Catholic Speed Dating

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 letsmeetscotland@gmail.com.

Safeguarding Audit

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.

Key-Role Volunteers Needed

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!

Gift Aid

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?

Rota for Next Sunday – 31st March

RolePerson(s)
ReadersValerie Thomas, Fergus Christie
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Philip Dorrian, Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott
Bidding Prayers Nancy & Fiona McDermott
PasskeeperAndrew & Rosemary Milligan
FlowersMaggie McCloskey
Tea/CoffeeFey Family
Cash CountingSarah 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.