A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh
Parish Bulletin
17 December 2017
Today is the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B
"Making Way for the Light"
(Prayers & Readings Page 87)

Christmas Week Services

Saturday 23rd December - Vigil Mass, 6.30pm

Sunday 24th December - Morning Mass, 10.00am only


Sunday 24th December - First Mass of Christmas and Carols, 7.30pm

Monday 25th December - Morning Mass, 10.00am only


Daily Mass during Christmas week 12.00 Noon

Saturday 30th December - Vigil Mass 6.30pm

Sunday 31st December - Morning Mass, 10.00am only


Christmas Church Clean: An Open Cleaning session will take place on Thursday 21st December between 10am – 12 noon. If you are free to help give the Church a good clean before Christmas please come along.


Fair Trade Christmas Hamper: Raffle tickets at £1.00 per strip remain available for the Fair Trade Christmas Hamper the proceeds of which will be donated to an Oblate Refugee Project. Draw will take place today after the 11.00am Mass. Good luck!

SCIAF Real Gifts: SCIAF Real Gift catalogues available at the back of the church.

Readers and Ministers of the Eucharist: Over the Christmas weekend there are changes to Mass times also some parishioners take a holiday. To plan for the Christmas Liturgy there are lists on the Altar, if you are available for reading or Ministry of the Eucharist you are invited to fill in your name for the times you are available.

Christmas Bingo: Parish Christmas Bingo will take place on Tuesday next 19th December.

Closed for Christmas Holidays and New Year Sales until restart on Tuesday 16th January.


REH at Christmas: The base of our Christmas Crib is now in place. On Sunday 17th December you are invited to place wrapped gifts in the crib for long-term residents of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, I will take your gifts to the patients on the 20th December. Mark your present Male or Female.

Advent Penance Service St. Cuthbert’s: Tomorrow Monday 18th December there will be a Penance Service at St. Cuthbert’s, Sl;ateford Rd. at 7.00 pm. Six Priests available for confessions.

Anniversaries: Noreen Crossan, Michael Hickey, Julia Cairney, Ita McSorley, Dennis Gallagher, Nancy Butler, William McIntosh, Brian Clifford, Fr Christy Dunne, Flo Love, Bessie Woods, Bridget Davidson, Alex Inglis, Jean Roan, Fr. Terry Hynes, OMI, Catherine Taylor, Michael Kidd, Ina Turner, Fr Brian Flannagan OMI, Daniel Falsay, Jimmy Finn, Margaret McLaughlin, Margaret Munro, Thomas Heaney, Barry Greenan, Mary Tomaso, Betty McCarthy; Hugh Brady, John Ryan, John Bolan, Thomas Dooley and George Geddes.

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