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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

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Our Weekly Newsletter 

You can read our full parish newsletter here: St Columba’s Newsletter 2020-01-26

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Scripture Study with Fr Kevin
This Thursday 31st January, 7-8pm in St Peter’s Parish Room Open to all. We will be studying “Romans: The Gospel of Salvation” with the aid of multi-media and discussion and ending with Night Prayer in the church

Quiz Night and Meal
Quiz Night and Meal – Saturday 1st Feb, 7.30pm – Bring Your Own Bottle
Don’t miss out on this fun event. Catriona will be at the back of Church after 9.30am and 6.30pm Masses today Should be a great social event for both parishes…  Tickets: £10 individual, £25 Family

We’re looking for raffle prizes for the Quiz night on 1st Feb. A chance to recycle a few Christmas presents? See Catriona or Paul, or bring your prizes along on the night.

Stamps for the Missions
Please remember to pop your used Christmas stamps in the box at the back of church. St Patrick’s Missionary Society make use of them to raise vital funds for their work. If you can trim to leave min half an inch or the post mark showing that would be great.

100 club donations
Are due by the beginning of January. A bargain at £15! All of the money goes to our sister parish in M’bara

Important meeting of Eucharistic Ministers and those who visit the Sick in Both Parishes
Monday, 27 January at 7pm in St Peter’s Parish Room. The meeting is primarily for Eucharistic Ministers but includes anyone who has a ministry that entails visiting people in their homes. It is for ALL Eucharistic Ministers in BOTH parishes: those who minister in church and those who take Holy Communion to the sick in their homes or nursing homes, and for those who visit the sick. This meeting is compulsory if you wish to continue in these ministries. If you are unable to attend Fr Kevin asks that you inform him by letter (NB not email) before the meeting

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)

8th February: Day for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
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

15th February: Together Before the Lord
A Valentine’s treat for married couples and those preparing for marriage. Strengthen your relationship together with an afternoon of prayer and reflection.

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

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