The 2021 Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures – by Fr Thomas Joseph White OP

The annual Pluscarden Lectures this year take place from 25 to 27 May.  The invited Speaker is Fr. Thomas White OP, Director of the Thomistic Institute and Professor of Systematic Theology Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum), Rome.  He will be speaking on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Tuesday 25th May at 3.00 pm …

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May Rosary Mission

All of the dioceses throughout the UK are being invited to participate in praying the Rosary for the following special intentions: Protecting our families and the family of nations, especially in this Year of St. Joseph. A deepening of faith, hope and love and the protection of life. Peace in the world. Deliverance from Coronavirus; …

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“Bible in A Year” Podcast

The well-known American Priest and Catholic Apologist Fr. Mike Schmitz has put together a Podcast entitled “Bible in A Year”.  This Podcast, composed of 365 daily episodes, can be started on any day you choose.  Any translation of the Bible can be used, provided that it contains the deuterocanonical books (Tobit, Judith, 1 & 2 Maccabees, …

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Crowning of Our Lady

  May is Mary’s month, and the “May Crowning” is a traditional Catholic ritual that recognizes Mary as Queen of heaven and earth.  Today we had a short serivice before Mass for the Crowning of Our Lady.        

Return to Public Worship

As from this Friday, March 26th, we are able to gather again for public worship at St. Mary’s.  The initial programme is: Friday: 9.30am – Stations of the Cross. 10am – Mass. Saturday Morning: 10am – Sacrament of Reconciliation. 11am – Mass. Saturday Evening: 6pm – Vigil Mass. Sunday Morning: 10.30am – Mass.   Please …

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Stations of the Cross at St. Columba’s Culloden

Live-streamed Station Masses from across the Aberdeen Diocese

Last year, the Highland Deanery Station Mass programme was curtailed part way through due to Covid restrictions.  Once again, we are unable to meet together publicly for these masses, however the Aberdeen Diocese have arranged to live-stream Station Masses from across the Diocese. Each Friday during Lent, a parish from a different Deanery will take …

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Message to Scotland’s Faith and Belief Communities

Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell MSP T: 0300 244 4000 E: scottish.ministers@gov.scot 18 January 2021 Message to Scotland’s Faith and Belief Communities I am writing to Scotland’s diverse faith and belief communities about the new regulations instructing places of worship to close for both communal and individual worship (as part of …

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Voices of the Passion – Lenten Course via Zoom

This year’s Lenten Course at St. Columba’s – ‘Voices of the Passion’: A series of reflections delivered online via Zoom, On Wednesdays at 7.00pm throughout the Lenten season, Focusing on the major characters of the Passion of Christ. The draft programme is as follows: 17 February: Peter & Judas 24 February: Pilate & Herod 3 …

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Closure of Places of Worship

Closure of Places of Worship On Wednesday 6th January, following the new Government guidelines St. Mary’s close for Public worship until further notice. This is a disappointment for us all and the Bishops of Scotland, are committed to working with the Scottish Government to agree on safe path forward back to Communal Worship. In the …

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