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Mass Intentions Week Beginning Sunday 19th May
Saturday:People of the Parish
Sunday: Dr Andrew Vuni, Recently Deceased
Monday: Mary Doherty, Anniversary
Tuesday: Peter, Catherine & Patrick O’Flaherty, Anniversaries
Wednesday: Helen Gordon, Recently Deceased
Thursday: Lucia Lanni, Recently Deceased
Friday: Walter Jastrzebski, Recently Deceased
Rosary will be said each weekday during May at 11:30am in the church. All welcome
PRAYING FOR VOCATIONS
It’s that time of year again when we are invited to pray for vocations and in particular vocations to the Oblate Way of Life. A vocation does not come out of a vacuum, rather it is nurtured in a faith filled community. All of us are invited by God to answer God’s call by living out our baptism.
Our novena will begin St. Eugene de Mazenod’s feast day, the 21st of May and it will conclude on the 29th of May, the feast day of Blessed Joseph Gerard, OMI
Booklets and cards are available at the back of the church .
Special Collection next weekend is for Aged & Infirm Clergy.
SCIAF-TOGETHER WE CAN END POVERTY Please return your “Wee Boxes” to the Parish Office or hand them into the greeters at the back of the church. As soon as possible.
We are all invited to our parish prayer group.
We meet every Tuesday at 7:30pm and Wednesday after Mass. For more information, see Br Phillip, or the poster on our notice board.
Attention, Attention, Attention
Leith Churches Together Service, Sunday 9th of June. Pilrig, St Paul’s Church has put this year’s service back by 30 minutes, to 11:30am to facilitate our attendance at this year’s service. On this one occasion our Sunday Mass will be at 10:00am and NOT 10:30.
Thank you for your ecumenical understanding, Fr. Martin
Youth Alpha has transitioned into the CATHOLIC TEEN SOCIETY (CTS) we meet weekly on Thursdays at 7pm in the Meeting room, we are journeying through YOUCAT Catechism and discussing current topics that affect the lives of young people. If you are aged 14-16 feel free to come along and see what it is all about. We also ask for the continued support and prayers from you, and can’t wait to share this journey with you.
Walk for Unity, please speak to Sally if you would like to take part in the sponsored Walk for Unity on 7th June, for Scottish church housing. The walk will be from St John’s, Princes Street to St John’s Portobello, but you don’t have to do it all!
St Andrew’s Children’s Society Foster Care Fortnight
We are holding an informal event at our offices in 7 John’s Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EL on Wednesday 22nd May from 6-7pm where you can hear more about whether fostering a child could be an option for you. Contact us on 01224 878158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAYER: GOD’S INVITATION TO RELATIONSHIP
A four week course to give you the skills to develop your prayer life. Facilitated by Juliet MacKellaig (Spiritual Director-Epiphany Group) and Andrew Cassidy (Pastoral Associate). Sacred Heart Church, Ogilvie Room, 7-9pm, to participate or for more information contact Andrew: email@example.com 229 9821 or 0754802 2898. Dates Thursday’s 23rd May, 6th, 13th & 20th June.
Congratulations to one of our young parishioners Ceriba Falconer, who has secured a part in a production at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.
“The Duchess of Malfia” which runs from the 17th May-8th June 2019. Tickets on sale now. See poster, also see note of dates Ceriba is performing.
JPIC Meeting You are welcome to join or next meeting on Wednesday 22nd May at 6pm in Sally & Stephanie’s room.
PARISH MASS BOOK AMNESTY!
Thank you to those who have started returning these. There is a box behind the piano.
Many thanks for you continued support, From the JPIC team
Healing Mass, St John’s Portobello, Monday 20th May Rosary at 2.15 followed by Mass at 2.30pm Sacrament of Reconciliation available after Mass. Tea and home-baking in the hall afterwards. All welcome.
Archdiocesan Lourdes Day 2019: The annual Archdiocesan Lourdes Day will take place on Sunday 26 May at the Gillis Centre between 3 and 5pm. The event aims to recreate the spirit of Lourdes within the Archdiocese and will consist of a Marian procession, Solemn Benediction and the Blessing of the Sick. It is organised by The Edinburgh Lourdes Hospitalité and Youth for Lourdes. All very welcome.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Tuesdays 7.30pm/Wednesday after Mass join us for Parish Prayer Group.
Monday 20th May, Healing Mass, St Mary Magdalene 2:15
Wednesday 22nd May,, JPIC meeting 6pm see notice
Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th May, Spec Collection, Aged & Infirm Clergy
Sunday 26th May Spanish Mass 12:30am
Tuesday 28th May, Scripture Group 7pm
Friday 31st May, Holy Family Associates 1:30pm
Saturday 1st June Rosary 7 Service of Word 10:00am
Saturday/Sunday 1/2June Spec Collection-Communications
Sunday 2nd June, First Holy Communions
Sunday 9th June Mass 10:00am CMS followed by Meeting
Midsummer Meetings Lauriston see poster for more info
Youth for Lourdes 2019 Pilgrimage 5-12th July, see poster
Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage, flying from Edinburgh 14-19th September, 2019 see poster for more info
See notice board for more information on all the above.
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