Highand Foodbank – Reverse Advent Calendar

Foodbanks depend solely on donations from the general public. This Christmas the Highland Foodbank is asking for donations following guidelines from their Reverse Advent calendar. Blythswood Reverse Advent Calendar

Blessing of the Renovated St. Mary MacKillop Hall

The Newly refurbished St Mary MacKillop hall was officially opened on Wednesday 9th July 2021 by the Rt Rev Hugh Gilbert OSB Bishop of Aberdeen.  The work was made possible by parish fundraising and a generous donation from the Davidson Trust who support local charities and groups within the District of Nairn.  They were represented …

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Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Scotland

Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Scotland, on Care and Creation, to mark the Sixth Anniversary of Pope Francis’ seminal document Laudato Sì. Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Scotland on the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’ Pentecost 2021 God saw all that he had made and indeed it was very good.[1] God’s creation is …

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Mass of  Creation and Blessing of the Children’s Prayer Garden

To mark ‘Laudato Si’ week, on Saturday 22nd May we celebrated a Mass of  Creation at 11am.  After mass, Father Damian blessed our Children’s Prayer Garden, concluding with the hymn ‘All things Bright and Beautiful’.

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