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St Peter’s newsletter; 5th Sunday of Lent; 18th March 2018 (PDF)

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Parish Diary 2018 (PDF)

5th  Sunday of Lent (B)

18th March

Tintorreto's crucifixion
And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself. John 12

Sunday 11.30 am
Children’s Liturgy
Coffee after Mass

Sale of Simnel Cakes
A light fruit cake, stuffed and topped with marzipan, the “Simnel Cake” has traditionally been eaten at Eastertide since the 13th Century. Home-baked Simnel Cakes will be on sale after Mass, and again next Sunday with all proceeds going to SCIAF.

2-4pm Baptismal Preparation Course in Parish Room

Monday 9am Mass   St Joseph
7.30pm RCIA

Tuesday 9am  Service of the Word & Holy Communion
7.30pm Stations of the Cross

Wednesday  7.30pm Mass

Thursday 9am  Service of the Word & Holy Communion

First Confessions

Thursday 22nd March 7pm St Peter’s

8-9pm Café DVD Series  in Parish Room

Friday  9am Mass

(11am Mass in Royal Edinburgh)

Saturday 12 noon Mass;  Confessions 11.15-45 am

Next Sunday Palm Sunday 11.15 Mass in courtyard

Mass Times St Columba’s

Visit Lent Events

Visit Lent Meditations


WEE BOX Big Change …

Be fishers of men this Lent. By supporting SCIAF this Lent your Parish is helping families, like the Langs from Cambodia, who have been victims of illegal fishing. Let’s work together,
so poor Cambodians and other people in need around the world can survive and thrive. Lang said, “We want to say thank you to the people of Scotland who have provided this
support for us.” Your donations will be doubled by the UK Government.

St Columba’s

Visit Events at St Columba’s for what’s going on in our partner parish.


Stations of the Cross
Tuesdays of Lent at 7.30pm

Jesus carrying His cross


Let it be done unto me according to your word

“Mary once gave us the Saviour of the world,
today she helps us to be filled with the Spirit of God”

5  CAFE (Catholic Faith Exploration) videos on the life of Mary

St Peter’s during Lent on Thursday evenings


View the trailer to the series


First Confessions

Thursday 22nd March 7pm St Peter’s


14th February – 1st April

On line retreat lent

Ignatius Spirituality Centre (ISC) Glasgow

Jesus carrying his cross

Each day of Lent The Ignatian Spirituality Centre (ISC) in Glasgow is  offering Bible readings, poems and other material for you to pray in your own home.

The material offered takes the shape of St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises.


Retreats are asked to sign up on line (  if they wish to complete the retreat which is free.

Jesus shining though a person



The ISC also suggest that those  praying with material might like to meet weekly to  introduce some of the themes of the retreat, share your journey  and help you with your prayer.

This is not compulsory for the retreat but would help people  get much more out of it.  If you want to join a local  group contact  directly.

Visit the website to view the material and sign up at


Love Lent—for 16-35 Yrs

Friday Evenings in Lent with Archbishop Leo Cushley
23 March—Delving into the Passion according to St Mark

7pm St Mary’s Cathedral, 61 York Place Eh1 3JD
28 March—Palm Sunday Event with Mass 2-5pm at Gillis
Centre, 100 Strathearn Road EH0 1BB



SUNDAY 1st April – Easter Day

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy
SUNDAY 8th April 


Exposition, Sarament of Reconciliation

Divine Mercy Novena

Mass at Mount Vernon
Saturday 21 April

Mass will be offered in Mount Vernon Chapel for deceased parishioners of St Peter’s and St Columba’s who are buried there.

Monday 23 April – PPC meeting 7.30pm in Parish Room

Rosary on the Coast of the British Isles


Sunday 29th April at 3pm

For faith, life & Peace

Our nearest locations so far are Granton Harbour, North Queensferry and Dunbar. Additional locations may be added as more parishes commit to an area.



SUNDAY 13 MAY – 7th Sunday of Easter
Saturday 19 May – 1pm Wedding

Burning heart

SUNDAY 20 MAY – Solemnity of Pentecost


Lauriston Jesuit Centre

Admission by Donation.

Bishop Robert Bourgon
Friday 25th May, 7.30pm

Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ
Director of the Vatican Observatory
Late July


Rublev's Trinity icon

SUNDAY 27 MAY – Trinity Sunday
Thursday 31 May – Day of Prayer for Life



Saturday 2 June – First Communions (St Peter’s)
SUNDAY 3 June – First Communions (St Columba’s)
Family Mass with First Communicants at St Peter’s; Feast of Corpus Christi
Friday 8 June – wedding

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