The new newsletter format has started this Sun. It’s a bit longer than previously (now about 8 pages!) and covers both St Andrews and the Cathedral. I’ve pasted some of the most important topics that people need to find on a website. You are encouraged to download the full newsletter as a PDF from the usual part of the website
St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral
6:00pm Vigil Mass
9:00pm Vigil Mass (Polish)
11:15 Christmas Carols
12:00midnight Mass with the Archbishop
10:30am Mass with the Archbishop
12:00noon (Polish)6:00pm (Polish)
St Andrew’s Church, Ravelston
6:00pm Vigil Mass
12:00midnight Mass (Extraordinary Form)
10:30am Mass12:00noon Mass (Extraordinary Form)
As you will recall, Fr Nicklas Maria was nominated as our ‘Parish Project’ at the beginning of 2016 for a period of 3 years. Now that the 3 years is almost at an end, we would like you, the parish, to vote again so that we can determine our parish project for the next 3 years beginning in January 2020. Forms are now available at the back of the Church which include some suggestions as well as a space if you would like to nominate another beneficiary not already put forward. Completed forms can be posted into the box marked ‘Parish Project Nominations’ on the sideboard in the Parish Rooms. It is planned that forms will then be reviewed and votes counted after 15th December and the new parish project announced at the end of the year. In the meantime, if you would like to make a final contribution towards a last donation to Fr Nicklas at the beginning of December, please do so before the end of this month. You can give either by putting a cash donation into ‘Jessie’s Box’ at the back of the church, or by making a bank transfer to the parish bank account including the word ‘project’ in the payment reference. If you need any further details on how to do this, please email Caroline Reid on email@example.com.
|Readers||Valerie Thomas, Fergus Christie|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Margaret Guest, Christ McCabe, Nancy McDermott|
|Bidding Prayers||Dorrian Family|
|Tea/Coffee||Gillian Alexander & Caroline Reid|
|Cash Counting||Sheila Hannah & Florence Fankam|
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.
|Day||Time||Holy Day||Mass Intention|
|Sun 1st||10:30am||NA||John Campbell (RIP)|
|Sun 1st||12 noon||Extraordinary Form||Living & Deceased Members of the Parish|
|Mon 2nd||7pm||Rorate Mass||Diana White (RIP)|
|Tues 3rd||9:30am||St Francis Xavier||Cecil Hall (RIP)|
|Fri 6th||8:30am||St Nicholas||Anne Burns Atkinson (RIP)|
Please join us for coffees and teas in the Parish Room after Mass!
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Will be performed in the Prices Street Gardens on Holy Saturday (11th April) 2020 to share the Gospel with Edinburgh. If you would like to be involved contact Suzanne: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A retreat and holiday for healthcare professionals on the 6th-11th January 2020. Full details can be found on the SCMA site: www.scottishcma.org/boarbank-hall-events.
Origin Scotland’s Christmas Concert will be held in Usher Hall on the 7th December at 7.30pm. Free tickets available at www.originscotland.org or 0131 541 0117.
Nativity Carol Concert the annual ecumenical carol concert will be held on Sunday the 1stDecember at 3pm at the Mound Place. Please see the flyers at the back of the church for more information.
St Catharine’s Homeless Project Christmas Concert with The Dovecot Singers will be held on Friday the 6th December at 7.30pm at St Catharine’s Convent, Lauriston Gardens. All are welcome!
In solidarity with persecuted Christians will take place on the 27th November. Please join in prayer & wear something red in order to highlight the sufferings of so many Catholics today across the world.
And finally, just to let you know that we are rolling out a completely new and spectacularly redesigned (Sic-Ed!) newsletter next week. Sister and I have been working on this for months – so we hope you like it!!
The annual ‘Scots College Magazine’ is for sale in the porch. A bargain at only £5, which supports the College!
Two parishioners, Maggie Paterson and James Walker, are going to be at ‘Sleep in the Park’ in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh on Saturday 7th December. If you would like to join, contact James on 07704537717 or sponsor them on uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/MaggiesTeamforSleepinthePark2019
The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing to introduce parking restrictions on Sundays from 12.30pm to 6.30pm in 2020. It is important that the Council receives as many individual letter and emails as possible if it is to re-consider the timings of these restrictions. Objections to the proposal, must be made by letter or email by 26 November 2019 quoting notice reference number TRO/19/29. Please take time to write to: City of Edinburgh Council, Traffic Orders, 3.3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG or email at email@example.com
If you would like to donate gifts for children of prisoners in Edinburgh Prison, please wrap a new gift in Christmas Gift wrap and put on a label stating if the gift is suitable for a boy or a girl and for what age of the child.
Today the Junior Youth Group are off on their first outing, to Ryze Trampoline Park and St David’s Church, Dalkeith. This new initiative for the parish has got off to a great start. Thanks to the parents for encouraging their children to get involved and to the adult helpers for making it possible. Start up again in January.
The Archbishop is again inviting all young Adults in the Archdiocese to join him at 5pm on the Sundays of Advent at the Gillis Centre. The theme this year is about getting to know ‘The Real Jesus’. All aged 16-30 are welcome.