Can be found at this link
* Carols and Readings 8:30 PM,
* Vigil Mass 9:00 PM
* Midnight Mass in the Extraordinary Form
* Mass 10:00,
* Mass 12 noon in the Extraordinary Form
* Fri 30th Dec – No Mass
* 1st Jan 2017 – Solemnity of Our Lady, Mother of God, Mass 10:30, 12 noon (Extraordinary Form)
Fr Victor has written with an update on the progress of the church construction in his new parish in Nigeria. He would like to reiterate his thanks, and that of his parishioners, for the monies donated by St Andrew’s parish towards this project. A copy of his email together with some photographs showing the progress of the work, is pinned to the notice board in the Parish Rooms.
A charity ball is being organized by the Knights of Malta Saturday 25 March 2017. The ball will raise money for two good causes: the International Disabled Camp 2018, a camp for disabled children, and Dial a Journey, which provides door to door transport services to those who have mobility problems and cannot access public transport. The cost of the ball is £90 per person. The dress code is Black Tie. If you are interested, please contact Rosemary and Andrew Milligan.
Are you an active 16-70 year old who enjoys a challenge? Why not sign up for our new ‘church and rooms’ weekly cleaning rota? Having listened to you, the Parish Council have terminated the cleaners contract and welcome volunteers to join this elite team. Family teams welcome. Please sign up at the door of the church or contact a member of the Parish Council.
Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Fair Trade stalls. Stalls were held at St Andrew’s (twice), Peter’s school and the Milligan home. We have returned £1,343.17 to the One World Shop. They allow us to keep 5%. Together, that 5%, donations and the money raised by Geraldine’s tablet sale, have enabled us to send £250 to Fr David Cullen in Zambia.
Fr Nicklas has asked if we would support him in ensuring the children in his parish get a Christmas present this year. Even more so than last year, there are tight restrictions on parcels and so we will once again send him the money to buy locally. As with last year, please:
- take a tag from the tree and leave a donation in the basket (£10 is what we donated last year but all amounts welcome);
- Take a Christmas card and write a little note to the child you have sponsored (apparently these letters from a far off land were almost a bigger hit than the presents!!);
- Take the tag home for your tree
- Write your name on the sponsor sheet just so Marie McQuillan can account for the money.
Please note that Masses for Christmas are;
- 9pm Christmas Vigil Mass, (preceeded by a service of readings and carols beginning at 8.30pm)
- 10am on Christmas Day
- Special Advent Candlelit Mass at 7pm on Monday
- The last of our beautiful Advent Masses will be this Thursday at 7pm. There has been a wonderful turn out for these Masses so far. If you haven’t managed along yet why not come on Thursday?
- Christmas Eve – Carols and Readings 8:30 PM, Vigil Mass 9:00 PM, Midnight Mass in the Extraordinary Form
- Christmas Day – Mass 10:00, Mass 12 noon in the Extraordinary Form
- Fri 30th Dec – No Mass
- 1st Jan 2017 – Solemnity of Our Lady, Mother of God, Mass 10:30, 12 noon (Extraordinary Form)
Lecture at Heriot-Watt University Chaplaincy: Professor John Lennox from the University of Oxford will give the annual public lecture at Heriot-Watt University, entitled “The God Question: Is there more to the Universe Than Matter and Energy?” on Monday, 13th February, 2017 at 6:30pm at the James Watt Centre, Edinburgh campus. For more information contact Ruth.Duncan@hw.ac.uk.
“Prefer Nothing to the Love of Christ”: Come and spend the weekend living with a monastic community and experience a life of prayer and work of hospitality at the Monastery of Our Lady of Hyning for single Catholic men and women in their 20s-40s. Friday 27th January – Sunday 29th January, 2017. For more information contact Sr Mary Bernard at Monastery of Our Lady of Hyning, Warton, Carnforth, LA5 9SE 01524 732 684 or email email@example.com.
Scottish Churches Housing Action are looking for volunteers to help twice a year with their newsletter mailings, usually November and around Easter. It’s no more than a morning’s work and free tea/ coffee to keep folk going! Anyone interested would need to contact Liz Thackwray firstname.lastname@example.org, 0131 477 4500
Have you been into Café Camino recently? If not, it may be time to find out what you are missing…
Since its reopening in February this year, the business has gone from strength to strength. Initially opening just five days a week from 10 am until 4pm, within four months, five days became seven. Now, under the guidance of the Café manager, Amanda, the Café is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm every day of the week, offering a range of Italian Aroma coffees, teas, cakes and pastries and both hot and cold foods throughout the day. Over the past six months, business has grown consistently resulting in all time sales records in October and November. So, if you have not visited Café Camino, don’t you think it is time you did?
A charity ball is being organized by the Knights of Malta Saturday 25 March 2017. The ball will raise money for two good causes: the International Disabled Camp 2018, a camp for disabled children, and Dial a Journey, which provides door to door transport services to those who have mobility problems and cannot access public transport. The cost of the ball is £90 per person. The dress code is Black Tie (other options are described on the web site). For more information please see this ticketing web site https://orderofmaltaball.auction-bid.org. If you are interested, please contact Rosemary and Andrew Milligan.