Festival Mass – 18th August
Just a reminder that next week at 12noon we have the Festival Mass. The Lord Provost, members of the City Council and members of the Diplomatic Corps will all be present. And this year we will also welcome Sir James MacMillan who this year celebrates his 60th Birthday. Cardinal Vincent Nichols will preach at the Mass and The Sixteen (an internationally acclaimed choir) will be singing in place of our Choir. It will be a lovely occasion. Come early if you want a seat!
Sunday Parking Charges
Just to let you now that members of the Parish Council and I met with Cllr. MacInnes, the Convener of Transport, and Cllrs. Rankin (SNP) and Doran (Lab) to discuss the Council’s proposal to introduce Sunday Parking charges. It was a pleasant meeting and we had a wide-ranging discussion – however there was no sign at all that the Council would rethink this idea or would give any concessions to us at all. Please, if you have the energy, and you feel strongly about this – please write to your local Councillor and urge him or her to think twice about the effect that this will have on city’s Churches.
On Sunday 18th August a photographer will be visiting the Cathedral to take pictures for the website, if you do not wish to be photographed please avoid sitting in the central seating block on this date.
God bless you all,
Fr Patrick, Fr Jamie, Sr. Mary Simone and Deacon Peter