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
Tuesday AM 09:30
Friday AM 09:30
2nd Sat month 10:00 AM (plus confessions)
Holidays of Obligation: Refer to newsletter either paper or online
The new newsletter format has started this Sun. It’s a bit longer than previously (now about 8 pages!) and covers both St Andrews and the Cathedral. I’ve pasted some of the most important topics that people need to find on a website. You are encouraged to download the full newsletter as a PDF from the usual part of the website
As you will recall, Fr Nicklas Maria was nominated as our ‘Parish Project’ at the beginning of 2016 for a period of 3 years. Now that the 3 years is almost at an end, we would like you, the parish, to vote again so that we can determine our parish project for the next 3 years beginning in January 2020. Forms are now available at the back of the Church which include some suggestions as well as a space if you would like to nominate another beneficiary not already put forward. Completed forms can be posted into the box marked ‘Parish Project Nominations’ on the sideboard in the Parish Rooms. It is planned that forms will then be reviewed and votes counted after 15th December and the new parish project announced at the end of the year. In the meantime, if you would like to make a final contribution towards a last donation to Fr Nicklas at the beginning of December, please do so before the end of this month. You can give either by putting a cash donation into ‘Jessie’s Box’ at the back of the church, or by making a bank transfer to the parish bank account including the word ‘project’ in the payment reference. If you need any further details on how to do this, please email Caroline Reid on email@example.com.
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In solidarity with persecuted Christians will take place on the 27th November. Please join in prayer & wear something red in order to highlight the sufferings of so many Catholics today across the world.
And finally, just to let you know that we are rolling out a completely new and spectacularly redesigned (Sic-Ed!) newsletter next week. Sister and I have been working on this for months – so we hope you like it!!
The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing to introduce parking restrictions on Sundays from 12.30pm to 6.30pm in 2020. It is important that the Council receives as many individual letter and emails as possible if it is to re-consider the timings of these restrictions. Objections to the proposal, must be made by letter or email by 26 November 2019 quoting notice reference number TRO/19/29. Please take time to write to: City of Edinburgh Council, Traffic Orders, 3.3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate gifts for children of prisoners in Edinburgh Prison, please wrap a new gift in Christmas Gift wrap and put on a label stating if the gift is suitable for a boy or a girl and for what age of the child.
Today the Junior Youth Group are off on their first outing, to Ryze Trampoline Park and St David’s Church, Dalkeith. This new initiative for the parish has got off to a great start. Thanks to the parents for encouraging their children to get involved and to the adult helpers for making it possible. Start up again in January.
The Archbishop is again inviting all young Adults in the Archdiocese to join him at 5pm on the Sundays of Advent at the Gillis Centre. The theme this year is about getting to know ‘The Real Jesus’. All aged 16-30 are welcome.
St Andrews Ravelston is a parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh and is a Charity registered in Scotland - number SC008540