Tel. 443.1317. St. Cuthbert’s.
Diocesan Office: 623.8900
Third Sunday of Advent (b)
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
Other times by arrangement.
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: Sally McDermott, Catherine Wilson, Patricia Mechan, John McPartland, Henry Livingstone, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Molly Weir, Eileen Kennedy
Anniv: Joseph O’Neill Snr.
Died: Bridget Gaughan. George Wight
Advent Devotions: These will take the form of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction for one hour from the end of Mass on a Sunday. Hopefully some people will stay on, others might go round to the Hall for a roll and then come back or whatever. It is an opportunity to take time to prepare in a prayerful way for the coming Feast.
The Liturgy for this Third Sunday of Advent picks up on the opening prayer of the Mass where we are encouraged ‘to solemn worship and glad rejoicing.’ We are invited in other words to rejoice as we wait in hope for the coming of Christ. Isaiah, in the first reading reminds us that every year is a year of favour from the Lord – of healing, justice and salvation. Paul too, in the second reading, calls to constant rejoicing, unceasing prayer and integrity of life as we prepare for the Lord’s coming and finally, in the Gospel, John the Baptist reminds us that the One whose coming we long for is already in our midst if we have eyes to see. Do we ?
Today: We will be collecting gifts for the homeless here in Edinburgh and the gifts will be distributed through the St. Catharine’s Convent homeless project.
Sunday: The Coffee Morning takes place after Mass with the Noisy Nutters in charge. All welcome in the hall for bacon rolls, teas etc.
Tuesday: Penitential Service with opportunity of individual confession and absolution prior to Christmas in Our Lady’s, Currie at 7.00 p.m. There will be four priests available for confession.
19th December: Penitential Service with opportunity of individual confession and absolution prior to Christmas in St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00 p.m. There will be four priests available for confession.
20th December: The annual St. Augustine’s High School Carol Service will take place in St. John’s Corstorphine at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome to go along.
Saturday 24th December: Christmas Eve.
Service of Readings and Carols at 8.30 p.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy.
Service of Readings and Carols at 11.30 p.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas at Midnight. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy. Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
Please note there will be no 6.00 p.m. Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve in St. Cuthbert’s.
Sunday 25th December: The Nativity of Our Lord.
Mass at 10.00 a.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
Mass at 11.30 a.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
28th December: Mass to mark the Feast of the Holy Innocents, celebrated by Cardinal O’Brien, at 12 noon in St. David’s Dalkeith. All welcome.
The Stall has the new edition of ‘Living Faith’ covering January – March 2012 available. Please note the publishers have put the price up to £1.40 which is still very good value. Advent Candles and Peace candles, Advent Calendars and 2012 Calendars available. Christmas Cards and candles are now available as well.
A very big thank you is due to all who have been collecting loose copper and silver coins. As a result £200 has been raised for the Parish Project. Collecting will begin again in the New Year.
The Archdiocesan Directory for 2012 has arrived. It is on sale at the back of the Church, priced £2.00. Please put the money in the basket beside them.