The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (b)

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  (b)

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:                        After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturdays or 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, Assunta Santangeli, Madison Mulligan

Anniv: Pat Duffy


Today marks the end of the Christmas Season in the Liturgical Year.  From tomorrow the readings at Mass are from Week 1, Year 1 for weekdays and next Sunday will be the 2nd Sunday of the Year (b).  The crib and other Christmas decorations will be taken down after Mass on Sunday

Today: The collection basket at the crib is for the Archbishop’s Care Fund, a fund which is used to respond to various requests he receives for financial assistance. This will be the last opportunity to contribute.

Today: Altar Servers, who have not already done so, please come to the sacristy after Mass to collect their gift from Santa.

Tuesday: The Monthly Mass for Vocations will take place in the Little Sisters of the Poor at 7.30 p.m.  All welcome.  Car parking is available.  Refreshments served after Mass.

Sunday: The Coffee Morning resumes after 10.00 a.m. in the Hall with teas, coffees, bacon rolls etc on sale. The Noisy Nutters ladies will be in charge of it this weekend.

Next Sunday: The first monthly draw of the 200 Club will take place.  The Subscriptions for 2015 are now due.  If you are an existing member please put your money in an envelope with your number and name on it.  The subscription is £12.00 per annum.  If paying by cheque please make it payable to ‘St. Cuthbert’s Church.’  If you are a new member please put your name and ‘new member’ on the envelope.  There are three £10 prizes for ten months of the year and in June and December prizes of £200 and £50.  Many thanks for your support.

At this point it is not really a 200 Club since there are many unallocated numbers due to various circumstances. We need to keep numbers up if the prizes are to remain at the existing level.


Diary Dates:

18th January:   Mass for Migrants and Refugees at 3.00 p.m. in the Cathedral, celebrated by Archbishop Cushley, to celebrate the contribution of migrants and refugees to our archdiocese, on the Church’s annual World Day for Migrants and Refugees. This year Pope Francis’ theme is: Church without frontiers, Mother to all.’

All are very welcome. If you would like to be involved, or to attend the reception afterwards, please email for further information.

27th January: An information evening on an initiative called ‘Safe Families for Children’ is being held in the Hall from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to help in this initiative which is being launched in Wester Hailes. It aims to provide some degree of support for children whose parents are facing a difficult time.  More information is available from Alan Gray the coordinator on 603.8430 or by email at  Fuller details are also on the poster in the porch.

27th January:  The Sacred Heart Justice and Peace group will lead a reflection at 7.30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart entitled ‘Keep the Memory Alive.’  Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year as this date marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It’s a time for everyone to pause and remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On this day we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.

30th January: Get your Ceilidh shoes ready for a fund raiser organized by 4 young people from Our Lady’s going to Lourdes to help. It will take place in St. Cuthbert’s Hall from 7.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale after Mass priced £5.00 for adults or £3.00 for children.  There is also a family ticket available covering 2 adults and up to 4 children for £15.00. Please come along, support their efforts and also get rid of some of the Christmas and New Year excesses.

21st February: The Race Night to add funds to the Parish Project Fund will take place..  The first stage will be to get ‘horse owners’ and lists will be available after Mass to give you the opportunity to become an owner. To become an owner costs £5.00 and gives you the chance of being a prize winner if your horse wins. You can also choose the name of your horse !  It is a B.Y.O.B and Nibbles night. In due course we will be looking for race sponsors but more information on that will be available in due course.

10th – 17th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, will take place.  Booking is now open and I have some forms and information if you are interested. I have a limited supply in the sacristy. You can also contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 01732.886666 or email to  Booking for the Saint-Frai Centre must be done through the Hospital Booking Secretary, 61 Hailes Gardens, Edinburgh EH13 0JN – Tel 0131.441.1939.  Early booking is advised since there are limited places available especially in the Saint Frai centre


With every best wish and

blessing for to you,

your families and

all those who are dear to you.

Monsignor Tony