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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 (

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.

There will be a Second Collection for the Apostleship of the Sea this week.
Fr Patrick, Fr Jamie and Deacon Peter.

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 and all activities. See Fr Patrick or Fr Jamie for more details.

Cathedral Welcomers During the Festival – 1st -31st August

After the great success of our Welcoming Initiative during the Festival last year – Annette Brydon, of the Parish Council, has decided to organize it again this year. To this end, we need new “welcomers”. If you think you could possibly help – please speak to one of the priests, or contact the parish office. In addition, there will be a short meeting for all those involved on Saturday 28 th July at 12noon. This was a great undertaking last year – please do help again this year if you can.

Adventures of a Vatican Astronomer

The Jesuits at Lauriston have drawn my attention to the fact that Guy Consolmagno SJ of the Vatican Observatory will be speaking at Lauriston Hall on Thursday 19 July at 7:30pm and will share some of his adventures and reflect on the larger meaning of our common experience as scientists – not only what we do, but why we do it. Admission by donation (suggested donation £5).

Date for Your Diaries

Archbishop Leo Cushley will be celebrating Mass for the Holy Souls at Mount Vernon Cemetery on Friday 2
November 2018 at 10:00am. All are welcome! If you wish to discuss any matter relating to the cemetery, please phone Anna on 01316238906.

Appeal for Repairs in Mount Vernon Roadways

The roadways in the Cemetery of Mount Vernon are in major need of repair works. The total cost for renewing all roadways within the Cemetery is £58,000. The diocese is appealing for any donations towards this worthy cause. Donations should be sent to the Manager of Mount Vernon based at the Archdiocesan Office, 100 Strathearn Road,
Edinburgh EH9 1BB. Many thanks.

Mount Vernon Summer Clean Up

A team of dedicated volunteers are needed for Saturday’s during the month of July 2018 to help clean up the Catholic Cemetery of Mount Vernon. Volunteers are required any time between 10:00am and 4:00pm to pick up rubbish, plastic, broken ornaments and to aid with cleaning of headstones. Please help – all are welcome!!

Parish BBQ – volunteers needed

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: or

Simon Leach – Our New Organist

As most of you will now know, our search for a new organist for the Cathedral concluded with the appointment of Mr Simon Leach. He is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. He is a wonderful talent and we are very excited about what he will bring to our liturgies with his music. He also offers tuition in piano, organ and harpsichord for students of all levels and abilities. If you would like to enquire about lessons contact him on: 07979346402,

Seeking experts

We are looking for parishioners who might have specific expertise and who might be
willing to help the parish by donating their time and talents! Specifically, we are looking for people who might have expertise in Event Management, grant applications and heritage and museums. If you have experience or expertise in these fields and if you might be willing to lend a hand could you please speak me after Mass, or alternatively to Nicola McDonagh(St Mary’s) or Rosemary Milligan (St Andrew’s).

Sea Sunday 2018

Today the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. The Apostleship of the Sea is the Church's maritime welfare agency which supports seafarers both practically and spiritually through its network of chaplains and volunteers. Without your help it cannot continue its work. There will be a retiral collection and a volunteer with donation envelopes will be at the back.
Thank you.

A Note of Thanks from Sr. Mary Cora

“To dear friends and acquaintances at St. Andrew’s and the Cathedral,
a heartfelt thank you for all the kindness and friendship extended to me while we were together. Your generous words and gifts at my departure continue to remind me to pray for you and your intentions. In Christ, Sr. Mary Cora, RSM.”

Rota for Next Sunday – 15th July

Role Person(s)
Readers Marie McQuillan, Rosemary Milligan
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Philip Dorrian, Anna Fraser, Margaret Guest
Bidding Prayers Fergus Christie
Passkeeper Robbie Clarke
Flowers Marolyn Cogswell, Maggie McCloskey
Tea/Coffee Gillian Alexander, Caroline Reid
Cash Counting Karla Castro, Sergio Puente

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 Day, Times, Holy Day and Mass Intention

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sun 8th 10:30 Sea Sunday Mary Devine
Sun 8th 12:00 Extraordinary Form NA
Fri 13th 09:30 St Henry Special Intention
Sat 14th 10:00am St Camillus de Lellis NA

Faith Summertime Youth Camp

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

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

Mobile Devices

Mobile Devices

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.