The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph. (b)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
9.00 a.m. (Tuesday – Friday)
10.00 a.m. (Monday)
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: Paul MacFadyen, Henry McCue, Betty Murphy, Tania Alonzi.
Died: Elizabeth Hartley, Bill Foster, Mary Thornton.
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
Today: The last few copies of the Archdiocesan Directory for 2018 are available after Mass, priced £2.50.
Today: Please note that there is a basket at the crib for donations to the Archdiocesan Care Fund, a fund which the Archbishop uses to respond to various appeals for assistance he receives throughout the year.
Monday: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
World Day of Prayer for Peace
New Year’s Day
Mass at 10.00 a.m.
Although today is not a Holy day of Obligation it is an appropriate day to come to Mass and ask God’s blessings on the New Year just begun.
Next Saturday/Sunday is the Feast of the Epiphany and is marked in Scotland as a day of prayer for Justice and Peace. There will be a retiral collection after both Masses to support the work of the National Commission.
6th – 13th July: The annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Archbishop Cushley, will take place. 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the apparitions. 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 find information at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com. You can also contact the travel agents direct at Tangney Tours, Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8AF (Tel. 0131.564.0644 or 0800.917.357) ) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
The 200 Club subscriptions are now due for 2018. If you are an existing member please put your money in an envelope with your name and number clearly marked on the outside. If you would like to join, and we do need some new members, please put your name and ‘new member’ on an envelope and a number will be allocated to you. It costs £12 per year. Prizes are 3 £10 prizes for ten months and in June and December prizes of £200 and £50 each month. If you are paying by cheque please make your cheque payable to St. Cuthbert’s Church.
Please remember, if you are planning to get married either in St. Cuthbert’s or if you live in the parish here but wish to be married elsewhere, a minimum period of six months notice must be given to enable proper preparation and completion of necessary documentation. If you have not booked your wedding for this year it is essential you contact me a soon as possible.
Safeguarding Mission Statement: In conformity with good practice, the Bishops of Scotland remind you of the Mission Statement. “The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.”
With every best wish and New Year Blessing
To you, your families
and those who are dear to you