Appeal for Accommodation

St. Mary’s Orphanage, Kolkata, India (under the direction of the Christian Brothers): are appealing to any parishioner who may be willing to provide city centre accommodation from August for two Hospitality students taking up scholarships at Napier University. They will also be working with the Missionaries of Charity. If you can help, please contact Jim McGinniss direct at james_cal30@yahoo.co.in

Appeal for Polish Language Books

Appeal for Polish Language Books: Street Reads is an Edinburgh-based community organisation giving away books to homeless readers. Because a book is a place of escape and solace in a hard world. We have many Polish readers and we want them to have the comfort of reading in their own language. If you can donate any paperback novels in Polish, we would be very grateful. Street Reads, Community Space (1st floor), Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

Parish Youth Trip to Ampleforth

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

The Parish Youth Trip to Ampleforth was a gret success and Fr. Nick returned this Thursday suitably exhausted. They had fantastic weather and the kids had a great time but most importantly 65 were taken away and 65 were safely returned! So thanks for your prayers and thanks to Fr. Nick for this excellent initiative.

Parish Football Team

Footballers

Footballers


St Mary’s Cathedral football team have been competing in the multi faith Edinburgh Churches League for the last three seasons. As we approach a new season we’re looking for new players. If you’re interested in taking part please contact either Peter Shankland on 07749 179 344 or Brian Murray on 07860 648 301.

Faith Summer Session 1-5 August 2016

Both Fr. Nick and I will be attending this event for young people aged between 16-30. It is a week-long conference held in Surrey which attracts large numbers of young people from all over the country. The theme of this year’s conference is “Merciful like the Father” and there will be great talks and discussions every day in a relaxed holiday atmosphere. There is a coach going from Scotland – so if you would like to come please speak to either of us as soon as possible.

Parish Registration

Census

Census

We are now processing these forms – so please – if you have not yet filled in and returned a Parish Registration Form –do so as soon as possible! If you have lost a form, new forms available at the back of the Church.

Parish Office appeal

Census

Census

Also, we want to ensure that we have up-to-date and accurate contact information for all those who organise or lead groups in the parish. To that end, if you are involved in leading or organising a group which meets at the parish – or which is connected in any way with the parish – would you please email the office to give them the following information: Your name, group/activity name, telephone number, email address and what day & time you meet. If you don’t have email, please call us with the information. All your details will be kept confidential and will only be used in the running of the Parish. Many thanks.

The Parish Office

Please note that the Parish Office is now staffed from 9am – 12noon Monday-Friday. If you need to contact us for any reason please call 0131 556 1798 during these times.

Word Alive & Bible Alive

Bible

bible

Just to draw your attention to the arrival of the August editions of Word Alive and Bible Alive. For those who like to read the readings, Word Alive has the readings for every Mass during the Month in a convenient format – it costs £1.50. On the other hand Bible Alive has a meditation for every day of the month to help you pray – it costs £2.50. Both are available this Sunday at the back of the Church.

Welcome!

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Welcome to Fr. Victor Adebanjo & Fr. Martin Paramalatan

This week we welcome two visitors to the parish: Fr. Martin from India will be staying for two weeks to help out and Fr. Victor who is returning to Edinburgh for a holiday during the month of August. I know that you will make them both very welcome.

Parish Football Team!

Footballers

Footballers

The Cathedral football team have been competing in the multi faith Edinburgh Churches League for the last three seasons. As we approach a new season they are looking for new players and wonder if anyone from St. Andrews might be hiding their talent. If you’re interested in taking part please contact either Peter Shankland on 07749 179 344 or Brian Murray on 07860 648 301.

Faith Summer Session 1-5 August 2016

Both Fr. Nick and I will be attending this event for young people aged between 16-30. It is a week- long conference held in Surrey which attracts large numbers of young people from all over the country. The theme of this year’s conference is “Merciful like the Father” and there will be great talks and discussions every day in a relaxed holiday atmosphere. There is a coach going from Scotland – so if you would like to come please speak to either of us as soon as possible.

Faith Summertime Camp, Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Parents whose children are attending this are asked to bring them to the departure point at St. Kentigern’s Church, 26 Parkgrove Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 7QR at 8.45am on Monday 18 th July. Please make sure that you arrive on time to ensure an on-time departure and also ensure that they bring with them a completed Medical Consent Form.

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