Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (c)

Feast of the Baptism 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 Mass on Saturdays

By arrangement.


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

Sick: Caroline McNeish, Patricia Allison, Elizabeth Brown.

Died: Alice Allan.

Anniv: Lilian (Pat) Duffy, Richard Gaughan, Mary Murray.


Today marks the end of the Christmas Season in the Liturgical Year. From Monday the readings at Mass are from Week 1, Year 1 for weekdays and next Sunday will be the 2nd Sunday of the Year (c).  The crib and other Christmas decorations will be taken down after Mass on Sunday

Today: The collection basket at the crib is for the Archbishop’s Care Fund, a fund which is used to respond to various requests he receives for financial assistance. This will be the last opportunity to contribute.

Sunday: The Children’s Liturgy resumes during the 10.00 a.m. Mass after the holiday break. There will be a meeting in the Hall after Mass for all leaders involved in this key role in the life of the Parish.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning takes place in the Hall after Mass with the Noisy Nutters group in charge. All welcome in the Hall after Mass.

Saturday: Pax Christi Scotland for our Archdiocese will be introduced at an event in Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh by Bruce Kent. Full details of the day and how to register are on the fliers at the back of the Church.  Please help yourself.

Diary Dates:

9th February: Youth Group Information Day: There will be an information day for parishes on how to both set-up and sustain a flourishing youth group at the Gillis Centre from 11.30 a.m.to 4.00 p.m. The day will consist of presentations and information sharing by experienced youth leaders and will conclude with Mass at 3.00 p.m. To book a place, contact Christine Clark: catecheticscommissionbooking@gmail.com.  If anyone is interested in going to represent the Parish please let me know.

16th February: Grief to Grace is an apostolate which aims to bring healing and peace to those affected by sexual abuse. The Archbishop has invited Father Dominic Allain, International Pastoral Director of “Grief to Grace”, to give formation days for priests and for lay people of the Archdiocese in Edinburgh during February 2019. For more information on Grief to Grace go to https://www.grieftograceuk.org./. The day for lay people is at the Gillis Centre, 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. The day is entitled: “Grief to Grace – the Effects and Treatment of Sexual Abuse.” To register go to https://grief-to-grace-tickets.eventbrite.co.uk. Entry is free.

23rd February: Day for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: There will be a day of study and reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at the Gillis Centre, Edinburgh. Registration 11.00 a.m. followed by a talk plus Q&A with Father John Deighan. The day concludes with a Holy Hour and Confessions ending at 3:30pm. To book a place, please contact Anne Lamond: catecheticscommissionbooking@gmail.com.


The 200 Club subscriptions are now due for 2019. If you are an existing member please put your money in an envelope with your name and number clearly marked on the outside. If you would like to join, and we do need some new members, please put your name and ‘new member’ on an envelope and a number will be allocated to you.  It costs £12 per year.  Prizes are 3 £10 prizes for ten months and in June and December prizes of £200 and £50 each month. If you are paying by cheque please make your cheque payable to St. Cuthbert’s Church.


Please remember, if you are planning to get married either in St. Cuthbert’s, Our Lady’s or if you live in the parish here but wish to be married elsewhere, a minimum period of six months notice must be given to enable proper preparation and completion of necessary documentation.  If you have not booked your wedding for this year it is essential you contact me a soon as possible.


Safeguarding Mission Statement: In conformity with good practice, the Bishops of Scotland remind you of the Mission Statement. “The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone.  It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.  As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.”


With every best wish and New Year Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.