Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection (a)

Easter Sunday of the  Resurrection of the Lord.   (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, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Assunta Santangeli

Anniv: Philip Ross

Died:  Mary McPheely, Maureen Knowles, Bertha Jones.


Today: Altar Servers please come to the Sacristy after Mass.

Sunday: Refreshments available in the Hall after Mass.  All welcome.

Thursday: A Safeguarding Awareness training session for parish volunteers working with children or vulnerable groups will take place in Gillis from 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.  All involved in these areas please make every effort to attend.  If you are not sure if you need to go please ask either Mairi or myself for clarification.

Saturday: Join the Stand Up for Life Pro Life chain from 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. in Lothian Road in front of the Usher Hall. The Rosary will be led by Archbishop Cushley in the Sacred Heart Church at 10.00 a.m. Fuller details on the poster in the Porch.


Diary Dates:

29th April: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. in the Church House.  All councillors please make every effort to attend.

30th April: Meeting for parents of P4 children preparing for Confirmation and First Communion at 7.00 p.m. in the Hall

4th May: Next Fresh Start food collection will take place. There are copies of the lists available at the back of the Church indicating what they need.


The recent Rich Man Poor Man meal raised a combined total of £177 for the Parish Projects Fund.  It was an interesting and enjoyable evening.  Many thanks to all who worked to bring it about and those who supported it.


Parish Project Fund Raiser: The Best Decorated Easter Egg:  There will be three age groups – 5 and under; 6-11; 12 and over.  Judging will take place in the hall after Mass on Easter Sunday with a prize for each age group – 75p per entry.


Copies of Living Faith for  April – June are now available at the stall price £1.40.


Many thanks indeed to all who have made such great efforts to attend the Lenten, Holy Week and Easter Masses and services.  Your efforts are much appreciated especially in spite of  the inclement weather.

My grateful thanks go to all who have been involved in any way in helping us along the Lenten Journey and now to the celebration of the Resurrection.  Many people have given of their time and talents to help in all sorts of ways.  Their help is very much appreciated since, without their efforts, our liturgies would be the poorer.  The Servers, Musicians, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Passkeepers have all played their part.  Behind the scenes are the church cleaners, the flower arrangers, typist, sacristans, and those who look after us in the Hall after the Easter Masses.  All this work is done in addition to home and family responsibilities.  A very big thank you is due to every one of them for their efforts. Thank you also for the Easter cards and gifts.  They are much appreciated.


With every best wish and Easter blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.