“Being Human in an age of Artificial Intelligence”

“Being Human in an age of Artificial Intelligence”

On Monday 4th February at 7.00pm, Professor John Wyatt will give a lecture on “Being Human in an age of Artificial Intelligence” at the James Watt Entre on the Edinburgh Campus of Herriot Watt University. Refreshments will be served from 6.00pm. Registration required via Eventbrite by 31st January Ruth.Duncan or call 0131 451 4508

Stay at Nunraw Abbey

The Cistercian Monks of Nunraw Abbey have now opened a part of the Monastery as their new guest house. They can be contacted by telephone on 01620 830 223 between the hours of 9.00 to 11.00 am and 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Please note that there is now a tariff for guests which is set at commercial rates.

Parish Registration Forms

If you have recently moved into the area, or started attending Mass at St. Andrew’s Ravelston, we would be grateful if you could fill in the following form and hand it in to Fr. Jamie or to the Parish Office at 61 York Place. With many thanks in advance for your generosity of spirit.

Have you been Confirmed?

For many and various reasons, sometimes people never actually get confirmed. If you are an adult who has never been confirmed, the Cathedral will be running a course for you during Lent this year with a view to Confirmation at the Easter Vigil on 20th April. Meetings will take place on Monday nights at 7pm in the Cathedral House. To register, e-mail: cathedralhouse@stmaryscathedral.co.uk.

The Cathedral Young Adults Group – New Year begins 22nd January

After a Christmas break, the Young Adults’ Group will resume on Tuesday 22nd of January. We are beginning a new series of discussions focusing on the saints of the modern world. The first talk will be titled, “Do Not Be Afraid to Be Saints: The Call to Holiness in the Twenty-First Century” and will take place at 7pm in Cathedral Café. All adults aged 18-35 very welcome!

St. Andrew’s Burn’s Supper – 1st February

The Parish Social Committee are holding a Burns Supper in the Parish rooms on Friday 1st February at 7pm. It will be a wonderful occasion for us to celebrate the Bard and to socialize with one another. The cost is a very reasonable £15 (including supper) with any profits to the Parish project. Tickets are available from Geraldine Rooney or Marie McQuillan after Mass. Please put the date in your diaries!

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sunday 6th Jan 10:30 AM NA Maureen Dunn
Sunday 6th Jan 12:00 noon Extraordinary Form NA
Friday 11th Jan 09:30 AM NA June Sullivan (RIP)
Saturday 12th Jan 10:00 NA NA
  • The Mass on Saturday 12th will be followed by Confessions.

Rota for Next Sunday – 13 January

Role Person(s)
Readers Louise Gardiner, Fergus Christie
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Philip Dorrian, Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott
Bidding Prayers Dorrian Family
Passkeeper Frances Milne
Flowers Clare McKendrick
Tea/Coffee Geraldine Rooney & Marie McQuillan
Cash Counting Siun & John Whyte

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.

Rota for Next Sunday – 30th December

Role Person(s)
Readers Rosemary Milligan , Geraldine Rooney
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott, Margaret Guest
Bidding Prayers Nancy & Fiona McDermott
Passkeeper Gerry McCloskey
Flowers Flower Team for the Christmas Period
Tea/Coffee Margaret Bee & Linda Alonzi
Cash Counting Sarah Dredge & Eileen Gillon

Rota for Christmas Day – 25th December

Role Person(s)
Readers Geraldine Rooney
Gerry McCloskey
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Anna Fraser, Fergus Christie, Philip Dorrian
Bidding Prayers Fey Family
Passkeeper Robbie Clarke
Flowers Flower Team for the Christmas Period

Rota for Christmas Eve – 24th December

Role Person(s)
Readers Louise Gardiner
Teresa Howison
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Fergus Christie et al.
Bidding Prayers Fergus Christie
Passkeeper Andrew & Rosemary Milligan
Flowers Flower Team for the Christmas Period

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

Day Time Holy Day Mass Intention
Sunday 23rd 10.30am Rose Doherty (RIP)
Christmas Eve 6.00pm Christmas Eve Murray Hayes (RIP)
Christmas Eve Midnight Extraordinary Form
Christmas Day 10:30am Christmas Day Special Intention
Christmas Day 12 noon Extraordinary Form
Sunday 30th 10.30am The Holy Family Murray Hayes (RIP)
New Years Day 11:00am Mary, Mother of God Fleur & James Mattocks (RIP)
Friday 4th 9:30am Special Intention

Second Collection – Bethany Care Shelter

There will be a second collection today for the Bethany Care Shelter. The shelter remains open every night for 32 weeks during the winter season and provides a hot meal, overnight accommodation, friendship and advice every night for an average of 61 homeless men and women in Edinburgh. The cost of operating the shelter this year is £260,000, or £21 per bed space per night, so a donation of £250 for example would provide 12 bed spaces in the weeks ahead. Thank you for your generosity!

The Christmas Fair Trade Stall

Thank you so much to all who supported the Christmas Fair Trade stalls. We returned £1,141.65 to the One World Shop. They allowed us to keep £123.84, which, added to the donations we received from parishioners, has enabled us to send £250 to support Fr David Cullen in his work in Zambia.

Message from Amaka and Michael

Amaka writes: “Dear friends, I will like to inform you that Michael and I will be returning back to Nigeria on the 28th of December, and I do not know if we will back at the time of writing this. I will like thank you all for the love and support you have shown to us for the past 4 years. Please remember us in your prayers and we will do the same. Hope to see you all again in the future, but for now Good bye! Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year when it comes. With love, Amaka and Michael.”

Thank you!

Missio Scotland wish to thank you for your donations of £634.85 from St Mary’s Cathedral and £281.90 from St Andrew’s in relation to this year’s Mission Sunday collection.