Wedding

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Wedding: Amaka and Anthony want to inform us of their upcoming wedding which will take place on the 11th of June 2016 in Nigeria. Please pray for them as they begin this journey of a new life together.

Summer Camp, 18-21 July 2016

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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.

Priesthood: Enquirers Weekend 3-5 June, St. Andrews

Are you interested in the priesthood? Why not “come and see” at an Enquirers Weekend of recollection in the historic town of St. Andrews? From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, there will be time for Mass, prayer, coastal walks and social time with others who are perhaps just like you.

Accommodation free. No commitment presumed. Ages 18-50. For further information contact, Fr. Michael-John Galbraith at Vocations@staned.org.uk, or call 01334 472856.

Parish Registration

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In case you were not here over the last weeks – we are trying to update our parish records and we are also looking for new volunteers to help make the work and outreach of our parish community as effective as possible. To this end, I have produced a Parish Registration Form and I am asking you to take it away with you and to prayerfully consider what God might be asking of you, before filling it out and returning it to Fr. Nick or me.

Printed Version of the Readings – Word Alive

I know that many of you miss having the readings to follow in the newsletter which I stopped because of the difficulty of producing a 4 page newsletter. If you would like a printed version of the readings why not try Word Alive available at the back – it has all the readings for the whole month in a very convenient format. Priced only £1 – try it and see!

Bible Alive for June

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The sample Bible Alive magazines for last month went in a matter of minutes! The June edition is now available, priced £2.50. The magazine contains a meditation for each day of the month and is a great way to pray if you need some help.

Cluster Meeting – Next Saturday (June 4 th 10.30am-12.30pm) Holy Cross Parish Hall

The first of the cluster meetings that the Archbishop has asked us to participate in to discern the way forward for the Archdiocese will be at Holy Cross Parish Hall next Saturday 4 th June. I am very sorry about the clash of dates with First Holy Communion – which was entirely my fault. I hope as many of you as possible will be able to be present.

Parish Pilgrimage to Rome

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From next Sunday Fr. Nick and I will be leading our Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and so Fr. Michael will be holding the fort his own for the following week. We will be praying for the whole parish while we are away and ask for your prayers also. If you have any special petitions that you would like us to take with us to the Holy Places please speak to Fr. Nick or myself this week. Also anyone planning to meet us at the Airport – please make sure you let Fr. Nick know asap.

Notre Dame Folk Choir

The Notre Dame Folk Choir (a world renowned choir from the Catholic University of Notre Dame) will be singing at an Ecumenical Service at St. Andrews Church, Clermiston on Sunday May 22nd, at 6.00pm. This is their third visit to Scotland and they are being hosted by St. Joseph’s RC Parish in Sighthill, in Edinburgh. The Choir will also perform in concert at St. Catharine’s Convent, Lauriston Gardens, in Edinburgh on Saturday evening, May 21st at 7.30pm.

Richmond’s Hope

Richmond’s Hope – a charity which supports bereaved children – are holding a sponsored walk around Arthur’s Seat on Sunday 14th August. To register or for more information please call: 0131 661 6818.

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.

Summer Camp, 18-21 July 2016

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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.