Category: Mass

Fr. Damian Martell S.P.S. – 10th Anniversary of Ordination Celebratory Mass

  Who could have predicted ten years ago at the Ordination to the Priesthood of Damian Martel SPS, that he would be celebrating his 10th anniversary as Parish Priest in the same church – St. Mary’s Nairn.  The Celebratory Mass held at 7.00pm on the 7th July 2017 was concelebrated by deanery priests Dean Rev. …

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Fr Barnett’s Last Sunday Mass as Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Nairn – 21st May 2017

  The day dawned brightly as parishioners gathered at St. Mary’s Church in Nairn to take part in the final mass celebrated by Fr Barnett as Parish Priest.  There was a buzz of expectation in the packed church as so often accompanies a special occasion.   A joyful mass followed with the young members of …

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Diocesan Chrism Mass – St Mary’s Inverness 6th April 2017

  The Diocesan Chrism Mass   St Mary’s Inverness Thursday 6 April 2017 at 6.30pm   Principal Celebrant The Bishop of Aberdeen The Right Reverend Hugh Gilbert OSB      

Blessing of the Shrine of Our Lady at Stratherrick

  The new outdoor altar at the shrine of Our Lady at Stratherrick, was blessed by Bishop Hugh on Saturday 25th March 2017, The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. The day dawned brightly, with warm sunshine countering the spring chill, and the sun glinting off the snow capped mountains, highlighting the spectacular scenery …

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Lent Station Masses 2017

  The Deanery Station Masses will take place on Friday Evenings during Lent at 7.00pm.  3rd March St Ninian’s, Inverness 10th March St Mary’s, Inverness 17th March Our Lady & St Bean, Marydale 24th March St Vincent’s, Tain * 31th March St Columba’s, Culloden 7th April St Anne’s, Thurso * Principal Celebrant: Bishop Hugh Gilbert, …

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Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

The secular Franciscan order will celebrate the Feast on Tuesday 4th October at St. Columba’s Culloden 10.30am Transitus service which prayerfully narrates the death of St. Francis.  Mass follows at 11.00am. All are invited to join with local members for the celebration and refreshments.     Feast of St. Francis Poster

Feast of St. Columba – Thursday 9th June

  Feast of St. Columba – Thursday 9th June 7.30pm From St. Columba’s Culloden: There is lot for the parish to celebrate this year – the Feast-Day of St Columba, the first anniversary St Columba’s Parish Priest Fr. Domenico Zanre (…and the fifth anniversary of his Priesthood!). After the Mass, they will have a Summer Picnic …

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Station Mass at St. Mary’s Nairn

St. Mary’s Nairn hosted the final Highland Deanery Lenten Mass of the year on Friday evening 18th March 2016.  Led by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB, and concelebrated by 12 priests, it was a wonderfully uplifting celebration.  The Parish Priest Fr. Barnet preached the panegyric. The packed church was reflected by strong singing, with hymns including, Praise …

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Lenten Station Masses in the Highland Deanery

  The Deanery Station Masses will take place on Friday Evenings during Lent at 7.00pm.   12th February – St. Mary’s, Inverness 19th February – St. Mary’s, Beauly 26th February – St. Joseph’s, Invergordon 4th March – Christ the King, Brora 11th March – St. Martin’s, Ullapool (with Bishop Hugh) 18th March – St. Mary’s, …

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The Re-Dedication of Pluscarden Abbey Church

The re-dedication of Pluscarden Abbey took place on November 5th 2015.  The Abbey was was founded in 1230, and was presumably dedicated within a few years of then.  After considerable destruction at the hands of the Wolf of Badenoch in 1390, the abbey was extensively rebuilt in the mid to late 15th century. It is expected that this …

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