A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh
Parish Bulletin
10 December 2017
Today is the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B
"Fostering Greatness in Others"
(Prayers & Readings Page 85)

Cinema Trip – P3 and over – Sunday, 11th December: We are hoping to organise a trip to see "The Star" today, Sunday 11th December. This is dependent on the times of the film at the Odeon Cinema. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of the Church if you are interested. The trip is for P3 upwards. Younger children would need to be accompanied by an adult. Cost would be £5 including snack and drink.


Fair Trade Stall/Christmas Hamper: Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support at the Fair Trade Stall last weekend. Total sales amounted to £370.00.

Raffle tickets at £1.00 per strip remain available for the Fair Trade Christmas Hamper the proceeds of which will be donated to an Oblate Refugee Project. Draw will take place after the 11am Mass on 17th December. Good luck!

SCIAF Real Gifts: SCIAF Real Gift catalogues available at the back of the church.

Christmas Church Clean: An Open Cleaning session will take place on Thursday 21st December between 10am – 12 noon. If you are free to help give the Church a good clean before Christmas please come along.

Readers and Ministers of the Eucharist: Over the Christmas weekend there are changes to Mass times also some parishioners take a holiday. To plan for the Christmas Liturgy there are lists on the Altar, if you are available for reading or Ministry of the Eucharist you are invited to fill in your name for the times you are available.

Oblate Connections: available in the Church today, please take a copy - FREE.


REH at Christmas: The base of our Christmas Crib is now in place. On Sundays 10th & 17th December you are invited to place wrapped gifts in the crib for long-term residents of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, I will take your gifts to the patients on the 20th December. Mark your present Male or Female.

Carols by Candle light service – St. Nicholas’ Sighthill, 10th December 7pm: You are invited to join St. Nicholas’ this evening at 7pm for their Carols by Candle light service.

Vocations MASS – Little Sisters of the Poor, Gilmore Place – 11th December: Mass for Vocations which will be held on Monday 11th December at 7pm at St. Joseph's House, 43 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh.

St. Augustine’s RC High School – 14th December: MYou are warmly invited to the School Carol Service and Concert on Thursday 14th December at 7.00pm.

Archbishop and Youth: I invite young people, aged 16-29, to the Cathedral each Friday in Advent (8, 15 and 22 December) at 7pm for a period of catechesis prepared and delivered by me, followed by a short time of prayer, and a period of socialising afterwards in the hall.

I would hope that you would draw attention to this in your parish, your newsletter and your internet presence in the run up to these events.

City Deanery Meeting: Last week the Archbishop met with the priests of the City Deanery. No decision on Clustering will be made before the end of the year. In 2018 the Archbishop will either advise the Diocese in a general communication or visit each area to meet with those affected by his decision.

Anniversaries: Frank Mitchell, Jane Douglas, Martin Redpath, Ena McLatchie, Sarah Daly, Mary Ferry, Baby Bohdi Callaghan, Hugh Grieve, Carol Freston, Winfred Curran, Charles Stewart, Jean Watt, Tommy Neilson, Marjorie Gordon, Annie Forester, Rita Brotherston, Br. Tim Ahern, OMI, Bridget Carton, Tony Flak and Mary Quinn.

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