EIFA Interfaith Peace Walk

EIFA Interfaith Peace Walk is today. The walk will commence from St Mary’s Cathedral at 2pm (assemble 1:45pm), proceeding to the Baha’i Centre, Assembly Hall/ New College, St Columba’s by the Castle, Edinburgh Central Mosque, Orthodox Community of St Andrew, ending at the Synagogue in Salisbury Road where an Interfaith Peace Service and meal will be held, starting approximately 4:15pm. All are welcome.

Interfaith Service

There will be an interfaith service at 10.30am on Sunday 4th June at Bellevue Parish Church with Shaykh Hassan Rabbani. Fr. Patrick will participate and all parishioners are warmly invited.

Film Premiere Invitation

St Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola

The Society of Jesus is hosting an Edinburgh premiere of the acclaimed film, Ignacio de Loyola. The film recounts the life of the 16th century founder of the Jesuits. The special screening will take place at 7pm on Thursday 15 June at the VUE Cinema, Omni Centre, Leith Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3AU. Entry is £10. You can also reserve tickets at: buytickets@stignatiusfilm.com.

All are very welcome.

Pentecost Retreat for new Catholics

An afternoon retreat is being offered by our Pastoral Resources Department. Entitled the “Best Gift Retreat Experience”, it will be led by Fr Simon Hughes and will take place between 3pm and 5pm at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh. The retreat will be followed by Holy Mass at 7pm in St Margaret’s Chapel. This event is open to all RCIA team members, new Catholics their families and sponsors. I would be most grateful if you could please register your parish numbers by email to: kay.leslie@staned.org.uk by Monday 29 May to allow us to finalise catering numbers.

The Catholic App

The Catholic App developed in partnership with the Archdiocese, helps you find nearby Mass and Confession instantly, using your mobile. We are now inviting Catholics in Edinburgh with an Android smartphone to join our early access using this link: http://eepurl.com/cLbyov After you register, you will get a download link within 24h, and you get to use the app before it is launched to the public, and you can provide your feedback. The iPhone version will follow.

General Election

Visit the website www.wheredotheystand.org.uk to question your candidates on crucial life issues such as abortion and assisted suicide. Just fill in a few basic details and the system does the rest! Note that while abortion and assisted suicide are both matters devolved to the Scottish Parliament their importance is so significant that we ought to challenge UK Parliamentary candidates on them and ascertain their views.

Gift Aid 2017/18

Money

Money

For those of you who are already registered for Gift Aid and are using the weekly gift aid envelopes, I am pleased to tell you that your new set of envelopes for the 2017/18 tax year is now waiting for collection at the back of the Church.  With the fast approaching start to the new tax year, this is an ideal time to think about registering for Gift Aid, if you have not already done so.  If you would like to find out more, please speak to Caroline Reid or Mary Buchan who can answer your questions as well as help you to complete a simple registration form.  Please note that registration forms and details are also available on the notice board in the Parish Rooms.

Catechesis for Adults and Young People – Neocatechumenal  Way

A series of Catechesis for adults and young people run by the Neocatechumenal Way, “an itinerary of Catholic formation valid for our society and our times” (St. John Paul II), has been taking place in the Cathedral Rooms at 63 York Place. The series is still happening every Monday and Thursday at 8:00pm and all are welcome to come and listen. Feel free to bring others with you, even if they have no faith. God has a Word for everyone! For more details, please contact Iain at ijmcgoldrick@gmail.com or call 07746138415, or see the poster.

Faith Summertime 17th-20th July 2017

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

This year, as every year, Fr. Nick will be taking a group of our young people (aged 9-15) to Ampleforth Abbey for this wonderful event. Young people from different parishes attend this event which is a week of fun, in which our young people come to know a little bit more about their faith in an informal holiday atmosphere. The camp runs from 17-20 July and costs £160, though subsidies are available. If you would like to know more, or if you would like an application and consent form please see Fr Nick or Fr Patrick at the end of Mass.

40 hours at the Cathedral

Just to let you know that the 40 hours at the Cathedral will be this week from Wednesday 31st May until Friday 2nd June. The Blessed Sacramentt will be exposed from 8.30am for the whole day – finishing each day with a Holy Hour at 7pm (led by a guest preacher) and Solemn Benediction at 8pm. This will be a beautiful event – so if you are in town do make a visit to the Cathedral, and why not think about coming along to one of the Holy Hours?

Rota 4th June 2017

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If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member. Extraordinary Ministers: only 1st and 2nd named, if 2 priests saying Mass.

Schoenstatt School of Meditation

Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation

Schoenstatt School of Meditation: The Schoenstatt sisters, based in Milton of Campsie, will be running a half day retreat introducing participants to meditation on 2nd June. For more information and to book, phone 01360 312718.

EIFA Interfaith Peace Walk

EIFA Interfaith Peace Walk is on 28 May, 2017. The walk will commence from St Mary’s Cathedral at 2pm (assemble 1:45pm), proceeding to the Baha’i Centre, Assembly Hall/ New College, St Columba’s by the Castle, Edinburgh Central Mosque, Orthodox Community of St Andrew, ending at the Synagogue in Salisbury Road where an Interfaith Peace Service and meal will be held, starting approximately 4:15pm. All are welcome.