Epiphany of the Lord: 8th January 2023
Services this week
Sunday Epiphany of the Lord Mass 10.00am
Monday Communion Service 10.00am
Friday Communion Service 10.00am
Saturday Communion Service 10.00am
Vigil Mass 6.00pm
Sunday 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass 10.00am
In your charity, please remember in your prayers Father Forrest, Father Kelly, Mary, June Martin, Gary Snedden and Jean Blair, and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Marion Crombie, Craig Clark, Elizabeth Ruth, Hugh Mulraney, Elizabeth Meldrum, Margaret and Patrick Darrion, Mary Rydzewska and Isobel McEvoy whose anniversaries occur about this time
The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £361.26 - grateful thanks to all donors. Also, over £800 was donated for the Christmas appeal for the Salvation Army and Storehouse; in addition, over three van loads of toys and gifts were donated to the Salvation Army for distribution to families in Bo’ness – this was a magnificent act of generosity for which grateful thanks are offered.
Diploma in Catechetics
Register now for the Diploma in Catechetics which begins on Thursday 12 January. It is a great way to explore the richness and depth of the Catholic faith with course leader Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM. Testimonials, FAQs, details and registration at bit.ly/archdiploma2023
Holy Hour with Archbishop Cushley
Join Archbishop Cushley for Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 10 January at St Margaret’s Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, to pray for “insight, courage and joy in our mission,” as part of the Synod 2023.
Join other young Catholic women to chat and explore God's will in five monthly get-togethers in Edinburgh. The first takes place on Sunday 29 January, 4-7pm at St Columba’s, 9 Upper Gray Street. It is a chance to pray, share and discuss in a relaxed environment, and refreshments will be served. The series continues at the same time/venue: 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr, 28 May. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and See Day - Lay Dominicans
Lay Dominicans are men and women who live the Dominican charism in their daily lives. On Saturday 4 February the Edinburgh group will be holding a day for those interested in finding out more about the Dominicans, and in particular, Lay Dominicans. It begins with Mass at St Albert's Chapel, George Square, at 12noon (entry via George Square Lane).
Valentine’s Retreat 2023
This free half-day retreat offers couples a chance to reflect on their love and commitment to each other, to God and to their community. It will be led by Annette and Paul O’Beirne, of Equipes Notre-Dame - Teams of Our Lady. The retreat takes place from 2-5pm on Saturday 11 February at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB (free parking onsite). Register at bit.ly/valentineretreat
Water Damage in the Hall
Following bursts to a pipe in the roof space of the hall considerable damage has been sustained. Our insurance company, following an inspection from a loss assessor, has approved remedial work. The following is a quote from their email to us: “ The loss mitigation organised by the church was helpful and the next step is securing quotations for the following works:
Spray treat/target dry the attic
Replacement of attic insulation
Removal/replacement of approx. 20m2 hall ceiling
Removal/replacement of hall carpeting and engineered timber flooring
Checking/re-commissioning of electrics
Checking/replacement of ceiling speakers and wiring (if required)
Replacement of ceiling lights
Decoration/cleaning to complete
Cleaning is initially recommended for the carpet tiles located at the entrance to the church however replacement could be considered should cleaning be unsuccessful.” We will let you know when work is scheduled to start.