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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

Advent 2019

Advent Retreat for St Columba’s and St Peter’s
An Invitation to Mystery-Journey to the Incarnation. Pray daily; meet weekly. Journey starts Mondays 2.30-4pm. 2nd, 9th, 16th December & 6th January. St Columba’s GP Room followed by tea and coffee To participate, contact Juliet MacKellaig: or 0785 76 75 445

Our Weekly Newsletter 

You can read our full parish newsletter here: St Columba’s Newsletter 2019-12-08

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First Holy Communion children
This Sunday, December 8th, is the presentation of the Gospel to the children who are preparing their First Holy Communion. Please keep them in your prayers

Rehearsals for the Nativity Play
Today, December 8th, after Mass, 10.30 – 11.15 am in the Halls. If you would like to participate and have not signed up yet, speak to Sr Mirjam in the hall.

Christmas Carol Party
Next Sunday, 15th December, including our fantastic Carol Party and Nativity Play! Tickets £2 per adult – available this Sunday after Mass. If you have any raffle prizes Gwynneth will grateful receive them—or bring along on 15th December

Edinburgh Newman Circle
Next meeting, Tuesday 10th December 2019 7.30-9.30 pm. Discussion
Evening followed by drinks and mince pies. An evening of facilitated small group discussions with an
Advent theme. All are warmly invited to attend at Mayfield Salisbury Church

“…and the word became flesh and dwelt among us”
Advent Retreat Hour, Wednesday 11th December, St Peter’s Parish Room 7.30pm (after 7pm Mass) Tea and Coffee available

Christmas Confessions
Thursday 12th December from 7-8/8.15pm at St Peter’s Two visiting priests, both deaf!

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe
12th December A special feast with a great story. Please join us for a short devotional service by the Our Lady of Guadalupe picture at the back of Church, after 10am Mass

General Election
12th December Will your candidates protect mothers and children if elected? Ask all your candidates in 30 seconds here:

The Real Jesus
Today, December 8th, “Really Man” – 5 – 7pm at the Gillis Centre. Talk followed by prayer, and pizza! Next week, 15th December: “Really Present” Free event but limited spaces so book online:

Can you help with Parish Christmas cards?
Please take a bundle or two and deliver to addresses near you. The cards have all our Christmas service times & many people are looking for Church services in
the Christmas period

Looking for Christmas presents?
Real gifts can make a real difference to the lives of people struggling in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Go to for more information, to make a donation, or to shop for a real gift for those relatives who already have all they need.

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

Love and Mercy
Sr Faustina film NEW screenings on 10th December at Odeon, Lothian Road and Vue, Ocean Terminal. The first showing was so successful that it hit 5th place in the UK and Ireland box office charts and many screenings were sold out! Get Tickets:

Dates for your Diary

The Holy Innocents Mass
Will take place at Gillis on 28th December. The main celebrant will be Archbishop Cushley. Mass at 12 Noon followed by refreshments and get together.

SPUC Youth Conference
28th February-1st March. There will be buses from Scotland and sponsorship my be available for young people.

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