Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. (c)
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 Saturdays
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: Caroline McNeish, Patricia Allison, Elizabeth Brown.
Died: Pat Marin, Marina La Greca, Grace Turnbull, Sadie Mazzolini, Josephine O’Brien.
Anniv: Betty Murphy, Eva Pedrosa, May Marandola, Catherine Currie.
Today is the Feast of the Epiphany and is marked in Scotland as a day of prayer for Justice and Peace. There will be a retiral collection after both Masses to support the work of the National Commission. There is also a letter from Bishop Nolan, President of the national Justice and Peace Commission. Please make sure you receive a copy as you leave Mass.
Today: Please note that there is a basket at the crib for donations to the Archdiocesan Care Fund, a fund which the Archbishop uses to respond to various appeals for assistance he receives throughout the year.
Next Sunday: The Children’s Liturgy resumes during the 10.00 a.m. Mass after the holiday break. There will be a meeting in the Hall after Mass for all leaders involved in this key role in the life of the Parish.
19th January: Pax Christi Scotland for our Archdiocese will be introduced at an event in Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh by Bruce Kent. Full details of the day and how to register are on the fliers at the back of the Church. Please help yourself.
The 200 Club subscriptions are now due for 2019. 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.
A Letter of thanks has been received from Sister Aelred at St. Catharine’s Convent following on the gifts collected during Advent. In it she says she wishes to thank you “for the wonderful consignment of Christmas presents sent for our guests at the Homeless Project. It means a lot to us here to have such support from you in our work with the city’s homeless population who seem to be constantly on the increase.” The full text of the letter is pinned on the notice board at the back of the Church.
Please remember, if you are planning to get married either in St. Cuthbert’s, Our Lady’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.
Safeguarding 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.
With every best wish and New Year Blessing
To you, your families
and those who are dear to you