Mass for Married Couples – on Wednesday in the Cathedral

Are you married? Archbishop Leo Cushley cordially invites you and your spouse to join him on 1 May 2019, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, to celebrate the gift of marriage in the Cathedral at 7.30pm. The Archbishop will offer Mass during which he will impart his blessing upon those married couples present. A celebratory reception will follow in the Café. All who wish to celebrate the gift of marriage are very welcome, especially couples celebrating significant anniversaries this year.


Talks on the Eucharist

In preparation for the 40 hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (10th-12th of June), St Andrew’s, Ravelston will be hosting a series of talks on the Eucharist on the 20th May, 27th May and 3rd June. These will explore the Church’s teachings on the Eucharist, and will be followed by soup and sandwiches. Each evening will begin at 7pm in the parish rooms. It would be great to see a good turn out!  


Faith Summertime Youth Camp


Ampleforth Abbey
Ampleforth Abbey

Forms are now available for the annual Summer Camp at Ampleforth Abbey from 16-19 July for our 9 to 15 year olds. It promises to be a great few days of fun as well as learning more about the faith. The price of £165 includes transport to Ampleforth, full board, all activities and entrance to Flamingo Land Theme Park. Speak to Fr Jamie for more details.

Bacon Rolls Morning – Sunday the 19th May

After Mass on Sunday the 19th May, Robbie Clarke, Mairi-Angela Foster and Kate Jones are organising a bacon rolls morning (vegetarian option available) to raise money for the AHC Foundation (Alternative Hemiplegia of Childhood). This is a charity run organization to support the development of effective treatments, research and support for the families and affected children. In our parish community we have a child, Anya Behl, who has this illness. We hope you will come along and support this. Further information can be obtained at the AHC Foundation website or by contacting one of the organisers.


Rota for Next Sunday – 5th May

RolePerson(s)
ReadersGeraldine Rooney, Valerie Thomas
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy CommunionMairi-Angela Foster, Anna Fraser,
Margaret Guest
Bidding PrayersFergus Christie
PasskeeperAndrew & Rosemary Milligan
FlowersMaggie McCloskey
Tea/CoffeeGillian Alexander & Caroline Reid
Cash CountingSarah Dredge & Eileen Gillon

If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member.

Extraordinary Ministers: we need only the 1st and 2nd named, if 2 priests concelebrate the Mass.

Mass for Married Couples – Wednesday 1st May in the Cathedral

Are you married? Archbishop Leo Cushley cordially invites you and your spouse to join him on 1 May 2019, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, to celebrate the gift of marriage in the Cathedral at 7.30pm. The Archbishop will offer Mass during which he will impart his blessing upon those married couples present. A celebratory reception will follow in the Café. All who wish to celebrate the gift of marriage are very welcome, especially couples celebrating significant anniversaries this year. 

Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April

There will be a celebration of the Feast of the Divine Mercy in the Cathedral on Sunday the 28th April at 3-5.30pm. The celebration will be led by the Cathedral’s Divine Mercy Group and will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions and Divine Mercy devotions. All are welcome!

How to Grow Your Parish – Information Day at Gillis on Saturday 27th April

The Catechetical Commission invites all who are interested in learning more about adult formation and resources to an information day at the Gillis Centre (100 Strathearn Road, EH9 1BB) on Saturday 27th April. Registration runs from 11am-11.30am and the day concludes with Holy Mass at 2.30pm. The hall can only hold 90 people, so please contact Joan Forster on 0131 623 8900 or catecheticscommis-sionbooking@gmail.com as soon as possible to book a place.

Visitation of the Housebound

We are trying to compile a comprehensive list of all the sick and housebound in the Parish in order to ensure that they are visited on a regular basis. If you know of, or are currently visiting, any Catholic in the parish who is housebound can you please ensure that we have the name and address of that person. Also, if you know of any Catholic in the parish who is sick and housebound and who does notreceive regular visitations from the parish can you please (with their permission) let us know their contact details. The idea will be to set up regular monthly vitiations by the clergy to all those who are housebound in the parish. Thank you for your help with this.

RCIA

At the Easter Vigil this year we will receive ten people into the Church: Rowena, Jolanda, Carmen, Timothy, Justin, Tom, Laura, Jonathan, Elizabeth and John. This is the end of a long journey of faith for them and I ask you to keep them all in your prayers this week as they prepare to make this important step in their lives. I encourage you also to try to attend the Easter Vigil which is a beautiful celebration