There is a second collection next week for SCIAF
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New Dawn Conference on 8th-12th July at St Andrews. For info visit www.newdawninscotland.com
Can you give one hour (Same day & time) each week in Lent to pray for Life on Chalmers St between 11am & 12 midday. If so ring Annabelle 07777621821.
On 24thMarch and 7thApril at 5pm the Archbishop will meet with Young Adults at Gillis Centre. Please see the poster in the back for more information.
Pilgrims are invited to visit sites in Dunfermline associated with St. Margaret. Procession begins at 1.45pm and Mass, celebrated by the Archbishop, at 3pm. For more information, please visit www.stmargaretsdunfermline.co.uk.
Way of the Cross on Good Friday – on the 19th of April. Starting outside of St Catherine’s Convent, 4 Lauriston Gardens, at 12noon and ending at the Cathedral. For more information: email@example.com.
Would you like to meet someone special? Let’s Meet is sort of like speed dating and is a very friendly, relaxed way to meet fellow single Catholics (Aged 21-40). We need good, strong Catholic couples and families for the future of our Church. So please, give the next Catholic Speed Dating event a go in Glasgow at 7pm, Saturday 6th April. To buy a £10 ticket email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. For further information and contact details for the SCIE see notice at the back of the church.
Thank you to everyone who have signed up to help with the Children’s Catechism Classes in September! We are also in need of some key-role volunteers for small, but extremely important, tasks in the parish, such as cleaning the church, helping with teas & coffees on Sundays, washing and ironing the Sacred Linens and arranging flowers for the church. The more volunteers we have; the easier it is to job-share. If you would be willing to help, please speak to Fr Jamie or Mary Buchan before or after mass. Thank you – we would love to hear from you!
The Young Adults’ Group will meet in the Cathedral Café this Tuesday at 7.30pm, after Stations of the Cross. This week’s guest speaker is Fr Ninian Doohan, who will speak to us about Fr Willie Doyle, an Irish Jesuit priest who was killed during the First World War.
Tickets for the Trip to Scone Palace on Saturday 11thMay (priced at £20 for adults and only £5 for children) including lunch will be on sale after Mass today. Why not come and join us for what will be a lovely community day out!! Please see Mary Buchan if you would like tickets.
With the start of a new tax year in less than a fortnight, I am pleased to tell you that for those of you already registered for the weekly gift aid envelopes, your new sets for the 2019/20 tax year are now available for collection from the back of the Cathedral after mass. If you are a UK taxpayer and have not already signed up for gift aid in the parish, now is a very opportune moment to do so! Gift aid is a government initiative whereby amounts you donate to the Cathedral can be uplifted by a further 25% at no additional cost to you. So, if you give £10 today and gift aid your donation, the Cathedral will receive £12.50, ie: £10 from you, plus an additional £2.50 from the Government. Gift aid registration forms will be available after mass today for you to complete and return. To help us keep a record of your donations, you can either request a set of weekly donation envelopes to use in the offertory collections, or, you could set up a standing order with the Cathedral. Over the next two weeks, we will have registration forms, new envelope sets and standing order sign-up sheets available after mass. So, if you haven’t already done so, why don’t you sign up today?
Remember, that every week during Lent there will be Stations of the Cross at 7pm in Ravelston.
Today at Mass we welcome the children of P4, who are preparing for their First Holy Communion this year, with their parents and families. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for this important event in their spiritual lives.
|Readers||Valerie Thomas, Fergus Christie|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Philip Dorrian, Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott|
|Bidding Prayers||Nancy & Fiona McDermott|
|Passkeeper||Andrew & Rosemary Milligan|
|Cash Counting||Sarah Dredge & Eileen Gillon|
If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member. Extraordinary Ministers: we need only the 1stand 2ndnamed, if 2 priests concelebrate the Mass.
The Lord is kind and merciful
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Alison McQuillan who died recently. Father Emmerson will celebrate her Requiem Mass here in the church on Thursday 28th March at 10.00am.
|Day||Time||Holy Mass||Mass Intention|
|Sun 24th||10:30||NA||The People of the Parish|
|Sun 24th||12:00 noon||Extraordinary Form||NA|
|Thurs 28th||10:00am||Requiem Mass||Alison McQuillan|
|Fri 29th||09:30am||NA||The Vaghi Family|