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What’s the Catholic view of assisted suicide and how crucial is palliative care in resisting the culture of death? Dr David Jones, Director of Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, will discuss the major issues surrounding assisted suicide at a Bioethics Day event at The Gillis Centre, Edinburgh on Saturday, 25 January 2020, 11am to 2.30pm. He will be joined by Evelyn Howie, a retired senior palliative care nurse, who will reveal the impact of palliative care in combatting the culture of death. To register, search ‘Bioethics Day’ on Eventbrite or visit the events section of The Archdiocesan Facebook page. Alternatively, call 0131 623 8900.
The draw will take place in St James’ church hall after the 11.00am Mass.
An Anti-Human Trafficking – Modern Slavery training event is being held at the Gillis Centre, Edinburgh on Wednesday 5 February, 7-9pm. It features Alister Bull from the Global Anti-trafficking charity, Hope for Justice. The evening will help participants identify signs of trafficking and exploitation and respond appropriately to victims. Exploitation is happening in the Archdiocese and across Scotland and this is an excellent event to help people take practical steps to tackle it. Register for free on Eventbrite or visit the events section of the the Archdiocesan Facebook page. Alternatively, call 0131 623 8900.
A day for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is taking place on Saturday, 8 February, 11am to 5.30pm at the Gillis Centre, Edinburgh. Father Jeremy Milne will be the main speaker and there will be a practical reflection followed by a Q&A session. The day concludes with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and Confessions. Register on Eventbrite or on the Archdiocesan Facebook page. Alternatively, call 0131 623 8900.
A public lecture (The St Margaret Lecture) on ‘Catholicism and Music’ by the renowned Catholic composer Sir James MacMillan.
As a very kind act of ecumenical outreach on the part of St Mary’s College to the Catholic community, and in conjunction with Canmore Catholic Chaplaincy, Archbishop Cushley has been invited to celebrate Holy Mass at St Salvator’s College Chapel on Wednesday 19 February 2020, 5.30pm. This will be a sung, choral Mass (in Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St John Henry Newman), led by St Salvator’s Chapel Choir and with an academic procession. If you are a member of staff or student of the University, please do put this date in your diary and come along. It will probably be a ticketed event for catering purposes and more information will follow.
If you were unable to attend the Phase 2 Safeguarding Training (mandatory for all volunteers) sessions last October, a further session has been arranged on Thursday 20 February at 4pm in Greyfriars Primary School, Kilrymont Road, St Andrews KY16 8DF. Attendees must inform us of their intention to be present. Contact: Yvonne Richmond firstname.lastname@example.org
Our annual Parish Quiz Night will take place on Friday 21 February at 7.30pm in St James’ church hall (over 18s only). Tickets cost £6 and will be on sale shortly. The cost covers entry to the quiz and a welcome drink. Teams should be made up of 5/6 people. Don’t worry If you don’t have a team or your team is short, we can sort that out on the night. Unwanted Christmas gifts would be appreciated for raffle prizes, as would donations to the bar. All proceeds will go to the hall renovation fund.