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Newsletter 17-01-21

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Diary events by date:

Joint Parish Ceilidh
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

Our popular annual joint parish ceilidh will take place at Greyfriars’ School hall on Friday 28 September.  We will have a great, live ceilidh band and a buffet. BYOB. Tickets are on sale at our Sunday Masses and are priced at £10 per adult, £5 child, £25 family ticket.

First Saturday Devotions
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am

Devotions will begin with Mass in St James’ at 9.30 am followed by Confessions, Rosary and Meditation.

“The Role of the Laity in the Church Today”
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

There will be a conference on the Role of the Laity at St Thomas of Aquin’s High School in Edinburgh on Saturday 6 October.  The conference is free and is open to all.  It will begin at 11am, finishing at 4pm and the Guest Speaker is Helen Alvaré, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law in the United States and a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity in Rome.

East Neuk Social Gathering of Thanksgiving
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

Rockies Restaurant, Anstruther.

Safeguarding level 1 Training Session
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

There will be a Safeguarding level 1 Training Session for all parish volunteers who need to have their training updated on Wednesday 31 October, 7.30-9.00pm, in St. Pius X Church Hall, Kirkcaldy.  Any parish volunteer needing to attend this training session please book a place by telephoning the Archdiocesan Safeguard Office on (0131) 623 8943.

Archdiocesan Youth Day
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Archdiocesan Youth Day at Gillis Centre, Edinburgh for young people aged 10-15. The theme will be “The Saints”. There will be two morning sessions led by Archbishop Cushley, followed by an afternoon quiz. If you would like your child to attend, please sign up at the back of the church. Attendees should take a packed lunch; soft drinks provided.

Eust Neuk Shared Memories Afternoon Tea
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Sunday 11 November (2pm-5pm), there will be an afternoon tea at Christ the King, Pittenween to which all are most welcome.  Please do come along and share your memories of the church and parish life.  Any photographs you have of Christ the King would be greatly appreciated.  They can either be put through the church letterbox, or given to Eileen Wallace or Aileen Brown by Friday 26 October.  Please remember to put your name on the back so that they can be returned.

Joint Parish Ladies’ Group
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm

Lunch for the group’s 30th anniversary at The Rule, South Street, St Andrews.

Archdiocesan Seminar Day – Year of St Luke
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

In preparation for the start of the new liturgical year
upon the First Sunday of Advent, there will be a
Seminar Day on the Gospel of St Luke at Gillis
Centre, Edinburgh on Saturday 17 November (11am-
3.30pm). The day will consist of presentations on St
Luke and public reading, as well as directed prayer.
All welcome, especially those who are lectors or
catechists. Please take a packed lunch. To book, or
if you have an enquiry, email Father Daniel Doherty
VE at

St Andrews Day Solemn First Vespers
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

His Grace, Leo Cushley, the Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh, kindly invites you all to join him in the celebration of Solemn First Vespers and Benediction for the Solemnity of St Andrew at St James’ Church on Thursday 29 November, 7pm. This will include veneration of our relic of St Andrew and refreshments afterwards.