Parish Information – Coronavirus

Dear All.

As you know Bishop Hugh has taken the difficult but prudent decision to suspend all public
worship in our Parish until further notice.  Please note the following:

  • Fr. Damian can be contacted on 07756441169.
  • The Church will still be open for private prayer every day from 10am to 12
    Midday and from 6pm to 8pm, subject to social distancing.
  • You can make an Act of Spiritual Communion at Home by making the Sign of the
    Cross, following the Readings of the Day, and reciting the Prayer, ‘My Jesus, I
    believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love you above all
    things and I desire to receive you into my Soul.  Since I cannot at this moment
    receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace
    You as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you.  Never permit
    me to be separated from you’.
  • Mass Sheets for Sundays will be available from the preceding Friday.
  • To follow Mass Online please go to the Diocesan Website, and read ‘Mass
    Online: Practical Help’.
  • The Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick, will still
    be administered and Funerals can still take place, under conditions that will be
    outlined to you.
  • You can still leave your weekly offering in the basket at the back of the Church, by
    cash and envelope.  We suggest however it may be more easy for Parishioners to set
    up a Direct Debit.  Please contact the Parish Treasurer, Mr Phil McBride for further
    information (deatils on the attached PDF).
  • If you are a UK Tax Payer and have not already done so, please fill in a Gift Aid
    Form and leave it at the back of the Church.
  • You can still continue to fill the SCIAF ‘Wee Box’, returning them to the Church at
    Easter, or alternatively make a donation on the Website, or by phone
    0141 3545555.
  • You can follow the parish on facebook, St. Mary’s RC Parish Nairn and on the

These are challenging times for us all but above all we place our trust in God.  Please do not
hoard as it is unchristian and above all let us pray for one another, for those suffering from
Coronavirus and those who have died

May God Bless Us All. Fr. Damian.