Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: 1st January 2023
Services this week
Sunday Mary, Mother of God Mass 10.00am
Monday Communion Service 10.00am
Friday Communion Service 10.00am
Saturday Communion Service 10.00am
Vigil Mass 6.00pm
Sunday Epiphany of the Lord Mass 10..00am
In your charity, please remember in your prayers Father Forrest, Father Kelly, Jean Blair, and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Jessie McCann, James Rutherford, Bill Tooey, Christopher and Mary McCrea, Patricia Connell, Alexander McIntosh, Evalina Corvi, Fanny carlin and Andrew McCreary whose anniversaries occur about this time. And Rosaleen Bostock who died recently.
My sincere thanks to all of you who remembered me this Christmas, it is very much appreciated. Also, my thanks to everyone who has contributed to the running of the parish this year in whatever capacity – the parish could not operate without you. Finally, my best wishes to you all for the New Year.
The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £677.62 including a donation of £80 - grateful thanks to all donors.
200 Club – Congratulations to Mary Rockland the recipient of the Christmas £200 prize.
Archdiocesan Directory - The 2023 Archdiocesan Directory is now available for sale. It includes a liturgical calendar and key contacts for churches, schools, organisation and religious orders in the Archdiocese. It is a perfect stocking filler and costs just £3.
Female vocations - Thinking about a vocation to the religious life? Join other young Catholic women to chat and explore God's will in five monthly get-togethers in Edinburgh. Led by Sr Mirjam Hugens FSO, the first one 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 on the last Sunday of each month at the same time/venue: 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr, 28 May. To register or find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Hour with Archbishop Cushley - Join Archbishop Cushley for Eucharistic Adoration 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. It takes place at 6pm on the following dates: Tue 10 Jan, Sun 12 Feb, Sun 12 Mar. No registration required, just turn up and pray.
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, which supports married couples in their vocation. They will share some of the stories and tools gathered over their 42 years together. 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