5th Sunday of the Year 10th February 2013

  • Services for the week
  • SUNDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • MONDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am
  • TUESDAY: Communion Service 10.00 am Mass 7.00 pm
  • ASH WEDNESDAY: Mass 10.00 am Mass 7.00 pm
  • THURSDAY: (Requiem) Mass 10.00 am Mass & Novena 7.00 pm
  • FRIDAY: Mass 10.00 am
  • SATURDAY: Mass 10.00 am Vigil Mass 6.00 pm


Easter Duty time – Holy Communion and, if necessary, Confession – begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Trinity Sunday. A Plenary Indulgence is available for those who devoutly make the Way of the Cross during Lent.

SCIAF’s ‘Wee Boxes’ are available in the Hall. A Lenten Alms Box is in the church during Lent. Proceeds go to charities of the Cardinal’s choice.

Reception: Nan Wardrop will be received into church at 4.00pm on Wednesday. Her Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday morning.

Collections: The Offertory collection realized £421.57, and the second collection, £89.66. Many thanks to all contributors.  Special collection today for the work of Catholic Education

Thanks to the Music and Movement Group for a further donation of £25

In your charity, please remember: Cardinal O’Brien, and all the sick and housebound. Irena Biagini, Greta Bryce, Joe Cameron, Maria Corvi, James Dickson, Mary Hickman, Russell McAllister, Owen McAvoy, Danny, Mary and Peggy McLaughlin and Patricia McMoran whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Ben Tully and Nan Wardrop, who died recently.

Mass Intentions

  • VIGIL: Philomena McGleave
  • SUNDAY: People of the Parish
  • TUESDAY: Joe Cameron TUESDAY: Special Intention
  • WEDNESDAY: Irena & Emilio Biagini (morning) Rona Forrest (evening)
  • THURSDAY: Nan Wardrop(Requiem) Frank Anthony(evening)
  • FRIDAY: Russell McAllister SATURDAY: Margaret Liddle

Fabric and Finance Committee Meeting: The meeting scheduled for today, has been postponed and will now re-convene next Sunday at 2.00 pm in the Presbytery.

If you like to sing, why not join the Inter-Parish Choir You can join them at Gillis on 14th February from 7 to 9 pm, to rehearse music for the Rite of Election. Fr Simon Hughes will lead the newly formed Inter –Parish Choir for the Year of Faith.You can take part if you are already singing in your parish or would like to sing. To register for this event email patricia.carroll@staned.org.uk Parking is available at the Gillis Centre Rehearsals will take place in the Gillis Chapel.

24 hour Prayer Vigils: We have received the following information from the ‘Trypraying’ Initiative:-

“As part of the Lent forty days of prayer under the ‘Trypraying’ Initiative, where forty churches around the Edinburgh area are holding consecutive 24hour prayer vigils, I would be obliged if it could be intimated at your church this Sunday, that such a vigil is being held in St Andrew’s church during the 24 hours of 16th February. All are invited to come for as little or as long as they want, for a time of prayerful reflection. Each hour will be started with a scripture reading, followed by a short time of worship. Thereafter, people will be left to the quietness of the sanctuary, with opportunities to light a candle and meditate. Full details of all churches involved in the 40 days can be found on the website www.thereishope.co.uk


Mike Munro”