Science before Galileo?

The Albertus Institute Autumn Lecture entitled Science before Galileo? Early Dominican Physics will be given by Fr. Peter Hunter OP at 7pm on Monday in the Chaplaincy in George Square.
God Bless You All This Week, Fr Patrick

Church cleaning

Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

Church cleaning: The date of the annual BIG CLEAN of the church and parish rooms has been set for the weekend of 19th and 20th November 2016. Please note this date in your diary. Sign up sheets for volunteers will be placed at the back of the church towards the end of October.

Appeal by SCIAF

Appeal by SCIAF: While we were enjoying summer holidays or getting children ready for school, millions of people were going dangerously hungry after a drought in Southern Africa. For every pound raised by SCIAF for the people of Malawi, the government will match it up to £70,000. For information about the situation and how you can help, please see http://www.sciaf.org.uk

Fr. Piotr Czerwonka

Just to let you know the sad news that Fr. Piotr who is currently Parish Priest of St. John’s Corstorphine, but who was resident at the cathedral for a number of years, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Fr. Piotr will be returning to Poland shortly, please keep him in your prayers.

Young Adults’ Group

Our excellent young adults group will begin to meet again from Wednesday 12th October at 7pm in the Café (note change of day to Wednesday). The Group will meet every Wednesday – there is usually an excellent and stimulating talk followed by discussion, then night prayer and then we adjorn to a local hostelry! This is a great way to learn more about the Faith, and a great way to make new friends, and so we particularly extend a warm invitation to those who are under 35 and new to the city to come along. The talks this session will be about the sacrments and the first (on 12th Oct) will be given by an extraordinarily good and entertaining speaker (known to many of you – ed)! See the poster for more details.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Catholic?

Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

If you are not a Catholic and would like to know more about the faith why not think about comning along to our RCIA group which starts this Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Cathedral parish rooms at 63 York Place? The meetings are informal and very friendly and by coming along you are not committing to anything. All non-Catholics are welcome. If you are interested, contact Christine Burns at christineburns@hotmail.co.uk or just come along on Tuesday.

Divine Mercy Day Of Retreat Next Saturday – ‘Merciful like the Father’

Divine Mercy Day Of Retreat Next Saturday – ‘Merciful like the Father’
Next Saturday,1st October, the Divine Mercy Group will be hosting a day of Recollection led by Fr. Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA. Fr. Peter, who is an inspirational and spiritually uplifting speaker, will be travelling from Poland to lead this event – which will begin at 9.30am and end at 5.00pm in the Cathedral. Numbers are restricted, so to secure your place and to avoid any disappointment on the day please register on: http://www.divinemercygroup.co.uk/day-of-retreat if you wish to attend, or you can contact us by email: info@divinemercygroup.co.uk. All welcome.

George Weigle to Speak at the Cathedral – Tuesday 4th October at 7pm

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The next of our Cathedral Coloquiums will be on Tuesday October 4th when the renown author and Catholic Comentator George Weigel will be speaking at the Cathedral on Converting the Culture: The New Evangelisation and the Future of the West. George Weigle was the official biographer of Pope John Paul II. He is a fascinating thinker and a great speaker who is based in Washington DC. The talk will begin at 7.30 and will be followed by a reception in the Café Camino.

Deep Clean of the Parish House – this Tuesday!

Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

On this Tuesday 27th September we would like to do a deep clean of the House from 2pm-7pm. I realise that this is very short notice – but it leaves us with next weekend to do a final polish if needs be and with this time scale we can accommodate both home birds and 9-5pm workers. You know the principle – that many hands make light work – so… if you could possibly speare even an hour or two on Tuesday it would really help to make the house as presentable as possible before the arrival of the Sisters. Mary Buchan will be corordinating and is taking names at the back of the Church today.

Our Parish House

I will say a few words about this at the end of mass today – but in short to say that, despite some problems with Visas, it appears that the two sisters will be arriving in Britain in the first days of October and will be traveling to Edinburgh shortly after that. The plan at the moment is that they will come to stay at Cathedral House for a a few days while we endeavour to make the House here fully habitable. To which end – we need to ask your help with a …

Enrolment Mass for Children of P3 and P4 Today

This Sunday we welcome in a very special way all our children of P3 and P4, together with their parents and families, who will be enroled for the sacraments of Confession, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Let us keep them very much in our prayers as they prepare for these important steps in their lives of faith.

ROTA for 2nd October 2016

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Role, Person(s)
Readers, Catherine & Finn Stewart
Extraordinary Ministers, Margaret Guest/Chris McCabe/Nancy McDermott
Bidding Prayers, Fergus Christie
Passkeepers, Frances Milne
Flowers, Maggie McCloskey
Tea/Coffee, Gillian Alexander & Caroline Reid
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.

Save the Date!

Advance notice that the next of our Cathedral Coloquiums will be on Tuesday October 4th when the renown author and Catholic Comentator George Weigel will be speaking at the Cathedral on Converting the Culture: The New Evangelisation and the Future of the West. George Weigle was the official biographer of Pope John Paul II. He is a fascinating thinker and a great speaker who is based in Washington DC. I am delighted that he has agreed to come and speak here in Edinburgh and I hope you will put the date in your diaries now and pass the word along to your friends. It will be a great evening!

Divine Mercy Day Of Retreat – ‘Merciful like the Father’

On Saturday 1st October the Divine Mercy Group will be hosting a day of Recollection led by Fr. Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA. Fr. Peter, who is an inspirational and spiritually uplifting speaker, will be travelling from Poland to lead this event – which will begin at 9.30am and end at 5.00pm in the Cathedral. Numbers are restricted, so to secure your place and to avoid any disappointment on the day please register on: http://www.divinemercygroup.co.uk/day-of-retreat if you wish to attend, or you can contact us by email: info@divinemercygroup.co.uk. All welcome.

Young Adults’ Group

Our excellent young adults group will begin to meet again from Wednesday 12th October at 7pm in the Café Camino (note change of day to Wednesday). The Group will meet every Wednesday – there is usually an excellent and stimulating talk followed by discussion, then night prayer and then we adjourn to a local hostelry! This is a great way to learn more about the Faith, and a great way to make new friends, and so we particularly extend a warm invitation to those who are under 35 and new to the city to come along. The talks this session will be about the sacraments and the first (on 12th Oct) will be given by an extraordinarily good and entertaining speaker (known to many of you – ed)! See the poster and flyers in the porch for more details, or speak to myself or Fr Nick.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Catholic?

If you are not a Catholic and would like to know more about the faith why not think about comning along to our RCIA group which starts this Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Cathedral parish rooms at 63 York Place? The meetings are informal and very friendly and by coming along you are not committing to anything. All non-Catholics are welcome. If you are interested, contact Christine Burns at christineburns@hotmail.co.uk or just come along on Tuesday.