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You can read our full parish newsletter here: St Columba’s Newsletter 2018-04-22

Preparation classes for children who will be making their First Holy Communion
Will resume today, Sunday 22nd,  in the middle hall with Sr Karin after 9.30am Mass.

Tuesday Club
Tuesday 24th 2 pm in the main hall. “Department Store Tales”. Jane Tulloch, Author.

St Vincent de Paul Conference
Next meeting Monday 23rd April 7pm, GP Room

God is Gone Up!
A concert for Ascensiontide. St Peter’s Church Choir (Lutton Place). Handel: Messiah Part 3 Anthems for Ascension. Conductor :Rupert Forbes. Organist: Sheila Chisholm. St Peter’s Lutton Place, Friday 18th May, 7.30pm. Entry Free. Donations in aid of the church hall renewal project. Refreshments available in the church from 7pm

Parish Event – “Proclaiming Christ in our Culture”
Acclaimed author, speaker and theologian, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles will be speaking at the Usher Hall on Thursday 6th September 7.30-9.30pm, on how we can communicate the joy of the Risen Christ to those around us , especially those who are indifferent or even hostile to Christianity. We have purchased 50 advance tickets for St Columba’s (25 full price at £10 and 25 concessions at £6. Please let Sr Karin know as soon as possible if you’d like a ticket.

Other News & Events

Annual Pro-Life Chain
Saturday 28th April. Archbishop Cushley will lead us in the Rosary at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston at 10am. There will then be a silent prayer vigil from 11am-1pm on Lothian Road to commemorate 50 years of the implementation of the Abortion Act. Come along for all or part of the time to pray in silence for a change of hearts and minds, and to stand in witness for the 9 million lives lost in Britain in the past 50 years. Refreshments served afterwards .For more information contact

Rosary on the Coast.
Sunday 29th April, 3pm This prayer initiative is gathering momentum with over 200 confirmed locations around the British Isles. There have been messages of support from many of the Bishops of the British Isles as well as an Apostolic Blessing on those taking part from Pope Francis. Several parishioners have expressed an interest in joining the Rosary on the Coast. The Cathedral Parish, led by Fr Nick Welsh will pray at Newhaven Harbour (by the lighthouse). It has been suggested that St Columba’s could join with the Cathedral in praying for Faith, Life and Peace in the British Isles. If you are interested in going, please add your name to the list at the back of church. Please tick box 1 if you need a lift. If you are able to provide lifts, please state in box 2 how many spaces you have available in your car.

Schoenstatt Retreats
Nestled in 17 Acres at the foot of the Campsie Hills, north of Glasgow, Schoenstatt Scotland has become a haven of peace and refuge for many. The
Schoenstatt Sisters are offering several retreats at their centre from May-Aug.
Journeying into the Depths of God and into the Divine Mystery
Tuesday 22nd May 10.30—12.45, £8
An Insight into Humility
Thursday 24th May 10.30am-12.30pm, £6
Pernicious Gossip; And the ‘good’ Catholic’s Breaches of Integrity
Tuesday 29th May 10.30am-1.30pm, £6
Relaxing Music Meditation
Wednesday 1st August 10.30am-1.30pm, £6
To book a place call 01360 312 718 or email

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