29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

18th Oct

Jesus and phrasees
Render to Caesar Matt 22


St Peter’s & St Columba’s Newsletter

Newsletter 18th October 2020 PDF)


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St Peter’s Heating
For the first time since Sunday 22 March – the day before Lockdown – we have a working heating
system in St Peter’s! The system will now be fine-tuned to achieve the optimum heating outputs
to meet our twin objectives: to keep parishioners warm and to preserve the fabric of the church
Parishioners are reminded that under current restrictions, there is no access to the parish room,
the toilets and the sacristy.


October 23-25 Oct

  • Theistic Apologetics

    Does God Exist? What evidence and arguments are there for our atheist brothers and sisters?

  • Catholic Apologetics

         Defending claims unique to Catholicism, such as the Eucharist, papacy, and Catholic dogma.

    • Responding to Specific Faiths

How to respond to claims from  Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, and other faith traditions.

    • Christian Apologetics

Exploring the foundational claims of Christianity. Is Jesus who he claimed to be? Is Scripture reliable?

    • Catholic Moral Teaching

Addressing the moral teachings of the Church regarding topics such as marriage, voting, and human sexuality.

    • Responding to Contemporary Philosophies

What are the pop-philosophies underlying secular culture, and how do we respond as Catholics?

During the conference weekend, you will learn from some of the best minds in the Catholic Faith.

  • Scott Hahn
  • Trent Horn
  • Jimmy Akin
  • Dr. William Lane Craig
  • Dr. Peter Kreeft
  • and more than 50 other presenters


Archdiocesan Rosary Relay Rally

Archbishop Cushley encourages you to take part in this Rosary, led by the Religious Sister of Mercy. The perfect end to October, the month of the Most Holy Rosary. Watch and pray along on YouTube.
Part of the National Rosary Relay Rally.


Fresh Start now taking items for donation again… see Fresh Start page

Life of Faith – Where does prayer fit in?

Sr Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, invites you to take part in a Zoom session titled
Life of Faith: Where does Prayer fit in?

The 45 minute talk will give you tips on improving your prayer life to help you draw closer to God, and will be followed by a Q&A.
To make it as accessible as possible, she will host a session for parishioners in each deanery.

  • Edinburgh | Mon 22 Nov, 2pm and 7pm
  • Registration details to follow


PRAYING FOR LIFE:  you’re invited to join

other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside the Chalmers Sexual Health Centre, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh. For more                information – and especially if you’d like to       volunteer to help, please contact

edinburgh40days@gmail.com or visit www.40daysforlife.com/edinburgh



As you can see the income from Sunday Collections has indeed dropped considerably.  In spite of this we still have the upkeep of the church, the presbytery and our parish priest. Therefore you are encouraged to seriously consider giving your offering by Standing Order.

The parish bank details are:

A/C Name: Archdiocese of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh

St  Peter’s Parish

Sort Code   83-06-08  A/C No             10402428

You can arrange a Standing Order online or in your branch.

  • You can use a cheque (St Peter’s Parish).
  • Alternatively post your weekly envelope through presbytery door or keep them till Mass resumes.
  • Please contact Anne-Marie Douglas (445 4337) if you require advice or help.