East or West? A choice of spiritual events on 4th October 2014

Open Doors at Greyfriars Convent The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Elgin have extended an invitation to visit Greyfriars convent, to learn the providential history of this sacred place and see the parts of the building normally closed to the public.  Saturday October 4 2014, 10.00am – 12.30pm Homebakes, Teas and Coffees available with …

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Highland Foodbank – Harvest 2014

Highland Foodbank have asked each of the churches supporting them to supply four specific items during the next two weeks for the 2014 Harvest.  Please see the notice below for the items requested from St. Mary’s.  As always, all donations are gratefully received.   Highland Foodbank September 13/14 and 20/21 Harvest 2014 We’d be grateful …

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Touch of Silence – Day of Retreat

On Saturday 13th September there will be a mediation retreat at Stratherrick, starting at 10 am with tea/coffee.  Sunday Vigil Mass at 5 pm.  The retreat “Touch of silence” will be an introduction to meditation and will be given by Fr Andrew Harden.  Lunch will be provided.  For details contact the Webmaster (via the Contacts page)

The Indigo Project Gambia – Donations wanted

The project was set locally.  The aim of it is to support the poorest areas with education and tools to increase livelihood opportunities and the people there need your help.  Donations of all kinds of things are welcome.  Useful items will go by container to Gambia.  The rest will be sold at car boot sales …

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Pastoral Letter for Sunday 10th August 2014

Pastoral Letter for Sunday 10th August 2014   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are all aware of the conflicts ravaging the Middle East. We feel we should be more than mere head-shaking spectators. But what can we do? We cannot all do everything. But we can choose one thing and do something.   …

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Meditation Day of Retreat – ‘Touch Of Silence’

On Saturday 28th June  there was a day of  Christian Meditation called ‘Touch of silence’ at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Stratherrick.  It comprised of three sessions of meditation in the morning with two walking meditations in between, followed by a wonderfully friendly and sociable lunch.  There were a further 3 sessions of …

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Pluscarden Abbey

This annual diocesan pilgrimage to Pluscarden Abbey will take place on Sunday 29th June 2014   Bishop Hugh will lead the pilgrimage. 1.00pm   Exposition in the Lady Chapel till 3.00pm                 Sacrament of Confession will be available in St Benedict’s Retreat till 3.00pm 3.30pm   Principal Mass of the …

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Touch of Silence – Day of Retreat

On Saturday 28th of June there will be a day retreat at Stratherrick starting at 10 am with tea/coffee. Sunday Vigil Mass at 5 pm.  The retreat “Touch of silence” will be an introduction to meditation and be given by Fr Andrew Harden.  Lunch will be provided. For details contact the Webmaster (via the Contacts page)

Youth Pilgrimage

The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia are organising a Youth Pilgrimage. Taking place between 6-9 July 2014, this walking pilgrimage for teenagers of the Diocese of Aberdeen will cover over 20 miles and 800 years of the Catholic heritage of Moray. If you are you interested, further details can be found on the attached PDF file, or at …

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Pastoral Letter for Good Shepherd Sunday – 11th May 2014

Bishop President of the National Vocations Commission. PASTORAL LETTER FOR GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, 11th May 2014 My Dear People Today is Good Shepherd Sunday, named after the fact that traditionally today we have proclaimed to us the Gospel of the Good Shepherd. The Shepherd theme is a rich one throughout the …

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