2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

17th Jan

come and see = hand outstretched



St Peter’s & St Columba’s Newsletter

Joint newsletter 17 January 2021 (PDF)
(2 pages)

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Mass on line


Fail! Life Lessons from Losers, Has-beens, Nobodies
and other Great Saints!

6:30pm-7:00pm, Monday 18 Jan. Zoom Webinar.
No registration required. Join from 6:20pm on the night using this link: 

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New Season’s Marmalade

Seville Oranges (by far the best for Marmalade making) are now in the shops for a week or two. As in previous years, we have made a supply of home-made Marmalade for sale, with all proceeds going to St Peter’s Parish SCIAF Project.

The cost is £3 per jar, and there are also jars of plum jam and of quince jelly at the same price. If you would like to buy some, just contact Annie Royan (hospitality@stpetersrcchurchedinburgh.org.uk) for details of how to do so.


The SVDP is still working away in the background helping those in need during
these very difficult times. It may be a call for food or essential items, or for a few pounds to those who come to the church door. If you would like to make a donation here is how to do it –

St Peter’s: likewise an envelope through the presbytery letterbox. Thank you once again for your generosity.


Sacramental Preparation  for those children who attend non-denominational schools will begin in January 2021. If you would like your child prepared for the sacraments please contact Sister Karin:


First Confession (P3), First Holy Communion (P4)

and Confirmation (P7).

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18-25 January

A meeting for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, 20th January at 7.30pm. The theme is ‘Abiding in Christ‘ and this year is prepared by the Monastic Community of Grand- champ in Switzerland (https://www.grandchamp.org/en/ unite2021), a religious community of women who come from different Christian churches, countries and cultures.
To register ,please visit:

Lenten Journey 2021
Discipleship for Artisans of our own Destiny
Preparing the Future

A series of talks during Lent

Full Programme Lenten Journey 2021 Overview (PDF)


Our parish’s latest donations

Thank you so much for organising and donating the lovely Christmas treats for Fresh Start Pantry. I have posted on our social media – Facebook and Twitter and acknowledged St Peter’s Morningside for this donation. We wish you a very peaceful Christmas and a positive New Year, thank you for your continued support for Fresh Start and Fresh Start Pantry.

Best wishes and kind regards,

Fresh Start

Fresh start donations

Monday 18th January at 7.30pm on Zoom
Rediscover the power of the Sacraments in a new online talk
“Fire & Water” by Sr Anna Marie McGuan.
Sign up now by emailing sranna.marie@staned.org.uk

Archbishop Cushley invites you to deepen your Catholic Faith with our Diploma in Catechetics.
Register by emailing sranna.marie@staned.org.uk

✅ Learn from the comfort of your couch.
✅ 45-minute lecture each week on Zoom.
✅ Details: bit.ly/DiplomaCatechetics


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.