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Bulletins 2022

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Bulletin 26th June 2022 (PDF)

Mass Times w/c 26/06/22:

Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm

Sunday Morning Mass 10.30am

Weekdays – Monday 10am. Tuesday 7pm. Wednesday 10am and 7pm.   

NB: Wednesday is the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul (Holy Day of Obligation).

Rosary: Tuesday 6.30pm.   

Holy Hour: Wednesday 9am.  

 

Sunday Mass Times – From next week 02nd and 03rd July, the Saturday Vigil Mass will remain at 6pm however the Sunday Morning Mass will change to 11.30am (Time to remain under review).  

 

Pluscarden Pilgrimage and Family Day: The Bishop invites us all to join him on the Diocesan Pilgrimage this Sunday 26th June, the World Meeting of Families Day. 1pm – Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, 3pm – Mass and Procession. For those who put their names down, the Mini Bus leaves at 1pm from the Community Centre. The cost will be £5 for the Return Journey.

This weekend we have a Second Collection for St. Peter’s Pence

 

Bulletin 19th June 2022 (PDF)

Pluscarden Pilgrimage and Family Day: The Bishop invites us all to join him on this Diocesan Pilgrimage on Sunday 26th June, the World Meeting of Families Day. 1pm – Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, 3pm – Mass and Procession. Please put your name on the list if you would like to travel by Mini Bus. We have booked a 14-Seater and have a few spaces left. The cost will be £5 for the Return Journey.    

Parish Volunteers: We are in need of more volunteers to assist with cleaning (Elaine MacDonald) and flower arranging (Emily Lamont). Please see the PDF for phone numbers.

Congratulations: To the seven candidates receiving their First Holy Communion this Sunday. Thanks to all those who helped prepare for this celebration.

Addendum:

Due to a Pastoral Committee event, Mass on Tuesday evening  21st June, will be at 6pm

There will be a second collection next week for Peter’s Pence

 

Notice 12th June 2022 – It was announced this morning, through the Bishop’s Letter that Fr. Damian is to leave his present post as Parish Priest on June 26th and will take up a new appointment with his Missionary Society, St. Patrick’s Missionary Society. Fr. Domenico Zanre, the present Parish Priest of St. Columba’s Culloden, the neighbouring Parish, and the Vicar General of the Diocese, will also become the new Parish Priest in Nairn.

 

Bulletin 12th June 2022 (PDF)

NB: The Mass this Tuesday will be at 10am, as it is an Anniversary Mass for George Lavery RIP, our former Parish Chairperson. There will be refreshments in the Hall after Mass.

Pluscarden Pilgrimage and Family Day: The Bishop invites us all to join him on this Diocesan Pilgrimage on Sunday 26th June, the World Meeting of Families Day. 1pm – Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, 3pm – Mass and Procession. Please put your name on the list if you would like to travel by Mini Bus. We have booked a 14-Seater and have 5 spaces left. The cost will be £5 for the Return Journey.    

 Congratulations: To Thomas Ward, who is to be received into the Roman Catholic Church this Sunday and receive the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Confirmations. We formally welcome Thomas into the community of St. Mary’s, Nairn.   

First Holy Communions: Next Sunday we celebrate that 7 Candidates will receive the Eucharist for the first time. 14 Pews will be reserved and so the Church will be very busy. We do have good capacity at the Vigil Mass on Saturday Evening. All Parishioners are welcome to the Reception afterwards. Families should gather inside the Hall, with other Parishioners to go to the outside Gazebo.

 

Bulletin 5th June 2022 (PDF)

Pluscarden Pilgrimage and Family Day: The Bishop invites to join him on this Diocesan Pilgrimage on Sunday 26th June, the World Meeting of Families Day. 1pm – Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, 3pm – Mass and Procession. Please put your name on the list if you would like to travel by Mini Bus.

This Sunday is Development Sunday.

 

Bulletin 29th May 2022 (PDF)

‘The Eucharist’ – A Series of Talks by Bishop Hugh: The link for the final talk on Thursday 2nd June is https://youtu.be/T5d5S7Uu0Hc. 

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Service: Sunday 5th June at 10.30am, Nairn Old Parish Church.  

The 2022 Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures: A series of four public lectures will be livestreamed from the USA, from 7th to 9th June. More details at www.pluscardenabbey.org.    

Pluscarden Pilgrimage and Family Day: The Bishop invites to join him on this Diocesan Pilgrimage on Sunday 26th June, the World Meeting of Families Day. 1pm – Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, 3pm – Mass and Procession. Please put your name on the list if you would like to travel by Mini Bus.     

Parish Volunteers: We are in need of more volunteers to assist with cleaning (Elaine MacDonald) and flower arranging (Emily Lamont). Please see the PDF for phone numbers.

St.Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection and Donations for Jubilee Pudding Competition£218.80.

 

Notices 22nd May 2022

Thursday is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. It is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses at 10am and 7pm.

FUNERAL MASS FOR ANNE HAMILL – The details of Anne’s funeral are as follows:
Sunday 29 May at 4.00pm: Reception into the Church.
Monday 30 May at 11.00am: Funeral Mass (ALL WELCOME); thereafter an interment at Nairn cemetery.
Please pray for the repose of her soul – may she rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

Bulletin 15th May 2022 (PDF)

‘The Eucharist’ – A Series of Talks by Bishop Hugh: Will take place every Thursday up to 2nd June at 7pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. They can also be followed on YouTube. The link for the 19th May is https://youtu.be/aMHTeEETT24. The link for the 26th May is https://youtu.be/P7oLIn_Xqc.  

The 2022 Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures: A series of four public lectures will be livestreamed from the USA, from 7th to 9th June. The lecturer is Dr. Christopher Ruddy (Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America). More details at www.pluscardenabbey.org.    

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pudding Competition: The announcements of the winners will be made after the 10.30am Mass, on Sunday 15th May. Please come to the Hall to taste the puddings. All funds raised for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  

Parish Volunteers: We are in need of more volunteers to assist with cleaning (Elaine MacDonald) and flower arranging (Emily Lamont). Please see the PDF for phone numbers.

 

Bulletin 8th May 2022 (PDF)

Rosary: During this Marian month of May, 30 minutes before Mass from Monday to Friday.   

Crowning of Our Lady – Sunday 15th May: We will begin our Liturgy outside, at the statue of Our Lady, at 10.30am.

Inauguration of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart – St Lawrence’s, Dingwall: The programme on Friday 13th May begins with Mass at 7pm, celebrated by Bishop Hugh. 

‘The Eucharist’ – A Series of Talks by Bishop Hugh: Will take place every Thursday up to 2nd June at 7pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. They can also be followed on YouTube. The link for week’s talk is https://youtu.be/KPQWIumibAM. 

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pudding Competition: A reminder to bring your entries to the St. Mary MacKillop Hall before the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 15th May. All funds raised for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Please see posters for further details.

 

Bulletin 1st May 2022 (PDF)

Rosary: During this Marian month of May, 30 minutes before Mass from Monday to Friday.

‘The Eucharist’ – A Series of Talks by Bishop Hugh: Will take place every Thursday up to 2nd June at 7pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. They can also be followed on YouTube. The link for week’s talk is https://youtu.be/Am8BwRDhIB0. 

New Dawn Day – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen: This takes place on Saturday 7th May from 10am to 8pm. Further details at www.newdawninscotland.com

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pudding Competition: A reminder to bring your entries to the St. Mary MacKillop Hall before the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 15th May. All funds raised for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Please see posters for further details.

SCIAF Lenten Campaign – £1101 (Special Collection and Wee Boxes). Thank you for the wonderful effort.

 

Bulletin 24th April 2022 (PDF)

Parish Confirmations – Bishop Hugh will be here next Sunday for the sacrament to be conferred on our seven Candidates. The Sunday Mass will therefore be very busy, but we have capacity at our Saturday Vigil Mass. 

First Holy Communion Classes: Resume on Wednesday at 6.15pm.

‘The Eucharist’ – A Series of Talks by Bishop Hugh: Will take place every Thursday up to 2nd June at 7pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. They can also be followed on YouTube. The link for week’s talk is https://youtu.be/4-jGAsULu8c.

 

Bulletin 17th April 2022 (PDF)

NB: Mass will be at 10am on Monday and Tuesday this week. No Masses Wednesday to Friday.

Children’s Liturgy – Resumes next Sunday. 

Confirmation and First Holy Classes: Resume on Monday 18th April and Wednesday 27th April at 6.15pm respectively. 

‘The Eucharist’ – A series of Talks by Bishop Hugh: Will take place every Thursday from 21st April to 2nd June at 7pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. They can also be followed on YouTube. The link for week’s talk is https://youtu.be/MadRE2CAxIw. 

SCIAF Wee Boxes: Please return them to the Church on Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th April.    

Donations to assist Ukraine: Please go to the SCIAF Website.

 

Bulletin 10th April 2022 – Holy Week Triduum (PDF)

Holy Week and Easter Triduum:

Palm Sunday – Vigil Mass 6pm. Morning Mass 10.30am.
Monday of Holy Week – Mass 10am.
Tuesday of Holy Week – Rosary 9.30am. Mass 10am.
Wednesday of Holy Week – Holy Hour 9am. Mass 10am.
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm.
Good Friday – Stations of the Cross 12 Midday. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3pm.
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 9pm.
Easter Sunday – Morning Mass 10.30am.  

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesday 5pm-7pm. Saturday 10am-12 Midday.     

Donations to assist Ukraine: Please go to the SCIAF Website. 

Scottish Catholic Magazine: The copy for 8th April is now available. Due to Covid/Holidays etc. some of the copies have not been collected. Please kindly collect and pay for them.        

New Dawn Day: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen on Saturday 7th May from 10am to 8pm. A day of prayer and worship, workshops and witness. Details at www.newdawninscotland.com

 

Bulletin 3rd April 2022 (PDF)

Holy Week and Easter Triduum:

Palm Sunday – Vigil Mass 6pm. Morning Mass 10.30am.
Monday to Wednesday – Mass at 10am.
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm.
Good Friday – Stations of the Cross 12 Midday. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3pm.
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 9pm.
Easter Sunday – Morning Mass at 10.30am. 

Lenten Station Masses: Mass this Friday 8th April at St.  Lawrence, Dingwall, at 7pm.  

Covid Guidance: It will be no longer necessary to wear a facemask during Mass from Monday, April 4th.

SCIAF Wee Boxes: Please return them to the Church on Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th April. This weekend we also have our Special Collection.

This Sunday is Development Sunday.

 

Bulletin 27th March 2022 (PDF)

NB: No Mass this Monday.

Lenten Station Masses: Mass this Friday 1st April at St.  Vincent de Paul, Tain, at 7pm.  

St. Vincent de Paul Society-Nairn Conference. Meeting this Wednesday at 7pm in the St. Mary MacKillop Hall. New members welcome. 

Parish Lenten Lunches: Our second lunch lunch on Sunday 3rd April, in support of SCIAF, is now cancelled. There will now be a Special Collection next week. Please continue to collect in your Wee Boxes. Please bring them on Sunday 24th April.   

Walking for Ukraine: Please support Magnus Henderson, who is preparing for his First Holy Communion in June, in his initiative to walk 40 Miles for Lent to raise funds to assist the relief effort in Ukraine. The link is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nicola-henderson33.

Special Collection for SCIAF next week.

 

Bulletin 20th March 2022 (PDF)

NB: Friday is the Solemnity of The Annunciation of the Lord. 10am – St. Mary’s, Nairn. 7pm – St. Mary’s, Inverness

Lenten Station Masses: Mass this Friday 25th March at St. Mary’s, Inverness, at 7pm. 

Parish Lenten Lunches: Thanks to everyone who helped organise and attended our first lunch last Sunday. £400 was raised to support Mary’s Meals and Traidcraft. Please come and support our second lunch on Sunday 3rd April, after Mass, in support of SCIAF. 

Walking for Ukraine: Please support Magnus Henderson, who is preparing for his First Holy Communion in June, in his initiative to walk 40 Miles for Lent to raise funds to assist the relief effort in Ukraine. The link is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nicola-henderson33

Donations to assist Ukraine: Please go to the SCIAF Website.    

Special Collection for St. Patrick’s Missionary Society 90th Anniversary – £271.

 

Bulletin 13th March 2022 (PDF)

NB: Saturday is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Parish Lenten Lunch: This Sunday in the St. Mary MacKillop Hall after Mass. Donations welcome for Mary’s Meals and Traidcraft.

Companions of St. Mary MacKillop: Invite Parishioners to the St, Mary MacKillop Hall after Mass on Saturday for Stations of the Cross and Refreshments. It is the anniversary of the founding of the Josephite Order.

Lenten Station Masses: Mass this Friday 18th March at St. Ninian’s, Inverness, at 7pm. 

Donations to assist Ukraine: Please go to the SCIAF Website.

Special Collection this Weekend – St. Patrick’s Missionary Society 90th Anniversary.

 

Bulletin 6th March 2022 (PDF)

Stations of the Cross: Friday 9.30am.

Restoration of Sunday Obligation: This comes into effect from this Sunday.    

Synod Meetings: Will be held in St. Mary MacKillop Hall after the Vigil Mass and Sunday Morning Mass. Mrs and Mrs McPherson from Beauly will facilitate the meetings and refreshments will be served. Please participate in this important process.    

Lenten Station Masses: Mass this Friday 11th March at St. Mary’s, Beauly, at 7pm.   

Feast of St. John Olgilvie: Mass this Saturday 12th March at St. Thomas’, Keith, at 11am.  

New Dawn in Scotland-Lenten Healing Service: Friday 11th March, 7.30pm-9pm. To join this Service from the Augustine Clare Priory, Suffolk, the weblink is newdawninscotland.com.      

NB: This Sunday is Development Sunday.

 

Bulletin 27th February 2022 (PDF)

NB: Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Masses at 10am and 7pm. Pope Francis is calling us all to spend the day in Fasting and Prayer for Peace.

Restoration of Sunday Obligation: This comes into effect on the First Sunday of Lent, March 6th.

Highland Deanery Lenten Station Masses: Mass this Friday 4th March at St. Columba’s, Culloden at 7pm. 

‘Lent With Luke’ at St. Columba’s, Culloden:  This Scripture Course can be attended in person or on Zoom on Wednesdays,  March 9th to April 6th at 7pm. Please see detail on link to register Lent With Luke

 

Bulletin 20th February 2022 (PDF)

Synod Meetings: Will be held in St. Mary MacKillop Hall after the Vigil Mass on Saturday March 5th and Morning Mass on Sunday March 6th. Mrs and Mrs McPherson from Beauly will facilitate the meetings and refreshments will be served. Please participate in this important process.

Beetle Drive: Every Thursday at 2pm in the St. Mary MacKillop Hall. The cost is £3, including refreshments and raffle. All Welcome.

 

Bulletin 13th February 2022 (PDF)

Restoration of Sunday Obligation: This comes into effect on the First Sunday of Lent, March 6th.         

Parish Council: Meets at 7.30pm on Tuesday.

Beetle Drive: Will resume from Thursday at 2pm in the Parish Hall. The cost is £3, including refreshments and raffle. All Welcome.

 

Bulletin 6th February 2022 (PDF)

NB: On Thursday Mass will be at 9.30am. Rosary at 9am

Diocesan Synod – ‘Synodality in the Life & Mission of the Church’: Saturday 12th February at 2pm. Watch live at bit.ly/BCOSYouTube. 

Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Agency: Are recruiting Board Members. If interested the link is https://aspenpeople.co.uk/microsite/scssa/

 

Bulletin 30th January 2022 (PDF)

NB: Wednesday is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Parish Hall: Tea/Coffee after Mass will resume next Sunday.

World Day for the Sick: Friday 11th February at 11am. Those with Health Challenges and the Elderly are especially invited to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick during Mass. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall afterwards.

Christmas Development Appeal – £1,335.

Beetle Drive: Will resume in the Parish Hall every Thursday, from February 17th. The cost is £3, including refreshments and raffle.

Next Week is Development Sunday.

 

Bulletin 23rd January 2022 (PDF)

Parish Hall: Following Government Guidelines, the Parish Hall will be closed on Sundays until February. The Toilet Facilities will be available. 

Day of Prayer, Recollection and Healing: Friday 11th February at Stratherrick. Begins at 10.15am and ends at 3.20pm, with lunch provided.

Diocesan Synod – ‘Synodality in the Life & Mission of the Church’: Saturday 12th February at 2pm. The Keynote Speaker is Cardinal Mario Grech, General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops. Watch live at bit.ly/BCOSYouTube.       

Christmas Development Appeal – £1,247 (inc. Gift Aid). Thank you for your continued generosity.

 

Bulletin 16th January 2022 (PDF)

New Parish Email: Please use this to contact on all Parish Matters.

Email: nairn@rcda.scot

Diocesan Synod: You will soon be invited to participate in this. There will be daily posts on http://www.facebook.com/RCDA.scot to help prepare for our local synod meeting.

Christmas Development Appeal – £1,135 (inc Gift Aid). Thank you for your continued generosity.

 

Bulletin 9th January 2022 (PDF)

Children’s Liturgy – Resumes this Sunday.

Confirmation Classes: Begins this Monday 10th January at 6.15pm.

First Holy Communion Classes: Resumes this Wednesday 12th January at 6.15pm.  

Parish Hall: Following Government Guidelines, the Parish Hall will be closed on Sundays until at least February. The Toilet Facilities will be available.

Christmas Development Appeal – £965 (inc. Gift Aid). Thank you for your continued generosity.

 

Bulletin 2nd January 2022 (PDF)

NB: Tuesday 4th January – Mass at 10am.

Restoration of Obligation for Sunday Mass: This has been postponed until a later date.

Children’s Liturgy – Resumes on Sunday 9th January.

Confirmation Classes: Begin on Monday 10th January at 6.15pm.

First Holy Communion Classes: Resume on Wednesday 12th January at 6.15pm.  

Parish Hall: Following Government Guidelines, the Parish Hall will be closed on Sundays until further notice. The Toilet Facilities will be available.     

St. Patrick’s Missionary Society – Used Stamp Appeal: Please put your stamps in the box at the back of the Church. 

Diaries: On Sale for £5.