Two bishops at St. Mary’s Lenten service

St Mary’s Church was almost full to capacity for Friday night’s Station Mass.   During Lent, Catholics visit churches throughout their deanery to attend Station Masses which generally attract large attendances.   The Station Mass at St Mary’s – the second of Lent – was led by the Rt Rev Hugh Gilbert, OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen. …

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Highland Foodbank

For almost a year, St. Mary’s has been pleased to assist the Highland Foodbank by collecting and donating food.  Plans are now underway to open a Foodbank Centre in Nairn, and Blythswood Care are delighted with the positive response from the Nairn community to see this happen.    In line with this development, the Organisation section of …

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Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia – March Newsletter

Since their arrival at Greyfriars Convent Elgin last August, the Dominican Sisters have become very involved in our Diocese, organising Retreats, Children and Youth events, a Regular Daily Prayer Schedule, Daily Adoration, Spiritual Events and much, much more.  We have added a link to their Website on the right side of our homepage to help you keep up to …

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Catholic Heritage Day for Teenagers

Catholic Heritage Day for Teenagers   This event is being held in conjunction with the diocesan celebration for the Feast of St John Ogilvie. It is open to all, yet the presentation on the life of St John Ogilvie will be geared toward the teenagers. Location: St Thomas Church – Chapel Street, Keith AB55 5AL …

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Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen has become a patron of Musica Sacra Scotland

Bishop Hugh Gilbert, was named as the president of the Liturgy Commission of the Bishops’ conference of Scotland at the last Bishop’s Conference meeting.  He has now become a patron on Musica Sacra Scotland.     The Bishop was formerly the Abbot of Pluscarden Abbey, a medieval monastery which is home to a community of Catholic …

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New Films: ‘Son of God’ and ‘Noah’

With two new films scheduled for imminent release, 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the Biblical epic.  With their close proximity to Lent and Easter, the double feature could prove a great way to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.  In our ‘sight and sound’ generation, the media of film may be one of …

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Station Masses in the Highland Deanery

The Deanery Station Masses will take place on Friday Evenings during Lent at 7.00pm. 7th March       St. Columba’s Culloden 14th March     St. Mary’s Nairn 21st March     St Ninian’s Inverness 28th March     St. Joseph’s Invergordon 4th April          Christ the King Brora 11th April        Immaculate Conception Stratherrick The Chrism Mass and blessing of the oils will be in …

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Prayer before a Manger Scene

Excerpt from Prayer before a Manger Scene Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.   Longed-for Messiah, your servant Saint Leo the Great well wrote that in the very act of reverencing the birth of our Saviour, we are also celebrating our own new birth.  From this night on may my life be a dedicated life of …

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Fr. Barnetts Golden Jubilee Celebration

Celebrating 50 years in the priesthood just recently was Fr Francis Barnett, parish priest of St Mary’s, Nairn, and St Margaret’s, Forres To mark the occasion, a social evening was held in the Nairn Dunbar Golf Club where he received numerous gifts from parishioners, including a travel and spending voucher, which was presented by 92-year-old …

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Father Barnetts 50th Anniversary of his Ordination

Parishioners at St Mary’s Church are preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of their priest Fr Francis Barnett.  To mark the special occasion a social evening is to take place in the Nairn Dunbar clubhouse on August 2 when parishioners from St Margaret’s in Forres, where Fr Barnett is also parish priest, …

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