Camino de Santiago – Practical Pilgrim Day – Saturday 30th March at St Andrew’s and St George’s West, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA. From 10am to 2:30pm. To register please visit: www.csj.org.uk/edinburgh-practical-pilgrim-day-saturday-30th-march-2019/
The Augustinian Canonesses at Boarbank Hall offers a variety of talks, courses and retreats for 2019. Please see their website, www.boarbankhall.org.uk for more information.
New Dawn Conference on 8th-12th July at St Andrews. For info visit www.newdawninscotland.com
Can you give one hour (Same day & time) each week in Lent to pray for Life on Chalmers St between 11am & 12 midday. If so, ring Annabelle 07777621821.
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
Prayer leaflets and a poster for further information are available in the porch.
On 24thMarch and 7thApril at 5pm the Archbishop will meet with Young Adults at Gillis Centre. Please see the poster in the porch for more information.
The Archbishop has received word from Rome that his decision to merge our parishes has been upheld by the Congregation for Clergy. This means that St Andrew’s and the Cathedral are now one Parish. While I can understand why some may regret this merger, we should take comfort from the fact that, unlike in many other places, we will retain our beautiful church and the name of St Andrew. Soon we will begin the process of bringing our two communities together in as many ways as we can.
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.
The annual pilgrimage in honor of St Margaret will take place on Sunday 2nd June. Pilgrims are invited to visit sites in Dunfermline associated with the life of the saint from 11am. At 1.45pm we will gather at the Pittencrieff Park gates for the procession. The day will conclude with Holy Mass, celebrated by His Grace the Archbishop, in St Margaret’s Memorial Church at 3pm. For more information, please visit www.stmargaretsdunfermline.co.uk.
The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available at the back of the church.
By giving, reflecting and acting with SCIAF during Lent, your parish is helping people like Lydia from Uganda to work their way out of poverty. By supporting SCIAF this Lent you can ensure this vital work continues.
We need new catechists to join our Childrens classes in early September. Classes take place in this church 9:30-10:10am on Sunday mornings during school term. The more volunteers we have; the easier it is to job-share. As this role involves working with our P1-P7 children, who are at a vulnerable age, applicants will need to receive regulatory safeguarding (PVG) approval in advance of taking up the position. Therefore, we are seeking commitment now so that the safeguarding process can be completed with no last-minute rush. If you could help, please speak to Fr Jamie or Mary Buchan before or after mass. Thank you – we would love to hear from you!
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!!
There will be an extra Mass this week on Tuesday at Ravelston to celebrate St. Joseph. His Grace the Archbishop will also celebrate the 12.45pm Mass in the Cathedral on Tuesday for the Response of the Soul of Cardinal O’Brien on the occasion of the first anniversary of his death.
Every week during Lent there will be Stations of the Cross here at Ravelston on Thursdays at 7pm.
|Readers||Catherine & Finn Stewart|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott, Margaret Guest|
|Bidding Prayers||Fey Family|
|Tea/Coffee||Nancy & Fiona McDermott|
|Cash Counting||Siun & John Whyte|
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.
Responsorial Psalm: The Lord is my light and my help
Collection for Sunday 3rd March – £441.05;
Sunday 10th March: £421.65;
Second collection (SCIAF/Crib fund) – £258.72;
|Day||Time||Holy Day||Mass Intention|
|Sunday 17th||10:30 am||NA||Tom Sutherland (RIP)|
|Sunday 17th||12 noon||Extraordinary Form||NA|
|Tues 19th||09:30am||St. Joseph||Bridget Martin (RIP)|
|Fri 22nd||09:30 am||NA||Moyra Veronica Banks (RIP)|