Farewell to Father Binu

Finally, today we have to – very sadly – say good bye to Fr. Binu. It is difficult to believe that he has been with us for a whole year and we will very much miss him. I would like to thank him for all he has done here in the parish over the last 12 months and also for being such a good companion. We wish him well as he moves to his new appointment in India. We hope he takes happy memories of Edinburgh with him and we assure him of our prayers and of a warm welcome here in the parish whenever he should return.


Fr Patrick, Fr Jamie, Sr. Mary Simone and Deacon Peter 

L’Arche Edinburgh

L’Arche Edinburgh is a community for people with and without disabilities. They are currently looking for people who are interested in community life to get in touch. They have many ways to be involved, from living in the community, working full-time or part-time, casual relief work, as well as a variety of volunteering opportunities. If you think you might be interested and would like to find out more, please look at the L’Arche Edinburgh website or get in touch edinburgh@larche.org.uk

Project Truth

Project Truth is an award-winning youth outreach project run by SPUC Scotland. They travel round the towns and cities of Scotland, bringing the pro-life message to the streets. They run engaging monthly stalls as well as a weeklong pro-life Roadshow each August in various Scottish cities. To support their work, go to Go Fund Me Project Truth.

Calling for Altar Servers!

The Archbishop has asked to meet all the altar servers of the Archdiocese at a special day for Altar Servers at the Gillis Center on the 1st of September, 11am-3pm. This seems like a good opportunity to recruit new servers for our parish! Fr Jamie will be holding training sessions for new (and also more experienced!) servers before Sunday Masses at 9.30am on Sunday 12th, Sunday 19th and Sunday 26th of August. Altar serving is good for your children – it gets them involved in the life of the Church and makes coming to mass more enjoyable. If you would like your child to become a server please see Fr Binu at the end of Mass who will give you a parental consent form.

“The Role of the Laity in the Church Today”

There will be a Conference on the Role of the Laity at the Gillis Centre on Saturday 6th October 2018. The Conference is free and is open to all. It will begin at 11am and will finish at 4pm and the Guest Speaker is Helen Alvaré, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law in the United States and a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity in Rome. If you would like to attend the Conference, please register on 0131 623 8902 or email her on Archsecretary@staned.org.uk.

Day for Children’s Liturgy Leaders – 15th September

In order to improve and enrich our Children’s Liturgy across the Archdiocese and in order to share good practice, the Catechetics Commission has organized a Day for Children’s Liturgy Leaders on the 15th of September 2018, at the Gillis Centre (110 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB) from 11am – 3pm. If you would like to attend, please email childrensliturgyday@gmail.com and reserve a place.

The Parish BBQ

The Parish BBQ will, as you know, take place in the grounds of St. Andrew’s Ravelston on Sunday 2nd September at 1.30pm. We will have various stalls (bric-a-brac, cake stall, tombola etc) and a bouncy castle for the children. Donations for the bric-a-brac stall can be left in the box at the back of the church after mass.

Maureen McGregor & Pat Hernandez are on the prowl for all you wonderful bakers out there and would welcome all donations for their stall on Sunday 2nd September. They will be selling cakes, jams, chutney and sweets. If you don’t want to bake, perhaps you could donate either sugar, flour, butter or eggs and they will do the baking? Any queries contact Maureen on 0131 337 6346 /mobile: 07720783442 email: mcgregor885@btinternet.com.

There will also be a bottle tombola for which any donations (wine, oil, etc.) will be gratefully received. If you wish to volunteer to help with any stall, please contact Maria or Michael after Sunday mass or via email: maria.dewar@blueyonder.co.uk; michaelmcnd@hotmail.co.uk Tickets £10 per family or £5 per individual are on sale after mass. 

Rota for Next Sunday – 19th August

Role Person(s)
Readers Nancy McDermott, Maureen McGregor
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Nancy McDermott, Margaret Guest, Chris McCabe
Bidding Prayers Fergus Christie
Passkeeper Robbie Clarke
Flowers Marolyn Cogswell
Tea/Coffee Margaret Bee & Linda Alonzi
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 Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sunday 12th August 10:30 am NA Anya Madeline Bell (special intention)
Sunday 12th August 12 noon Extraordinary Form NA
Wednesday 15th August 10:00 am The Assumption of Mary Thea Teller (special intention)
Wednesday 15th August 6:15 pm Extraordinary Form NA
Friday 17th August 9:30 pm NA Xander & Family (special intention)