Twentieth Sunday of the Year - A

a big thank you 

. . . to all who helped to prepare and organise the parish social for our Patronal Feastday last Tuesday. The Mass was lovely, with simply beautiful music provided by Simon and his choir, and it was great to see so many of you at the reception in the Hall afterwards. It was a wonderful evening! 

Volunteers for teas and coffees 

Thank you also to those who signed up last week to serve tea and coffee after Mass. However, we still need more volunteers! If you think you might be able to volunteer a bit of time on a Sunday morning, please sign up on the forms at the back of the Church. Obviously, if we get enough volunteers then each team would only be involved every now and again. Many hands make light work . . . 

Carfin pilgrimage 3 september

On Sunday 3 September, Scotland will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the National Pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. A coach will leave our Cathedral at 12.15pm. If anyone is interested in buying tickets (only £10!) or would like more details, please speak with Godwin or Mary or just contact the Cathedral Office. 

God bless you all,

Fr Patrick, Fr Nick, Deacon Peter, and Sr. Mary Julian

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Nineteenth Sunday - Year A

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On the Patronal Feast Day of St Mary's Cathedral, which is also a Holy Day of Obligation, Mass times will be as follows:

8.00am  
10.00am  Polish
12:45pm  
6.00pm Polish
7.00pm  

There will be a Patronal Feast Day Reception in the Hall after evening Mass.

Volunteers Required - Tea and Coffee

The Parish Council has stepped in to provide tea and coffee after the Sunday Masses in the Parish hall. Last weekend was a great success and was well attended after all the Sunday morning Masses. We would like to continue to offer this service but need your help! If you think you can become part of a regular team of volunteers, please contact Deacon Peter who is arranging a rota at Deacon@stmaryscathedral.co.uk

Cathedral Fatima Group 

The Fatima Group will join the Rosary Group on the 13th of each month at 12 noon in the Lady Aisle, until November, to pray the Rosary. Since the 13th of August falls on a Sunday, the Rosary group will pray on Monday. 

The Catholic App

“The Catholic App” helps you to find Mass & Confession with a single tap. It is now publicly available for Android smartphones here http://bit.ly/2tZBQtr (or type “Catholic App Musemantik” in Google Play) or sign up for the iPhone version here http://eepurl.com/cLbyov which is coming soon.

God bless you all,

Fr Patrick, Fr Nick, Deacon Peter, and Sr. Mary Julian

Download the newsletter for the Nineteenth Sunday Year A here [doc] 

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Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A

Welcome to our brand new website - we hope you regularly visit to find out the news and events at the Cathedral, wherever you are in the world!

Cathedral Fatima Group

The Fatima Group will join the Rosary Group on the 13th of each month at 12 noon in the Lady Aisle, until November, to pray to Rosary before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima as recommended by Pope Francis. This act, during the centenary year of the apparitions at Fatima, can gain for participants a plenary indulgence, with the usual conditions of receiving Communion, making a confession and praying for the Pope’s intentions. 
 

Pilgrimage to Iona for young adults (ages 16–29)  
September 9–10

Come and join us to visit the island where Saint Columba lived, prayed and evangelised. Meet other young pilgrims from across Scotland, pray with your brothers and sisters, participate in Holy Mass offered by Archbishop Cushley. Details can be found on the Iona Pilgrimage poster. For more information, and/or to register, contact Sister Mirjam at SrMirjamHugens@staned.org.uk or 0131 662- 923 8908  

 

International Students – host families

Academic Families is an agency looking after international students who attend Scottish boarding schools. Students stay in boarding school throughout the term, however during the leave out weekends (two per term) and half terms many choose not to go home to their home countries but stay with the local host families. The agency is now seeking host families for students coming from Mexico and Spain who are Catholic and would like to attend Mass with their host families. Expenses are reimbursed. For more details contact roni@academicfamilies.com


Café Camino

We made the difficult decision last week to close Café Camino. It was not an easy or a quick decision – but it was a unanimous decision of the Parish Council based on the most recent management figures provided to us by our accountants. The café will now be closed while the Parish Council makes a full assessment of how we move forward and how best we can utilise this very valuable space and resource for the good of the parish community. 

God bless you all, 
Fr Patrick, Fr. Nick, Deacon Peter and Sr. Mary Julian

 

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Sunday, 7 August 2017 [doc]
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