Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation

All are welcome to our group which meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart, Lauriston. Afterwards you are welcome to stay for tea and learn to know others. Contact: 0771 777 2614.

Beginning Experience

Beginning Experience: The Beginning Experience are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. The weekend will take place from 6-8 October 2017 at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. For details contact Ros on 0131 669 0003 or rcm2524@yahoo.co.uk

Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund (‘AICF’) Special Collection – Today

Today there is a special collection for the AICF. If you would like to gift aid your donation, special collection envelopes are now available at the back of the church.  If you already use weekly gift aid envelopes, you may prefer to use the AICF collection envelope which is already in your envelope set. Following the generous response to the additional collections taken last year and earlier this year, as well as these donations supporting the current needs of the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, some of the donations received will be used to create a new investment fund.  This fund will be added to each year and will be used to build a larger fund over the next 20 to 30 years.  In due course the income from this fund will support the cost of retirement benefits that will need to be provided to priests that are ordained over the coming years, when they retire. Many thanks for your continuing support.

International Students – host families

Academic Families is an agency looking after international students who attend Scottish boarding schools. Students stay in boarding school throughout the term, however during the leave out weekends (2 per term) and half terms many choose not to go home to their home countries but stay with the local host families. The agency is now seeking host families for students coming from Mexico and Spain who are Catholic and would like to attend Mass with their host families. Expenses are reimbursed. For more details contact roni@academicfamilies.com

Young Adults’ Group

The Young Adults’ Group starts again this week at 7pm in the café. Fr Jamie McMorrin from the Falkirk parishes will give us an overview of how happiness and fulfilment are to be found in living as best we can God’s Commandments. After the talk there will be the opportunity to pray together, followed by some refreshments in the pub. It’s a great way to learn more about the our faith, come closer to Christ, and make new friends; so put the date in your diary. All under-35s welcome. See Fr Nick for more details.

Farewell to Sr Mary Julian

Very sadly, Sr Mary Julian, our parish sister for the past year, has been re-assigned by her Community to Sydney, where she will take up a teaching position. Sister has given so much to the parish over the past year, and we are very sad to see her go; but we wish her well, and will keep her in our prayers. Sister will be with us until 6 October and her replacement, Sr Mary Cora, will arrive in the parish from the USA soon. The Superior General of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, Mother Mary, as well as Mother Mary Quentin will be making their visitation to the sisters this week and will be around the parish, so please do make them welcome. 

Mass for Vocations

Dear Reverend Fathers and Friends,

If you have space in your newsletter for this Sunday, I would be so grateful if you could please very kindly mention our Mass for Vocations which will be held on Monday 11th September at 7.30 pm at St. Joseph’s House, 43 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh.

Everyone is most welcome to join us in praying for this special intention.

Thank you.

God Bless you.

With prayerful best wishes,

Sister Marie Claire
Little Sisters of the Poor
St. Joseph’s House
43 Gilmore Place
Edinburgh
EH3 9NG

Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation

All are welcome to our group which meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart, Lauriston. Afterwards you are welcome to stay for tea and learn to know others. Contact: 0771 777 2614.

Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund (‘AICF’) Special Collection

The next special collection for the AICF will be taken on Sunday 17th September 2017.  If you would like to gift aid your donation, special collection envelopes are now available at the back of the church.  If you already use weekly gift aid envelopes, you may prefer to use the AICF collection envelope which is already in your envelope set. Following the generous response to the additional collections taken last year and earlier this year, as well as these donations supporting the current needs of the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, some of the donations received will be used to create a new investment fund.  This fund will be added to each year and will be used to build a larger fund over the next 20 to 30 years.  In due course the income from this fund will support the cost of retirement benefits that will need to be provided to priests that are ordained over the coming years, when they retire. Many thanks for your continuing support.