7th Sunday of Easter (a)

7th 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 – Thursday)                               

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

Died: Frank Meffan, Winnie Keegan

Anniv: Valentine Chisholm, Maggie Kelly.


Today is kept as the World Communications Day. Pope Francis has asked that we use it to focus on our every day communication.  If you didn’t get your copy, there are still copies of  a letter from Archbishop Tartaglia on this theme available as you leave Mass and there will be retiral collection after both Masses for the work of the Catholic Media Office here in Scotland.

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 there is a letter and prayer card from Bishop Robson to mark the Day for Life in Scotland. This takes place on the Feast of the Visitation (Wednesday). A retiral collection will be taken up in the near future for this work. Please remember to collect your copy.

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. This is the last opportunity for this year.  Many thanks to all of you who brought flowers along and helped build up such a lovely display in honour of Our Lady.

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

Next Saturday: 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.


Diary Dates:

5th June: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council in the house at 7.00 p.m.

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.  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.