7th 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 – Friday)
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, Nora Wood.
Anniv: Thomas Hand, Ruth & Jim Brennan.
Died: Rhea McNamee
Today is kept as the World day of prayer for Communications. There will be a retiral collection for the Apostolate of Communications after both Masses. There is also a letter from Archbishop Tartaglia, the President of the National Communications Commission. Please collect your copy as you leave Mass
Today: The next Bonus Ball sheet is 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: The Coffee Morning will take place after 10.00 a.m. Mass with the Noisy Nutters group in charge. All welcome to go round to the Hall after Mass.
Next Sunday: All Parish Project Quiz answer sheets need to be returned. There is a box for them at the back of the Church. If more than one answer sheet is correct there will be a draw for the £5.00 prize and the Bag of Scottish goodies.
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
22nd May: Edinburgh Newman Meeting at which Professor Tom O’Loughlin, University of Nottingham, will speak on “The Eucharist, Yesterday and Tomorrow” at Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall, 18, West Mayfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ All are warmly welcome to this meeting. They ask for a small donation to cover our costs.
25th May: Bishop Robert Bourdon from Hearst and Monsonee, Canada, will speak about Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love – what’s it all about? in the Lauriston Centre at 7.30 p.m. All welcome.
26th May: Scottish Christians against Nuclear Arms are holding a peace witness vigil from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Faslane Royal Naval Base. All welcome.
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.
2nd – 6th July: New Dawn Catholic Pilgrimage Conference takes place in St Andrews, Fife from Monday 2 to Friday 6 July. More details at www.newdawninscotland.com
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,