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
There were some questions about this at the AGM for which I didn’t have fresh figures to answer
|Active Volunteer with PVG
|Active Volunteers with PVG and training
|Active Volunteers with PVG and no training
||It’s possible that a few more people have had training and not let me know so this number might be smaller
|Active Volunteers in regulated roles without PVG
||Preventing this is the point of the exercise
Bear in mind also that some volunteers occupy multiple roles, some regulated, some not.
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator
Minutes from a number of parish council meetings for the last year are now available on the website as are the minutes from the recent AGM.
From the website home page go to the Parish –> Parish Council menu items and follow the link
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.thewayofstandrews.com
Edinburgh Newman Circle have their AGM on 5th June followed by drinks. All welcome.
Edinburgh Concert Night The Siancio Singers welcome The Capital City Minstrels to St John’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday 5th June at 7:30pm. A joint concert celebrating music from India, Scotland and the world. Tickets (£10 adults, under 16s go free) available from One World Shop, Blackwood Homes and Care or on the door (space permitting). Visit www.sianciosingers.com for more details.
Once again Fiona McDermott is running in aid of Cancer Research and is looking for support from sponsors and will be outside church after Sunday mass with her form for the next few weeks.
Katherine, family and friends are running the Edinburgh 10km on Saturday 26th May for Katherine’s daughter Anya Madeline Behl, 9 months old. She has an extremely rare neurological condition called Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (1 in a million and the second child in Scotland). There is currently no cure, nor any effective treatment and as it is so rare there are limited funds for research. They are trying to raise awareness and funds for this. The future is uncertain, but you can help. Any donation, large or small, would be greatly appreciated. You can read more about Anya’s condition on their just giving page: https://tinyurl.com/ycgf5t4z
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, all activities and entrance to Flamingo Land Theme Park. See Fr Patrick or Fr Nick for more details.
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Skellig Michael, beehive cells and Small Skellig
The monks of Pluscarden Abbey are offering a special opportunity to see at first-hand what monastic life is about during the weekend Friday 3rd to Monday 6th August 2018. There will be no charge for the weekend. The invitation is extended to single young men, Catholics who practice their faith, aged 18-35. Anyone interested is invited to contact Fr Benedict at email@example.com
If you are unable to come up to the altar to receive Holy Communion, please tell one of the passkeepers as you arrive for Mass. They will then arrange for you to receive Holy Communion in your seat.
As the Archbishop has requested, we will be having a meeting to discuss his proposals for Parish Restructuring this afternoon at 3pm in the Parish rooms. All parishioners of St. Andrews are welcome to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposals. After the meeting I will then pen a letter to the Archbishop summarising the feeling of the meeting. Any individual parishioner is also welcome to write to the Archbishop expressing their own opinion.
The Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund of the Archdiocese provides support for our 25 retired priests with one of the main sources of income for the fund being the amounts received from the Special Collections. The next collection will be taken up this weekend, 26th/27th May. Please remember to pray for those priests who have served us well and be as generous as you can. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of the church. If you are a UK taxpayer, and would like to gift aid your donation, please put your donation into one of these envelopes and complete the details on the back before putting it into the collection basket. For those of you using weekly envelopes, you may alternatively use the envelope in your set that is marked for the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund for your donation. As I am sure you know, gift aiding your donation will uplift the amount you give by a further 25% at no additional cost to you.
Please also keep in your prayers Patrick Harrison from the Cathedral who will be ordained to the Diaconate on Wednesday 6th June in Rome. Twenty Five of us are going out to Rome to support Patrick on this wonderful occasion.
Communion bread and wine
Please keep our P4 children in your prayers this week as they prepare to make their First Holy Communions next Saturday.
Next week Fr. Jaimie McMorrin will arrive in the parish. He was ordained at the Cathedral two years ago and has been in Falkirk since then. I know you will do everything you can to make him welcome here.
As you know this is, sadly, Fr. Nick’s last week in the parish. Our loss is Galashiels’ gain, but he will be sorely missed. Please keep him in your prayers as he begins this new phase in his life. In due course we will invite him back for a proper farewell celebration.
||Marie McQuillan & Rosemary Milligan
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
||Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott, George Paluchowski
||Gillian Alexander & Caroline Reid
||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.
Can be seen at the following link
If you work in a regulated role you NEED to have done the training
Please book yourself in