Feast of the Holy Family (b)

Feast of the Holy Family.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m. (Monday,Wednesday, Friday)

n.b.                                        No Mass or Service in St. Cuthbert’s on Tuesday morning.

                                               10.00 a.m (Thursday – see below)

10.00 a.m. (Saturday)

Confessions:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturdays or by arrangement


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

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

Died: Thomas Munro,  Elizabeth Humphreys.

Anniv: Harry Duffy, Tania Cantle, Ronnie Fraser, Susan McGowan.


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.

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

Today: The Archdiocesan Directory for 2015 is on sale at the back of the Church, priced £2.00.  Please put the money in the basket beside the Directories and not in the paper money basket.

Wednesday: Please remember John Cox and Tracy McAdam who are being married in the Church at 2.00 p.m.  May the Lord bless them all the days of their married life together.

Wednesday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, finishing with Benediction from 7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. to thank God for the blessings of 2014, to pray for courage and strength to cope with the difficulties that have been faced and to pray for God to watch over us all as we move in to 2015.


Thursday:                  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.

Diary Dates:

18th January:   Mass for Migrants and Refugees at 3.00 p.m. in the Cathedral, celebrated by Archbishop Cushley, to celebrate the contribution of migrants and refugees to our archdiocese, on the Church’s annual World Day for Migrants and Refugees. This year Pope Francis’ theme is: Church without frontiers, Mother to all.’

All are very welcome. If you would like to be involved, or to attend the reception afterwards, please email miriam.mchardy@staned.org.uk for further information.

27th January: An information evening on an initiative called ‘Safe Families for Children’ is being held in the Hall from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help in this initiative which is being launched in Wester Hailes. It aims to provide some degree of support for children whose parents are facing a difficult time. More information is available from Alan Gray the coordinator on 603.8430 or by email at alangray@safefamiliesforchildren.com. Fuller details are also on the poster in the porch.

21st February: This may seem a long way off but it is hoped to hold a Race Night to add funds to the Parish Project Fund. The first stage will be to get ‘horse owners’ and lists will be available very soon to give the opportunity to become an owner. More details will be given in due course but keep the date free and come along.

10th – 17th 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.  Early booking is advised since there are limited places available especially in the Saint Frai centre


The Stall still has some Christmas Cards and Candles available for sale. The new edition of ‘Living Faith’ and ‘Day by Day’ is also available.


With every best wish and  Christmas

blessing to you,

your families and

all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony