6th Sunday of Easter (a)

6th Sunday of Easter. (a)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


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)


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, Pat Carlin, Margaret Bowen, Biddy Bonner.


Anniv: Michael Fallon, Margaret Duffy, Kevin & Mark Duffy, Helen & Peter Crossan, Francis Forde, Edward Malone.


Today there is a letter from the Bishops of Scotland concerning the forthcoming General election. It asks you to consider a series of factors about which you should think seriously before deciding how to vote

Today:  If you wish, over the weekends of May, you would be welcome to bring either a single flower or a bunch of flowers which would be gathered at the start of Mass and then taken to the statue of Our Lady. Hopefully this would build up into a great shrine of flowers symbolising our devotion to Our Lady.

Sunday: The Vocations group is in charge of the Coffee morning in the Hall after Mass. All welcome to go round and sample the fares on offer.

The 200 Club draw for May will also take place.

Sunday:   Meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers at 2.30 p.m. in the Church. It will be followed by May Devotions and Benediction at 4.00 p.m. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.

Thursday:                    Solemnity of the Ascension.

                                    A Holy Day of Obligation.

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

Masses in Our Lady’s at 9.15 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Thursday: It has been a while since the Hall has had a thorough cleaning so it would be good to catch up. The more who can come to the Hall after 7.30  p.m. Mass the better and the less time it would take. Please note the change of day and time from that announced in last week’s bulletin. Will you give a hand ?

Saturday: Please remember Daniel McSherry & Holly Kennedy who are being married in the Church at 2.00 p.m.  May the Lord bless them with many years of happy married life.

Saturday: A special celebration after the Vigil Mass until whenever to which you are welcome. Numbers will be needed since a light buffet is going to be provided so, if you have not already done so, please collect a free ticket if you plan to come.   There will be some entertainment and if you want to provide some of it you will be very welcome to do so.  Contact Ben Malone if you decide to contribute. All very mysterious!

Next Saturday/ Sunday is kept as the World Communications Day. Pope Francis has asked that we use it to focus on our every day communication.  There is a letter from Archbishop Tartaglia on this theme available as you leave mass and there will be retiral collection at both masses next weekend for the work of the Catholic Media Office here in Scotland.

Diary Dates:

3rd June: St. Cuthbert’s Primary School Summer Fair from 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. All welcome to go along for all sorts of activities and fun. Full details are on the poster in the porch.

7th June: Final meeting for parents of children who will be celebrating their First Communion. It is in the Hall at 7.00 p.m.  Final details and information about the actual celebration will be given. Therefore it is important that each child should be represented.  The children do not need to be present.

11th June: Annual Pilgrimage to Dunfermline in honour of St. Margaret.  Pilgrims can arrive from 10.00 a.m. onwards to explore the historic sites associated with St Margaret. Guided tours will be available. A covered picnic area will also be available in the town’s Pittencrieff Park.  The procession of the saint’s relics through the streets of Dunfermline will start at 2.15 p.m. led by the Dunfermline District & Scottish Transport Regiment Pipe Band.  Mass will then be celebrated in St. Margaret’s Church at 3.00 p.m. with Archbishop Cushley as the main celebrant followed by individual/family blessings with the relic.

18th June: Celebration of First Holy Communion during the 10.00 a.m. Mass. Seats will be reserved for the children and their immediate family but after that it is on a first come first served basis.

18th June: Archdiocesan Lourdes day, beginning at 4.00 p.m. at the Archbishop’s House concluding after a procession to the St. Margaret’s Chapel in Gillis with Benediction and the Blessing of the Sick. More details are on the poster in the porch. All welcome.

With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.