Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord (c)

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


Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)


After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday


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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Father Tony MacDonald, Wullie Gray.

Anniv: Anne McHardy.


Today we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord on this Easter Sunday.

You are welcome to the hall after Mass for refreshments to celebrate Easter with your fellow parishioners before you head off to your family celebrations.

Today many congratulations to Carol, Veronica and Murray who became full members of the Church in the course of the Easter Vigil. Please keep them in your prayers as they move on on their journey of faith,

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

Today: The new boxes of Gift Aid Envelopes are available in the sacristy after Mass. They come into effect on 10th April after which all existing envelopes should be destroyed.  There are sets also for those who use standing orders to make their contribution.  Non gift aid envelopes will be available from next weekend. Please don’t leave it until the last minute to collect your set.


Diary Dates:

4th April: Joint meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s in the house at St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00 p.m.

16th April: Family Ceilidh in St. Cuthbert’s Hall to help raise funds towards the cost of the young people from Our Lady’s who are travelling to Lourdes in the summer to work as volunteers with the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage. Tickets will be on sale after Mass, next Sunday, priced £4.00 for adults. Children (up to 16) go free. It is a BYOB night.

20th – 21st May: St. Joseph’s Sighthill are hosting the Choir of Notre Dame University from America. Part of their schedule includes a workshop on music for use at Mass.  If you are interested in attending this you need to pre register by 31st March at douglasbruce@blueyonder.co.uk.  Fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

8th – 15th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, 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.


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.

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.


Hope you remembered to change your clocks this weekend. They need to go forward one hour to mark the start of British Summer time.  Honest it is now officially summer !


With every best wish and Easter blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.