Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (c)

Solemnity 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 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday.

By arrangement.


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

Sick: John McPartland, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan, Father Tony MacDonald,

Died: Veronica Hogg.

Anniv: Henry McCue, Betty Murphy, Paul MacFadyen.


Today is the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Readers please note that the readings are for the Feast Day.  There will be a retiral collection for the National Justice and Peace Commission.

There is also a letter from Bishop Nolan of Galloway writing in his capacity as Bishop President of the Justice and Peace Commission of Scotland. Please make sure you receive your copy as you leave Mass.

Today:  All Altar servers please come to the sacristy after Mass.

Today: The Collection basket at the Crib is for the Archbishop’s Care Fund which he uses to respond to the various appeals he receives.


Diary Dates:

10th January: First of Rites for the Children who are preparing for their First Reconciliation takes place during Mass. It is the giving of the Cross.

16th January: Following on his recent letter we have been told that there will be meeting of the cluster of St. Cuthbert’s, Our Lady’s, St. Joseph’s and St. John Ogilvie’s with Archbishop Cushley in St. Cuthbert’s Hall, at 11.00 a.m.  until 12.30 p.m.  All are welcome to this meeting to hear from the Archbishop his way forward for the restructuring of the Archdiocese.

Volunteers to help set up the Hall would be very welcome on Thursday 14th at 7.00 p.m.  Chairs need to be set up.  Volunteers are also needed to help serve tea and biscuits on the Saturday morning at the start of the meeting at 11.00 a.m.


Many many thanks and congratulations on raising the magnificent sum of £14700.00 for the Parish Projects’ Fund which is now closed. It is a tremendous achievement.  The money has been sent on to the beneficiaries and hopefully in the New Year representatives will come along to personally thank you for all your efforts.  In the New Year we will ask for suggestions for the next two year period.


‘Day by Day’ and ‘Living Faith booklets for January are now ready for collection and sale at the stall. If you have ordered one please collect it today.


A thank you letter has been received from Sister Aelred at St. Catharine’s Convent following on the collection of gifts during Advent. In it she says “ I would like to thank you very sincerely for your very generous donation of Christmas presents for our homeless guests at Christmas – it makes such a difference to know they are not forgotten. Without your help we would not be able to continue this work.  We pray especially for you and all our benefactors every day.”  The full letter is on the notice board in the porch.


With every best wish and New Year Blessing

To you, your families

And all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony.