Miscellaneous

The National Youth Pilgrimage to St Andrews will take place on 31st August for all those between 16-30 years. To book a place, please contact Youth Initiative at YI@staned.org.uk.

Kiltwalk – Sunday 15th September The Bethany Trust, which does incredible work with the homeless here in Edinburgh, is looking for participants to take part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on 15th September. This is a great opportunity to get a group together and fundraise for the Bethany Trust. And this year every donation made is being boosted by 40% from the Hunter Foundation. See the poster at the back for further details. 

Visitor to Edinburgh? Take a break from the city for a half-day pilgrimage to historic Rosslyn Chapel, or do part of St Margaret’s Way, the great pilgrimage route from Edinburgh to St Andrews? For details on the “Little Camino” please check http://www.thewayofstandrews.com/

SPUC Scotland is concerned about the Scottish Government’s new policy to permit abortion procedures to take place at home, since this trivializes abortion, further cheapens human life and puts women at risk. To support their appeal, please sign the petition in the porch. 

“Passion Perspectives” is a play that will be performed by Christians from Harpenden on 5th-10th August at the Space on North Bridge. For tickets (£9), please contact 0131 510 2386.

Don’t Miss: “Crowned with Glory and Honour” at the Edinburgh Fringe. An Original Christian Play asking key questions about life and who we value in today’s society. Highly Recommended. 6-10 August, 6pm at Carubbers Christian Centre, 65 High Street, Edinburgh. Tickets: 

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/crowned-with-glory-and-honour or 0131 226 0000

Instruction to Counsel for Pro-Life

A day of instruction to counsel for Pro-life will be held in Aberdeen from 10am-4pm on the 26th of August. Some parishioners will be taking an early morning Megabus and return 4.45pm same way. We encourage anyone who feels the call to answer it promptly, especially young people (though not exclusively) who are so in need in this apostolate. Young speaks to young. Heart to heart. Please contact Annabelle White on 0777 762 1821 for more information.

Festival Mass – 18th August

Just for your information, the Festival Mass at the Cathedral will take place this year on Sunday 18th August at 12 noon. This year will be a very significant occasion. We will be celebrating the life and work of Sir James MacMillan who will be present. Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be the celebrant and The Sixteen (an internationally acclaimed choir) will be singing Palestrina at the Mass. It will be a lovely occasion. So, if you love music – it might be something you might like to come along to.

Players Wanted for the “Cathedral” Football Team.

For the last five years our team (which has members from parishes all over Edinburgh) has been competing in the Edinburgh Churches league. If your over 18 and would like to play 11-a-side, please call Brian Murray on 07860 648 301 or Peter Shankland on 07749 179 344. We train on Wednesday nights at 7pm and our games kick off at 10am on Saturdays.

E-Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with special events in the parish by subscribing to the Cathedral’s e-newsletter. Stay connected to the parish wherever you are by simply signing up at the bottom of any page on the website: www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk. 

Disabled Parking

On a related issue – the Council are also planning to drastically reduce the amount of Disabled Parking around the Cathedral (to 2 spaces!!) One of their proposals has been that parking might be provided for the Disabled in the new Car Park under the St. James’ Centre (on a permit basis). If you have a disabled badge and sometimes come to Mass at the Cathedral and would like to be considered in the future for a Parking Permit (for attending Mass) could you please put your name on the lists at the back of the Church. 

Sunday Parking Charges

As you know, Edinburgh City Council are currently discussing the proposal to introduce Sunday parking charges in the city. This move could potentially have a devastating effect on the life and viability of the city center churches. Specifically, it could have a terrible effect on our Cathedral. If you didn’t fill in a form last week – would you please take a couple of minutes to fill one in today and hand it back before you leave Church. The form is also on the website: www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk/sunday-parking

Rota for Next Sunday – 28th July

Role Person(s)
Readers Geraldine Rooney
Valerie Thomas
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion  Fergus Christie
Philip Dorrian
Mairi-Angela Foster
Bidding Prayers  Family
Passkeeper Michael McNaught-Davis
Flowers Clare McKendrick
Tea/Coffee Geraldine Rooney
Marie McQuillan
Cash Counting John & Angela Byrne

If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member.Extraordinary Ministers: we need only the 1st and 2nd named, if 2 priests concelebrate the Mass.

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

DayTimeHoly DayMass Intention
Sunday 14th 10.30amN/AThe Romano Family
Sunday 14th 12.00noon Extraordinary FormN/A
Monday 15th 09.30amSt Bonaventure Patrick Duffy
Tuesday 16th 09.30amOur Lady of Mount CarmelMaureen Dillon (RIP)
Wednesday 17th 09.30amN/AJohn Doyle
Thursday 18th 09.30amN/AMaria McLaren
Friday 19th 09.30am
N/ACarol Anne Higney
Saturday 20th 10.00amSt ApollinarisJ. Bonozzo

Miscellaneous

The National Youth Pilgrimage to St Andrews will take place on 31st August for all those between 16-30 years. To book a place, please contact Youth Initiative at YI@staned.org.uk.

Kiltwalk – Sunday 15th September The Bethany Trust, which does incredible work with the homeless here in Edinburgh, is looking for participants to take part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on 15th September. This is a great opportunity to get a group together and fundraise for the Bethany Trust. And this year every donation made is being boosted by 40% from the Hunter Foundation. See the poster at the back for further details. 

Pilgrimage and St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland? Check out the revival of ancient pilgrimage trails from Edinburgh and all over Scotland to St Andrews  hwww.thewayofstandrews.com  Also check out: www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/members-business-the-way-of-st-andrews-june-11-2019.

SPUC Scotland is concerned about the Scottish Government’s new policy to permit abortion procedures to take place at home, since this trivializes abortion, further cheapens human life and puts women at risk. To support their appeal, please sign the petition in the porch. 

“Passion Perspectives” is a play that will be performed by Christians from Harpenden on 5th-10th August at the Space on North Bridge. For tickets (£9), please contact 0131 510 2386.

There will be a special collection for the Apostolate of the Sea today.Fr Patrick, Fr Jamie, Sr. Mary Simone and Deacon Peter 


Instruction to Counsel for Pro-Life

A day of instruction to counsel for Pro-life will be held in Aberdeen from 10am-4pm on the 26th of August. Some parishioners will be taking an early morning Megabus and return 4.45pm same way. We encourage anyone who feels the call to answer it promptly, especially young people (though not exclusively) who are so in need in this apostolate. Young speaks to young. Heart to heart. Please contact Annabelle White on 0777 762 1821 for more information. 

E-Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with special events in the parish by subscribing to the Cathedral’s e-newsletter. Stay connected to the parish wherever you are by simply signing up at the bottom of any page on the website: www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk. 

Special Collection for Sea Sunday

Today the Church prays for all those who earn their living from the Sea and their families. There will be a retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea, the Church’s maritime welfare agency, which supports seafarers both spiritually and practically through its network of chaplains and volunteers. Without your help it cannot do its work.

Festival Mass – 18th August

Just for your information, the Festival Mass at the Cathedral will take place this year on Sunday 18th August at 12 noon. This year will be a very significant occasion. We will be celebrating the life and work of Sir James MacMillan who will be present. Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be the celebrant and The Sixteen (an internationally acclaimed choir) will be singing Palestrina at the Mass. It will be a lovely occasion. So if you love music – it might be something you might like to come along to.

Players Wanted for the “Cathedral” Football Team.

For the last five years our team (which has members from parishes all over Edinburgh) has been competing in the Edinburgh Churches league. If your over 18 and would like to play 11-a-side, please call Brian Murray on 07860 648 301 or Peter Shankland on 07749 179 344. We train on Wednesday nights at 7pm and our games kick off at 10am on Saturdays.

Disabled Parking

On a related issue – the Council are also planning to drastically reduce the amount of Disabled Parking around the Cathedral (to 2 spaces!!) One of their proposals has been that parking might be provided for the Disabled in the new Car Park under the St. James’ Centre (on a permit basis). If you have a disabled badge and sometimes come to Mass at the Cathedral and would like to be considered in the future for a Parking Permit (for attending Mass) could you please put your name on the lists at the back of the Church.