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Newsletter 08-12-19

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Diary events by date:

Sep
1
Sun
Altar Servers’ Day
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

On 1 September 2018 Archbishop Cushley launched the Guild of St Cuthbert, a new group for altar servers in the Archdiocese. All altar servers are welcome to join. The enrolment for the new guild will take place at the Altar Servers’ Day on Saturday 21 September at the Gillis Centre, Edinburgh (11am-3pm), at which altar servers will be presented with their medals. To be enrolled in the scheme, altar servers are asked to:

1) serve at 10 Sunday Masses; 2) attend a practice/training session in their parish; 3) write a short reflection on altar serving. Please note: enrolment forms (ie record of serving at Mass and essay) need to be handed in to the parish office by Thursday 29 August at the latest in order that the Archdiocese can prepare the medals and allocate prizes for the best essays. Fr Galbraith hopes to provide transportation.

200 Club Draw
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm
Sep
7
Sat
First Saturday Devotions
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am

The next First Saturday of 2019 falls on 7 September. First Saturday devotions will begin at St James’ with Mass at 9.30am. followed by Confessions, Rosary and Meditation. Please join the Legion of Mary in honouring the prayer request of Our Lady of Fatima.

Sep
8
Sun
Venerable Margaret Sinclair
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The annual pilgrimage to pray for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair will take place on Sunday 8 September at St Patrick’s Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh. Schedule: 2pm Holy Hour; 3pm Presentation on the Venerable Margaret Sinclair; 4.30pm Holy Mass; 5.30pm close.

Sep
12
Thu
Parish Ladies’ Group
Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm

The next Parish Ladies’ Group meeting and pot-luck lunch will be on Thursday 12 September, 12.30pm, St James’ church hall.  All ladies in the parish welcome.

Sep
15
Sun
Second Collection
Sep 15 all-day

There will be the  second of the two Special Collections for the Aged & Infirm Clergy Fund on Sunday 15 September (the first collection was taken up in May 2019).

Sep
19
Thu
Parish AGM/PPC Meeting
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Sep
21
Sat
Altar Servers’ Day – Guild of St Cuthbert
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The enrolment for the new guild will take place at the Altar Servers’ Day on Saturday 21 September at the Gillis Centre, Edinburgh (11am-3pm), at which altar servers will be presented with their medals. To be enrolled in the scheme, altar servers are asked to: 1) serve at 10 Sunday Masses; 2) attend a practice/training session in their parish; 3) write a short reflection on altar serving. Enrolment forms are available at the back of the church.

Sep
27
Fri
Parish Ceilidh
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
Sep
29
Sun
Mass for Greyfriars’ P1 Pupils.
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am

The 11am Mass at St James’ will be celebrated for the Greyfriars’ P1 pupils and their parents.  The school’s Parent Council will be serving teas & coffees in the hall after Mass.