7th Sunday of Easter (b)

7th  Sunday of Easter.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)

 10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


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., Monsignor Regan, Monsignor Rae, Father Tony MacDonald.

Died:  Barbara Simpson

Anniv: Ruth & Jim Brennan, Kevin Duffy, Mark Duffy, Margaret Duffy, Valentine Chisholm, Helen & Peter Crossan, .Michael Fallon


Today is the World day of Prayer for Communications. There will be a retiral collection to support the work of the Scottish National Communications Office. There is a Letter from Archbishop Tartaglia available after Mass giving more details.

Today marks the third weekend in May. 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.

Today: Some of the new rotas for Church Cleaning are still in the sacristy. Those involved please collect your copy today. Some of the groups need new members.  If you would like to offer your services or find out more about what is involved please contact Jean O’Rourke on 443.4651.

Today: Some of the new readers’ rotas are still awaiting collection from the sacristy after Mass. Please take your copy today.

Today: Please take a copy home of the notes from the recent Parish meeting about the re-structuring process initiated by Archbishop Cushley. If you wish, the reverse side provides an opportunity for you to complete a SWOT response to the proposed plan and return in due course. They will become part of any response being made to the Archbishop when he comes to meet the clusters in due course. There will be a box at the back of the Church should you wish to do so and it does not need to be signed. SWOT = Strengths; Weaknesses; Opportunities and Threats.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning after Mass will be organized by the Vocations group. All welcome in the Hall after Mass for bacon rolls etc.

The monthly 200 Club draw will take place as well.

Sunday: Afternoon tea will be served in the Church Hall from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. with the funds raised going to various Cancer charities. All welcome.

Next Sunday: There will be a rehearsal for the forthcoming Confirmation ceremony at 2.00 p.m. in the Church. All candidates and, if possible, their sponsors, should be present.


Diary Dates:

27th May: Archbishop Cushley will be administering the Sacrament of Confirmation to the children of St. Cuthbert’s, Our Lady’s and St. John Ogilvie’s at 7.00 p.m. in the Church. It will be his first official visit to St. Cuthbert’s so I hope there will be a good response from St. Cuthbert’s parishioners, first and foremost, to support the children as they take this important step on their journey of faith and then to meet the Archbishop informally in the Hall afterwards.

31st May: Sponsored Walk in aid of Parish Project Fund. Walkers will gather at the Hawes Inn in South Queensferry at 1.30 p.m. and walk along the coast returning to the Inn for recovery treatment. It is about six miles. Forms are available at the back of the Church. More details in due course but you can start collecting sponsors now please.

13th June: The first Open Forum meeting of the Catholic Education Commission will take place at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh.  The theme of the morning is: “Developing Catholic Teachers and School Leaders: to ensure the future of Scotland’s Catholic schools”.   Members of the Scottish Catholic community – parents, teachers, clergy – are invited to discuss issues such as: How are teachers being recruited, educated and supported to work in Catholic schools?

14th June: Celebration of First Communion during the 10.00 a.m. Mass for the children of St. Cuthbert’s

30th June – 4th July:  ‘Setting out on the Road’ – an introductory course on teaching Religious Education in Catholic schools, leading to an award of a certificate by the Scottish Catholic Education Service recognised by the Catholic Bishops of Scotland. Further details can be found on the notice board.


With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.