Absence

Finally, I know you will be devastated but I will be away from 2-9 October. It will be difficult – but try to survive without me! I’ll see you all the weekend after next.

ACTS

ACTS is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a concert by Gen Verde at Stockbridge Parish Church on Sunday 4th October at 6pm. Tickets priced £7 are available at the door or from Archie McLullich on 0131 667 8850.

Writing your will

the-good-wife_-eike-schroter-cbsWriting your will – This November solicitors in Edinburgh are once again taking part in Will Aid, whereby basic wills are written or updated in exchange for a donation to one of nine charities including SCIAF. For more information see www.willaid.org.uk or call 0300 0309 558.

Meditation

If you would like to find out more about Meditation you might want to go along to the Meditation Group at Sacred Heart Lauriston which meets every Wednesday at 7pm. Call Maciej for more information: 0771 7772614.

RCIA meetings

RCIA meetings for those thinking of becoming Catholic, or who would simply like to know more about the Catholic Faith, take place every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in the parish rooms at 63 York Place. The meetings are open to all non-Catholics who are interested – no commitment is required.

The Book of Remembrance

800px-Winchester_Cathedral_Book_of_RemembrancePlease note that he Book of Remembrance is now on the Sacred Heart side altar. Entries made on the list in the parish rooms have been added to it. If you’d like an entry added, please can you add a row to the paper form on the notice board in the parish room, or let Geraldine Rooney know that you’d like an entry added. In this way we have a backup of all the entries.

World Youth Day – 2016

Connected to the above – our dynamic young curate (!) is organising a Parish Group to attend World Youth Day in Krakow next year. This trip is open to all young people aged between 18-30. The dates are 24 July-5 August 2016 and the whole cost will be around £600 including flights and accommodation. The aged and grumpy Parish Priest will be offering moral support and opportunities for fundraising to support the group. This will be a great trip and places are limited – so if you are interested please speak to Fr. Nick or myself as soon as possible.

Cathedral Youth Forum

The next series of meetings for our young people aged 16-30 will begin on Tuesday 6th October. These meetings will begin at 7pm every Tuesday in the Cathedral Hall. They were a great success last year and are going from strength to strength. So please encourage, and where necessary, enable your young people to come along.

Rota for Sunday 4th October 2015

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Role, Person(s)
Reader, Catriona MacKinnon/Gerry McCloskey
Extraordinary Ministers, Philip Dorrian/Chris Faulkner- MacDonagh/Fergus Christie
Bidding Prayers, Nancy & Fiona McDermott
Passkeepers, Frances Milne
Flowers, Maggie McCloskey
Tea/Coffee, Geraldine Rooney/ Marie McQuillan
Cash Counting, Karla & Sergio Castro
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If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member . Eucharist Ministers: only 1st and 2nd named, if 2 priests saying Mass.

Marriage & Baptisms

wedding-322034_1280Couples planning to get married should contact the parish office at Cathedral House at least six months’ prior to their proposed wedding.

For Baptisms contact the parish office for further information.

Mass Intentions & Feasts

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Day, Time, Holy Day, Mass Intentions
Sun 27, 10:30am, — , Dorothy Callaghan RIP
Sun 27, 12 noon (old rite), –, —
Mon 28, 9:30am, — , —
Wed 30, 9:30am, St Jerome, —
Fri 2, 9:30am, Holy Guardian Angels, — ,
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