Prayers for the Dead during November

It is a beautiful Catholic tradition to pray for our deceased family members and friends during the month of November. If you would like to have a Mass offered for the repose of their souls, Mass Intention envelopes are available at the back of the church. We will also have a special ‘Book of Remembrance’ which will be placed before the altar. If you’d like your loved ones to be remembered in this way, write down their names on the purple sheets available at the back and hand them in to the sacristy or the parish office.

Quiz Night – This Friday in the Cathedral Hall, 7pm-11pm

Together with the Cambodia Project, the Cathedral is raising funds to help support the poorest people of Cambodia by organizing a Quiz Night. So please brush up your general knowledge, message all your family and friends, put a team together (or join up with others) and come along for a fun evening for a worthy cause.

Tickets are £10 per adult, including pizza, email Kate on 07590378426.

Register Your Child for St Mary’s RC Primary School

If your child will be five years of age before 28th February 2021, he or she is due to start school in August 2020. Parents who wish to enroll their child in St Mary’s RC Primary are asked to attend (if possible) the drop-in enrolment sessions at 9.45am-10.30am on Wednesday the 6th November and Thursday the 7th November. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate, council tax letter/book, a utility bill (gas, electricity, passport) and your passport/work permit/visa if you are not from the EEC. For questions or concerns, please contact the Head Teacher Mrs Nicola Kehoe on 0131 556 7128.

Meeting for Readers and Communion Ministers: 4th and 11th November

For some time, we have been in need of new volunteers to read at Mass and to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion. It is also too long since training and formation have been offered for those who have generously volunteered in this way for many years. So, there will be a meeting for all those who are involved (or who would like to be involved) in these ministries on Monday 4thNovember (Communion Ministers) and Monday 11th November (Readers), both at 7.30pm in the parish rooms. Following this training, new Readers and Communion Ministers will be formally commissioned at Mass on Sunday 17thNovember. 

Solemnity of All Saints – This Friday

Please remember that we on Friday will celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints, which is a Holy Day of Obligation – which means that all Catholics are obliged to come to Mass on Friday. There will be Mass in the Cathedral at 8am, 10am, 12.45pm, 6pm (Polish) and 7.30pm and here in Ravelston at 9.30am and 6.15pm (Extraordinary Form)

Rota for Next Sunday – 3rd November

ReadersValerie Thomas, Teresa Howison
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Anna Fraser, Margaret Guest, Chris
Bidding PrayersNancy & Fiona McDermott
PasskeeperFergus Christie
FlowersTrish Archutowski
Tea/CoffeeGillian Alexander & Caroline Reid
Cash CountingKarla Castro & Sergio Puente

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.