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Marriages & Baptisms
In the first instance please introduce yourself to a priest or member of the clergy after Sunday Mass and discuss with them.  Baptisms require  4 months’ notice and Marriages 1 Year’s notice in writing to Parish Priest

Weekly Homilies

Listen again to the weekly homilies from Fr Douglas and Deacon Smith

Our Weekly Newsletter 

You can read our full parish newsletter here: St Columba’s Newsletter 2020-02-16

New Confessional
work will be finishing off this week. The workmen will take a break for Mass on Tuesday/Thursday. It would be beneficial if other devotions could be held in the Church Meeting Room. (GP room)

Tuesday Club
Tuesday 18th, “Tales of a Tour Guide “ With Andrew Thackery. All welcome!

Young Adults Group
Tuesday, 18th February, “Prayer and Conversion” Cathedral Café, 7 for 7.30pm. Followed by night prayer, and pub!

Book Presentation
Mother Margaret Binder FSO, International Superior of our Sisters, will present the newly published booklet on Mother Julia, Foundress of the Spiritual Family The Work on Sunday 1st March 2020 at 10.45am in St Columba’s Parish Hall during the coffee hour. Come and learn about our Sisters and their Charism. A good opportunity to ask questions you might have. All are warmly invited

We are organizing a tour to the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 from Edinburgh through Italy or Austria in September-October. Further details on the Notice Board at back of Church. Write name and contact details if interested

Lenten Studies this Year
Will be at various times on Wednesdays and Thursdays; from Ash Wednesday February 26th to 26th March. We’ll study CS Lewis’s book ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. See the notice board for further details

Journey into Freedom
Prepare more deeply for Easter this Lent with the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. Each day of Lent The Ignatian Spirituality Centre are offering Bible readings, art and other material for you to pray with during Lent either online or in print format. It is also a course in prayer. Its aim is to help you get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service through the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. Register at and also find a group in the area if you wish. Books at the back of the church (free but donations accepted) and/or pray online More information: Juliet MacKellaig on or 0785 7675 445

Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine 14th June 2020
£699.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all transfers, 5 nights in Knock House Hotel with breakfast and dinner. All excursions included. Lunches on days out. Single supplement £100. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email Knock Pilgrimages ATOL T7613.

Divine Mercy Devotions
Take place every Friday from 3-4pm in the church.

Youth Group
St Columba’s and St Peter’s Youth Group is on Fridays in the Church Hall 4.30pm. Sports, Arts & Crafts and time for prayer. Only £2 per child

Events coming up at The Gillis Centre:
(Book online or call 0131 623 8900)

20th February: Closed or Open Doors
Exploring the refugee/migrant crisis in Europe. There is no simple Christian response. An experienced speaker will help us to think through this complex issue. Entry by donation

29th February: Male and Female He Created Them
A special conference looking at human dignity, difference, and complementarity in the light of current “gender theory”. Speakers will be Dr Adrian Treloar of the Catholic Medical Association and Sr Andrea Fraile, from the Sisters of the Gospel of Life. 29th february at the Gillis Centre. Booking through Eventbrite shortly

6th / 7th March Concerts in the Cathedral
Two fantastic shows at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, on Friday 6 March with musicians Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham and Saturday 7 March with Barbara Dickson. These will be lovely occasions and will also help to raise funds for the Cathedral. Tickets cost £25 per person, available from Eventbrite.

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