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Lent 2018

Lent at St Peter’s
St Peter’s have produced a schedule of events at St Peter’s together with links to some excellent resources to support your Lenten meditations. These are available on their website:

Lenten Study Groups
Will meet during lent on Wednesdays at 2-3.30pm in the Middle Hall
The application forms are at the back of church.
For more information, speak to Agatha (0131 664 1431)

Lenten Café St Peter’s (Catholic Faith Exploration)
A series of DVD’s filmed in locations such as
Walsingham, Lourdes, The Holy Land and Ephesus. Session 3, Thursday 1st March St Peter’s Parish Room,8pm

Lenten Booklets
At the back of church are booklets for Lent priced 80p each. ‘My Day by
Day’ has daily Mass readings and ‘Walk With Me’ has Ignatian reflections for each day

Stations of the Cross
In St Columba’s on Wednesdays at 6.30pm during Lent

Ignatian Spirituality Centre Lent Online Retreat: 
The Ignatian Spirituality Centre (ISC) in Glasgow is  offering Bible readings, poems and other material for you to pray in your own home as a Lenten Retreat. The material offered takes the shape of St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises over six weeks. The resources will be on line daily during Lent. The ISC also suggest that those  praying with material might like to meet weekly to  introduce some of the themes of the retreat, share your journey  and help you with your prayer. This is not compulsory for the retreat but would help people get much more out of it. Retreatants are asked to sign up on line (  if they wish to complete the retreat which is free and to find the nearest group.
Love Lent
The second talk with Archbishop Cushley ‘Unpacking Holy W eek’ will be on 9th March in
the Cathedral Hall and the third talk on 23rd March ‘Delving into the Passion according to St Mark’ Start at 7pm. Entitled “Love Lent” the talks will conclude with a gathering of young people in Edinburgh on Palm Sunday 25th March. For more information go to

Fr Douglas’ Sunday Homilies

We can now listen to recordings of Fr Douglas’ Sunday homilies, you can find them here.

Our Weekly Newsletter 

You can read our full parish newsletter here: St Columba’s Newsletter 2018-02-25

TLIG Prayer Group
Next meeting, Thursday 1st March at 3pm in the GP Room.

Sacramental Preparation
Next Sunday 25th February for all children preparing for
First Confessions and First Holy Communion. Parents please stay behind with your children
in the church for a short while after 9.30am Mass with Sr Karin. Sacramental Class will be
in the GP Room instead of Middle Hall.

Quiet Hour for parents of P3 and P4 (or any parents)
Tuesday 6th March 7.30-8.30pm St Peter’s Parish Room.

World Day Of Prayer
Eco Congregation in St Peter’s will be celebrating World Day of Prayer at
10.30am on Friday 2nd March and invite parishioners of St Columba’s to join them. Refreshments will be served afterwards. There will also be a service in the Salvation Army church in Adam Street, just off the Pleasance at 2pm. Refreshments afterwards. Everyone welcome.

Cream Egg Donations
‘Newington Churches Together’ is organising a Walk of Witness carrying
‘The Cross’ on Good Friday, from Craigmillar Park Church past St Columba’s and St Peter’s, to Edinburgh City Methodist Church. Small Eggs will be distributed to children along the way. We are looking for donations of cream eggs or similar sized (we hope to collect around 100 in total) Over the next few weeks, children of the parish will be at the back of church with a collecting box for donations of small chocolate eggs.

Mount Vernon Mass
There will be a Requiem Mass in the Chapel of Mount Vernon for
the deceased of both Parishes who are buried there. Saturday 21st April at 4pm.

Other News & Events

Date for your Diary Rosary on the Coast.
On Sunday 29th April, there will be a Rosary
around the Coast of Britain for Faith, Life and Peace in the British Isles. Over 40 locations
have been announced to date. Our nearest locations so far are Granton Harbour, North
Queensferry and Dunbar. Additional locations may be added as more parishes commit to
an area. More details to follow. See for more information.

Young Adults Group
Next Meeting, Wednesday 27th February, 7pm.Holy Hour: Serving the Poor in the
Life of the Church presented by Fr Nick Welsh. All 16-35 year olds welcome. Come along and strengthen
your faith, and socialise with other young Catholics.
Facebook: St Mary’s Cathedral Young Adults’ Group



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