3rd Sunday of Advent (b)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Sundays: Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Friday)
n.b. 7.00 p.m. (Thursday)
10.00 a.m. (Saturday)
After Mass on Saturday morning.
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: John McPartland, Veronica Allan, Irene Callan, Elizabeth Brown, Patricia Allison, Bridget Ferry, Margaret Bowen, Biddy Bonner, Nora Wood, Eddie Mulligan.
Anniv: Thomas Sheridan
Died: Agnes Raffaelli
Today: We begin collecting for the homeless here in the City of Edinburgh with the gifts being distributed via the St. Catharine’s Convent Homeless Project. These will be delivered to the Convent after Mass next Sunday. It would be really helpful if you are able to help do this even in the middle of the last minute panic.
Today: Lists are at the back of the Church on which Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Passkeepers, people willing to help with the social activities in the Hall after Mass are asked to sign up. There is a separate list for Altar Servers in the Sacristy. Today is the final opportunity to sign up on all the lists if you wish to be involved.
Sunday: The Coffee Morning in the Hall will be organised by the Vocations Group this week. All are welcome to the Hall after Mass. The half yearly draw for the 200 Club will also take place with prizes of £200 and £50 going to the lucky winners.
Monday: Penitential Service in St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00 p.m. There will be six priests available to give you the opportunity of coming to confession as part of your Advent preparation.
Tuesday: An Advent evening of reflection through prayer and Christmas music led by the Dovecot Singers in St. Catharine’s Convent at 7.30 p.m. There will be a collection for the St. Catharine’s Homeless Project. All welcome.
Thursday: Mass at 7.00 p.m. instead of 9.00 a.m. The evening Mass will be followed by a big Christmas Church Cleaning. This is needed since the way the rota works there is no opportunity for the Church to be cleaned before Christmas. Any help by anyone will be appreciated.
Saturday: Mass in St. Cuthbert’s at 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Christmas Eve.
Mass in St. Cuthbert’s at 10.00 a.m. (Mass for 4th Sunday of Advent)
Mass in Our Lady’s at 11.30 a.m. (Mass for 4th Sunday of Advent)
Service of Readings and Carols at 8.30 p.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy.
Service of Readings and Carols at 11.30 p.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
This will lead straight into the First Mass of Christmas at Midnight. It is important to be in the Church for the Carols and the readings since they form an integral part of tonight’s Liturgy. Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
25th December: The Nativity of Our Lord.
Mass at 9.30 a.m. in St. Cuthbert’s.
Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass if you are able to stay.
Please note that the time of Mass is changed from previous years.
This is to allow a less rushed period between Mass in St. Cuthbert’s and Mass in Our Lady’s due to Father Tom being away.
Mass at 11.30 a.m. in Our Lady’s in Currie.
With every best wish and Advent Blessing
To you, your families
and those who are dear to you