Organisations

Highland Foodbank

  Highland   Foodbank     Highland Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust’s UK-wide network, managed in the Highlands by local Christian charity Blythswood Care   The Nairn Highland Foodbank Centre was launched in May 2014.  Operating out of St. Mary’s Church hall, it is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm. …

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SSVP – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

 “For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His mercy from us?” St. Vincent de Paul    Page Contents: SSVP Projects   SSVP The Society of St Vincent de Paul, or SSVP, is a worldwide confederation of national charities with about 750,000 members.  Membership is open to men and women, young and old. …

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SCIAF

Page Contents: The Origins of SCIAF Their Work Ways to Help   The Origins of SCIAF SCIAF was started in 1965 by the Catholic Bishops of Scotland with the help of three key people: – John McKee, Head Teacher at Holyrood Secondary in Glasgow. – Monsignor John Rooney, Parish Priest of St Columbkille’s, Rutherglen, Glasgow. …

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Traidcraft

Traidcraft  Fighting Poverty Through Trade   Traidcraft and St. Mary’s St. Mary’s association with Traidcraft followed an initiative started by Elaine De Ste Croix.  Having been a long term supporter of Fairtrade and empathising with their endeavour to support people in developing countries trying to struggle out of poverty, becoming a distributor became a natural step forwards. …

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Mary’s Meals

Page Contents: The Origins of Mary’s Meals The Origins of the Name Their Work Ways to Help Prayer for Mary’s Meals Sam’s Feeding Shelter   The Origins of Mary’s Meals During 1992 two brothers, Magnus and Fergus MacFarlane-Barrow from Scotland, were so moved by the TV news from the Bosnian conflict, they organised an appeal …

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Sisters of St. Joseph

Page Contents: Mary MacKillop – 1842-1909 The Nairn Connection Mary MacKillop in Scotland Mary MacKillop Prayer   Mary MacKillop – 1842-1909 Mary Helen MacKillop was born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Melbourne Australia on 15th January 1842, the eldest of 8 children born to Scottish Catholic immigrants Flora (nee MacDonald) and Alexander MacKillop. About her early years …

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St. Patrick’s Missionary Society

Page Contents The Kiltegan Fathers The Beginnings Retreats The Ordination of Fr. Damian Martell   The Kiltegan Fathers The St. Patrick’s Missionary Society are more often called The Kiltegan Fathers because their headquarters are near the small village of Kiltegan in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.  They are a Society with hands on experience at the centre …

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The White Fathers

Page Contents: The Missionaries of Africa  Their Work in the UK Preparing for the Missionary Life Community and Community Life Ignatian Spirituality  Ways to Help  Vocations Prayer Fr. Terry Madden The Pelican Project     The Missionaries of Africa  The Missionaries of Africa (also known as “The White Fathers”), are an international Missionary Society of priests and …

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