Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (c)

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  (c)

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:                        Saturdays – after 10.00 a.m. Mass

By arrangements at other times.

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

Sick: Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie

Died:  Kathleen Morrison.

Anniv: Pat Duffy, William McDonald, Mary Murray, Richard Gaughan.

Sunday: The Tea/Coffee morning with bacon rolls etc takes place in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass.  This week the Noisy Nutters Group is in charge.  All are welcome to go round after Mass.

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

Tuesday: ‘Making Sense of the Catholic Faith’ with Father Jack Mahoney S.J., a programme of 12 weekly talks and discussions on basic Christian and Catholic Belief in the Lauriston Jesuit Centre at 7.30 p.m.  This week the topic is ‘Making Sense of the Bible (1).  A fuller list of the topics for January is on the poster in the porch.

Thursday: The tea/coffee morning in the house takes place after 9.00 a.m. Mass.  All welcome.

Next Sunday: The Celebration of Children’s Liturgy resumes after the holiday break.  This is an opportunity for children from P1 – P7 to come together and celebrate the opening prayers and readings of the Mass in a way which is appropriate to their level of understanding.

Diary Dates:

21st January: To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, the Lauriston Jesuit Centre is hosting an evening with Jean Paul Samputu, cultural ambassador for Rwanda and a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda.  It takes place at 7.30 p.m. and fuller details are on the poster in the porch.

23rd January: Meeting of parents of children who are preparing for Confirmation and First Communion.  It is at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall. The main purpose will be to prepare for this liturgy of the next Sunday celebration.  The children need not be present.

27th January: ‘Do This In Memory of Me’ celebration for children who are preparing for Confirmation and First Communion during 10.00 a.m. Mass

30th January: Vatican II – Fifty Golden Years Part 3 – a series of four lectures exploring the identity of the Church in the Lauriston Jesuit Centre.  The first session is on Religious Life and begins at 7.30 p.m..  A full outline of the series along with the various speakers is on the notice board in the porch.

4th February:  Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council of St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00 p.m. in the house.  All councillors please make every effort to attend.

Over the next few weeks, we will begin again convening meetings of those who were kind enough to show an interest volunteering for one or more of the various groups within the Parish through the Parish Census return. You will be contacted directly if possible but in case we don’t have an email address you will need to keep an eye on the bulletin.  The next phase will include youth, sacristy, pastoral care, hall management and the spiritual life of the parish. This will be followed by the liturgical and the musical life of the Parish.

200 Club subscriptions for 2013 are now due.  It costs £1.00 per month but most people pay the lump sum annual discounted special price of £12 for the year.  Each month apart from June and December there are three £10 prizes.  In June and December the prizes are £200 and £50.  If you wish to renew an existing membership, please put the appropriate amount in an envelope with your name and membership number on the outside.  If you are a new member please put the money in an envelope with your name and ‘new member’ on the outside.  The draws usually take place during the Tea/Coffee Morning in the Church Hall after Mass on the third Sunday of each month.

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.