22nd Sunday of the Year. (b)
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 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday.
Other times by arrangement.
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: Caroline McNeish Patricia Allison, Elizabeth Brown.
Died: Willie Hamilton.
Anniv: Nan Layton, Barbara Turner.
Today: The new readers’ rota is ready for collection from the sacristy. Please take your copy today since it comes into effect this weekend.
Today: Please continue to pray, in particular, for the parishioners of St. Mary’s Ratho who are losing both their Church and their Parish as they become part of Our Lady’s.
Sunday: The coffee mornings after Mass will resume with the Fair Trade group in charge. Why not go round to the Hall after Mass.
Sunday: National Pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of St. John Ogilvie with Mass at 3.00 p.m. at which Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow will be the main celebrant and Bishop Robson of Dunkeld will be the preacher. All welcome.
Monday: Meeting of St. Cuthbert’s Parish Pastoral Council at 7.00 p.m. All members please make every effort to attend this important meeting.
Friday: The children from the school will be present for the 9.30 a.m. Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Cuthbert, our Parish patron. Why not come along and join them in prayer and thanksgiving. (The actual Feast is 4th September)
Saturday: Archbishop Cushley will be celebrating the 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s, Ratho. This marks the Decree he has issued coming into effect. All welcome to attend this Mass especially if you have some connection with the Parish.
Next Sunday: Annual Pilgrimage to pray for the Canonisation of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair. This year it has been suggested that we have a sponsored walk along the canal to arrive in time for the time of prayer and the showing of a film about the Venerable Margaret. It is approximately 3½ miles and takes about 1½ hours gathering at Dominoes and from there along the Canal Path or going straight in along Slateford Road, Fountainbridge, Bread Street, Grassmarket, Cowgate. The day there begins at 2.00 p.m., with time for prayer, then the showing of a new 30 minute film on the Venerable Margaret, and finishes with Mass at 4.30 p.m. You can drop in for as much or as little of the time at the Church.
Sponsor forms are still available after Mass if you are interested in taking part and raising funds for the Parish Project. Please also sign on the sheet to let us know you have taken one so we know how many people to expect. If you want to meet us there and go in on the bus, that is fine also. Maybe get people to sponsor you by the number of bus stops between Dominoes and St. Patrick’s.
11th September: There will be a meeting for the parents of children from P3 and upwards who are eligible to make their First Reconciliation in 2019. It will be at 6.30 p.m. in the Church. It is important that each child is represented at this meeting. The chuldren do not need to be present. This invitation applies to children who are not at St. Cuthbert’s Primary School.
11th September: There will be a meeting for the parents of children from P4 and upwards who are eligible to make their First Communion in 2019. It will be at 7.30 p.m. in the Church. It is important that each child is represented at this meeting. The children do not need to be present. This invitation applies to children who are not at St. Cuthbert’s Primary School.
15th September: ‘A Day for Children’s Liturgy Leaders at the Gillis Centre from 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. If you are involved and are interested in going, Janice has some fliers and there are also some in the sacristy. Booking is required.
18th September: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. in Our lady’s. All councillors please make every effort to be present at this important meeting.
20th September:Meeting of Parish Finance and Fabric Committee in the house at 7.00 p.m.
5th – 7th October: The Beginning Experience’ will be hosting a weekend for those who have lost a loved one through separation, divorce or death. Fuller details are on the poster in the porch but you do need to book.
6th October: A Day Conference on the theme ‘The Role of the Laity in the Church Today.’ Full details of the programme for the day and details of the key note speakers are on the poster at the back of the Church and also on the fliers available as you leave Mass. Registration is needed if you wish to attend and details of this are on the flier.
The current total for the Parish Project Fund is £6423.19. Once the fund raising is finished at the end of the year this will be split between the Aid to the Church in Need project in North East Nigeria and Street work here in Edinburgh.
The Stall has the new edition of the ‘Day by Day’ booklets available. If you have them on order please collect your copy as soon as possible.
With every best wish and blessing
to you, your families and those
who are dear to you
In this week of the Feast of St. Cuthbert (4th September)
Let us ask God’s blessing on the people of our Parish that they continue to grow in love of God and each other.
Let us also remember the priests and people of the Parish who served the parish so faithfully and have died and gone to their eternal reward.
May they rest in peace.
St. Cuthbert, pray for us and them.