Category Archive: Devotional

Mar 18

Chrism Mass – St Peter’s Buckie, Thursday 22 March at 18:00

  The Chrism Mass is a special annual celebration led by the diocesan Bishop with the diocesan clergy.  During that Mass the priests publicly renew their vows, and the oils used to administer the sacraments are blessed.  Usually the Chrism Mass is celebrated on Maundy Thursday but due to the geographical spread of our diocese …

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Mar 18


  The 2018 Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures   “YOU HAVE COME TO MOUNT SION”: THE CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE IN THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS by FATHER RICHARD OUNSWORTH O.P. The Letter to the Hebrews, which is neither a letter nor written to Hebrews, makes a strikingly unique contribution to the New Testament, especially in its understanding of …

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Mar 18

Men’s Retreat – Kilcoy Castle, 25th – 27th May 2018

  The Men’s Retreat is an opportunity to encounter the Lord in a deeper way in the context of a retreat format that balances talks, prayer, excellent meals, fellowship, and times of recreation with other men seeking the Lord and his strength.  The retreat talks are led by Fr. Tad Turski and the Dominican Sisters …

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Feb 17

St John Ogilvie Mass 2018 – Saturday 10 March at St Thomas, Keith

  On Saturday 10 March 2018, you are invited to gather in the town of his birth to mark the Feast of St John Ogilvie. The Celebration of Holy Mass will be at 14:00 in St Thomas Church, Chapel Street, Keith. Presided by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB with Fr Domenico Zanre as Homilist.  Followed by refreshments …

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Feb 07

Preparing For Lent

  On 3rd February, the Emmanuel Community invited Fr. Andrzej Niski to lead a Day of Recollection at St. Mary’s Beauly.     Fr. Andrzej took as his theme, “Jesus, our Divine Inspiration”, Lenten Recollection and Practices.  In breakout groups we looked at our freedom to follow our faith, and the barriers that have impeded us …

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Feb 01

Lent Station Masses 2018

  The Deanery Station Masses will take place on Friday Evenings during Lent at 7.00pm.   16th Feb : St Mary’s, Inverness 23rd Feb : St Mary’s, Nairn 2nd Mar : St Aidan’s, Aviemore (with Bishop Hugh) 9th Mar  : St Lawrence’s, Dingwall 16th Mar : Christ the King, Brora (with Bishop Hugh) 23rd Mar : …

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Jan 30

The Emmanuel Community Present – “Jesus, our Divine Inspiration” 3rd February 2018

  A Day of Recollection led by Fr. Andrzej Niski, at St Mary’s RC Church, Beauly.   The day begins at 10.30am, and includes: Tea / coffee and introductions Sacramental Confessions Holy Mass Lunch Session, and group discussion.   The day concludes with Blessing and departure at 2.30pm.   Everyone Welcome!

Jan 17

‘From the Dark Wood to the Beatific Vision: Journeying Through Lent with Dante’

  This Lent, St Columba’s, Culloden, are journeying down through the ever-narrowing circles of Hell, up the seven-terraced Mount Purgatory, and finally ascending to Paradise!  Their guide will be the 13th century Florentine poet Dante Alighieri, and they will look together at his literary masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, using it as a means to examine the nature …

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Dec 24

St Mary’s Family Nativity Service

    St. Mary’s Family Nativity Service took place on Saturday 23rd December. Well done to all who organised the play, and to our wonderful children.  Fr. Damian                      

Nov 29

The Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception – Deanery Day of Healing and Devotion

Day of Recollection at Stratherrick Friday 8 December 2017 for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception   The programme is as follows: 10.00am: Gather and Register 10.30am: Introduction: Prayer & Praise (Fr James Bell) 10.40am: The Healing Power of Mary (Fr Domenico Zanre) 11.00am: Exposition: Guided Meditation (Fr James Bell) 11.30am: Confession & Conferences (all …

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