Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection (b)

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. (b)


Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)

No Mass or service on Thursday.

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


Confessions:                 After Mass on Saturday morning.


Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Elizabeth Brown, Patricia Allison, Bridget Ferry, Margaret Bowen, Biddy Bonner, Nora Wood, Eddie Mulligan.

Anniv: Eileen Craig.

Died:   Brenda Hill, Beth McMullan, Trudi Bolland.


The Funeral Arragements for Cardinal O’Brien are that the Funeral Mass will be on 5th April in St Michael’s Church, Westmorland Road, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7RE at 1.00 p.m. and his burial will be on 6th April at 1.00 p.m. in Mount Vernon. May he rest in peace.


Next Saturday/Sunday: The next Parish Project Bonus Ball numbers will be on sale It will cost £1.00 with the chance of winning £30.00. £29.00 will go to the Parish Project Fund. The bonus ball at the draw of 21st April will be the winning number this time. Pick your number, sign up and pay at the end of Mass.


Diary Dates:

9th April: Meeting of Parish Pastoral Council in the house at 7.00 p.m.

11th April: Meeting in Church Hall of the St. Cuthbert’s/Our Lady’s Men’s group at 7.00 p.m. It will be a planning meeting to try and arrange a couple of events in May/June.

13th April: Youth for Lourdes are presenting a ‘Sing-along Sister Act in St. Kentigern’s Hall from 7.00 p.m. until late. Full details are on a poster in the porch about tickets etc. This is to help meet the costs of young people travelling to Lourdes on the Diocesan Pilgrimage as helpers.

19th April: Month’s Mind Mass for Cardinal O’Brien in the Cathedral at 12.45 p.m.

12th May: Afternoon Tea Dance organised by the Social Group in Our Lady’s, Currie in aid of the Parish Project Fund. It is in the Gibson Craig Hall in Cn Currie from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Tickets, on sale soon, priced £5.00 including the tea.


New Envelopes for Gift Aid Donors: Envelopes are now available from the Sacristy for use from 8 April i.e. next Sunday  Housekeeping has been done on the records, so some donors will now have a different number; to avoid any confusion please destroy any remaining old envelopes once the new tax year begins.

The envelopes for non-Gift Aid contributors are also now available in the sacristy after Mass. These are the ones without labels on them.

This is the last Sunday for using the current envelopes. Please do not use them from now on.


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 those who are dear to you,

Monsignor Tony.