Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade

Fair Trade

To celebrate Fair Trade fortnight, there will be stalls at St Andrew’s on Sundays 28 February and 6 March. As well as the usual items, there will be an opportunity to buy or order Easter eggs and other chocolate.

NB We have received a certificate thanking us for the £3,314.12 worth of goods we have sold at St Andrew’s and elsewhere during 2015.

Many thanks,
Rosemary Milligan

Save the Dates!

The next Cathedral Colloquium will be on Thursday 25th Feb and will be led by Archbishop Gus Di Noia. Also, parents please note that the young people’s summer camp this year for children in P6-S2 will be 18th-21st July at Ampleforth Abbey. Details and forms to follow.

Cluster Meeting with His Grace the Archbishop

As you probably know, the Archbishop is currently touring the Archdiocese meeting parishioners in their proposed new cluster groups – in order to explain his vision for the future of the Archdiocese and to consult with the faithful. Here at St. Andrew’s, our proposed cluster is with the Cathedral, Holy Cross and St. Margaret Mary’s and the Archbishop will be coming to meet you, the parishioners of these parishes, on Saturday 19th March at 11am in the Cathedral Hall. The meeting will last about an hour and a half and will be an important moment for us as a parish community.

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fair Trade

Fair Trade

To celebrate Fair Trade fortnight, there will be stalls at St Andrew’s on Sundays 28 February and 6 March. As well as the usual items, there will be an opportunity to buy or order Easter eggs and other chocolate. N.B. We have received a certificate thanking us for the £3,314.12 worth of goods we have sold at St Andrew’s during 2015.

Concerts in the Cathedral

Just to let you know that the first of our Cathedral Concerts this year will be on Wednesday 24th February at 7.30pm and will be given by the St. Andrews University (a very good uni – ed!) Chamber Orchestra. Programme to include Mozart, Poulenc and Beethoven. Admission free.

Message from Caroline Reid – New Money Counters Needed

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I am currently trying to recruit a few individuals to help count the cash (ie: offertory, candles and tea & coffee donations) after Sunday Mass and wondered if any of you might be interested. At present, we have 4 teams who cash-count on a rota basis, meaning that – generally – each team is ‘on duty’ once every 4 weeks. If we are able to recruit two or three extra teams, then each team should only be required to count once every six weeks – maybe just 10 times a year. If you are interested, please let me know. Each team will need a minimum of two people (adults), so you can volunteer yourself alone, in which case you would be paired with another, or as a husband/wife team, or a team with yourself and a friend. It is important to note that counting the cash and being on the tea and coffee rota are not compatible, as these roles run concurrently. Although the role is not particularly onerous, training is required and will be provided (by me!) As a guide, counting the cash would normally take between 30 and 45 minutes, depending upon whether there is a special collection. If you would like to find out more, please catch me after Mass one Sunday.

New Altar Servers

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The next training session will take place on Friday 11 March at 6pm, just before Stations. Thanks to all who came on Friday. Hopefully by Easter the sanctuary will be full of newly trained servers. If you would like to join us, see Fr Patrick or Fr Nick

Monthly Saturday Mass and Confessions

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On the last Saturday of each month there will be Mass at St Andrew’s at 11am followed by confessions. This is a great opportunity during this Year of Mercy to experience the love and mercy of God the Father as encouraged by Pope Francis and Archbishop Leo. Please do make use of this opportunity.

Lent 2016 – Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

As a parish during Lent, we are celebrating the Stations of the Cross here in St. Andrews every Friday at 7pm. Stations of the Cross is a beautiful devotion and Fr. Nick, Fr. Dominic and I will lead the stations throughout Lent. They begin at 7pm and end with the distribution of Holy Communion not later than 7.30pm.

Website Problems

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Server Room


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.

Thanks
Web Administrator

Cash Counters Wanted

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Dear All

Firstly, I fully appreciate that all of you already have various commitment(s) at St Andrews, hence being on this email list. However, I am currently trying to recruit a few individuals to help count the cash (ie: offertory, candles and tea&coffee donations) after Sunday Mass and wondered if any of you might be interested.

At present, we have 4 teams who cash-count on a rota basis, meaning that – generally – each team is ‘on duty’ once every 4 weeks. If we are able to recruit two or three extra teams, then each team should only be required to count once every six weeks – maybe just 10 times a year.

If you are interested, please let me know. Each team will need a minimum of two people (adults), so you can volunteer yourself alone, in which case you would be paired with another, or as a husband/wife team, or a team with yourself and a friend.

It is important to note that counting the cash and being on the tea and coffee rota are not compatible, as these roles run concurrently.

Although the role is not particularly onerous, training is required and will be provided (by me!) As a guide, counting the cash would normally take between 30 and 45 minutes, depending upon whether there is a special collection.

If you would like to find out more, please either reply by email or catch me after Mass one Sunday. Unfortunately I will not be at Mass this coming weekend, but should be at St Andrews again on the 21st Feb.

Many thanks
Caroline