Help for Syrian Christians

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You will all be aware of the ongoing persecution of Christians in Syria. Action for the Church in Need (ACN) is a organisation trying to help. A fund raising mass is being held on Sunday 8th May in Glasgow. Details below. Also see the link below

Scotland Events

Sunday 8th May at 5:15pm
Celtic themed Mass with Cardinal Bo, Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti and Bishop John Keenan
St Andrew’s Cathedral,
Glasgow
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Entrance to all events is free; donations will go towards ACN’s work around the world. ACN literature and trading stock will be available at all events.

For more information and to register your interest please visit ACN’s full event listings.

http://www.acnuk.org/newsletter_archive.php?action=view&id=457&utm_campaign=Syria+-+If+it+goes+on+like+this%2C+we+Christians+in+Syria+will+disappear&utm_source=acn&utm_medium=email

May Procession – 28th May 2016

The Missionaries of Charity are holding a May Procession in honour of Our Lady on Saturday 28th May 2016. The Procession will start at 2.15pm at the Convent, at 18 Hopetoun Crescent, and will end at the Cathedral. It will be a lovely occasion and the Sisters are inviting you to participate if you possibly can. Everyone in the procession should bring a flower with them to offer to our Lady at the end of the Procession.

Daily Mass

We are very privileged, through the generosity of Fr Derek Powney, to have Mass offered almost every day of the week in this parish. Daily Mass is a beautiful way of focussing our day on Christ who comes to us in the Word proclaimed and in the Blessed Sacrament. If you are able to get to Mass during the week, please do consider making the extra effort – it could change your life!

Summer Camp, 18-21 July 2016

This year we will be taking a group of children (aged 9-14) to Ampleforth Abbey, Yorkshire for a fun-packed few days. On top of all the exciting things we have planned for the week, including a trip to Flamingo Land Theme Park, we will learn more about our faith. Please do encourage your children to come along to this event. Cost £130, full board. Forms available from Fr Nick and Fr Patrick.

Young Adults Retreat

Fr. Nick is away next weekend with the Young Adults Group on Retreat at Pluscarden Abbey. Please keep them (and him) in your prayers that this will be an opportunity for our young people to grow in their faith and in their communion with one another.

Confirmations this Thursday

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His Grace the Archbishop will be conferring the sacrament of Confirmation on our young people this Thursday 28th April at 7pm in the Cathedral – please keep them very much in your prayers. You are all very welcome to attend this beautiful Mass.

Basil Smith RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Basil Smith who died recently. His funeral Mass will take place tomorrow (Monday) at 10.00. Please note the change of time of Mass.

Rota for 1st May 2016

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[table]
Role, Person
Readers, Valerie Thomas & Fergus Christie
Extraordinary Ministers, Fergus Christie/Philip Dorrian/Anna Fraser
Bidding Prayers, Katie Macleod
Passkeepers, Robbie Clarke
Flowers, Pat Hernandez
Tea/Coffee, Gillian Macleod
Cash Counting, Siun & John Whyte
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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

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Couples 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.

Mass Times, Holy Days and Mass Intentions

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DAY, TIME, HOLY DAY, MASS INTENTIONS
Sun 24th, 10.30am, –, Angela Gargaro RIP
Sun 24th, 12 noon (Extraordinary Form), –, —
Mon 25th, 10.00am, Requiem Mass, Basil Smith RIP
Wed 27th, 9.30am, –, —
Thurs 28th, 9.30am, –, —
Fri 29th, 9.30am, St Catherine of Siena, —
Sat 30th, 10.30am, Mass followed by confessions, —
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April Cathedral Concert

This Wednesday, at 7.30, come and hear our fantastic Cathedral organ, played by our equally fantastic organist, in duet with classical saxophonist Anna Wright. There will be a range of music from both sides of the Atlantic, including a world premiere (!) of the Suite Spirituelle by Edinburgh composer Stuart Murray Mitchell. Free admission with retiring collection; refreshments in the Café afterwards.

Daily Mass

We are very privileged, through the generosity of Fr Derek Powney, to have Mass offered almost every day of the week in this parish. Daily Mass is a beautiful way of focussing our day on Christ who comes to us in the Word proclaimed and in the Blessed Sacrament. If you are able to get to Mass during the week, please do consider making the extra effort – it could change your life!

Summer Camp, 18-21 July 2016

This year we will be taking a group of children (aged 9-14) to Ampleforth Abbey, Yorkshire for a fun-packed few days. On top of all the exciting things we have planned for the week, including a trip to Flamingo Land Theme Park, we will learn more about our faith. Please do encourage your children to come along to this event. Cost £130, full board. Forms available from Fr Nick and Fr Patrick.

Collection for Fr David Cullen

We have received a letter of thanks from the Missionaries of Africa who gratefully received the donation we made recently to Fr David Cullen, following the break-in to his home. The Missionaries of Africa are in the process of transferring the money to Fr David. Many thanks, once again, for your generosity.

P4 Parents Meeting

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There is an important parents meeting in preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation at 7pm on Wednesday 20th April in the Cathedral Hall. If you are wishing your child to receive the sacrament it will be necessary to attend this meeting. Please pass the word on.

Rota for 24th April 2016

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[table]
Role, Person(s)
READERS, Catherine & Finn Stewart
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, Chris McCabe/Nancy McDermott/George Paluchowski
BIDDING PRAYERS, Amaka Idigo
PASSKEEPER, Fergus Christie
FLOWERS, Maggie McCloskey
TEA/COFFEE, Sarah McNaught-Davis
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

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Couples 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.