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Mass Intentions week beginning Sunday 22nd September
Saturday: People of the Parish
Sunday: Denise Rolland, Special Intention
Monday: Eddie Maher, Rec Deceased
Tuesday: Patricia & Angela Brannan, Anniversaries
Wednesday: George Taylor, Anniversary
Thursday: Norrie Lamb, Anniversary
Friday: James Robertson Rennie, Anniversary
Opening Hymn: (Sunday)
It’s me, it’s me, it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer x2
Not my father not my mother but it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer x2
Not my sister not my brother but it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer x2
Not my neighbour not a stranger but it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer x2
Post Communion Hymn:
Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call
Love your neighbour as yourself as God loves us all.
Eucharistic Adoration and Haydn’s Creation, this Sunday at 4pm
We will spend an hour in quiet reflection before the Blessed
Sacrament, listening to a recording of Haydn’s interpretation of our creation story. Do consider taking time out of your busy life to join us. ALL WELCOME.
DOORS OPEN DAYSUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
St Mary’s will be participating in the Doors Open Day on Sunday 29th September 1-4:30pm. If you would like to hear more about the history of your Church please feel free to pop along.
Monsignor Brian Halloran a former Parishioner from St Mary Star of the Sea celebrates his Diamond Jubilee to the Priesthood this week. Please keep Mgr Halloran in your prayers.
Scripture Group Meeting is Tuesday 24th September at 7:30pm
Holy Family Lay Associates meeting Friday 27th September 1.30pm
Edinburgh Catholic Schools’ Community Mass, Thursday 26th September at 6:30pm. All staff past and present who have supported Catholic Education are welcome to attend.
Prayer Group continues to meet every Wednesday after Mass.
CHURCH CLEANING The next church cleaning sessions are Monday 7th at 1.30pm and Tuesday 8th October at 10 am. If you have some spare time and energy the teams would appreciate your help.
Due to personal reasons Norma Clarke has unfortunately decided to step down from her volunteering duties here in St Mary’s. Norma is continuing with her SVdP duties. Thank you, Norma.
Soul Serve: Spirituality for recovery, Fundraising Quiz
Soul-serve is a new initiative between Sacred Heart Church and St Mary’s aiming to provide opportunities for those in recovery from all kinds of addiction to explore their relationships with the God of their understanding. We are holding a fundraising quiz to try to raise start-up costs, with one of the winners of University challenge! Please save the date to join us at St Mary’s on Thursday 26th September. Tickets £5 to include quiz and supper. See Sally for tickets. ALL WELCOME!!!!
Season of Creation: this month we are following Pope Francis’ call to celebrate the season of creation. A number of events are taking place, please see the poster on the notice board for details. We also have a web of life in the church, showing how we are all connected, which we will add pictures of various parish groups to throughout the month. Please feel free to add pictures to it if you like!
WELCOME, if you are visiting or are new to the area, we are
delighted you have joined us.
If you are new to St Mary Star of the Sea and would like to register in the Parish. Please speak to Fr Martin or complete a Registration Form which you will find on the notice board in the Porch and return it to the Parish Administrator.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM MOUNT VERNON
Please see notice for more information with regards to Unused Burial Lairs at Mount Vernon Cemetery.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wednesday after Mass join us for Parish Prayer Group.
Sunday 22nd September 4pm. Eucharistic Adoration with Haydyn’s Creation.
Monday 23rd September, Parish Finance Group Meeting 7:30pm
Tuesday 24th September Scripture Group 7:30pm Thursday, 26th September Soul-serve Fundraiser Quiz
Thursday 26th September 6:30pm Edinburgh Catholic Schools’ Mass,
St Catherine’s Convent
Friday 27th September Holy Family Lay Associates 1:30pm
Sunday 29th September “Open Doors” 1-4:30pm see notice
Friday 4th October, Outdoor Mass 7pm in the garden
Saturday 5th October, First Saturday Rosary & Service of Word 10am
Monday 7th October, Church Cleaning 1:30pm
Monday 7th October, Healing Mass St John’s Portobello
Tuesday 8th October, Church Cleaning 10:00am
Weekend 19/20th October Special Collection for MISSIO.
Weekend of Mary’s Meals Raffle, 16/17th November
Wednesday 27th November, November Memorial Mass
The Edinburgh Newman Circle—See Notice Board for info on events
Please see Notice Boards in Church Porch for information on Events
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