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Nairn Foodbank Centre

The Foodbank Centre in Nairn opens on Tuesday 13th May between 12 noon and 2 pm. It will be open 3 days a week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The centre is staffed by volunteers from various churches in Nairn Volunteers are always needed for this and full training will be given.  The more volunteers there are, …

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Highland Foodbank Update

Following the fist session of training for the Nairn Foodbank Centre, a second catch up session has been arranged for Tuesday 29th April at 7.30pm in the St. Mary’s church hall.  At this session, the aim is to identify the different roles required, and see who is willing and able to do what.  The expected …

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Two bishops at St. Mary’s Lenten service

St Mary’s Church was almost full to capacity for Friday night’s Station Mass.   During Lent, Catholics visit churches throughout their deanery to attend Station Masses which generally attract large attendances.   The Station Mass at St Mary’s – the second of Lent – was led by the Rt Rev Hugh Gilbert, OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen. …

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Highland Foodbank

For almost a year, St. Mary’s has been pleased to assist the Highland Foodbank by collecting and donating food.  Plans are now underway to open a Foodbank Centre in Nairn, and Blythswood Care are delighted with the positive response from the Nairn community to see this happen.    In line with this development, the Organisation section of …

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Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia – March Newsletter

Since their arrival at Greyfriars Convent Elgin last August, the Dominican Sisters have become very involved in our Diocese, organising Retreats, Children and Youth events, a Regular Daily Prayer Schedule, Daily Adoration, Spiritual Events and much, much more.  We have added a link to their Website on the right side of our homepage to help you keep up to …

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Catholic Heritage Day for Teenagers

Catholic Heritage Day for Teenagers   This event is being held in conjunction with the diocesan celebration for the Feast of St John Ogilvie. It is open to all, yet the presentation on the life of St John Ogilvie will be geared toward the teenagers. Location: St Thomas Church – Chapel Street, Keith AB55 5AL …

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Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen has become a patron of Musica Sacra Scotland

Bishop Hugh Gilbert, was named as the president of the Liturgy Commission of the Bishops’ conference of Scotland at the last Bishop’s Conference meeting.  He has now become a patron on Musica Sacra Scotland.     The Bishop was formerly the Abbot of Pluscarden Abbey, a medieval monastery which is home to a community of Catholic …

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New Films: ‘Son of God’ and ‘Noah’

With two new films scheduled for imminent release, 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the Biblical epic.  With their close proximity to Lent and Easter, the double feature could prove a great way to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.  In our ‘sight and sound’ generation, the media of film may be one of …

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Station Masses in the Highland Deanery

The Deanery Station Masses will take place on Friday Evenings during Lent at 7.00pm. 7th March       St. Columba’s Culloden 14th March     St. Mary’s Nairn 21st March     St Ninian’s Inverness 28th March     St. Joseph’s Invergordon 4th April          Christ the King Brora 11th April        Immaculate Conception Stratherrick The Chrism Mass and blessing of the oils will be in …

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Prayer before a Manger Scene

Excerpt from Prayer before a Manger Scene Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.   Longed-for Messiah, your servant Saint Leo the Great well wrote that in the very act of reverencing the birth of our Saviour, we are also celebrating our own new birth.  From this night on may my life be a dedicated life of …

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