Memories of Nunraw? Do you have any memories of staying at Nunraw Abbey? Why not share them with ‘Friends of Nunraw Abbey’ on their Facebook page.
Pilgrimage and St Andrew, the patron of Scotland? Check out the revival of ancient pilgrimage trails from Edinburgh and all over Scotland to St Andrews. Join us on Twitter and Facebook (www.thewayofstandrew.com)
The Schoenstatt Sisters (in Campsie Glen) are organising their “Pilgrim Mather Rally” on Sunday 1st July. Mass at 3.30pm will be followed by a procession to the Shrine. It will be a lovely occasion and would make a great family day out. Why not think about it?
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.
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.
The monks of Pluscarden Abbey are offering a special opportunity to see at first-hand what monastic life is about during the weekend Friday 3rd to Monday 6th August 2018. There will be no charge for the weekend. The invitation is extended to single young men, Catholics who practice their faith, aged 18-35. Anyone interested is invited to contact Fr Benedict at email@example.com
There is a letter at the back of the church from SCIAF thanking the parishioners of St Andrew’s for their Wee Box, Big Change donations, which were matched by the UK Government, especially to support families in Cambodia.
Thank you once again for all the clothes that have already been donated for the Russian appeal. The first box has arrived safely in Russia and the next box will be sent within a week’s time.
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.
We are looking for volunteers to join the organising committee of the Parish BBQ as well as volunteers to run the various stalls and volunteers to help with cooking the food on the BBQ. If you are willing to help, please contact Maria or Michael after Sunday mass or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Fr David Cullen, whose work in Zambia was, for several years, the official parish project, will be visiting St Andrew’s parish for the weekend of 29 June and 1 July. He looks forward to seeing friends old and new. We very much look forward to welcoming him in our community.
The last few remaining tickets for the Bishop Barron event are available after all Masses today.
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.
The incredible story of St Paul the Apostle has been made into a fantastic film which will receive its UK premiere at Edinburgh’s Omni Centre on Thursday 28th June at 7:30pm. It’s a show not to be missed! Tickets are priced at £8; visit www.eventbrite.co.uk
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.
|Readers||Teresa Howison, Gerry McCloskey|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Anna Fraser, Margaret Guest, Chris McCabe|
|Bidding Prayers||Fey Family|
|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.
Collection for 17th June: £415.66;
|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)|
There were some questions about this at the AGM for which I didn’t have fresh figures to answer
|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
Minutes from a number of parish council meetings for the last year are now available on the website as are the minutes from the recent AGM.
From the website home page go to the Parish –> Parish Council menu items and follow the link