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Readings at Mass


2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time -

Entrance Antiphon

Ps 65: 4 All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!

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their Lord no less than ours. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace.

15th January 2017

Gospel Acclamation

• 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time •

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Collect Almighty ever-living God, who govern all things, both in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the pleading of your people and bestow your peace on our times. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. First reading Isaiah 49:3,5-6

The Lord said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel, in whom I shall be glorified’; I was honoured in the eyes of the Lord, my God was my strength. And now the Lord has spoken, he who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, to gather Israel to him: ‘It is not enough for you to be my servant, to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back the survivors of Israel; I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.’

Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens! Alleluia!

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John 1:29-34 Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. This is the one I spoke of when I said: A man is coming after me who ranks before me because he existed before me. I did not know him myself, and yet it was to reveal him to Israel that I came baptising with water.’ John also declared, ‘I saw the Spirit coming down on him from heaven like a dove and resting on him. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is going to baptise with the Holy Spirit.” Yes, I have seen and I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God.’


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Prayer over the Offerings Grant us, O Lord, we pray, that we may participate worthily in these mysteries, for whenever the memorial of this sacrifice is celebrated the work of our redemption is accomplished. Through Christ our Lord.




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Psalm Psalm 39:2,4,7-10

Communion Antiphon

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

Cf. Ps 22: 5

You have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst.

I waited, I waited for the Lord and he stooped down to me; he heard my cry. He put a new song into my mouth, praise of our God.

Prayer after Communion Pour on us, O Lord, the Spirit of your love, and in your kindness make those you have nourished by this one heavenly Bread one in mind and heart. Through Christ our Lord.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will. You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings, but an open ear. You do not ask for holocaust and victim. Instead, here am I.

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‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world’



Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.


In the scroll of the book it stands written that I should do your will. My God, I delight in your law in the depth of my heart.

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Sunday 11.15am Mass

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will. Your justice I have proclaimed in the great assembly. My lips I have not sealed; you know it, O Lord. Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

Hail to the Lord’s anointed

Entrance Hymn



376 Here I am, Lord


Choir Christ be near at either hand



Alma Redemptoris Mater



Now thank we all our God

Second reading 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 I, Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle, together with brother Sosthenes, send greetings to the church of God in Corinth, to the holy people of Jesus Christ, who are called to take their place among all the saints everywhere who pray to our Lord Jesus Christ; for he is

A Parish of the R.C. Diocese of Aberdeen Charitable Trust, a registered Scottish Charity, number SC 005122



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St Mary’s Cathedral - Aberdeen AB10 1SH Clergy & Religious

Administrator: Fr. Keith Herrera 01224 640 160 Deacon: Deacon Tony Schmitz Holy Family 07863 065 345 Sisters of Needy:01224 970812 St Andrew 07754 891 808 Community: standrewscommunity@ Community Safeguarding: Charlene Staff & Administration Telephone: Manager:

01224 640 160 Robin Harding Secretary: Cowan Watson Finance/Gift Aid: John Costello Cathedral Fiona Mitchell 07905 265194 Safeguarding: More information: Parish website or Music Director: Shelagh Noden Shop Manager: Barbara Mearns Bulletin: Notices to be in by Tuesday evening Hall Bookings: Call between 9am & 1pm only Terms & Conditions see Parish website Liturgical Ministries Head Sacristan: Jacqueline Armstrong Readers: Fiona Mitchell Euch. Ministers: John MacKinnon 07926 628 941 Welcomers: Gordon Webster 01224 592 246 Collectors: Diego Mejias Morffe 07960 325 046 Altar Servers: George Brand 01224 630 159 Flowers: Pixie Mather 01224 321 953 Notices Adoration: Confessions:

Monday– Saturday 6.00am-12midnight Tuesdays 6pm Saturdays 10.30am & 6pm Morning Prayer: Monday - Friday 7.30am Saturdays 9.40am Evening Prayer: Thursdays 6.30pm Night Prayer: Thursdays 8.30pm Rosary: Fridays (Vocations) 1.30pm Saturdays (Priests) 10.30pm Housebound? John MacKinnon (See above) To arrange communion visits Coeliacs: Please speak to a member of the clergy before Mass to arrange communion Sunday Coffees: Ann Ryans 07545 615 198 Natural Family Margaret Hammond Planning (NFP)

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Mass Times Date




Mass Intentions

8.00am 9.30am 11.15am 3.00pm 6.00pm

Intentions of A. Dieseru

Mass Mass

7.00am 12.30pm

Mass Mass

7.00am 7.00pm

Wed 18th

Mass Mass

7.00am 12.30pm

Intentions Nino Dieseru Felicia Uzor RIP

Thu 19th

Mass Mass

7.00am 7.00pm

Intent. Dominic Dieseru Marie M. Okome

Fri 20th

Mass Mass

7.00am 12.30pm

Intent. Charles Dieseru Bishop John Mone RIP

Mass Mass

10.00am 7.00pm

Felicia Uzor RIP Marie M. Okome

Mass Polish Mass Solemn Mass Polish Mass Mass

8.00am 9.30am 11.15am 3.00pm 6.00pm

Parish Intentions

Mon 16th

Tue 17th

Sat 21st

Memorial of St Anthgony

Memorial of St Agnes

Sun 22nd

Diocesan Intentions Parish Intentions Healing Liju Kuriakose Theresa Tumilty RIP Mathai Kuriakose RIP Sam Coker Birthday

Felicia Uzor RIP

Mass Intention Envelopes These are available at the back of the Church. Print details and post through Clergy House letter box. It may not always be possible for Mass to be celebrated on your preferred date or at the

OFFERTORY: £ 2204.43

GIFT AID: £ 810.90

Fair Trade tea, coffee, homemade soup & baking after Mass

Youth Faith & Fun on Saturdays Youth group for P2’s to P7’s in the Main Hall from 12.30pm to 2pm every Saturday afternoon. For more details and to register online please see our website. Starts again this week!

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Fridays 7pm to 9pm Upper Hall A youth group for teens aged 11-13 Contact: St. Andrew’s Community

Fridays 7pm to 9pm Upper Hall A youth group for teens aged 14-17 Contact: St. Andrew’s Community

Weekly Calendar


Mass Polish Mass Solemn Mass Polish Mass Mass

Sun 15th

Sunday 15th January, 2017

Cathedral itself. Recommended offering for each Mass is £5. Sunday 11:15 Mass is normally reserved for the Administrator’s or Bishop’s Intentions for the Parish or Diocese.

2ND COLLECTION: £544.29 SVdP Collection from 29/12/16 to 10/01/17: £886.98 Total Spend: £191.61

Cathedral First Friday Devotions Starting with Mass at 6.30pm followed by 40hrs Adoration. Devotions: 3-5 Feb, 3-5 Mar, 14-16 Apr, 5-7 May, 2-4 June, 7-9 July (Solemnity of Our Lady of Aberdeen)

Beloved Disciples Beloved Disciples Pope Francis has been reminding us all that 'older people are a treasure'. Deacon Tony will be running this profound and enjoyable course which will help many to feel new value and serve with fresh confidence. Presented by David Wells (Plymouth Diocese) and David Payne (CaFE) with uplifting testimonies from older people from around the UK. Each of the 4 sessions lasts 30 minutes. Sessions:• The Autumn of Life • Changing your World • Thy will be done • The best is yet to come! The Course begins on Wednesday 18th January after the 12:30 Mass in the clergy house.

Anti-trafficking On 23rd January, 7pm, at Elphinstone Hall in Aberdeen, Childreach International are hosting a showing of SOLD – a film that shines a light on human trafficking and modern day slavery. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. Tickets can be reserved at the following link: event/info?id=1678&reset=1 (or via and there will be a suggested donation on the door of the showing. Holocaust Memorial Day To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day Belmont Filmhouse at 49 Belmont Street are showing free "The Fog of Srebrenica" with a chance to meet the film's director. Sunday 29th January from 2-5 pm. To book tel.01224 343500 or via e/holocaust-memorial-day-2017-commemoration-atbelmont-filmhouse-tickets-30951131668 Light refreshments available. Marriage Course *WHEN? 22nd of February *WHERE? St. Mary’s Cathedral Hall *WHAT TIME? 6:30pm- 9:30pm *HOW OFTEN? Once a week-Wednesday for 7 weeks *HOW MUCH IT COSTS? £150 including books and 7 dinners for two. *NEED CHILDCARE? We can look after your child. For further information please contact Marta Wachucik - Marriage Course Coordinator Mobile: 07775437625 Email:

Adoration: Mon -Sat 6am until 12 Midnight (8am-9pm Opened Church) Mon-Sat Hours To book your Holy Hour go to: or contact the St Andrew Community: 07754891808/ The following hours are still needed: Tue. 5.00pm, Wed 8.00am, Thu. 8.00am, Fri. 8.00am, 10.00am

Bookshop Words for the Advent and Christmas Season by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB £2.50 Catholic Customs and Traditions £2.50 Great selection of children’s colouring books for Christmas. Advent Extra Magazine—Journey to Christmas Handcrafts made in Bethlehem in the Holy Land from olive wood. The Name of God is Mercy by Pope Francis £14.99 Misericordia et Misera by Pope Francis £2.50. Bargain Cd on sale now for a donation of £1.00!! Merry Christmas and Health and Happiness in 2017 to all our customers and a special thank you to all who have donated in 2016. From the Manager and Volunteers

There will be a Bake sale this weekend to raise money for Church Youth activities. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you!

The Catholic House of Prayer The Catholic House of Prayer on Iona is looking to appoint a new warden. Administrative, housekeeping and communication skills are required of a practising Catholic person or couple. Email: or tel: 01681 700369

Looking for a great gift for your teen? Look no further! St. Andrew's Youth Pilgrimage will be to Fatima Portugal for the 100 year anniversary! Spaces limited! Contact the St Andrew Community.

Screened Mass Please use the hall, especially if your child becomes restless during Mass. Thank you.

Congratulations Congratulations to Kristina Ignjatic who was baptised last Sunday. Please remember her in your prayers. ESOL Volunteers for Refugees We are looking for ESOL Volunteers for new refugee families. By the New Year, Aberdeen City Council are starting ESOL classes with the new refugee families and so will be looking for 6-8 ESOL Volunteers. If you can spare some time and you have experience/interest in helping to teach English, please contact Faiza Nacef at

Deanery & Diocese St Maximilian Kolbe’s Relics There will be a celebration in Honour of St Maximilian Kolbe with his relics at St Mary’s Cathedral, next Saturday. The relics will be welcomed to the Cathedral at a short service on Saturday afternoon at 4.30pm. They will then be available for veneration after each Mass over the weekend except the 6pm Mass on Sunday. Please note that on Saturday evening the Cathedral will remain open after the Vigil Mass until 11pm to allow for an extended period of veneration. St. Maximilian Kolbe, Pray for Us Newman Association Monday 6th February at 7.30 pm. “For those in peril on the sea”. A presentation by Doug Duncan, Apostleship of the Sea Chaplain. £1.50 per meeting including refreshments. New members always welcome. For further information contact Eileen Grant: What are you doing for Lent this year? From March 1 through April 9, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Cornhill Road, Aberdeen, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. A meeting to give a fuller explanation will be held in the Main Hall at the Cathedral on Friday 27th January at 7 pm. If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact: Jo Murphy, 07557237606 (Aberdeen) Magnus 900 To commemorate the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus, and with the support of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB, has invited you to join him on a unique diocesan pilgrimage to Orkney. This will take place between 28-30 July 2017. Further details is available on the Diocesan website at Pilgrimage to Lourdes Join Rt Rev. Hugh Gilbert OSB on pilgrimage to Lourdes 7th - 14th July 2017. Flights to Lourdes direct from Edinburgh airport. Staying in the 4 star hotel Mediterranee. Cost £767 per person. For further information and booking form, please contact Deacon John Wire: or tel. 07711 847 582

Mon Mother & Toddler Group For parents with young children. All ages welcome. Main Hall from 1pm-3 pm Contact: Yi-pei Chou c Credo Community Meeting Polish charismatic prayer group. Main Hall at 7.30pm . Contact: Klaudiusz Mozolewski 07928323313 Tue Magnificat Prayer Group 7.30pm in the Main Hall after Mass. Contact: Paul Akagwu St. Vincent de Paul Feeding the homeless Contact: Evelyn Murray Cathedral Choir practice 6.30pm in the Upper Hall. Adult Confirmation Class & RCIA Cathedral House at 7.30pm

Wed Light Exercise Class for all Lower Hall at 10:00am Contact: Laura Walker 0777 3 021 851 Seniors Club Speakers, fun & fellowship Main Hall at 2 pm every 2 weeks Contact: Winnie on 01224 632 465 Healing of Memories Prayer for the healing of painful memories of the past to bring peace to the present. Clergy House at 2.30pm (by appointment) Contact: Deacon Tony Legion of Mary Lower Hall from 6pm to 7.30pm Contact: Nogie Osula African Choir For Africans and anyone else. Upper Hall from 6 - 8.00pm Contact: Patricia Malikebu 07891 714 549 Thu Cenacolo Prayer Group Exposition & Rosary praying for healing of those with addictions Church after Mass Contact: Liam Sharkey 07774 931 996 Band Practice Contemporary music for Sunday 6pm Mass Upper Hall after Mass Contact: John Costaschuk Fri Parenting Class From 4pm to 5pm in the Clergy House Altar Servers’ Practice Church from 6.00 to 7.00pm Contact: Simon Youth Groups For teenagers between 11 & 17 Upper Hall 7pm to 9pm Contact: St. Andrew’s Community

Sat Church Cleaning Church at 10.30am Contact: Joyce Webster 01224 319 154 K4J (Kids for Jesus) Youth group for P2’s to P7’s in the Main Hall from 12.30pm to 2pm Saturday Club Informal social gathering, includes prayer Main Hall from 4pm to 7pm Contact: African Choir (As above) Upper Hall from 6 - 8.00pm Sun Choir Rehearsal Leading the music for 11:15 Sunday Mass Upper Hall 10.15am Contact: Shelagh Noden Envision—Young Adults Group Meets after 6.00pm Mass in Main Hall

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