Lunch Concert with Barbara Dickson

The Cathedral Fundraising Group will be hosting a lunch concert at the New Club on Monday the 30thSeptember at 12.30pm. Besides a spectacular three course lunch, there will also be a performance by Barbara Dickson and an opportunity to talk to Barbara afterwards. For more information, please see Valerie Ball or Oliver Cookson, or contact the Parish Office. There is only a limited amount of tickets (£45/person) available, so first come, first served!

Key-Role Volunteers Needed

Thank you to everyone who have signed up to help with the Children’s Catechism Classes in September! We are also in need of some key-role volunteers for small, but extremely important, tasks in the parish, such as cleaning the church, helping with teas & coffees on Sundays, washing and ironing the Sacred Linens and arranging flowers for the church. The more volunteers we have; the easier it is to job-share. If you would be willing to help, please speak to Fr Jamie or Mary Buchan before or after mass. Thank you – we would love to hear from you!

Young Adults Group Tuesday at 7.30pm – Cardinal Van Thuan 

Following the Stations of the Cross on Tuesday, the Young Adults’ Group will meet in the Cathedral Café on Tuesday at 7.30pm. This week, Father Ross Campbell, the Catholic Chaplain at Glasgow University, will come and talk about Venerable Nguyen Van Thuan who was imprisoned by the Communist government for 13 years. In prison, the Cardinal lived the most extraordinary life of heroic virtue. It will be a great talk, so do come along! 

Welcome to Fr. Jinse and Fr. Ephraim!


This week we welcome the arrival of two new priests to the parish Community. Fr. Jinse is an Indian priest who has come to Edinburgh to minister to the growing Syro-Melabar Community here in the city. He will be living at the Cathedral and helping out during the week while ministering to the Syro-Melabar Catholics at the weekend. Fr. Ephraim is a Nigerian priest who has just completed his Doctorate in Canon Law and is coming to work at our Diocesan Chancery to gain Chancery experience before returning home. He will be working during the week at the Chancery and living at Cathedral House. Both priests will be staying for a few years. I know that you will make them very welcome. 

Catholic Speed Dating

Would you like to meet someone special? Let’s Meet is sort of like speed dating and is a very friendly, relaxed way to meet fellow single Catholics (Aged 21-40). We need good, strong Catholic couples and families for the future of our Church. So please, give the next Catholic Speed Dating event a go in Glasgow at 7pm, Saturday 6th April. To buy a £10 ticket email

Parish Outing to Scone Palace – Sat 11th May

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!!

Weekend for Those Suffering through Divorce, Separation or Widowhood

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 or contact Catherine on 0131 665 3383. Completed Applications must be returned by 9th March 2019.

Young Adults Group – St Josemaria Escriva

Josemaria Escriva

Josemaria Escriva

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.