meets in 63 York Place on Fridays at 7 p.m. Afterwards you are welcome for refreshments and to socialize. www.meetup.com/Christian-Meditation-Group/events
The Young Adults’ Group meets in the Cathedral Café this Tuesday at 7.30pm, after Stations of the Cross. This week we welcome back to the Cathedral Fr Nick Welsh, who will speak to us about Blessed Giuseppe Puglisi, a priest from Sicily who was murdered in 1993 after standing up to the Mafia.
For the first time in literally ages the parish is going on a day out!! On Saturday 11th May we will travel in two coaches to Scone Palace, near Perth. It will be a lovely day out and a great occasion to build up the Community of the parish. Tickets are priced at only £20 for adults which includes everything including lunch (Cheap – Ed!). And to encourage families (through the generosity of a very kind benefactor) we are offering tickets for children at only £5!! There are only 100 places on the trip – so hurry to buy your tickets after Mass today – while stocks last!!
The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood, from 22nd-24th March at St. Mary’s Monastery, Kinnoull. For details see email@example.com or contact Catherine on 0131 665 3383. Completed Applications must be returned by 9th March 2019.
The Young Adults’ Group meets as usual this Tuesday at 7pm in the Cathedral Café. This week we are delighted to welcome the Mary McGinty, who will talk about St Josemaria Escriva, the Spanish priest and founder of Opus Dei. His message was that everyone, regardless of their state of life, is called to seek holiness through the fulfilment of the ordinary duties of everyday life.
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The Young Adults’ Group meets again this Tuesday at 7pm, to find out more about one of the newest saints of the Church, the martyred bishop of San Salvador, St Oscar Romero. Our speaker will be Fr William Pearsall, S.J. the parish priest of Sacred Heart parish here in the city, where a new shrine to St Oscar Romero has recently been opened. Do come along!
This Wednesday we welcome Fr Basil Clark, David Bradwell (from the Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees) and Alex Holmes (who has worked extensively with refugees in the West Bank) for a Panel Discussion on Refugees and Migrants and what Catholics can do to support them. The format will be three short presentations followed by a question and answer session. Wednesday at the Cathedral Café at 7.30pm
This week, we welcome the Missionaries of Charity who will speak to us about their foundress, St Teresa of Calcutta. The talk will begin, as always, at 7pm and be followed by discussion, night prayer and a trip to the pub. All young adults, aged 18-35, are very welcome.
“Is leadership too important to be left to leaders?” Jesuit Missions welcomes Fr Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, to Donhead Primary School, Edge Hill, Wimbledon on Wednesday 27th February at 19:30 to speak about how we can respond to the challenges of social justice, Care of Creation and leadership from an Ignatian perspective. All welcome.
This week the Young Adults Group welcome Sister Andrea Fraile. Our saint for this week is St Gianna Molla, an Italian doctor who died to save her unborn child. She is a great witness to the sanctity of life, and a model of the pursuit of holiness through work and family life. The talk will begin at 7pm in the Cathedral café. All young adults, aged 18-35, are very welcome.
Thanks to Marie and to all who helped organize the Burns Supper on Friday. If you didn’t make it along – you missed yourself – because it was a great night. Thanks to all who attended.
“Is leadership too important to be left to leaders?” Jesuit Missions welcomes Fr Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, to Donhead Primary School, Edge Hill, Wimbledon on Wednesday 27th February at 19:30 to speak about how we can respond to the challenges of social justice, Care of Creation and leadership from an Ignatian perspective. Free event, all welcome.
The Cathedral Young Adults group will meet again this Tuesday at 7pm in Cathedral Café. We welcome Joanna Bogle, journalist, broadcaster and author of many books, who will give a talk on the life and witness of St John Paul II. All adults aged 18-35 very welcome.
The Parish Social Committee are holding a Burns Supper in the Parish rooms on Friday 1st February at 7pm. It will be a wonderful occasion for us to celebrate the Bard and to socialize with one another. The cost is a very reasonable £15 (including supper) with any profits to the Parish project. Tickets are available from Geraldine Rooney or Marie McQuillan after Mass.
The Augustinian Canonesses at Boarbank Hall offers a variety of talks, courses and retreats for 2019. Please see their website, www.boarbankhall.org.uk for more information.
Professor John Wyatt will give a Public Lecture on Monday 4th February at 7.00pm, on “Being Human in an age of Artificial Intelligence” at the James Watt Centre on the Edinburgh Campus of Herriot Watt University. Refreshments will be served from 6.00pm. Registration via Eventbrite by 31st January Ruth.Duncan or call 0131 451 4508
Young people from all over the world will join Pope Francis in Panama this week for World Youth day. Please keep them and him in your prayers, and if you are interested you can watch all the major events online on: www.shalomworld.org/wyd
After a Christmas break, the Young Adults’ Group will resume on Tuesday. We are beginning a new series of discussions focusing on the saints of the modern world. The first talk will be titled, “Do Not Be Afraid to Be Saints: The Call to Holiness in the Twenty-First Century” and will take place at 7pm in Cathedral Café. All adults aged 18-35 very welcome.
There will be an evening to remember the pilgrimage to Rome earlier this year on Friday the 23rd November at 7.00pm in the Parish Rooms here at St. Andrew’s. A buffet, wine etc!