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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The next First Saturday of 2019 falls on 5 October. First Saturday Devotions will commence with Mass at St James’ at 9.30am, followed by Confessions, Rosary and Meditation. Please join us in fulfilling the prayer request on Our Lady of Fatima in reparation for sins and for the salvation of sinners.
There will be an Archdiocesan Day for Children’ Liturgy leaders at the Gillis Centre, Edinburgh on Saturday 5 October at 11am (registration at 10.30am) concluding with Mass at 3pm. A light lunch will be laid on. The event will provide training, guidance and support for volunteers who run parish Children’s Liturgy groups. Book your place on eventbrite.co.uk – search ‘Children’s Liturgy Leaders’. Or telephone: 0131 623 8900.