No Vocations Mass at St. Joseph’s House, Gilmore Place during July and August

Dear Reverend Fathers and Friends,

I know this is too late for your bulletin, but if there is time after your Masses this Sunday, please could you make an announcement that there will be no Vocations Mass at St. Joseph’s House, Gilmore Place during the months of July and August.

Thank you very much.

God Bless you.

With prayerful best wishes,

Sister Marie Claire

Little Sisters of the Poor
St. Joseph’s House
43 Gilmore Place
Edinburgh
EH3 9NG
0131 229 5672

Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation Experience the joy of God´s transforming and healing presence during traditional Christian meditation. Our group meets every Friday at 7 p.m. in the Romero prayer room in the Sacred Heart Church at Lauriston St. Afterwards you are welcome to stay for tea and learn to know others. Enter through the black door on the left side of the main entrance. Contact info –  0771 777 2614 – edinburghmeditation@gmail.com – Facebook : http://on.fb.me/1cuO5QJ

The Catholic App

Mobile Devices

Mobile Devices

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.

McLellan Report

McLellan Commission Report

McLellan Commission Report

At the back of the church you will find a pastoral letter from Archbishop Cushley on the ongoing work in our diocese of the implementation of the McLellan Commission’s recommendations. Please feel free to take a copy away with you.

Pilgrimage Walk

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The Benedictine Monks of Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin are embarking on the next phase of the stunning rebuilding of their 13th Century mediaeval Abbey.  The latest phase consists of the construction of a £10 million retreat centre specifically for female retreatants along the south cloister.  This will also include a purpose built unit for disabled retreatants and their carers.  To help fund this the Abbey have organised a 1230 mile sponsored pilgrimage walk.  St Andrew’s parishioner Phil Godfrey will be participating in a 120 mile section over 6 days (July 24th – 30th).   He hopes to raise as much money as possible to augment the £1230 participation fee (and assuage the inevitable blisters).  You can donate via his just giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/phil-godfrey

The Little Sisters of the Poor are Hiring…

The Little Sisters of the Poor, who have their convent and care home on Gilmore Place, are recruiting Day Care Assistants. The sisters work hard to ensure their home has a distinctly Catholic ethos and atmosphere as they serve Christ through the residents. Benefits include competitive rates of pay, free in-house training and free parking. The positions are full time – 32.5 hours weekly. PVG and SSSC required. If you are interested contact: pers.edinburgh@lspscotland.com or telephone 0131 229 5672.

Faith Summer Conference

Woldingham School, Surrey.

Woldingham School, Surrey.

This year’s Faith Summer Conference for young adults takes place from 31 July to 4 August at Woldingham School, Surrey. The theme of the conference is Lord, Teach us to Pray. It promises to be a fantastic opportunity to grow in knowledge of the Faith, as well as making Catholic friends from all over the UK. See Fr Patrick or Fr Nick for more information – including details of the coach running from Edinburgh – and for a booking form.

Make your Gifts Matter…

SCIAF’s Real Gifts make great presents for friends and family while helping people in poverty to build a brighter future. See the new catalogue (at the back of the Church) for gifts to suit every budget, from everyday items like school books and chickens to some unusual but life-changing presents like a mobile medical centre or a birth certificate. Visit www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts or call 0141 354 5555 to find out more.

Pilgrimage to Iona

Iona

Iona

Pilgrimage to Iona for young adults (ages 16–29) on September 9–10
Come and join us to visit the island where Saint Columba lived, prayed and evangelised. Meet other young pilgrims from across Scotland, pray with your brothers and sisters, participate in Holy Mass offered by Archbishop Cushley. Details can be found on the Iona Pilgrimage poster. For more information, and/or to register, contact Sister Mirjam at SrMirjamHugens@staned.org.uk or 0131 662- 923 8908. 

The Return of the Parish Barbeque

This great event, absent from our lives for three years, is now back by popular demand. Do make sure that Sunday 27th August at 1.30pm is in you diary for a great afternoon. Tickets on sale today after Mass at the bargain price of £5 each or £10 per family. We would also like to run a tombola as well as have a raffle and so would be grateful for donations of items for these – please contact Michael McNaught-Davis for details (michaelmcnd@hotmail.co.uk) or if you have any queries or suggestions.

ACN Portraits of Faith: Syria’s Christians Search for Peace

Syrian Civil War

Syrian Civil War

The Cathedral will be hosting an exhibition, organised by Aid to the Church in Need, to raise awareness of the plight of those affected by the war in Syria. It will feature paintings by Syrian artist, Farid Georges, drawings from the Peace for the Children of Syria campaign and needlework by women living in Aleppo. For full event details, please visit www.acnuk.org/events. Venue: St. Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral, EH1 3JD. The exhibition is 29-30 July 2017. Time: 8.30am-7.30pm daily. Entrance is free.

Sacramental Initiation

All with children in P3 and P4 next year, please pick up a copy of the programme for sacramental initiation which is available at the back. The first all-important event in this programme will be the initial parents meetings which will be on Thursday 7th September for Parents of P3, and Thursday 14th September for P4, both at 6.30pm in the Cathedral Hall. Please put these dates in your diaries and also pass this on to any parents who have children in these classes but who may not be here.

Thank you…

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

…for prayers for the children’s trip to Ampleforth. The weather was perfect and the children had much fun and learnt a lot about their Faith. Many thanks also to the generous benefactors who helped make the trip possible. Planning for next year begins in earnest…

Mass Dates, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sunday 23rd July 10:30 Sixteenth Sunday Vocations to the Priesthood & Religious Life
Sunday 23rd July 12:00 noon Extraordinary Form NA
Friday 28th July 09:30 NA Eddie Scullion, RIP

Rota for 30th July 2017

Role Person(s)
Readers Peter & Rosemary Milligan
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion George Paluchowski, Fergus Christie, Phillip Dorrian
Bidding Prayers Fey Family
Passkeeper Michael McNaught-Davis
Flowers Clare McKendrick
Tea / Coffee Nancy & Fiona McDermott
Cash Counting Anne Ellis & Sheila Hannah

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.

Safeguarding Training for Volunteers 2017

Dates have been announced on the Cathedral Website

http://www.archdiocese-edinburgh.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=651&Itemid=238

Note that some of these are for Parish Safeguarding Coordinators Only

The dates are on the Archdiocesan website but for clarity I’ve reproduced just the remaining 2017 courses here


Date & Time: Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 7pm

Venue: Our Lady’s Room, 63 York Place (Limited to 20 places) at 7pm

Type: Training for Safeguarding Co-ordinators ONLY

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Marion Ben Hamou, Brian Beaton


Date & Time: Thursday 7 September 2017 at 7pm

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes, 67 Aberdour Road, Dunfermline KY11 4QZ

Type: Level 1 Safeguarding for all volunteers

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Brian Beaton


Date & Time: Sunday 3 September 2017 at 11am

Venue: St Albert the Great, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD

Type: Level 1 Safeguarding Training for all volunteers

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Marion Ben Hamou


Monday 4 September 2017 at 1900hrs prompt

Venue: St Andrew’s, Victoria Street, Livingston EH54 5BJ

Type: Training for Safeguarding Co-ordinators ONLY.

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Teresa Mooney


 

Pilgrimage Walk

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The Benedictine Monks of Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin are embarking on the next phase of the stunning rebuilding of their 13th Century mediaeval Abbey.  The latest phase consists of the construction of a £10 million retreat centre specifically for female retreatants along the south cloister.  This wall also include a purpose built unit for disabled retreatants and their carers.  To help fund this the Abbey have organised a 1230 mile sponsored pilgrimage walk.  St Andrew’s parishioner Phil Godfrey will be participating in a 120 mile section over 6 days (July 24th – 30th).   He hopes to raise as much money as possible to augment the £1230 participation fee (and assuage the inevitable blisters).  You can donate via his just giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/phil-godfrey