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
||Nancy McDermott & Maureen McGregor
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
||Nancy McDermott, Chris McCabe, Margaret Guest
||Margaret Bee & Linda Alonzi
||Siun & John Whyte
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.
Father Nick Welsh
Fr. Nick’s farewell “Do" went very well and we were able to present him with an extremely generous cheque thanks to your kindness. It is clear that the people of both parishes greatly appreciated Fr. Nick’s ministry in this parish and we wish him well as he moves on to serve the people of Galashiels.
Please pray for Betty Watson whose anniversary is on 27 September.
St Augustine’s RC High School – Open Evening. The school are holding an open evening on Tuesday 2 October 4:30-6:30pm starting in the Theatre, with a talk from the Headteacher at 4:30pm followed by a guided tour of the school. Parents and pupils will be able to see around the school and visit departments, speak to some teachers and be able to see some displays of work.
With stories from Rohingya Refugees Bangladesh will be showed in St Patrick’s Cowgate from 10th October – 9th November. The exhibition is open daily from 8:00am-6:00pm
A Mass of thanksgiving for the Canonization of Oscar Romero will be held on Sunday 14th October at the 4:30pm in St Patrick’s in the Cowgate. All are welcome to attend
Christian Meditation – Experience the joy of God’s transforming and healing presence during traditional Christian meditation. Our group meets every Friday at 7 p.m. in the Romero Prayer Room in the Sacred Heart Church at Lauriston. Contact info: 0771 777 2614; Email: edinburghmeditation; Facebook: http://on.fb.me/lcu05QJ Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Christian-Meditation-Group
The Neocatechumenal Way is an itinerary of Catholic formation and of ongoing education in the faith which assists the wider program of Christian initiation in the diocese. The Neocatechumenal Way is preceded by a parish event which will consist of a series of "talks" (catechesis) beginning on Monday 24th September at 7.30pm in the Cathedral House, 63 York Place and will continue on Thursdays and Mondays at the same time and venue. Everyone above 16 is invited. Come along and feel free to bring someone else with you. For more details contact Iain at email@example.com or call 07746138415
We are not selling Aid to the Church in Need Christmas cards this year, but you can pick up a Christmas card brochure at the back of the church. An even greater choice of cards and gifts is available online at acnuk.org/shopACN has a good selection of religious cards and is a worthy cause.
Just when you thought you’d heard the last of GDPR, our parish is now updating the way we store and use your personal information in line with the latest data protection legislation. This will also give us the opportunity to make sure our records are up to date. We’re beginning with those who volunteer regularly (flower arrangers, readers, extraordinary ministers, tea/coffee, sacristans etc.). Ifyou are on any of these rotas, could you make sure to collect a volunteer form from Marie McQuillan or Fr Jamie before or after Mass? Many thanks for your cooperation and sorry for the hassle!
There will be a Youth Day for those aged 10-15 at the Gillis Centre on Saturday 3rd November from llam-4pm. This will be an opportunity to spend time with other young Catholics from across the diocese. The day will be a mix of socialising, prayer and talks – please bring a packed lunch. A poster about this is at the back of the Church or contact the Gillis Centre for more details.
Next week at the 9am Mass at the Cathedral and at the 10.30am Mass at Ravelston we will welcome the children of the parish in P3 and P4 who are preparing for the sacraments.
The month of October is traditionally dedicated to the prayer of the Rosary, an ancient and beautiful way of meditating on the life of Jesus in the company of Mary, his Mother. Every Sunday evening in October here at St Andrew’s, from 5pm until 6pm there will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, accompanied by a short meditation and the prayer of the Rosary, concluding with Benediction. There will also be an opportunity to go to confession to a visiting priest. Let’s take advantage of this great opportunity to come closer to Jesus, with the help of his Mother!
The Young Adults’ Group will meet this Tuesday 25th of September in the Cathedral Café for the first of a series of Tuesday night talks on the Creed, titled ‘I Believe: Believing in an Age of Doubt’. All young adults, 18-35, very welcome!
Fr Paul Denney gave a great talk on Monday evening in Ravelston on meeting Jesus in the Old Testament. This week we welcome Fr Matthew Carlin who will be speaking about the Gospels. He’s a great speaker! If you’ve missed the first two, it’s not too late to join in. We’ll also be looking for suggestions for future talks – so put your thinking caps on!
Helen Alvaré will also lead a lunchtime conversation in the Cathedral Café on Friday 5th October, following the 12:45pm Mass, on the role of women in the Church. A light lunch will be provided, for which donations are gratefully received. Please register interest by calling 0131 623 8900 or emailing curia.admin
The Archdiocese has organised a special day conference on this important theme on Saturday 6th October at St. Thomas of Aquin’s School. It will begin at 11am and finish at 4pm and the guest speaker is Prof. Helen Alvare who is coming from the USA specially for this event. There has been a huge response to this event but there are still a few places available. If you would like to attend, please contact 0131 623 8902 or email archsecretary
“The Role of the Laity in the Church Today”: a Conference on the Role of the Laity at the Gillis Centre on Saturday 6th October 2018. For more info, contact 0131 623 8902 or email Archsecretary.
Mount Vernon Cemetery Clear-Up: Saturdays in September from 10am-3pm. Contact Anna on 01316238906.