7th Sunday of the Year (a)

7th  Sunday of the Year.  (a)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m (Monday – Friday)

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, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Assunta Santangeli

Died: Catherine Taylor, Tony Anker, Raffaele Crolla, David Hamilton., Des Mohan..

Anniv: Amanda Somerville, Mary McIntyre, Robert Mochrie.


Today: A box (which I am not supposed to know about) is available at the back of the Church for contributions to M.C. Tony’s presentation which will take place during the Canon’s Ceilidh.

Today: The Archdiocesan Directory for 2014 has arrived.  It is on sale at the back of the Church, priced £2.  Please put the money in the basket beside the books and not in the paper money basket.

Sunday: ‘A Remembering Service’ for all those who have lost a child from the bginning of pregnancy onwards, will take place in St. John the Baptist’s Church at 5.00 p.m.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning after 10.00 a.m. Mass takes place in the Hall with the Ladies Group in charge. Why not pop round to the Hall for bacon rolls etc.

The 200 Club subscriptions for 2014 are now due.  If you are an existing member please put your money in an envelope with your number and name on it.  The subscription is £12.00 per annum.  If paying by cheque please make it payable to ‘St. Cuthbert’s Church.’  If you are a new member please put your name and ‘new member’ on the envelope.  There are three £10 prizes for ten months of the year and in June and December prizes of £200 and £50.  Many thanks for your support.

At this point in time there are 81 unallocated numbers so it not really a 200 club it is a 119 club. Of these, 11 existing members have not yet paid so this means if their number comes out they will not be paid. You have to be in it and paid up to be able to win !

Thursday: Meeting with parents of children who are preparing for First Reconciliation in the Hall at 7.00 p.m.  I hope every child will be represented.

Next Sunday: To mark the end of Catholic Education week, we will be joined by members of staff and pupils from St. Augustine’s High School and St. Cuthbert’s Primary School.  There will be a retiral collection to support the work of the Catholic Education Service in Scotland.


Diary Dates:

7th March: Annual World Day of Prayer Service in St. Michael’s Church of Scotland in  Slateford Road at 2.00 p.m.  All welcome.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

7th March:The Canon’s Ceilidh with live music led by Dave Vernon.  Tickets are on sale now, priced £7.00 and £3.00 (children) which includes Haggis & Neeps. Any profit will go to the Parish Project Fund. It is a Bring Your Own Bottle night.

7th March: Gospel Joy Lectures in Gillis.  This is the first of a weekly series at 7.00 p.m. each week. The speaker for the first session is Sister Helen Costigane SHCJ on ‘Freedom and Joy’.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

8th March:Young Adult Lenten Retreat for those aged 16 and over in St. John Vianney’s in Gilmerton. It is on the theme ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers.’ Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

4th – 11th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place.  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 contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 01732.886666 or email to info@tangney-tours.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.  Early booking is advised since there are limited places available especially in the Saint Frai centre


The Social Group would be glad to hear of any ideas you have for fundraising for the Parish Project or simply to bring parishioners together socially.  With this in mind there is a suggestion box for ideas for events at the back of the Church.  The important thing to remember is that the social group will assist or coordinate events but cannot be expected to run them.  Hopefully if you have an idea you will take on the planning and running of it with friends or parishioners.


Child Protection Mission Statement: In conformity with good practice, the Bishops of Scotland now remind you of the mission statement.  “The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone.  It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.  As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.”


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.