It is approximately five miles.  Sponsor forms will be available  as you leave Mass.  It will begin at Our Lady’s at 1.00 p.m. and finish in St. Cuthbert’s Hall whenever, preferably before night falls ! Please note any children taking part must be accompanied by a responsible adult, with their parents’ permission.  We cannot allow unescorted children to take part.


Diary Dates:

5th June: Annual Gillis Lecture at 7.00 p.m. in the Gillis Centre under the auspices of the Archdiocesan Heritage and Arts Commission.  The lecture will be given by Professor Dauvit Broun, Professor of Scottish History at Glasgow University on ‘The Medieval Church and the Beginnings of Scottish Independence.’




With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.