As you know, Edinburgh City Council are currently discussing the proposal to introduce Sunday parking charges in the city. This move could potentially have a devastating effect on the life and viability of the city center churches. Specifically, it could have a terrible effect on our Cathedral. If you didn’t fill in a form last week – would you please take a couple of minutes to fill one in today and hand it back before you leave Church. The form is also on the website: www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk/sunday-parking
Responsorial Psalm: You are a priest for ever, a priest like Melchizedek of old.
Collection for Sunday 7th July: £429.41; Many thanks!
|Day||Time||Holy Day||Mass Intention|
|Sunday 14th ||10.30am||N/A||The Romano Family|
|Sunday 14th ||12.00noon ||Extraordinary Form||N/A|
|Monday 15th ||09.30am||St Bonaventure|| Patrick Duffy|
|Tuesday 16th ||09.30am||Our Lady of Mount Carmel||Maureen Dillon (RIP)|
|Wednesday 17th ||09.30am||N/A||John Doyle|
|Thursday 18th ||09.30am||N/A||Maria McLaren|
|Friday 19th ||09.30am||N/A||Carol Anne Higney|
|Saturday 20th ||10.00am||St Apollinaris||J. Bonozzo|
Confessions: Saturday 10.30am-11am
Thinking of doing the “Camino” to Santiago de Compostela? Check out the revival of ancient pilgrimage trails to St Andrews and help make a new “Camino” in Scotland. http://www.thewayofstandrews.com/
The National Youth Pilgrimage to St Andrews will take place on 31st August for all those between 16-30 years. To book a place, please contact Youth Initiative at YI@staned.org.uk.
Each year the Church dedicates a day to raise awareness about the meaning and value of human life from conception to natural death. This year, the Bishops wants to focus on the problem of domestic abuse, a phenomenon which is not only widespread, but also often hidden or covered up. It can occur in all kinds of homes where both men and women can be subject to violent abuse and exploitation. For more information please visit www.dayforlife.org.We will take up a second collection today to help victims of domestic abuse to receive the professional help they need in order to heal and recover. Thank you for your generosity!
A special service will be held in St Mary Magdalene’s, Bingham Avenue, Edinburgh EH15 3HY, on Monday 17thJune at 7pm. All welcome!
Just a reminder that our own Patrick Harrigan will be ordained to the priesthood on Friday 28thJune (the Feast of the Sacred Heart), in the Cathedral at 7pm. All parishioners are invited to the ordination which will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Please put it in your diary.
One of our young parishioners is planning to start a parent/baby group at the Cathedral. The idea is to provide a space for Catholic parents with babies and/or toddlers to meet up and get to know each other! The group will be held in the Cathedral Cafe from 11-12 on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. To get up and running the group are looking for donations of: any toys (in good condition) suitable for the age group 0-3, baby mats, plastic pens, pop up playhouses, baby gyms, musical toys, foldable baby walkers, plastic bowls, spoons, cups, folding booster seats. If you could donate any of these or if you want to know more search on Facebook for St Mary’s RC Cathedral Parent/Baby group.
Forms are now available for the annual Summer Camp at Ampleforth Abbey for 9-15-year olds. It takes place from 16-19 July andpromises to be a great few days of fun as well as learning more about the faith. Please speak to Fr Patrick or Fr Jamie for more details.
There will be a Dementia Awareness session at the Cathedral on 19thJune. It is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the issues experienced by people living with dementia – but places are limited. For more information contact Elizabeth on 553 1510 or Elizabeth@rhandrews.plus.com
It is important that everyone in a PVG-role complete the Safeguarding Level 1 Training before they assume their new position. The next training session will be held in the Parish Room in St Andrew’s, Ravelston on Tuesday the 18thJune at 7pm. To sign up, please contact Chris McCabe by email email@example.com or phone 07414 751705.
The Divine Mercy group will lead devotions here in the Cathedral today at 3pm. The time will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and opportunities for confessions and veneration of the relics of Saint Faustina. All are welcome to attend!
Next Sunday (16thJune), the YAG is planning to make a pilgrimage to Melrose to have Mass in the ruins of the Abbey and to spend some time together before the summer break. To sign up for this trip (which is going to be great!), please email Fr Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Janet Smith, who is Professor of Moral Theology in Detroit, will be speaking at the Gillis Center on Thursday the 20thJune. She is a brilliant speaker and it will be a great event. Details on the board.
The 40 Hours Devotion begins on Monday this week in the Cathedral. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration from Monday-Wednesday between 8.30am-8pm. Each night there will be a Holy Hour at 7pm for which we are very happy to welcome our guest preachers: Archbishop Cushley (Monday), Father Matthew Carlin (Tuesday) and Father Jonathan Whitworth (Wednesday). The night will conclude with Benediction at 7.45pm. Please do take the opportunity to come along to experience this beautiful devotion and to grow in love of Our Lord in the Eucharist!
Collection for Sunday 26thMay: £347.50;
Special Collection (Aged & Infirm Clergy): £1,164.85;
Sunday 2ndJune: £356.14;