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Bulletins 2018

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Bulletin 18th February 2018 (PDF)

Stations of the Cross – Will take place every Tuesday, at 6.30pm during Lent, followed by the usual evening Mass.

 

Winter Flu Arrangements: We are now able to return to the normal reception of  Holy Communion and the Sign of Peace. Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

 

Highland Deanery – Lent Station Masses: The programme is posted on the Notice Board. Our Mass at St Mary’s will take place this Friday, 23rd February at 7pm. Their will be light refreshments in the Hall after Mass.

 

 

Bulletin 11th February 2018 (PDF)

Ash Wednesday – Masses with the distribution of ashes at 10am and 7pm.  A reminder that it is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

The SCIAF Lenten Boxes will be distributed Next Sunday.

 

Temporary Winter Flu Arrangements – They remain in place, but hope things will return to normal soon.

 

Fr. Damian is to run the Nairn 10km on Sunday, 4th March in support of Nairn Academy Breakfast Club.  If you wish to give a donation towards this initiative you can give to him in a sealed envelope marked, ‘Breakfast Club’.

 

St Margaret’s RC Church, Forres – Coffee Morning: Saturday, 24th February 10am -12 O’Clock in Forres Town Hall.  In aid of funds for the proposed Church Annex for Catechism and meetings etc.

 

 

Bulletin 4th February 2018 (PDF)

World Day for the Sick This is on Sunday, 11th February, but we will celebrate a special Mass this Thursday, 8th February at 11am. There will be the anointing of the sick and the aged.

 

St Vincent de Paul – Nairn Conference Update: £200 had been donated to Nairn Academy Breakfast Club and £100 to the Highland Foodbank. Thanks for the continued support.

 

Highland Deanary – Lent Station Masses: The programme is on the Notice Board (see also the home and events pages on the website). Our Mass at St Mary’s will take place on Tuesday, 23rd February at 7pm.  

 

‘Let it be Done to me According to Your Word’ – How Mary Helps us to be Filled with God – The Marian Room, St Mary’s in Inverness, each Tuesday during Lent at 7pm from 20th February.  All Welcome.

 

 

Bulletin 28th January 2018 (PDF)

Stations of the Cross – Will take place every Tuesday, at 6.30pm during Lent, followed by the usual evening Mass. I hope that as many parishioners as possible will attend. 

 

Fashion Show – Will take place at Nairn Community and Arts Centre on Friday, 9th March at 7.30pm. Enjoy an evening with Fashions from Brambles Boutique, Refreshments, Raffles etc. Please attend with family, friends, and work colleagues.   

Tickets on sale priced £10 after Weekend Masses. If you cannot attend, but still wish to make a donation towards the total to be raised, please pass it in a sealed envelope to Fr. Damian, marked ‘Project Donation’.

 

 

Bulletin 21st January 2018 (PDF)

Winter Flu Arrangements: After NHS advise and discussion within Highland Deanery the following short-term arrangements have been put in place at St. Mary’s:

  1. The Congregation will only receive the Body of Christ.
  2. Communion will be received in the hand only.
  3. At the Sign of Peace please greet your neighbour verbally, e.g. ‘The peace of Christ’, but do not shake hands.

 

St. Mary’s Website: Those who are tech-savvy please visit the site which has lots of updated and useful information about the Parish. 

 

St. Mary’s Parish Project – International Food Tasting and Fashion Show: Will take place at Nairn Community and Arts Centre on Friday, 9th March at 7.30pm. Enjoy an evening with Fashions from Brambles Boutique, Refreshments, Raffles etc. Please attend with family, friends, and work colleagues.   

Tickets on sale priced £15 after Weekend Masses.  

 

From the Dark Wood to the Beatific Vision – Journeying through Lent with Dante: St Columba’s, Culloden, each Wednesday at 7pm from 21st February. All Welcome.  

 

Bulletin 14th January 2018 (PDF)

Youth Ministry Retreat and Workshop: The Olgivie Centre is offering this at Kilcoy Castle on Friday, 25th January and in Aberdeen on Saturday, 26th January. These are revised arrangements. You can contact the Dominican Sisters if your interested op@rcda.scot

 

Opportunities for the Young:

Retreat for P7-S1. This will take place at Craig Lodge from 9th – 11th February.

Retreat for S2-S4. This will take place at Craig Lodge from 23rd – 25th February.

Retreat for S3-S6. This will take place at Kilcoy Castle from 8th – 11th February.

Pilgrimage for 15-25 year olds. This will be to Lourdes. The timing has been changed to October. The cost is £300.

You can contact the Dominican Sisters if interested in any of these opportunities op@rcda.scot.  

 

Please pray for the late Canon Bill Anderson, who has passed away at 86 years old. Their will be a Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, on Tuesday, 30th January at 11.30am.

 

 

Bulletin 7th January 2018 (PDF)

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – There will be a Mass this Monday at 10am.

 

Children’s Liturgy and Catechism Classes: Resumes this Sunday.

 

Society of St Vincent de Paul – Nairn Conference – The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 10th January at 7pm in the Church Hall.

 

St Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 16th January at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. 

 

Light a Candle Cards – Thanks to everyone who took a Light a Candle card and gave a donation. £110 has been raised and donated to Aid for the Church in Need to help the people in Aleppo, Syria. Please continue to support this good cause. Send a card to those celebrating a special day. Patricia Robertson.

 

Nairn Old Parish Church Joint Guild Meeting – The women of our parish are invited to the next meeting in the Church Hall, Queen Street on Wednesday, 17th January at 2pm. There is a talk by the Rev. Donald Walker on ‘The adventure of Love’, followed by refreshments.