Category Archives: Parish News

Welcome to the Catholic Church

Andrew Cassidy/ April 19, 2017/ Parish News/

The Church of the Sacred Heart is delighted to welcome Yoshi, Amy, Jane, David and Philip to the Catholic Church. After a long journey, that began formally in September with RCIA, Yoshi & Amy received the sacrament of baptism and Yoshi, Amy, Jane, David and Philip received the sacraments of confirmation and first holy communion at the Easter Vigil. The

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Becoming a Catholic: Rite of Election

Andrew Cassidy/ March 7, 2017/ Parish News/

Becoming a Catholic: Rite of Election In September 2016 the Church of the Sacred Heart began the RCIA programme for the 1st time. Although many people have joined the Church through the Church of the Sacred Heart, there had never been a formal programme. We have been delighted to accompany 6 individuals on their faith journery and educate them in

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Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2016

Andrew Cassidy/ September 30, 2016/ Parish News/

On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September, the Sacred Heart Church participated in Edinburgh Doors Open Day. A number of parishioners gave up their free time to volunteer over the course of the weekend and assisted by serving teas and coffees, baking, giving guided tours, preparing video presentations, welcoming visitors and working on stalls and displays. The Sacred Heart

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Commissioning of Pastoral Assistant

Andrew Cassidy/ September 30, 2016/ Parish News/

On the 25th of September 2016, Andrew Cassidy, our parish Pastoral Assistant was commisioned for pastoral work within the Sacred Heart Church. Andrew began work as our Pastoral Assistant on the 22nd of February 2016 and was previously the Youth Ministry Coordinator for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Anglo-Irish Province. Andrew was commissioned after completing his probationary

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Parish & Family BBQ

Andrew Cassidy/ September 13, 2016/ Parish News/

Parish & Family BBQ The Sacred Heart Church held their annual Parish & Family BBQ Saturday 10th of September. All who attended had a great day and we were lucky enough to have the sun shining. The BBQ took place at Dalkeith Country Park and the children had great fun playing in the Adventure Park. A selection of photographs from

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Welcome Fr. Daniel Spotswood SJ

Andrew Cassidy/ September 13, 2016/ Parish News/

A Very Warm Welcome to Fr. Daniel Spotswood SJ Fr. Daniel Spotswood SJ will be joining the Jesuit Community here in Edinburgh for the next year whilst he studies social anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. He is originally from Mobile, Alabama, USA and is one of nine children. Joining the Jesuits in 2006 he studied philosophy in Toronto, Canada

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Welcoming Sandy and Stephen on the Feast of St Ignatius

Andrew Cassidy/ August 1, 2016/ Parish News/

The 31st of July is a significant date in the calender of the Society of Jesus as it is the feast day of their founder St Ignatius of Loyola. This year there was an additional reason for celebration as the Sacred Heart Church welcomed two people into communion with the Catholic Church. The two people were Stephen Mannifield and Alexander

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Bettina Arrives in South America

Andrew Cassidy/ March 7, 2016/ Parish News/

Bettina has now safely arrived in South America in the city of Lima, which is the largest city in Peru. Bettina will begin volunteering in the small community of Lamud in North Peru, which is run by the Sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and will remain there for 5 months. During this time she will be

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Bethany Care Shelter

ParishPriest/ December 26, 2015/ Parish News/

The Sacred Heart’s large parish hall hosted Edinburgh’s Bethany Care Shelter for nineteen nights from October to December this year.    An initiative of the Bethany Christian Trust, with the help of many local Christian churches of different denominations, who take turns to provide the premises and the catering teams, the shelter provides a hot evening meal and a safe and

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Appointment of Pastoral Assistant

ParishPriest/ December 26, 2015/ Parish News/

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Andrew Cassidy to the new post of Pastoral Assistant in the Sacred Heart Parish.   Andrew is currently Youth Worker for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, at St Mary Star of the Sea in Leith.  In order to give the Oblates time to find a succesor, we have agreed that Andrew will

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