6th Sunday of Easter. (b)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
9.00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
9.30 a.m. (Thursday, with school children present)
7.30 p.m. (Thursday)
10.00 a.m. (Saturday)
Confessions: 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.
Anniv: Bryan Webb.
Today: Parish Project Quiz sheet fundraiser: How well do you think you know Scotland ? Buy a Quiz sheet as you leave Mass. They cost £1.00. All correct sheets will be put in a box and a winner who will receive £5.00 will be drawn on Sunday 21st May.
Today: The next Bonus Ball sheet is also available for the draw of 19th May. Each entry costs £1.00 with a prize of £30 and £29 going to the Parish Project.
Sunday: Enrolment ceremony during 10.00 a.m. Mass for children preparing for their First Communion.
Sunday: The Coffee Morning will take place after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Fair Trade group in charge. All welcome to go round to the Hall after Mass.
Thursday: Solemnity of the Ascension. – A Holy Day of Obligation.
Mass in St. Cuthbert’s at 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Mass in Our Lady’s at 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Saturday: Afternoon Tea Dance organised by the Social Group in Our Lady’s, Currie in aid of the Parish Project Fund. It is in the Gibson Craig Hall in Currie from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale priced £5.00 including the tea.
Next Saturday/Sunday is kept as the World day of prayer for Communications. There will be a retiral collection for the apostolate of communications after both Masses.
21st May: You may be aware that the Holy Father has instituted a Feast called “Our Lady, Mother of the Church.” It is a feast to be kept throughout the whole church every year from now on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday. There has not been such a Feast in the Church until now. Since this Feast has a particular relevance to the parish of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, in Currie and to mark the occasion there will be a 7.00 p.m. Mass there followed by refreshments in the Hall afterwards. All are welcome.
If you would like to help with the refreshments please contact Val Lawrie. This could be by donating, helping set up and serve or any way you feel able to contribute
29th May: The Archdiocese is launching a new Pro Life Office. Its aim is to give a positive message of hope and support to unborn children, their mothers and all who need help. It will be run under the supervision of Father Jeremy Milne, Vicar Episcopal for Marriage and Families. He has asked that two delegates from each parish to go along to this launch at 7.00 p.m. in Gillis with the possibility of becoming the ongoing Parish pro Life representatives and point of contact. If you are interested on representing the Parish please let me know so that I can advise Gillis accordingly.
6th September: Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles will lead an evening on “Proclaiming Christ in Our Culture.” This will take in the Usher Hall. Admission is by tickets which are on sale now, priced £10.00 and £6.00 (concessions). Contact the Usher Hall Box Office by telephone at 0131.228.1155 or online at usherhall.co.uk or in person.
Sensitive Issue: Someone asked me recently if the only way your name comes off the request for prayers for the sick is by dying. Obviously this is not the case but it did alert me to the fact that some names have been on for a significant time and no one seems to know who some of the people are and whether they should still be on the list. Therefore I propose to take all the names off the list from the first weekend in June unless someone from the family asks that they be kept on. The list would then be built up again. It is best if it is a family member makes this request since it can happen that someone does not want their name on the list and a well intentioned neighbour, friend or parishioner has made the request without asking the person’s permission.
With every best wish and Blessing
To you, your families
and those who are dear to you,