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!
Due to the high demand for tickets, we have managed to get some more places for our parish trip to Scone Palace on Saturday the 11th of May. If you would like a ticket (priced at £20 for adults and only £5 for children – including lunch!), please contact the Parish Office.
Edinburgh Westerhailes Odeon will be showing an inspirational Christian film “Let There Be Light” on Easter Saturday and again on the Tuesday after Easter. Performance times will be on the Odeon website this Tuesday. Do try and see it! For details www.christianfilms.co.uk
Tonight, the 7th April, the Archbishop will meet with Young Adults at Gillis Centre at 5pm. Please see the poster in the porch for more information.
Next Sunday, the 14thof April, the Archbishop will lead a day for young adults age 16-30 at the Gillis Centre. The event will run from 2-6pm and will include Catechesis, Mass and Fellowship. For more information, please contact Father Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 623 8900
This week, the Young Adult’s Group welcomes Father Scott Deeley who will talk about the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal, in 1918. Please join us in the Café at 7pm for a great talk!
There are still a few tickets for the Trip to Scone Palace on Saturday 11thMay. Why not come?
Would you like to meet someone special? Give the next Catholic Speed Dating event a go in Glasgow at 7pm on Saturday 6th April. For information: email@example.com.
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!
The Archbishop will say a special mass in the Cathedral to celebrate married couples on Wednesday 1st of May at 7.30pm. All married couples from around the Archdiocese are invited to attend and to renew their wedding vows. The Mass will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Hall.
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!
There are still a few tickets for the Trip to Scone Palace on Saturday 11thMay. Why not come and join us for what will be a lovely community day out!!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Young Adults’ Group will meet in the Cathedral Café this Tuesday at 7.30pm, after Stations of the Cross. This week’s guest speaker is Fr Ninian Doohan, who will speak to us about Fr Willie Doyle, an Irish Jesuit priest who was killed during the First World War.
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.