Solemnity of Christ the King (b)

Solemnity of Christ the King.  (b)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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

Weekday:                             9.00 a.m. (Monday – Thursday)

9.30 a.m. (Friday, with school children present)

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, Owen Docherty.

Anniv: Domenico Riccio, Frank Wight,

Today there will be a retiral collection after both Masses for the Pastoral Formation Fund, a fund which goes towards meeting the costs of some of the work done at Gillis.

Sunday: The normal Coffee morning resumes in the Hall after Mass with the ladies group in charge

The monthly 200 Club draw will also take place.

Sunday: The annual November Mass for the repose of the souls of all deceased parishioners, friends and families will take place at 3.00 p.m. in the Church.  All are welcome to come and take part and please feel free to invite relatives and friends of parishioners who have died who may live in other parishes.

Sunday: There will be a Youth for Lourdes Meeting held at 3pm in St. Kentigern’s Church Hall, Barnton, Edinburgh. The meeting is open to all those who are interested in finding out about next year’s pilgrimage which is from the 5th – 12th July.  The Youth for Lourdes team provide vital support and help on the Pilgrimage. Please come along, whether you have travelled with them before or are completely new. You would be most welcome! For further information, contact Kris Thomas on 07747867003 or email

Wednesday: The Heritage and Arts Commission annual Gillis lecture will be delivered by Professor Ian Campbell on the subject “Planning for Pilgrims: St. Andrews as the second Rome.”  Professor Campbell holds the chair of Architectural History and Theology at Edinburgh University.  Admission is free at the Gillis Centre and it begins at 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m.   All welcome.

Thursday: Coffee/tea will available in the house after 9.00 a.m. Mass.  All welcome.

Thursday: Meeting with parents of children in P3 who are eligible to make their First Confession in the current school year.  It is at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall.

Friday: Mass to mark the Feast of St. Andrew will be celebrated in the Cathedral by Cardinal O’Brien at 12.45 p.m.  All welcome.

Saturday: St. Cuthbert’s School Christmas Fair is taking place in the school from 11.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.  All welcome to go along and support this important fundraiser in the life of the school.

Saturday:  60’s and 70’s Disco in the Hall from 7.30 p.m. – midnight.  It is taking place but there are still tickets on sale after Mass for this event which will draw to a close the fund raising for the Parish project.  Remember it will be a B.Y.O.B and a B.Y.O.F. night.

Next Saturday/Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season.  As in past years, we will collect for two charities.  The first two weekends we will be collecting gifts for the children of prisoners in Saughton Prison.  These are gifts for children up to the age of 12 and, if possible, should be clearly marked with the age and sex of the child.  Often children of prisoners suffer as a result of their mother or father being in prison at this time.

Lists will be at the back of the Church for readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Passkeepers and volunteers to assist at the social events in the Hall after the Christmas Masses, to indicate their availability over the Christmas and New Year period.

Next Sunday: Nativity Carol Concert to mark the opening of the Advent Season and the Blessing of the Crib in St. Andrew Square Gardens at 4.00 p.m.  All welcome to go along and take part.

The Stall has the new edition of Living Faith, covering October – December, priced £1.40 available along with Catholic diaries for 2013.  It also has Advent Candles and Calendars for sale as well as 2013 catholic diaries and unique St. Cuthbert’s pens. Why not pay a visit.

Many thanks to all who supported and all who worked so hard at the Sale last Sunday.  So far the total raised is £1373.87. Some money is still trickling in so this will increase. Some raffle prizes remain unclaimed since there were no names on the tickets.  These are in the sacristy if you can prove you bought the ticket strip involved. The ticket numbers are 81,166, 171, 176, 276, 366 and 401.  If they are not claimed these prizes will be used at a future raffle. To date, the total amount collected for the Parish Project is £3545.63, a tremendous effort.  The final date for contributions is Sunday December 2nd so that the money can be forwarded before the end of the year.

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.