Category Archives: Parish News

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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Changes to weekday Mass times

ParishPriest/ December 26, 2015/ Parish News/

As a result of the feedback received during the consultation in October, we have negotiated a revised plan with our nearest neighbouring parish – St Patrick’s in the Cowgate – and with the Little Sisters at St Joseph’s House, Gilmore Place.  The two main points are: (i) Instead of stopping the lunchtime Mass altogether, we will alternate the early Mass

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Confirmations 2014

ParishPriest/ June 9, 2014/ Parish News/

The Feast of Pentecost on Sunday 8th June was a fitting occasion for seven of our young parishioners to be confirmed at the 10.45 Mass.   This was the culmination of a long programme of study, prayer and preparation for Krzystof, Marissa, Nadia, Callum, Matthew, Meabh and Thomas, who have all been attending classes for the last two years with

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Spanish night

ParishPriest/ June 9, 2014/ Parish News/

Sixty parishioners sat down to our Spanish Night on Friday 6th June – the latest in a series of gourmet evenings in aid of the Organ Fund.   Father Jim Crampsey was the principal chef, and served up gazpacho to start with (very welcome at the end of the warmest day we’d seen for ages) followed by a selection of different

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