St Catharine’s Homeless Project Christmas Concert with The Dovecot Singers will be held on Friday the 6th December at 7.30pm at St Catharine’s Convent, Lauriston Gardens. All are welcome!
In solidarity with persecuted Christians will take place on the 27th November. Please join in prayer & wear something red in order to highlight the sufferings of so many Catholics today across the world.
And finally, just to let you know that we are rolling out a completely new and spectacularly redesigned (Sic-Ed!) newsletter next week. Sister and I have been working on this for months – so we hope you like it!!
The annual ‘Scots College Magazine’ is for sale in the porch. A bargain at only £5, which supports the College!
Two parishioners, Maggie Paterson and James Walker, are going to be at ‘Sleep in the Park’ in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh on Saturday 7th December. If you would like to join, contact James on 07704537717 or sponsor them on uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/MaggiesTeamforSleepinthePark2019
The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing to introduce parking restrictions on Sundays from 12.30pm to 6.30pm in 2020. It is important that the Council receives as many individual letter and emails as possible if it is to re-consider the timings of these restrictions. Objections to the proposal, must be made by letter or email by 26 November 2019 quoting notice reference number TRO/19/29. Please take time to write to: City of Edinburgh Council, Traffic Orders, 3.3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate gifts for children of prisoners in Edinburgh Prison, please wrap a new gift in Christmas Gift wrap and put on a label stating if the gift is suitable for a boy or a girl and for what age of the child.
Today the Junior Youth Group are off on their first outing, to Ryze Trampoline Park and St David’s Church, Dalkeith. This new initiative for the parish has got off to a great start. Thanks to the parents for encouraging their children to get involved and to the adult helpers for making it possible. Start up again in January.
The Archbishop is again inviting all young Adults in the Archdiocese to join him at 5pm on the Sundays of Advent at the Gillis Centre. The theme this year is about getting to know ‘The Real Jesus’. All aged 16-30 are welcome.
With the Archbishop’s Advent Catechesis beginning next week (see below!), this will be our last meeting before the Christmas holidays. We will be celebrating the end of the Church’s year with mulled wine and mince pies on Tuesday at 7pm! Bring a bottle!
The response for this Pilgrimage has been huge. So, if you are interested in coming, it is imperative that you register interest as soon as possible. There are only 48 places available on this trip. Brochures for the Pilgrimage will be sent to all who have registered interest next week and then bookings will open on Monday 9thDecember. Places will be allotted on a “first come first served” basis for the first 48 forms received with a deposit of £250 per person. Given the interest shown – we will almost certainly do more pilgrimages in years to come.
As you will recall, Fr Nicklas Maria was nominated as our ‘Parish Project’ at the beginning of 2016 for a period of 3 years. Now that the 3 years is almost at an end, we would like you, the parish, to vote again so that we can determine our parish project for the next 3 years beginning in January 2020. Forms are now available at the back of the Church which include some suggestions as well as a space if you would like to nominate another beneficiary not already put forward. Completed forms can be posted into the box marked ‘Parish Project Nominations’ on the sideboard in the Parish Rooms. It is planned that forms will then be reviewed and votes counted after 15th December and the new parish project announced at the end of the year. In the meantime, if you would like to make a final contribution towards a last donation to Fr Nicklas at the beginning of December, please do so before the end of this month. You can give either by putting a cash donation into ‘Jessie’s Box’ at the back of the church, or by making a bank transfer to the parish bank account including the word ‘project’ in the payment reference. If you need any further details on how to do this, please email Caroline Reid on email@example.com.
We will celebrate our Patronal Feast next Sunday, but if you feel moved to celebrate on Saturday the Archbishop will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral at 10am in honour of St. Andrew. All are welcome!
Beginning on Monday the 2ndDecember, we will have our beautiful and popular candlelit masses every Monday of Advent at 7pm. These are lovely occasions – do put them in your diary now and come along to prepare well for Christmas. The Rorate Masses in the Cathedral are on Thursday at 7pm.
|Readers||Catherine & Finn Stewart|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Philip Dorrian, Mairi-Angela Foster, Anna Fraser|
|Bidding Prayers||Fergus Christie|
|Passkeeper||Andrew & Rosemary|
|Tea/Coffee||Geraldine Rooney & Marie McQuillan|
|Cash Counting||Kate Jones & Helen Blyde|
If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member. Extraordinary Ministers: we need only the 1stand 2ndnamed, if 2 priests concelebrate the Mass.
|Day||Time||Holy Day||Mass Intention|
|Sunday 24th||10:30 am||NA||Bunty Milligan (RIP)|
|Sunday 24th||12 noon||Extraordinary Form||Living & Deceased Members of the Parish|
|Tues 26th||9:30 am||NA||Daniel Doyle|
|Fri 29th||9:30 am||N/A||Peter Jones (RIP)|
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Edinburgh Easter Play 2020 will be performed in the Prices Street Gardens on Holy Saturday (11th April) 2020 to share the Gospel with the people of Edinburgh. If you would like to be involved (with or without previous experience) please contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A retreat and holiday for healthcare professionals on the 6th-11th January 2020. Full details can be found on the SCMA site: www.scottishcma.org/boarbank-hall-events.
Origin Scotland’s Christmas Concert will be held in Usher Hall on the 7th December at 7.30pm. Free tickets available at www.originscotland.orgor 0131 541 0117.