Fourth Sunday of Easter
Services this week
Sunday 30th April 2023
Holy Communion Service 10.00am
Holy Communion Service 10.00am
Holy Communion Service 1000am
Vigil Mass 6.00pm
Sunday 7th May 2023
In your charity, please remember in your prayers Father Forrest, Jean Blair, Mary Robertson, Lisa Tucker, Oliver Suligowska and Gerry Henderson and all the sick and the housebound. Also, Catherine Dickson, Mary Elder, Annie Simmons, John Penman, Desmond Swift, Tina Chandler, Canon Phelin, Agnes Fairholm, Ellen Morrison and Margaret Valance. And Nan Braid who died recently.
The Offertory Collections last week amounted to £421.70; also, the Lenten Alms basket at the altar raised £36.10 and we received a donation of £25 - grateful thanks to all donors.
SVP News – thank you to all who contributed to our finances, raising just under £3000 over the financial year; We have spent £1500, a full account will be available to parishioners on request. We need other kinds of help, in particular, people to go on our committee. It meets only once a month and is not onerous. Caravan Holidays – we have been allocated one holiday at Port Seton this year – Saturday August 19th. This is for parishioners who otherwise would not get a break. Contact us for details; transport can be arranged.
Prepare for Pentecost Join this six-week online talk series to prepare and learn more about two major feasts at the end of Eastertide: Pentecost and Holy Trinity Sunday. Led by Sister Anna Marie McGuan RSM and Fr Kevin Douglas, it will take a closer look at what we believe about the Holy Trinity based on the writings of St Thomas Aquinas. Begins on Tuesday 2 May at 7:30pm (1 hour). Register at bit.ly/prepareforpentecost
St Margaret’s Pilgrimage 2023 St Margaret Pilgrimage returns to Dunfermline on Sunday 18 June. Mass is at 2:30pm in St Margaret’s Memorial Church in East Port, with Archbishop Cushley as principal celebrant. Prior to that there is an ecumenical service at 12:30pm in Dunfermline Abbey, followed by prayers at the tomb of St Margaret. Join people from across the Archdiocese and beyond to give thanks to God for St Margaret’s example of faith, charity and leadership.
Mass for Married & Engaged Couples Archbishop Leo Cushley will celebrate Mass for Married and Engaged Couples at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh at 7:15pm on Wednesday 31 May. Reception in Coffee Saints afterwards. If you are celebrating a significant anniversary this year, or know couples who are, please email Fr Jeremy Milne so an invitation can be sent. Submit names, address and number of years being celebrated to email@example.com, or phone 0131 334 1693.
Lourdes Pilgrimage 2023 There’s still time to book your place on the Archdiocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, which takes place from 7-14 July. Everyone is welcome, and those with disabilities/medical issues are especially invited - you will be cared for 24/7 by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and support workers. Financial assistance may be available to support your pilgrimage. For full details visit www.edinburgh-lourdes.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations Please pray that more men and women answer God’s call to the priesthood and the religious life. Keep in your prayers the seminarians from the Archdiocese – Peter Shankland and Paul Henderson (Beda College, Rome), Gerard Holden and Matthew McCafferty (Scots College, Rome) and Matthew Frankland (Royal Scots College, Salamanca). If you feel called to the priesthood or religious life, have a chat with our vocations director Father Andrew Garden on 0131 663 4286 (email@example.com) or Sister Mirjam Hugens, director for Religious Vocations, on 0131 623 8902 firstname.lastname@example.org
Called & Gifted Workshop Identify your charisms (spiritual gifts) and discern God’s call through the Called and Gifted Workshop. It is hosted by the Archdiocese in collaboration with the St Catherine of Siena Institute and takes place on Saturday 20 May from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Cost is £25 and includes materials, online access, and lunch. Details and registration at bit.ly/calledgifted2023
Rethink Abortion Training Day This day will help you clarify your own beliefs to become more effective and informed in real-life discussions about pro-life issues. It takes place on Saturday 13 May from 10am-5pm in Turnbull Hall Catholic Chaplaincy, 15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8LG. To book a place go to https://www.marchforlife.co.uk/rethink-abortion/ Tickets £25 (includes lunch and refreshments).
Songs of Heavenly Visions – the Music of St Hildegard of Bingen
Rebecca Tavener introduces the life and music of St Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) with concert performance by Scottish Early Music group Canty. Free admission (donations welcome).Thursday 4 May at 7pm at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston, Edinburgh.
The monthly African & Caribbean Mass takes place at St Cuthbert’s, Slateford Road, Edinburgh, at 2pm on Sunday 7 May. All welcome!
Laudato Si’ Week 2023 will be celebrated May 21-28 and marks the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’s landmark encyclical on care for creation. It will unite Catholics to rejoice in the progress we have made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life. See Laudato Si’ Week 2023: Hope for the Earth. Hope for humanity. (laudatosiweek.org)