Tuesday, 31 March 2009

upcoming events - April

Thursday 9 April 2009
Maundy Thursday Mass
5.00pm, St Andrew's Church, Belford Road, Ravelston, Edinburgh

Friday 10 April 2009
Good Friday liturgy
3.00pm, St Andrew's Church, Belford Road, Ravelston, Edinburgh

Saturday 11 April 2009
Vigil Mass of Easter
8.00pm, St Andrew's Church, Belford Road, Ravelston, Edinburgh

Sunday 12 April 2009
Mass of Easter-Day (Missa Cantata)
11.30am, St Andrew's Church, Belford Road, Ravelston, Edinburgh

Thursday 30 April 2009
Solemn first Vespers for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker
6.45pm, St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh


Please comment with details of further events.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Confraternity of Saint Joseph

by Amanda Brennan

StJosephAndChildBigWe have recently launched the Confraternity of St Joseph. This is an exciting new venture for us - so often abortion is characterised as an issue which does not concern men at all. While the devestating effect that abortion has on many women is beginning to come to light, little attention is paid to the effect that it can have on men. Like women men have a part to play in building a culture of life. If we are to truly embrace life, all hearts must be converted.

For more information and to join visit confraternityofstjoseph.wordpress.com

Friday, 20 March 2009

Edinburgh Schola - Gregorian Vespers

The Edinburgh Schola began last month meeting weekly on Thursday evenings in Cathedral House, and made its debut appearance in the Cathedral on the Feast of St Joseph, at the first of what will be monthly Solemn Latin Vespers.

Our next event will be First Vespers for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker on 30th April, followed by Benediction. The Schola will also be singing at Vespers for the Feast of the Ascension on 21st May, before the evening Mass.

Looking further ahead, we shall be having First Vespers for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on 18th June. All Offices begin at 6:45pm. Further information about events and joining the Schola (new members most welcome) can be found at edinburghschola.blogspot.com.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Vespers for St Joseph

On Thursday 19th March there will be Latin Vespers at 6.4pm in the Cathedral to celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph.

All are welcome to join the Schola for this opportunity to pray with the ancient music of the Church.

This will be the first of monthly sung Vespers sung on Thursdays around 7pm by the new Edinburgh Schola. Please see edinburghschola.blogspot.com for updates and further information.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Scottish contingent to Chartres

Juventutem Scotland is organising a Scottish contingent to go on the Chartres Pilgrimage.

There are two options for those wishing to go:-

1. Going with the party travelling from London.

Complete the application form sent out by the organiser, Francis Carey (latinmassuk at madasafish.com) and send directly to him. You will have to organise your own travel from Glasgow/Edinburgh to London. Juventutem Scotland has an electronic copy if anyone needs one so leave a comment here if that is required.

2. Traveling from Scotland and joining up with the English speaking chapter in Paris.

Juventutem Scotland will organise transport from Scotland and accommodation once we're in France. However, we need to move quickly on this one. Can anyone who's interested let us know for definite by the 31st March at the latest.

The dates of the actual pilgrimage are 30th May to 1st June with a days travel either side. More information can be found by clicking here, or here. There is also a meeting at the Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy starting at 5.30pm on Friday 13th March regarding the Pilgrimage.

Monday, 9 March 2009

reminder: Pluscarden retreat

During Lent last year, one of our readers kindly organised a traditional Retreat to Pluscarden Abbey on behalf of our Traditional Latin Mass community in Edinburgh. The retreat was led by Fr John Emerson FSSP. Father Abbot and the community made us welcome and the sacristan was very assiduous in ensuring we had everything we required to celebrate Mass in the extraordinary form and all other devotions including Benediction.

Father Abbot has agreed we can return again next year and the guest-master, Brother Gabriel, has already reserved both guesthouses (male and female) for our exclusive use for the weekend of 19th – 21st June 2009.

Places are limited, so please do comment if you are interested!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Pilgrimage to Wigratzbad for Priestly Ordination of British deacon

Pilgrimage of UK group to Priestly ordination of Rev William Barker:
Wigratzbad, Bavaria, June 26-29, 2009

Message from Fr de Malleray FSSP:

Dear Friends,

For the first time since the ordination of Fr Brendan Gerard, FSSP in 2006, a British deacon formed by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter according to the Roman traditions of the Church is going to be ordained a priest in Europe. Rev William Barker, FSSP will be ordained a priest in Wigratzbad (Bavaria), the European international seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter, on Saturday 27th June 2009, by His Exc. Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Karaganda in Kazakhstan (Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith wrote the preface to Bishop Schneider’s book Dominus est on Holy Communion).

We intend to have a delegation of British faithful. A rough estimate of cost for 2 days and 2 nights is £170/person. Includes all transportation with direct Ryanair flight from London Stansted, and bed & breakfast accommodation.

Depart from London Stansted airport on Friday 26th June 2009 at 1.50pm. Arrival back at London Stansted on Sunday 28th June 2009 at 5.30pm (return flight £65.94, as of today)

Follow in the footsteps of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who, on Easter Sunday 1990, visited the motherhouse and first international seminary of the FSSP and offered Holy Mass. With the FSSP (a priestly society of pontifical right now numbering 350 members worldwide; see www.fssp.org), come and pray with and for this future British FSSP priest.


If you are interested in this pilgrimage, please leave a comment here with contact details. (All comments are moderated for your privacy.)

End of life choices talk

The Edinburgh University Pro-Life Society is holding a talk on on Thursday 12 March 2009. John Deighan, Parliamentary Officer for the Catholic Church in Scotland will give a talk on the title ‘End of life choices’, is there a place for Euthanasia? at 6.30 in Appleton Tower, lecture theatre 5 (11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE).

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Lenten Devotions [updated]

During Lent there will be Stations of the Cross, 5.30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, at the FSSP Oratory, 6 Belford Park, Edinburgh. This will be followed by Holy Mass at 6.00pm.

On Saturday 14 March, there is taking place a Lenten Day of Recollection, organised by Una Voce Scotland. This will include Holy Mass, a Spiritual Conference, lunch, and a Holy Hour. 11.00am, St Andrew's Church, Belford Road, Edinburgh - please bring packed lunch.

Please note: the will be no Stations on Wednesday 25th of March; instead there will be a Missa Cantata at 6.15pm for the Annunciation.


Please comment with details of further events you are aware of.