The monks of Pluscarden Abbey are offering a special opportunity to see at first-hand what monastic life is about during the weekend Friday 3rd to Monday 6th August 2018. There will be no charge for the weekend. The invitation is extended to single young men, Catholics who practice their faith, aged 18-35. Anyone interested is invited to contact Fr Benedict at email@example.com
There is a letter at the back of the church from SCIAF thanking the parishioners of St Andrew’s for their Wee Box, Big Change donations, which were matched by the UK Government, especially to support families in Cambodia.
Thank you once again for all the clothes that have already been donated for the Russian appeal. The first box has arrived safely in Russia and the next box will be sent within a week’s time.
Fiona McDermott has now completed her Race for Life run and will be collecting sponsorship money after Masses for the next few Sundays. Many thanks.
Thank you for your generous donations of Rosary beads. Anne Marie will be in the porch at all Masses next Sunday (8 July) which is Sea Sunday, the day on which the Church remembers all those who earn their living from the sea. There will be a retiral collection for the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) which is the Church’s organisation for the pastoral care of seafarers.
We are looking for volunteers to join the organising committee of the Parish BBQ as well as volunteers to run the various stalls and volunteers to help with cooking the food on the BBQ. If you are willing to help, please contact Maria or Michael after Sunday mass or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Archbishop Leo Cushley will be celebrating Mass for the Holy Souls at Mount Vernon Cemetery on Friday 2 November 2018 at 10:00am. All are welcome! If you wish to discuss any matter relating to the cemetery, please phone Anna on 01316238906.
The roadways in the Cemetery of Mount Vernon are in major need of repair works. The total cost for renewing all roadways within the Cemetery is £58,000. We appeal to your generosity and hope that Lair Holders, Relatives and Friends of Mount Vernon will fully support the efforts being made for improvements at the Cemetery. Once work is complete (envisaged taking around 2 weeks) it will totally transform the appearance of the Cemetery. Donations should be sent to the Manager of Mount Vernon based at the Archdiocesan Office, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9 1BB. Many thanks.
Do any parishioners have expertise in the following areas: heritage, museums, grant applications, event management, Catholic history, grant applications for major projects? If so, please contact Father Patrick, Nicola McDonagh (St Mary’s) or Rosemary Milligan (St Andrew’s).
A team of dedicated volunteers are needed for Saturday’s during the month of July 2018 to help clean up the Catholic Cemetery of Mount Vernon. Volunteers are required any time between 10:00am and 4:00pm to pick up rubbish, plastic, broken ornaments and to aid with cleaning of headstones. All welcome!
Fr David Cullen, whose work in Zambia was, for several years, the official parish project, will be visiting St Andrew’s parish for the weekend of 29 June and 1 July. He looks forward to seeing friends old and new. We very much look forward to welcoming him in our community.
The last few remaining tickets for the Bishop Barron event are available after all Masses today.
|Day||Time||Holy Day||Mass Intention|
|Sun 1st July||10:30am||NA||Rosie Gillespie (RIP)|
|Sunday 1st July||12:00||Extraordinary Form||NA|
|Friday 6th July||09:30am||St Maria Goretti||Patrick Jessie Morgan (RIP)|
|Readers||Nancy McDermott, Maureen McGregor|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Nancy McDermott, George Paluchowski, Fergus Christie|
|Bidding Prayers||Nancy & Fiona McDermott|
|Tea/Coffee||Geraldine Rooney, Marie McQuillan|
|Cash Counting||John & Angela Byrne|
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.
Memories of Nunraw? Do you have any memories of staying at Nunraw Abbey? Why not share them with ‘Friends of Nunraw Abbey’ on their Facebook page.
Pilgrimage and St Andrew, the patron of Scotland? Check out the revival of ancient pilgrimage trails from Edinburgh and all over Scotland to St Andrews. Join us on Twitter and Facebook (www.thewayofstandrew.com)
The Schoenstatt Sisters (in Campsie Glen) are organising their “Pilgrim Mather Rally” on Sunday 1st July. Mass at 3.30pm will be followed by a procession to the Shrine. It will be a lovely occasion and would make a great family day out. Why not think about it?
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 £160 includes transport to Ampleforth, full board, all activities and entrance to Flamingo Land Theme Park. See Fr Patrick or Fr Nick for more details.
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