Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
As part of its involvement in the wider Justice and Peace community, our Parish Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group participates in local and national events. The members of the Group also encourage other Parishioners to participate through bringing to their attention the various events and campaigns in which J&P bodies are active.
The main way that these events and other activities are brought to the attention of the Parish is through the weekly Parish Bulletin and via the J&P notice board at the back of the church. Our Parish J&P Group members also keep Parishioners up to date with what is happening on the J&P front through discussions after Mass and at other times.
But we thought Parishioners might find it helpful to have an additional source of J&P information via the Parish website.
JPIC Group: The Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation Group invite you to consider joining the group. New members are required and would be very welcome. If you are interested or would like to find out more about the group please speak to either Fr. Tony or Trish Muirhead.
Homeless Sunday 28th January 2018: once again we will mark Homeless Sunday in the parish by selling teas/coffees & scones for £1.00 after Sunday Masses with the proceeds being donated to the Scottish Churches Housing Action Charity. We have also ordered prayer cards to include the Homeless Prayer and special Bidding Prayers in our Sunday Masses.
Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support at the Fair Trade Stall on weekend 9/10 December 2017. Total sales amounted to £370.00.
The Fair Trade Christmas Hamper raffle took place after the 11am Mass on 17th December. The The hamper was won by Kathy McWhirter from the bingo and the chocolate Box was won by Agnes Rafferty. Kathy very kindly donated the hamper to a needy family in the parish.
We are still in communication with the Oblates regarding the donation of the funds from the hamper to the Refugee School in Cameroon and hopefully this will be finalised in the near future.
Fair Trade Fortnight runs 26th February – 11th March 2018 and we plan to hold a Fair Trade Stall over the weekend of 3rd/4th March.
Prayer for Peace: JPIC Group plan to hold a peace vigil hour on Wednesday 21st February 2018 which will follow previous formats. Invitations to join us will be sent to the cluster parishes and Leith.
Prisoners Week: We are grateful to our parishioners who posted the Greetings Cards in support of Action by Christians Against Torture Campaign during Prisoners Week in November 2017.
Fresh Start Sponsored Walk: All six parishioners on the St. John Ogilvie’s Team completed the walk, and were in such good shape that they even came home by shanks mare. The sponsorship came to £757.00 and this sum has been forwarded to Fresh Start to assist new families taking up residence in Sighthill/ Westerhailes; your generosity is much appreciated.
Annual Harvest Mass: On Sunday 1 October 2017 we celebrated our Annual Parish Harvest Mass. This year's theme was " Journeying with God".
Thanks to everyone involved in the preparation of the Harvest Mass, for the fresh produce from the local allotment and your very generous donations of tinned food for the parish food cupboard and St Catherine’s Homeless. A special thanks to P3 children from Murrayburn Primary School for the wonderful artwork displayed in the church.