Cathedral Welcomers for the Festival

Edinburgh Cathedral

Edinburgh Cathedral

The Parish Council at the Cathedral have decided to organise a rota of people to welcome visitors to the Cathedral during the Edinburgh International Festival. For this we need volunteers! The idea is to have two people on duty, in two shifts (morning 10-12.30 and afternoon 1.30-4.30), between Monday 7th August and Saturday 26th August. These two people will man a stall at the entrance to the Cathedral and welcome all those who visit. They will also have information about the Cathedral to hand out. I know it’s the Cathedral, and not Ravelston, but if you had some spare time and think you might be able to help in this important initiative – do have a word with me. I think it’s a great idea and it is a worthy apostolate. There will be training provided for volunteers.

Next Cathedral Coloquium – Monday 6 February

Advance notice that the next Cathedral Coloquium will be given by His Excellency, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. Archbishop Auza will be in Scotland to celebrate International Interfaith Week, and we are delighted that he has agreed to come to the Cathedral to speak to us about Interfaith Dialogue – a really important theme in our own times. The talk will begin at 7pm and will be followed by drinks and canapés in the Café Camino. Please put the date in your diaries and please pass the word on. It promises to be a stimulating evening.

Next Cathedral Coloquium – Monday 6 February

Advance notice that the next Cathedral Coloquium will be given by His Excellency, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.

Archbishop Auza will be in Scotland to celebrate International Interfaith Week, and we are delighted that he has agreed to come to the Cathedral to speak to us about Interfaith Dialogue – a really important theme in our own times.

The talk will begin at 7pm and will be followed by drinks and canapés in the Café Camino. Please put the date in your diaries and please pass the word on. It promises to be a stimulating evening.

Mass for Vocations

Dear Reverend Fathers and Friends,

If you have space in your newsletter for this Sunday, I would be so grateful if you could please very kindly mention our Mass for Vocations which will be held on Friday 20th January at 7.30 pm at St. Joseph’s House, 43 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh.

Everyone is most welcome to join us in praying for this special intention.

Thank you.

God Bless you.

With prayerful best wishes,

Sister Mary Bridget

Little Sisters of the Poor
St. Joseph’s House
43 Gilmore Place
Edinburgh
EH3 9NG

George Weigle to Speak at the Cathedral – Tuesday 4th October at 7pm

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The next of our Cathedral Coloquiums will be on Tuesday October 4th when the renown author and Catholic Comentator George Weigel will be speaking at the Cathedral on Converting the Culture: The New Evangelisation and the Future of the West. George Weigle was the official biographer of Pope John Paul II. He is a fascinating thinker and a great speaker who is based in Washington DC. The talk will begin at 7.30 and will be followed by a reception in the Café Camino.

Save the Date!

Advance notice that the next of our Cathedral Coloquiums will be on Tuesday October 4th when the renown author and Catholic Comentator George Weigel will be speaking at the Cathedral on Converting the Culture: The New Evangelisation and the Future of the West. George Weigle was the official biographer of Pope John Paul II. He is a fascinating thinker and a great speaker who is based in Washington DC. I am delighted that he has agreed to come and speak here in Edinburgh and I hope you will put the date in your diaies now and pass the word along to your friends. It will be a great evening!

Canonisation of Blessed Teresa Of Calcutta

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta at a pro-life meeting on July 13, 1986 in Bonn, Germany

A novena to Bl. Teresa of Calcutta will be held on 27th Aug – 4th Sep preceded by Adoration from 6pm at the Convent, 18 Hopetoun St. A thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral by Archbishop Leo Cushley on 5th Sep at 7pm followed by a reception at Café Camino. All are welcome.

Fr Patrick’s Silver Jubilee – THIS FRIDAY

Fr Patrick’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations will take place in the Cathedral this Friday with Mass at 7pm. The whole parish is invited, and it would be great to see as many of you there to give thanks to God for his service and to celebrate with him. Mass will begin at 7pm, followed by a buffet reception in the hall. We will present to him the proceeds from the second collection last week – thank you very much for your generosity in this regard – and I look forward to seeing you all on Friday.

Canonisation of Blessed Teresa Of Calcutta:

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta at a pro-life meeting on July 13, 1986 in Bonn, Germany

A novena to Bl. Teresa of Calcutta will be held on 27th Aug – 4th Sep preceded by Adoration from 6pm at the Convent, 18 Hopetoun St. A thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral by Archbishop Leo Cushley on 5th Sep at 7pm followed by a reception at Café Camino. All are welcome.

Safeguarding Training

Brian and Marion (the archdiocesan trainers) have kindly agreed to deliver a safeguarding training session on Wednesday 7th September in the Cathedral Hall from 7-9.

ALL volunteers in regulated roles are urged to attend but those who have not had training since the big changes in 2014 are a particular priority.

Keep an eye on the website for any updates

Fionnbar Lenihan
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

Safeguarding Training

Brian and Marion (the archdiocesan trainers) have kindly agreed to deliver a safeguarding training session on Wednesday 7th September in the Cathedral Hall from 7-9.

ALL volunteers in regulated roles are urged to attend but those who have not had training since the big changes in 2014 are a particular priority.

Keep an eye on the website for any updates

Fionnbar Lenihan
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

Online Masters course in Religious Education:

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For current RE teachers interested in becoming RE specialists, or parishioners with a first degree in teaching who are open to teaching RE in our Catholic schools, this is a helpful pathway towards achieving this goal. Available in September; this is the link to the course webpage: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/standrewsfoundation/news/headline_463423_en.html

The Parishes of St John the Evangelist and St Mary Magdalene

Are seeking an open-hearted and experienced administrator to come and join the pastoral team on a flexible, part-time basis to support our two Parishes. The Administrator will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Sister Parishes, working closely with the Parish Priest and the Pastoral Team. Informal enquiries and to receive full details of the role and how to apply are available from Fr. Jock Dalrymple jockdalrymple@postmaster.co.uk T: 0131 669 5447. Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 4th July with interviews anticipated on Tuesday 12th July 2016.

Safeguarding Training

Brian and Marion (the archdiocesan trainers) have kindly agreed to deliver a safeguarding training session on Wednesday 7th September in the Cathedral Hall from 7-9.

ALL volunteers in regulated roles are urged to attend but those who have not had training since the big changes in 2014 are a particular priority.

Keep an eye on the website for any updates

Fionnbar Lenihan
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

Online Masters course in Religious Education

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For current RE teachers interested in becoming RE specialists, or parishioners with a first degree in teaching who are open to teaching RE in our Catholic schools, this is a helpful pathway towards achieving this goal. Available in September; this is the link to the course webpage: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/standrewsfoundation/news/headline_463423_en.html

Ordinations to the Priesthood – 7pm this Friday

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Ordination

His Grace Archbishop Cushley will be ordaining two young men, Rev. Jaimie McMorrin and Rev. Tony Lappin, to the priesthood at 7pm this Friday 24th June in the Cathedral. This is an important Diocesan event and it would be good if as many people as possible from the Parish could attend. The Ordination Ceremony is beautiful and moving and I do hope you will try to be present if you can.

Parish Clusters

As part of the dialogue across the diocese begun by the Archbishop, the four parishes in our cluster (the Cathedral, St Andrew’s, Holy Cross and St Margaret Mary ) are taking part in three meetings to discuss where we see signs of spiritual and physical vibrancy in our parishes; how could these be strengthened; and what liturgical, community and service acticities could be shared across the cluster, or need to be carried out in individual parishs. The first of those meetings was held at Holy Cross on 4 June, and a fuller note for all three  parishes to read and reflect on will be prepared shortly. Everyone is invited to the second meeting which will be held in October – details to follow.

Parish Clusters

As part of the dialogue across the diocese begun by the Archbishop, the four parishes in our cluster (the Cathedral, St Andrew’s, Holy Cross and St Margaret Mary ) are taking part in three meetings to discuss where we see signs of spiritual and physical vibrancy in our parishes; how could these be strengthened; and what liturgical, community and service acticities could be shared across the cluster, or need to be carried out in individual parishs. The first of those meetings was held at Holy Cross on 4 June, and a fuller note for all three  parishes to read and reflect on will be prepared shortly. Everyone is invited to the second meeting which will be held in October – details to follow.