Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (a)
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. (a)
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 Saturday morning.
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Elizabeth Brown, Patricia Allison, Bridget Ferry, Arthur Fitzgerald.
Anniv: Henry McCue, Betty Murphy,
Died: Thomas Gorman, Christina Costa, Vera Freyne.
Today: The Archdiocesan Directory for 2017 is on sale at the back of the Church, priced £2.50. Please put the money in the basket beside the Directories.
Next Sunday, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, is kept in Scotland as the Day of Prayer for Justice and Peace. There is a letter from Bishop Nolan, the Bishop of Galloway and President of the National Justice and Peace Commission. There will also be a retiral collection for the work National Justice and Peace Commission after Mass – a sure sign the holiday season is over.
The money collected in the basket beside the crib goes to the Archbishop’s Care Fund, a fund which he uses to respond to the many requests he receives for financial assistance.
The 200 Club subscriptions are now due for 2017. 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
Day by Day and Living Faith booklets for January are now available from the stall. Please collect your copy if you have ordered one as soon as possible.
A Letter of Thanks has been received from Father Vincent Lockhart, the National Director of Missio Scotland, in which he expresses his thanks for the collection of £998.6p from Mission Sunday. He adds “Please pass on our thanks and the gratitude of those who will benefit such as Sister Placida McCann and the Kericho Project in Kenya.”
The full letter is on the notice board in the porch.
A second letter has been received from Sister Aelred at St. Catharine’s in which she thanks you for what she calls ‘The fantastic consignments of gifts delivered to the homeless project. It means so much to us here to have so much support from you in our work with the city’s homeless population who seem to be constantly on the increase. The full letter is on the notice board at the back of the Church.”.
Please remember, if you are planning to get married either in St. Cuthbert’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.
Child Protection 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.”
Readers please note that the readings for next Saturday/Sunday come from the Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany.
With every best wish
and Blessing for the New Year of 2017
To you, your families and those who are dear to you