Science, God, and Purpose Conference The Vatican Astronomer Father Guy Consolmagno, Denis Alexander, and other speakers will lead a day at Heriot Watt University on the 2nd November exploring the compatibility of faith, reason and science. See graspingthenettle.org/conference for tickets and more info.
Considering Adoption? The St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society is hosting an adoption week on the 16-23 November for interested couples. Please see www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk for more details.
St Andrew Camerata will return to the Cathedral on Saturday 9th November at 8:00pm with a program of choral music. Tickets (£12 & £8) available from the Usher Hall Box Office and at the door.
The Lauriston Jesuit Centre will host a series of lectures on the relationship between art and faith. The first will be on Thursday the 7th November at 7.30pm on the art of Daniel Seghers (1590 – 1661).
All Souls Day Mass at Mount Vernon The Archbishop will say Mass at Mt Vernon Cemetery at 10am on Saturday 2nd November, in the Cemetery Chapel. All are very welcome.
‘Newman at Abbotsford: A Spiritual Oasis’. A talk by Fr. Rod Strange on Wed 6th November at 6:30am. For more information, please contact Fr Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All in their 20’s or 30’s are invited to a monthly candlelit Holy Hour with sung contemporary Christian music and moments of silence at St Albert’s Chapel, George Square Lane, EH8 9LD. The Holy Hour starts at 7.30pm and will be held on the 31st October, 21st November and 12th December.
Father Andrew Garden will lead a study day at Gillis on the Gospel according to St Matthew on the 16th November (11am-3.30pm). Margaret Mill will also give guidance on how to improve your public reading at Mass. Register at Eventbrite or call 0131 623 8900.
As part of Scottish Interfaith Week, the Archdiocese is hosting an event to answer the question ‘What does the Koran say about Jesus?’ It will be led by Fr Robert Afayori. Book online at Eventbrite or call 0131 623 8900.
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 email@example.com 07590378426.
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.
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.
This week Fr. Jamie will be leading the discussion at the Young Adults Group on the theme of “The Eucharist as Sacrifice”. Starting as usual at 7pm in the Cathedral Café. All under 35’s welcome.
The new parish Junior Youth Group (for p4-P7) will start today (Sunday) here in Ravelston. It begins at 6pm and runs until 7.30pm and is supervised by a team of trained Youth Leaders who have all been registered and PVG’d. Parents please encourage your kids to come along – to learn a bit about the faith and to have fun with other kids.
Our annual BIG Clean of the Church and the Parish Rooms is due on Sat 16th November between 10am & 5pm. Please make every effort to come along and join the fun – just sign up stating a time slot that suits you. Sign-up sheets are at the rear of the church. Thank you!
We are very happy to welcome Fr Martins Enegumba from Nigeria who will be staying with us in the parish for a few months. I know you will make him feel welcome.
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)
|Readers||Valerie Thomas, Teresa Howison|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Anna Fraser, Margaret Guest, Chris |
|Bidding Prayers||Nancy & Fiona McDermott|
|Tea/Coffee||Gillian Alexander & Caroline Reid|
|Cash Counting||Karla 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.
Sunday 20thOctober £364.64;
Special collection (Missio) £266.05;