Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. (a)

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. (a)

Times of Mass and Confession:


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


9.00 a.m. (Monday – Wednesday)

7.00 p.m. (Thursday)


See below


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

Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Elizabeth Brown, Patricia Allison, Bridget Ferry, Helen Craig.

Died: Annie McCole, Derek Edgar.

Anniv: Anne Scott.


Sunday: The Coffee Morning in the Hall after Mass is being organized by the Noisy Nutters group this weekend. Why not pop round to try the bacon rolls etc, and meet fellow parishioners ?

Sunday: Stations of the Cross at 4.00 p.m. in the Church. Members of the local churches will be present also so I hope there will be a good number of St. Cuthbert’s people here to welcome them.

Monday: The traditional Penitential Service will take place at 7.00 p.m. There will be five or six priests available for individual confession and absolution as part of our Lenten journey towards Easter. All welcome

Tuesday:                      Mass of the Chrism in the Cathedral at 7.00 p.m.

(During this Mass the oils used throughout the year in the Church’s Liturgy are blessed and the priests of the Diocese renew their priestly promises. All welcome).


Thursday:                                    Holy Thursday.

No Mass on Thursday morning.

Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 p.m.

followed by watching at the Altar of Repose

until Night Prayer of the Church at 10.00 p.m.

A list is at the back of the Church for people to sign on for the watching at the Altar of Repose. There should always be a minimum of two people present.

Friday:                                          Good Friday.

(A Day of Fasting and Abstinence)

Solemn Liturgy                            3.00 p.m.

(Liturgy of the Word, Prayers of Intercession,

Veneration of the Cross and Distribution of Holy Communion)

Stations of the Cross & Veneration of the Cross               7.00 p.m.

Holy Communion is NOT distributed at this Service


Saturday:                                 Holy Saturday

               No Mass in the Morning.

Morning Prayer of the Church at 9.30 a.m.

(In accordance with the ancient tradition of the Church, confessions will not be heard today)

No 6.00 p.m. Vigil Mass in St. Cuthbert’s.


Vigil of the Resurrection and First Mass of Easter in St. Cuthbert’s at 8.30 p.m.

followed by refreshments in the hall to which all are welcome


Next Sunday:                           Easter Sunday.

                        10.00 a.m.        Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord.

Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass.


The Gift Aid Envelopes for the new tax year are available from the sacristy after Mass. These are for Parishioners who kindly Gift Aid their offering so that a tax reclaim can be made. Last tax years this came to £9034.11. They come into effect today. Old envelopes should no longer be used. Any remaining envelopes in your existing box should not be used and should be destroyed. If you are paying Tax, please consider gift aiding your offering. The envelopes for non-Gift Aid contributors are also available in the sacristy after Mass. These are the ones without labels on them.


The Stall has the new editions of ‘The Living Faith’ and ‘Day by Day’ for April. If you have ordered a copy please collect it as soon as possible.


With every best wish and Blessing

To you, your families

and those who are dear to you

Monsignor Tony.