As part of its involvement in the wider Justice and Peace community, our Parish Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group participates in local and national events. The members of the Group also encourage other Parishioners to participate through bringing to their attention the various events and campaigns in which J&P bodies are active.
The main way that these events and other activities are brought to the attention of the Parish is through the weekly Parish Bulletin and via the J&P notice board at the back of the church. Our Parish J&P Group members also keep Parishioners up to date with what is happening on the J&P front through discussions after Mass and at other times.
But we thought Parishioners might find it helpful to have an additional source of J&P information via the Parish website.
JPIC Group: The Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation Group invite you to consider joining the group. New members are required and would be very welcome. If you are interested or would like to find out more about the group please speak to either Fr. Tony or Trish Muirhead.
Fair Trade Stall/Christmas Hamper:
Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support at the Fair Trade Stall last weekend. Total sales amounted to £370.00.
Raffle tickets at £1.00 per strip remain available for the Fair Trade Christmas Hamper the proceeds of which will be donated to an Oblate Refugee Project. Draw will take place after the 11am Mass on 17th December. Good luck!
Prayer for Peace: An hour of prayer was held on 22nd March 2017 and was well attended by our own parishioners, a group from Leith and a couple from our cluster parishes. There was a lot of positive feedback from those who did attend and many enjoyed the opportunity not only to pray together but also a chat and cuppa afterwards. The next Prayer for Peace evening will be held during Spring 2018.
Prisoners Week: Thank you to everyone for their prayers during Prisoners Week on Sunday 19th November, the start of the Scottish Prisoners Week. Thank you too for supporting Action by Christians Against Torture 2017 by getting involved in the Greetings Card Campaign.
Blessed Oscar Romero Film and Prayer Evening : The film and prayer evening was held on 4th October and was well attended with about 20 parishoners attending .Feedback was that folks were very moved by the events in the life of Blessed Oscar Romero. Thanks to John for his technical assistance and also to Laura and Marie for serving the teas.
Fresh Start Sponsored Walk: All six parishioners on the St. John Ogilvie’s Team completed the walk, and were in such good shape that they even came home by shanks mare. The sponsorship came to £757.00 and this sum has been forwarded to Fresh Start to assist new families taking up residence in Sighthill/ Westerhailes; your generosity is much appreciated.
The draw for the hamper took place at the 11.00 Mass last Sunday the lucky and popular winner was Margaret O’Hare.
Will those who made pledges please remember to give your donation to Trish.
Annual Harvest Mass: On Sunday 1 October we celebrated our Annual Parish Harvest Mass. This year's theme was "Journeying with God".
Thanks to everyone involved in the preparation of the Harvest Mass, for the fresh produce from the local allotment and your very generous donations of tinned food for the parish food cupboard and St Catherine’s Homeless. A special thanks to P3 children from Murrayburn Primary School for the wonderful artwork displayed in the church.
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