“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
A service hosted by Edinburgh Churches Together will be held at the Palmerston Place Church, on Monday January 21st at 7.30pm. The preacher is Rev. Colin Sinclair, Moderator Elect of the General Assembly. There will be a reception following the service to which everyone is warmly invited.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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!
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!
The new edition of the Archdiocesan Directory, an invaluable source of information, are now available and are on sale for only £2.50 each (cheap – ed!). Hurry while stocks last!!
||Louise Gardiner, Fergus Christie
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
||Philip Dorrian, Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott
||Geraldine Rooney & Marie McQuillan
||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.
The Way of St Andrew Visitors to Edinburgh, try out our pilgrimage ways over the Charismas Period. Great scenery from coastal to moorland, with opportunity for reflections. Please visit http://www.thewayofstandrews.com/
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!
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.
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.”
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.