WARMEST THANKS

Maureen & Ian McGregor and family would like to express their warmest thanks to Father Patrick and the many parishioners who joined in our Diamond Wedding Mass and celebration on St Andrew’s night to make it a truly memorable occasion. Our thanks also to our friends who showered us with many generous gifts and blessings.

Syrian Voices Choir

Syrian Children

Syrian Children

Syrian Voices Choir – Concert this Wednesday at 7pm in the Cathedral
‘The Welcoming’ is a charity set up to welcome people who have arrived in Scotland under difficult circumstances. On Wednesday at 7pm, we will jointly host a fundraiser featuring the Syrian Voices Choir, who will sing songs from their homeland. There will also be the opportunity to sample some traditional Syrian food. You can get tickets on the door (£10, £5 conc.) or online at thewelcoming.org/newscotscelebration

St. Andrews Day – this Thursday

St Andrew

St Andrew

Just a reminder that Thursday is our national feast day and also our patronal feast here in Ravelston. The Archbishop will celebrate the 12.45 Mass at the Cathedral. And then at 7pm here in Ravelston we will have a double celebration of St. Andrew and also of Ian and Maureen McGregor who will be celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary. To celebrate these 3 very important people (sic – ed!) we will have a champagne reception in the Hall, and Ian and Maureen would like to invite you all to join them. It will be lovely occasion and I hope you will be able to come.

Young Adults’ Group

The series on the Ten Commandments continues this Wednesday at 7pm in the Cafe. Fr Jonathan Whitworth, a newly-ordained priest of Paisley diocese, will speak on the Church’s vision of sex and love (the sixth commandment). There will be night prayer and a chance to socialise in the pub afterwards. All under-35’s welcome.

Syrian Voices Choir

‘The Welcoming’ is a charity set up to welcome people who have arrived in Scotland under difficult circumstances. On Wednesday 29th November at 7pm, the Cathedral will jointly host a fundraiser featuring the Syrian Voices Choir, who will sing songs from their homeland. There will also be the opportunity to sample some traditional Syrian food. You can get tickets on the door (£10, £5 conc.) or online at thewelcoming.org/newscotscelebration

Young Adults’ Group

The group continues to meet each Wednesday. This week, after the 7.30pm Mass for All Saints in the Cathedral, we will have a guided Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament, ending with Benediction. All under-35s welcome.

Young Adults’ Group

The series on the Ten Commandments continues this Wednesday at 7pm in the Cafe. Sr Mary Pierre Jean Wilson, RSM will speak on a detachment from possessions and worldliness (the tenth commandment). There will be night prayer and a chance to socialise in the pub afterwards. All under-35’s welcome.

Parish Pilgrimage to Rome

Rome

Rome

We have had a great deal of interest in the proposed pilgrimage to Rome from 11-15 June to celebrate Patrick Harrigan’s ordination to the diaconate. There will be an information evening for all those interested – even those who didn’t put their name down – on Monday 30th October at 7pm in the Cathedral hall, where booking forms will be available. If you are unable to be at the meeting but would like a form, please be in touch with Sr Mary Cora at the office.

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.