3rd Sunday of Easter_Newsletter(PDF)

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This week in our parish  


9.30am   St Columba’s

11.30am St Peter’s

6.30pm  St Columba’s


NO 9.30am Mass

7.30pm RCIA meeting in St Peter’s Parish


9.30am Mass    St Columba’s


NB 6PM MASS St Peter’s


 9.30am Mass   St Columba’s   


9.30am Mass


11am Adoration,  Confessions and 12 noon Mass in St Peter’s

4.30pm Confessions

5.30pm    Vigil Mass St Peter’s

Aid to the Church in Need’

Saturday 20 April 10.30am in St Columba’s hall there will be a talk on the work of the charity ‘Aid to the Church in Need’. Tea and coffee available from 10am.

St. Peter’s “200 Club” need new members.

They are still short of the 200 members, so please consider joining. The cost is only £12 per annum and you could win one of the monthly prizes of £25 or £15. New member forms are at the back of Church or contact Anne-Marie Douglas (445 4337 amdhillaire@aol.com).

Fresh Start—donations please

Fresh Start run a Pantry food store where families in need pay a weekly £3.50 subscription for £10 worth of groceries. It is used weekly by over 200 families in north Edinburgh. As part of your Lenten almsgiving,
please donate non perishable food e.g. tins of meat and fish, porridge oats and pasta, tea and coffee.

Investiture Ceremony of new Knights and Dames in the
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

Sat 13 April 1.30 pm. Investiture Ceremony of new Knights and Dames in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem St Mary’s Cathedral. Parishioners of St Peter’s and St Columba’s are invited to attend—a rare opportunity!
More information contact JosephGdInverno@gmail.com (mention EOHS in subject line) or call on 07747455209

Festival of life: Saturday, 27 April.
An opportunity to pray, witness and celebrate the goodness of all human life. Please join Fr. Gerard Hatton in praying the rosary at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston, EH3 9DJ 10am and at Lothian Road Edinburgh 11am – 1pm.  Refreshments afterwards.


Kevock Choir annual Concert Saturday
25 May, 7.30pm, Nicolson Square Venue, Edinburgh

The choir sang in aid of St Peter’s funds last October and holds its 2024 concert in May. Programme includes the choral suite from Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace”. Further info and tickets (£16; concessions £14) contact Peter Nicholson; panicholson@blueyonder.co.uk

Mary’s Meals

  • Mary’s Meals, who provide school meals to over 2.4 million children every day, invite you to join their Pray in May campaign. During the month of May, dedicated to Our Lady, we invite you to join us in praying for the hungry children who rely on our life-changing school meals, and for all the children and families around the world who live in poverty.
  • We pray particularly for families facing extreme food insecurity and hunger in Ethiopia. We are hosting a special online session where our founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow will share more about this under-reported crisis on Tuesday the 16th of May at 7pm, find out more at Charity events | Mary’s Meals UK (marysmeals.org.uk)
  • Please visit www.marysmeals.org.uk to access our Pray in May resources and find out more about our Crisis in Ethiopia appeal.

Pro-life news

Saturday, 27th April, the day when thousands of people in Edinburgh see the true pro-life message: “Love them Both”   It’s a great way to witness to Life in good company!

 The annual event is now a “Festival of Life”   This year, for the first time, there will also be a prayer service at Charlotte Chapel for Evangelical / Protestant Christians.

Save the Date and do come to any and all the events here:

·       10am – Catholic Rosary at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ,

·        10.15am – Protestant / Evangelical Prayer time, Charlotte Chapel, 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT

·        11am – SPUC’s Pro-Life Chain, Lothian Road (Festival Square / Sheraton Hotel)

·        1.15pm – Lunch, fellowship and social nearby (maybe a pint too!)

Sr Anna MacGuan

Podcasts from Sr Anna


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.

  • Please contact Anne-Marie Douglas (445 4337) if you require advice or help.