Online Masters course in Religious Education

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For current RE teachers interested in becoming RE specialists, or parishioners with a first degree in teaching who are open to teaching RE in our Catholic schools, this is a helpful pathway towards achieving this goal. Available in September; this is the link to the course webpage: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/standrewsfoundation/news/headline_463423_en.html

Annual Pilgrimage to Scalan

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the college at Scalan in 1716 and a special Mass will be held to mark the occasion at 4pm on Sunday 3rd July. (Scalan can be reached by leaving Tomintoul on the A939 (B9008 Dufftown). Just beyond Auchnarrow, about five miles later, Scalan is signposted on the right on an unclassified but good road, with passing places). Sensible shoes are required and you should be prepared for any weather!

Richmond’s Hope

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

Save the Date!

I know that you will find it difficult to believe (so youthful do I seem to you!) but I will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood this year. I will be marking it with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 7pm on Friday 2nd September at the Cathedral followed by a reception at the Café. If you are free – it would be lovely if you were able to join me in thanking God for this quarter century!

SPREAD

SPREAD is a scheme to help those with special needs get the most out of Catholic liturgy and worship. It is an excellent initiative and has been running in the Diocese for many years. Next Sunday the Diocesan convener will be speaking about SPREAD at the end of Mass in the hope that we might be able to start a SPREAD group here soon.

Missionaries of Charity: Play Scheme Summer Programme 4th – 30th July.

The Mother Teresa Sisters will be holding their annual Summer Programme for children aged 5 – 12 years this July. Open Monday to Friday 3 – 5pm at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish Hall, 106 Constitution Street, EH6 6AW. Programme ends with an outing for families. Registration forms are available at the Sisters’ Convent, 18 Hopetoun Crescent, Edinburgh. 0131 556 5444.

Parish Registration

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Anyone who has not yet filled in and returned a Parish registration Form – please do so as soon as possible! If you have lost your form there are new forms available at the back of the Church.

Baptism Preparation Course

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The next Baptismal Preparation Course will be on Saturday July 2nd at 2pm in the Cathedral Parish Rooms at 63 York Place. Anyone wishing their child to be baptised should contact the Parish Office and book yourselves onto the course.

Ordinations to the Priesthood – 7pm this Friday

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His Grace Archbishop Cushley will be ordaining two young men, Rev. Jaimie McMorrin and Rev. Tony Lappin, to the priesthood at 7pm this Friday 24th June in the Cathedral. This is an important Diocesan event and it would be good if as many people as possible from the Parish could attend. The Ordination Ceremony is beautiful and moving and I do hope you will try to be present if you can.

ROTA for 26th JUNE 2016

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Role, Person(s)
Readers, Teresa Howison/Catriona MacKinnon
Extraordinary Ministers, Margaret Guest/Chris McCabe/Nancy McDermott
Bidding Prayers, Fey Family
Passkeepers, Michael McNaught-Davis
Flowers, Teresa Howison
Tea/Coffee, Nancy & Fiona McDermott
Cash Counting, Ang & John Byrne
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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.

Mass Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

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DAY, TIME, HOLY DAY, MASS INTENTIONS
Sun 19th, 10.30am, –, Angie Tomlinson RIP
Sun 19th, 12:00 (extraordinary form), –, —
Mon 20th, 9.30am, St Aloysius Gonzaga, —
Wed 22nd, 9.30am, –, —
Thurs 23rd, 9.30am, –, —
Fri 24th, 9.30am, Solemnity of the birth of St John the Baptist, —
Sat 25th, 10.30am, Votive Mass of St. Josemaria Escriva, —
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Save the Date!

Save the Date!
I know that you will find it difficult to believe (so youthful do I seem to you!) but I will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood this year. I will be marking it with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 7pm on Friday 2nd September at the Cathedral followed by a reception at the Café. If you are free – it would be lovely if you were able to join me in thanking God for this quarter century!

Summer Camp, 18-21 July 2016

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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.

Annual Summer Pilgrimage to Dunfermline – Today

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Annual Summer Pilgrimage to Dunfermline – Today
You are all invited to visit the sites associated with St. Margaret from 10am onwards today at Dunfermline before the Procession with the Relics of St. Margaret at 3pm and Mass with the Archbishop at 4pm. It is a great occasion – a great day out for all the family.