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You can read our full parish newsletter here:  St Columba’s Newsletter 2019-01-13

Fr Kevin
Fr Kevin will take a week’s break from today until 15th January. We wish him a restful time. There will be a few changes to the weekly schedule while he’s away, Monday 7th and Monday 14th January, there will be no Holy Hour and no Mass at St Columba’s in the evening Tuesday 8th January Mass at St Columba’s will be at 12 noon instead of 10am. No scheduled confessions while Fr Kevin is away. All other Masses at St Peter’s and St
Columba’s currently remain the same. Normal service will resume on 15th January.

Gift Aid
We now have a gift aid box installed at the back of church for new applications. If you haven’t already signed up, please consider donating your weekly offering through the gift aid scheme. There are gift aid forms and information leaflets beside the box explaining how it works. Please take one away or ask someone to explain what you need to do. The Church receives an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. Paying by standing order means you don’t have to remember cash for the collection and it’s easier for the church as there’s less cash to count.

Food Bank
As we missed the First Sunday collection this month, we will have our Food
Bank Collection next Sunday 20th January. We will then revert to the first Sunday in the month, so the second collection for 2019 will be on 3rd February. Please leave donations in the basket at the back of church as usual. Unperishable goods only please.

St Vincent de Paul Conference
Next meeting: Monday 14th January at 7pm in the G.P. Room

Justice & peace 100 Club
Contributions for the 2019 100 club are now due. Please take your named envelope from the back of church, put in £12 for each number you own and return it to Agnes Watson or Stephanie Mitchell. Cheques should be made out to St Columba’s Justice & Peace Group. The money raised from this goes straight to our sister parish in Zimbabwe and is vitally needed so many thanks for your contributions. The winners from the December and January draws were May Rogan and June Archer – Congratulations!

Divine Mercy Devotions
Take place every Friday from 2-4pm in the Middle Hall.

Newington Churches Together
Our Service for Christian Unity will be held in the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on Nicolson Square, 4pm on Sunday 20th January. Details can be found on the poster at the back of church.

The Newman Association
Continues its season of talks on Tuesday 15th January at 7.30pm in Mayfield Salisbury Church with The Holy Land: Encounters with narratives, people, facts and faith. Presented by Mike Mineter. Please note this is a change of speaker from our published programme. All warmly welcome. A donation is requested to cover costs

Pax Christi Scotland
Bruce Kent will talk at a conference on Pax Christi on Saturday 19th January, Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael Church, Newbigging, Musselburgh.
10am Mass for Peace and Reconciliation,
10.30am Exposition and Rosary,
From 10.30am Coffee and Registration,
11am Bruce Kent, introducing Pax Christi,
12.30pm Soup and Salad Lunch.
1.30pm Closing Prayers
See poster at the back of church for further details on public transport to Musselburgh.

Men’s Group – Next Event
Annual Retreat, Saturday 26th Jan, 1.30-4.30pm in St Columba’s Church, led by Fr Kevin

Priests for Scotland
Please remember in your prayers all our young men (and mature students!) training for the priesthood at Scots and Beda Colleges in Rome as they resume their studies, that God will guide them on their road to the priesthood.

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