Farewell to Sr Mary Julian and Welcome to Sr. Mary Cora

As you know, after a year working here in the Parish, Sr. Mary Julian will leave us this Friday to return to Australia to take up an academic post as a Lecturer in Philosophy. Her short sojorn here with us has been a great blessing for the parish and we wish her well as she begins this new stage of her life. We will miss her very much and hope that one day she will at least return to visit us again. On Tuesday, Sr. Mary Cora will arrive to take over from Sr. Mary Julian. I know that you will all make her very welcome. 

Newman Meeting

Cardinal Newman

Cardinal Newman

Towards a new ecclesial relationship with between ordained and lay people in the Roman Catholic Church.” The speaker is Dr. Mary Cullen and the venue is Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall on Tuesday 26th September. 

International Students – host families

Academic Families is an agency looking after international students who attend Scottish boarding schools. Students stay in boarding school throughout the term, however during the leave out weekends (2 per term) and half terms many choose not to go home to their home countries but stay with the local host families. The agency is now seeking host families for students coming from Mexico and Spain who are Catholic and would like to attend Mass with their host families. Expenses are reimbursed. For more details contact roni@academicfamilies.com

Young Adults’ Group

The Young Adults’ Group starts again this week at 7pm in the café. Fr Jamie McMorrin from the Falkirk parishes will give us an overview of how happiness and fulfilment are to be found in living as best we can God’s Commandments. After the talk there will be the opportunity to pray together, followed by some refreshments in the pub. It’s a great way to learn more about the our faith, come closer to Christ, and make new friends; so put the date in your diary. All under-35s welcome. See Fr Nick for more details.

International Students – host families

Academic Families is an agency looking after international students who attend Scottish boarding schools. Students stay in boarding school throughout the term, however during the leave out weekends (2 per term) and half terms many choose not to go home to their home countries but stay with the local host families. The agency is now seeking host families for students coming from Mexico and Spain who are Catholic and would like to attend Mass with their host families. Expenses are reimbursed. For more details contact roni@academicfamilies.com

Young Adults’ Group

The Young Adults’ Group makes its return on the 20th September in the café with a new series of talks on the 10 Commandments. After the talk there will be the opportunity to pray together, followed by some refreshments in the pub. It’s a great way to learn more about the our faith, come closer to Christ, and make new friends; so put the date in your diary. All under-35s welcome.

International Students – host families

Academic Families is an agency looking after international students who attend Scottish boarding schools. Students stay in boarding school throughout the term, however during the leave out weekends (2 per term) and half terms many choose not to go home to their home countries but stay with the local host families. The agency is now seeking host families for students coming from Mexico and Spain who are Catholic and would like to attend Mass with their host families. Expenses are reimbursed. For more details contact roni@academicfamilies.com

Welcome to Father Alberto

As I was saying in last week’s newsletter, we are very happy to welcome to the parish Fr. Alberto of the Diocese of Milan who is doing a Master’s at Edinburgh and will be staying with us for the next year. I know that you will make him very welcome.

Farewell to Father Christophe

Fr Christophe returns to his home diocese of Metz on Tuesday after more than three months with us – during which we have greatly benefited from his presence and his English has massively improved. We are extremely grateful to Fr. Christophe for all he has done in the parish over the last months and we wish him well as he takes up his new post as Chancellor of his Diocese. We will keep him in our prayers and hopefully he will return to visit us in the near future.

A Huge Thank-You

to all of you who helped to organise our wonderful Parish Barbeque last week. It was a really lovely occasion and was truly well organised. It is invidious to name individuals – but I’m sure you won’t mind me particularly thanking Mike McNaught-Davies who masterminded operations in the backgound. But thanks to you all for making it such a success. And thank you also to all those 100 or so people who enjoyed pointing out to me – at regular intervals during the afternoon – the wonderful weather we were enjoying… 

International Students – host families

Academic Families is an agency looking after international students who attend Scottish boarding schools. Students stay in boarding school throughout the term, however during the leave out weekends (2 per term) and half terms many choose not to go home to their home countries but stay with the local host families. The agency is now seeking host families for students coming from Mexico and Spain who are Catholic and would like to attend Mass with their host families. Expenses are reimbursed. For more details contact roni@academicfamilies.com

Make your Gifts Matter…

SCIAF’s Real Gifts make great presents for friends and family while helping people in poverty to build a brighter future. See the new catalogue (at the back of the Church) for gifts to suit every budget, from everyday items like school books and chickens to some unusual but life-changing presents like a mobile medical centre or a birth certificate. Visit www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts or call 0141 354 5555 to find out more.

Calling All Bakers from 5 to 95

We are also having a cake stall at the parish BBQ and would love to have your contributions. We need large cakes, small cakes, biscuits, fruit loaves, jam, marmalade, pickles, chutney, etc. If you don’t want to bake perhaps you would like to donate some butter, sugar or flour to help us along. A box will be at the back of the church for any donations from Sunday 6th August. Contact: Maureen McGregor Tel.337 6346 Mobile: 077207 83442  mcgregor885@btinternet.com

The Parish Barbeque

This great event will take place on Sunday 27th August at 1.30pm. Tickets are on sale today after Mass at the bargain price of £5 each or £10 per family. We would also like to run a tombola as well as have a raffle and so would be grateful for donations of items for these – please contact Michael McNaught-Davis for details (michaelmcnd@hotmail.co.uk) or if you have any queries or suggestions.

International Students – host families

 

Academic Families is an agency looking after international students who attend Scottish boarding schools. Students stay in boarding school throughout the term, however during the leave out weekends (2 per term) and half terms many choose not to go home to their home countries but stay with the local host families. The agency is now seeking host families for students coming from Mexico and Spain who are Catholic and would like to attend Mass with their host families. Expenses are reimbursed. For more details contact roni@academicfamilies.com