The Way of St Andrew Pilgrimage in the Autumn. Great trails, great scenery, great opportunity for reflections. Scotland at its best. For details please visit http://www.thewayofstandrews.com/
Free Nativity Carol Concert on Sunday 2nd December at 3:00pm in the St Andrew Square Gardens. Archbishop Cushley will give the Christmas message.
Free Christmas Concert in Usher Hall on Saturday 1st December with Christian singer-songwriters. Please see the poster in the porch for more information. Tickets can be booked on 0131 541 0117.
Host a Foreign Student for Christmas. HOST UK arranges for international students to enjoy brief homestays with UK hosts. We need more hosts so if you should like to know more, go to our website www.hostuk.org
#RedWednesday in solidarity with persecuted Christians will take place on 28th November. Please join in prayer & wear something red in order to highlight the sufferings of so many Catholics today across the world.
Remembrance Mass for SCIAF supporters will be celebrated by Bishop Toal in Carfin on 22nd Nov at 7:00pm.
The Fair Trade stall returns in time for Christmas! There will be stalls after Mass today and on the 9th Dec, with the usual fare, plus seasonal items. If you would like Advent Calendars, please come today!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: 07720783442.
All couples are invited to a meeting on Monday 26 November at 7.30pm in Ravelston, to find out more about Equipes Notre Dame, an organization that supports couples in their married and spiritual life. For more information, call Andrew and Rosemary Milligan (337 1385) and see www.teamsgb.org.uk.
The Archbishop is again inviting all young Adults in the Diocese to join him at 5pm on the Sundays of Advent at the Gillis Centre. Each week the Archbishop will lead a discussion which will be followed by a period of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and and pizza!
Our beautiful and popular candlelit masses will be on the Mondays of Advent this year. These are lovely occasions – do put them in your diary now and come along to prepare well for Christmas.
There will be an evening to remember the pilgrimage to Rome earlier this year on Friday the 23rd November at 7.00pm in the Parish Rooms here at St. Andrew’s. A buffet, wine etc!
Many thanks to all of you who gave your time and energy yesterday. It was a great effort. Thank you all.
There will be an important meeting for all Communion Ministers on Thursday 22nd November. It will begin with a period of prayer at 7pm in the Cathedral. Please make sure that you are able to attend.
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.
This Monday Josh Littlejohn MBE will talk on the subject of Homelessness in the Cathedral Café. Josh, who is the co-founder of Social Bite, organized the world’s biggest sleep-out event in 2017, Sleep in The Park, which raised £4m to reduce homelessness. Please make the effort to come along.
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!
Today we will welcome the children of P4, together with their parents and families, for a short rite during Mass. I know that you will make them very welcome.
|Readers||Catherine & Finn Stewart|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott & Margaret Guest|
|Bidding Prayers||Dorrian Family|
|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.