Feast of the Holy Family (a)

Feast of the Holy Family.  (a)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m.   (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

10.00 a.m. (Wednesday & Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday

By arrangement


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

Sick: John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan.

Anniversaries: Harry Duffy

Died:  Mrs. Spalding


Today: The new rota for Eucharistic Ministers is ready for collection in the sacristy.  Please collect your copy before Mass since it came into effect on the 21/22 December.

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.

Altar Servers, who have not already done so, please come to the sacristy after Mass to collect their gift from Santa.


Wednesday:               Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

                                             World Day of Prayer for Peace

                                                New Year’s Day

                                                Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Although today is not a Holy day of Obligation it is an appropriate day to come to Mass and ask God’s blessings on the New Year just begun.


Next Sunday is the Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord. It is kept, in Scotland, as a day of Prayer for Justice and Peace in the world.  A retiral collection for the work of Justice and Peace will be taken up.

The Church Stall has the new edition of Living Faith (January – March 2014) available at £1.40 per copy. Calendars are also available at half price

Thank you very much indeed for the many cards and gifts which I received over the Christmas period.  They are very much appreciated and will be put to good use.

This last Sunday of the year is also an opportunity for me to thank all those who, in so many different ways, keep St. Cuthbert’s working as a Parish.  Sometimes it is done in public and obvious, at other times, it is unobtrusive and behind the scenes. Sometimes it is frustrating, taken for granted and unappreciated. The support and encouragement and willingness of these parishioners, young and old, male and female, are an invaluable and essential support for me as Parish Priest.  In fact I would go further and say without them, the Parish could not continue to function and I know for certain that I could not.  As the parish evolves, there is always room for more to become involved and committed.  If you are not sure what you could do please ask.  I know that your offer will be welcomed.

Please note: The Catholic Papers last weekend were double issues.  There are no new editions for this weekend.  The cost was increased accordingly.


With every best wish and blessing to you,

your families

and all those who are dear to you

in the New Year of 2014

Monsignor Tony.