6th week of the year. (b)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
No Mass or Service on Monday or Tuesday
9.00 a.m. (Wednesday)
7.30 p.m. (Wednesday)
9.00 a.m. (Thursday and Friday)
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, Margaret Bowen, Biddy Bonner, Nora Wood, Eddie Mulligan.
Anniv: Michael McGowan, Pat Bruce, Agnes Murphy.
Died: John McCarron, David Mercer, Cliff Binning.
Sunday: The Coffee morning takes place in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Noisy Nutters group in charge. All welcome.
Wednesday: 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 7.30 p.m.
Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.
Masses in Our Lady’s, Currie
10.00 a.m. &.7.00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes at 3.00 p.m. in the Church. All welcome. Refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards.
Next Sunday: A Remembering Service 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 time in quiet surroundings to fully recognise their loss and help with healing in St. John the Baptist Church, 37 St. Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine at 5.00 p.m.
19th February: The first in a series of Lenten Reflections at the Lauriston Centre. This one is on the theme “Who Is My Neighbour? Their Story is Our Story – Immigrants in the Bible” and will be led by the renowned Scripture Scholar, Father Nicholas King S.J. He will be reflecting at what the Bible teaches about looking after foreigners and the marginalised: turning refugees into friends made in God’s image and likeness; the traps to avoid, the secret of getting it right. It begins at 7.30 p.m.
21st February: Safeguarding Training Level 1: a training session will take place in Our Lady’s Church Hall at 7.00p.m. All newly approved volunteers are required to attend Level 1 training and some of you did it at St. Cuthbert’s last year. There are some who could not make that session so must now come to a session. Other volunteers are very welcome to attend. The implications of not taking part in a training session are serious in that it means you would not be able to carry out the work for which you have volunteered. If you cannot manage this one there are other opportunities through February, (10th February at the Cathedral Hall from 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. or 20th February from 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.) If in doubt please ask.
21st February: The Justice & Peace Group at St. John Ogilvie’s has organised an hour of Prayer for Peace in St. John Ogilvie’s. All are welcome to go along.
6th – 13th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, will take place. 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the apparitions. 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 find information at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com. You can also contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 0131.564.0644 or 0800.917.357) ) or email to email@example.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.
Emergency Cover: I will be attending the meeting of European Pilgrimage Directors in Lourdes from Thursday of this week until Tuesday 13th February. In the event of an emergency please contact Father Tom on 449.2372 or Father Tony Quinlan (St. John Ogilvie’s) on 453.5035 who have kindly agreed to provide cover.
My thanks go to them and to those parishioners who will be looking after the Church and house in my absence. I will be remembering all of you and your intentions in my prayers at the Grotto in Lourdes.
With every best wish and Blessing
To you, your families
and those who are dear to you,