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
- Friday AM 09:30
- 2nd Sat month 10:00 AM (plus confessions)
- Holidays of Obligation: 10:00 AM
Father Jamie McMorrin
Finally, today we have to – very sadly – say good bye to Fr. Binu. It is difficult to believe that he has been with us for a whole year and we will very much miss him. I would like to thank him for all he has done here in the parish over the last 12 months and also for being such a good companion. We wish him well as he moves to his new appointment in India. We hope he takes happy memories of Edinburgh with him and we assure him of our prayers and of a warm welcome here in the parish whenever he should return.
Fr Patrick, Fr Jamie, Sr. Mary Simone and Deacon Peter
Race for Life
Fiona McDermott would like to thank all those who sponsored her in the Race for Life. Fiona raised Four Hundred and Thirty Seven Pounds and Fifty Pence in aid of Cancer Research.
Then try out the “Little Camino” and pilgrimage in Scotland with picturesque and varied routes to St Andrews from all over Scotland -including Edinburgh. Or even a short half day pilgrimage to Rosslyn Chapel. For details please visit www.thewayofstandrews.com
L’Arche Edinburgh is a community for people with and without disabilities. They are currently looking for people who are interested in community life to get in touch. They have many ways to be involved, from living in the community, working full-time or part-time, casual relief work, as well as a variety of volunteering opportunities. If you think you might be interested and would like to find out more, please look at the L’Arche Edinburgh website or get in touch email@example.com
Project Truth is an award-winning youth outreach project run by SPUC Scotland. They travel round the towns and cities of Scotland, bringing the pro-life message to the streets. They run engaging monthly stalls as well as a weeklong pro-life Roadshow each August in various Scottish cities. To support their work, go to Go Fund Me Project Truth.
The Bishop’s Conference of Scotland is sponsoring a national pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of St John Ogilvie on Sunday 2nd September at 3:00pm. See the poster in the porch for more details.
Takes place on Sunday, 9 September 2018 at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at 2.00pm. To reserve free places, please visit marysmeals.org.uk/MarysMealsDay or call 0800 698 1212.
The Archbishop has asked to meet all the altar servers of the Archdiocese at a special day for Altar Servers at the Gillis Center on the 1st of September, 11am-3pm. This seems like a good opportunity to recruit new servers for our parish! Fr Jamie will be holding training sessions for new (and also more experienced!) servers before Sunday Masses at 9.30am on Sunday 12th, Sunday 19th and Sunday 26th of August. Altar serving is good for your children – it gets them involved in the life of the Church and makes coming to mass more enjoyable. If you would like your child to become a server please see Fr Binu at the end of Mass who will give you a parental consent form.
There will be a Conference on the Role of the Laity at the Gillis Centre on Saturday 6th October 2018. The Conference is free and is open to all. It will begin at 11am and will finish at 4pm and the Guest Speaker is Helen Alvaré, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law in the United States and a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity in Rome. If you would like to attend the Conference, please register on 0131 623 8902 or email her on Archsecretary@staned.org.uk.
In September, the parish will be launching a new Bible study, focused on the readings for Sunday Mass. This will take place on Monday evenings, from 7pm – 8.30pm, in the Parish Room here at Ravelston. The first talk will take place on Monday 10th of September. Do save these dates and invite your friends!
In order to improve and enrich our Children’s Liturgy across the Archdiocese and in order to share good practice, the Catechetics Commission has organized a Day for Children’s Liturgy Leaders on the 15th of September 2018, at the Gillis Centre (110 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB) from 11am – 3pm. If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and reserve a place.
The Parish BBQ will, as you know, take place in the grounds of St. Andrew’s Ravelston on Sunday 2nd September at 1.30pm. We will have various stalls (bric-a-brac, cake stall, tombola etc) and a bouncy castle for the children. Donations for the bric-a-brac stall can be left in the box at the back of the church after mass.
Maureen McGregor & Pat Hernandez are on the prowl for all you wonderful bakers out there and would welcome all donations for their stall on Sunday 2nd September. They will be selling cakes, jams, chutney and sweets. If you don’t want to bake, perhaps you could donate either sugar, flour, butter or eggs and they will do the baking? Any queries contact Maureen on 0131 337 6346 /mobile: 07720783442 email: email@example.com.
There will also be a bottle tombola for which any donations (wine, oil, etc.) will be gratefully received. If you wish to volunteer to help with any stall, please contact Maria or Michael after Sunday mass or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Tickets £10 per family or £5 per individual are on sale after mass.
This Wednesday is the feast of the Assumption. It is a holyday of obligation – which means that all Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on Wednesday. The Mass times are as above.
||Nancy McDermott, Maureen McGregor
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
||Nancy McDermott, Margaret Guest, Chris McCabe
||Margaret Bee & Linda Alonzi
||Karla Castro & Sergio Puente
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.
The website won’t be updated for the next week or so due to being out of the country. If it’s super-urgent you can send an email and I’ll see what I can do.
Pilgrimage and St Andrew, the patron of Scotland? Check out the revival of ancient pilgrimage trails from Edinburgh and all over Scotland to St Andrews. Join us on Twitter and Facebook (www.thewayofstandrew.com).
Memories of Nunraw? Do you have any memories of staying at Nunraw Abbey? Why not share them with
‘Friends of Nunraw Abbey’ on their Facebook page.
There will be a Second Collection for the Apostleship of the Sea this week.
Fr Patrick, Fr Jamie and Deacon Peter.
Forms are now available for the annual Summer Camp at Ampleforth Abbey from 16-19 July for our 9 to 15 year olds. It promises to be a great few days of fun as well as learning more about the faith. The price of £160 includes transport to Ampleforth, full board and all activities. See Fr Patrick or Fr Jamie for more details.
After the great success of our Welcoming Initiative during the Festival last year – Annette Brydon, of the Parish Council, has decided to organize it again this year. To this end, we need new “welcomers”. If you think you could possibly help – please speak to one of the priests, or contact the parish office. In addition, there will be a short meeting for all those involved on Saturday 28 th July at 12noon. This was a great undertaking last year – please do help again this year if you can.