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Father Nick Welsh

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.

 

Mass Times

  • Sunday AM: at 10:30
  • Holidays of Obligation: Vigil at 7.00pm & 9.30am
  • Weekdays: 9.30am (Saturday at 09:30am)

Father Nick Welsh

 

Volunteer Statistics

There were some questions about this at the AGM for which I didn’t have fresh figures to answer

Label Number Comment
Total Volunteers 80
Active Volunteers 73
Active Volunteer with PVG 34
Active Volunteers with PVG and training 27
Active Volunteers with PVG and no training 7 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 0 Preventing this is the point of the exercise

Bear in mind also that some volunteers occupy multiple roles, some regulated, some not.

Thanks
Fionnbar
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

Edinburgh Concert Night

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.

Race for Life

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.

Fundraising for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC)

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

Faith Summertime Youth Camp

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

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.

Catholic App

Mobile Devices

Mobile Devices

The Catholic App is your smart Catholic companion that helps you to find Mass & Confession with a single tap. You can now download the updated version for iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet by searching for “The Catholic App Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Monastic Experience Weekend

Monastery

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 novicemaster@pluscardenabbey.org

Receiving Communion

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.

Parish Restructuring

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.

Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund – Second Collection Today

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.

Ordination of Patrick Harrison

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.

Saying good bye to Fr. Nick

Farewell

Farewell

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.

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sun 27th 10:30 am Trinity Sun Special Intention
Sun 27th 12:00 noon Extraordinary Form
Fri 1st June 09:30 am St Justin Teresa Clark (RIP)

Rota for Next Sun 3rd June

Role Person(s)
Readers Marie McQuillan & Rosemary Milligan
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott, George Paluchowski
Bidding Prayers Fey Family
Passkeeper Robbie Clarke
Flowers Pat Hernandez
Tea/Coffee Gillian Alexander & Caroline Reid
Cash Counting 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.