Solemnity of the Epiphany (c)

Solemnity of the Epiphany.  (c)

Times of Mass and Confession:

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

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

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, Margaret Christie

Died:  Father John Harding o.f.m. from St. Teresa’s, Craigmillar.

Today 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. There is also a letter from Bishop Moran, the Bishop-President, of the National Justice and Peace Commission.  Please make sure you collect a copy after Mass.

Sunday: The Tea/Coffee morning with bacon rolls etc resumes in the Hall after 10.00 a.m. Mass.  This week the Fair Trade Group is in charge.  All are welcome to go round after Mass.

Tuesday: Monthly Vocations Mass in St Joseph’s House (Little Sisters of the Poor) will take place at 7.30p.m.  Parking is available and refreshments will be served afterwards. All are welcome.

Thursday: The tea/coffee morning in the house resumes after 9.00 a.m. Mass.  All welcome.

Diary Dates:

15th January: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Councils of St. Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Hall.  All councillors please make every effort to attend.

4th February:  Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council of St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00 p.m. in the house.  All councillors please make every effort to attend.

A Letter of Thanks has been received from Sister Mary Aelred at St. Catharine’s Convent thanking you for the very generous gifts you gave during Advent.  In it she says, “I write to thank you very generous parishioners for the fantastic donations of Christmas Gifts.  We had a wonderful Christmas Dinner for all our homeless guests on 27th December and they were thrilled with all the gifts, so thanks again to you all. We continue to have a daily Morning Prayer Service with the Project Helpers during which we pray for all our generous benefactors.”   The full letter is on the notice board at the back of the Church. Well done to everyone.

 “Becoming Confident Catholics:”  In Lent 2013 there will be an  opportunity to share our faith in small groups using an  Archdiocesan Resource called Becoming Confident Catholics. This is a series of five sessions for Lent  (Yes, I know we are still in the Christmas season) but Lent begins on 13th February so in January there will be evening sessions available to train people who might be willing to lead small groups.

These sessions are taking place on the following dates and venues:

17th January in SS. John Cantius & Nicholas BROXBURN

21st January  in the Gillis Centre EDINBURGH

24th January  in St Francis Xavier’s FALKIRK

Sessions will begin promptly at 7pm and end at 8.30pm Registration is required for these sessions via Patricia Carroll at Gillis or’ Please let me know whether you intend going.

200 Club subscriptions for 2013 are now due.  It costs £1.00 per month but most people pay the lump sum annual special price of £12 for the year.  Each month apart from June and December there are three £10 prizes.  In June and December the prizes are £200 and £50.  If you wish to renew an existing membership, please put the appropriate amount in an envelope with your name and membership number on the outside.  If you are a new member please put the money in an envelope with your name and ‘new member’ on the outside.  The draws usually take place during the Tea/Coffee Morning in the Church Hall after Mass on the third Sunday of each month.

With every best wish and blessing

to you, your families and those

who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.