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Bulletins 2020

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Bulletin 29th November 2020 (PDF)

NB: This Monday is the Solemnity of St. Andrew, Patron Saint of Scotland.  Mass at 10am.

The Nativity of the Lord – The Vigil Mass at 8pm and Morning Mass at 10.30am will be celebrated.  Please come, if possible, at your normal weekend time.  Capacity is strictly limited.

 Advent Day by Day Junior – Please take these activity books for home use.

 

Bulletin 22nd November 2020 (PDF)

The Nativity of the Lord: It is planned to celebrate a Vigil Mass at 8pm and a 10.30am Morning Mass.

 

Bulletin 15th November 2020 (PDF)

NB: On Monday there is a Mass celebrated for the Feast of St. Margaret of Scotland at 10am.

 

Bulletin 8th November 2020 (PDF)

NB: On Monday there is a Mass celebrated under the Ordinariate Rite at 10am.

Religious Christmas Cards: A selection are available from the Piety Stall at the back of the Church.

 

Bulletin 1st November 2020 (PDF)

NB: Monday is the The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. Mass at 10am.

You are invited to bring lists of those you wish to be remembered to be placed before the Altar.

Votive Candles: Will be available for this month as we remember the Faithful Departed. A table will be set out. Please follow the instructions.  

Parish Hall: Is closed until further notice.  

SCIAF Real Gifts: If you wish to donate a special gift to the most needy please go to www.sciaf.org.uk, to look at the range of Real Gifts.

 

Bulletin 25th October 2020 (PDF)

National Rosary Rally – 31st October: The Diocese of Aberdeen has been allocated the prayer hour of 2-3pm.  Please pray the Rosary during this time.

Mission Sunday Collection – The total raised was £154.70.  Thank you for your generosity.

 

Bulletin 18th October 2020 (PDF)

World Mission Sunday – October 18th  – There is a separate collection basket at the back of the Church.  

10th Anniversary of Canonisation of St. Mary MacKillop: The Sisters of St. Joseph have kindly sent some booklets in celebration of this anniversary. Please take one.

 

Bulletin 11th October 2020 (PDF)

Covid-19 Restrictions: When you arrive at the Church, please follow the instructions of our Ushers and please put on your mask before you come to the door (except if you are exempt).  Parishioners names are now on an alphabetical list, which will be checked off and filed for reference as necessary.   

World Mission Sunday – October 18th  – There will be a separate collection basket at the back of the Church next week.

 

Bulletin 4th October 2020 (PDF)

NB: There will be a 10am Mass on Monday celebrated under the Ordinariate Rite.

Rosary: Tuesday 6.30pm and Thursday 9.30am.  NB: As October is the Month of the Rosary we will also pray the Rosary at 9.30am on Wednesday and Friday.

St. Patrick’s Missionaries Diaries are on sale for £5 each in three colours.  They are individually sealed so please take the one(s) you wish and leave money in the basket.

MacMillan Cancer Support – September Fundraiser.  Thanks to all those who contributed items for sale, who purchased items, and gave contributions.  The total raised was £326.90.

 

Bulletin 27th September 2020 (PDF)

St. Patrick’s Missionaries Diaries will be on sale from next week for £5 each in three colours.  They are individually sealed so please take the one(s) you wish and leave money in the basket.

MacMillan Cancer Support – September Fundraiser: Thanks to all those who contributed items for sale, who bought things, and gave contributions.  A final total will be announced next week.

 

Bulletin 20th September 2020 (PDF)

MacMillan Cancer Support – September Fundraiser: The usual annual Coffee Mornings will be held on Friday 25th September, although with the present restrictions in place.  To support this worthy cause Bakes and Jams will be on sale, inside the Hall Door after this weekend’s Masses.  

 

Bulletin 13th September 2020 (PDF)

NB: As Monday is the Feast of The Exaltation of The Holy Cross, there will be a 10am Mass. 

‘Highland Gathering’ Virtual Online Conference: This takes place on Saturday, 19th September.  Details on the Website, Diocesan Website and Facebook.

 

Bulletin 6th September 2020 (PDF)

NB: The 6pm Mass on Sunday Evening will be discontinued from next week.  There is still capacity at the Vigil Mass on Saturday Evening.  The situation will be reviewed at Advent. 

On Monday at 10am there will be a Mass, celebrated under the Ordinariate Rite.  

This Tuesday evening there will be a blessing of our new Statue before the 7pm Mass, as it is the Feast of the Nativity of  the Blessed Virgin Mary.  We will begin with the Rosary as usual, at 6.30pm

MacMillan Cancer Support – September Fundraiser: The usual annual Coffee Mornings will be held on Friday 25th September, although with the present restrictions in place.  To support this worthy cause Bakes and Jams will be on sale, outside the church on Sunday 20th September after Mass.  The Parish Hall will be open from 10am on the Saturday for Donations. Kindly place each item in a plastic covering with a price label.

 

Bulletin 30th August 2020 (PDF)

Jeanette MacDougall RIP: Jeanette, who came from Wick, attended our church in recent years, being kindly given a lift by the Knights, until her mobility be came too limited.  Fr. Damian will conduct a private funeral service on Tuesday.  Please keep Jeanette in your prayers.

Covid 19 Restrictions: When you arrive at the Church, please follow the instructions of our Ushers and please put on your mask before you come to the door (except if you are exempt).  If you were not at Mass the previous week, or come at different time, you must give your full details again (Full Names are required).

 

Bulletin 23rd August 2020 (PDF)

Parish Hall: Until further notice, the Hall is only open for use of the Highland Food Bank and the toilet facilities during Mass.

 

Bulletin 16th August 2020 (PDF)

Memorial Mass of George Lavery RIP – Saturday 22nd August 11am: Please consult the lists on the Notice Board if you booked a place. Parishioners will seated either at the back of the Church or in the Marquee. At the end of Mass, please leave promptly so that the family may be served refreshments safely and promptly.

Light of the North Magazine: You can view the new edition and print it off, by going to the Diocesan Website.

 

Bulletin 9th August 2020 (PDF)

Highland Food Bank – Has resumed operating from the Parish Hall. A list of the most wanted items is on the Notice Board. You can make donations in the crate at the back of the Church.

Request for Information – If any parishioner knew the late Miss Jennifer Mary Jones, whose family had connections with Nairn and it is understood with our parish, please see Fr. Damian personally or email him.

 

Bulletin 2nd August 2020 (PDF)

NB. A Mass will be celebrated this Monday at 10am, under the Ordinariate Rite with Fr. Cameron.

Nairn Citizens Advice Bureau Is now fully operational if you or anyone needs assistance or advice.  There is a poster on the Notice Board.  

 

Bulletin 26th July 2020 (PDF)

We will not have our usual collections during Mass, but you can leave your contributions and envelopes in the baskets as you depart. Please update your envelopes and collect them if you have not already done so. We appreciate all contributions, in these challenging times for everyone and appreciate your understanding, that we have lost substantial income over the last three months.

Our Weekly Running Costs and Diocesan Contributions total £500.

We kindly request that all UK Tax Payers complete a Gift Aid Form. Please see Mr. Phil McBride (Parish Treasurer) if you have any queries. There are Gift Aid Envelopes for visitors at the back of the Church.                          

Bulletin 19th July 2020 (PDF)

Highland Food Bank – Has resumed operating from the Parish Hall. You can make donations in the crate at the back of the Church. 

 

Bulletin 12th July 2020 (PDF)

NB: After the recent announcement by the Scottish Government, the following programme will be in operation from Wednesday 15th July until further notice:        

Mass Times:

Saturday Evening 6pm

Sunday Morning 10.30am

Sunday Evening 6pm

Weekdays – Not Monday. 10am from Wednesday to Friday. 7pm on Tuesday. 11am on Saturday.

Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary: First Saturday of each month. For our parish intentions.

Holy Hour: Wednesday 9am.

Rosary: Tuesday 6.30pm and Thursday 9.30am.

Divine Mercy Chaplet: Friday 9.45am.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10am.

Covid 19 Restrictions: When you arrive at the Church, please follow the instructions of our helpers and please put on your mask before you come to the door (except if you are exempt).

Parish Collection: We will not have our usual collections during Mass, but you can leave your contributions and envelopes in the baskets as you depart. Please update your envelopes and collect them if you have not already done so. We appreciate all contributions, in these challenging times for everyone and appreciate your understanding, that we have lost substantial income over the last three months.

Our Weekly Running Costs and Diocesan Contributions total £500.

We kindly request that all UK Tax Payers complete a Gift Aid Form. Please see Mr. Phil McBride (Parish Treasurer) if you have any queries. There are Gift Aid Envelopes for visitors at the back of the Church.              

 

Bulletin 15th March 2020 (PDF)

Friday’s of Lent – At 9.30am there will be the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Stations of the Cross before Mass.

Tuesday Evening Mass – An encouragement, especially during Lent, for those who work, or are otherwise engaged during the week, to attend Mass at 7pm.  We also pray the Rosary before Mass at 6.30pm.

Lenten Parish Recollection – You are welcome to attend on Saturday 21st March starting from 10am and concluding with Lunch at 12.30pm.

SCIAF Lenten Lunch – This will be held  on Sunday 29th March, after Sunday Mass.  Soup, Sandwiches, and home baking will be served, and your donations to boost our support for SCIAF are welcome.

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill – A Consultation: If you wish to be more informed on this ongoing issue and debate, on gender recognition, a very complex and sensitive one, especially parents and guardians, you can go to the website of The Scottish Government. The public consultation ends on March 17th.

St. Patrick’s Missionary Society Used Stamps Appeal –  For many years the Society has sold, donated, used stamps and the money has supported local Catechists in many countries.  Please donate your used stamps in the box provided.    

Mary’s Meals and Traidcraft Lenten Lunch – Many thanks to all who supported this event, which raised £340.  Both of these great causes have expressed gratitude for your continued support.

 

Bulletin 01st March 2020 (PDF)

Friday’s of Lent – At 9.30am there will be the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Stations of the Cross before Mass.

Tuesday Evening Mass – An encouragement, especially during Lent, for those who work, or are otherwise engaged during the week, to attend Mass at 7pm.  We also pray the Rosary before Mass at 6.30pm.

Lenten Lunches: There will be two lunches after Sunday Mass:
– The first next Sunday will be in support of Fair Trade/Mary’s Meals.
– The second will be on Sunday 29th March to boost our SCIAF Collection.
Soup and Sandwiches will be served and your donations welcome.    

St. Mary’s RC Church Quiz Night – This raised a total of £357.50 for Parish Funds. Thanks to all who helped organised and attended a successful social evening.   

The Mysteries of the Passion – Lenten Reflections on the Five Sorrowful Mysteries: This series of reflections begins on Wednesday 4th March at 7pm.  The venue is St. Columba’s, Culloden.  Please see the Notice Board

 

Bulletin 23th February 2020 (PDF)

NB: This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Masses at 10am and 7pm. It is a Day of Fast and Abstinence.

 

On Friday it is the Day of Prayer For Those Who Have Suffered Abuse.

Programme:

9.30am – Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Stations of The Cross.

10am – Prayer Service.

7pm –  Deanery Lenten Mass.

 

Bulletin 16th February 2020 (PDF)

Tuesday Evening Mass: An encouragement, especially during Lent, for those who work, or are otherwise engaged during the week, to attend Mass at 7pm. We also pray the Rosary before at 6.30pm.  

Day of Prayer For Those Who have Suffered Abuse – A Prayer Service will be held here on Friday 28th February.  Programme:
    9.30am – Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Stations of the Cross.
    10am – Prayer Service

Highland Deanery Lenten Masses – The programme is on the Notice Board.  The first Mass will be at St. Mary’s, Nairn, on Friday 28th February.  All Masses at 7pm.

Special Collection – The total of the Mission Appeal for St. Patrick’s Missionary Society was £600.  Thank you for your continued generosity.  

 

Highland Deanery – Lenten Station Masses 

Friday 28th February – St. Mary’s, Nairn 
Friday 6th March – St. Aidan’s, Aviemore (Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB) 
Friday 13th March – Immaculate Conception, Stratherrick 
Friday 20th March – St. Columba’s, Culloden 
Friday 27th March – Our Lady and St. Bean, Cannich (Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB)
Friday 3rd April – Christ the King, Brora

All Masses at 7pm

 

Bulletin 9th February 2020 (PDF)

St. Patrick’s Missionary Society – Mission Appeals.  We welcome Fr. Kieran Murphy, who is the Main Celebrant at the Masses this weekend.  Please give generously at the Special Collection.  

St. Mary’s RC Church Quiz Night: This will take place on Friday 21st of  February at 8pm in the Seaforth Club. Teams (Max 4 members) can be entered for £10. There will also be a raffle.  Please bring donations for the raffle to the Parish Hall after Weekend Masses.

The Mysteries of the Passion – Lenten Reflections on the Five Sorrowful Mysteries: This series of reflections begins on Wednesday 4th March at 7pm.  The venue is St. Columba’s, Culloden.  Please see the Notice Board

 

Bulletin 2nd February 2020 (PDF)

NB: Fr. Cameron MacDonald will celebrate Mass on Monday at 10am,  according to the Ordinariate Rite.

There will not be a Holy Hour this Wednesday at 9am.  There will be Mass at 10am.

There will be no Mass on Thursday and a Eucharistic Service on Friday.  

St. Patrick’s Missionary Society – Mission Appeals.  Fr. Kieran Murphy will be the Main Celebrant at the Masses next weekend.  Please give generously.

World Day of the Sick – Tuesday 11th February.  Mass will be celebrated at 3pm.  There will be an opportunity to be anointed with the Oil of the Sick.  Senior members of the congregation as well as the sick and those in Care Homes, are especially welcome.

Piety Stall Catalogue – If you have borrowed this, could you kindly return it to Emily Lamont.  With Thanks.

Light-a-Candle Cards – There are a new selection of these available next to the Votive Candles.  If you wish to send a card to someone, having lit a candle for them, you can make a contribution into the tin.  All proceeds to the work of Aid to the Church in Need in Aleppo, Syria.    

 

Bulletin 26th January 2020 (PDF)

NB: Funeral Rites for George Pirie RIP.  Reception at the Church – 7pm on Tuesday (No Mass).  Requiem Mass – 11am on Wednesday.  All Welcome.

St. Mary’s RC Church Quiz Night – This will take place on Friday 21st of  February at 8pm in the Seaforth Club.  Teams (Max 4 members) can be entered for £10.  There will also be a raffle.  Please bring donations for the raffle to the Parish Hall after Weekend Masses from next week.  The Bar will be open and snacks provided.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Walsingham and Saintly sites  of the North East of England: This takes place from July 1st to 8th and will be led by Bishop Hugh. Please see the poster for details.

Together in Christ – Growing in Faith: The Ogilvie Centre invites you to consider deepening your faith through online study.  The Diocese has a group subsidy with the Catholic Distance University.  It provides many interesting and relevant modules Email olgilvie@rcda.scot or google cdu.edu/group-subsidy to learn more.  See poster for details.

 

Bulletin 19th January 2020 (PDF)

Tuesday Evening Mas -:This Mass at 7pm is an opportunity for those who work etc., and cannot attend a morning Mass in the week, to attend a Weekday Mass.  We also begin with Rosary at 6.30pm.  All Welcome.

‘Mental Health Matters’ –This talk specifically on Men’s Mental Health is at UHI Lecture Theatre, Inverness, on Wednesday 26th February at 7.30pm.  Please see the poster.

 

Bulletin 12th January 2020 (PDF)

NB: There will a Requiem Mass for the Late Veronica Johnson on Thursday at 11am.  Veronica was a regular attendee at St. Mary’s and during her illness was visited at home.  All Welcome.    

First Communion Classes and Children’s Liturgy resume this Sunday.

We kindly request that all UK Tax Payers complete a Gift Aid Form.  Please see Mr. Phil McBride (Parish Treasurer) if you have any queries.  There are Gift Aid Envelopes for visitors at the back of the Church.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Bulletin 5th January 2020 (PDF)

NB: There will a Mass this Monday at 10am celebrated by Fr. Cameron MacDonald, under the Ordinariate Rite.

First Communion Classes and Children’s Liturgy – Resume on Sunday 12th January.

Nairn St. Ninian’s Church of Scotland Guild – There is an invitation to attend the joint meeting on Wednesday 15th January at 2pm in the Church Hall, Queens Street.  There is a talk on ‘Malawi Fruits’ followed by refreshments.  Please see Emily Lamont if you wish to attend, so she can pass on numbers for catering purposes.   

Christmas Flowers – Thanks again for the wonderful display organised by Emily and Gigi.  Many people have commented on how beautiful the Church was.  We were well supported with a collection total of £185.