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.
Fair Trade Stall: Thanks to everyone who supported the Fair Trade Stall held on the weekend of 19/20th August 2017. Total sales amounted to £303.50 and is much appreciated. Thanks too to the ladies who manned the stall at such short notice. True community in action.
Prayer for Peace: An hour of prayer was held on 22nd March 2017 and was well attended by our own parishioners, a group from Leith and a couple from our cluster parishes. There was a lot of positive feedback from those who did attend and many enjoyed the opportunity not only to pray together but also a chat and cuppa afterwards. The next Prayer for Peace evening will be in November 2017.
Blessed Oscar Romero Film and Prayer Evening – Wednesday 4th October: The JPIC Group invite you to join them in the church on Wednesday 4th October at 7.00pm for a Film and Prayer evening to mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero. Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador and a powerful advocate of the poor and voiceless. Archbishop Romero was assassinated on the 24th March 1980 while celebrating Mass in the chapel of Divine Providence hospital. Oscar Romero is considered a martyr of the church and was beatified in May 2015. We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you then.
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.
The draw for the hamper took place at the 11.00 Mass last Sunday the lucky and popular winner was Margaret O’Hare.
Will those who made pledges please remember to give your donation to Trish.
Annual Harvest Mass: On Sunday 1 October 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.
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