Christmas Boxes for the Young Homeless

Once again we have been invited to join with other churches in Edinburgh to provide a Christmas shoe box present for the young homeless, who will have to celebrate Christmas Day in one of our hostels. The boxes should be marked either male or female and contain a few useful gifts and treats. They must not contain money or vacuum sprays. A list of suggested gifts will be available at the back of the church. Last date for delivering your box to church is Sunday 9th December. Many of these young people cry when receiving their box as they are astonished that complete strangers can be so kind. Any queries please contact Maureen McGregor 0131 337 6346, e-mail Mob: 07720783442.

George Weigel on the Crisis in the Catholic Church – Saturday 8th December

On Saturday 8th December at 10.30am, the author and Catholic Commentator George Weigel will speak at the Cathedral Café on the subject: Crisis if the Catholic Church – How it happened and what it means for us? This will be an opportunity to discuss what is going on in the Church these days with someone who is both well informed and deeply insightful. It will be a stimulating conversation.

Celebrations for the Feast of St Andrew – Thursday 29th November

To celebrate the Feast Day of St Andrew, patron of our church here in Ravelston, in addition to the usual Friday morning Mass at 9.30am, there will be a Vigil Mass on Thursday 29th of November at 7pm. This will be followed by a reception in the parish rooms. It will be a lovely occasion and a good opportunity to celebrate with your fellow parishioners. Please make the effort to come along!

Rota for Next Sunday – 25th November

Role Person(s)
Readers Catherine & Finn Stewart
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott & Margaret Guest
Bidding Prayers Dorrian Family
Passkeeper Michael McNaught-Davis
Flowers Marolyn Cogswell
Tea/Coffee Margaret Bee & Linda Alonzi
Cash Counting John & Angela Byrne

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.