“The Catholic App” is your smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, news, bible readings, online parish communities and more. You can now read the newsletter for St Andrew Ravelston inside the app (tap News/Add Feed/St Andrew’s Ravelston). Download the app for iPhone/iPad or Android by searching for “The Catholic App, Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.
This is a test
The website won’t be updated for the next week or so due to being out of the country. If it’s super-urgent you can send an email and I’ll see what I can do.
Just a cheeky addendum to the previous post …
We could also do with some help with the parish website, both maintenance and taking it forward. For example, we have a FaceBook page and Twitter feed that are currently only used to forward items from the website.
The website runs on WordPress, an industry standard platform, and might make a nice addition to a CV. Unlike some of the other volunteer roles it can all be done from the comfort of your own home. Mail me at email@example.com if you might be interested.
Spare a thought for our hard working firewall …
I’ll be checking messages until 31-12-17 then offline for a week. Have a happy Christmas and New Year
There haven’t been any website updates for the last week as I haven’t had any newsletters emailed from the cathedral where it’s prepared
If any parishioner has a copy of this or last weeks newsletter they could scan to
Thank you for your patience
A plug-in used to generate tables (for mass days and times and rotas chiefly) has been withdrawn from service for security reasons. That means all past posts and pages containing tables will be broken. I will replace the offending plugin with straightforward HTML tables going forward and fix pages but not old posts
The Catholic App developed in partnership with the Archdiocese, helps you find nearby Mass and Confession instantly, using your mobile. We are now inviting Catholics in Edinburgh with an Android smartphone to join our early access using this link: http://eepurl.com/cLbyov After you register, you will get a download link within 24h, and you get to use the app before it is launched to the public, and you can provide your feedback. The iPhone version will follow.
I’ll be on holiday from 6th April to 16th inclusive and will realistically be a while catching up thereafter. The assistant website administrator will be with me so there won’t be any website updates or uploaded newsletters for at least 2 Sundays. If it’s not time-sensitive send it in anyway and I’ll put it up when I get back
The post of assistant to the assistant website admin remains vacant …
DAY, TIME, HOLY DAY, MASS INTENTION
Sun 22nd, 10.30am, Third Sunday, James Mattocks Sp. Int.
Sun 22nd, 12 noon, Extraordinary Form, —
Fri 27th, 9.30am, St Angela Merici, Judy Herring Sp. Int.
Fri 23rd, 9.30am, –, Devi Jothis Sp. Int.
For those with an interest here are some statistics for the website. Overall traffic is quite healthy though we’re not quite at Amazon levels of traffic.
I was a little surprised to see that we get more new than returning visitors. Also interesting is that the largest number of visitors are on the iOS operating system meaning iPhone or iPad. The mobile version of the website hopefully serves this group well.
There was a computer problem in the cathedral this week and the newsletter wasn’t produced. Normal service next week if we get a newsletter
Apologies for the interruption
Due to a family bereavement I had to leave for Ireland at fairly short notice and do a lot of catching up afterwards. The website has therefore fallen behind in terms of updates.
We should get a fresh crop of updates later today and be back on track thereafter
IT-minded volunteers for backup webmaster gratefully received!
There have been problems with the software that allows the website to be updated over the last week. Overzealous security measures effectively locked us out.
After some forthright dialog with the hosting company it seems to be fixed now, apologies for lack of updates. Let me know if anything doesn’t work.
Just a test after a technical problem