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You can read our full parish newsletter here: St Columba’s Newsletter 2019-05-26

Fresh Start Collection
Sunday May 26th, Please leave all contributions at the back of church. Item urgently needed: Dish cloths, tea towels, dusters, toilet rolls, washing tablets, washing up liquid, spoons – especially teaspoons, smallish pots and pans, double bed linen and pillows, shampoo, hand-wash, shower gel. Many thanks for you support.

Special Collections
There are several Archdiocesan collections coming up in the next few weeks. Please be as generous as you feel you can be but don’t feel obliged to give to every cause. Here is a list of scheduled collections until the end of June so you can plan ahead:
26th May: Aged and infirm Clergy Fund (supports our priests in their retirement and during long term illness)
2nd June: Communications (this year will focus on how social networks should be places of dialogue and respect)
9th June Day for Life: (this year the theme will be Domestic Violence)
30th June Peter’s Pence: (goes to the relief of those most in need as chosen by the Holy Father)

First Holy Communion
The next preparation class with Sr Karin will be Sunday, May 26th, at 10.30am in the church. The children will make their First Communion at 9.30am Mass in St Columba’s next Sunday 2nd June.

Fresh Start Collection
There will be a collection next Sunday 26th May. Item urgently needed: Dish Cloths, tea towels, dusters, toilet rolls, washing tablets, washing up liquid, spoons – especially teaspoons, smallish pots and pans, double bed linen and pillows, shampoo, hand-wash, shower gel. Please leave all contributions at the back of church.
Many thanks for you support.

St Columba’s, SVDP Conference
Urgently needs more drivers who can offer lifts to and from Sunday Mass. Please contact Sr Karin or Patricia McDonnel if you can help.

Archdiocesan Lourdes Day
The Annual Lourdes Day will take place on Sunday 26th May at the Gillis Centre between 3pm and 5pm. The event will consist of a Marion Procession, Solemn Benediction and the blessing of the sick. It is organised by the Edinburgh Lourdes Hospitalité and Youth for Lourdes. All very welcome.

Tuesday Club
2pm, 28th May, main hall. Women of the Auxiliary Airforce WW2 by Roy Johnston.

Food Bank
Next Food Bank Collection is Sunday 2nd June. Many thanks for your continued support.

St Columba’s, SVDP (St.Vincent de Paul) Conference
Urgently needs more drivers who can offer lifts to and from Sunday Mass. Please contact Patricia McDonnell or Sr. Karin if you can help

Devotions in St Columba’s
Monday 27th at 9.30am.

Archdiocesan Lourdes Day
The Annual Lourdes Day will take place on Sunday 26th May at the Gillis Centre between 3pm and 5pm. The event will consist of a Marion Procession, Solemn Benediction and the blessing of the sick. It is organised by the Edinburgh Lourdes Hospitalité and Youth for Lourdes. All very welcome.

St Margaret’s Pilgrimage
The annual pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret will take place in Dunfermline on 2nd June. Ecumenical prayers at Dunfermline Abbey at 11am. Guides will be available for historic tours from 12 noon onwards. Procession of relics though Dunfermline starts at 2.15pm. Holy Mass celebrated by Archbishop Cushley at 3pm. All Welcome.

Parish Council Meeting
As we had a recent joint PPC meeting with St Peter’s, it has been decided to postpone St Columba’s next PPC meeting until Monday June 17th at 7.30pm, GP Room. This will provide time for parishioners to think about the proposals made at the joint meeting.

The Edinburgh Circle of the Newman Association
Warmly invites you to join us for Wine and Nibbles in celebration of the 2018-19 presentations and to share ideas for the academic year ahead. 7.30pm, Tuesday 4th June, Mayfield Salisbury Church. A donation is requested to cover costs.

Come Follow Me
The Cathedral Young Adults Group continues on Tuesday 28th at 7pm in the Cathedral Hall. The third talk in the series will be presented by Sr Mary Simone Haakansson R.S.M.. The theme for this session is Discernment. (18-35 years)

Open House Conference 2019 New Directions?
A conversation about being church in Scotland today. Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick will open the conversation. Scottish Parishioners will share their changing understanding of church. Participants will be invited to explore possible new directions for the Church in Scotland. Saturday 1st June, 10.30am-4.30pm. Cost £10 including lunch. 209 Bath St Glasgow G2 4HZ. Details of how to book is on the poster at the back of church.

40 Hours Devotion
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed all day for adoration from 10th-12th June in the Cathedral and will finish with Holy Hour and Benediction at 7pm. If you are in town on those dates, please pop in and spend time with Our Lord.

Dates for your Diary
Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Takes place this year from 5th-12th July. More information at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com

New Dawn Scotland
The annual pilgrimage conference takes place this year at Madras College, St Andrews from 8th-12th July. The Rosary Procession and open air Mass in the Cathedral grounds will be on Thursday 11th July.

Deacon Patrick Harrigan
Deacon Patrick Harrigan who has been studying at Beda College in Rome will be ordained to the Priesthood on 28th June in the Cathedral (mistakenly announced several weeks ago as 28th May – apologies) Please put the date in your diary and come along to show support for him on this day which will seal him a priest for ever.

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