Father Nick Welsh
You have come to the website of St Andrew’s Parish, a Roman Catholic faith community in the West of Edinburgh. Mass times are given below and visitors are most welcome.
News and announcements will appear further down the page. Older material is at the bottom and in the monthly archives to the side. The other pages on this site contain information about the parish, both now and in the past.
- Sunday AM: at 10:30
- Holidays of Obligation: Vigil at 7.00pm & 9.30am
- Weekdays: 9.30am (Saturday at 09:30am)
Father Nick Welsh
40 Days for Life are organizing a vigil to pray for an end to abortion at Forth Valley Royal Infirmary, Larbert during Lent For more information, contact Patricia Maclennan on 0131 441 3262.
A for all those who have suffered the loss of a child, including the loss due to miscarriage, will be held on Sunday 18th February 2018 at 5.00pm at St. John the Baptist Church, Corstorphine.
“The Beginning Experience” are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. The weekend will take place from 23rd-25th March 2018 at St. Mary’s Kinnoul, Perth. For details contact: Ros on 01316690003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Knights of Malta Ball which raises funds for Knights of Malta charities take place on 14 April. Visit www.orderofmaltaball.com for more details or contact Rosemary Milligan or Camilla Smith.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the former administrator of the Cathedral, Msgr. David Gemmell. Mass will be offered for him on March 7th in the Cathedral at 12.45pm, and there will be a memorial Mass for him at St Kentigern’s, Barnton, the same day at 7pm. All are welcome.
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The Archbishop is inviting all young adults (aged between 16-35) to join him in the Cathedral Hall at 7pm on the Fridays of Lent. The first meeting is next Friday 23rd February here at the Cathedral. If you are a young adult please think about coming and bringing your friends.
There will be no talk at the Young Adults’ Group this week. Instead there will be a Quiz Night! Proceedings begin, as normal, at 7pm in the Cathedral Hall. All under 35 welcome!!
Please note that there will be an important meeting for the parents of all P3 children who are preparing to make their first confessions on Thursday 22nd at 6.30pm in the Cathedral Hall.
If you are an adult who wishes to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil, the preparation course starts on 26 February and lasts 5 weeks. If you would like to sign up:
This Sunday the Archbishop will celebrate the 12noon Mass at the Cathedral and will enrol all those preparing for reception into the Church from across the Archdiocese. This year, for the first time, this Rite will take place during Sunday Mass.
If you haven’t already done so, please pick up a SCIAF “Wee Box” from the back of the Church on your way out today to help with Lenten almsgiving. The UK Government has pledged to match all donations received through the Wee Box Appeal this year, so please do take one home and fill it up during Lent.
Stations of the Cross
It is a good and pious tradition to pray the Stations of the Cross during Lent. This year we will have Stations every Thursday evening at 7pm led by the prayer group. They will also be celebrated at the Cathedral on Tuesdays at 7pm and after 12.45pm Mass on Fridays.
The Stations are a beautiful devotion – please think about making the commitment to come every week and especially those of you with children why not think about introducing your children to this lovely form of prayer this Lent?
||Teresa Howison & Rosemary Milligan
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
||Nancy McDermott George Paluchowski Fergus Christie
||No flowers during Lent
||Margaret Bee Linda Alonzi
||Ang & John Byrne
If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member.
Extraordinary Ministers: we need only the 1st and 2nd named, if 2 priests concelebrate the Mass.
Christian Meditation Group meets every Friday at 7 p.m. in the Romero prayer room in the Sacred Heart Church at Lauriston St. For more information call: 0771 777 2614.
Physics and Faith Presentation. Heriot Watt University Chaplaincy’s annual public lecture with Prof. Tom McLeish will be on Monday 5 February. Registration is required by 1 February at https://goo.gl/B4mtdB or contact Ruth.Duncan@hw.ac.uk 0131 451 4508.
Pro-life communications academy. Are you 18-35, a committed pro-lifer and a passionate communicator? SPUC Scotland is offering sponsored places at their Communications Academy on 2 and 3 March in Dumbarton. To apply, send your CV and a short covering note to email@example.com by 2 February 2018.
Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 6th-13th July 2018. 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the apparitions in Lourdes. For information see www.tangney-tours.com/edinburgh