The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (a)
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. (a)
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 Saturday
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Veronica Allan, Margaret Christie, Irene Callan.
Anniversaries: William McDonald, Henry McCue, Paul MacFadyen.
Died: Owen Ferry
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 a letter from Bishop Moran, the president of the Justice and Peace Commission in Scotland. Please collect your copy as you leave.
Today: The new rota for Eucharistic Ministers is ready for collection in the sacristy. Please collect your copy before Mass since it came into effect on the 21/22 December.
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.
Altar Servers, who have not already done so, please come to the sacristy after Mass to collect their gift from Santa.
Thursday: Coffee morning resumes in the house after 9.00 a.m. Mass. All welcome.
23rd January: The Annual Edinburgh Catholic Schools Community Mass will be celebrated in St. Catharine’s Convent in Lauriston Gardens at 7.00 p.m. All current teaching staff, support staff and retired teachers are welcome to be present. Refreshments will be served after Mass.
Thank you very much indeed for the many cards and gifts which I received over the Christmas period. They are very much appreciated and will be put to good use.
Today provides an opportunity for me to thank all those who, in so many different ways, keep St. Cuthbert’s working as a Parish. Sometimes it is done in public and obvious, at other times, it is unobtrusive and behind the scenes. Sometimes it is frustrating, taken for granted and unappreciated. The support and encouragement and willingness of these parishioners, young and old, male and female, are an invaluable and essential support for me as Parish Priest. In fact I would go further and say without them, the Parish could not continue to function and I know for certain that I could not. As the parish evolves, there is always room for more to become involved and committed. If you are not sure what you could do please ask. I know that your offer will be welcomed.
The 200 Club Subscriptions for 2014 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.
Sister Mary Aelred of St. Catharine’s Convent has written a thank you letter for the gifts which were donated to the Homeless Project. In it she says ‘Thanks a million to the parishioners at St. Cuthbert’s for the very generous consignment of beautifully wrapped gifts delivered to us for the homeless at Christmas time. It means so much 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. We continue to have a daily Morning Prayer Service with the Project Helpers during which we pray for all our generous benefactors. I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and many blessings in 2014.’
With every best wish and blessing to you,
and all those who are dear to you
in the New Year of 2014