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Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Scotland

Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Scotland On the Season of Christmas and the Restoration of the Mass Obligation in the Dioceses of Scotland   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Christ is born for us, come let us adore him. Christmas is approaching. It is an occasion to renew our family life, to reach out to …

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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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“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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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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Message to Scotland’s Faith and Belief Communities

Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell MSP T: 0300 244 4000 E: 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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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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R C Diocese of Aberdeen – Statement to the Parish on Safeguarding

                                     R C DIOCESE of  ABERDEEN  Statement to the Parish on Safeguarding (Version 1)     The Bishops of Scotland have made the following commitment to Safeguarding: All components of the Catholic Church in Scotland, especially those in …

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Light of the North, Issue 43, Easter 2020

  The new edition of the Light of the North magazine – is now available online!   You can download or read it on:    

Financial Information for Parishioners

Financial Information for Parishioners  The present global pandemic is having a profound effect on everyone. It presents an enormous challenge to us all. That challenge is survival, survival in all sorts of ways: physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially.  Apart from the very real difficulties of continuing sacramental and pastoral care, the Church also faces serious …

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Financial Support – St. Mary’s Nairn

A number of enquiries have been made as to how Parishioners can continue to support the Parish, during these challenging times, and we are very grateful. You can call the Parish Treasurer, Mr Phil McBride (contact details on the attached PDF) to discuss the various options, or if you have weekly envelopes you can safely …

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