Faith Summertime Youth Camp

Forms are now available for the annual Summer Camp at Ampleforth Abbey from 16-19 July for our 9 to 15 year olds. It promises to be a great few days of fun as well as learning more about the faith. The price of £160 includes transport to Ampleforth, full board, all activities and entrance to Flamingo Land Theme Park. See Fr Patrick or Fr Nick for more details.

Catholic App

The Catholic App is your smart Catholic companion that helps you to find Mass & Confession with a single tap. You can now download the updated version for iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet by searching for “The Catholic App Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Rosary Beads Wanted

The Apostleship of the Sea, the Church’s maritime welfare agency, is often asked for Rosary beads by the sailors they meet. Do you have a spare set of beads? Please will you consider donating them to the sailors. So why not look out those many sets of Rosary beads you have hanging around and donate them to a worthy cause? You can do so – by handing them in to Fr. Jamie this weekend.

Young Adults Group BBQ


So as not to lose contact with everyone over the summer there will be a Young Adults Group BBQ on the evening of Friday 29th June here in the grounds of St Andrew’s with Mass beforehand at 6:30pm. This will be a great way to celebrate the Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul and to welcome Fr Jamie McMorrin to the parish.

Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul


Please note that Friday is the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. It is a Holy Day of Obligation which means that all Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on Friday. Mass here at Ravelston will be at 9.30am. Masses at the Cathedral will be at 8am, 10am, 12.45pm and 7.30pm.

Rota for Next Sun 1st July

Role Person(s)
Readers Teresa Howison, Gerry McCloskey
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Anna Fraser, Margaret Guest, Chris McCabe
Bidding Prayers Fey Family
Passkeeper Fergus Christie
Flowers Clare McKendrick
Tea/Coffee Margaret Bee, Linda Alonzi
Cash Counting Anne Ellis, Sheila Hannah

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

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sun 24th 10:30 Nativity of St John the Baptist Bridget Short (RIP)
Sun 24th 12:00 Extraordinary Form NA
Fri 29th 09:30 Solemnity of SS Peter & Paul Helen McAtee (RIP)

Volunteer Statistics

There were some questions about this at the AGM for which I didn’t have fresh figures to answer

Label Number Comment
Total Volunteers 80
Active Volunteers 73
Active Volunteer with PVG 34
Active Volunteers with PVG and training 27
Active Volunteers with PVG and no training 7 It’s possible that a few more people have had training and not let me know so this number might be smaller
Active Volunteers in regulated roles without PVG 0 Preventing this is the point of the exercise

Bear in mind also that some volunteers occupy multiple roles, some regulated, some not.

Parish Safeguarding Coordinator